We interviewed world champion pole dancer, Oona Kivelä, on her thoughts about periods in society and how to break the menstrual taboo.

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Oona Kivelä – A Multiple World Champion of Pole Dancing
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Every year on May 28th, Menstrual Hygiene Day  is celebrated in order to break the silence and build awareness about the fundamental role that good menstrual hygiene management (MHM) plays in enabling menstruating people to reach their full potential. This year, Lunette wanted to focus on the similarities of the challenges menstruators face around the world because no matter what part of the world we come from menstruation is a taboo subject everywhere - we have all faced some shame or embarrassment in one way or another. We were so thrilled to have partnered with  Fida  International, an organization focusing...

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Menstruators of the world, unite for menstrual hygiene day!
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From soccer games to period stains, here are six first-period stories we thought you would get a chuckle from, because who doesn’t like to hear about other people's period stories?
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6 First-Period Stories You'll Most Likely Relate To
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I began my menstrual journey at age 15 with a belted pad and knowledge that a week each month my body would betray me.

I was lost where periods were concerned and embarrassed to ask for help/advice because all my friends started at 12. My periods were so heavy that I wore plastic panties and still leaked often. I remember leaking on my clothing and what I sat on at school, on the bus and at home.

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My first period story: how my relationship with my body changed my life
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There are SO many choices out there when it comes to period products, which is great news for all of us. Being able to choose something that fits your body, matches your style and suits your bank account...hella yes! We’re all about this and especially excited to see more choices available in an industry still battling with outdated taboos, though we still have a way to go.
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Watch out for “generic” menstrual cups!
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I never thought that the image of a stained pair of ordinary underwear lying unceremoniously on my teenage room floor would have remained burned in my memory for almost a decade. In the field of psychology, that kind of mental image is called a flashbulb memory – a vivid, if not incomplete, image that remains like a snapshot in your mind. Kind of like the blinding flash of a camera irreparably tattooing a memory onto your brain - a scar if you will. In the case of my first period, it was a memory that would change my life forever.
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Bleeding for Freedom
 – My First Period as a Non-binary Menstruator
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When did you get your first period? Teens with a uterus usually start their first period around the ages of 10-15. Although some young menstruators will be educated on what to expect before and during their period, there are many young teens in the UK who won’t.
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Period Power: Education and Periods In The UK
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In a recent report by Shelter they estimated there were over 300,000 homeless people in Britain, that’s 1 in every 200 people living on the streets or in inadequate accommodation. Scarily, this number is significantly increasing year after year.
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Period Power: Homelessness and Periods In The UK
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Recently we’ve been shedding some light on why periods are powerful in society, not just in developing countries but right on our front door step too. From #PeriodPoverty, to girls missing out on school and even period shaming through the media (ugh, not cool!) we’ve still got a long way to go for menstruation equality! That’s why we’re all about the #PeriodPower this year. Over the next few weeks we’ll be diving into how people are affected by attitudes towards periods in different walks of life including in schools, prisons, homelessness and beyond.  Why are we talking about periods in...

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Period Power: Periods in the Workplace
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Recently we’ve been shedding some light on why periods are powerful in society, not just in developing countries but right on our front door step too. From #PeriodPoverty, to girls missing out on school and even period shaming through the media (ugh, not cool!) we’ve still got a long way to go for menstruation equality! That’s why we’re all about the #PeriodPower this year. Over the next few weeks we’ll be diving into how people are affected by attitudes towards periods in different walks of life including in schools, the workplace, homelessness and beyond. Why are we talking about periods...

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Period Power: Periods and prisons in the UK
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Lunette’s mission this year is all about #PeriodPower! For the past few weeks we’ve been talking a lot about why periods are powerful, how we can start to break the taboos and spreading the word on social media. Which is all well and good but….does anyone else feel a bit disheartened by it all? We believe it’s so important to share the realities of how people’s quality of life can be negatively affected by menstruation all over the world and, crucially, how it doesn’t have to be like that at all! But it can feel a like a big problem....

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Period Power: What you can do to support the movement
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