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Say Hello to XO Flo Mini!

It’s finally here! Meet our Kickstarter-supported, thoughtfully-designed second menstrual cup, XO Flo Mini. XO Flo Mini is a smaller version of our original cup, XO Flo. The Mini is a perfect fit for young people or teens, those with a light flow, and those with a low cervix or sensitive bladder. Despite its smaller size,…Read more

How Many Cloth Pads Do I Need?

So you’ve made the decision to switch to reusables. Fantastic! Most likely you’ve read about how to choose the pads you’ll need, and maybe you’ve even got a cute pattern wishlist, but you’re still confused about one important thing: how many pads do you actually need? The answer will differ depending on a few factors, such…Read more

Wash Your Cloth Pads in 3 Easy Steps

If you’re new to cloth menstrual pads, you may think that washing them is difficult or complicated. Quite the opposite! Cloth pads are simple to care for, and once you’ve got your routine going, you’ll hardly notice the few extra minutes it takes to care for them. Here’s a step-by-step list for caring for your…Read more

100% Cotton, 0% Nonsense

We get a looooot of shocked faces from people when they look at the soft cotton flannel top of a GladRags pad, and then flip it over to find…more cotton flannel. “The underside doesn’t have a waterproof backing?! How do you prevent leaks?!” Our choice not to include a synthetic bottom layer is confusing to many people…Read more

The Two Best Folds for XO Flo

One of the best things about seeing people interact with our XO Flo cup is watching them hold it up, baffled, saying: “But how do you get it in?” They’re about to be blown away by the fact that all you’ve gotta do is fold it, and voilà! – you’re looking at a cup that’s ready…Read more

2017 – Year in Review!

With 2018 just around the corner, we’re looking back at a few of our favorite things that happened this year… XO Flo arrived on the scene After years of dreaming and planning, we launched the XO Flo menstrual cup in early 2017. Our in-store packaging got a makeover We’re still swooning. Shout out to Murmur…Read more

How to Keep Your Cloth Pads Stain-Free

Before we get down to business, let’s have an honest moment: we’ve all bled on our clothes at some point! I feel confident saying most people with periods probably own some “period undies” that are perfectly serviceable, just a bit stained. If something is stained by blood, that does NOT mean it’s dirty. Because everybody’s…Read more

Introducing XO Flo Mini

When you throw something away, where exactly is “away”? Tracy and Meagan here at GladRags know the answer to that question: there is no “away”. Every tampon applicator that has ever been used still exists! But there is an easy solution: reusable menstrual products. Menstrual cups, unlike tampons, collect the flow instead of absorbing it.…Read more

XO Flo: the Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing but the Truth

Here’s a half-truth: the internet is a great place to get CONSISTENTLY ACCURATE information about menstrual cups. Okay, now here’s the whole truth: the internet is a place where you can find a lot of information about menstrual cups, but it’s also a place where you’ll find myths, exaggerations, horror stories, and false or partly…Read more

On Campus with Cloth Pads and Menstrual Cups

We often hear from students who want to try GladRags, but are afraid that living in a college dormitory will make reusables impossible. Whether you live by yourself, with roommates, or in a coed dorm, it’s totally possible for GladRags to be a simple, convenient part of your life. Here are a few tips for…Read more