O.K. old grom with some blurb here..........
First off lemme tell ya I did not wanna touch this with a ten foot pole
but the more I looked at it found it to be a good question worthy of looking into.
Second off WHERE THE HELL ARE THE WOMEN HERE ????????
SHOULDENT YOU BE TAKEN THIS ONE???? !!!!!!!!!!!!!
O.K. now that's out,,,, so I'll continue I found some neat and freaky stuff out
and some YUCK more than I needed to know stuff too
So first off yes sharks smell blood their sence is acute, and yes with pinpoint accuracy from a hella long way away. The testing with human blood has shown no signs of atracting sharks !!!! yea kinda wierd but true. It is also known that these are just tests not conclusion. It realy makes it a surf at your own risk. data compiled has shown of all shark attacks on women less than 4% were during that time of the month and of those less than 1% were surfers.
So it goes to show ya that as a shrimp cocktail or shrimp cocktail with sauce the risk is the same.
I did however find (for I have no way in hell knowing any of this) that pads are 2 thumbs down they turn to mush and????? don't work and for sure lead to an embaresing moment. I speaking for myself and having dodged diapers,flip flops,and????? while surfing so please no pads..... please..
Tampons were 2 thumbs up and 9.5 outta 10 said yes. in wettie,shorts,bikkini the word was they work,,,, again I would have no way in hell knowing any of this I'm just puttin what I found.
All in all it's your call,, your at no more risk than anybody else,,, ever. No matter what...
It was a good question and this is a compound of all the answers I researched. In true Tribal Surf vibe hope that helped.....