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Sleep Pattern in People with Menstrual Pain

My menstrual cramps often wake me up in the early hours of the morning when I am trying to sleep. Apparently REM sleep is associated with increased uterine activity – menstrual cramps may be stronger and more painful during REM … Continue reading

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How to Choose your First Menstrual Cup

Below is a fantastic video from Bree, a 16 year old girl from the UK. She knows HEAPS about  menstrual cups and has some really great advice about how to choose one’s first menstrual cup.

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Analysing my Period Diary

Since July 2011 I’ve been keeping a ‘period diary’, hoping to find some trends in my menstrual cycles. I’ve just done some amateur analysis of the diary so far & my conclusions are below. PAIN LEVEL  I had some pain with each period, … Continue reading

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My Period Diary (age 26)

NB: Some periods are missing because I forgot to write notes about them at the time.  January 2013 Very, very light occasional cramps during the first day. March 2013 Day One: No cramps at all when the bleeding first started in … Continue reading

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My Period Diary (age 25)

January 2012  Light cramps when my period started, from 10am – 12pm (took 2 ibuprofen), no cramps for the rest of the day. Light cramps again the following morning at 5am for about 2 hours (I heated up a wheat bag, … Continue reading

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My Period Diary (age 24)

When I first started this blog in 2010 I also decided to start keeping a ‘period diary’ (whenever I could remember to complete it), to see if there were any trends that I could pick up on. At first I … Continue reading

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Menstrual Cycle Synchrony (myth or fact?)

On January 1, 2011 I did a post on Menstrual Cycle Synchrony, which refers to a process whereby the menstrual cycle onsets of two or more women apparently become closer together over time after those women start to live/work in close proximity to … Continue reading

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Menstruation in the Sailor Moon TV Series

Elly Winters (from has a great post about the (lack) of menstruation in Sailor Moon, “The Invisible Red Thread: Menstruation in Sailor Moon”  (her article was also reblogged on She writes, “The lack of any mention of this physical … Continue reading

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Beauty in Blood (Menstrual Art)

 Below is a menstrual art video from the Beauty in Blood project by artists Jen Lewis and Rob Lewis. I love the dynamic energy of the video, and the ‘blobby’ bits at 5.00 in particular make me smile. Jen writes, “When the time comes, Rob … Continue reading

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Beautiful Cervix

The Beautiful Cervix Project is, “a grassroots movement celebrating the beauty and intricacies of women’s bodies and fertility.”It is a website run by a midwife who has  photographed the different stages of a woman’s cervix during her cycle. I think it is an impressive … Continue reading

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