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Problems sleeping on your period? You're not alone.
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This Is How Your Period Is Affecting Your Sleep

It’s Menstrual Hygiene Day! This year’s theme is based around education, so if you feel like there’s a whole load more you...

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The Period Questions We *Probs* Should Know The Answers To

If you’re in your 20s or 30s you’ll have been having periods for years, huh? Yet for most of us, each time...

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Life

Why Travelling On Your Period Doesn’t Have To Be A Drama

Period dramas are supposed to be all about tight corsetry and romantic whimsy, not silent cursing over those telltale cramps on your precious...

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Life

The 5 Most Ridiculous Period Myths We’ve *Ever* Heard

Ok, so some of these myths go back to ancient times when the idea of women having periods was an absolute shocker for society. Worryingly,...

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15 Struggles You’ll Only Understand If You Bleed From Your Vagina Every Month

1. When the pizza man comes and you yell at the kids to come downstairs but you’re really home alone, because cravings.  ...

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It Happened To Me: Coming Off The Pill Messed With My Body And Mind

Ah, you really can’t beat sharing stories to make you feel like you’re not alone in a situation – we can all identify with a...

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Pink Parcel Period Talk: Presenter Yinka Bokinni On Battling Her Cramps

Wouldn’t it be easier if we were all more open about the perfectly normal bodily function we experience each month? We think...

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#TabooTuesday: How to Prevent a Bad Smell on Your Period

As the weather warms up and we all get a bit sweatier, not only are you checking your armpits for BO when no-one’s...

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Gifts We Wish We Got Every Single Month (Instead Of Our Periods)

The mood swings. The cramps. The monthly batch of ruined pants. Oh, how we have a special place in our hearts for our...

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What The Heck Is Period Pain Anyway?

A YouGov poll, which surveyed 1,000 women for Radio 5 Live’s Emma Barnett, found that 52% of women have suffered from period...

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The Big Reasons To Smile When You Get Your Period (Yes, Seriously)

From weight loss and better sex to guilt-free food binges, here’s the proof that your period is actually a reason to smile…...

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Meet The Woman On A Mission To Teach The World About Vaginas

If you’ve not already heard of Florence Schechter, she’s on a mission to open the world’s very first Vagina Museum. The science...

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15 Times Your Period Knew Better Than You

The inconvenient truth is that your period knows more than you. So much more. Here’s 15 times it knew best. 1. When you...

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Pink Parcel Period Talk: Tamsin, Commercial Content Writer

Wouldn’t it be easier if we were all more open about the perfectly normal bodily function we experience each month? We think...

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#TabooTuesday: Everything You *NTK* About Ovarian Cysts

Ovarian cysts are common and are often not a cause for concern. However sometimes, cysts can be painful and you may need medical treatment. Today,...

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Beauty

All About Charcoal…And Why It’s Good For PMS Skin

If you’ve not noticed charcoal causing a big ol’ buzz in the beauty world, you must have been living under a rock...

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Life

33 Thoughts You Have On A Ridiculously Lazy Weekend

Because sometimes, next-level lazy is the only way to spend a weekend… 1. What day is it, even? 2. It’s official. I’m...

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Wellbeing

The Ultimate Yoga Poses To Help Your Periods

Exercise might be the last thing on your mind when you’ve got your period, but some gentle yoga will relieve your aches...

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#TabooTuesday: What’s The Deal With Ovulation Pain?

We’re all in the know about period pain, but some women also experience painful twinges mid-month, around the time of ovulation – when...

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10 Foods That Can Boost Your Iron Levels Naturally

Long or heavy periods suck for a heap of practical reasons, but if you’re bleeding heavily every month, there’s also a chance...

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Secrets of A Make Up Artist: How To Glow When You’ve Got Your Period

Getting a gorgeous, natural looking glow is the holy grail of skincare – even more so when you’ve got your period and your skin...

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It Happened To Me: My PMS Ruined My Relationship

Ah, you really can’t beat sharing stories to make you feel like you’re not alone in a situation – we can all identify with a...

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Pink Parcel Period Talk: Adeola, Social Acquisitions Executive

Wouldn’t it be easier if we were all more open about the perfectly normal bodily function we experience each month? We think...

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#TabooTuesday: *Everything* You NTK About Early Menopause

The menopause is when a woman’s period stops and she’s no longer fertile. But when do you think this happens? 40s? 50s? No idea? Sometimes it...

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The History Of A Tampon: Ever Wondered Where They Came From?

You know the drill. Month in, month out you bleed, reach for a tampon or pad and job done. Apart from the...

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Could Your Period Be Making Your Allergies Worse?

Sneezing, sore eyes, runny nose, a tight throat, itchy skin…being allergic to something really is no fun at all and as UK...

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It Happened To Me: My Eating Disorder Totally Stopped My Periods

Ah, you really can’t beat sharing stories to make you feel like you’re not alone in a situation – we can all identify with a...

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Pink Parcel Period Talk: Ali, Digital Writer

Wouldn’t it be easier if we were all more open about the perfectly normal bodily function we experience each month? We think...

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#TabooTuesday: What’s The Deal With PMDD?

Periods can be a hassle for sure, but for most of us they come and go each month without too much drama....

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Pink Parcel Period Talk: Becky, Assistant Brand Manager

Wouldn’t it be easier if we were all more open about the perfectly normal bodily function we experience each month? We think...

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4 Surprising Things That Happen During Your Menstrual Cycle

When it comes to our periods, a cramping tummy, tender boobies and a teary mood are things we expect as standard. But...

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Life

Say What?! 19 Stoopid Sayings We Use For Periods

Here at Pink Parcel we like to call a spade a spade, or should we say a period a period. We reckon...

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It Happened To Me: “A Tampon Got Lost In My Body”

Ah, you really can’t beat sharing stories to make you feel like you’re not alone in a situation – we can all identify with a...

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So, When It Comes To Your Period, How Heavy Is Heavy?

It’s always worth a shout-out from the rooftops about how wonderfully unique our bodies are. Women’s boobs are all different, our bits...

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#TabooTuesday: *Everything* You NTK About Spotting

Bleeding between periods is known as spotting and can occur for a number of reasons. Often, spotting is nothing to worry about, but occasionally...

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The Natural Remedies That *Actually* Work During Your Period

Taking the natural approach to monthly niggles can be way more effective than reaching for the painkillers. Try these super-remedies to help...

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5 Things The Celebs Do When Feeling ‘Meh’

Whether you’re tired, cramping or generally feeling moody AF – follow what the celebs do to get themselves back on form. They listen...

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No Way?! The Period Statistics We Totally Wish Were An April Fools’ Joke

Here at Pink Parcel HQ, there’s not much that makes us sadder than period myths, period taboos, period prejudice – basically anything...

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Switch Up Your Skincare To Suit Your Menstrual Cycle

If you haven’t already noticed, periods can play havoc with the skin. We’re talking brutal break-outs one day and prune-like dry patches...

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Life

Paid ‘Period Leave’ – Would You Take It?

We’ve all been there. The alarm goes off, tummy cramps are next-level agonising and your mood is on the floor. It’s that...

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Pink Parcel Period Talk: Ellen, Customer Service Agent

Wouldn’t it be easier if we were all more open about the perfectly normal bodily function we experience each month? We think...

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#TabooTuesday: *Everything* You NTK About Thyroids and Periods

If your periods are irregular, heavy or missing altogether, there’s a chance you could have a problem with your thyroid. The thyroid is...

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10 Aromatherapy Oils That Help Beat PMS

If PMS pretty much ruins your life on the run up to your period, we’ve got good news for you – now...

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How To Have A Happy Period (It’s Possible, We Promise!)

It’s International Day Of Happiness! But what if you’ve just come on? You’re probably battling a spot breakout and bent over with cramps...

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Life

When Do You Need The Most Sleep During Your Menstrual Cycle?

Ever get extra sleepy before your period arrives? Like, even if Tom Hardy asked you out on a date you’d have to...

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These British Girls Are ‘Too Poor’ To Buy Sanitary Products

How would you feel if, every time your period arrived, you were forced to use sticky tape to keep tissue in your underwear....

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These Babes Have Just Become Our New Period Heroines!

We LOVE celebrating our female bodies here at Pink Parcel and support everyone and anyone with a positive message about periods, which...

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Life

#BeBoldForChange: Why These Girls Are Backing International Women’s Day

In celebration of #IWD2017, we asked a handful of brilliant women to join us in boldly raising our voices to further gender...

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Meet Asma Majid: Our Inspiration This International Women’s Day

It’s International Women’s Day today! Here at Pink Parcel HQ, we thought it was the perfect opportunity for us to shine a spotlight...

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#TabooTuesday: Why Are My Periods So Darn Long?

Ever feel like your periods are too long? Like, whole 10 days of bleeding, or even worse, actual weeks! What about if...

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This Pancake Day Recipe Is Perfect For PMS Cravings

Happy Pancake Day! If this frankly amazing excuse-to-eat-food day coincides with your period, you are in for a treat as you now have...

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Always Tired? Here’s How To Beat That Sleepy Feeling

Feel like every morning is a battle, nay WAR, to get your eyelids open? If your poor peepers feel red raw and you...

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#TabooTuesday: What Does The Colour Of My Period Blood Mean?

Ever noticed the colour of your blood changes throughout your period? Like, the super-vibrant red of a cherry one day, then the...

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8 Amazing Period Facts You NTK

1. It makes you pee, A LOT Thanks to the hormone progesterone, you’ll find you’ll get that bladder busting feeling a little too...

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“I Bled All Over The Stylist’s Clothes”: Period Talk With Model Abigail Kent

Fashion Week kicks off today, and in honour of all the models hitting the catwalk we’re getting real about how they feel...

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Period Talk with Risa Pappas, Our New Role Model

We know we’re a day late for WCW, but we couldn’t resist getting in on the chatter. Her call-to-action blog post this...

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5 Reasons Not To Skip That Workout When You’re On Your Period

Exercising on your period is tough. You slept terribly, your stomach could pass for three-months pregnant and you’re giving the Cookie Monster...

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Jennifer Lawrence Wore This Dress Because She Was On Her Period… And The World Salutes Her

                    Just when you thought Jennifer Lawrence couldn’t get any more relatable, she...

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We’ve Launched The World’s First Vibrating Tampon… You’re Welcome

When we first launched Pink Parcel back in 2014, we set out to make your time of the month a little bit...

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Get To Know Your Ovaries: Spot The Early Signs Of Ovarian Cancer

March is the start of spring, where we all look to step out of the cold, blustery weather into sunnier climes (and stuff...

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Sharks Vs Your Period: Why He’s Just Not That Into You

The sun is warm, the sea azure, the cocktails potent. Even the arrival of our dear Aunt Flo won’t stop us enjoying...

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WHY IT’S TOTALLY FINE TO TAKE TIME OFF WORK FOR ENDOMETRIOSIS

The legend that is Lena Dunham did something incredible this week. Never one to shy away from speaking her mind, the brilliantly...

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30 THOUGHTS EVERY WOMAN HAS IN A PUBLIC LOO

It happens to us all, several times a day. Whether you’re at work, out shopping or just “out out” there are some...

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This video shows just how stupid the tampon tax is!

The debate over tampon tax is back in the news again after MP Stella Creasy forced fellow MP Sir Bill Cash to say...

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Women tweet about their periods and it’s very funny!

Here at Pink Parcel we like to shout about our periods. After all, where’s the shame in having something that affects every...

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The charitable reason behind Jon Snow’s tampon selfie!

Here at Pink Parcel we’re not shy about periods. While we don’t love them, we certainly don’t keep quiet about them either,...

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Need to know when your next period is coming? There’s an app for that!

Don’t know when you’re next period is due? Don’t worry, all your need is your phone and one of these apps. In...

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What if men had periods?

If you’ve ever wondered what men would be like on their period, this hilarious sketch from new comedy channel OffKey World may...

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How to survive festival toilets

While festivals can be great fun, there’s always one distinctive downer – the loos. It’s the smell that hits you first and...

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Calling all men! This is what having a period is really like…

Pharrell Williams doesn’t understand us women – especially when we’re on our period. In a recent interview, the Happy singer said “Women...

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If you suffer from heavy periods, iron supplements could be your period pal

If you’re one of the unlucky ones who suffers from heavy periods, iron supplements could be the answer, according to new research....

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