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Period Tips & Advice

It’s time to learn more about periods and your body. From menstrual cramps to heavy bleeding, we’ve got you covered with plenty of practical period advice. Take control of your menstrual health with confidence!

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Tracking Your Menstrual Cycle Lets Talk With Dr Que

Your hosts, Bokang Lehlokoe and Megan Ross, chat to Lil-Lets Talk Responder and Specialist Paediatrician, Dr Nonkqubela Mkizwana, AKA Dr Que, about irregular periods, tracking your fertility and how to know when to see a doctor.

Be You Period

There’s no such thing as one ‘right’ way to deal with your period. There’s only what works for you and your unique body. Find out more about our #BeYouPeriod campaign.

Painful Periods Lets Talk With Dineo Ranaka

Period pain is often dismissed as something we must simply ‘deal with’. But where should we draw the line? In this episode Dineo Ranaka and guests talk heavy periods, endometriosis, PCOS and more.

Cervical Cancer Lets Talk With Dineo Ranaka

In SA, black women are six times more likely to die of cervical cancer than white women. Dineo Ranaka unpacks the taboos around HPV, pap smears and more, with expert guests and a cervical cancer survivor.

Lil-Lets Talk Is Live

Empowering conversations for all of life's periods. Ready to join us? Simply go to www.lil-letstalk.co.za, sign up to become a member for free, engage in the conversation, and, most importantly, ask the questions you’ve always been too shy to ask. #LilLetsTalk

Common Period Myths In South Africa

Ready to bust some myths about periods? Self-proclaimed Minister of Menstruation, Candice Chirwa, is here to help.

Bokang Lehlokoe Lets Talk With Guys About Periods

How much do our dads, brothers, husbands, partners and friends really know about menstruation?

Handling Periods At Night

We answer your questions about periods at night, discuss how to beat nighttime leaks and share top conversations from the Lil-Lets Talk community.

Asking A Gynaecologist Questions Youre Too Afraid To Ask

Now you can ask Dr. Gynae anything on Lil-Lets Talk, like if its necessary to get a pap smear and if tampons can "break" your virginity. 

Periods Across Generations Lets Talk With Dineo Ranaka

Watch the first episode of our series with Dineo Ranaka discussing periods across generations with her family.

Period Products And Choice Lets Talk With Lucy Pearl Khofi

Your hosts, Bokang Lehlokoe and Megan Ross, talk about period product preferences with activist, medical anthropologist and Lil-Lets Talk Responder, Lucy Pearl Khofi.

Vaginal Discharge Lets Talk With Ntsoaki Kotela

Your hosts, Bokang Lehlokoe and Megan Ross, speak to Ntsoaki Kotela about vaginal discharge! What can it tell us about our bodies, and what do all those colours mean?

Mental Health Lets Talk With Dr Mpume Zenda

Your hosts, Bokang Lehlokoe and Megan Ross, speak to OB-Gynae-Sexologist, Dr Mpume Zenda about the realities of PMS, postpartum depression and living with mental health conditions.

What Is Toxic Shock Syndrome

Learn more about Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) from tampon use. What is this syndrome and is it common? Let’s find out.

Vaginal Discharge And How To Deal With It

Discharge, light period flows, and little leaks — there are many reasons you might want to use a pantyliner, but the most important reason is confidence.

Endometriosis Explained

Endometriosis is a disorder where tissue that is similar to the kind that lines your uterus grows outside of your uterus. Learn more with us here!

Ovulation and Fertility

Are you thinking about starting a family? Congratulations! Read about all the key factors to consider when planning to conceive.

PMS PMDD And Period Mood Swings

All PMS jokes aside, mood swings shouldn’t be ruling your life. Read all about PMS, PMDD and period mood swings and learn how to deal with it all.

Intimate Hygiene

Discover effective and practical intimate hygiene tips for a healthy and confident you! From daily routines to product recommendations, we've got you covered.

Understanding Irregular Periods

If you find yourself wondering "what does irregular period mean?", then visit Lil-Lets' website for more information on all things menstrual cycle!

Heavy Periods And How To Deal With It

Find out how to manage heavy periods that might leave you with feelings of discomfort. Whether you get them at home or work, we have tips and advice.

Menstrual Cycle Phases

Whether your period is like clockwork or a little irregular, how heavy and how often you bleed is unique to your body. That said, your period is only one phase of your menstrual cycle.

A Guys Guide To Periods

Common questions guys have about periods, answered. From why tampons come in different sizes to what period pains really feel like, here’s everything guys should know.

How To Use A Tampon

Learning how to insert a tampon can be a little tricky. To help you through this, follow our simple guide on inserting and removing tampons with ease.

Are Periods Painful?

It helps to know how to evaluate period pain, especially if you often experience bloating and cramping. Here’s some key info on period pain symptoms and relief.

How To Use Pads

Learn exactly how to use pads for ultimate period protection. A must-read for anyone seeking tips and tricks for using pads confidently.

Signs Your Daughter Is About To Start Her Period

As puberty starts to take hold, menstrual cycle hormones kick in, and changes start. For signs of her first period, click here for more information.

How To Prepare For Your First Period

Preparing for your period will ensure that you feel comfortable and confident when the period comes. Read Lil-Lets' tips and advice here.

My First Period

At Lil-Lets, we know that you have a lot of questions about your first period. Join us as we answer the most frequent queries we get asked.

History Of Tampons Who Invented Tampons

Have you ever wondered who invented tampons? Discover the unique history of tampons and how they shape period care for women and people around the world.

Can You Flush A Tampon

Many of us have considered flushing a tampon before, but you have to think of the consequences too. Find out if you can flush a tampon and how to dispose of one.