Tag: tampons


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

The First ‘R’.

I once heard a friend proudly declare, “My family doesn’t create much garbage, but my recycling bin is always full!” Somehow there’s a notion that if something is recyclable, it isn’t trash. Similarly, if a product is marketed by a company to be “biodegradable” or “compostable” it also gets the brush off as not really…Read more

New Videos: Notes From Flo

Cloth pads are better for your body, your wallet, and the earth. Pass it on. Never put tampons on your shopping list again! Roomies step up to show how simple it is to make the switch to comfy and budget-friendly cloth pads. Your period isn’t gross. But do you know what is? Like our latest…Read more

Reading Between the (Panty) Lines

If you take me to a thrift store, within 30 seconds I will have located their vintage magazines and will be happily browsing. One of the best things about decades-old publications is that they are chock full of advertisements. Whether cheesy, funny, or cringe-worthy, it’s common to look at those old ads and think, “wow,…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

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

Dads and Periods: Your Stories

I’m pretty sure my dad and I never talked about periods. Like, ever. We still don’t (and I’m okay with that), although we did take this photo with Cuterus together a few years back at a GladRags party! My dad and I may not talk about menstruation, but he is 100% behind my period business endeavors.…Read more

How I Scarred a Kenyan Village – A Period Story

The gorgeous sunlight soon hid behind dark, looming clouds.  The Kenyan nurse kept looking nervously at the darkening sky and then shooting me shaky smiles, trying to tell me in very broken English that a storm was coming. I didn’t panic immediately.  I had no idea what time it was, but we would be swooped…Read more

There’s WHAT in my tampon?!

Here at GladRags HQ, we stumble across a lot of “fun” facts about disposable pads and tampons. Such as: “In California, it is now illegal to feed the leaves, stems, and short fibers of cotton known as ‘gin trash’ to livestock, because of the concentrated levels of pesticide residue. Instead, this gin trash is used…Read more

Period Pieces: There’s a Feeling with Tampax

Welcome to Period Pieces, our journey through the bizarre and beautiful cultural history of menstruation. Inspired by #throwbackthursday, we serve up our favorite ads, images, and factoids about periods throughout the ages. Did you know that Courtney Cox was the first person to say the word “period” (gasp!) on national TV? The ad, which aired…Read more