period

girl holding pad with pant down
September 4, 2021

Periods are always a struggle to get through. Here is HER’s guide on how to survive your period: 1. Demand a break from work or school.  They should be giving you breaks anyway. They will be fine in your absence, you are not the one that kuku built the company or the school for them. […]

period products in a box
August 18, 2021

Everybody knows surviving a period is hard work. Anyone bleeding from their vagina should be pampered. Here’s a list of things to include in a period care package.  1. Chocolate I know it will cause more pain later but something about sugar while you’re hurting makes everything a bit better.  2. Tea  Tea is always […]

woman holding her stomach in pain
August 14, 2021

Almost every woman I know dislikes periods. Who the hell thought it was a genius idea to install this feature? Here’s a list of things women hate about periods.  1. Bleeding  The fact that we are even bleeding at all is already a downer. There is no way up from that. Just spotting for one […]

menstrual cups
June 15, 2021

As inflation happens and prices of products across the country increase, more Nigerian women are moving away from pads to more sustainable sanitary products. In this article, five Nigerian women talk about their experience using menstrual cups.  Elizabeth, 19 Sanitary pads never did it for me. Getting good sanitary pads was a real struggle for […]

PMS symptoms
May 28, 2021

In commemoration of Menstrual Hygiene Day 2021, I asked Nigerian women to share their funny PMS symptoms with me. Here’s what nine of them had to say:  Uche, 25 I get angry easily. If you step on me, I can slap you. I also lose my appetite and I really like food.  Bimbo, 22 I […]

Period pain
May 28, 2021

By Oreoluwa Olukorode For most women, period pain was a whole new experience no one prepared them for. From mild discomfort to unconsciousness, five Nigerian Women share their period pain stories and how they have been dealing with it. This was compiled to celebrate Menstrual Hygiene Day which is today, May 28, 2021, as solidarity to […]

May 28, 2021

Menstruation is a very normal female experience. But in many societies, people are tight-lipped on the topic, causing a huge knowledge gap. Some women never find out about it until their first period is upon them. It is hardly surprising that many young men have little to no awareness of menstruation until they get into […]

April 27, 2021

Period poverty is when you cannot afford proper hygiene products during your period. Products like tampons, menstrual cups, sanitary pads, etc. These seven Nigerian women share times in their lives when they have experienced period poverty. Ade, 20 There was a time I had to used paper towels. Luckily, I happened to find an actual […]

March 15, 2021

Periods are very uncomfortable, unnecessary and uncalled for, a factory error if you ask us, but we digress. Every woman who menstruates can attest to how cranky the experience makes them. All this to say, the last thing you want to do is add to your girlfriend’s annoyance.  Here are a few easy ways to […]

January 19, 2021

When it comes to period products, there are a lot of things that need to change. A lot. So, we made a list with the help of the people of Twitter 1) Price They are too expensive. Period products should be free, because nobody chose to have their period. These products are essential, and nobody […]

November 24, 2020

Period sex is sex that happens while either of the parties involved are on their period. We asked Nigerians to share their period sex experience, here are eleven of them. Anna, 18 This was my first and only period sex experience, but I find it a funny one because it happened on my heaviest day. […]

November 16, 2020

A lot of people tend to experience pain when they have their periods. Some women have been able to hack this thing (lucky them), so we asked them to share how they handle period pain. P.S: None of these are professional advice from a doctor. Just women stating what has worked for them. Amaka, 25 […]

July 27, 2020

The cramps, nausea, and insane cravings are not the only things Nigerian women have to deal with during their period. 7 Nigerian women had a quick chat with me about their most cringe-worthy period experience. Jennifer  My experience was really awful. I had an ex-boyfriend who would complain and call me lazy for having cramps […]

August 20, 2019

Recently, I was binge-watching the second season of Workin’ Moms, a Canadian television sitcom about a group of friends dealing with the challenges of being working mothers and being women generally. In one episode, Alice Carlson, played by Sadie Munroe got her period for the first time and was aghast by the reality that women got periods every […]

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