Periods are powerful, natural and an important part of our well-being, yet they are often met with negativity and shame. We’ve been speaking to people in our community who have been sharing their own, very real experiences of period shame. It was recently revealed that 1 in 5 young women in the UK has experienced bullying about periods, with 67% of teasing and bullying about periods taking place in school. 66% of the girls
If you use tampons on your period, you might have noticed that the majority of conventional tampons come equipped with a plastic applicator. While some marketing campaigns will praise these applicators for their ease of use, they are single-use plastic. A plastic applicator is used for seconds before being discarded, yet they take hundreds of years to decompose. So, is it time we wave goodbye to plastic applicators? It’s hard to ignore the
Are you someone that gets really hot during your period or the lead up to it? One minute you are sitting comfortably and the next your face is turning red and you can feel the sweat dripping off you. Yep, you aren’t alone – it’s completely normal! In this blog, we’re discussing how your menstrual cycle can affect your body temperature. Hot flushes are just a sign of menopause, right? This isn’t actually
In this blog we are answering one of our most frequent questions, “how do I use a menstrual cup at work?” Menstrual cups get praised for their practicality. You can wear them for longer than a tampon* and don’t need to put anything in the bin as you do with disposable products (I’m sure we’ve all been in that situation where you need to change and there isn’t a bin in the bathroom!).
In May, charitable organisation Dig Deep launched their Period Pride campaign. Here, Period Pride Campaign Manager Rachael Marshall explains how menstruation is viewed in Kenya and why this campaign is working to tackle shame and stigma surrounding periods in the country. “My name is Rachael and I work for the organisation Dig Deep, and during the month of May, we launched our Period Pride campaign. Which has meant that for the past 5