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 […]

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 […]

Parabens: The Truth About Preservatives in Your Products

From the minty toothpaste you use in the morning to the shampoo you cleanse with in the evening to the lipstick you paint on for date night and the lube you might use later that night, the majority of cosmetic products we use (and 90% of most grocery items) contain parabens,  a.k.a. chemical preservatives that prevent […]

#FWOTM: Aanchal Bhatia, Empowering Patients to Take Control of their Own Healthcare

Every month we feature a woman who is changing the world for the better and inspiring others to discover and develop the best within themselves. September’s Fierce Woman, Aanchal Bhatia, is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and patient advocate, whose new book teaches people how to become the CEO of their own health and use conscious living […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]