Bliss Journal — Periods

Jodie West
3 Sex Positions to Try When You Have Period Cramps

3 Sex Positions to Try When You Have Period Cramps

Period sex seems to be becoming more socially acceptable, for many, it is now a normal part of their sex life. If the idea of getting sex while you are dealing with period cramps is unappealing, the idea of some positions just seems painful (despite the fact that hormones released with orgasm are touted as offering relief from menstrual pain). Menstrual cramps, for the most part, have to do with your uterus and ovaries, so avoiding positions that put pressure on that is a good place to start. Deeper penetration is probably not high on the to-do list either and...

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What are the healthier and more environmentally friendly options for when my child starts their period?

What are the healthier and more environmentally friendly options for when my child starts their period?

There are healthier and more environmentally friendly options. Although it may be easy to pick up pads and tampons in the supermarket you have a choice about what you use every month. You have a choice to use products that are convenient and cheap or make the choice to purchase and use hat is good for both your body and for the environment.In my experience as women’s health advocate and sexuality educator many women do not have a very clear understanding about their menstrual cycle. They also have very limited knowledge about  what is many menstrual health products or the possible...

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Endometriosis  and Sexuality - 13 quick tips

Endometriosis and Sexuality - 13 quick tips

Chronic illness, including endometriosis, may impact on your sexuality. For many, being unwell can completely change your sexuality and therefore have an impact on your general health and wellbeing, which can extend into other parts of life. It may have an impact on your body image, self‐esteem, and intimate relationships. For many sex is not an easy topic to discuss and yes even health professionals can find issues relating to sex difficult to discuss. Even if you feel embarrassed or uneasy, it is important that you seek assistance for your sexual health concerns. The following suggestions may help.  1. Chronic illness can...

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Jodie West
5 FAQ about using Reusable Pads.

5 FAQ about using Reusable Pads.

1. What is a cloth pad?  A cloth pad is a re-usable pad worn by women to absorb their menstrual flow as an alternative to disposable pads or menstrual cups. You can shop for your own reusable pads and other eco-friendly menstrual healthy options here. 2. How often do I need to change my cloth pad?  This completely depends on how heavy your flow is – we would recommend changing the same rate you would a disposable so every 3-4 ish hours. Some girls wear theirs for a whole day. You may find that the ecopads are more absorbent than...

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