Turning the tide on plastic period waste

This #PlasticFreeJuly we’re asking people to think about the impact of period waste on the planet. Everyday the UK flushes:

  • 700,000 panty liners

  • 2.5 million tampons

  • 1.4 million sanitary towels

Tampons, pads and panty liners are loaded with hidden plastic which makes its way into rivers and oceans. This has a devastating impact on marine life and coastlines. It’s time to put a stop to it!

Continue reading

Yoga advice for when you are menstruating by Kristi Kohanek

yoga practice for menstruation

My name is Kristi and I’ve practised yoga for the last 7 years. My husband convinced me to try out heated yoga after he’d become instantly hooked. I immediately fell in love, and have been practicing ever since. 3 years ago, I enrolled in 200-hr Power Yoga Teacher Training at Corepower in Minneapolis, MN, and received my PYTT certification. My sole purpose was to deepen my practice, not necessarily to teach, and I would HIGHLY recommend any sort of yoga teacher training to anyone.

Continue reading

Menstrual Hygiene Day – Tackling Period Poverty

menstrual hygiene day no more limitsWomen and girls across the world struggle to pay for basic period products. The effects can be damaging to their health, well-being and self-esteem. 28th May marks Menstrual Hygiene day: a chance to bring together people and organisations to promote menstrual hygiene management. A day to raise awareness of the challenges face by those who menstruate worldwide and the amazing work that is being done to change the status quo. No more limits.

Continue reading

5 Yoga Poses To Help Ease Period Pain

yoga poses

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.

Continue reading

Pulling the Plug on the Sanitary Protection Industry

sanitary protection industry

By Susie Hewson – Founder of Natracare

I have been a revolutionary warrior since 1989. Outraged by the lack of concern and growing evidence about the risks of synthetics and toxic residuals on women’s health. I started my global campaign, as with all good BLOODY revolutions, because I got ANGRY. I started to raise awareness about these undisclosed issues. The tampon industry thought the issue unimportant and invisible to women. I spoke out about dioxin residuals in tampons which were all produced using chlorine bleached, synthetic viscose rayon. Occasionally a tampon is made mixed up with a few percent of GMO, pesticide sprayed, conventionally-grown cotton.

Continue reading

Menstrual Hygiene Day 2017

menstrual hygiene day 2017

The 28th May is Menstrual Hygiene Day. A day to break down menstrual taboos and bring attention to the importance of menstrual hygiene management (MHM). Menstruation is 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 is be celebrated around the world, spreading knowledge and confidence amongst menstruators worldwide.

Continue reading

Period Sex – What You Should Know

period sex

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.

 

Continue reading

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?

track your period

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:

Continue reading