Moon cup

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I first came across a moon cup whilst browsing through a new age shop in Brighton, UK several years ago. I naively asked the shop assistant what it was and when she described it’s use to me, I was disgusted at the idea of getting so intimate with my menstrual blood. I’ll back track a little to explain my disgust... When I was 14 years old and a year into my period starting, … [Read more...]

Honoring the need to stop and bleed

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As women, why do we find it so difficult to stop and take time for ourselves on the first day of our bleed?  I have been reflecting on this question, which has been spurred on by re-reading parts of the Code Red book by Lisa Lister.  You've heard me mention this book before on my recent post on using cotton menstrual pads and I will be sharing many more blog posts on the gems … [Read more...]

Cotton menstrual pads – a step towards pain free periods

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If you're anything like me, you've been plagued by really heavy and painful periods since the very first one.  I grew up feeling that periods were a curse that simply had to be endured by women and something that I had to learn to live with.  I faced at least 24-48 hours of pain killers each month to get through it. By my mid 20s, the pain had increased to such an extent … [Read more...]