Periods

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?

This Woman Has Started A Zine About Periods

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Periods. Approximately half the world's population get them, and yet they remain a taboo subject which is seldom discussed. Thankfully one woman ho...

Periods After Pregnancy (or How My Body Is Conspiring Against Me)

Louise Parry | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK Parents
Louise Parry

My theory is that PMT is the body conspiring against you to try and convince you to become pregnant and have more children, buying into the misguided theory that by making periods completely awful we as women will do anything to prevent them.

Singer Whose 'Sanitary Towel Falls Out' On Stage Is Probably A Hoax

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Mexican singer Patricia Navidad became a viral sensation when it appeared a sanitary towel fell from under her dress while she was on stage performing...

Petra Kvitova Says Periods Are 'Tough' For Female Players At Wimbledon

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Let's face it, most women find periods annoying. But for female tennis players like Petra Kvitova, getting a period at the wrong time can have a serio...

Toxic Shock Syndrome Doesn't Just Affect Women Who Wear Tampons

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Lauren Wasser was just 24 years old when she was rushed to hospital with a fever of 107 degrees. Just ten minutes from death, her internal organs were...

People Are Taking Selfies With Tampons For A Very Good Reason

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

First there was the No Makeup Selfie, then there was the Ice Bucket Challenge. Now, there's a new social media craze taking over our Twitter feeds, wi...

Worried About Heavy Periods? This Test Will Tell If You Need To See Your GP

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Coming on your period is never much fun. But when they're so heavy that you're constantly worried about leaking, or you feel physically and emotion...

#JustATampon Reveals How Much Men Really Know About Periods

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

From hiding tampons up our sleeves when we go to the bathroom, to panicking if we see a guy we know while buying sanitary towels in Tesco, all too oft...

These Period Pants Stop Leaks So Women Can Get On With Their Lives

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Let's face it, most of the time sanitary towels and tampons serve their function very well. But sometimes they're a bit of a faff to use and other tim...

The Trauma of Coping With Your Period in Nepal - Now

Holly Miller | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK
Holly Miller

On top of ensuring women have the privacy they need by supplying tents and building temporary shelters for each family affected by the earthquake, ActionAid is providing women in affected communities in Nepal with vital sanitary kits. We've given out 10,000 already.

This Is What Would Happen #IfMenHadPeriods

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Could you imagine a world where men had periods? It'd be very different to the one we live in, that's for sure. To emphasise this point, WaterAid h...

Ladies, Kick PMS' Ass With These Awesome Foods

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you turn into the Hulk in the run up to your period then we have news for you. According to ModaMob's Monica Richards, changing your diet could...

This Period Fairy Advert Has A Kick-Ass Message For Girls

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If a Period Fairy existed, life would be truly awesome. And this advert proves it. A girl's first ever period is often a pretty fraught experience...

These Honest Illustrations Sum Up How We Feel On Our Period

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Periods have the ability to make many of us feel a bit crap about life, but we rarely articulate our feelings. That's why Layla Ehsan, an illustrat...