I’ve frequently covered everything that fits under women’s lifestyles on this blog, but for some reason I haven’t really written about periods before for some reason. And I don’t know why I ever hesitated, menstruation is a normal part of being a woman! It shows that you’re healthy & fertile. Yet there are too many baseless taboos associated with it in our country, unfortunately & I’ve always appreciated the good work Whisper does in trying to dispel those taboos, last year they launched their Touch the Pickle campaign to show that women are not sick or impure or unable to do any thing really while on their period & they can continue as usual.

I recently attended the Whisper #OwnThose5Days Blogger Hangout a blogger’s only preview of their newest offering. Aditi Mittal played host & regaled us with some truly hilarious sanitary napkin jokes. Also present were Bollywood actress Kalki Koechlin & Gynaecologist Dr Nandita Palshetkar with Whisper R&D expert Chetan Kotyalkar.

Whisper #OwnThose5DaysThey also introduced the new Whisper Ultra that offers 5 times more protection than ordinary pads. It boasts 1000 suction holes for more absorption during long hours, better dryness for a clean feeling, faster absorption for sudden heavy flows, better comfort with the soft top sheet & better odour lock. Basically they’ve taken what was already the best sanitary napkin in the Indian market & made it even better! Kalki & Aditi shared some personal stories while Dr Nandita dispelled a few myths. This was followed by a demonstration to show the new Whisper Ultra’s features & how it offers even more protection.

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The event concluded with some fun games & the #OwnThose5Days challenge where we women talked about what how we would own our periods & not let it keep us from anything. I’ll be talking about my personal experience with the new Whisper Ultra really soon. You can request a sample of the new Whisper Utra here. Don’t forget to follow Whisper India on facebook, twitter & instagram.