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How to Use a Menstrual Cup in Public


How to use a menstrual cup in public

If you’re thinking about making the switch to menstrual cups, most likely you’re familiar with the long list of benefits for ditching your conventional period products. Menstrual cups are eco-friendly, nontoxic, budget friendly, and may even help to reduce menstrual cramps. As with any change, it’s common to have questions about how making the switch to menstrual cups will impact your routine. Today, we’re tackling one on the most common concerns for women considering cups: how do you use a menstrual cup when you’re on the go?
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Detox Your Period for Pain Relief


detox your period for pain relief

By Arielle D. Dance, PhD

 

Can Tampons Cause Cramps? Detox Your Period for Pain Relief

For many women, periods come with a host of discomforts: cramping, headaches, fear of leaks, back pain, and maybe even leg pain. As someone who was diagnosed with endometriosis, a painful pelvic pain condition, in my teens, I have experienced countless painful periods and have been on the search for relief. I have finally found the perfect combination of essential oils, aromatherapy-infused heating pads, and stretches that bring me comfort.
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Natural Home Remedies for Cramps


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When Aunt Flow shows up on your doorstep, often times she brings along an unwanted guest: period cramps. When PMS symptoms strike, it is all too easy to reach for the pain medication you’ve always used to alleviate those symptoms. But that trusty old bottle comes with some pretty nasty health risks, too.

 

We’ve talked about the things you can be doing all month long to help relieve Aunt Flow’s side effects. But what happens when you need relief, stat? Are over the counter pain pills your only option? Heck no! Read on for our top natural home remedies to relieve those pesky pains. Click to continue reading… »



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How to Survive a Heavy Period


How to survive a heavy Period

by Jackie Bolen

 

Do any of the following sound familiar to you?

  • You have to change even a jumbo tampon every couple of hours
  • You never, ever, ever wear white, or light colored pants during your period
  • You wear a nighttime pad, not only at night, but all the time
  • You can’t remember the last time you slept through an entire night during your period
  • You feel like you spend a ridiculous amount of money on disposable feminine hygiene products every single month.

 

If these things represent your life, then chances are you have what is considered a “heavy period.” You have my sympathy! It’s a tough situation and not one to be envied. However, there are a few things you can to do to survive a heavy period in style. Or, perhaps just make it a little less terrible? Onwards to the tips! Click to continue reading… »



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How to Handle Period Leaks


How to handle period leaks

By Kayleigh Toyra

Periods – they happen. And when they first start, they can create a lot of questions — particularly around coping with unexpected leaks.

 

Of course, leaks are not the end of the world. We’ve all experienced a period leak at some point, and we’re still here to tell the tale. But leaks are never fun and as a teen, the embarrassment often feels magnified, so it’s worth having a few go-to coping strategies.

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7 Mood Swing Inducing Foods to Avoid


Mood Swing Inducing Foods to Avoid
By Helen Sanders

 

If you had to name one cause of mood-swings in women, what instantly comes into your mind?

Would you be surprised if I said foods can determine the way you feel?

Believe me it’s true, what we eat can affect our hormone levels and it’s no secret they play a big part in controlling our emotions.

This can be particularly poignant at sensitive times of the month. Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) also impacts hormone levels. Feelings of anxiety, sadness, and irritability are all familiar mood-swings experienced because of this.

You may not be able to change the fact you are going to have a period, but you can control the intensity of symptoms.

I would like to share with you seven mood-swing inducing foods you should try to avoid to give you some relief and make PMS a little easier to cope with.

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What’s Wrong with Conventional Period Products?


Whats wrong with conventional period products

 

Tampons, pads, menstrual cups, period undies. Conventional, organic, cotton, reusable. When it comes to period products, it can be difficult to cut through the clutter and figure out the best choice for you. And more to the point, you may not even know why thinking outside the (Playtex) box is so important. Maybe you’re wondering, “What’s the big deal?” or, “Can something I only use a few days a month really impact my health?” (Spoiler alert: yes, it can.)

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Top Ways to Prepare Your Daughter for Her Period at School


Top Ways to Prepare Your Daughter for Her Period at School

 

Her backpack is packed and she’s ready to go…but have you prepared her for her period? Sure, you may have had “the talk” (or several talks!), but preparing to handle getting your period and cramps at school is a whole different set of topics. Many schools have moved away from allowing lockers, over the counter pain medications, or backpacks – so what should your daughter do when Aunt Flow unexpectedly arrives?

Luckily, the answer can be quite simple. Read on for our top three tips for preparing your daughter for her period at school. Click to continue reading… »



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I Think I Have TSS, I Need Help, I’m Scared…


I think I have TSS, I need Help, I'm Scared

We receive lots of great questions through our PeriodTalk forum – and this one is a concern that many young girls have. For that reason, we wanted to share our answer here to help others who may be struggling with the same worry.

Here’s the question:

“I thought I had the flu as of two days ago.  Started with itchy throat, then next day the throat turned very sensitive and sore. This didn’t alarm me right away for I have always had issues with throat soreness at least 1-2 a year. However, the third night out of nowhere I woke up at 3AM, vomiting, having light diarrhea, body aches, headaches (which I never get) and abdominal pain. I think I may have TSS shock. I immediately took out my tampon and felt a little better but now I’m about to go to the ER to get checked and I’m just scared. I wanted to know what kind of tests they run if you go in with suspicion of TSS…..any advice.”

Thank you for reaching out to us. First – we are so sorry you’re feeling scared. The good news is, you’re aware of the risk and acting proactively. Here are our top tips for ladies who fear they may be affected by Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS).

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Help! My Teen Daughter Won’t Talk to Me About Her Period


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We recently received a great question from a parent. Her question is so relatable, that we wanted to share it here! It’s something every parent has felt in one way or another.

Here was her message to us:

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