Menstruation is normal, natural and healthy. Let's celebrate our bodies and our periods instead of hiding from them.

22nd July 2014

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Product Review & Recommendation: Lunette Menstrual Cup →

steroid-induced-eczema:

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Product recommendations are always products I have found that have helped me reclaim back the areas my life that eczema controls or affects immensely. This product is obviously only for those who experience the lovely thing that is the menstrual cycle. It is…

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21st July 2014

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Am I abusing the system if I use birth control to stop having my period? →

sexeducationforprudes:

plannedparenthood:

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Someone asked us:

I was wondering, is it considered abusing the system if the main reason I’m on birth control is to not have a period because of dysphoria? (I’m a trans male) My doctor doesn’t know I’m mainly using it for that…

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17th July 2014

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lenaprado:

"People are perfectly happy to see women as sex objects, but the actual biologic of our bodies is apparently gross and unmentionable."
- Our Bodies, Ourselves.

lenaprado:

"People are perfectly happy to see women as sex objects, but the actual biologic of our bodies is apparently gross and unmentionable."

Our Bodies, Ourselves.

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13th July 2014

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wearefuse:

#feminism #fuse #wearefuse #love #kindness #selflove #inspiration #feminist

wearefuse:

#feminism #fuse #wearefuse #love #kindness #selflove #inspiration #feminist

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13th July 2014

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Anonymous said: Can you ask your followers if anyone has experience using the DivaCup or similar cup when they are a virgin? I'd like to spend less on products and be more environmentally friendly, but not having had sex yet, I'm worried using the cup will hurt.

becauseiamawoman:

Inserting a cup shouldn’t be much more uncomfortable than using a tampon. However, if you aren’t comfortable reaching into your vagina to insert and pull it out, this is probably not the best option for you.

Not having had penetrative sex doesn’t impact you ability to use a cup, in fact many menstrual cups come in smaller sizes for those who haven’t had penetrative sex or who just haven’t had children. If you end up deciding to purchase one, shop around for different sizes from different brands, (for example many people report that even the DivaCup’s smaller size runs larger than other cups). 

Lunette also has some great tips for teens/people who haven’t had penetrative sex which include instructions on inserting a cup for the first time:

Tips for first time insertion

  1. Relax and take your time:  Choose alone time when you can focus without distractions or interruptions.  Perhaps after a warm bath when you are relaxed. If you are too nervous, the vaginal muscles will tighten, making it uncomfortable, if not impossible, for successful insertion.
  2. Get Acquainted with yourself:  It is always a good idea to know your own body. Take some time to locate the vaginal opening and even insert a finger to locate your cervix.  It feels exactly like the tip of your nose.  Knowing where your cervix is will help you to position the cup properly and not insert it too high.
  3. Practice during your period:  The vagina is more flexible and the blood works as a lubricant.  OR …
  4. Take a “dry run” before your period:  You might be more comfortable practicing before your period if you feel squeamish about touching blood.  In this case, use water as a lubricant.
  5. Try different folds that accentuate the insertion point:  Most women use the typical C-fold.  However, there are many ways to fold a Lunette.  The video here will show you nine different folds.
  6. Proper insertion direction:  Be aware that the direction of insertion needs to be aimed towards the small of your back — not straight up.
  7. Be patient:  Know that it may take several times before you are successful. If you begin without the expectation of perfect insertion, you are more likely to be relaxed and pleasantly surprised when success happens.
  8. Assess the stem:  Once inserted, you will need to decide whether or not to keep the stem.  If it protrudes, it will be uncomfortable. In this case, you likely won’t need the stem and can trim it off.  However, if not, you may need it to assist with removal.

12th July 2014

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menstrualblog:

Red every where by chaosqueen122

menstrualblog:

Red every where by chaosqueen122

9th July 2014

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The Diva Cup: A Good Alternative to Pads and Tampons?Feminspire →

7th July 2014

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Gather 'round, here's a true story about my period. →

porcelain-horse-horselain:

Me: wow this period is really heavy and long
Me: I wonder if something is wrong
Everyone: calm down
Everyone: you are so dramatic
Everyone: it’s just a period
Everyone: periods suck
Everyone: just get over it
Everyone: stop being a drama queen
Me: okay…
Me:

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3rd July 2014

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menstrualblog:

smitethepatriarchy:

I like the word “menarche” to describe the first period. It sounds cool.

also a great alternative!

menstrualblog:

smitethepatriarchy:

I like the word “menarche” to describe the first period. It sounds cool.

also a great alternative!

Source: menstrualblog

29th June 2014

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cryingwarrior:

crowcrow:

i will forever be preaching for menstrual cups. they’re the best!

^^^^^^

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