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How to Properly Clean Your Menstrual Cup

A reusable menstrual cup is the type of hygiene product that you want clean at all times. A lot of newbies in the cup club ask these questions: How do I clean my cup? Do I need to use a specific product to do so? How do I store my cup and know that it’s clean? Let’s answer! Cleaning your cup Your menstrual cup goes in a very sensitive, easily irritable area of your body, so this automatically limits the options of products you can use to clean your cup. For some reason, people often ask if they can just throw it in the dishwasher and the answer is no. The detergent used in dishwashers will compromise the silicone material of...

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5 Popular Period Myths Busted

There are so many things we’ve heard about our periods growing up, and since forever, people have had strange beliefs and rituals when it comes to that time of the month. In medieval ages, they burned a toad to help with menstrual cramps, today, some of us still believe that you shouldn’t shower while being on your period. So, let’s break some of the myths we keep hearing about. Don’t go camping during your period because bears will be attracted to the smell of your blood. Research has actually been conducted on this and proved that you don’t appear to be more yummy than your friends if you’re camping while you’re on your period. So, pack your camping gear and...

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5 Simple Fast Ways to Deal With Period Bloating

Ever been in a situation just before your period starts or during your period, where you feel so heavy and your stomach feels like a rock? What could possibly be happening in there that makes wearing pants the worst nightmare? Well, there’s a few things. Bloating around and during your period is caused by a few factors - a very common one is water retention. The change of hormones around that time of the month causes water retention and a swollen tummy, painful breasts and yes… your face might kind of look puffier. Sorry. There’s also the retention of gas. It just never ends, does it? This bloating and swelling doesn’t only occur on the outside, it occurs on the...

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It's time to talk about menstruation openly and without shame

Sadly, it is not uncommon to hear men talk about how disgusted they are from periods, period products, and the fact that women bleed each month. There’s also the crazy assumption that every negative emotion women feel is because they’re on their period. In some cultures this sometimes goes to an extent of disrespect and perceiving women as nasty and gross because they’re on their period. It’s time to change that. It’s time to talk to men about menstruation, and it’s time to stop feeling shame for a natural, healthy process that gives us life. Strides are being made in this direction, but there is still much work to be done. Young minds have no preconceived judgement The reason why...

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The Long, Strange History of Menstrual Cups

It has been very recently that people started to spread the word about menstrual cups. A revolutionary menstrual product that women swear by once they try it. These little things are game-changers and have improved the menstrual cycle of many women around the world. You might think it’s recent that the world came up with menstrual cups, but, in fact, menstrual cups are older than our grandmothers. Let’s look into the history and the evolution of the #PeriodRevolution! 1930's Surprisingly, in 1936, it was a man that actually brought forward the first concept of a menstrual product that collects your menstrual blood instead of absorbing it. His concept was a belt that was to be worn around the waist with...

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