How to Talk About Periods with Young Girls

When I was a young girl the information I got on how my body worked was pretty limited. We got the basics in biology and it was mainly focused on letting you know that you got a period every month and that one day you would have a baby. Nothing was said on how the […]

#FWOTM: Ana Mayer, An Innovator Who Meets Fertility Needs on Our Terms

Ana Mayer is the Co-founder of Ovatemp, a company that provides an easy to use ovulation predictor kit for smart phones. At Maxim, you know we’re always exploring the theme of taking control of our health through a diverse means of empowerment, like using essential oils and realigning chakra energy. Making fierce innovations in the realm of fertility and […]

The Honor in Horror- A Period’s Place of Power

The four to eight days women spend sorting through various premenstrual symptoms of physical woe is not often thought of fondly. Gruesome bouts of bleeding, emitting dark odors, touches of wrath, ceaseless stabbing pain- these are all elements of what many women associate their periods with and ironically also descriptors of some of the most […]

#HealthyMenstruation with Kelly Springer, MS, RD, CDN

It comes each month and for some of us it drags, its heavy, your skin breaks out, your stomach hurts, your breasts are tender , and you have an aching head. Yup you got it! For some women, their menstrual cycle is a thing to dread. I hope after reading this short article you will […]

#FWOTM: Kiran Gandhi, London Marathon Period Pride Runner

Earlier this year, we asked the question “Are Periods Still Taboo?” to find out if after seven years of sharing Maxim’s product benefits via what some have called bold and in-your-face marketing tactics, have made a difference in how the general public perceives periods. The recent uproar around Donald Trump’s questionable condescending feminine blood related […]

The Twitter Period Movement

Although the Twitter phenomenon that is the #livetweetyourperiod hashtag has circulated for a few months now, this week saw it put to political use in the primaries in the run up to Presidential election. Competing candidate Donald Trump’s fumbling menstruation-inspired insult of Republican debate host Megyn Kelly has him disappearing under a landslide of period-related […]

How I Used Essential Oils to Change my Cycle…and My Life

(CAVEAT: I am NOT a doctor; I cannot diagnose or cure anything. I can only speak to my experiences with essential oils, which also do not cure or heal anything.) So now that that’s out of the way, let’s talk about how I used essential oils to change my menstrual cycle and my life. But […]

#FWOTM: Lorraine Vontista, the feminine goddess Founder of Eagle Rock Juice Co.

Mother Nature, Mother Earth, Gaia, Terra, and Parvati are all metaphoric expressions that represent female icons as the givers and sustainers of life. As women, we literally hold the birthing ground and soil for life in our wombs, making us inherently deserving of such superhuman titles. How often though do we actually take the time […]

5 Things to Do to Make PMS Less Painful

Womanhood comes with many rites of passage and periods are of course one of our favorites! If you ask any woman today if she remembers the first time she started menstruating, she can probably recall the moment in detail. It was a turning point in her life, where she went from being a girl to […]

Chakras, spiritual energy centers, related to healthy menstruation

Special Guest Blog Post by: Lacy Young is a health coach, meditation facilitator and the creator of Campaign for Confidence. Lacy is a former junk food junkie turned green juice aficionado! She believes in the power of veggies and their ability to heal the body, mind and spirit! Lacy believes that you can be healthy […]