Health and Wellness


Period Cravings: Pecan & Chevre Grape Bites Recipe

In the week leading up to my period, I’m plagued with some serious PMS cravings for both cheesy and sweet treats. While pizza and ice cream can definitely satisfy this urge, ordering delivery usually leaves me feeling bloated and kind of icky. On the other hand, this recipe (if you can even call it that, it’s SO simple)…Read more

Period Cravings: No Bake Almond Joy Bites

My biggest period cravings hit me about 5 days before the floodgates open, and then I MUST eat all the things. I want something that’s a little bit sweet but won’t make my teeth hurt, I want my snack to be accessible and easy, and something that I can have as little or as much…Read more

Period Cravings: Everybody’s Favorite Brownies

During my period, my main craving is for savory things. Specifically, savory things that I don’t have to make myself. Pizza delivery? Yes please! Burger and fries from a drive-through? Hand ‘em over! However, when it comes to sweet stuff, I like to be more hands-on. I find it soothing to stir melting chocolate and…Read more

What’s Under There in Your Underwear

If you’re a fan of Orange is the New Black, you probably agree that there are many eye-opening scenes. One that really hit home for us was when Sophia explains to a number of her fellow inmates the location of – and difference between – the vagina and urethra. Dealing in menstrual products means that we often…Read more

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