Can You Skydive On Your Period?

Monday, February 26, 2024

Women are strong, empowered, and smart – they can do anything! And that includes skydiving. Of course, some experiences are unique to women and must be considered when participating in certain activities. For instance – can you skydive on your period? After all, half of the population experiences a menstrual cycle, so it’s a question worth answering! 

The short answer is: Yes! You can skydive while on your period. But as anyone who deals with the dreaded monthly visitor knows, a little bit of extra thought has to go into self-care during your period. And doing something as extreme as skydiving is no different. There are ways to mentally and physically prepare that will help you enjoy your skydive even if you might not be enjoying everything happening in your body. 

So if you’re wondering, “Is it OK to jump on your period?” this article will answer everything you ever wanted to know about jumping during that time of the month, and more! 


Probably the biggest concern people who experience periods deal with is comfort. From day-ruining cramps and pounding headaches to the various products required to deal with it all, having a period is far from pleasant. That’s why it’s important to plan ahead if your period and your big jump day happen to align. There’s no reason to avoid skydiving during your period if you’re comfortable with the idea and feel physically up to it. Taking a pain reliever for the physical discomfort and managing your flow with your preferred menstrual product will allow you to focus on your skydive and maybe even forget about your period for a few, euphoric moments of pure freedom. 

First Time Skydiving: 5 Tips from the ProsSome questions to consider if you find that Aunt Flo is joining your skydive: 

  • What should a woman wear for skydiving? You’ll want to dress in comfortable, athletic clothing that’s easy to move around in. Think gym fit. And don’t forget sneakers or other shoes that lace up. 
  • Can you skydive with a tampon? Absolutely! A tampon is one of the best options for skydiving with your period because you won’t have to think about it as much. But, as always, wear what makes you most comfortable. 
  • Can you skydive with a menstrual cup? A menstrual cup is another perfectly good choice for skydiving on your period. If that’s your go-to option for period control, go for it! 

You know your body best. Wear what works for you and listen to what your body tells you. This might be your one chance to fly – enjoy it! 

Physical Well-Being

The physical symptoms that come with menstruation are no joke. Sometimes, the only thing that sounds appealing during your period is lying in bed with a heating pad, a bucket of ice cream, and a good movie. 

But the good news is, that the adrenaline rush and extreme excitement that comes with jumping out of an airplane can provide relief from the physical pain that comes with periods. Skydiving for the first time is nothing short of a sensory overload. That means that every thought, action, and feeling is going to be focused on the experience at hand. 

Your brain will be so concentrated on the adrenaline pumping through your veins and the incredible views around you that your cramps and pains will fade into the background. And that buzz will continue after you’ve landed from your jump. 

However, if your physical discomfort is such that you really can’t bear to even walk around, skydiving during that time probably isn’t the best idea. Skydiving is a physical activity and requires you to be an active participant with your instructor. Use your best judgment and decide what’s right for you!

Mental Health

Periods don’t just affect the physical body. They can also cause mood swings, mental fog, and increased anxiety. (Booooo.) On the flip side, skydiving is an activity that induces joy, liberation, and happiness. The hormones released during your jump will have you walking on cloud 9 long after you’ve said goodbye to the real clouds. 

can you drink before skydivingA great way to escape from the mental heaviness of having your period is to spread your wings and leave it all behind on the ground. Your brain becomes laser-focused during your skydive and all of your senses are heightened in ways you’ve never experienced before. You won’t be able to think about anything but the freefall from the second you leave that airplane door. You’ll get a breath of cool, fresh, mile-high air to clear your mind and feelings. 

But don’t forget to put your mental health first. Your mental state is as important as your physical state when skydiving. You must focus on the skydive and respond to directions from your instructor. And we know full well that skydiving can be a stressful experience. If having your period makes you feel anxious or stressed, it might compound the fear and anxiety that naturally come with jumping out of an airplane.

Sure, skydiving is about pushing yourself out of your comfort zone, but don’t push yourself so hard that you don’t have fun on your jump. Permit yourself to do what you know is best for you, and you’ll be happier for it! 

If you have any concerns, don’t hesitate to give us a call – your safety and satisfaction are our number one priority! And once you’re ready to fly, book your jump and we’ll make it happen! Blue skies!