Taking Back Women’s Health with Dr. Aviva Romm

Everybody needs a doctor like Dr. Aviva Romm in their lives. I’ve been searching for one since my first visit to the gynecologist. Although I may not have found one yet in my home town community, I’ve always been lucky enough to get what I need from the wise and like-minded practitioners and healers I […]

Ten Years of Menstrual Health Related Progress

Wow, it’s been ten years since my father and I set up an office in the basement of his home and started distributing Maxim organic tampons and other natural menstrual care products out of our makeshift home garage warehouse. Those early days were somewhat awkward and all too quiet in the world of menstrual health and […]

Back Pain: What’s Normal, Period-Related, and Not

Periods aren’t only a pain in the ass… they’re also normally pains in the back! It’s totally normal to get lower back pain during your period, but we’re here to help you understand what’s normal, in relation to PMS and periods, what’s excessive, and ways to deal with it! First, let’s understand why our backs […]

How to Prevent Urinary Tract Infections Naturally

About 20% of women will suffer from a urinary tract infections (UTIs) at least once in their lifetime and 20% will experience reoccurring infections. Being that one of those lucky few women is my mother (and we have a very open relationship), I have become more than sympathetic to the condition. UTIs are just one […]

7 Valentine’s Day Activities Celebrating Period Sex and Your Body

However you decide to celebrate Valentine’s Day, and regardless of whether you’re in a relationship, be sure to take some quality time to celebrate yourself and your body. If you’re one of the thousands whom Aunt Flo will be visiting during this merry little holiday, don’t fear or let the thought of period sex scare […]

5 Girl Empowerment Gifts for the Holidays

Whether you need a holiday gift for your niece or a birthday gift for someone’s daughter, we’re encouraging you to think outside the box and give girl empowerment gifts. Gifts like makeup, clothes, and toys that are traditionally targeted towards girls are largely static in value — they don’t give back more past the face […]

3 November 2017 Feminist Events to Be Thankful For

This Thanksgiving month were giving thanks to all that’s transpired in the past year to propel the menstrual movement upwards and onwards. To show our thanks, we’re participating in and contributing to THREE November 2017 feminist events that are truly taking #FeminineToTheMax when it comes to spreading the message about menstrual health and equity. Yes, […]

Women’s Health Wearables and Tech that Help with Periods and Pregnancy

It’s no longer enough to track your run or even your heartbeat while you run; what’s monitoring your baby’s heartbeat when you run? Women’s health wearables and tech apps have moved way beyond fitness to focus on pertinent issues like reproductive health, from tracking periods to planning pregnancies, mental health through the monitoring of stress, […]

An Ode to (+ The Benefits of) Body Hair

Hair, body hair everywhere, and a big bush especially there; A thousand come to one’s funeral when murder we dare. While we want luscious locks and a head thick of hair, It soon thins and we’re left dealing with those that make others stare. Can one count the hours spent waxing, tweezing, or shaving? Image […]

5 Signs of Hormonal Imbalance

As an almost-30 year old woman who takes medication for hypothyroidism, poly-cystic ovarian syndrome, depression, hormonal imbalance and insulin regulation, I can tell you that a healthy endocrine system is the key to figuring out your overall health. From websites like WedMD to health apps prescribed by doctors (even period-tracking apps), the resources available to […]