Living with periods
What is PMS?
Feeling out of sorts before your period is pretty common. But we have the lowdown on PMS – whether you’re looking for how long it lasts or how you can help ease premenstrual symptoms.
Exercising on Your Period
While exercising during your period might be the very last thing you feel like doing, there are a stack of reasons why it’s a really good idea.
How Birth Control Affects Your Period
Thinking of changing or starting a new method of contraception? Unsure how it will impact you? Here’s how it may affect your cycle and the way you experience your period.
How to Manage Night Time Leaks Periods
We've all woken up to discover blood on our sheets in the morning – it's less than ideal when you've got a gazillion things on your morning to-do list, but it's totally normal! That said, you can do a few different things to help minimize leakage during the night. We've put together some tips on how to sleep on your period and manage little leaks below.
Our Womb Stories Need to Be Shared
We tell women a simple story: You’ll get your period for the first time around twelve. Once a month you’ll experience cramping and bleeding. You’ll grow up and have some children. And you’ll get more periods until your body politely retires around fifty.
National Period Day
Okay, we know “National Period Day” might sound a little off-putting at first. But that’s exactly why we need it! There’s nothing “weird” or shameful about periods.
What is Menopause?
Menopause is a subject that’s weirdly shrouded in mystery – but just like menstruation, it’s a natural process. Let’s talk through what menopause is, when it occurs, and how you can deal with the symptoms. Knowing what menopause entails can help you battle it with confidence.
Clarifying Vagina Myths
It is no secret that the body of women has caused controversy and mystery since the beginning of time and, for many years, studying and talking about our anatomy was considered a great taboo. Fortunately, the situation changed and today we have a huge variety of information sources just a click away 💓.
ARE MENSTRUAL CLOTS NORMAL?
Have you ever seen a clot during your period and the only thing that comes into your mind is, “What is that? Help!”?
FAQS ABOUT BIRTH CONTROL
When we start using birth control methods, it’s totally normal to have many doubts about them.
Do Periods Synchronize?
It is commonly said that when women live together or have close relationships, their periods synchronize. Maybe this has happened to you before with your best friend, mom, or sister, but... are synchronized periods a myth or a reality?
Does Winter Affect My Period?
Winter can be a difficult season. It can get extremely cold. Especially mornings, they can feel like you’re living in the North Pole.
It's Time To Normalize Periods
Periods are part of our lives, and they are totally normal. So why do we keep hiding them?
The Lies They Told You About Your Period
We’ve all come across many "no-no’s" when it comes to our period: "You can't do this”; "You can't do that"; "No blah blah...” The reality is that nothing prevents us from continuing to do our favorite activities.
Why Use Period Trackers?
Knowing where you are in your menstrual cycle can help you in so many ways. You can know when to expect your next period, so you can make plans around it. And it can help you be more aware of your body and its processes. Luckily, there are apps to help you keep track of your period!
5 Tips for a fresh Summer
Summer has arrived! It’s time to plan vacations, hang out with friends, and live your best #HotGirlSummer. Here are some tips to help you stay fresh at all times.
Do We Burn More Calories on Our Period?
Let's take a moment to reflect on our period and compare it to a marathon: It is tiring, it has ups and downs, we are happy to run it, but it takes a toll on our energy 😣💨.
IS PUBERTY MAKING MY BODY WEIRD?
The physical changes we go through during puberty make us question everything. Let’s take a closer look at these changes, and how they can affect the way we feel.
Let’s embrace the power of our periods
Globally, 49% of women and girls feel social discomfort when they’re on their period, and 26% of women and 44% of men feel uncomfortable purchasing menstrual hygiene products.
Have you ever felt like you could eat 24/7 right before your period? And of course, you don’t feel like eating salad. Junk food is the stuff you want to eat. These are PMS cravings, and they are pretty common while you’re on your period.
How much bleeding is normal?
The amount of blood you lose during a period varies from woman to woman, like most aspects of your monthly cycle.
Are periods taboo?
Saba is on a mission to break down period taboos with the launch of #bloodnormal. Our campaign features the experience of periods, and period blood, openly and honestly in an attempt to normalize periods in mainstream culture.
What Causes Period Pain and Menstrual Cramps
Period pain is an annoying part of experiencing the menstrual cycle. While some people really suffer from cramps, others may not get any symptoms at all! For you, it may even vary cycle to cycle.
What’s the deal with vaginal discharge?
Vaginal discharges are a secretion generated by the mucous membrane. This is natural lubrication that’s white or a little yellow.
What’s the best pad for me?
This is a very personal decision, that should be based on your needs and the activities you perform throughout your daily life and your needs.
Curiosities about periods
Do you know your period? That monthly, uncomfortable visitor that sometimes arrives before its time or way after it. It brings mood swings, cravings and some cramps.
Discover how to exercise without getting stained
Exercising has many health benefits, especially during your period. It helps you relax, improves your mood, gives you more energy, and reduces cramps.
Is it possible to stop or postpone a period?
Let’s face it, Mother Nature doesn’t always have the best timing. But realizing that your period is going to inconveniently coincide with a holiday or a swimming competition doesn’t necessarily mean you’re stuck with it.
Period Anxiety and Gender Dysphoria
Whether this is your first period or one-hundred-and-first, getting your period can feel like a major “oh no!!” moment. Seriously… anyone else out there in their twenties still feeling like you’re stumbling around, hoping for the best every month?
What’s in your period blood?
Despite the fact that menstruation is something that all women have experienced since the beginning of time, it had not attracted the attention of the scientific community until very recently.
Tiredness during your period
Tiredness during your period is a really common symptom of PMS. This happens because of all the hormone levels changing and sometimes the pain that comes from the PMS. We understand that it’s hard, but there are a few things you can do about it.
Spotting during periods
It can be a little scary when you notice traces of blood between periods, especially if your cycle is pretty regular. But there’s no need to panic. ‘Spotting’ can occur for a number of reasons, and most of them are harmless. But you should still get yourself checked out by your doctor. Just to be on the safe side.
The Phases of the Menstrual Cycle
How much do you think you know about menstruation and your period?
Myths About Menstrual Cramps
We all agree that cramps are our least favorite part of having our period. And, to be honest, sometimes we don’t really understand the reason for the intense pain, because there are so many myths that try to “explain” why some months are more painful than others that we don’t know what to believe anymore.
Avoid Stress On Those Nights
Sometimes sleeping during your period can seem like a challenge, especially if you're stressed about having an accident.
Tips to Treat Yourself During Your Period
Month after month, women suffer with symptoms that can make us feel bad. But don’t worry, we’ve got your back.
PERIODS ARE NORMAL #CÓMODACONTIGO
Periods are a natural part of life, so why are they rarely given any screen time?
Preventing night-time leaking
Waking up to discover blood on your sheets isn’t the best way to start the day.
Honoring Mary Beatrice Davidson Kenner, the Brilliant Mind Behind Menstrual Pads Belts
Mary Beatrice Davidson Kenner was an incredible Black American inventor who didn’t receive nearly enough credit for her innovations while she was alive. Her patents completely changed the way people all over the world go about their day-to-day lives – especially women.