Tag: menstrual cup


Ask a Menstrual Cup Expert: What to do if your menstrual cup is hard to reach

For some menstrual cup users, the removal process isn’t as simple as “pinch base and pull down.” If you’re finding it difficult to reach your cup, here are a few tips to cycle through until you find your perfect removal routine.  Keep in mind that these tips are easily read and remembered, but it’s unlikely…Read more

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.

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

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

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

Can I Use a Menstrual Cup If…

You may have your doubts about being able to use a menstrual cup, and if those doubts stem from feeling nervous and unprepared, we totally understand! We recommend checking out our intro to menstrual cups and FAQ, as well as our advice for staying calm and gaining cup confidence. That being said, your uncertainty may…Read more

On Campus with Cloth Pads and Menstrual Cups

We often hear from students who want to try GladRags, but are afraid that living in a college dormitory will make reusables impossible. Whether you live by yourself, with roommates, or in a coed dorm, it’s totally possible for GladRags to be a simple, convenient part of your life. Here are a few tips for…Read more

Zen and the Art of Menstrual Cups

We’ve met many happy menstrual cup converts, but we also talk to a lot of hesitant folks. If you’re one of them, it might be that you’re procrastinating buying an XO Flo, or maybe you already have one but it just hasn’t made it out of the box yet. Whatever the situation, it sounds like…Read more

Why XO Flo Beats Tampons Every Time

There’s a myth in town that needs busting: the menstrual cup is just an alternative to tampons; different look, same job. I wish I could give tampons that much credit, but sadly, they’re just sitting on the bleachers while XO Flo hits home runs. Here are XO Flo’s superior qualities – read ’em and weep…Read more

Moon River

Feet in the water, the current kisses my ankles; crouched low, the backs of my thighs skim the surface; the early evening sun against my shoulders; the sandpipers bob and dart just a few yards away; and I am transfixed, mesmerized by the blood that now dances between the river rocks, diluting its way downstream.…Read more