Why We Love Biokleen Bac-Out

What with everything being so heart-shaped this week, it seems like a great time to talk about something we love. If you browse the website, peek into the GladRags office, or look at our own personal cleaning supplies (though ideally you will only do that first one!), you’ll find a green bottle filled with a…Read more

Win a Period Survival Kit!

We recently asked our GladRags Ambassadors what’s in their “period survival kit” — you know, the go-to goods that soothe, protect, comfort, and distract us from the tougher times of our cycles. Some common themes: comfortable menstrual protection like cups, cloth pads, and period undies; tea; chocolate; and a cuddly, furry friend. (You can see…Read more

How to Wash Your GladRags by Hand

When it comes to cleaning our GladRags, many of us would be a little lost without our washing machines (yes, regular hand-washers, I can hear you chuckling!). They just make it all so easy! The thing about machines, though, is that we can become a little too reliant on them. It’s always good to know…Read more

Period Cravings: Garlicalicious Sweet Potato Chips (plus chocolate …)

All the garlic, please. #periodcravings

Menstrual Myths in Movies

Raise your hand if you’re guilty of yelling “Noooope!” at your TV screen. Aha – I’m not alone! It feels like the more we know about something, the more erroneous facts and contradictory beliefs seem to jump out at us when we’re trying to sit back and be entertained. I’m sure that by now you’ve…Read more

3 Moves to Manage a Leaking Menstrual Cup

So you got your new menstrual cup (perhaps a new XO Flo?), waited patiently for your next period to start, figured out how to insert it and now… it’s leaking! Before you give up, remember the first time you used a tampon. Did you get it right on the very first try? Probably not. Trying something new–especially something…Read more

Press Release: GladRags Introduces New Menstrual Cup, XO Flo

Portland, OR – (January 2017) – GladRags has been in the business of providing comfortable, sustainable menstrual products since 1993. Using their 23+ years of industry experience and consumer research, GladRags is thrilled to introduce XO Flo, a new menstrual cup designed with comfort, confidence, and capacity in mind. Reusables are rapidly gaining a foothold…Read more

Men who Menstruate: A Q&A

  Let’s talk about men who menstruate! We got together with our newest team member, Skyler, to answer some questions about his experiences with periods as a trans man! What was your first period like? My first period happened when I was in the 6th grade. Before starting, I had migraines for almost a week…Read more

Are You a GladRags Guru? Test your reusables knowledge!

So, you think your menstrual cup runneth over with wisdom? That may be true, but you’d better take our quiz to find out! 1. What can GladRags cloth pads be used for? a) Cloth pads are intended for menstruation only. b) Cloth pads can be used for menstruation, everyday protection, and light stress incontinence. c) Cloth pads can…Read more

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Period Underwear

I don’t know about you, but I was shocked when I found out that “period underwear” had taken on a new meaning! No longer is the term reserved for regular underwear that has become shark week underwear – whether due to staining, stretch, size, or maybe even pattern (note to self: add menstruation-themed underwear to wishlist).…Read more