That Period Article: Running a Marathon On Your Rag

Chloe Pedley Aug 7, 2015 0 comments 0

When I got my first period, I was too embarrassed to tell my mum. Too embarrassed to go to the shops and buy pads, and when eventually got sick of throwing out my bled on undies and bought pads, I was too embarrassed to change them at school for fear of being heard by someone in the toilets. What  the…

Your Workout and Your Period

Chloe Pedley Apr 24, 2015 1 comments 0

Cramps? Bloated? Want to curl up with a tub of ice cream and hide in a doona fort? Yeh we hear you… Periods can suck! When I was in high school we had to do a check box of things that women should or shouldn’t do when they were on their rag. It had things like “Make big decisions” “swim”…

Period Parties! A Round-Up of Menstrual Cups Available in Australia

Chloe Pedley Apr 4, 2015 1 comments 0

Aussie women are somewhat limited in choice for Menstrual Cups and access to great info about making healthy choices. Let’s face it, it’s not in the best interest of disposable menstrual product companies to disclose their dirty little secrets right? Producers of menstrual cups face a $14,000+ fee to get their product certified by Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administrator which is double…

LadyCup: Reusable Menstrual Cup

Emma Stewart Feb 22, 2014 0 comments 0

OK, I suppose I should preface this article with a disclaimer (or confession…) that I’ve never owned or used a menstrual cup before. So this was my first ‘go’ as it were. That’s right – menstrual cup virgin. I’ve heard all about them, read up on them, had their merits expounded upon by my eco-friendly, chemically conscious, yoni-loving and menstrual…

Menstrual Cups For After Childbirth

Chloe Pedley Jan 12, 2014 0 comments 0

Congratulations you just had a baby! For the first couple of months after birthing, don’t use a cup. Your cervix is closing, your body is healing, cups and tampons aren’t vagina friendly items. For your lochia, and if you’re unlucky enough to have your cycles return right away after birth – use cloth pads. (If you’re in the market for…

How To Clean Your Menstrual Cup (Don’t boil them in soup)

Chloe Pedley Jan 10, 2014 0 comments 0

How To Clean Menstrual Cups Menstrual cups have a lot of advantages. They are more comfortable and less noticeable than tampons. They give out less odor than both tampons and sanitary pads. Menstrual cups are not known to be dangerous or increase the chances of Toxic Shock Syndrome. One of the main concerns of those new to cups is how…

Menstrual Cups: Buy Safety, Choose A Good Supplier

Chloe Pedley Jan 10, 2014 0 comments 0

Why You Should Buy Menstrual Cups From A Reputable Supplier One of the many reasons why women switch from traditional menstrual products to menstrual cups is because of cost. Menstrual cups are a much better investment than pads and tampons. However, there is a line to be crossed when it comes to saving a penny or two. Safety and quality should…