Pixie Cup girls laying on a blanket

Have you noticed an odor coming from your menstrual cup? The truth is, if you use your cup at all, there’s a risk that you could end up with a stinky menstrual cup on your hands. While a menstrual cup smell doesn’t necessarily mean there’s anything wrong with your cup (or with your period), it…

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IUDs (Intrauterine Device) are all the rage as they are promoted as the “set it and forget it” birth control. Depending on which type you choose, an IUD can be effective for 5-10 years. For anyone who has taken a birth control pill every day for years, this may sound like the best thing since…

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pelvic floor muscles

Your pelvic floor muscles form the bottom of your pelvis and support your pelvic organs (uterus, bladder, and bowel). Are you ever in the bathroom and someone barges in unexpectedly? You’re startled and you stop peeing! Or you keep yourself from passing gas at an inopportune moment? Thank your pelvic floor muscles! They’re also the…

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tampon and menstrual cup

How are you *down there* after your period ends? Does your body snap back to normal quickly? Do you find that if you are an avid tampon user you tend to be dry? Some studies suggest that tampons can cause vaginal dryness.  How do tampons cause vaginal dryness? Chronic vaginal dryness usually is a deeper…

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