Is your inbox making you miss a period?

Is your inbox making you miss a period?

Whoever knew the mentioning of a pineapple could cause so much controversy at Christmas. My husband and I were visiting a grand old house in Wales, on our way to a Christmas getaway. In the house was a dining room, set out as it would have been in the Victorian era. It was cold and blustery outside. Upon this table were the usual luxuries for the era, golden candelabras with nature inspired motifs and golden pineapples.

“Wouldn’t it be nice to have some of these decorations for our own Christmas?”, my husband remarked.

“Why would I want a symbol of white men raping and pillaging foreign lands on my table at Christmas?!”, I replied.

It was a tad negative, I admit, and when my husband pointed out that if we were to impose a ban on all fruits from sunnier climates from Christmas we would be missing a large portion of our Christmas pudding... I soon backed down.

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How to have an eco-friendly period

How to have an eco-friendly period

I recently subscribed to a period box to see what it's like and was shocked by how much plastic was involved!

I've been using re-usable femcare products for well over a decade and had started to take it for granted till I bought these "run of the mill" products.

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3 reasons I wouldn't use a contraceptive app

3 reasons I wouldn't use a contraceptive app

After months of cystitis and thrush, I gave up the contraceptive pill for good... I was about 19 at the time and I’d heard from a friend that it might be the cause, and they were right. So I started using my first ever hormone-free contraceptive (aside from condoms): the fertility awareness method (FAM).

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Meet the Maker: Honour Your Flow

Meet the Maker: Honour Your Flow

I'd like to introduce you to this special lady. She makes the reusable cloth pads which I stock in the shop. Over to her. 

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Menstrual Leave; yay or nay?

Menstrual Leave; yay or nay?

As a woman which has known the pangs of severe period pain, my heart skipped a beat when I heard that Italy is thinking about bringing in menstrual leave. Just a few weeks before this the news reported that doctors have finally recognised period pain is sometimes as bad as a heart attack. But, not everyone thinks menstrual leave is great. In fact, some of the biggest nay-sayers are women themselves.

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