Periods A-Z - vagina-health-to-period-trackers-and-beyond

Why does my period smell?

Why does my period smell?

The truth is that although you might be able to detect your period smell, the chances of someone else smelling your period are slim. Think about it, have you ever been able to smell when someone else was on their period? Don’t feel embarrassed by what is after all-natural, vaginas are not meant to smell like a bed of roses. Despite the commercials and what the media tells you, all women have a unique smell to their vagina and their period blood is no exception.  The top 3 tips that WUKA can give you to prevent period smell is  1)  Keep yourself clean, wash your vulva outside only 2)  Change your period protection regularly 3) Wearcottonandlooseclothing  And remember, mother nature makes no mistake. Your period smell is natural. 

What Are the Best Drinks for Period Pain?

What Are the Best Drinks for Period Pain?

Did you know that over 84% of women suffer from period pain? If you're in the minority, then congratulations, you're the envy of women around the world! But chances are, you're in the unfortunate majority that gets some degree of pain when it's that time of the month. Whether it has you wincing throughout the day or curled up on the settee crying, you most certainly want to find some kind of remedy for this gift from Mother Nature. If you're wondering what you can and can't (or shouldn't) drink for period pain, then you're in the right place. Find out all the answers here!

What do men think about periods?

What do men think about periods?

Women talk about periods all the time, but what about men? We did a survey to find out what men know about periods, period poverty and period education. We wanted to learn more about how men view periods and how comfortable they are taking about them.

Periods in Pandemic

Periods in Pandemic

The NHS state that ovarian cancer is one of the most common cancers in women over the age of 50. There are a range of causes including, smoking, not getting enough exercise, and being on HRT. To remember the signs of ovarian cancer, remember B.E.A.T. and if you have the symptoms, book an appointment to chat them through with your doctor. There are various treatments available and complementary therapies are an option to help women manage the side effects of ovarian cancer.

A Beginner’s Guide to Ovarian Cancer

A Beginner’s Guide to Ovarian Cancer

The NHS state that ovarian cancer is one of the most common cancers in women over the age of 50. There are a range of causes including, smoking, not getting enough exercise, and being on HRT. To remember the signs of ovarian cancer, remember B.E.A.T. and if you have the symptoms, book an appointment to chat them through with your doctor. There are various treatments available and complementary therapies are an option to help women manage the side effects of ovarian cancer.

Have You Heard of Vaginal Weightlifting?

Have You Heard of Vaginal Weightlifting?

Vaginal weightlifting is a pelvic floor exercise which is done using a weight that is inserted into the vagina, an object is tied onto the other end, and then the item is lifted. Women practice vaginal weightlifting for a range of reasons, including to tighten their pelvic floor muscles, enhance their sexual experiences, and improve their core following giving birth. If you fancy lifting vaginal weights then please ask your doctor about it first. Watch this short video to see three women try vaginal weightlifting for the first time with Kim Anmai.

Do I Have a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

Do I Have a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

HPV is a sexually transmitted group of viruses that can be passed on very easily through skin contact.  Most people who come into contact with HPV can clear the virus over the period of a couple of years.  HPV does not produce any symptoms and it’s likely that someone will only know they’ve contracted the virus if they have warts, abnormal cells, or are diagnosed with certain types of cancer.  Although there is no guarantee that you can prevent yourself from contracting HPV, having no sex, using a condom, and having the vaccine can reduce your chances of getting it. Attending your smears regularly can also detect and remove abnormal cells in your cervix before they turn cancerous. If you are concerned about HPV then chat to your doctor or nurse about it. 

6 Exercises To Help Relieve Period Pain

6 Exercises To Help Relieve Period Pain

The great news is that doing these exercises can help you stay trim, toned, and in shape, whilst taking care of your period pain. Remember that starting a new workout programme, or increasing your exercise regime, is probably not the wisest thing to do during your period week. Everyone is different. What’s most important is that you listen to your body and move with what feels right for you. If that’s a 5-mile run then good for you, or if it’s stretching out on your yoga mat whilst practising deep-breathing, then that’s great too. If you’re worried about leaking whilst exercising, or perhaps you feel uncomfortable working out wearing a pad or tampon, then check out our period pants. Our pants are made with absorbent, yet breathable, material which prevents sweating.

How Your Period Affects the Environment

How Your Period Affects the Environment

We’re not sharing these facts to make you feel guilty or ashamed. Everyone needs to know this information. It’s only right that the truth is shared so people can make informed decisions when choosing what period protection to use. Often this information isn’t shared in schools and sometimes parents don’t know about reusable options either. So, when a girl starts her period, she uses the plastic single-use product that her mum uses, or what she was introduced to at school. This short clip, filmed by City to Sea, clearly shows us the impact that period plastic waste is having on our environment. If you’d like to find out more about what your period is costing your health, the environment, and your finances, then check out our blog post here. If you’d like to find out more about WUKA period pants then head over to our website, where you can find info on absorbances, how they work, size, style, and more.

HPV Awareness

HPV Awareness

HPV is a sexually transmitted group of viruses that can be passed on very easily through skin contact.  Most people who come into contact with HPV can clear the virus over the period of a couple of years.  HPV does not produce any symptoms and it’s likely that someone will only know they’ve contracted the virus if they have warts, abnormal cells, or are diagnosed with certain types of cancer.  Although there is no guarantee that you can prevent yourself from contracting HPV, having no sex, using a condom, and having the vaccine can reduce your chances of getting it. Attending your smears regularly can also detect and remove abnormal cells in your cervix before they turn cancerous. If you are concerned about HPV then chat to your doctor or nurse about it. 

Celebrating Body Positivity- SlummySingleMummy

Celebrating Body Positivity- SlummySingleMummy

Today is Body Positivity Day and we thought it would be a great opportunity to ask some fabulous women their views on body positivity and how they’ve overcome challenges. Before we get into the nitty-gritty. what is body positivity? Body positivity is a social movement that believes that everyone should have a positive view of their body. However, it also challenges the way that society perceives and presents people’s bodies, for example, images on social media, in fitness clubs, advertisements, and in magazines etc. Body positivity day wants to advocate for everyone to accept their body’s regardless of the colour, shape, form, appearance, or size.

Celebrating Body Positivity- Mother Freckle

Celebrating Body Positivity- Mother Freckle

Today is Body Positivity Day and we thought it would be a great opportunity to ask some fabulous women their views on body positivity and how they’ve overcome challenges. Before we get into the nitty-gritty. what is body positivity? Body positivity is a social movement that believes that everyone should have a positive view of their body. However, it also challenges the way that society perceives and presents people’s bodies, for example, images on social media, in fitness clubs, advertisements, and in magazines etc. Body positivity day wants to advocate for everyone to accept their body’s regardless of the colour, shape, form, appearance, or size.