Medical Cannabis for PMS: It’s Complicated

Marijuana had Bob Marley singing in the 70’s, but little did he know, a medical cannabis version of it was probably making Queen Victoria sing more than a century earlier. Her Majesty received monthly cannabis injections to ease the pain from menstrual cramps… and perhaps also enjoyed side effects such as increased randyness and more […]

The Ultimate Healthy Locker Checklist for Teenage Girls

Going back to school is one of the best feelings in the world; you get to show off your golden tan and catch up with your girlfriends about summer crushes, internships, and other secrets. But as the novelty of school wears off and the routine of essays, gym class, and cafeteria food set in, it’s necessary […]

Menstrual Blood and Cupping Take Center Stage at the Olympics

Earlier this year Newsweek reporter Abigail Jones published a feature cover story boldly entitled “There Will Be Blood: Get Over It” that helped take mainstream the fight to end period shaming.  We can’t help but wonder if Chinese Olympic swimmer, Fu Yuanhui, caught wind of that story, while Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps brought to […]

NOW AVAILABLE at Pharmaca and Sprouts Farmers Market

Ever since Maxim Hygiene products launched in 2008 at Natural Products Expo West, the largest natural products trade show in the world that commences every March in Anaheim, CA, our brand seems to have a natural gravitational pull towards the wild wild west. Although a NY based company, some of the largest retailers of our […]

New York Sets An Example for the Nation on Menstrual and Gender Equity in Legislation

New York has taken a monumental step toward ensuring gender equity in legislation. Last month New York City passed the first bill of it’s kind in the nation to provide free tampons and pads to all public schools, prisons, and shelters for those individuals most in need and to all menstruators who all too often find […]

5 Ways to Prevent Yeast Infections During the Summer

Summer brings sunshine, sand, water, sunscreen, and sometimes even scandal. Who doesn’t dream of romantic walks on the beach, lingering looks with a mystery stranger while soaking the hot tub, or fighting the waves with your partner/ random bronzed hottie? No matter what the daydream, the chances are that if it occurs during the summer, […]

#FWOTM: Nadya Okamoto, Founder of Camions of Care

Brown paper grocery bags, dirty napkins, toilet paper wads, and scraps of cloth; this is what women without the means are using to stop their period flow. It’s a tale as old as time and one that stretches across all corners of the globe, tying individuals together simply through biology. Periods don’t just cause blood […]

5 North American Ecotourist Destinations to Beat the Heat

Summer break always means dreams of exotic getaways – snorkeling in Fiji or a hike in the Chilean Andes, but we often forget, North America is home to some of the most beautiful destinations of the world. From the Redwood forests of California to the Gulf stream waters, the United States is made up of almost […]

Depression and Vaginal Health: Another reason to use your voice!

The vagina is “not just a sex organ at all, but a powerful mediator of female confidence, creativity and the sense of the connections between things,” writes Naomi Wolf, summarizing her book, Vagina: A New Biography. Her recent work explores the concept of the brain and vagina operating as a ‘single system’ and the psychological as […]

Pride Prom and Periods; Exploring the Transgender Exclusion Experience

Although the word men is in the word menstruation, men and other transgender individuals with gender-fluid identities have largely been excluded from the topics surrounding periods. It’s understandable as the common misconception is that only women deal with menses, and while biologically that may be accurate, the issue may just be with our language. The […]