Community Guidelines

We want to ensure that Periwink is a space safe for members to engage in meaningful conversations around midlife health and wellness. By participating in the Periwink Community, you agree to respect these guidelines. They are a reflection of our intention to create a safe, supportive, accessible, and uplifting space.

Please know that if your post or comment was reported in breach of the following rules, this may lead to the permanent deactivation of your account.

If you see any off-limits content, please report it by writing to us on Ensuring the integrity of our community feature is the top priority us.

Respect all Periwink Community members

The Periwink Community is diverse and welcoming of all identities. That means we absolutely don’t allow or tolerate hate speech toward any individual or group of individuals. We want every member—regardless of their race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, citizenship, or religious beliefs—to feel at home here. The same goes for people with all kinds of illnesses, conditions, and/or disabilities. There is absolutely no discrimination of any kind allowed in this community. Please be mindful of this each and every time you engage on the Periwink App.

Rude or abusive behavior

We value respect on Periwink and encourage all users to approach users with no judgment especially when disagreeing with one another. We can all have different opinions! If you’re ever concerned or worried about something someone has  said, we urge that you report them immediately and our team will get right on it.

Health issues can be challenging. The purpose of the Periwink Community is to create a safe space where you can support each other. Share your experiences honestly, but keep in mind positivity has been shown to improve health outcomes.

Submitting topic suggestions

Any member can submit a discussion topic suggestion by emailing with your name (or nickname), location, and 2-3 sentences about what you’d like to discuss with the community. We appreciate hearing from all Periwink members, but sending in a suggestion does not guarantee its selection for posting. Selection of topics is up to the Periwink Team’s discretion. We may select your suggestion to be posted at any time after we have received it, or we may not post it at all.

What to discuss and post

When sending suggestions, please keep in mind that topics are meant to be discussions about sharing experiences, tips, and support around menopause, midlife, and general health and wellness. Therefore, please refrain from submitting off topic suggestions. Also, please do not send questions that pertain to your own medical information as the Periwink Team and Community cannot provide medical advice. You should discuss these topics with your healthcare provider. More on this below.

Remember that Periwink is not for medical advice

Users of the Periwink App are not qualified to give you medical advice, even if they happen to be a health professional. No content on thePeriwink app and community should be considered medical advice. You should always consult a health practitioner who is familiar with your specific symptoms, diagnosis, and situation. Any comment deemed to be giving personalized medical advice will not pass our moderation process.

Promoting, advertising, buying, and selling

Please do not post ads or promotions for your own or any company, product, project, person, or organization, etc. You are welcome to share your genuine personal experiences by naming products or projects that you use and support. However, any posts deemed to be promotional will not pass our moderation process. Our system automatically hides any links included in comments posted by non-admin members as a measure to prevent advertising and promotions.

No spam

We don’t allow spam of any kind and actively monitor comments to prevent spam. We also hide or remove links posted by Periwink users in comments to protect the safety & security of our Community members. Only Periwink admin members are allowed to post safe external


Periwink is a place to share advice, find support, and support others — not gain status, attention, or “followers”. We don’t allow the promotion of your social media accounts or the accounts of others (including Instagram, Facebook, Facebook Groups, or Youtube channel) or the accounts of others.


We believe in the benefits of community (online and in real life), but please always make sure that events are freely accessible before sharing. Any and every event mentioned on Periwink should be free for all members in the community to participate (a 5K run in your city, for example).


We understand some members on Periwink may be in difficult positions or that there are some great causes to donate to but we’re currently unable to verify them. This includes any posts or comments about raising money for an individual or cause in any and every situation.

Seeking relationship or arrangement

Members join Periwink in search of a safe place to connect with others and engage in interesting discussions about health and wellness. We’re not a dating platform so do not allow posts that are seeking dates or arrangements.

Updating Periwink Guidelines

Periwink reserves the right to modify, update, or amend these Community Guidelines at any time and for any reason. We will strive to notify the community of the changes and to explain our rationale for the changes, as appropriate, but do not guarantee flawless communication in every instance