Category Archives: Menstruation Products

Everything I Need for My Period Each Month!

PREPARING FOR MY PERIOD: 1. Calender: When that my period starts I mark the five days of bleeding on my calender with an “X”, and then count 28 days from the day that my period started and write “P28” to mark … Continue reading

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Are Feminine Hygiene Products Really that Bad for the Environment?

How much disposable sanitary product waste ends up in landfills? The average woman throws away approximately 100-150kg of “feminine hygiene products” during her lifetime. This includes tampons, disposable pads, pantiliners, disposable menstrual cups, tampon applicators, and all the packaging that those products … Continue reading

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Can I Flush Tampons Down the Toilet?

I love reading instructions, so when I tried out my first tampon (shortly after getting my period at age 13) I read the instruction pamphlet thoroughly. I clearly remember that the instructions told me to not flush my tampons down the toilet. … Continue reading

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New Yuuki Menstrual Cup

I bought my first menstrual cup almost four years ago – a small soft Yuuki menstrual cup – and it’s been fantastic (see my review here). As you can see that cup has become very stained! I don’t mind the stains at all, however if … Continue reading

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Average amount of blood loss in menstruation?

35 mls (2.4 tablespoons) is the average volume of menstrual fluid lost during a cycle. However anywhere from 25–80 milliliters (1–6 tablespoons of menstrual fluid) is considered normal. Only 10% of women lose more or less than this when menstruating. The actual amount lost … Continue reading

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How to Choose your First Menstrual Cup

Below is a fantastic video from Bree, a 16 year old girl from the UK. She knows HEAPS about  menstrual cups and has some really great advice about how to choose one’s first menstrual cup.

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Toilets that choke on tampons

Tampons are made out of cotton and rayon, and for that reason and they take much longer than toilet paper to break down (six months). Flushing tampons or pads down the toilet bowl can block up some toilets (flushing pads … Continue reading

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Yuuki Menstrual Cup Review

A month ago I decided to buy a menstrual cup. I read through the Livejournal menstrual cup community posts, and finally decided to buy a small soft Yuuki cup, because it was cheap & had very good reviews. The small Yuuki is a standard sized … Continue reading

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“Will you buy me tampons?” (a Kotex social experiment)

These men were good-humoured (“Can I buy you toilet paper instead?”) but it is funny how uncomfortable this situation made them. I love how the woman is playfully encouraging these men to be more comfortable with menstruation/tampons. “Every day is about … Continue reading

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Menstrual Cups

I feel happy to continue using pads, but I would like to try using a menstrual cup because I’ve heard a lot of great things about them. They fit around the cervix, inside the vaginal canal (a bit lower down … Continue reading

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