Six Ways to Ring in the Spring Equinox

The arrival of Spring is one of the most celebrated occasions around the world, regardless of time and culture. From the sugarcane fields in India to the snow-dusted fields of Vermont, the March vernal equinox is welcomed with open arms as a sign of the new year, a new season, a new beginning. Longer days […]

5 Ways to Celebrate International Women’s Day, Any Day

BE BOLD FOR CHANGE. That’s the motto for this year’s International Women’s Day and we’ve figured out five beautiful ways to help women, around the world and close to home, any day and every day. 1. Donate Your Used Clothes & Fund a Girl’s Education Simultaneously get rid of some of your winter clothing in […]

How Planned Parenthood Saved My Life

Seventeen… what isn’t magical at 17? The world is your oyster, your body is in peak physical condition, your brain is absorbing information exponentially, your hormones are in full flush, causing your loins to tingle multiple times a day; and if you were me, you were in love. It was my first love and to […]

Loveologist, Sexologist and Fierce Woman: Wendy Strgar Talks Good Clean Love

This past Valentine’s Day while we gave you four reasons to use organic and natural personal lubricants, many of us dreamed about gifts we want or how to be spoiled by a significant other. Some of us rushed to book waxes or go shopping for lingerie deals, and some spent hours baking . But how many of us […]

4 Reasons to Use Organic and Natural Personal Lubricants

I’ll admit it. It took a 2 minute hysterical ‘verbal assault’ from a 70-something, unstable due to recent divorce by by gay husband, yam-waving, Grace on the Netflix original to get it through my head – there’s nothing wrong with organic and natural personal lubricants. Or DIY, homemade lube made from yams…. That’s what it […]

The Women’s March on Washington: A Fight for the Marginalized

As Donald Trump struts towards inauguration, a million or more women will gather in D.C. the day after, to mark his first day of presidency in protest and state to his cabinet and the world, that women’s rights are human rights. That is the moral of The Women’s March on Washington, a protest that has […]

10 Environmental New Years Resolutions

As 2017 stretches before us, we urge you to consider your commitment to the environmental new years resolutions – to protecting ecosystems from human waste, to sharing resources with your neighbors, to living a more mindful lifestyle. Our planet has been consumed past the point of sustainability; environmental stewardship has fallen to the wayside. Even with […]

#FWOTM: Erin Switalski, Rallying Women’s Voices for the Earth & for Themselves

Out of an estimated 85,000 chemicals currently in use in the environment in the United States, only about 200 have been tested for safety. Of those chemicals that have been tested, most have been evaluated only for their acute impacts to adult males in industrial settings. The chemical exposure routes and health impacts on women […]

Five Ways Holiday Season Giving Can Benefit Women in Need

Each year, Maxim Hygiene celebrates a handful of Fierce Women who are making the world a better place. We believe that at the heart of every community lies women and when their needs are met, society can take larger strides. This year we have featured high school students organizing supply drives for homeless women to […]

The A to Z of Complementary Alternative Medicine: From Acupuncture to Reflexology

Michael Phelps’ derrier can arguably be credited for cupping‘s recent rise to fame during the Rio Olympics, but the benefits of acupuncture, meditation, and other complementary alternative medicine (CAM) therapies have long and quietly been extolled as an integral missing piece of medicine. In the recent decade, alternative therapies including homeopathy and reflexology have started […]