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Would your period be cheaper if you lived in another country?

The true cost of menstrual health care around the world Ever since I converted to using a menstrual cup, the aisle with all the menstrual health products has not been of much interest to me anymore. Another perk of having switched to a menstrual cup is that whenever I come across discussions about the #tampontax, I feel lucky to have discovered reusable menstrual care products. So not too long ago, I passed by the “feminine care” aisle in the supermarket by chance and, just out of curiosity, checked the prices. [bctt tweet="Would your period be cheaper if you lived in another country? Find out: #tampontax" via="no"] Looking at the prices I started to wonder: In Spain (where I currently live),...

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How To Relieve Menstrual Cramps Naturally – 4 Treatments That Will Ease Your Pain

 A couple of months ago, a study showed that menstrual cramps can be as painful as a heart attack. What I felt when I read this was satisfaction. Finally, after years of sucking up torturous menstrual cramps, my pain was credited for. Finally some valid source of evidence proving I was not just being hysterical or exaggerating about “period pain”. Are severe menstrual cramps normal? Menstrual cramps are normal and a common sympton especially the days before or the first days of your menstrual cycle. But the moment they interfere with your everyday life, meaning you can’t participate in social activities or go to work, you should talk to your doctor about it. How to relieve menstrual cramps naturally I did a...

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Help, my menstrual cup is stuck! A step-by-step guide on how to get it out again

If you’re in this situation right now, don’t panic! We’re here to help. Yes, you might not believe it at first, but a blog post can actually be helpful in this situation. We’ll take you through a step-by-step guide on what to do if you can’t get your menstrual cup out. You’ve already made the first and most important step: you’ve stopped aimlessly pulling or searching for your cup and resorted to looking for help. Probably you’re debating with yourself if you should call your gyno or go to the emergency room. Before you do that, try our guide where we’ll take you through the steps of getting that stuck menstrual cup out. Step 1: Take a step back and understand...

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5 reasons your menstrual cup is leaking and what to do about it

A leaking menstrual cup is probably among the top three of the biggest menstrual cup fears, alongside a menstrual cup getting stuck or lost inside the vagina (no worries, there’s always a way to get it out), or the dread many feel towards having to empty their menstrual cup in a public bathroom (also, not as bad as you imagine it to be). First of all, I think it’s important to say that menstrual cup leaks have happened to the best of us, but in most cases, it’s not the cup’s fault, it just takes a few tweaks to know how to insert your Ruby Cup correctly. Of course, not using the right menstrual cup size is a common reason...

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4 things you should know about your cervix before using a menstrual cup

Let’s get straight to the point. When you know the height of your cervix, life as a menstrual cup user gets a lot easier for these solid reasons: Choosing the right menstrual cup size will not be as overwhelming. You’ll also be a few steps ahead when you first use a menstrual cup. Starting to use your cup will be a lot easier. You’ll be able to do on point troubleshooting because you’ll know how high to insert your Ruby Cup for it to pop open correctly and avoid leaks. When you start using a Ruby Cup, one of the best secondary effects is that you get to know your body better. The better you know your body, the easier...

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