Periods when homeless

Periods when homeless. Since the pandemic, there has been an increase in people becoming homeless and applying for homelessness assistance.  Periods don’t stop for pandemics, and they certainly don’t stop if you don’t have a safe space to call home.  In this article, we’ll highlight the challenges when experiencing periods when homeless. Periods when homeless: …

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Periods at Work

Periods at work. You deserve to feel safe, comfortable and respected at your place of work at all times.  Recent research is aiming to ensure that having a period doesn’t change this for anyone.  Let’s dive into some aspects of the work environment that affect your period experience. Is your workplace period-friendly? Consider the bathroom …

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Balance your hormones, Balance your Life: Book Review

Balance your hormones, Balance your Life: A book Review. About the Author Dr. Claudia Welch is a doctor of Oriental Medicine.  She has studied, practiced, and taught Ayurveda and Acupuncture.  Her website has lots of articles on health and a game that she created with her husband! The Main Messages Shifting Western Science Shifting the …

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Reusable Sanitary Pads vs Reusable Period Pads

Reusable Sanitary Pads vs Reusable Period Pads: What’s the difference? The Power of Language Let’s talk about words for a minute.  Language is one of our primary ways of interpreting the world and communicating knowledge to others.  Meaning words are incredibly important and shape how we see the world.  The wording “reusable sanitary pads” makes …

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Common misconceptions about reusable period pads

Many of us still find reusable products scary. Are reusable sanitary pads hygienic? Do they smell? Read this blog to find out the truth. Sadly misconceptions and myths still surround periods in general including certain period products. Today we are going to squash these misconceptions and share some reusable period pad truths. Lilypads love reusable …

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Bleeding in Kenya: Local Empowerment and Cloth Pads

Bleeding in Kenya: Turning Research into Local Empowerment through a cloth pads project. What was I doing there? First off, hello!  I’m Morgan, a new volunteer with Lilypads and this story shares my first big effort to improve menstruation experiences for others.  I was working on my Master’s of Public Health, which required in-field experience.  Logically, …

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Plastic Periods

Plastic periods. Why should you care what you put in your pants?   If you menstruate an average of 5 days per month for 40 years, that’s 6.5 years of menstruating in your lifetime! Your skin can absorb good and bad things from the environment, clothing, and lotions. Especially skin around your vulva and in your …

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Do Periods Smell?

Do periods smell? Period smell is commonly misunderstood. We are bombarded with images and advertisements which imply we should cover the smell using floral smelling products. But do periods actually smell? And is it normal for periods to smell? What is period blood? To start with, we need to understand what period blood is. Period …

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