PMS vs PMDD: What You Need to Know for Your Monthly Mental Health

Mar 202018
 
PMS vs PMDD: What You Need to Know for Your Monthly Mental Health

PMS, or Pre-Menstrual Syndrome, is one of the most common, medically-recognized issues for menstruating women. In fact, you’ve probably heard any number of female family members gripe about PMS before you even really knew what a period was. Symptoms of PMS usually involve some combination of mood swings, cramps, tenderness of the breasts, and bloating […]

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 […]

Dealing with Ouch Au Naturel – 5 Natural Remedies for Relieving Cramps

Feb 062018
 
Dealing with Ouch Au Naturel - 5 Natural Remedies for Relieving Cramps

Are period cramps cramping your style? While reaching for a painkiller like ibuprofen can offer quick and efficient relief, you may have reasons to pass on the pills and be looking for natural remedies. (Certain painkillers, like Tylenol and Advil, can be rough on your liver and stomach (respectively) if taken in excess, but do […]

Implantation Bleeding or Period: What’s the Difference?

Jan 092018
 
Implantation Bleeding or Period: What’s the Difference?

If you are a diehard fan of the TV program ‘I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant’ like we are, then you’ll know that many women featured experienced irregular periods throughout their life, and in fact experienced what they thought to be a period during their surprise pregnancy. The existence of such a perplexing phenomenon can […]

Your Guide to PCOS: What is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?

Dec 192017
 
Your Guide to PCOS: What is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?

If you’ve ever experienced intense cramping, unusually heavy menstrual bleeding or cramps that have been so intense they’ve left you unable to to attend work or school, PCOS – or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome may be the culprit. It affects 8-20% of menstruators worldwide and is unfortunately one of the leading causes of infertility if left […]

Irregular Periods & Ovulation: What You Need to Know

Nov 142017
 
Irregular Periods & Ovulation: What You Need to Know

If you’re trying to conceive but wonder if your irregular periods will make it difficult, we have good news – irregular menstruation does not always mean you’re not ovulating regularly! While the average period comes every 28 days and lasts about 5, there is plenty of variation within this range that counts as ‘normal.’ When […]

8 Reasons Your Period Might Be Late – Other Than Pregnancy

Oct 172017
 
8 Reasons Your Period Might Be Late - Other Than Pregnancy

If babies aren’t on the agenda, missing a period can be an incredibly stressful experience. We know, we know: it’s easier said than done, but try not to panic. First things first: could you just be late, as opposed to skipping a period altogether? Bear in mind that very few women have a textbook 28-day […]

Flash Flood: Why is My Period Suddenly Heavier than Normal?

Aug 222017
 
Flash Flood: Why is My Period Suddenly Heavier than Normal?

We like to think that, no matter how light and short or long and disastrously heavy our periods are, they at least follow a familiar pattern. It can be quite disconcerting then, when our previously steady cycles deviate significantly from the norm. To put your mind at ease, here are the basics of heavy bleeding, […]

3 Step Guide to Cleaning Your Lily Cup in a Public Restroom

Jul 182017
 
3 Step Guide to Cleaning Your Lily Cup in a Public Restroom

When introducing women to the idea of menstrual cups, often the first question that comes up is, “But how do you clean it in a public bathroom?!” We get it, the “Remove, Rinse, Reinsert” mantra of using your cup relies heavily on the middle part and without (private) access to a sink, one would think […]

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