Periods

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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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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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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How to get rid of tampon leaks and stains

How to get rid of tampon leaks and stains

Leaking tampons are a common complaint. Here’s how to stop it happening – and clean up when it does.

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Tales from the Front Line(r) #2: “I hate wearing liners”

Tales from the Front Line(r) #2: “I hate wearing liners”

Choosing to try Tampliners might feel like a bit of a leap. We thought it’d be interesting to ask people who use Tampliners how they got started.

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Are you a tampon flusher or flinger?

Are you a tampon flusher or flinger?

There seems to be a lot of confusion about whether tampons can or should be flushed down the toilet. The short answer is never, but let us explain why.

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It’s high time tampon brands cleaned up their act

It’s high time tampon brands cleaned up their act

You probably read the ingredients on the side of your food packaging. But have you ever thought about what goes into your tampons?

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Tales from the Front Line(r) #1: “I was just in a groove”

Tales from the Front Line(r) #1: “I was just in a groove”

Trying any new product can be tricky, especially when it comes to femcare. We thought it'd be interesting to ask people who use Tampliners to tell us about how they got started.

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In praise of the secret knickers at the back of the drawer

In praise of the secret knickers at the back of the drawer

An ode to the pants who might not be the most beautiful pair we own, but they're the pair that comfortably sees us through all of life's important occasions.

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The bloody history of femcare

The bloody history of femcare

The average woman spends six years of her life having periods, so you’d think the industry would be ripe with innovation, right? Wrong.

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Is your tampon leaving something behind?

Is your tampon leaving something behind?

Shedding. Probably not a word you associate with period products, particularly those you wear inside your body for hours at a time. Sadly, maybe it’s time you did.

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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.