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.

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.

Will My Contraceptive Affect My Period?

Will My Contraceptive Affect My Period?

There are many contraceptives available. In this post we have focused on contraceptives that contain oestrogen and/ or progesterone, how they can be used to help menstrual-related symptoms, and how contraceptives can affect your cycle.  Contraception can help regulate cycles, stop irregular bleeding, lighten bleeding, and reduce menstrual cramps and heavy bleeding.  It’s always a good idea to speak to your doctor or nurse when choosing a contraceptive to either protect against pregnancy or to manage your period-related symptoms. It’s important to know the advantages and disadvantages of all the options available to you.