For a lot of people, the presence of proper sanitary bins and waste disposal facilities can be a much deeper issue – one of equality and reflecting important social issues.
Periods cause enough of a headache, both literally and figuratively, as it is without having to worry about other strange changes to our bodies. However, as unpleasant as it is to talk about, your period might not be your only reason for a trip to the public toilet when it’s that time of the month. Many people who menstruate find that their bowel habits also change throughout their menstrual cycle and especially during the week that they menstruate.
Public toilets should be a significant investment for any business or council. They are essential to public health and safety and provide us with the privacy and dignity to take care of our sanitation needs while out of the comforts of our own homes. It is essential, therefore, that when designing these washrooms, facilities managers take into consideration what is necessary for visitors to walk away with a positive experience.
While it might not be possible to completely eliminate the mental health side effects that menstruation can present, it is possible to treat them. By being aware of the factors that cause those situational feelings of anxiety, depression and moodiness, you’ll be better equipped to deal with those unwanted feelings when they arrive.
Whilst sanitary pads and tampons are considered the menstrual cycle norm, there are plenty of eco-friendly and alternative options available on the market
Periods can be a real hindrance for so many people, but is this an experience we should be eliminating?
Not only can paying close attention to your menstrual cycle help uncover things about your health that you may not have been aware of, but it also can aid in providing a more positive outlook on the experience
after a few months, women around the world have been reporting unusual changes to their menstrual cycle and the way in which they are dealing with their periods.
Public toilet shortages have been an increasingly apparent across the UK. But how do they affect our daily lives?
Washroom services were not always as private, as clean or as efficient as they are now. But how much have they really changed since we started using them?