Currents is a place where interested people with periods come to get the real lowdown on menstruation and bodies. We explain the things nobody else does, normalising every experience of periods no matter how weird it might feel. We’ll leave you informed, unashamed and ready to expect more for yourself.

The ultimate guide: every period product you can buy, with pros and cons

The ultimate guide: every period product you can buy, with pros and cons

Feeling bamboozled by all the period product options out there? Here's a rundown of every single one, plus their strengths and weaknesses.

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The ultimate guide to choosing the right period product

The ultimate guide to choosing the right period product

This is the first in a five-part guide to choosing period products that really work for you.

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What do periods do to your body?

What do periods do to your body?

A brain-to-thighs breakdown of what's actually happening in our bodies when we menstruate.

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“As an intersex person living as a male, I just want my periods to end”
First Person Periods

As an intersex person living as a male, I just want my periods to end”

We speak to Arthur, who has a rare intersex condition, about how it feels to menstruate when you're living as a man.

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First Person Periods: Sarah
First Person Periods

First Person Periods: Sarah

This First Person Periods story comes from Sarah, who was shocked to discover the reason for some unpleasant symptoms she was having.

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What’s it like to use a tampliner? Astrid, customer for 10 months

What’s it like to use a tampliner? Astrid, customer for 10 months

Trying a new period product can be daunting, so we’ve been chatting to experienced tampliner users to get the lowdown on what you can expect. First up is Astrid, 30, from London.

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First Person Periods: Ursula
First Person Periods

First Person Periods: Ursula

Ursula explains how almost losing her womb after a life-threatening postpartum haemorrhage changed her perspective on having periods.

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Empowering women: Celeste Mergens and the fight against period poverty

Empowering women: Celeste Mergens and the fight against period poverty

Jody talks to Celeste Mergens, CEO of Days for Girls about the history of DfG and how vital breaking the period taboo is in the fight against period poverty.

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What I learned when a woman bled on me in a club

What I learned when a woman bled on me in a club

Yep, you read that correctly – a random stranger bled on me in a club. You think you’ll be angry, embarrassed… maybe disgusted. But then it happens, and you’re not. Compassion kicks in. In fact, I’m kinda glad she bled on me.

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What do men know about periods?

What do men know about periods?

From the classroom to the boardroom, Instagram to IRL, women are talking more about periods. But are we leaving the other 50% of the population behind?

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Tales from the Front Line(r): #3 “I always use digital tampons”

Tales from the Front Line(r): #3 “I always use digital tampons”

Changing up your femcare routine can be intimidating so we decided to ask people about their experience trying Tampliners for the first time.

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Why talking about vaginas could save your life

Why talking about vaginas could save your life

Read about the five different types of gynaecological cancer (yep, we said five!) and how to help break the taboo around gynae health.

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