How do you talk about your period?
Is it “that time of the month” or “lady days”? Or maybe you’re a bit more whimsical and mention visits from “Aunt Flo” or even “Shark Week” (which really makes us laugh).
Our #LanguageofPeriods Twitter chat is about empowering women (and men!) to talk about periods, and in particular heavy periods which affect 1 in 5 women. This will be a fun, informative chat, with lots of light-hearted sharing of the words and phrases we use and those we hate, as well as why we feel that as a nation talking about heavy periods is so hard to do! You won’t want to miss it!
The chat is sponsored by Wear White Again, in order to develop a guide to the words and expressions we feel most comfortable and uncomfortable using. There’s still a taboo surrounding periods and in particular heavy periods (crazy, we know) which means that despite the many treatment options available for women with heavy periods, for those who do seek help, it’s often taking too long to get to the right solution. As part of the Am I Number 5? campaign, reflecting the one in five women living with heavy periods, Wear White Again is helping drive the conversation to make it easier for us to talk about heavy periods, enable women to recognise when they have heavy periods and empower them to describe their symptoms to their GP to get the help they need.
Did you know:
- Heavy periods affect 1 in 5 women
- 62% of women who have heavy periods don’t realise that they are a treatable medical condition…
- …and many accept heavy periods as “just part of being a woman”
Join the chat to share the unusual, quirky and humorous expressions used to describe periods and how you feel about talking about them.
HOW TO TAKE PART AND JOIN IN
Tweet on Tuesday 8 May between 13:00 – 14:00 BST about periods, including the funny, quirky or downright strange words you use or have heard referring to periods using the hashtags #LanguageofPeriods as well as #wearwhiteagain and #aminumber5 if possible and following @BritMums.
10 lucky winners, chosen at random, will win a shopping voucher worth £25!
- Main: #LanguageofPeriods
- Plus: #wearwhiteagain and #aminumber5 if possible
- Tuesday 8 May 2018 13:00 – 14:00 BST
- Prize: 10 £25 shopping vouchers
- Follow @BritMums
- Tweet about periods including the funny and quirky words to refer to periods
Also tweeting are our co-hosts, who make the discussion that much better and are compensated for their involvement. Make sure you follow them too!
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Wear White Again is an initiative from Hologic Inc.
The winners are: