January 22nd, 2013
There I was, minding my own business, cooking pepperoni pasta for nineteen people on New Year’s Day, when I suddenly morphed into Albert Brooks trying to anchor the weekend news in Broadcast News. I was suddenly drenched with flop sweat and wished I were on a TV set where my minions could powder my face and blow dry my armpits. It was hot flash central. Oh, thank you, perimenopause, you cruel mistress. By the time I served dinner I was wearing nothing but my underwear and a limp smile.
Like a person who carries an EPI pen because she’s deathly allergic to bees, I now carry Poise Roll-On Cooling Gel because I’m deathly allergic to public humiliation and a wet bra. I became familiar with the product the first time Poise asked me to run a giveaway on my site. I don’t do very many giveaways, but I loved Poise brand’s take on The 2nd Talk. We’re all familiar with the 1st Talk, which happens when girls hit puberty, but I loved the idea that The 2nd Talk should happen when we hit menopause.
Since getting the Roll-On Cooling Gel, I’ve only had to use it twice, once inexplicably while watching Daniel Craig in Skyfall (well, perhaps that was explicable) and a second time while cleaning the kitty litter box (which I later explained to my husband is the reason he should be solely responsible for that job). I did as instructed, squeezing the tube as I rolled the gel on my neck and chest. (The roller is cool metal.) Texture’s an issue for me, so I was happy the gel wasn’t sticky. Applying it to my body made me feel the way I feel when I pop a mint in my mouth: instantly fresh.
So far I’ve only had to contend with hot flashes. But here’s a smorgasbord of other menopausal symptoms to freak you out:
While Poise won’t address some of these changes… (wait, which changes are those? I can’t seem to remember…oh yes, short-term memory loss!), it does have products for several of them: Body Cooling Towelettes that offer instant cooling and refreshment. Personal Lubricant designed to enhance your intimate experience (which is code for SEX). Panty Fresheners that have a fresh and clean scent that lasts up to four hours (I’m certain I’ll never need that), and Feminine Wash to provide daily freshness with a unique formulation that is PH balanced for your intimate area (aka your lady garden).
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