Periods and Movies

In most cases, things are portrayed in movies as we see them in real life or our society and vice versa. Menstruation has been perceived as taboo and shameful to acknowledge for a long time. In movies and TV shows, the media also have their fair share of responsibility in continuing this attitude towards periods. […]

Are you Menopausal? – A guide to identifying and walking you through.

With all the difficulties of life, females also have to deal with menopause at the middle-end of their lives. Menopause is a regular part of the aging process in the female body.  A female body produces hormones such as estrogen and progesterone in the body. As we grow old, the production of these hormones reduces […]

Period Exercises – What Works and What Doesn’t?

Menstruation is the most common phenomenon in a woman’s life. However, it can be messy and painful for some women due to the cramps. In that case, all you might want to do is lie down with a hot bag. You cannot even imagine moving your body to do the routine activities, let alone doing […]

PCOD and How to Identify It?

Polycystic Ovarian Disease or PCOD affects almost 5-10% of women between 18-45 years. Also known as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS, it is a hormonal imbalance in females of childbearing age. In PCOD, you have more than one small cyst in your ovaries. These cysts enlarge your ovaries which in turn leads to increased production […]

Straighten the superstitions related to periods

Going into the kitchen and cooking food is a big no during periods; why? We always get infamous advice related to period, sex, and puberty. Have you ever come across strict instructions for eating, sleeping, and walking during periods? Have you ever questioned them? Menstruation has always been enclosed by taboos and myths restricting women […]

Can Travel Impact Periods

Before diving deep into the topic, let’s put it out there at the onset that the impact on your periods will depend on the distance that you travel. The further you travel from your home, the more effect on your period. If you love traveling, then planning a trip is half the fun sometimes. Then […]

Yeast Infections – Steps to avoid

Microbes are there all around us and inside our system too. Even with microbes, we do not usually get infections because they are in a balanced state. Any imbalance in their quantities can lead to internal or external infections. Yeast – Candida albicans – is a common fungus found on human skin, mouth, throat, digestive […]

Yoga Poses that help during Periods

Periods! Not those comfortable days, physically or mentally. Apart from physical discomforts like abdominal pain, cramps, soreness around the pelvic region, there are mood swings, irritability, jittery feeling, tiredness, and general low feeling. During periods, the contraction of uterus muscles to expel the lining caused by the hormone – prostaglandins – higher the levels, the more […]

Acne and Periods – When should you worry?

Acne and Periods

All of us are usually familiar with acne, pimple, blackheads, or whiteheads. We have either experienced them or know of people who have them. It is a skin condition where the hair follicles clog with dead skin cells and oil. Acne is more predominant in teenagers, but they are certainly not limited to that age […]

What are STDs – Do you have one?

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Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) – also referred to as sexually transmitted infections (STIs) or Venereal Disease (VD), are passed on from one partner to another during sexual contact – could be vaginal, anal, or oral. Sometimes these do not present any symptoms in the person carrying the microbes – asymptomatic. STDs can also be transmitted […]