Tag: xo flo


Plastic Free July, And Beyond

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

Why We Won’t Make That

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

Menstrual Cup Sizing Tips That Don’t Fit on the Box

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

Longest Flight. Heaviest Period.

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

Ask a Menstrual Cup Expert: Can my cup get stuck inside of me?

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

Ask a Menstrual Cup Expert: What to do if your menstrual cup is hard to reach

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

Ask a Menstrual Cup Expert: Seals & Suction

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

The Ick Factor

If the menstrual blood ick factor is holding you back from trying reusable menstrual products like cloth pads or a menstrual cup, consider this.

Can Teens Use Menstrual Cups?

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

Say Hello to XO Flo Mini!

It’s finally here! Meet our Kickstarter-supported, thoughtfully-designed second menstrual cup, XO Flo Mini. XO Flo Mini is a smaller version of our original cup, XO Flo. The Mini is a perfect fit for young people or teens, those with a light flow, and those with a low cervix or sensitive bladder. Despite its smaller size,…Read more