This myth may have begun during the times when people used to take a bath in the open, for example, in natural water bodies such as lakes, rivers etc. You can imagine that it can be embarrassing to have a period while taking a bath in the open.

But, now we generally take a bath or a shower in a private bathroom. Hence, there is no reason to follow this myth. Rather, it is a good idea to take a bath or a shower daily for a hygienic and clean body.

If you're planning to go for a swim during your periods, a tampon or a menstrual cup can be used to prevent the flow of menstrual fluid from the vagina.

Illustration of a woman taking a shower while a red cross on the picture says taking shower during periods is wrong