Tag: menstrual cup


Using Cloth Pads & Menstrual Cups in the Summer

Summer has arrived! Fortunately, using cloth pads and menstrual cups in the summer is simple, and even better than their disposable counterparts. Read on to find out why reusables are perfect for all the activities of summer! 1. Cloth is breathable; plastic isn’t. Chafing, heat rash, and odors can all be caused by hot moisture…Read more

The Best Advice about Cloth Pads & Menstrual Cups

We polled our Facebook community for their best advice for newbies to cloth pads and menstrual cups and they came through with TONS of great tips! We hope this advice helps anyone who’s considering making the switch. Read on for our customers’ top tips for newbies to reusable menstrual products: “Unless you have a really…Read more

Healthy Vaginas, Healthy Planet

This post is brought to you by Iris, one of our fabulous Campus Ambassadors and former GladRags intern. She wrote the below piece for her university’s newspaper. Thanks for spreading the word about reusable menstrual products, Iris! You rock! Tampons are gross. So are maxi pads. They affect everyone living on this planet, regardless of…Read more

Meet the Authors of A New Cycle: Ashley Annis

In celebration of the launch of A New Cycle, our period-positive guide to a healthier period, we’re introducing you to the contributors! We hand-picked our favorite women’s health experts to write chapters for A New Cycle on their area of specialty. Read on to get know this week’s featured contributor, or click here get a free preview of the…Read more

Menstrual Cup Folds: A Video Tutorial

Did you know there’s a crazy variety of ways you can fold your menstrual cup? If you’re having trouble inserting your cup, try switching up your folding technique to one of these: The C Fold: fold your cup in half, then fold it in half again so the rim looks like the letter C. The…Read more

Why I’m Totally OK With Showing Off My 5-Year Old Menstrual Cup

Menstrual cups are revolutionary and a wonderful way to balance your carbon footprint in the right direction, but after a few years they can start to look more lump of coal rather than diamond. Due to the pH environment of the vagina, many women experience staining of their menstrual cups, no matter how clean it…Read more

Help! My Menstrual Cup is Leaking: 3 Tips for New Cup Users

So you got your new menstrual cup, waited patiently for your period to start, figured out how to insert it (thanks, YouTube videos!) and now… it’s leaking! Before you give up, remember the first time you used a tampon. Did you get it right on the very first try? Probably not. Trying something new–especially something so…Read more

Materials Matter

I normally talk about the negative side effects of mystery and unregulated/unresearched materials in terms of sex toys and accessories. I’m a firm believer that what you put in, near, or next to your body should be safe — whether we’re talking about vibrators, menstrual products, deodorant, or your favorite snack. Many products, especially in…Read more