What is Dysmenorrhea (Menstrual Cramps) And How Does It Affect You?

What Is Dysmenorrhea? A woman’s body naturally prepares for pregnancy every month, with the uterus building an additional lining to support the foetus. However, when pregnancy does not occur, the endometrium (uterus lining) sheds – a process also known as menstruation. Menstruation is a normal body function of vaginal bleeding that corresponds to a woman’s…

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Eat This, Not That: Period Edition

11.00 am: Hmm..was that my tummy rumbling? 11.17 am: HUNGRY. SO HUNGRY. NEED FOOD NOW. 11.31 am: Bloated. Crampy. Ugh. 11.34 am: GIVE ME ALL THE CHOCOLATE.   Sound familiar? Around the time of our periods, we are all often (mis)guided by hormones, cravings, and haywire hunger signals. Unfortunately, while caving in to these whims can feel…

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Why Do You Need A Pantyliner?

Are you one of those people who simply hate feeling icky and gross down there? Then pantyliners are the thing for you. Pantyliners have many uses and that’s exactly what we will be talking about today – Why do you need a pantyliner?   1. Hygiene Hygiene. It’s pretty self-explanatory. Using a pantyliner will ensure that…

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Period Struggles in 8 Countries

It’s hard to believe but in many countries, menstruation is still a taboo. A combination of tradition, misinformation and lack of educational facilities for girls especially in a male-dominant country resulted in such twisted ideologies to manifest and stay around after all this time. Let’s take a look at the struggles and taboos that women…

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