Are Menstrual Cups Safe? Scientists Say YES!

Are Menstrual Cups Safe? Scientists Say YES!

It’s up to all of us to be discerning about what we use in and on our bodies, and period-care is absolutely no exception - particularly because whichever period products you use are coming in contact with one of your body’s most sensitive areas.Dispo…
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Period Cup Sex: Is it Possible and is it Safe?

Period Cup Sex: Is it Possible and is it Safe?

Today we address the controversial question we have heard countless times: can you have sex while wearing a menstrual cup? Many people find that wearing a menstrual cup during their period makes them forget that they’re on their period at all. W…
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Can You Pee With A Menstrual Cup In?

Can You Pee With A Menstrual Cup In?

You may or may not be surprised to hear that we are asked frequently whether you need to remove your JuJu cup when using the bathroom, or whether you can leave it in while peeing. And it’s a good question! It can be tricky to understand the …
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What to Do If Your Menstrual Cup is Hurting

What to Do If Your Menstrual Cup is Hurting

Is your menstrual cup hurting? Here are some reason why. Experiencing pain when you use a menstrual cup can be a deal breaker. Although there are so many other benefits that come with switching to a menstrual cup, the most important thing is t…
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Yoga for Period Cramps: 5 Poses to Try

Yoga for Period Cramps: 5 Poses to Try

If you feel like your uterus is seeking some sort of revenge for not becoming pregnant during your period each month, you’re not alone! Over 80% of people with periods experience uncomfortable symptoms, including painful and sometime debilitati…
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What You Need to Know About Vaginal Steaming

What You Need to Know About Vaginal Steaming

If it’s good enough for Gwyneth, it’s good enough for us, right? Hmm… perhaps not. Before jumping on the bandwagon of this health trend that affects one of our most sensitive areas, it’s important to consider the facts. What is vaginal steaming?…
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Vaginal Thrush: Causes, Symptoms & Treatments

Vaginal Thrush: Causes, Symptoms & Treatments

What is Vaginal Thrush? Vaginal thrush is a condition caused by the overgrowth of candida albicans, a fungus or yeast that exists naturally in the vagina. Candida can exist in the vagina without causing any harm, but when it becomes overgrown, it r…
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Can Menstrual Cups be Used by Virgins?

Can Menstrual Cups be Used by Virgins?

Can you use a menstrual cup if you’re a virgin? Yes, absolutely! Before we dive into tips for using a JuJu cup if you are a virgin, let’s look at a why this is such a common question. Firstly, what does it mean to be a virgin? Depending on a…
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What Blood Clots During Your Period Mean

What Blood Clots During Your Period Mean

The colour and texture of period blood varies from person to person. Passing blood clots during your period can be a little alarming at first, but for the most part, it is entirely normal and not a cause for concern. When you start using a mens…
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The Facts about Urinary Tract Infections

The Facts about Urinary Tract Infections

What is a urinary tract infection (UTI)?A urinary tract infection (UTI), also know as cystitis, is when part of the urinary tract (which includes the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra) becomes infected due to microbes entering the area and multi…
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Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

What is Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)?It is very common to experience some uncomfortable physical and emotional symptoms in the lead up to menstruation, and when these symptoms occur consistently month after month, it is referred to as premenstrual syn…
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Vaginal Discharge: What is Normal?

Vaginal Discharge: What is Normal?

It's common to feel curious or worried when it comes to vaginal discharge. In reality, normal vaginal discharge is a sign that you are healthy and everything is working well. Fluid and mucus in the vagina and cervix are produced to protect th…
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What Does the Colour of Your Period Blood Mean?

What Does the Colour of Your Period Blood Mean?

Image credit: @wearehappyperiod on Instagram Your menstrual cycle can give some great insights into your overall health, particularly when looking at the duration of your period, irregular or painful periods and how heavy your menstrual flo…
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Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Pelvic Organ Prolapse

What is Pelvic Organ Prolapse? Female pelvic organ prolapse (FPOP) is a medical a medical condition in which a pelvic organ, such as the uterus, bowel or bladder herniate or prolapse downward into the vaginal canal (known as uterovaginal prolapse)…
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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

What is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome? Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a common yet complex hormonal condition, which causes cysts to form on the ovaries, along with a range of other physical and mental symptoms. Those with PCOS usually experienc…
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5 of the Best Period Tracker Apps for 2019

5 of the Best Period Tracker Apps for 2019

It’s never fun when your period takes you by surprise. Whether your cycle is regular it not, keeping track of your symptoms throughout the month can make it a whole lot easier to predict when your period will be arriving. Luckily, smartphones have…
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Is my Vagina Normal?

Is my Vagina Normal?

Our pursuit of the designer vagina. You are not alone if, at some stage, you have thought “Is my vagina normal?”, “Is my vagina too big or too small?” or "Are my lips normal?”. Whilst there have been numerous studies on the appearance and size…
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Can You Use a Menstrual Cup with an IUD?

Can You Use a Menstrual Cup with an IUD?

For anyone in the reproductive years of their life, contraception is an extremely important consideration. Many choose to opt for an Intra-Uterine Device (IUD) as it can be worn for many years, can help with painful periods, produces less waste and i…
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Natural Remedies for Period Pain

Natural Remedies for Period Pain

Some people are lucky enough not to experience any period pain but for others, it can range from mild cramping and mood swings to Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), a severe form of PMS which results in nausea, fatigue and debilitating…
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All About Menopause

All About Menopause

What is menopause?Menopause is a normal and natural progression in life, generally occurring between the ages of 35-55. During the stages of menopause, the ovaries get smaller and stop producing estrogen and progesterone. The eggs within the ovaries…
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Get the Facts: Cervical Screening Tests

Get the Facts: Cervical Screening Tests

The Cervical Screening Tests replaced the pap smear test in Australia test in December 2017. This test involves having a pelvic examination which is able to detect pre-cancerous or abnormal cells in the cervix. Screening tests should be performed…
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Endometriosis

Endometriosis

What is endometriosis?Endometriosis is a very common yet painful condition, affecting around 1 in 10 people with a uterus. It is characterised by the endometrium (the lining of the uterus) growing outside of the uterus, usually in the pelvic area. It…
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The Female Anatomy

The Female Anatomy

A guide to the Female Anatomy and Reproductive System This article provides an overview of the location and function of the various internal reproductive female sex organs and external structures of the female anatomy. Internal Anatomy The…
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The Pelvic Floor & Kegel Exercises

The Pelvic Floor & Kegel Exercises

What is the pelvic floor?The pelvic floor includes layers attached to the pelvic bone, which act as a hammock to support pelvic organs including the vagina, uterus, bladder and bowel.Why does the the pelvic floor weaken?The pelvic floor muscles can w…
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Uterine Fibroids

Uterine Fibroids

What are fibroids? Fibroids (often referred to as uterine fibromyomas, leiomyomas or myomas) are growths of muscular tissue that form within the walls of the uterus. They are very common, affecting an estimated 40 - 80% of people with a uterus by t…
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How Often Should I Empty my Menstrual Cup?

How Often Should I Empty my Menstrual Cup?

There is some confusion amongst menstrual cup users with regards to what the maximum period of time is that a menstrual cup can be worn for. It's understandable, as there is some variation between menstrual cup manufacturers and their recommend em…
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​Living Plastic Free

​Living Plastic Free

A guide to living with less plastic Living a completely plastic-free life may seem like an insurmountable task and can prevent you from starting to make changes at all. We’ve put together some tips on how to reduce your plastic consumptions, instea…
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Creating a Period Positive House

Creating a Period Positive House

I recently read an article by Cath Hakanson which struck a chord with me. Cath helps parents of adolescents become sex-wise and create open and honest relationships with their kids and the article was about how to promote period positivity…
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Symptoms and Prevention of TSS

Symptoms and Prevention of TSS

Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a rare but life-threatening condition which can affect children, men and women. It is caused when Staphylococcus Aureus bacteria, which is found on the skin, in the nose, armpit, groin or vagina of some people,…
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Missing Periods - Amenorrhea

Missing Periods - Amenorrhea

Have your periods gone missing?What is Amenorrhea? Amenorrhea is a symptom whereby the menstrual cycle has been absent for three or more consecutive periods. There are two forms of amenorrhea; Primary – where a woman has not begun menstrua…
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The Menstrual Cycle

The Menstrual Cycle

The Menstrual CycleMenstruation, also known as having your period, occurs when blood and tissue is shed from the uterus lining and leaves the body through the vagina. The menstrual cycle occurs every month between puberty and menopause in preparation…
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Menstrual Cup Public Bathroom Hacks

Menstrual Cup Public Bathroom Hacks

Handy public bathroom hacks for menstrual cup users. Some people are totally fine with washing their menstrual cup in public bathroom sink. It may gross other bathroom users out but may also open up a conversation with someone you hadn’t antic…
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Symptoms and Signs of Menstruation

Symptoms and Signs of Menstruation

7 signs your period may be coming. By paying attention to your body, you can learn how to recognise when your period is going to start. If you are a meticulous timekeeper (or you use one of these clever period tracker apps), then you probabl…
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Adolescents and Menstrual Cups

Adolescents and Menstrual Cups

Considering using a menstrual cup as a teen? If you’re new to getting your period, you will probably be considering all the options for managing your menstrual flow. The JuJu Menstrual Cup is a cone-shaped reusable cup designed to collect menstrual…
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A Guide to Travelling on your Period

A Guide to Travelling on your Period

How to deal with your period when hiking, camping or bush-walking. A reusable menstrual cup is the ideal solution when travelling. For a start, it’s a great space saver; a menstrual cup automatically reduces the amount of stuff you need to pack…
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8 Period Myths and Misconceptions

8 Period Myths and Misconceptions

Busting menstruation myths – get the facts! Myth 1: Exercise should be avoided during menstruation. Taking part in sports and physical exercise is encouraged and has many benefits. Endorphins released during exercise not only minimise mood swi…
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