Periods

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. ...

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 ...

8 Famous Women Get Real About The Menopause

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 03.05.2017 | 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...