Health and Wellness


No Tampon? No Problem! Period Tips for Summer Trips

Summer is for trips to the beach, exploring nature, and visiting far-off lands. Fortunately, summer is also a great time to use reusable menstrual products! Here’s how you can be prepared for some common summer scenarios without having to use tampons or disposable pads. The Beach Getaway If you’re going to be rocking your itsy-bitsy teenie-weenie…Read more

FLOW: Pole Dance, Periods, & Positivity

Pole fitness classes are a trend that has gained a lot of attention over the past few years, but it’s more than just a fun workout! We caught up with Shannon, co-founder of Ecdysiast to learn more about this unique art form that women (and men) have been rockin’ for hundreds of years. Join us…Read more

Toxic Shock Syndrome: What You Need to Know

Most of us have heard of Toxic Shock Syndrome at one point or another. It’s a big, scary name for a mysterious illness that many of us don’t fully understand. Just like monsters under your bed, we believe that shining a little light on a Big Scary Thing can help make it more manageable! We…Read more

Menstrual Cups: The Whole Truth

What exactly are the “side effects” of menstrual cups? Some articles like to give in to the sensationalism of a good ol’ fashioned half-truth. We’re big fans of whole truths, even when they’re more complicated. We took seven statements about menstrual cups and provided the whole truth — complex context included. 1. HALF TRUTH: They might…Read more

5 Period Trackers to Try in 2016

What? You don’t keep track of your menstrual cycle? Are you CRAZY?! Tracking your period comes with a host of benefits: fertility awareness, an understanding of what’s normal for your cycle, and stained-sheets prevention, to name just a few! Fortunately, there are as many period charting resources out there as there are reasons to track.…Read more

The Economics of Cloth Pads

Overcoming the cost barrier of switching to cloth pads Recently we asked the GladRags community what their #1 barrier was for getting started with reusables. We heard a variety of reasons like, “Just getting the courage to try them! I finally had a breakthrough when a cloth user said: Do you throw your undies out when…Read more

Detox Your Box in 2016

New Year, New Cycle! You may have already ditched half the resolutions on your list (ask us how we know …) but there’s still a chance to enjoy a happier menstrual cycle in 2016. Here are some suggestions from our team to you to help you detox your box in the new year! Take Note…Read more

We Stand for Women’s Health

Here at GladRags, our office is pretty small. Cozy, even – especially when Meagan’s dogs are snoozing away in the corner. Our desks sit within a few feet of each other, which means that between spreading period positivity and mailing packages, we can comfortably talk. Sometimes that means chatting about weekend plans or cat videos,…Read more

5 Yoga Poses for Menstrual Health

A few weeks ago GladRags hosted a free yoga class in the park with the help of Linnea Solveig and The Bhaktishop Yoga Center. Linnea led us in a sweet alignment flow focused on improving the experience of menstruation by opening our hips and honoring our cycles. It was pretty amazing, not least because throughout our…Read more

Camping With Aunt Flo

Years ago, I wouldn’t set any plans in stone without referring to my period tracking calendar to ensure I would be able to leave the pads behind. Since making the switch to reusables, Aunt Flo is allowed to invite herself along on any highly anticipated camping trips. Here are some tips from my days hiking…Read more