Menstruation

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Menstrual Cup Anniversary: Third Time’s A Charm

In a conversation with new cup users, I went looking for the chronicle I knew I’d written and realised I’d never published it. So here goes for my menstruating peeps, hope it helps! This is a recap and my learnings on my cup journey. I am very happy, now that…

Wish Me Happy Woman’s Day Today And Here’s Why
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Wish Me Happy Woman’s Day Today And Here’s Why

Twenty-six years ago on this date, I had my first period. It must have been a Sunday or a Thursday (my school weekly holiday) and I had gone swimming with my father in the morning. I came home and changed into my favorite white cotton frock with a gigantic sash…

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A Bleeding Goddess

This body is function. This body is strength. This body is beauty. This body is sex. This body is purpose. This body is life. Don’t objectify me. Don’t deify me.

The Menstrual Cup As A Gauge For Wellbeing
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The Menstrual Cup As A Gauge For Wellbeing

The menstrual cup adventures and misadventures continue. It was to be expected. The menstrual system is a complex ones full of intricate levers and pulleys and hormones and what-not. All things considered, it really is an engineering marvel that works pretty much like clockwork for at least 30 years, adapts…

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CupTalk: WOW Freedom Menstrual Cup – A Review

I’ve been a menstrual cup user for over two years now. There have been a few misadventures but nothing so bad as to deter me from using this wonderful product. This is truly a product that has changed my life in meaningful ways. Earlier this year, I bought two new…

CupTalk: To Stem Or Not To Stem?
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CupTalk: To Stem Or Not To Stem?

Are menstrual cups better with or without stems? What other decisions do cup users have to take for the best experience?

Turn, Turn, Bleed: Menstrual Cup Misadventures
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Turn, Turn, Bleed: Menstrual Cup Misadventures

A menstrual cup can be a life-saver but it has a learning curve. Be patient with yourself and take the time to find the right one for you.

(Includes an unboxing video)

Menstrual Myths and Products That Matter
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Menstrual Myths and Products That Matter

Busting menstruation myths, unboxing a menstrual cup. (Includes a video)

I Take A Day Off Each Month From Being Me
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I Take A Day Off Each Month From Being Me

This tweet by ChhotaHulk got me thinking. you women should celebrate a day each year where you don’t do everyday things: no makeup, messy hair, no bra, hog food, laze at home, etc — R (@ChhotaHulk) March 5, 2016 I didn’t rally with a Yeah women! cry. I didn’t have…

The Menstrual Cup Month: There Will Be Blood
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The Menstrual Cup Month: There Will Be Blood

My first days with a menstrual cup

5 Things Every Woman Should Do For Her Body
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5 Things Every Woman Should Do For Her Body

Empowerment begins with taking responsibility for yourself. A girlfriend points out some common misconceptions around women and fitness regimes. If you’re a woman, take charge of your body. It has been your prison for so long. It’s high time you make it your personal vehicle into a better life. 1….

I Have A Bloody Relationship With My Pad
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I Have A Bloody Relationship With My Pad

This is a Facebook post on the Bodyform wall (am the only one who thought ‘uterine wall’ just now?), written by a man asking why sanitary napkin makers have lied to him for years. Bodyform responded with the following video by Caroline Williams, the CEO of Bodyform (played by an…

Why Are Period Jokes Okay But Period Talk Not?
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Why Are Period Jokes Okay But Period Talk Not?

*Image courtesy Simon Howden on FreeDigitalPhotos.net When I was in college, a guy leaned in and asked me, “Why was there blood on the dance floor?” These were the late 90s, Micheal Jackson was still alive, already white and not yet branded a pedophile. I shrugged. I had not understood…

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Marvin’s World: My Daily (And Nightly) Health Nags

And now that I’m a self-confessed Android junkie, I’ve progressed from games to the other delights that the Market offers. Out of curiosity, I went looking for what this ‘techy’ bazaar had to specially offer a woman. I was hit by a barrage of menstrual-cycle linked apps. Of course, a…

Marvin’s World: My Daily (And Nightly) Health Nags
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Marvin’s World: My Daily (And Nightly) Health Nags

And now that I’m a self-confessed Android junkie, I’ve progressed from games to the other delights that the Market offers. Out of curiosity, I went looking for what this ‘techy’ bazaar had to specially offer a woman. I was hit by a barrage of menstrual-cycle linked apps. Of course, a…

Your Menstrual Cells Can Insure Your Health: LifeCell Femme Menstrual Cell Banking
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Your Menstrual Cells Can Insure Your Health: LifeCell Femme Menstrual Cell Banking

Earlier in the month, I was invited to an event at the Taj Mahal hotel by LifeCell International. They’d chosen Women’s Day to launch their new product – LifeCell Femme. My first thought when I heard the phrase ‘stem cell banking’ was the medical thrillers I used to read in…

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Settle For To Settle Down

I’m reading a book called Rubbish Boyfriends. But hang on, that’s not all that’s responsible for this mood o’ mine. I’ve been talking (and talking and talking) to the following women: A has been steadily (as opposed to happily) married to a ‘Who says we get it right the first…

PMS

While PMS is no excuse for bad behavior, it is an experience that no woman is proud of. It isn’t funny to be at the mercy of chemicals that your own body produces and whose side-effects science has still been unable to find an adequate solution to. Quite alarming to…

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Call the bluff on THE MONTHLY VISITOR

The Guide: The very idea of it makes men blush. There is only one thing worse: when men try to talk about it frankly and honestly. Then women blush. IdeaSmith: Reminds me of a conversation with 2 male friends: Man 1 (upon seeing grimace on my face caused by cramps):…