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.

The Tampon Tax: Proof Equality Is Still Far Off

Eloise Hendy | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Eloise Hendy

At the end of a long, stressful day sometimes only a spot of self-indulgent pampering can help. A bubble bath, a glass of wine, high quality chocolate, and a tampon, fresh from the packet. What could be more luxurious?

Why Heavy Periods Could Be A Sign Of Something More Serious

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Having heavy periods are a pain in the ass. Not only are they expensive (hello, tampon tax) but they can be painful and extremely inconvenient. Bu...

Why a Text From Your Vagina Will Be Gratefully Received

Jessie Thompson | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Tech
Jessie Thompson

Quite frankly, I have no desire to display to the world that The Lady in Red by Chris de Burgh is currently playing on my personal jukebox, and I'd like it if every fourth Tuesday I didn't have to walk around filled with fear and disquiet because the painters are in and I'm wearing camel trousers.

No End to Endo

Tracey Morgan | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tracey Morgan

I suffer from Endometriosis. For those of you who don't know what that means it is usually a very painful and debilitating illness that affects over 1.5 million women in the UK alone, caused by the endometrial lining in the uterus migrating and growing elsewhere in the body.

This Doll Comes Complete With Sanitary Pads

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Lammily doll's got a new fashion accessory - and it's far more important than any handbag or pair of shoes. The Barbie-esque doll, which has previo...

Mum Of Teen Who Died From Toxic Shock Syndrome Wants Others To Learn Symptoms

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The mum of a teenager who died from sepsis while on her period wants others to learn about the dangers of toxic shock syndrome (TSS). Jemma-Louise ...

I've Spent Eight Months Talking About Periods - and Here's Why

Bridget Hamilton | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Bridget Hamilton

It only really dawned on me that I had become caught up in a Zeitgeist when a woman I had recently interviewed about her cycle - by connecting with her naively on Facebook - popped up in The Guardian. Our formerly taboo, at best innocuous, monthly cycles are front page news - and I've been watching the whole thing unfold.

This Period Portrait Of Donald Trump Is Bloody Brilliant

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Forget oil paints, one artist has painted a portrait of Donald Trump using her own menstrual blood. And it's bloody brilliant. Activist, artist and...

The Alarming Truth About How Much Periods Cost Women In A Lifetime

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Periods don't just give us cramps, they also cost us an absolute fortune. New research has revealed that British women spend as much as £18,450 on...

Can These Inventions Really Make Your Period Easier?

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK Style

It's estimated that 50-80% of women have experienced PMS in their lifetime, so anything that can help ease this er... period is often gratefully recei...

Sanitary Towel Advert 'Fat-Shames' And 'Period-Shames' Women In One Go

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

An advert for Sofy BeFresh sanitary towels has managed to offend plenty of women by simultaneously "period-shaming" and "fat-shaming" them. Nice work,...

Someone Invented A Tampon You Can Share With Your BFF

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman has invented a double tampon designed for two gal pals to use... at the same time... while menstruating. We'll give you a moment to let th...

Go With The Flow

Lisa Edwards | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Edwards

From being dropped off at school in the morning to going home at night I worried about leaking. If I sat down too long during lessons the worry would mean I couldn't concentrate. All I could think about was how I could subtly spin my skirt around when I finally stood up just to check the back.

This Amazing Gadget Could Be A Game-Changer For Women Who Can't Afford Sanitary Pads

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Tech

A group of students have developed an astoundingly simple way of helping women in developing countries cope with the lack of access to disposable sani...

Women Are Live Tweeting Their Periods At Donald Trump

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK

Women are live tweeting their periods at Donald Trump using the hashtag #PeriodsAreNotAnInsult in reaction to the controversial remarks he made after ...

Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Periods

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The average woman can spend between 7-10% of her life menstruating - which is a pretty large portion of time. That said, many of us aren't entirel...

Woman Runs London Marathon Without A Tampon To De-Stigmatise Periods

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The last thing most women would want the day before running a marathon is to come on their period. But when it happened to Kiran Gandhi on the eve of ...

Running A Marathon Without A Tampon Has F*** All To Do With Period Taboos

Poorna Bell | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

Let's not be under illusion here - menstruation is a bodily function. It a fluid - blood - that the body is rejecting because it is not pregnant. It doesn't have magical properties, it won't solve world peace and I wouldn't want it flowing down my legs anymore than I would want any other fluid.

Checkout Boy Learns How Not To F*** With Women On Their Period The Hard Way

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

We begrudgingly admit that when it's period time, women may have a tendency to overreact to seemingly normal statements such as: "Is that your second ...

Life Without Periods: Taking the Contraceptive Pill Back-to-Back

Dr Nitu Bajekal | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Nitu Bajekal

'Seriously, you mean I don't have to have a period every month whilst on the Pill?' 'That's correct, you don't have to bleed every month if you don't want to. In fact, you can safely take the Pill continuously without a break for as long as you are on the Pill'. Every time I give young women this information, I hear: 'Why have I not been told this before?