Cloth pads and menstrual cups are on the same team. They want you to have the most comfortable period possible, without added toxins, chemicals, or trash. So if you’ve been wondering whether you’re a cloth person or a cup person, the truth is, you might be both!
For the last several years the GladRags team has taken part in the Plastic Free July Challenge. Each one of us pledges to up our personal efforts toward reducing single-use plastic in our own lives, at home, out and about, and at work. The idea is that if we each focus on eliminating single-use plastics…Read more
Let’s just start by saying this: We LOVE your enthusiasm. We ADORE your creativity. And we’re simply SWOONY when you reach out to chat and we get the chance to get to know you. Please don’t ever stop. For years and years we’ve been receiving suggestions about what else GladRags could make. The ideas are…Read more
Whether you’re shopping for a menstrual cup on the shelves at the local co-op, or getting lost in an hours-long internet haze of cup reviews, it’s hard to know definitively whether or not a particular cup size is going to be right for you. As sellers and manufacturers of menstrual cups, it’s therefore impossible to…Read more
When day blurs into night and you don’t know what time zone you’re in and you’re a continent away from a hot bath but your uterus doesn’t care and unleashes its lining with the force of a firehose into the small space of your vagina and you’re confident that when the plane finally lands you…Read more
If you’ve done research into menstrual cups on YouTube, you’ve probably run into some first-person accounts of cup usage gone wrong — it can be hard to resist the pull of witnessing someone else’s harrowing experience from the comfort of your couch! And truly, it’s not a fun time to be wearing something internally that…Read more
For some menstrual cup users, the removal process isn’t as simple as “pinch base and pull down.” If you’re finding it difficult to reach your cup, here are a few tips to cycle through until you find your perfect removal routine. Keep in mind that these tips are easily read and remembered, but it’s unlikely…Read more
Most people have a hundred questions about menstrual cup use when they’re just getting started. Many have been concerned about suction: do we want it? Wouldn’t it be uncomfortable? Can we accidentally suck our insides out with this period plunger? The answers to which are No, we don’t want it, Yes, it would probably be…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.
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