When we’re scouting out ideas to help ourselves feel better during our period, exercise tends to be the last thing on our minds.Our normal go-to period pain and PMS remedies normally consist of hot water bottles, bars of chocolate, duvet days and crying along to our favourite Disney film. But there are actually a whole bunch of reasons (science-based ones, too!) why exercise can help you to have a...[Read More]
PMS stands for premenstrual syndrome: the name given to a collection of different physical and psychological symptoms that women experience in the last half of their cycle — just before menstruation begins each month (and just after ovulation). Learn more about yourself to tackle it as best you can.
What does good period food look like? (Hint: it’s not a burger and fries with a side of Coke). Did you know that the features of your monthly period can actually tell you a lot about your state of health? Find out what to eat and what to avoid to be at your best.
The Menstrual cups and menstrual discs both have the same function: collecting menstrual flow. However they work in a very different way. Let me highlight their pros and cons, as well what sets them appart. Menstrual discs have been around for a while. The first brand was Instead Softcup (now rebranded to Softdiscs), There is now another one called FlexFits. This is what they look like: Unfortunat...[Read More]
When choosing a menstrual cup you will often hear people talking about their cervix, being low, short and whatnot. This the most common question I am getting when I receive emails asking for guidance. I will recommend on separate articles which menstrual cups are best to use in each case but I wanted to shed some light on what the cervix is and how to assess yours to find your goldilocks cup. What...[Read More]
Menstrual cups, yes! This little silicone funnel looking thing that you probably saw at some point scrolling down your Facebook feed. You may have raised an eyebrow wondering what the hell it is or have you already have been #cupverted? Yes there’s a word for it now. Does the idea of collecting your flow in a cup gross you out? Then likely collecting it in a cotton vagina plug or slab of adu...[Read More]
“Mucous membranes are the moist layer of semi-permeable tissue lining the mouth, nose, eyes, vagina, tip of the penis and gastro-intestinal tract. Because they do not have the protective layer (Stratum corneum) found on the surface of the outer skin, mucous membranes can be damaged, irritated and penetrated by synthetic chemicals much more easily. Most old style lubricants are primarily made...[Read More]
Menstrual cups that are so popular today seems to be a new thing, but in fact it is not at all. People often ask, wondering why it didn’t become a thing back then. If it’s that good of a product why not every woman started using it. I’m guessing it’s a mix between bad timing and mentality that were not ready for it. So let’s give an ovation to this amazing American La...[Read More]
Periods… yes we know all about them… at least we think so! Yes, you’re obviously aware that every month you loose blood… but do you know that women are on average menstruated for 42 years. With 13 periods per year, that makes up 520 periods… Maybe it’d be a good idea to find out what really goes on. As a woman, our menstrual cycle prepares us every month for a potential pregnancy. Thanks to our ho...[Read More]
The focus is usually put on the insertion of the menstrual cup but what goes in has to go out so let’s talk about how to use the stem during the removal. Many women think the stem is there to pull the cup entirely out. It’s not exactly true. Let’s make things clear: you shouldn’t remove the cup by pulling on the stem alone. The purpose of the stem is to help you reach the cupR...[Read More]
Hard to believe since menstruation is nothing new, but until recently women have been left to fend for themselves to figure out how to deal with the practical issues presented by their monthly flow. That is, what to do with the blood. From scraps of rags to natural materials such as sea sponges, women (and some creative men) have devised a number of ways to handle menstruation. Currently there are...[Read More]