To be honest, I didn’t know that I’d fall in love with a menstrual cup. So I suppose this title is deceptive in that the entire love affair with my XO Flo menstrual cup was unexpected. But these are the five things that keep coming up in my mind over and over again, month after…Read more
To be honest, we didn’t know that “Self Care September” was a thing until this year, but holy moly, what a year to find out! We focused our intention this month on the different ways we can show ourselves love. Self care isn’t indulgent or selfish, it’s a necessary priority. We can’t show up for…Read more
If you’ve made the switch to reusables you may find yourself with a stash of disposable pads or tampons that you’d like to never chafe with again. Here are some places that those may still come in handy, and/or graciously appreciated.
Not just as in ‘periods’. Not just as in you’re ‘pretty dang amazing’ (you are). This time we mean p, as in ‘pee’. Yep, a little bit of light stress incontinence is to be expected as we age, and can be most pronounced during pregnancy, after giving birth, and leading up to menopause. But whyyyyy?…Read more
You know how you go your whole life never hearing a word, and then maybe you read the word “panoply” in a book, and all of a sudden you’re hearing “panoply” in songs, and in the muffled conversations between particularly eloquent passersby, and it’s like all of a sudden the word “panoply” was just born?…Read more
By Chloe Skerlak A room full of pre-teens aged 7 to 11 are filling up plastic cups with cranberry juice. I’ve asked them to guess how much they think we bleed during our whole period. Some cups are full to the brim. Others are half full. But all are definitely exceeding the amount of the…Read more
If the menstrual blood ick factor is holding you back from trying reusable menstrual products like cloth pads or a menstrual cup, consider this.
Our new print is the star of a special campaign this month! For every ‘Rainbow Connection’ pad and pantyliner sold, $2 will be donated to The Trevor Project, the leading organization for LGBTQ suicide prevention.* If you’re part of the Cloth Pad Club, you’ll receive Rainbow Connection as your pad of the month! Not part…Read more
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
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