Got a question about your period?
Puberty: your pit-stop tour
From pubic hair to hormones, periods to acne, boobs to mood swings – and everything in-between.
Getting to grips with your monthly cycle
It’s day one, the beginning of your period, and it’s possible you’re so tired that the idea of making toast has you hitting the snooze button. By day 15, your mood has lifted and life doesn’t seem all that bad. Familiar? Welcome to the exciting world of hormones.
What's going on in my brain?
If you could peer inside your brain you’d be faced with at a tricky rewiring that kind of looks like a bowl of spaghetti. At any point between the ages of 11 and 27 (yep!) there are lots of changes happening in there. These often spark emotions that are hard to handle and behaviour you can’t seem to control.
How to handle puberty
You got out of bed on the wrong side. You’re on the heaviest day of your period. Oh, and the forecast is rain all week. You can’t change the weather, but we’ve got some great tips to help you feel better whatever the time of month.
Is my vagina weird? Why are my boobs uneven? (and other things you might be wondering)
The physical changes we go through during puberty make us question everything. Let’s take a closer look at these changes, and how they can affect the way we feel.
Let’s talk about sex
You may have had the sex ed classes at school, the ‘who’s done it?’ chats with friends and the lecture about the importance of contraception (thanks, parents). But whether you’ve done it or not, you’ll know that sex is about far more than the birds and the bees. Here we look at getting to know your body, virginity and sexuality.
Talking to your daughter about puberty
We’ve all been there, yet most of us could do with some advice on how to help our daughters through puberty. From raging hormones to budding breasts, here’s how to talk, support and guide her through the highs and lows.
Preparing your daughter for her first period
A girl’s first period is a major landmark in puberty, so as a parent you’ll want to make sure your daughter is fully prepared. Here’s how to talk to her about everything from the colour of period blood to putting a tampon in for the first time.
How puberty changes your body
Around the time your periods start, your body goes through a whole load of changes. Collectively, these are known as puberty.
Mood swings – and how to cope with them
As you’ve possibly noticed, puberty and emotional changes go hand in hand.