Periods

Woman Who Suffered Period For Five Years Straight Was 'Too Embarrassed' To Seek Help

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

When Chloe Christos was 14 years old, she started her period. But instead of lasting for a few days, or even weeks, her period continued for five long...

Daughter Asks Dad To Buy Sanitary Towels, He Can't Handle It

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Last week Tia Savva learned a very important life lesson: never send a man to buy you sanitary products. Savva asked her dad to buy her a packet of sa...

Genius Invention Could 'Switch Off' Period Pain

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

There's nothing worse than crippling period cramps. Thankfully, this could soon be a thing of the past as a group of womb warriors (read: scientists) ...

Two Women Discuss The Past, Present And Future Of Periods

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Over the past 100 years, there have only been three major innovations in feminine hygiene surrounding periods. In 1931, the tampon was invented - by a...

This Illustrated Zine Is Celebrating Vaginas Everywhere

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Vaginas are great - and this zine wants to tell you just how great they are. Rachel Rolseth has created the publication (think of it as a low-budget ...

Meet The People De-Stigmatising Periods Once And For All

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Just over a year ago, conversations surrounding periods reached an all-time high when a photograph of Rupi Kaur lying on a bed with bloodied pyjama bo...

Student Fights Period Shame By Carrying Spare Tampons, Urges Others To Do The Same

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

We all know that there is a certain stigma surrounding periods. Despite half the population menstruating for the majority of their lives, it is still ...

Dear Endometriosis - You're Fired

S.K. Hartley | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
S.K. Hartley

"I can't take it anymore!" It was a statement I would make more often than not to my husband. I couldn't take the pain anymore, I couldn't take the fatigue, the aches, the excessive bleeding and the desperate need to be normal. But I wasn't normal, at least my body wasn't...

Should Women Get Time Off Work For Period Pain?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Periods are a huge part of life for many women. For some, they can be extremely painful or heavy, while for others they can breeze by without a fuss. ...

Ladies, Would You Use Period Emojis?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

In 2016, we're still not at a stage where all girls and women feel comfortable openly talking about their periods. This is despite the fact that over ...

This British Company Is Launching A 'Period Policy' For Female Staff

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK

A Bristol-based company is introducing a 'period policy' for its female workers, based on the idea that paying attention to employees' monthly menstru...

Tampons or Food?

Jodie Louise Connor | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jodie Louise Connor

TOTM is a campaign we have set up which intends to raise donations of sanitary products, baby wipes and clean underwear for women facing homelessness in and around Manchester City Centre. Lack of access to sanitary products might only be a small part of the daily challenges that homeless women face but I don't think we can underestimate the value of allowing women to maintain their comfort and dignity.

9 Period Hacks To Ease PMS, Bloating And Cramps

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Getting your period sucks, but thankfully, a few simple life hacks can help to make things more bearable. For instance, did you know that upping y...

Women Are Inserting Cannabis-Filled Pills Into Their Vaginas 'To Prevent Period Pain'

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Forget ibuprofen or hot water bottles, women in America are inserting cannabis-filled suppositories into their vaginas in a quest to banish period pai...

Can We Give Free Bleeding a Rest?

Bridget Hamilton | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Bridget Hamilton

The reason menstruation is the word on everybody's lips is not as simple as whether or not you would be willing to part with your towels, tampons or menstrual cups. It's about reducing the financial burden on low-income families through outdated taxes.

This Is Why You Get Your Period Every Month

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Periods are a fundamental part of being female. In fact, right now, 300 million women across the world are menstruating. While we know periods can ...

How Did Women Deal With Their Periods? The History of Menstruation

Greg Jenner | Posted 01.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Greg Jenner

The evidence suggests that even in the ancient world, women were using what may seem similar to modern hygiene products. The Ancient Greek physician Hippocrates of Kos, who is known as the Father of Medicine, is widely referenced on the internet as mentioning that small wooden sticks, wrapped with soft lint, might be inserted into the vagina as a primitive tampon.

Are My Periods Normal?

Jordan Errington | Posted 22.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jordan Errington

Schools and society only teach you so much about this perfectly natural monthly event. If you are born with a uterus(including a womb and vagina), unfortunately you will experience periods, not to mention all the interesting side effects. Below I have listed a bunch of them, and many we do not often get the chance to discuss.

Protesting Against 'Luxury' Periods

Natasha Barrett | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Natasha Barrett

The VAT on sanitary products that was maintained by popular government vote a few months back is an insult to over half of our population. However, it is even more of a problem for specific groups of people; those dependent on student loans, those with particularly low incomes or homeless people, for example.

Girls on Their Period Forced to Sleep in Cold, Wet Huts

Celia Pool | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK
Celia Pool

K Fayaz Ahmad In the western world record numbers of women are CEOs, the pay gap is narrowing, and in the UK the tampon tax has just been neutralised...

Celebrate Your Period With This Statement Jewellery

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Style

Ever dreamed of owning a period stain brooch, or a bejewelled sanitary pad ring? It's now a possibility thanks to this London-based artist. Lili...

One Quarter Of Men Say They Have 'Man Periods' Every Month

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

One quarter of men say they experience 'man periods' each month - but obviously minus all of the messy stuff. Guys experience symptoms such as feel...

Why the Menstrual Cup Is Revolutionary

Jasmine Irving | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jasmine Irving

Women bleeding from their vaginas are an age old taboo. Marketing companies can't even say the word 'menstruation', using euphemisms like 'time of the month' or 'mother nature's gift' whilst blue liquid is used to advertise the absorbency of 'feminine hygiene' products.

Bloody Awful: The 'Tampon Tax' and the 'M Word'

Rose Woods | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rose Woods

It sadly demonstrates that no matter how loud our female MPs shout out for equality and basic rights for women, their limited presence still isn't enough. Because let's face it lads, they're probably just on their periods right?

How to Stop Period Shame? From the Start

Celia Pool | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Celia Pool

Sure, there may be the odd dinosaur like Bill Cash MP who can't say the word 'tampon' in the Commons. Despite last week's defeat in Parliament, it seems the general feeling is that there are now more people against the tampon tax than for it.