The Dark History of the Birth Control Pill

Last week we talked about the importance of respecting your hormones and we’ve shared in the past how the birth control pill can have an effect on hormones and in turn menstruation. As part of our taking #femininetothemax campaign, we thought it would be a good time to delve in to this topic a little […]

5 Signs of Hormonal Imbalance

As an almost-30 year old woman who takes medication for hypothyroidism, poly-cystic ovarian syndrome, depression, hormonal imbalance and insulin regulation, I can tell you that a healthy endocrine system is the key to figuring out your overall health. From websites like WedMD to health apps prescribed by doctors (even period-tracking apps), the resources available to […]

Five Sleep Health Benefits for Women and Menstruation

We don’t have to tell you why sleep is important, but we can tell you that you’re not the only one losing sleep during that time of the month. The National Sleep Foundation found that 23% of women report disrupted sleep in the week before their periods and a full 30% report disrupted sleep during periods. Why? It’s […]

Accessing Femininity Through Kundalini Yoga with Aimee Bello

This past May we celebrated our company’s ninth anniversary, women’s health month and our new offices in Santa Monica with a nod to our 2017 intention and mantra – discovering what it means to be feminine. In so doing, we invited our Chief Flow Rider’s favorite local kundalini yoga teacher, Aimee Bello of Altared Space, […]

The Benefits of Breastfeeding and Cotton Nursing Pads

The debate surrounding the appropriateness of mothers breastfeeding in public highlights how women’s bodies are sites of oppression. It is a literal representation of the gender inequities we still face today. For some reason, a lot of people get really uppity when it comes to discussing breastfeeding and whether it’s ‘appropriate’ in public settings, but the […]

Why Swimming on Your Period in the Pool is Totally OK

Have you ever been stuck at home and bummed on a beautiful summer day because all of your friends are out at the pool swimming and having fun? Is it because you’re on your period and you don’t feel comfortable getting in the water? Don’t worry! We’ve got some tips to help you feel a […]

Four Men Standing Up for Women’s Healthcare (+ Rights)

Most successful initiatives for women’s healthcare are lead by or largely involve women, which is partly reflective of the disenfranchisement women face at all levels of society, but also crucial to note, as they are the ones filling the gaps in social services. Perhaps ignorance is partly to blame – having not experienced menstruation firsthand, […]

Bringing Healthy Home: Featuring Gunnar Lovelace, Fierce Man + CEO of Thrive Market

For a month that includes Father’s Day, it’s perfectly fitting we feature a Fierce Man, instead of the usual line up of women we designate the space to! Protecting women’s health, our rights, and our access to healthy menstrual care products are all critical to the continued growth of our mission. While women have been […]

5 Puberty Conversations Every Girl Should Have with Her Father

No doubt, there are some puberty conversations we never want to have with our parents, much less our fathers (especially as young girls). The idea of talking to Dad about sex and boobs can make you want to squeal, but the influence you have as a daughter over his thinking and behavior, is enormous. And, […]

3 Pivotal Period Policy Actions in New York and Around the Globe

I’m a New Yorker. There’s no doubt about it. I’m a straight shooter and I know how to seamlessly devour a slice of pizza while weaving through NYC traffic and answering emails on my smart phone. Even after almost three years of living in Los Angeles, where I learned to slow things down a bit […]