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[Guest Post] I’m a TSS survivor – this is my story

Written by: Shannon Toner Toxic Shock Syndrome – A personal account I got mTSS at 15 years old, it was the summer of ’08 and I just finished my freshman year of high school. I was on vacation visiting family in California and I started feeling sick the first morning after our flight. We arrived…

Period & Health

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

History & Facts every woman should knowIntroduction January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, which serves as a beacon of hope, education, and advocacy in the global fight against Cervical Cancer. The goal of this dedicated Month is to raise Awareness about Cervical Cancer, its prevention, and the importance of early detection. In this blog post,…

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The Tulipon’s Commitment to Women’s Health: A Holistic Approach to Period Care, and privacy

Introduction: Going above and beyond regular period products In the realm of women’s health, a revolutionary device has emerged that goes beyond the ordinary scope of menstrual care products. The Tulipon menstrual device is not just a period-care product; it’s a commitment to empowering women to prioritize their well-being seamlessly (and privately). In this blog…

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Let’s Talk about the Tulipon’s sustainability

Is the Tulipon really sustainable? And is it as sustainable as a reusable silicone menstrual cup? The short answer is: the Tulipon is not only very sustainable, it is as sustainable if not more than a reusable silicone cup! As more and more people are hearing about Tulipon, there have been inquiries about its sustainability…

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How to Fix or Restore Vaginal pH Balance

Written by: Hilla Shaviv Introduction to Vaginal Health Maintaining a healthy pH balance in the vagina is essential for overall well-being and comfort. An imbalance in vaginal pH can cause discomfort, infections, and other health issues. Luckily, there is now a groundbreaking solution that not only measures your pH levels but also enables you to…

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Tulipon is the perfect solution for heavy menstrual bleeding

Abbey, 26 years old Account Manager & Heavy Menstrual Bleeder talks about her experience with the Tulipon The Tulipon is the perfect solution for menstruators who experience heavy bleeding. The Tulipon’s design allows it to hold up to 45ml of menstrual effluent, the equivalent of 3-4 extra large tampons. If you are a menstruator who…

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What are Fibroids and How Do They Affect Women’s Health?

Written by: Katrine Svensmark Explore the world of fibroids, their appearance, location, growth patterns, and impact on menstruation, and debunk common myths surrounding their nature, including their potential for cancer, infertility, and shrinkage. What are Fibroids? Fibroids, also known as uterine leiomyomas, are noncancerous tumors that develop in the uterus. These tumors originate from the…

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The Enigma Within: Unveiling What Endometriosis Looks Like

Written by: Katrine Svensmark Navigating the Mysterious World of a Silent Intruder Endometriosis, an enigmatic and often misunderstood condition, affects millions of women worldwide. While it remains concealed beneath the surface, its impact on physical and emotional well-being can be profound. In this article, we delve into the depths of endometriosis, unraveling its essence and…

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Change in Period Flow, Color, and Cycle Duration in the Presence of Diseases

Written by: Katrine Svensmark Exploring the profound impact of diseases on menstrual patterns and uncovering the intricate relationship between health conditions and the female reproductive cycle. The menstrual cycle is a complex physiological process that involves the shedding of the uterine lining, hormonal fluctuations, and cyclical changes in the female reproductive system. It is important…

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Beyond Blood: The Science and Significance of Women’s Hormonal Cycles – A Comprehensive Exploration

Written by: Katrine Svensmark The Intersection of Science and Women’s Hormonal Cycles – A Comprehensive Analysis of Female Sex Hormones, Ovaries, and Hormone Production The menstrual cycle is a complex and fascinating process that has puzzled scientists and women for centuries. This article aims to comprehensively explore menstruation, delving deep into the science behind women’s…

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The Double-Edged Sword of Pain Medication: How It Can Help and Hinder Women’s Reproductive Health

Written by: Katrine Svensmark Medicating Pain, Questioning Consequences: Women’s Reproductive Health at Stake The use of pain medication by women is common for managing various health conditions. However, it is essential to understand the potential impact of pain medication on women’s reproductive health. This article explores the different types of pain medications and their effects…

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Present-Day Women’s Movements: Part 2

Written by: Katrine Svensmark From corsets to combat boots, women have been fighting for their rights for centuries… yet here we are, still grappling with the ongoing battle. Part 2/2 Feminist Movement: 1960s to present day Fighting for gender equality and justice The feminist movement is a multifaceted and complex social, political, and cultural phenomenon…

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From Suffrage to #MeToo: A Look at Women’s Movements Through the Ages

Written by: Katrine Svensmark From corsets to combat boots, women’s movements have been fighting for their rights for centuries. Part 1/2 The women’s movement is a complex and multifaceted phenomenon that has evolved over time, shaped by a variety of social, political, and cultural factors. The movement began with the early suffrage campaigns, which sought…

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The Mind-Body Connection: How Menstruation Affects Mental Health

Written by: Maya Galinsky Flow and Mental Glow: how menstruation and mental health are linked. For many people who menstruate, periods can be a challenging time. Pain, discomfort, and hormonal changes can impact daily life and mood. However, what many people don’t realize is that menstruation can also have an impact on mental health. Therefore,…

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The Journey of Tulipon – Part 1: The Birth of The Tulipon

Written by: Hilla Shaviv Blooming beginnings: join Tulipon’s journey from birth to beauty I’m very happy, thrilled, and excited to be able to write the following words: After 6 years of the strenuous R&D process, Tulipon is finally ready for the market, and we’ll start sales in about 6 months. In honor of this milestone,…

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TSS and Menstrual Cups: Exploring the Evidence

Written by: Maya Galinsky TSS may be a rare danger, but menstrual cups still require attention and awareness! Menstrual cups have gained popularity in recent years as an eco-friendly and cost-effective alternative to traditional sanitary products. However, there have been concerns about the potential risk of developing toxic shock syndrome (TSS) associated with their use.…

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European PFAS Ban Proposal Officially Released

Written by: Maya Galinsky PFAS: Europe is in the process of making history! Today, February 7th, 2023, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) released the details of a proposed restriction ban with the aim of reducing PFAS emissions into the environment. PFAS are nearly indestructible and, once produced, easily contaminate and pass through soil, water, and…

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PFAS Near your Reproductive Organs? No Thank You!

Written by: Maya Galinsky Hormone-disrupting chemicals are closer than you think. Yikes!!!Understanding PFAS PFAS are short for per and poly-fluoroalkyl substances. They are a large group of manufactured substances that are resistant to heat, water, and oil. There are thousands of PFAS chemicals and are often found in everyday products such as food paper wrapping,…

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Avatar Two through the Lens of Gender Equality

Written by: Hilla Shaviv Does feminism come to mind when thinking of Avatar 2? Movies, stories, and novels have a powerful effect on our lives as individuals and as a society. From inspiring us to think differently to encouraging positive change, films undeniably impact our collective psyche and ignite differences in our lives. The new…

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To Flush or Not to Flush

Written by: Maya Galinsky How do you discard your menstrual products?The Hard Truth The variety of menstrual products is endless, and unfortunately, most of the products available at the store are single-use. The menstrual pad is made of 90% plastic, and 6% of a tampon is plastic. So, what does this mean for the environment?…

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The FDA Authorizes Abortion Pill Distribution at Pharmacies

Written by: Maya Galinsky A crack in the window for abortion rights. The US FDA will now enable retail pharmacies to carry the abortion pill, Mifepristone, for the first time in history. This revision makes way for local drugstores and chains like CVS and Walgreens to provide the medication. Before the changes made on January…

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A Message from our CEO & Marketing and Social Media Manager

Written by: Hilla Shaviv & Maya Galinsky New Year… Will it remain the same old? We all live in an unprecedented time for humanity. Technology has advanced so much that nearly any question, curiosity, and help needed can be solved with the tap of our fingertips. All these technological advances have made remarkable contributions to…

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A Menstrually Just 2023

Written by: Maya Galinsky What to look out for in the upcoming bloody New Years! These past few years have been quite impactful in the lens of menstrual rights. Awareness has spiked, and people are speaking up. From period poverty and pink tax to legislative action, the world is shifting toward a menstrual just one.…

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Handy Guide at your Cervix

Written by: Maya Galinsky We’re here to be at your cervix! Have you ever considered the wonders the cervix does for our bodies? This powerful multi-tasker is a very critical part of the female anatomy. Cervix comes from the Latin word cervix uteri which means “womb’s neck.” The cervix is the lowest part of the…

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Art from their What?

Written by: Maya Galinsky Period art we absolutely love Menstrual art is redefining the dreaded “time of the month.” Every menstruator understands how the word “inconvenience” relates to their menstruation. Whether it is for vacation, a hot date, beach day (or honestly anything taxing), menstruation is the last thing that appears to be on your…

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Menstrual Products Innovations: A Brief History

Written by: Maya Galinsky Are Menstrual Product Innovations as shiny and new as what they appear to be? Nowadays, we see menstrual inclusivity amongst influencers, brands, and publications, but what about innovation? Promoting inclusivity has been a game changer for the menstrual product industry and has brought education, advocacy, and accessibility. Why can’t we group…

Sustainability

Are Organic Menstrual Products as Sustainable as They Make Out to Be?

Written by: Maya Galinsky Have “sustainable” menstrual brands been gaslighting you (literally) with their CO2 footprint? The world is plastered with signs preaching sustainability and eco-friendly products. The menstrual product industry has significantly jumped onto this movement. Brands pop up left and right, promising a better tomorrow through 100% organic cotton menstrual products. They keep…

Backwards time traveling:

Written by: Hilla Shaviv In the US they managed to invent a new kind of time machine on Friday (June 24th), however, in spite of all the available technology nowadays, this machine only travels backwards in time. On the one hand, Femtech is getting more and more awareness, and women as well as men are…

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Our CEO’s Thoughts on 2022 International Women’s Day

Written by: Hilla Shaviv For the international women’s day, I wish us all that this day becomes redundant, that women will be completely equal to their male peers without having the need for a special day to promote gender equality, that there will be no need for any affirmative actions, and of course that we’ll…