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Getting Through Perimenopause: Understanding, Recognizing and Managing the Symptoms

Signs of menopause can begin to creep up unexpectedly and have you wondering WTF is going on with your body. You’re too young to be going through this, right? RIGHT?! I mean, you’re only in your late 30s/early 40s. 

The timing of your period is out of whack, your libido isn’t quite what it used to be and oh my god, why is it so hot in here?! Babe, don’t panic - it could be perimenopause. 

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Alcohol and its effects on the Menstrual Cycle

An increasing number of people are doing Dry January or other dry months during the year, as a way to check in with their relationship with alcohol and to explore how taking a pass on it for a few weeks affects their lives. What might they be able to expect when it comes to how alcohol affects their menstrual cycles and periods?
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How to Safely Machine Wash & Dry Cloth Period Pads & Underwear

How to Safely Machine Wash & Dry Cloth Period Pads & Underwear

If figuring out how to wash period underwear or cloth pads seems daunting - good news! Aisle undies and pads are intentionally designed to fit easily into your regular laundry routine.

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Embracing the Flow 🩸 A glimpse into the free bleeding movement

Embracing the Flow 🩸 A glimpse into the free bleeding movement

What Is Free Bleeding? The menstrual freedom and liberation movement, and free bleeding challenges these harmful perceptions and advocates for more open conversation about menstruation.
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From Lowering Prostaglandins to PMS Remedies - 5 Tips To Heal Your Cycle Naturally

From Lowering Prostaglandins to PMS Remedies - 5 Tips To Heal Your Cycle Naturally

One of my favourite things to tell anyone who is just beginning their menstrual cycle healing journey is that your period doesn’t have to be the worst time of the month. I know that sounds wild. You might be saying to yourself, “My period sucks! It’s soooo painful! I have no energy, my mood swings are horrible, and I don’t even want to get out of bed!”.
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THE 411 ON CYCLE SYNCING (FROM A CYCLE SYNCING ENTHUSIAST)

THE 411 ON CYCLE SYNCING (FROM A CYCLE SYNCING ENTHUSIAST)

I started cycle syncing after years of struggling with endometriosis and PMDD. Week after week, month and after month I found myself struggling with severe symptoms such as pain, anxiety, fatigue, mood swings, brain fog and more. All while constantly feeling frustrated and angry at my body. I felt like I was at war with my own vessel and spent a lot of time hating and resenting my body for not functioning better. 
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YOU’RE NOT OVERREACTING - IT COULD BE PMDD

YOU’RE NOT OVERREACTING - IT COULD BE PMDD

Learning to live with PMDD has been one of the most difficult but also one of the most empowering experiences of my life. I have found by taking a multi-pronged approach to manage my symptoms I have been able to live a happier, healthier life. Here are three changes I made
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Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder and When to Talk to Your Doctor about It

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder and When to Talk to Your Doctor about It

PMDD is a worse version of PMS, and having it doesn’t make you any less of the kind of person that you are.
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Aisle for Teen Periods

Aisle for Teen Periods

Here’s a summary of some of our most frequently asked questions about Aisle for Gen Z menstruators - and how we can help set them up for a lifetime of waste-free periods.
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Medical Bias and Endometriosis

Medical Bias and Endometriosis

According to an article in Contemporary OB/GYN “Black women are only about half as likely to be diagnosed with endometriosis compared to white women” so is it any surprise that it took me as a Black woman the 10 years it did to finally be diagnosed by a gynaecologist?
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Four Exhausting Myths About Period Sex, Debunked

I promise, it’s not like that prom scene from Carrie. 
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Menstrual Cup Q&A with Kim Rosas

Menstrual Cup Q&A with Kim Rosas

Got cup questions? Kim Rosas from Period Nirvana has answers!
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