Menstruation

Period Pain Makes It Harder For Most Women To Work

Matthew Smith | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Matthew Smith

As many as 91% of women say they have ever had period pains, and among those women who have had period pains and have worked, most (57%) say that period pains have affected their ability to work. Yet only around a quarter (27%) of women whose performance has been affected by period pain have ever admitted to their employer that this was the case.

Midwife Reveals Period Leaked On Her Trousers After She Was Too Busy To Take A Break

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Breaks at work are essential - especially when you’re a female on your period and you need time to change your sanitary products. Unfortunately, th...

Black Panty Liners Now Exist To Match Your Favourite Knickers

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Every woman knows the struggle of teaming white sanitary towels with black undies. It looks like you’re smuggling napkins in your gusset - not the s...

What If Tampon Adverts Were Honest?

April Wilson | Posted 19.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
April Wilson

We may now be away from the blue liquid, and instead are focusing on empowering women; however, Bodyform and Always (and Tampax) please empower women even further by making sure you #smashshame around menstruation as well.

Let's Talk Periods: Turning TMI Into Action

Caitlin Gruer | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Caitlin Gruer

I'm willing to bet that if you ask most women, they will be able to recount the story of the first time they got their period. It's a moment that sticks with you no matter how prepared you are, particularly because for many girls around the world, it is punctuated by fear, anxiety, and embarrassment.

How To Stop Period Pain: 9 Alternative Types Of Relief

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

When your period hits, the pain varies from a niggling ache to full-on agony in your lower abdomen. Throw menstrual migraines and pre-menstrual cramps...

This Is What Your Period Can Reveal About Your General Health

Claire Blackmore | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Blackmore

There are, however, huge health benefits to getting your period - it can act as a vital indicator as to whether your body is functioning normally, and can highlight changes in health that can be serious in extreme cases.

17 Things Every Woman Knows (And Every Guy Should Know) About Periods

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

We’re not going to beat about the bush here, periods are the absolute worst. Aside from the obvious reason, there’s also the joy of being constant...

Nope, Your Menstrual Cycle Probably Isn't In Tune With Your Female Friends

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

For years, we believed our periods could magically synchronise with female friends and family members. But alas, it would appear it’s just a myth. ...

Five Tips On How To Talk To Your Daughter About Her Period

Claire Blackmore | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Parents
Claire Blackmore

A study of 1,000 British women run by ActionAid showed that 54% of girls and women aged between 16-24 shy away from discussing their period entirely. Not only this, but 65% of women from a study ran by Eve Appeal say they even avoid saying the word 'vagina' entirely, and instead refer to phrases such as 'down there' - it's only a word after all, right?

Vulva Paintings And Period Talk: Behind The Scenes Of The Nimisha Bhanot Paint Night With Binti

April Wilson | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
April Wilson

Image: Binti To celebrate International Women's Day, The Edinburgh Collection Limited sponsored an art night with the Indo-Canadian aritist, Nimisha ...

Women In UK To Receive 200,000 Free Sanitary Products To Tackle Period Poverty

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Young women are being forced to miss out on education because they don’t have access to menstrual hygiene products - and it’s something that needs...

Meet ‘Over Flo', The Superheroine Tackling Period Taboos

Eleanor Carne | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Eleanor Carne

all women everywhere The problem doesn't just lie with the government's input into school education - but also with the health industry, who for years have been dictating how girls and other menstruators understand their own bodies.

Women's Day Strike: Why Wearing Red Is A Symbol Of Blood And A Menstrual Revolution

Kate Shepherd Cohen | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Shepherd Cohen

all women everywhere For me, having closely followed stories of female workers rights of late, this sounds like an explicit call for collective menstrual leave. And rightly so. Menstruation, I believe, needs to be at the heart of the new international feminist movement if we are to deeply understand the rights and needs of 50% of the world's population.

'Dragons' Den' Laughed At Periods - We're Fighting Back

Laura Coryton | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Laura Coryton

Last week, the BBC aired a potentially ground-breaking episode of Dragons' Den when sanitary box provider 'DAME' made their show debut. It was huge. Their appearance was set to prove that there is money to be made in women's hygiene products and that it's OK to talk about periods. That's pretty amazing. Only it wasn't, at all.

Riding A Crimson Wave: Let's Talk About Periods

Rae Ritchie | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rae Ritchie

However a desire to simply get them out of the way as quickly and easily as possible continues to characterize many women's experiences of menstruation. A recent survey by tampon brand Lil-lets found that one-third of women have cancelled social plans due to their period.

Are Our Periods Killing Our Confidence?

Cherry Healey | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Cherry Healey

A third of us would consider missing a party this Christmas - simply because of a lack of confidence when we're on our period. A huge 3 in 4 women expect their sanitary protection to fail them at some point while they are on their period, and this is reflected in the kind of underwear ladies turn to during their time of the month.

This Period Song Is The Perfect Tune For Men Who Are Grossed Out By Menstruation

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

It’s sad that we still live in a world where some men are grossed out by periods. And that’s why Skit Box’s latest song is so bloody important. ...

The Manly Guide To Menstruation

Mike LaVigne | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mike LaVigne

Many men are uncomfortable talking about things like periods, premenstrual symptoms and unintended pregnancies, but talking openly can lead to better understanding, health and relationships.

Amy Schumer Has Best Response Ever When Asked What She's Wearing To Emmys

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Amy Schumer smashed period stigma in one mighty blow at last night’s Emmy Awards. The actress was on the red carpet when she was asked the rather y...

Free Periods: Making Sanitary Products Free is a Basic Human Right

Martha Salhotra | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Martha Salhotra

There is something fundamentally wrong in a world where the higher powers are cashing in on our monthly periods and subtly undermining the female gender and its needs. It is not just a female right to be given access to free sanitary products, it's a human right. If Brunel's student union implement free sanitary products for their female students, it's a lesson for all.

This Woman's Genius Invention Could Change The Future Of Periods

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 28.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Liita Iyaloo Cairney is on a mission to change the face of periods, forever. Cairney, 32, from Edinburgh has created a reusable menstrual device which...

Let's Follow Celebrity Suit and Talk

Leslie Sinoway | Posted 28.05.2017 | UK
Leslie Sinoway

This Menstrual Hygiene Day we want to get everyone talking about why #menstruationmatters. And you can help! Share this blog on Twitter and Facebook to start the conversation and help break the taboos about periods that are holding girls back.

More Than Just Punctuation Marks: Why Periods Really Matter

Caitlin Gruer | Posted 28.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Caitlin Gruer

In low income countries, many women and girls don't have access to affordable and hygienic feminine products; instead they are forced to use improvised materials like rags or leaves, which are not only uncomfortable but can also lead to infection or embarrassing leaks.

This Device Texts You When Your Tampon Is Full

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Worrying about whether your period may have leaked is theworst. You check seats every time you stand up, go to the toilet a thousand times a day and ...