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What Most People Get Wrong About The Menstrual Cup

  Because a menstrual cup has to be inserted into the vagina, there have been some long-standing concerns about its use. Today, let’s take a look at 5 common misconceptions about using the menstrual cup:  It Is Difficult To Insert & Take Out The most common misunderstanding regarding menstrual cups is that they are difficult to insert. This is not true. When properly placed, they form a vacuum seal and there is no need to be concerned about leaking. If you're having trouble inserting your period cup, here are 3 simple steps to follow: Clean your hands. Fold and secure (one of the most common ways to fold a menstrual cup is a push down-fold). Place the folded cup in...

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Alcohol Consumption During Your Periods – Here’s What You Need To Know

While you may crave alcohol, consuming it during your period might have a negative impact on your hormone levels. Alcohol can enhance the body's synthesis of both oestrogen and testosterone. Excessive amounts of either can aggravate PMS symptoms, particularly mood swings and irritability. It also has an effect on the balance of prostaglandins, which can aggravate cramping. Can Alcohol Cause More Bleeding? Menstrual blood is distinct from the rest of your body's blood. In addition to blood, it contains mucus and fragments of the inner uterine lining. Your body tends to get more dehydrated after a night of drinking. Alcohol's dehydrating effects may make blood and mucus thicker and hence more difficult to pass. Alcohol Can Affect Your Periods In...

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Free Bleeding - How period briefs are normalising menstruation

Concerns about the unannounced arrival of periods or the blood soaking & staining through your clothes, are often the result of a lack of conversation about menstruation. The goal of free bleeding is to change all of that. However, there can be some misunderstanding about what it means to free-bleed. Here's what you should know.  What does Free Bleeding Mean? The concept of free bleeding is straightforward: you menstruate without using typical sanitary items such as tampons or pads to absorb or collect your flow. Some see it as a movement aimed at normalising menstruation. There are several approaches that can be taken. Some people wear their regular underwear — or do not wear underwear at all — while others...

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Refreshing Relief - Raspberry Mango Coconut Water Smoothie

This delightful smoothie will have you daydreaming of a warm beach somewhere! It's jam-packed with sharp and fresh flavours, owing primarily to raspberry and mango. The key ingredient here, though, is fresh ginger. The ginger really brings it to life and makes it incredibly refreshing and energetic.  Use coconut water to thin out this smoothie. If you don't like coconut water, you could substitute plain water or your preferred type of milk. This is more of a snack rather than a meal replacement smoothie. A Smoothie For The Final Stage Of Menstruation If no implantation occurs during this point of your cycle, the thicker uterine lining begins to disintegrate. This stage is accompanied by many PMS symptoms such as mood...

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Period Underwear - 5 More Reasons Why!

We've previously seen why a pair of menstrual briefs are an excellent alternative to traditional sanitary products like sanitary pads & tampons. They are even a great backup protection when used with cups- depending on the heaviness of your flow. Menstrual briefs are discreet and uncomplicated, providing you with the comfort you require throughout your period. Today we bring you 5 more reasons to switch to period underwear. Reusability Many period underwear products are designed to be reused, as opposed to typical menstrual products that are flushed down the toilet or thrown away. Period underwear can last between two and five years if properly cared for. Give your Femino Brief a thorough rinse in cold water before putting them in...

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