What Makes Silicone Safe? A Look at What Exactly ‘Medical-Grade’ Means

Jun 072018
 
What Makes Silicone Safe? A Look at What Exactly 'Medical-Grade' Means

Do you love your menstrual cup or personal massagers (or both!)? Do you also care about your health and safety? Assuming you answered ‘yes’ both these questions (because really, who wouldn’t?) then it’s time to strap in, because we’re about to talk about something super important that has to do with all of these: silicone. […]

Surfing the Crimson Tide: Everything You Need to Know About Period Sex

Mar 132018
 
Surfing the Crimson Tide: Everything You Need to Know About Period Sex

Relationships with and attitudes toward periods are complicated beasts. You might be mildly annoyed by them, mystified by their exact mechanics, grossed out by them, feel like they worsen body dysmorphia, or use them to make ritualistic sacrifices to the gods so the aphids will stay out of your cherry tomatoes. Whatever the case, when […]

How to Deal If Your Menstrual Cup Gets Stuck

Jul 042017
 
How to Deal If Your Menstrual Cup Gets Stuck

Is your menstrual cup having so much fun inside your vagina that it doesn’t want to come out? This is certainly one way to look at it! In the rare cases when a menstrual cup is inserted incorrectly, such a strong suction is created that makes it a little more tricky to remove. If you’ve […]

Want to ask a parent for a menstrual cup? Here’s how!

Oct 182016
 
Want to ask a parent for a menstrual cup? Here’s how!

Making the switch from conventional period protection to menstrual cups is a big (and awesome!) step towards a better period and improved overall intimate health. Cups are one of the greatest things to happen to women’s periods since, well, forever. However, they’re new to a lot of people, so it makes sense that some think […]

How a Menstrual Cup Can Change Your Life | Infographic

May 242016
 
How a Menstrual Cup Can Change Your Life | Infographic

At Intimina, we believe that there is a period revolution happening right now, in no small part due to the humble menstrual cup. In honour of Menstrual Hygiene Awareness Day, we surveyed over 1500 women to find out exactly how menstrual cups changed their lives. Find out what switching to a cup did for them: […]

INTIMINA Launches the Menstrual Waste Calculator

Apr 222016
 
INTIMINA Launches the Menstrual Waste Calculator

You might be surprised at how much trash you throw away each month just from your period. This year in honor of Earth Day, we’ve created the Menstrual Waste Calculator to display the environmental impact of disposable period products like pads and tampons and the huge difference that switching to a more sustainable period protection […]

Intimina helps bring menstrual cups to women in Gambia

Feb 232016
 
Intimina helps bring menstrual cups to women in Gambia

Intimina are thrilled to announce details of our partnership with the Spanish medical humanitarian association Jatakendeya, who traveled to Gambia with 200 of Intimina’s Lily Cup menstrual cups to launch a menstruation education project. The project was called “1 woman, 1 cup, 10 years of hygiene”, and its goal was to educate teenagers in three […]

5000 Years of Period Protection – A History of Menstruation [Video]

Feb 062016
 
5000 Years of Period Protection – A History of Menstruation [Video]

Moss! Papyrus! Diapers on suspenders! Throughout history, women have had some very creative ways of dealing with their periods. Presenting the menses memoirs, a hilarious video by Davison of the YouTube channel LOLPervs. Starting with the sticks and lint used by Ancient Greeks and ending with Lily Cup Compact, Davison takes us on a journey […]

Your Daughter’s First Period Talk: Where to Start

Dec 222015
 
Your Daughter's First Period Talk: Where to Start

Remember waiting for your first period? Feeling excited, confused, and maybe even a little anxious? Hopefully, someone helped you feel secure in your changing body. Now, you have a daughter who’s about to become a woman – and it’s time to do the same for her! Providing her with information and helping her feel comfortable […]

6 Surprising Period Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

Dec 112015
 
6 Surprising Period Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

You’ve seen it happen: the collective silence and blushing when a few tampons accidentally fall out of a purse in front of a bunch of male friends. The taboo around menstruation causes embarrassment for a lot of women, but the reality is that your period is actually a pretty cool feat of human biology. Here […]

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