Periods

Periods Don't Stop Because You're Homeless - This Is What It's Like For Women

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Being on your period is a inconvenient and often downright frustrating time for most women, but imagine having no access to sanitary products and bein...

These Women Want To Tell You About Their First Period

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The majority of women have periods, and, slowly but surely, it seems we're finally learning to talk about them without blushing. In the above adver...

The Real Truth About Combatting Period Pain

Becky Hopper | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Becky Hopper

There's so much advice on the Internet on how to have a 'healthy period' whatever that means and lots of conflicting information on how to get rid of period pain so in order to get to the truth, I've waited until prime period pain time to deliver this lovely blog to you.

I've Got a Confession to Make About My Body and You May Not Like It

Brogan Driscoll | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Brogan Driscoll

Periods aren't pornographic and they certainly shouldn't be offensive. They are a regular reality for half of the world's population and, let's be honest, without them humankind wouldn't exist. So the idea that an Instagram user could be offended by a picture of a woman whose period had leaked through her PJs onto her bed sheets is downright ridiculous.

Break the Cycle: Talk About Period Pain

Ria Chatterjee | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ria Chatterjee

When was the last time you heard someone at work complain about period pain? Not in gruesome detail, just "My stomach is hurting. It's period pain. Anyone got some painkillers?". If the answer is never, then it's time to question why not.

This Is What Women Really Think When They're On Their Period

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

An insight into the Jekyll and Hyde lives that many of us lead, courtesy of our monthly cycles. "Hooray for periods!" Said no-one ever. SEE ALSO...

We Shouldn't Be Taxed for Bleeding, Period

Ella Griffiths | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ella Griffiths

Anyone who has either experienced a period or knows anything about them knows that there is nothing luxurious about the feeling of menstrual cramps, or discovering your purse is empty when you've run out of tampons. Without affordable sanitary products, those women who menstruate are prevented from leading a normal life, both in public and in private.

Awful Periods - Could It Be Endometriosis?

Dee Armstrong | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dee Armstrong

I've met women who are overdosing themselves on painkillers trying to manage their pain, who have to sit on black bin liners during their period to protect the sofa, who have been told at the age of 25 that the only solution is a hysterectomy - even one who was told by a consultant gynaecologist that it was normal to bleed for 15 days every month.

Menstruation in the Media

Samantha Rea | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Samantha Rea

It seems to me that most people are unperturbed by periods. Pointing the finger at celebrities dropping their tampons is just one more way in which the media body shames women, like red-circling spots, cellulite, arm pit hair and sweat patches.

Dear George Osborne, Please Stop Taxing Us For Having Periods

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The Government currently taxes tampons, but not crocodile steaks. That's right folks, those things you need on a monthly basis are currently classe...

No Pads = No School

Sarah Mehta | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Mehta

This tragic dilemma has disastrous consequences for girls: a lifetime of poverty, illiteracy, and diminished choices. While condoms are made available free of charge, where are the free sanitary pads to address this disaster for women's productivity and education?

Are Sugary Drinks To Blame For Girls Starting Periods Early In Life?

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Sugary drinks could be causing women to start their menstrual cycle prematurely, according to a new study. The discovery is particularly important ...

Blood, Sweat and Tennis - The Great Period Debate

Jenny Laville | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK Comedy
Jenny Laville

I know this is a nuisance, but the thing is that there are loads of us women. Not all periods are the same. Some women just have a day of cramps and are fairly regular. Others can come on at any minute and will stab you in the eye/ burst in to tears of you look at them funny.

How Do Periods Affect Women In Sport?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Let's face it, periods are annoying. But for some of the world's most talented sports people, getting a period is more than a little bit irritating...

This Is Why Men Should Never Make Tampon Adverts

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Do you know a man who struggles to say the word "period" without blushing? Do you know a man who's possibly unsure about what a period actually involv...

This Will Make Your Period Less Hellish (For Everyone)

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When it comes to 'that time of the month', life tends to totally suck. The reality is that it doesn't have to be all doom, gloom, blood and pain. ...

Watch These Gay Men Explain What Tampons Are

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Tampons, sanitary towels and the revolutionary *cough* Diva Cup (AKA Moon Cup in the UK) are just some of the period-related paraphernalia that women ...

Do Periods Really Make Women Moody?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Dear men, the next time you joke that a woman is being cranky because she is on her period, know this: periods don't make women moody. The real en...

Tampon Run Is The Best New Computer Game. Period.

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It might sound like we're stating the obvious, but for most women a quarter of the month, every month, is taken up with your period. That is almost a ...

This Man Went To The Doctor For Stomach Cramps, Found Out He's A Woman With Period Pains

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We're guessing that when this married man went to his local doctor complaining of stomach cramps, the diagnosis he received was unexpected to say the ...

Why Can't We Talk About Our Periods?

Sofie Hagen | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Comedy
Sofie Hagen

The problem with female comedians is that they ALL talk about their periods all the time. It is literally their whole sets. Periods, blood, tampons, ladydiapers, period, period. Period. Eurgh. It is disgusting, am I right, guys?

The Bloody Cheek of the Tampon Tax

Ellie Slee | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ellie Slee

I love being a woman more than most things in the world. But like all great loves, I have a little gripe with mine. Mr Darcy was arrogant, Heathcliff was... difficult, Mr Rochester had the small matter of a psychotic wife, and my love? Well, womanhood bleeds.

Talking Periods on Women's Day

Alex Kent | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK
Alex Kent

Hygiene, sanitation and water are critical issues for woman and girls,and must be included in the post-2015 gender debate. Without these crucial, but often ignored rights, women will continue to be discriminated against. Period.

Endo What?

Emma Watts | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Watts

I'd tell you not to google it and spare you the gruesome photographs but I want you to google it, because endometriosis is a disease that affects one in 10 women. That is almost as many as breast cancer and I am pretty sure that most people reading this will have absolutely no idea what it is.

Schoolgirl Shot In Buttocks Told 'Blood Was Her Period'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.09.2013 | UK

A 10-year-old girl shot in the buttocks by a stray bullet was given a sanitary towel and told to go back to sleep by her parents, who thought the bloo...