Menstruation in the Media

Samantha Rea | Posted 11.02.2015 | 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 03.02.2015 | 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 26.01.2015 | 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...

Women: Take the Day Off - Period

Laura Knowles | Posted 02.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Knowles

The pattern of running ourselves into the ground to achieve money and power has to stop because the burn out is literally killing us. Could menstrual mapping enable us women to find the balance we all crave?

Blood, Pads and Cups

Natasha Chowdory | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Chowdory

Having a period is an integral part of being a woman because it's intimately tied to our ability to reproduce. I have a cousin who didn't start her periods until she was 16 years old. Her mother thought she was 'damaged'. There is an awful inconvenience of having it happen but also the sense of relief that comes with having it (especially when you're waiting out a pregnancy scare).

Menstrually Yours - Women Can Map Periods as a Path to Self-Awareness

Claire Snowdon-Darling | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Snowdon-Darling

Third Of Women Think Cervical Cancer Symptoms Are 'Normal'

PA | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Only a third of women would visit a GP if they experienced a common symptom of cervical cancer, figures suggest. Just 33% of women would go to see ...

'The Truth' About Periods, Bodyform Set The Record Straight

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Jeez, you can tell this lady's on her period. Fictional CEO of Bodyform, Caroline Williams, has responded to a Facebook rant, which went viral last...

Period Drama - Connection to our Menstrual Cycle

Claire Snowdon-Darling | Posted 26.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Snowdon-Darling

It's actually strange that we think that hormone medications are a good idea when you sit back and think about what they do. I often see huge fallout when someone chooses to come off contraceptives and it can take alot of boosting to get the body to get back to normal.

It's not me - It's PMT

Emma Gannon | Posted 20.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Gannon

For some things there are simply no excuses. Getting too pissed on a work night and subjecting your poor colleagues to inhaling second-hand ethanol fumes whilst complaining about the phones ringing probably won't go down too well with the boss.