5 Yoga Poses To Help Ease Period Pain

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Yoga practice is well known to calm, center and strengthen both body and mind. So when it comes to menstruation, practising yoga can offer enormous benefits to balance your mood and ease menstrual cramps. You may not always feel like rushing to take part in physical activity on your time of the month, but exercise can really help with period pain. Yoga especially has been tried and tested to be beneficial for muscles and mentality. Here are some of the most effective yoga positions to do during your period.

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Menstrual Hygiene Day

This Sunday, 28th May is Menstrual Hygiene Day, which calls on us all to focus on breaking the taboo and bringing attention to the importance of menstrual hygiene management (MHM).

Menstruation can still be a taboo topic and in many countries it’s a cause for shame and discrimination. Menstrual Hygiene Day MHDay aims to help girls and women worldwide with the challenges they face. Supported by organisations such as Unicef and Oxfam, MHDay will be celebrated around the world, spreading knowledge and confidence amongst menstruators worldwide.
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Period Sex – What You Should Know

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Period Sex. Can it be done? Should it be done? Is it something you’d like to explore? Whatever your reaction to the topic of sex during menstruation might be, whether fainting in disgust to eagerly awaiting the next ride on your crimson wave, you should read on and find out some ‘good to know’ pointers for navigating the sexual experience during your period.

 

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Why Use a Period Tracker or App?

Technology is fantastic, useful, and insidiously part of our lives. Period Apps are another arrival that are fast on the rise, but should we, or indeed need we, use an app to track our menstrual cycles? Or are they another piece of tech unnecessarily monitoring our data?

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Our team took a look at some of the popular apps on the market and considered the benefits and issues of tracking your menstrual cycle.

Here’s are our top takeaways:

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Top 5 Exercises To Do Whilst Menstruating

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For centuries women have been tracking their monthly cycles, often dreading the days Aunt Flo settles in for a visit. We know all too well the struggles of being female and the mere thought of exercising during this “time of the month” can naturally be the last thing on our mind. Afterall, who wants to in a grueling spin class during the peak of their period, when instead, we could be curled up with a hot water bottle, binging on Netflix?

So what are the benefits of exercising while menstruating? 

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Why you shouldn’t flush tampons down the toilet

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Do you throw your tampon down the toilet? Apparently half of UK women do. If you are one of these, please read on!

There are just 3 things that belong down a toilet: pee, poo and toilet paper. That means no wipes, no tampons, no applicators, and certainly no pads!

For over a decade Natracare has been promoting “Bag It & Bin It” for disposal of feminine hygiene products, but it seems that all too many of us are set in the habit of flushing our products away.

A report by the Marine Conservation Society estimates that in Britain we flush 1.5bn to 2bn sanitary items each year. It’s very costly to unblock (increasing our water bills), and can have very ugly consequences. When drains get blocked up or overwhelmed, they spill over into gardens and on streets. Yuck!

It’s easy to see why there is this miseducation, when so many wipes manufacturers state on their labelling that products are “flushable”. Wessex Water is one of many organisations calling out for an end to the deceptive labelling, backed by campaigning organisations such as City to Sea, Surfers Against Sewage, Marine Conservation Society and Litter Free Coast and Sea.

So how should you dispose of used tampons?

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