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
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
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
Meet Paloma, an Adelaide based artist breaking boundaries and starting conversations about periods with her work, armed with red nail polish and glitter. Read more
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
If you’re anything like me the mention of Toxic Shock Syndrome (or TSS) is absolutely terrifying.
You probably heard about it in sex ed or from your mum when you decided to start using tampons, either way the description probably went something along the lines of, ‘if you leave your tampon in for too long you will get TSS, and die’. Read more
In their lifetime, most people with periods will use around 12,000 single use disposable period products.
In Australia alone we approximately send 18,000 metric tonnes of sanitary waste to landfill each year. Read more