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The blog: hormones

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Hormones: should we shoot the messengers?

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Hormones tend to invoke fairly negative opinions from most of us, particularly when associated with the menstrual cycle. But how much of this reputation do hormones deserve? Are they really as bad as they seem?

Life

Sex and periods: what you really need to know

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Cramps? Check. Bloated? Check. Craving sex and nothing you can do about it? Think again. Let’s set the record straight. Period sex is absolutely fine. You might even feel better for it, but there are a few precautions that you might want to take.

The science bit

Why you feel so bloated on your period

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Here we go again. It’s the week before my period and I just know what that means. My hands and feet inflate and my belly feels like a balloon. How I love the period bloat.