Your period story matters. It matters because, in a world that profits off of our shame, when we speak out about how we experience something as natural as menstruation, we’re telling society that we will not be quiet. Whether your story is one that has caused you pain or one that you cherish, telling it will help heal all of those who have been shamed for bleeding. I gathered up some women who could recall the first time they got their period and asked them to share their stories. The words they shared offer just a peek into what it’s...

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4 Women Get Real About their First Period
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When it comes to talking your parents about menstrual care options it definitely helps to know the facts. Menstrual cups are not a new concept- In fact, they have been around for about 100 years. However, still many people may not be familiar with the concept of them. Here are some tips for talking your parents (or anyone, really) about menstrual cups. First of all, What IS the Lunette menstrual cup? (The quick and friendly version.) The Lunette menstrual cup is reusable menstrual protection. It is a safe, easy to use, and a hygienic alternative to pads and tampons. Now...

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Tips for Talking to Your Parents About Cups
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How old is old enough to use a Lunette menstrual cup? The answer is - if you are old enough to menstruate, you are old enough to use a Lunette. Girls as young as 14 have successfully used a Lunette for their period. However, sometimes a little extra time is needed to get used to the process. Lunette size 1 - Designed for younger users We designed our smaller Lunette menstrual cup (size 1) specifically for younger users. Not only is it smaller and shorter -- it is squishier in consistency for easier insertion.   If I am a virgin,...

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Teens & Menstrual Cups: Tips for First Time Use
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Getting your first period can be really exciting - and also a little scary. Not to worry, though. I’ve been there, done that, and have some information that will help your first period experience flow smoothly. Girls usually get their first period anywhere between age 11 and 15, but for some it does happen a few years earlier or later. This is normal - your body is just as unique as you are and it knows when the time is right. Knowing the answer to some common questions that girls have when they first start menstruating (which is another way...

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What to Expect When You Get Your First Period
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