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The Ick Factor

If the menstrual blood ick factor is holding you back from trying reusable menstrual products like cloth pads or a menstrual cup, consider this.

February Fundraiser: your purchase saves lives!

Our new print is the star of a special campaign this month! For every ‘Rainbow Connection’ pad and pantyliner sold, $2 will be donated to The Trevor Project, the leading organization for LGBTQ suicide prevention.* If you’re part of the Cloth Pad Club, you’ll receive Rainbow Connection as your pad of the month! Not part…Read more

Can Teens Use Menstrual Cups?

Short answer: Yes! Long answer: People have different concerns when it comes to the idea of being a young person and using a menstrual cup. Will it fit? Is it safe? What happens when a menstrual cup meets a hymen? These are all totally valid concerns, so let’s address ’em! Can you use a menstrual…Read more

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