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Periods

Over the years we’ve listened to what women want and have made all kinds of improvements to our products and services. Your honesty has meant that along the way we’ve learned a lot about women’s bodies and even more about periods. We’ve put together this advice hub in the hope that we can help you understand your body better, from discharge to heavy periods, we’ve got you covered!

Pains and Cramps

Hint: You don’t have to suffer. Menstrual pain sucks, period. Nobody wants it, and yet a tonne of us are reduced to grumbling messes twelve or so times a year.

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Toxic Shock Syndrome: How much do you know?

You may have heard of Toxic Shock Syndrome, or TSS, especially if you use tampons — or if it scared you off them! However, not many of us know that much about it or even the difference between what’s fact and what’s fiction.

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Dealing with Discharge

Why pantyliners are the easiest way to protect yourself (and your underwear) against menstrual discharge, light periods and withdrawal bleeding.

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Endometriosis, Explained

It’s symptoms include painful menstruation and irregular bleeding, but what else do you need to know about this chronic condition?

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PMS & PMDD

How much do you really know about PMDD & PMS? And yes, they are a real thing - turns out we're not just moody for no reason...

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Intimate Hygiene

We've put together a selection of your top intimate hygiene-related questions and their answers. First answer: yes, your vulva is normal... We know we've all wondered before!

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Understanding Irregular Periods

If you've ever had a period, chances are you've heard the term 'irregular period' and thought maybe you’d had one. But what does this actually mean?

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Heavy Periods

There’s menstruation, and then there’s menorrhagia, which is defined by having substantial blood loss in every monthly cycle. There's a huge difference and it's important to understand in case you may be suffering.

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Mood Swings: What’s Normal and When You Should Get Help

All PMS jokes aside, mood swings shouldn’t be ruling your life. 

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How-to Guides

Whether you're new to periods or want to try something new we know getting to grips with period products can be tricky, so we've created some handy how-to guides to help you out... 

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What's in Our Products?

Want to know what's in Lil-Lets products? We've broken it all down for you here,

Periods FAQs

Can I have sex when I'm on my period?

Yes you can. In rare instances, you can still get pregnant. You should also bear in mind that you can still catch a sexually transmitted disease when on your period

Will I smell when I’m on my period?

You might notice a slight odour when you're on your period. Tampons can help with this because they're worn inside your body. If you prefer to use pads, make sure to change them regularly if you notice a strong odour.

What do I do if my period has stained my clothes?

First off, don't panic, it happens to all of us at some point in our lives! The key is to treat the stain as soon as possible with cold water. Hot water causes the stain to heat and seep deeper into the fabric, so cold water is absolutely key! Hold the stained item taut under running cold water and you may find this gets all of the blood out. If not, give the stain a rub with some soap or laundry detergent and put it in the washing machine. Remember, some stains can be really stubborn so don't give up if it doesn't work straight away, they may just need another wash. Also, if you're pushed for time and can't wash your items straight away, pop them in cold water to soak - it'll make it much easier to deal with the stain later if it hasn't had the opportunity to dry!

How will the contraceptive pill affect my periods?

Some brands of contraceptive pills can reduce your flow or shorten the length of your period. Your doctor or nurse will discuss this with you during your consultation.

My periods are really heavy, which products should I use?

You've got lots of options available. Lil-Lets Non-Applicator Ultra Tampons have the highest absorbency in the UK and are great for extremely heavy periods. If you prefer to use an applicator tampon, our super plus extra applicator tampons are a really good choice too.

What can I do to relieve my period pain?

Although you may not feel like doing it at the time, stretching or gentle exercise will ease this discomfort. Healthy eating is also known to help relieve any period pain. Alternatively, treat yourself to a relaxing bath or cuddle up on the sofa with a hot water bottle.

If none of these help, your local pharmacy can give you guidance on suitable pain relief.

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