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That Libra Ad
In the last month we've seen one of the most controversial ads on our tv screens, and in prime time.  Why is this ad so controversial?  Because it shows period blood.  Libra have broken the norm of showing blue liquid as a replacement for period blood, and shown something that actually depicts reality, including blood streaming down a woman's leg whilst in the shower, and a woman removing a menstrual pad. People have been so offended by this ad that Ad Standards have received more than 600 complaints, making it the most complained about ad this year. So what is so offensive about it?  Firstly, with full transparency, I'm going to sa ...
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What is that white stain in my knickers?
  As girl’s hormones start to change, one of the changes in their body is the start and increase of cervical/vaginal fluid.  This can be noticed simply by a little creamy like stain in their knickers.  It’s not unusual for girls to think this is just a little bit of wee.  Every girl is different, but this can occur anywhere from 6 months before she starts her period to a few years. As she nears her period, the fluid will change again and she may feel wetter then before around her vulva and in her knickers.  The last few months before she starts her period tends to be a time of increased fluid.  The fluid is generally thin and clear ...
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How often does a girl get her period?
What is a normal cycle length when you first start your period? When girls first start their period, and potentially for the following 2-3 years, their cycles do not follow the 26-32 day norm that we are used to.  Some things to remember. - A normal cycle length for girls can be anywhere from 21-45 days, with an average cycle length of 32 days. - The amount of days they have their period can also range from 1-7 days. - The flow can change from cycle to cycle from light spotting to heavy.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The key at this stage is to always be prepared with pads, undies, or whatever form of product you have chosen. Carrying emergency ...
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