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How You Can Overcome Period Shame

By Toni Brannagan Periods are hardly as taboo as they have been in the past, but we’ve still got a long way to go. Around the world, people are forced to make do with whatever they have because they don't...

Finding the Right Gyno… When You’re Scared AF

By Priya A. Shah If you’re the type of person who freaks out at the at the thought of just making a gynecological appointment, then goes into denial, and pretends she never needs to see one — you’re not alone....

Fight Your PMS With This Yoga Flow

By Toni Brannagan I believe there are two types of people with periods — those who subscribe to the myth that exercising through your PMS symptoms makes you *feel better* and those who would rather lie around watching Riverdale. Okay, so...

Getting to Know the Phases of Your Hormonal Cycle

By Natasha Richardson For me, living by the moon isn’t about moon-gazing, it’s about womb-gazing. Menstrual cycles aren't scientifically linked to the lunar calendar, but with four distinct phases each, it's easy to see why that's a common comparison. The term ‘menses’ also...

What You Should Know About Hysterectomies

By Adebisi Adewusi “Today I give thanks for Judy, for her graceful exit and for this body, which is stronger than I’ve ever given it credit for. Happy Giving Birth To Myself Day.” Girls creator and actress Lena Dunham recently...

Debunking Common Menstruation Myths

By Toni Brannagan Mankind has a comprehensive history of misunderstanding women’s bodies — especially when it comes to our periods. While there have been some truly bonkers ideas about menstruation that have been put to rest (menstruating women can control...

Choosing the Right IUD For You

By Toni Brannagan IUDs are basically the new iPhone — everyone’s got one. But if you haven’t hopped onto the t-shaped bandwagon yet, it’s not too late! The most important thing about choosing a birth control method is finding what...

The Myth of a Normal Sex Drive

By Mariana Ruiz In my teens and early 20s, I had this idea that as a woman I was supposed to be this sexy vixen in the bedroom. It’s what I saw growing up in movies and from the women...

The Science Behind Cannabis and Your PMS

By Meryl Montgomery As a woman who works in the cannabis industry, I get the privilege of speaking with a lot of women about their cannabis questions and concerns. One question I get quite a bit is wrapped in skepticism: “Does cannabis...

The Truth About Your Period Problems

By Kirsten Karchmer We’ve been lied to. For centuries. Your worst period problems. The ones that you lay awake in bed thinking of all month. Those aren’t normal. Cramping. Clotting. Bloating. Migraines. Cravings. Irritability. Anxiety. Mood Swings. Diarrhea. Fatigue. None...

Making the Most of Your Gyno Visits

By Isabella Aitken-Frappier Whether it’s your first time or your 100th, going to the OB-GYN can be daunting for some. The cold metal instruments, the papery gown, having a light shined at your vulva – not too many people are...

Let's Talk About Leaks

By Toni Brannagan There’s nothing worse than feeling like you’re not in charge of your own body, and there’s nothing lonelier than feeling like you’re the only person going through something. Honestly though, sure, every body is unique, but you’re...

Period Sex is Actually the Best Sex

By Arielle Egozi Ah, period sex — the final frontier of sex magic *heaven*. YES, you read that perfectly correct. H-E-A-V-E-N. If you don’t believe me, here’s why ya should: Alleviates cramps? Check. Your blood flow increases when you climax...

Swimming on Your Period

By Toni Brannagan Memorial Day Weekend has come and gone, so y’all know what that means – it’s officially summer (I know it’s actually not, just let me have this, please)! Time for pool parties, beach days, and basically, jumping into...

Menstrual Hygiene FAQs

By Toni Brannagan ICYMI, last Monday was Menstrual Hygiene Day. Although, we’ve been celebrating all month long – and we’re gonna keep the party going. #NoLimits We’re committed to supporting menstruators around the globe this month, next month, and well,...

Menstrual Hygiene DOs & DON’Ts

By Toni Brannagan Menstrual Hygiene Day is coming up on May 28, and in case you’re new ‘round these parts, it’s like our Coachella. We take menstrual hygiene prettttty seriously. We all should though, right? People around the world are...

The Fuss About Being Female and Furry

By Adebisi Adewusi Raise your hand if you’ve ever been: - Scolded for daring to wear a sleeveless shirt with hairy underarms. - Laughed at for having facial hair. - Pressured to spend hours plucking pubic hair. Like you, I’ve...

A Messy History of Menstrual Hygiene

By Toni Brannagan Quick, mark your calendars– May 28th is Menstrual Hygiene Day! Yay! To clarify, UNICEF and WHO define menstrual hygiene as “Women and adolescent girls using a clean menstrual management material to absorb or collect blood that can be changed...

The Life Cycle of a Tampon

By Alexandra Wee Time to talk trash. It all starts in the field. No, not that *annoying* period commercial of a person slow-mo falling onto a bed of flowers. I’m talking about your tampons. These tiny pluggers, often made from...

How Your Period Affects Your Skin

By Arielle Egozi Period skin. Even Chrissy Teigen gets it, which means even the goddesses among us are mere mortals against hormones. Red, blotchy, extra-sensitive, dull, flat, and lackluster — this may be your skin before your period. It kinda...

6 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Period Waste

By Alexandra Wee We need a lot of things during Shark Week – a lot of cuddles, a lot of cute puppy pictures, a lot of chocolate. Or, if you’re like me, a *lot* of bacon on my burger (hey,...

Herbal Remedies For When Midol Ain't Cutting It

By Natasha Richardson I'm crouching on the floor behind a cash register at work. My boss hovers over me and says “You don’t look great Tasha.” To which I reply, “I’ll be alright in a couple hours.” My period pain is...

No Period, No Problem: Life After (Really) Early Menopause

By Arielle Egozi   Our culture puts a particular importance on periods: You are a child before you get it, a crone when it’s done — your monthly blood a marker of your fertility, sexuality, and usefulness (certain stigmas are...

Period Products Through the Ages

By Toni Brannagan If you feel like there haven’t been *that* many innovations in the world of menstrual products, well… you’re actually kind of right. While there have been modifications made to the handful of options we get to choose...

It's Time to Level up Your Period Care Routine

By Toni Brannagan   The average menstruating human is on their period for approximately 6 years of their entire life — that’s a lot of blood and a whole lot of time. Seriously, 6 years! Do you have any idea how...

How to Beat the Period-Boob Blues

By Arielle Egozi   I don’t know about y’all, but I’ve got some BIG boobs. And do you know what happens when people with big boobs are about to get their period? Those boobs get even BIGGER, and they hurt....

So, How Are Things Looking in Your Underwear?

 By English Taylor “What the hell are you doing?” asked my sister. She had just barged in on me sitting on the toilet, which we unfortunately share when staying with my parents. I had finished peeing and was in the...

Treat Your V-Day!

By Arielle Egozi While the rest of the country is celebrating semi-stale boxed chocolates from CVS and sickly sweet Hallmark cards, we like to bring it a bit closer to home and celebrate another totally made-up holiday, one that we...

Herpes? You’re Going to be Okay!

By Mia Abrahams Like a lot of things in the world of sexual health, STDs are sometimes (unfortunately) shrouded in mystery, misinformation, and, of course, taboo. We’ve spoken about the common ones like HPV, gonorrhea, and chlamydia before, but another...

A (Period-ing) Dietitian's Guide to Surviving Your Cycle

By Alexandra Reed  If periods were just about bleeding, I’d simply slap on my THINX and go on about my life. But fatigue, bloating, and cramps are the accompanying unjust evils we deal with as people with periods. Every month,...

How Often Do You Really Need A Pap Test?

One sure way to get a group of women shuddering is to casually ask, “Who has recently had a Pap smear?” It’s certainly *not* one of the most enjoyable parts of having a vagina. In fact, it’s downright unpleasant at...

What You Can Do About PCOS

If you’re are a person with a period who talks to other people with periods (welcome!), you’ve probably come across the mysterious club of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). If not, then read on! You’re about to be armed with some...

How to Sleep Better on Your Period

Baby, it’s COLD outside, so there’s no better time to stay in bed — but what if your period is making it difficult to snuggle and snooze the way you’d like? It seems basic, but sleeping, especially on your period,...

Period Hacks from Bleeders Like You

A lot of the time, talking about periods means talking about what you’re doing to get through the five to seven-day mild hellfire that is the joy of menstruation. We’ve shared a lot of ways you can combat your worst...

I’ll Have What They’re Having

By Mia Abrahams When I asked our team Slack group what our next WHW topic should be (seriously, hit me up in the comments with your ideas), two comments caught my interest. “I’ve heard talk of squirting,” and “also, I...

No Freak Out Guide to Common STDs

Mia Abrahams Sometimes talking about STDs makes one feel like Coach Carr from Mean Girls: “If you do touch each other, you will get chlamydia, and die. Everybody take some rubbers.” But, even though it feels like we *knowwww* we...

When Did You Get Your First Period?

By Mia Abrahams When you’re a kid, being different and doing things first isn’t easy. Mostly, you’re just looking for a way to fit in and be like everybody else (which is why I spent the sixth grade playing kick...

How Well Do You Know Your Pelvic Floor?

By Mia Abrahams In the time that I’ve been writing this blog, whatever the topic, there’s one thing that comes up again and again in the comments:  pelvic floor health. One woman wrote on our blog about pain during sex...

Holiday Season Survival Tips For You & Your V

Mia Abrahams So it’s really November already, huh? Just like that. Well, I’m still not convinced. But ANYWAY, it’s the offish start of the **holiday season**, which means plenty of sitting around in airports, (hopefully) exotic vacays, and long trips...

Vagina Chemistry: How To Prevent BV and Balance Yourself From the Inside Out

By Mia Abrahams  If the recent kombucha kraze has taught us anything valuable, it’s that not all bacteria is bad (and that kombucha will kost you like $6??). In fact, (now watch me segue from kombucha to your vagina here...

Moody, Period

Mia Abrahams “I’m feeling super hormonal”, “My PMS makes me a nightmare”, “I just cried through three hours of Will & Grace reruns”.... Sound familiar? We all know periods can wreak havoc on our time-of-the-month personalities, but how much are...

How To Care For Your Hair Down There

By Mia Abrahams Curly, straight, long, short, trimmed, wild, waxed, plucked, shaved, bedazzled, or left alone – there are a whole lot of things we can choose to do (or not do) with our pubic and body hair. Whether we...

Live Your Breast Life

Mia Abrahams We spend a lot of our time talking about periods, and really, our bottom halves in general, so I was excited for October (aka, Breast Cancer Awareness Month) to roll around, giving me an opportunity to talk about...

Nip/Tuck/Vagina

By Mia Abrahams Cosmetic gynecology (aka vaginal rejuvenation) is one of those “buzz” topics that everyone seems to have a *very* strong opinion about, whether or not they seem to know much about it. “It’s because of porn!” “It’s because...

Ovaries Before Bro-varies: Keeping Your Ovaries Healthy Now, and in the Future!

Mia Abrahams Scrolling through Instagram can sometimes feel like being in the diary of an overexcited tween — it’s National Hotdog Day! It’s World Strawberry-Flavored Lipgloss Week!! It’s Universal Talking to Your Girlfriends on the Phone Appreciation Month!!!! (Also, give...

You Change, But Does Your Period Stay The Same?

Mia Abrahams Lots of things have changed since I first got my period — music I was listening to (The OC Soundtrack, Volume 3); guys I was crushing on (Seth Cohen); and issues that concerned me (were Seth and Summer...

Ouch! We Tried Alternative Period Pain Remedies

By Mia Abrahams It is probably no surprise to anyone reading this blog that period pain *really really sucks*. Cramps that have you doubled over in pain, curled up on the couch, clenching your jaw, gritting your teeth, and yelling...

Your Vagina’s Summer Survival Guide

Mia Abrahams I don’t care if I’m getting *Best of Fall TV Guide” magazines in the mail or emails full of ankle boots and camel-colored coats — summer ain’t over till we say it is, dammit!! Especially if you live...