Known as PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder), this condition is estimated to affect somewhere around 1 in 20 menstruators, though, like many health concerns impacting on women, there hasn’t yet been enough study in this field to properly determine key statistics. Unfortunately, many medical practitioners are not yet aware of the existence of the disorder, let alone how to treat it — an extremely disheartening frustration for sufferers to contend with, especially given that PMDD can have devastating implications on an individual’s quality of life; often impeding on one’s general well-being and their basic ability to function.
If you are struggling to use tampons, some lubrication may help. However, it is important to carefully consider which lubricant you use as your vagina is very sensitive and only certain products are appropriate.
To some, it would likely seem idyllic to clock so much couch and trashy tv time, but I can promise you it’s far from enjoyable. Often left to dwell in our own complex minds, sick days can be a mental health war zone. Endless hours of battling what it might mean if our bodies don’t improve or accepting that other people are just simply too busy to notice us.
There are many ways to help ease period pain, but have you ever considered a vibrator as a form of pain relief? No? Well, perhaps you should! Here’s why… First, let’s chat about those ‘bloody’ annoying cramps we know all too well! The uncomfortable cramps experienced during menstruation ar...
I know what you’re thinking. How do vibrators have anything to do with endometriosis? Although vibes may conjure images of the sex industry and that oh-too-awkward encounter you had with the bottom of your parents' sock drawer when you were a kid, they’re so much more than that. The health benefits of using vibes extend much further than an orgasm. And there’s some pretty cool science to prove it. But let’s start at the beginning.
From traumatising and distressing depictions of characters’ first periods, to the use of menstruation as a derogatory punchline, it’s safe to say to that periods aren’t exactly well-represented in mainstream media. The power of these negative portrayals of menstruation can’t be underestimated – society’s understanding and perception of the world is increasingly shaped by the TV, film and other media we consume. Let’s take a closer look at the ways in which menstruation is portrayed on screen – and the impact of this OFF screen.