Topic: period

How I Learned to Stop Hating My Period, And Love The Menstrual Cup

How I Learned to Stop Hating My Period, And Love The Menstrual Cup

You probably know that using a menstrual cup will save anywhere between 10,000-15,000 pads and tampons from ending up in landfills over the course of a woman’s menstruating life. You might also know that if you switched to a menstrual cup, you could save around $4,000 over the course of your own period and pms-filled years. But let’s be honest: You’re a bit grossed out by the idea of a reusable menstrual product, or you’re freaked out by how to use menstrual cups. So I’m here to motivate you to switch over to a cup, and I’m not going to use any of that data to persuade you. More »

My IUD Is Killing Me With Cramps; Here’s How I’m Coping

My IUD Is Killing Me With Cramps; Here's How I'm Coping

Hey, friends. Remember that IUD I got in a few weeks ago? It’s still all up in my uterus–and, because it’s that special time in a lady’s month when everything goes to hormonal Hell in a handbag, it’s making itself known. Don’t worry, IUD. I didn’t forget about you. You wouldn’t let me. Because seriously, these cramps are above and beyond. But with the help of my friends (in real life and on Twitter and in our comments’ sections), I’m getting through. More »

Always, With Blood: This Is The First Feminine Hygiene Ad To Show The Real Deal

Always, With Blood: This Is The First Feminine Hygiene Ad To Show The Real Deal

We’ve balked at how feminine hygiene manufacturers tend to put our periods to shame in their advertising; maybe someone was listening. Always finally produced what many are calling the first feminine hygiene ad to show blood (or at least, a red dot that represents blood more accurately than those test tubes full of blue liquid), something some are calling an historical advertising move. More »