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
If you’ve seen much of anything on my blog you’ll know how strongly I feel about period positivity – and that, for me is mirrored in all things girls are brought up to feel ashamed about.
Periods, body image, sexuality and our body hair (among others obviously) are all things that we learn to surround with shame and silence, where they should be topics coloured with conversation and choice. Read more
If you’re coming into this as a skeptic, I was you before I tried this so just hear me out.
Period pain management has been something I’ve really struggled with over the past few years, as my cramps have intensified. Read more