Tag: moon cup


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

Menstrual Cups: The Whole Truth

What exactly are the “side effects” of menstrual cups? Some articles like to give in to the sensationalism of a good ol’ fashioned half-truth. We’re big fans of whole truths, even when they’re more complicated. We took seven statements about menstrual cups and provided the whole truth — complex context included. 1. HALF TRUTH: They might…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

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

Meet Iris: Our Summer B Corp Intern

Hi! I’m Iris, and I’m interning at GladRags this summer. I just finished my freshman year at Willamette University in Salem, OR. I love running and spend most of time eating, sleeping, and figuring out what to do with my life. I love GladRags. I love my Moon Cup. My period has become a much more…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

Meagan’s Long Pantyliner Live Blog!

While others live tweet the Academy Awards, here at GladRags we prefer to document our first experiences with various menstrual products. Read on for Meagan’s experience trying out the Long Pantyliner for the first time!  8:00 am: Me and my first Long Pantyliner (in the Galapagos print, for those curious), ready to take on the…Read more

The GladRags Team: Meet Meagan!

Hey, ladies and gentlemen! My name is Meagan and I’m the person you’ll reach if you want to gab about sustainable menstrual products! Before you entrust me with your personal questions or general customer queries, I figure you’d probably like to know a little more about me and my history with GladRags. Once upon a…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