Periods

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.

Fitness Blogger Shares Photo Of PMS Bloating To Prove It's 'Nothing To Be Ashamed Of'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A vegan fitness blogger has shared a photo of the extreme bloating she experiences as a result of PMS, in order to show other women it’s “nothing ...

7 Famous Women Get Real About The Menopause

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The menopause is when a woman stops having periods and is no longer able to get naturally pregnant. Symptoms include hot flushes, night sweats, reduce...

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.

Yoga Instructor Smashes Period Taboos By Filming Herself In White Leggings

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A yoga instructor told the world that periods are nothing to be ashamed of by filming herself in white leggings. Steph Gongora completed a series of p...

Mum Threw A 'Period Party' For Her 12-Year-Old Daughter

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Parents

A mum decided to celebrate her 12-year-old daughter’s first period by throwing her a party, to make the occasion a “little more fun”. Shelly Lee...

32 Ridiculous Period Myths From Around The World

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Despite being a completely natural bodily function, affecting more than half of the world’s population and being responsible for, you know, our very...

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.

Women Are Sharing Their Worst Period Stories (And They Are NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Periods: there’s nothing particularly nice about them. You bleed for about three to seven days - depending on how unlucky you are in the menstruatio...

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.

Confessions Of A Shit Runner - Women's Stuff

Tina Medlock | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tina Medlock

We wandered up to the start line and I snaked across to the first-aid tent and whilst I knew sanitary products didn't feature in an emergency response bag, I had hoped that some kind organised female would have one in her bag. After embarrassingly relaying my story to her she kindly produced something from her bag...

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. ...

Colour Away Menstruation Taboos With This Period-Themed Colouring Book

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A new colouring book aims to smash taboos around menstruation, by detailing intimate details around periods. The book, aptly named the ‘Period Colo...

Up To One Million Women Suffer From Extreme Form Of PMS That Can Cause Psychosis

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A large number of women in the UK could be suffering from an extreme version of PMS, which can lead to severe depression and psychosis, a leading gyna...

Girls From Poorer Families Are More Likely To Start Their Period By 11

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Girls from low income families are more likely to have started their period by 11 years old than their more wealthy peers, a new study has found. Res...

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...

Why More Sportswomen Like Fu Yuanhui Should Shine the Spotlight on Period Taboos

Louisa Gosling | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Gosling

We need to talk openly about this issue to remove the stigma that surround periods, and ensure finding solutions for menstrual hygiene management are included in efforts to improve health, education, and access to sanitation facilities. Fu Yuanhui is one sportswoman who inadvertently shined a spotlight on this issue. But together, we can all help break the stigma surrounding periods.

'Shocking' Survey Finds Majority Of Girls Avoid Playing Sport While On Periods

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

This week, Olympian Fu Yuanhui was praised for speaking openly about painful period cramps after she came fourth in the women’s 4x100m medley relay....