Tag: health


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.

Your Vagina Questions, Answered

Two badass gynecologists, Dr. Jenn and Dr. Erica from The VWord Podcast, recently took over GladRags’ Instagram stories, sharing some insight from the other side of the speculum, and answering your questions about all things vagina-related. Here are some highlights! And be sure to check out the podcast for everything from masturbation to planning for birth…Read more

Period Cravings: UterZen Latte

This post comes to you from our pal Carrie, who creates recipes, stories, and community over at Our Stable Table. Period cravings. Friends, they are REAL. If you’re like me, (a.k.a. born with a uterus), you get cravings, too. Cravings are important, though. They tell us what our bodies need when we are even slightly…Read more

Period Cravings: All The Best Mac & Cheese

Macaroni & cheese is a strong contender for the ultimate comfort dish, if you’re dairy-inclined and have a need for pasta. I can usually pass by the chocolate aisle when I’m driven by my monthly craving monster, but the promise of melted, golden cheese is enough for me to cancel all appointments left in the…Read more

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

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

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

7 Natural PMS Remedies

For some people, that time of the month can mean cramps, headaches, and mood swings. But medications aren’t the only solutions to your shark week woes! Here are our favorite natural PMS remedies. 1. Drink herbal tea. There are even some companies that make teas specifically for that time of the month! Otherwise, just a relaxing…Read more