Tag: menstrual cups


Introducing XO Flo Mini

When you throw something away, where exactly is “away”? Tracy and Meagan here at GladRags know the answer to that question: there is no “away”. Every tampon applicator that has ever been used still exists! But there is an easy solution: reusable menstrual products. Menstrual cups, unlike tampons, collect the flow instead of absorbing it.…Read more

XO Flo: the Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing but the Truth

Here’s a half-truth: the internet is a great place to get CONSISTENTLY ACCURATE information about menstrual cups. Okay, now here’s the whole truth: the internet is a place where you can find a lot of information about menstrual cups, but it’s also a place where you’ll find myths, exaggerations, horror stories, and false or partly…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

How to use Cloth Pads or a Menstrual Cup in a Public Restroom

Worried about using reusable menstrual products in a public bathroom? Don’t be! We asked our followers on Facebook to share their best advice for changing their cloth pads or using their cup while out and about. Here are our favorite tips: Changing cloth pads in a public restroom “I wear cloth pads. I just carry a waterproof…Read more

3 Moves to Manage a Leaking Menstrual Cup

So you got your new menstrual cup (perhaps a new XO Flo?), waited patiently for your next period to start, figured out how to insert it 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…Read more

Press Release: GladRags Introduces New Menstrual Cup, XO Flo

Portland, OR – (January 2017) – GladRags has been in the business of providing comfortable, sustainable menstrual products since 1993. Using their 23+ years of industry experience and consumer research, GladRags is thrilled to introduce XO Flo, a new menstrual cup designed with comfort, confidence, and capacity in mind. Reusables are rapidly gaining a foothold…Read more

Are You a GladRags Guru? Test your reusables knowledge!

So, you think your menstrual cup runneth over with wisdom? That may be true, but you’d better take our quiz to find out! 1. What can GladRags cloth pads be used for? a) Cloth pads are intended for menstruation only. b) Cloth pads can be used for menstruation, everyday protection, and light stress incontinence. c) Cloth pads can…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