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 […]

A Birthday and Menstrual Hygiene Day Gift That Will Benefit Over 33,000 Women

We’re closing out this menstrual madness of a month with a HUGE announcement in honor of our birthday, this Saturday’s Menstrual Hygiene Day and to take our #FierceWomenFunded initiative to the max! Maxim Hygiene Donates 280,000 Tampons to Camions of Care Just last week we delivered and donated over 280,000 tampons to Camions of Care, […]

#FWOTM Double Header: Celeste Mergens of Days for Girls, Saving Education

Every girl. Everywhere. Period. That’s the Days for Girls (DfG) motto because all over the world, young girls are forced to miss days of school each month due to irregular, unsustainable, and inadequate menstruation management. Girls use leaves, mattress stuffing, newspaper, corn husks, rocks, anything they can find leaving them prone to infection, but still end up […]