Tag Archives: menstruation

Cyclical and Noncyclical Breast Pain

Breast pain can be experienced in many different ways, and it may be related to your menstrual cycle (cyclic) or unrelated (noncyclical). You may have a vague feeling of tenderness or a dull ache or instead suffer from constant throbbing pain or sharp stabbing pain. Episodes of breast pain may come on a regular schedule, may happen…

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7 Common Myths About Your Period

The conversation about menstruation is coming out of the Dark Ages. However, some common myths about menstruation continue to circulate. Your mother and grandmother probably heard the same ones. Find out the truth about your period. Where Do Period Myths Come From? Before science and medicine, religion was the authority in explaining natural occurrences. How…

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Menstrual Cup vs Tampon – What’s right for you?

Perhaps you’re a young woman who has just started her period (welcome to womanhood!). Maybe you’re a period pro who has her routine down to a science. You may be thinking about trying out tampons, or considering not using them anymore. Regardless of who you are, you’ve probably been hearing a lot about menstrual cups…

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How does a menstrual cup work?

From BuzzFeed to Bustle, everyone seems to be talking about menstrual cups, and with good reason: they’re the next generation period protection that is changing the way women see their periods. A menstrual cup is a flexible, medical-grade silicone cup that’s inserted into your vagina during your period and collects menstrual fluid instead of absorbing…

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Using a Menstrual Cup and IUD Together: What You Need to Know

Can you use a menstrual cup if you have an intrauterine device (IUD)? The short answer: yes! While you should always discuss your specific situation with your physician, in most cases you just have to be a little more aware of your body and the devices you’re using. Here’s the essential guide to making sure…

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Menstrual Cup Cleaning and Care

Menstrual cups are a fantastic alternative to pads and tampons. But one question women always have is: how do I clean it? Like most other aspects of using a cup, it’s really very simple to keep your cup clean. There are two times when you need to clean your cup: between uses and between periods.…

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Your Daughter’s First Period Talk: Where to Start

Remember waiting for your first period? Feeling excited, confused, and maybe even a little anxious? Hopefully, someone helped you feel secure in your changing body. Now, you have a daughter who’s about to become a woman – and it’s time to do the same for her! Providing her with information and helping her feel comfortable…

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Can you go swimming on your period?

Ever seen Jaws? If the answer is yes, then swimming on your period might seem a little like asking for trouble. However, the rumors aren’t true, and sharks have absolutely zero interest in your discarded uterine lining. So, aspiring swimmers ahoy! Grab a bathing suit and let’s sort out swimming on your period. So, how do…

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