menstruation

“Tampon adverts used to make me feel like I was dying inside”
First Person Periods

Tampon adverts used to make me feel like I was dying inside”

Ellamae writes about the experience of MRKH (Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser), what the term ‘invisible period’ means to her, and why she’s passionate about shaking the stigma around periods and health conditions.

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“This is a trans thing and it doesn’t make me less of a man”
First Person Periods

This is a trans thing and it doesn’t make me less of a man”

Vic writes about the experience of his gender dysphoria, the connection he made early on with menstruation and his sense of self, and what reprogramming his thoughts around menstruation and societal norms has meant for him as a trans man.

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“Soon, my period would start… so mama performed the ritual”
First Person Periods

Soon, my period would start… so mama performed the ritual”

Nala writes about the experience of her excruciatingly painful and prolonged periods, and how feeling ashamed led her to feeling liberated and wanting to empower others.

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“I liked a lot of conventionally ‘girly’ things, so I had to be a girl, right?”
First Person Periods

I liked a lot of conventionally ‘girly’ things, so I had to be a girl, right?”

Naoise writes about the experience of starting periods and navigating chronic pain as a trans person, and how shame slowly made way for compassion.

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The ultimate guide: which period product, when? Our favourite combinations

The ultimate guide: which period product, when? Our favourite combinations

This is the last article in our five-part guide to picking the best period product(s) for your life and flow. We've turned the spotlight on some members of the Callaly team to explain how they manage their periods.

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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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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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Periods or school? It shouldn’t be a choice

Periods or school? It shouldn’t be a choice

Many people can't afford even basic femcare products. For lots of girls, having a period means missing school – and we believe this has to end.

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First Person Periods: CJ
First Person Periods

First Person Periods: CJ

In the second of our articles about what it’s really like to have periods, CJ writes about living with fibroids and the heavy bleeding they cause.

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We’re so over the marketing myth of the perfect period. Or are we?

We’re so over the marketing myth of the perfect period. Or are we?

Femcare brands have sold us #fakenews about periods for decades. Finally things are changing, but have we really shaken off those old myths?

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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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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.

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