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Period Pains (Part 1) - Bloody Roots

Period cramps are like a universal expression of uterine solidarity. It's as if all women are members of an invite-only club, and the only way to get in is to cause them as much pain as possible. We've whined on the couch, sobbed in the bathroom, and tried to eat the misery away. Cramps might be inconspicuous, or they can be painful and severe. One out of every ten people experiences pain that interferes with their daily activities for one to three days. Understanding the causes of period pains will help you figure out what to do about them and find the best method of pain relief that suits your body. Let's get to the bottom of your periodic cramping....

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Gen Z & The Period Cup

A menstrual cup is a little FDA-approved, medical grade, funnel-shaped silicone receptacle. This little innovation has found a market among Gen Z-ers, born between 1995 and 2010, who are known for their activism and innovative tendencies. They are blooming into amazing business leaders and some of the best activists the world has ever seen - because of the intersection of these two distinguishing attributes. #MeToo, climate change sustainability, and healthcare are just a few of the issues that Generation Z is advocating. Using a menstrual cup represents a solution to all of the aforementioned issues. Let’s give the previous statement some more context- Changing The Conversation Menstruation used to be a taboo subject, but that is no longer the case. Period....

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Using A Femino Cup With Your IUD

For all women in their reproductive years, birth control is a common concern. People are looking for choices that are affordable, accessible, and convenient. An IUD (Intrauterine Device) is a popular option, and many IUD users choose to pair it with the convenience & comfort of a period cup. Because of their reusable, long-lasting, and environmentally friendly design, menstrual cups are becoming more common. However, if you have an Intrauterine Device inserted, you need to consider a few things before using a menstrual cup. Wait. Intrute…….. What!?! IUDs are T-shaped devices that are unobtrusive and efficient. IUDs must be implanted by a medical professional, and the operation takes just a few minutes. A speculum is inserted into the vaginal canal...

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Natural Remedies For Periods (Part 3) - Herb Magic

If you've ever had menstrual pains, you know it is impossible to ignore them. Menstrual cramps are common in the days leading up to and at the start of the menstrual period. Loose stools, headaches, nausea, and dizziness are very common side effects that accompany these monthly pains. Fortunately, there are a variety of tools available to help relieve cramps. Herbal medicine is one such tool that has been used by healers, grandmothers, physicians, and others for generations. Here are some plants that will help you cope with your intense menstruation cramps. Adaptogen – Comfort During Your Periods Adaptogen is a special type of therapeutic herb that has three characteristics in common: it is non-toxic, it improves our ability to...

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Caring For Your Femino Cup & Keeping It Clean

Menstrual cups are an excellent replacement for pads and tampons. But one question that women always ask is, "How do I clean it?". Cleaning your menstrual cup properly is critical to keeping your body safe and comfortable for the duration of the cup's existence. And, like so many other aspects of using a menstrual cup, keeping it clean is a breeze 😊 First & Foremost   The most important thing to remember is to wash your hands before touching your cup or yourself. You'll lower the risk of infection by keeping your vagina and surrounding area clean. Bring To Boil   Your Femino Cup needs some TLC of its own. Before you use the cup for the first time, make...

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