Period Stories


Period Stories: Grandpa’s Handkerchiefs

My brother and I were spending the night at our grandparent’s house when my period decided to start. This wasn’t my first cycle, but I was only 10 years old, so I still wasn’t used to planning for such things. It was late, and everything was closed in small-town, USA. My grandparents scratched their heads,…Read more

Period Stories: By Cycle

When I was in junior high I used to go on bike rides with my grandparents. We would go on a 30 mile trail that would end at the beach, have lunch, then go back the 30 miles. During one of these trips is when my first period arrived. I thought I wet my pants…Read more

Meet our Models

You know what’s hard to photograph? People using our products! Any shots of our products in action are really just photos of people doing their thing. So we have to get a little creative, which inspired our most recent photoshoot of GladRags in their many natural habitats: the bathroom at home, the laundromat, in a purse at work,…Read more

What’s in the bag? A pictorial guide to using cloth pads at work!

This is our friend, Carrie. She’s at work right now– what’s that cute bag she’s carrying? Is it just her makeup bag? Nope, Carrie doesn’t need to touch up. Looks like it’s a GladRags Carry Bag! And all her pads and pantyliners can fit right inside. With her fresh GladRags in the clean pocket (the bag can…Read more

Interview with a Moon Cup Evangelist

Through our recent photoshoot at Spin Laundry Lounge we met Kayleen, a laundry maven and self-identified “Moon Cup evangelist.” We asked her a few questions about her experience with reusables, and working at Spin. First, tell us a little about yourself! 27/F/PDX When did you first start using a cup? About a year and a half…Read more

Dads and Periods: Your Stories

I’m pretty sure my dad and I never talked about periods. Like, ever. We still don’t (and I’m okay with that), although we did take this photo with Cuterus together a few years back at a GladRags party! My dad and I may not talk about menstruation, but he is 100% behind my period business endeavors.…Read more

How I Scarred a Kenyan Village – A Period Story

The gorgeous sunlight soon hid behind dark, looming clouds.  The Kenyan nurse kept looking nervously at the darkening sky and then shooting me shaky smiles, trying to tell me in very broken English that a storm was coming. I didn’t panic immediately.  I had no idea what time it was, but we would be swooped…Read more

6+ Things You Always Wanted to Know about Period Sex (But Were Afraid To Ask)

On Thursday, we co-hosted a Twitter party with sexperts Heather Corinna of Scarleteen and Erika Moen of Oh Joy Sex Toy. Our highly informative (and frequently laugh-out-loud funny) #SexPeriod chat focused on how menstruators and their partners feel about period sex. Read on for a recap of our chat! 1. Sex with a partner and/or…Read more

Our 5 Favorite Halloween Costume Ideas

Halloween is just around the corner! If you’re still looking for the perfect costume, fear not: we’ve collected our top five favorite period themed costumes here for your inspiration…  1. Feminine Protection Bonus: it’s a great use for all those leftover disposable tampons you have now that you’ve switched to reusables. 2. Uterus (and other…Read more

Tales from the Womb

In preparation for Halloween, we asked our fans on Facebook to share their spooooookiest period-related story. Here are a few of our favorites:  “I used to wear tampons until one time I was at the mall and I felt sticky stuff trickling down my leg. Period blood. My tampon fell out and I don’t even…Read more