Periods

Pyramid Seven Has Created 'Underwear For Periods, Not Gender', And We're Here For It

The Huffington Post | Susan Devaney | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK Style

Pyramid Seven has created ‘underwear for periods, not gender’ and people can’t get enough of their pioneering efforts. Founded by Michelle Jana...

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...

Parents Share How To Make Sure You've Answered All Your Daughter's Questions About Periods

The Huffington Post | Tamsin Kelly | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Parents

Experts and parents agree the best way to talk about periods with your daughters is in an ongoing, chatty way, rather than a formal sit-down that can ...

From Tampax To Lil-Lets: This Is What Makes Up Tampons Sold In The UK

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

When buying tampons, it can be all too easy to get sucked in by pretty packaging or the price - but what about the materials that actually make up the...

Free Tampons And Pads Now Available In Scotland To Tackle Period Poverty

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Sanitary pads and tampons are to be offered for free in Scotland as part of a pilot scheme tackling period poverty. The six-month scheme, launched by ...

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...

Free Sanitary Pads For Kenya's Schoolgirls - Why The Government Is Doing The Right Thing

Charlotte Clarke | Posted 25.06.2017 | UK
Charlotte Clarke

As well as providing free sanitary pads and safe spaces in schools, for example, ActionAid is collaborating with local communities to improve access to toilets and showers and provide safe environments where girls can ask questions about periods, sex and pregnancy.

Time To Talk Periods For Women And Girls Everywhere

Ada Oko-Williams | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK
Ada Oko-Williams

We believe there should be #noshame in periods and that we can all help remove the stigma and embarrassment, making life easier for women and girls everywhere, by talking openly about the issue.

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.

'Period Shame' Is Preventing Girls From Participating In Sport

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 18.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Young women are being held back from participating in sport at school due to taboos around periods, new research suggests. In a survey of 2,000 adult ...

Menstrual Matters: Period Poverty Must End Now

Georgina Barnard | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Georgina Barnard

I'm going to be honest and admit that I'm suffering from an acute case of voter apathy. Disappointed by the result of the EU referendum, I'm less than enthused by the prospect of the snap general election and haven't paid much heed to the headlines nor the leaflets shoved through my door.

A Period Emoji Would Help Normalise Menstruation

Tanya Barron | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Tech
Tanya Barron

When you can find an emoji for pretzels and pianos, why not for periods? I'm fairly sure the average British woman has more periods than she does pretzels. Meanwhile, there are four different emojis for bicycles - but not a single one for something that happens to half of us, every month, for a huge portion of our life.

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.

Men Feel More Comfortable Discussing Periods Than Women, Survey Reveals

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Periods are a regular part of being female, yet many women still appear to be ashamed of them. A new survey has revealed that men generally feel more ...

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...

Calling Bulls**t On The Vegan Bloggers 'Teaching' Women How To Stop Their Periods

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Having a period is a normal and natural part of being a woman, but certain vegan bloggers would like you to think otherwise. Miliany Bonet, who runs t...

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.

8 Things Everyone Needs To Know About Having Period Sex

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

When you want to get laid, you never want something going on downstairs that makes you feel any less than your total queen self. Luckily for many wome...

Meet Amika: The Girl Fighting Period Poverty In Schools, Period!

Laura Coryton | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Laura Coryton

Amika George is a 17-year-old campaigning superstar. She has joined forces with the tampon tax campaigners to eradicate period poverty in schools acro...

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?

The Lords And Commons Are Discussing Period Poverty - That's Pretty Amazing

Laura Coryton | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Politics
Laura Coryton

all women everywhere There are many politicians across all parties who do great work for us. But Parliament hasn't traditionally chosen to tackle period poverty. This change in attitude is important. And it has been driven by the generations of everyday superheroes/campaigners who have pushed for it.

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...

The Price Of Periods

Megan Barnett | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Megan Barnett

Personify your period, and you generate the world's worst houseguest. Sometimes arriving much earlier than expected, other times you wonder if it will visit you at all. Regardless of its time keeping, it always makes a mess and never offers to help clean up. All in all, periods are incredibly inconvenient.