Periods

Waitrose Becomes Second Supermarket To Cover Tampon Tax On Behalf Of Customers

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Waitrose has become the second UK supermarket to reduce the price of sanitary products in order to cover the cost of the “tampon tax” on behalf of...

Chrissy Teigen's 'Period Skin' Video Is Relatable AF, Here's Why It Happens

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Chrissy Teigen might be a model, but that doesn’t mean she’s immune to breakouts. The 31-year-old is well known for her brutally honest and relata...

5-Year-Old Boy Draws Family Portrait Showing His Mum On Her Period

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 31.07.2017 | UK Parents

A mum has shared a photo of her five-year-old son’s drawing of her that highlighted the fact she was on her period. Penny Rohleder, from New South ...

Five Ways You Can End The 'Hidden Crisis' Of Period Poverty

Laura Coryton | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK
Laura Coryton

Period poverty has existed for generations across the United Kingdom. Yep, that's right. Women and girls everywhere have been without sanitary products because they cannot afford them or do not have adequate access to them. What that means is that girls have been missing school to deal with their period within the confines of their own homes, and women have been using alternative materials, including "newspapers" and "socks", which pose a serious threat to their health. Yes, it is shocking. Here's what you can do about it.

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. ...