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Pink Parcel Period Talk: Laura, Assistant Brand Manager

Wouldn’t it be easier if we were all more open about the perfectly normal bodily function we experience each month? We think so. Each week a member of our very own #PPSquad will be sharing her period stories with you. Read, comment, share your own. Every story is welcome here.

This week’s period talk is from Laura, our Assistant Brand Manager.

What’s your period craving?

"I am the biggest sweet tooth gal EVER! I get a super-intense craving for chocolate – standard! I’ll eat one chocolate bar and 30 minutes later, I can’t stop thinking about the next, so I’ll eat another one. Then 10 minutes later, cake seems like the next best idea…

I know my period is coming when…

"My boobs start to feel weird and tingle. Then they get very tender, and then I can’t stop touching them (yes, I get some strange looks but periods are perfectly natural, hey). I also get pretty emotional and irritable before I start my period, so I spend the first couple of the nights curled up in a ball binging on Netflix with a peppermint tea, whilst snuggling my jellycat, Jamimah."

Tell us about your first period…

"Well, it all started when I was 13. I woke up one school morning, headed to the toilet, pulled down my knickers and saw something slightly different that morning. I was in a bit of a pickle at this point so I shouted to my dad, ‘Help! I think I’ve just started my period!’ and the next thing you know, Poppa M was there to the rescue. I think that was a pretty brave move from me at the age of 13!"

Tell us a period cringe (we’ve all got one, hey…)

"I don’t think I’ve ever had a huge period cringe. Not that I remember, anyway. I think the worse thing that’s happened to me to date is when I was in my mid-teens and I leaked onto a pair of white trousers… Luckily I wasn’t in public when this happened!"

Your favourite thing to do when you have your period is…

"I loooooove to pamper, pamper, pamper myself like crazy when I’m on my period so I always head straight to LUSH cosmetics and treat myself to a bath bomb – and not forgetting a face mask (cup of coffee is my favourite). I’ll then head home, run myself a hot bath, jump in the tub and chillax… At this particular moment, I am in my absolute element!"

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