Periods

Petra Kvitova Says Periods Are 'Tough' For Female Players At Wimbledon

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Let's face it, most women find periods annoying. But for female tennis players like Petra Kvitova, getting a period at the wrong time can have a serio...

Toxic Shock Syndrome Doesn't Just Affect Women Who Wear Tampons

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Lauren Wasser was just 24 years old when she was rushed to hospital with a fever of 107 degrees. Just ten minutes from death, her internal organs were...

People Are Taking Selfies With Tampons For A Very Good Reason

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

First there was the No Makeup Selfie, then there was the Ice Bucket Challenge. Now, there's a new social media craze taking over our Twitter feeds, wi...

Worried About Heavy Periods? This Test Will Tell If You Need To See Your GP

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Coming on your period is never much fun. But when they're so heavy that you're constantly worried about leaking, or you feel physically and emotion...

#JustATampon Reveals How Much Men Really Know About Periods

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

From hiding tampons up our sleeves when we go to the bathroom, to panicking if we see a guy we know while buying sanitary towels in Tesco, all too oft...

These Period Pants Stop Leaks So Women Can Get On With Their Lives

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Let's face it, most of the time sanitary towels and tampons serve their function very well. But sometimes they're a bit of a faff to use and other tim...

The Trauma of Coping With Your Period in Nepal - Now

Holly Miller | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK
Holly Miller

On top of ensuring women have the privacy they need by supplying tents and building temporary shelters for each family affected by the earthquake, ActionAid is providing women in affected communities in Nepal with vital sanitary kits. We've given out 10,000 already.

This Is What Would Happen #IfMenHadPeriods

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Could you imagine a world where men had periods? It'd be very different to the one we live in, that's for sure. To emphasise this point, WaterAid h...

Ladies, Kick PMS' Ass With These Awesome Foods

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you turn into the Hulk in the run up to your period then we have news for you. According to ModaMob's Monica Richards, changing your diet could...

This Period Fairy Advert Has A Kick-Ass Message For Girls

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If a Period Fairy existed, life would be truly awesome. And this advert proves it. A girl's first ever period is often a pretty fraught experience...

These Honest Illustrations Sum Up How We Feel On Our Period

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Periods have the ability to make many of us feel a bit crap about life, but we rarely articulate our feelings. That's why Layla Ehsan, an illustrat...

This Teen Is Calling All Guys To Bring Tampons Into School To Help Out Their Girl Friends

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

This teenager is quite simply our new hero. In an Instagram post which has quite rightly since gone viral, Jose Garcia from Miami asked all his fel...

Periods... Bloody Hell!

Kat Treacy | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kat Treacy

I no longer hide my tampon box underneath my shopping. I recently made a very typically female purchase of tampons, white wine, paracetemol and a bag of salad. All that was missing was a box of chocolates!

Brogan Driscoll

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

HuffingtonPost.com | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 19.04.2015 | 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 27.05.2015 | 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 26.05.2015 | 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 25.05.2015 | 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 06.05.2015 | 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 03.05.2015 | 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 ...