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Period Sex: Can You Have Sex On Your Period?

The short answer is: yes – why not? Providing those doing the deed are happy and comfortable with the concept of period...

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The Body Experts: Why Do I Have Period Clots?

Seeing period clots can be alarming, but just like how our bodies and minds are totally unique, periods will differ from woman...

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The Body Experts: What Dehydration Does To Your Body

Everyone feels a little parched from time to time but regularly getting dehydrated is bad news for your general health and wellbeing....

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Is This About To Make Your Sex Life A Whole Lot Better?

Tackling stigma associated with working in the sex and tech industry is tough, and harder still, if you’re a woman. Polly Rodriguez...

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The Body Experts: Why Do I Sweat?

Slippery armpits, a slow trickle of back sweat, that clammy, hot patch under the boobs; sweating is something we all do. And...

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This Is What It’s Really Like To Live With Endometriosis

Endometriosis occurs when the internal tissue of the uterus is found in other areas of the body – this may be the...

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How To Use Essential Oils From AM To PM

In need of some fragrance hacks to kickstart your day and help you wind down at night? Incorporating essential oils into your...

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This Is What Your Hands Reveal About Your Health

Apart from when you’re painting your fingernails, giving your hands a wash or slipping on a ring or two, how often do...

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The Body Experts: What’s The Deal With Discharge?

It’s annoying enough when your period ruins your fave pair of pants, but what about when you’ve finally stopped bleeding and you’re...

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The Body Experts: The Facts On Egg Freezing

Along with buying tampons and choosing contraception, navigating the eventual tick-tock of a biological clock is one of the realities of being...

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Could There Finally Be A Cure For Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?

Women diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) may suffer with several tell tale signs – the symptoms associated with the condition can...

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The Body Experts: The Lowdown On Early Menopause

The menopause is when a woman’s period stops and she’s no longer fertile. But when do you think this happens? 40s? 50s? No idea? Sometimes it...

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Turns Out This Well Known Cystitis Cure Is Actually BS

You wouldn’t wish an attack of cystitis on your worst enemy, would you? Anyone who’s suffered from a particularly nasty urine infection...

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The Body Experts: The Facts On Ovarian Cancer

Women’s health is something we care about deeply at Pink Parcel. From PMS to sore nipples to cancer, there’s nothing we won’t talk...

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Why Getting Mindful Now Might Just Delay Dementia

You know the signs. A pounding heart, sweaty palms and a nervous, jittery tummy like a whole bunch of butterflies have moved...

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How The Meridian Cycle Can Help Balance Your Body

Just like having a clean home, achieving equilibrium can seem unattainable and totally overwhelming, unless you’re naturally a balanced (or clean) person...

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The Body Experts: The Facts On Ovarian Cysts

Ovarian cysts are common and are often not a cause for concern. However sometimes, cysts can be painful and you may need medical treatment. Today,...

Living

Let’s Get Over Being Ashamed Of Our Vaginas, Shall We?

The idea for Dr Nina Brochmann and Ellen Stokken Dahl’s book, The Wonder Down Under, was inspired by the (limited) way we...

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The Body Experts: The Facts On Thyroids And Periods

If your periods are irregular, heavy or missing altogether, there’s a chance you could have a problem with your thyroid. The thyroid is...

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The Vitamins That Will Supercharge Your Morning

Being endlessly busy, burning the candle at both ends, or just having low motivation when it comes to sorting the weekly supermarket...

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The Lowdown On Liquids And Happy Hydration

We all know a water bore who claims they can’t survive an hour unless they’ve got a bottle of the stuff strapped to...

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5 Healthy Breakfasts That Involve Chocolate

Setting yourself up with a breakfast that’s nutritious, tasty and filling (so that you won’t be reaching for the 10am snacks) is...

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The Body Experts: All About Bleeding Between Periods

Bleeding between periods is known as spotting and can occur for a number of reasons. Often, spotting is nothing to worry about, but occasionally...

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The Body Experts: Everything You NTK About Eye Health

Protecting our sight and keeping peepers healthy should be a top priority – it goes without saying that our eyes are super-precious,...

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5 Things This Sleep Expert Does Every Day

Want the secrets to a perfect night’s shut-eye? Us too. Sleep expert Dr Nerina Ramlakhan knows the all shortcuts to achieving pure...

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The Body Experts: How To Spot An Eating Disorder

Shockingly, in a recent survey it was revealed that more than one in three adults (34%) in the UK could not name...

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The Body Experts: Get To Know Your Gut

Sure, it’s not the most exciting bit of our body to take care of, but looking after our digestive system and keeping...

Living

Time’s Up: The Women’s March For Equality

Chanting “Time’s Up, Time’s Up,” and carrying #MeToo placards, more than 5 million protestors worldwide took to the streets this weekend – over 100,000 in London...

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How You Can Get Fit Eating Chocolate, Seriously

Ah, chocolate. Our bff in times of happiness, hunger, sadness and pain. Although choco is high in magnesium, which is great for...

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The Body Experts: How To Fix Bad Posture

Sorry to sound like your mum here, but are you slouching rn? Do you make a point of walking tall, or have...

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Periods: What To Expect In Your 20s, 30s & 40s

Just as our skin, hair and body shape can change in our 20s, 30s and 40s, it should be no surprise that...

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The Body Experts: Preparing Your Body To Conceive

Granted, when you don’t actually want to make a baby, plenty of time and effort during your “fertile years” will be spent...

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The Body Experts: Facts To Know About Your Period Flow

Without stating the obvious, a period is the most visible, outward sign of a functioning menstrual cycle (like, duh). But along with...

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Self Love – The 5 Signs You Need More In Your Life

Sure, taking care of yourself involves a body scrub, sorting out your toe nails and deploying a much-needed hair mask, but it...

Health & Wellbeing

#TabooTuesday: How Can PCOS Affect My Fertility?

Whether you’re wanting a baby now, sometime soon or indeed *ever*, it goes without saying that fertility is an important part of...

Living

This Art Movement Is Creating A Convo About Mental Health

Self-expression is a fundamental part of being human, but between meetings, deadlines, giving time to friends and family, exercising and so on...

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#TabooTuesday: Are Sore Boobs Something To Worry About?

The girls feeling a little tender? Trust us, we feel your pain. There’s nothing worse than worrying your bra is going to...

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Why Fitness Blogger Carly Rowena Swears By Maca

It seems like every day there’s a new superfood, supplement or elixir of life to get excited about. It’s a struggle to...

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How You Can Take Care Of Your Body And Mind

Sponsored by Champneys Health Spa We’re on the home stretch now; it’s getting colder and the end of the year is in...

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Burning Up? The Real Reason Why You Can’t Stop Blushing

If you’re a natural born “blusher”, you’ll know full well the deeply uncomfortable feeling of your face turning redder than red. Oww....

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The Beauty Benefits Of Beetroot, Your Body’s New Saviour

It’s bold, it’s bright and it’s a b*tch for staining your fingers and turning your wee pink. There sure is nothing shy...

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#TabooTuesday: Everything You NTK About Cervical Cancer

Women’s health is something we care about deeply at Pink Parcel. From PMS to sore nipples to cancer, there’s nothing we won’t talk about, which is why we’re...

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#TabooTuesday: Are My Nipples Normal?

All hail our wondrous nips! Everyone has them (interesting science fact; they actually develop in the womb before our sex organs), yet...

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10 Smart Reasons To Swerve The Booze This Weekend

When did you last have an alcohol-free Friday, Saturday and Sunday? Like, not even a sip of prosecco or a droplet of...

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Could Your Period Be The Reason You Have A Cold?

Ovulation could be the culprit when it comes to getting the sniffles! Studies have shown that during ovulation, when an egg is...

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4 Reasons Why Your Period Has Stopped

Absent periods are quite common with an estimated 1 in 25 women affected at some point in their lives. Obviously pregnancy is...

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#TabooTuesday: Let’s Talk About IBS And Periods

We all have tummy trouble now and then, but if you find yourself with on-going digestive drama, you might be suffering from irritable bowel...

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It Happened To Me: A Breast Reduction Gave Me Back My Body Confidence

Ah, you really can’t beat sharing stories to make you feel like you’re not alone in a situation – we can all identify with a...

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Sleep Your Way To A Healthy Body And Mind

When it comes to health and fitness, there’s one celebrity you can count on to stay super-strict – the ever-glowing Gwyneth Paltrow. She...

Living

It Happened To Me: I Attended An Indian Period Ceremony

Ah, you really can’t beat sharing stories to make you feel like you’re not alone in a situation – we can all identify with a...

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The Real Deal On Menstrual Cups: From The Women Who Use Them

You might have noticed that menstrual cups are having a moment. No longer just the period go-to for hippies or forward thinking...

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#TabooTuesday: Everything You NTK About The Morning After Pill

If you are thinking any of the following… ‘Uh oh. I forgot to use a condom and I am not ready for...

Health & Wellbeing

Got Tummy Trouble? 3 Easy Ways To Improve Digestion

Bloating, indigestion, abdominal pains – bad digestion is no fun. However, many of us go through life suffering in silence from our tummy troubles, believing there’s...

Health & Wellbeing

#TabooTuesday: Why Cystitis Is Just The Worst

Ever needed the toilet so badly that the shame of (soberly) wetting yourself in public outweighs the need to pee? Oh heeeey,...

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#TabooTuesday: Everything You Need To Know About Fanny Farts

OK we’re putting it out there straight away, fanny farts happen to the best of us. A delicate squeak, a wet raspberry, a...

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This Takes Less Than Two Minutes But It Could Save Your Life

Last week at PP HQ we were lucky enough to have a visit Cathie from UK breast cancer charity CoppaFeel! She spoke eloquently...

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Why It’s Totally Fine To Take Time Off Work For Endometriosis

The legend that is Lena Dunham did something incredible this week. Never one to shy away from speaking her mind, the brilliantly...

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How Your Period Affects Your Ability To Quit Smoking

Giving up cigs for the New Year? Scientists have discovered that your period could be the answer to much-needed willpower! A new...

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