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Mental Health & The Menopause

  We like to keep things positive here at BP3, but menopause is certainly not always a barrel of laughs. Of course there are the physical symptoms - the hot flushes, the thinning hair, the weight gain (we could go on…)  - but there are also a whole bunch of menopausal side effects that you can’t see. We’re talking about the impact that the menopause can have on your mental health - something that will be all too familiar to anyone that’s going through it.  Hormonal Havoc  Many women report emotional stress during perimenopause and menopause. It might feel like you’re imagining it or you’re the only one going through this, but that’s certainly not the case.  One of the...

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What is the menopause?

Menopause is one of life’s inevitabilities for women. We will all go through it at some point in our lives, and yet, for many, it’s still a topic we feel uncomfortable discussing or educating ourselves about. As the Guardian stated in a recent article  - “The menopause affects half the population, but it’s a largely neglected issue, both in the media and when it comes to scientific research”. When it comes to the menopause, knowledge definitely is power. If you understand exactly what is happening to your body, you can take the steps to navigate this whole new phase of womanhood!  Let’s firstly break down exactly what menopause is. Ostensibly, menopause is when a woman stops having periods - it’s...

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Women's Running Magazine - Voted "Best in Test"

We were very proud to have been featured in the May 2020 issue of Women's Running Magazine. We were thrilled to have been voted "Best in Test" for essential Running Pants! We were in the same category as the amazing Runderwear and Ron Hill so to have been awarded 5 stars is overwhelming. All kit is tested by real runners: Passionate women with diverse running experiences, from dedicated marathoners to happy plodders. They wear the clothing on their usual runs to see if they go the distance. Here's what Esther had to say about our BP3 Sporty Knickers: "When I've tested period pants before, they've always been effective but unflattering - usually making some unfortunate dents in my side podge,...

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Incontinence Choice - Traditional Sanitary Products

1 in 3 women will struggle with bladder leaks. 14 million people in the UK have bladder control issues. 46% of women feel uncomfortable talking to their friends about incontinence. Traditional sanitary products cause 200,000 tonnes of waste every year. Sanitary towels take over 500 years to decompose. There is the equivalent of 5 plastic bags in every pack of sanitary pads. 1.4 million sanitary towels are flushed down the toilet in the UK every day. Washable knickers will last you up to 2-3 years if washed properly. Save you up to 40% compared to traditional sanitary products. Are so discreet that no one will know you are wearing them No bulkiness or VPL Helping to save the planet! Photo...

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Stress and Urge Incontinence - Is it normal?

We are constantly being told bladder leaks are not normal but try telling that to the many women who experience it on a daily basis. Women who have had children, are going through the menopause or simply going through the ageing process.

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