What’s the link between Basho poetry and menstruation? Jeff Robbins explains with three Basho linked verses about women’s monthly periods (…)
‘The main problem with our current sex education system is the separation of classes on the basis of gender.’ – By Maggie Di Sanza. (…)
‘My oncologist told me not to expect any future visits from Aunt Flo once I completed his prescribed six-session chemo routine.’ In other words: how cancer treatment effects your cycle. A story by Cruz Santana.(…)
Using washable pads or a menstrual cup to be more environmentally friendly? Not for UK writer and feminist activist Emma Chesworth: ‘I won’t be shamed for how I manage my menstruation’. (…)
Canadian author Holly Bridges wrote ‘Flow fighter: How I kicked my fibroids & heavy periods to the curb’. A must-read for everyone suffering from heavy menstrual bleeding problems. (…)
‘She bloomed as a woman, With her new breasts budding she saw –, Her first blood running between her thighs.’ A poem by Indian blogger Rimli Bhattacharya. (…)
Why aren’t menstruating women allowed in temples? Indian scholar Yasmin Soni explores the menstrual taboo. Plus: what needs to be done to change people’s mind-set. (…)
Kelly Grehan and Sarah Crook run the Red Box Project Dartford in Kent, England. In this guest blog they explain why: ‘Period poverty is an issue plaguing girls in the UK.’ (…)
How do deal with your period midair? Latvian blogger Cynthia Stalde writes about staying comfortable during a long flight when you’re menstruating. (…)
‘My mother gave me the option of using tampons, but it was like trying to push a carrot in my nose.’ – Indian blogger Rimli Bhattacharya looks back on her first acquaintances with Agony Aunt Flo. (…)
‘If there is a river, braver than this, coming and coming in a surge, of passion, of pain if there is.’ An ode to menstruation, by Lucille Clifton. To celebrate #WorldPoetryDay.
Following the worldwide release of the movie PadMan, Indian blogger Sonia Chatterjee shares her personal journey about menstruation and cramps. (…)
Let’s listen to our bodies as they will naturally regulate with the greater cycles of nature. Kate Bavister writes about a call for mitigating matters of menstruation and changing the language. (…)
Do you have a question about menstruation? Email the editorial team! (…)
What if the birth control pill suppresses a whole lot more than just your periods? Taq Bhandal writes about how going off the pill saved her sex drive and explains the advantages of natural fertility awareness methods. (…)
How to deal with menstruation when you’re travelling the world? Backpacker Noni Roberts writes about toilets with a hose, the godsend that’s the menstrual cup and how her lifestyle change affected her periods. (…)
‘Five reasons I’m sad and five reasons I’m happy’ – A straight from the heart blog on the menopause, by American author Barbara Younger. (…)
‘Femtech and social media shatter menstruation taboos. However, female novelists have been fighting the corner for period sex for much longer.’ – A guest blog by Hilary Webb.
Want to tell your menstruation something? Share your frustrations by writing to dearperiod.com. You’ll even get a response.
‘Almost every woman remembers her first menstruation. So why do we take this important moment in life for granted?’ Tessa Custers developed a period ritual, with a bar of soap as conversation starter.