Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Where the red fern grows....
Yes you can ride while on your period, not sure who told you otherwise. May I ask OP, where your from or living? I know that in some countries or places, there are "customs" that are adhered to, old wives tails of that were tainted and need to be separated, etc....
As what other woman said, when my period was at it's heaviest, I didn't ride. However, at the onset and at the end, you can, just take precautions, and if you feel you may leak even with a tampon in, then put a light weight pad or panty liner in for extra protection.
Just a side note, I no longer have my periods, haven't had one since I was 37, I had a hysterectomy....doesn't make me any less a woman if I have my periods or not, so having one doesn't necessarily make you a "woman now".