Why I Don’t Hate Having a Period

Why I Don’t Hate Having a Period

Before I even start, I need to preface this post by saying that I haven’t had a real period in over two years now. I’m on the pill, so my ‘periods’ are withdrawal bleeds or fake periods (I have a post on this if you missed it).

Also, I need to acknowledge that my stance in this post comes from a place of privilege. I am privileged to be able to make my period manageable, I have access to menstrual products, pain medication and birth control. I am also privileged to be able to afford reusable period products and I recognise that not everyone has access to any or all of these things.

With all of that that said, on with the post… Read more

The Low-Down on Menstrual Cups

The Low-Down on Menstrual Cups

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This post comes highly requested and well overdue, but it’s finally time to talk about menstrual cups!

I spoke briefly about cups in an earlier post, but I received a quite a few messages asking for a post with more detail… so here we are, let’s jump right in.

What is a menstrual cup?

A menstrual cup is a reusable alternative to the traditional tampon, usually made of medical grade silicone. It is inserted into the vagina, creating a seal to collect menstrual blood, rather than absorbing it. Read more

Taking Action Against Menstrual Inequality

Taking Action Against Menstrual Inequality

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Adelaide girls Eloise Hall and Isobel Marshall are the Co-Founders and Co-Directors of Taboo, a new company selling pads and tampons to Australians.

But what sets them apart? All of the profits go toward helping the lives of women who don’t have access to proper menstrual health care and education. Read more

Spoiler Alert: You Don’t Need to Have a Period

Spoiler Alert: You Don’t Need to Have a Period

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Photo by Thought Catalog on Unsplash

Oral contraceptive pills, more commonly known as birth control pills or just ‘the pill’ have many purposes beyond just birth control.

Taking them can make your periods more regular, lighter, help with pain associated with periods and acne!

But what does it actually do to your cycle? Read more