I don’t know about you but my kids are already heading back to school. I can’t believe summer break is over, even though the thermometer tells us otherwise! With school in mind, we continue our look into Human Sexuality: Male Anatomy 101.
I once had a Urology professor describe the male anatomy as basic plumbing…if you understand how your sink works, you will understand the male genitourinary system. Not to belittle our male counterpart, but where, in the developing world, would we be without plumbing?
To the wonderful people who work for Softcup,
My name is Sheryl and I would like to thank you for your product. Since puberty I have had a severe allergy to traditional tampons and pads (Tampax, Kotex and so on) that you can purchase in big stores. I would have to purchase all cotton, rayon-free, dye-free famine products from a health food store, which was very expensive.
Imagine a world where men decide your pay scale, who you marry, and the number of children you have, by restricting your access to contraception. Sadly, women all over the world still face these hurdles.
Today, Women’s Equality Day marks the anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote in the United States. Women’s Equality Day stands for justice, autonomy and opportunity.
Let’s time travel back to sex education class in elementary school. We anticipated it with nervous excitement, as the boys and girls were separated into different rooms. Oftentimes, the male teacher taught the boys and the female teacher taught the girls. We didn’t know what was going to be discussed, but we heard rumors about “The Talk.”
To the wonderful people who work for Softcup:
My name is Sheryl and I would like to thank you for your product. Since puberty, I have had a severe allergy to traditional tampons and pads that you can purchase in big box stores (Tampax, Kotex and so on). I would have to purchase all cotton rayon-free, dye-free products from a health food store, which was very expensive.
Around my twenties, I developed a sensitivity to the adhesive of the cotton pads. If the adhesive touched my skin, I would develop a severe rash....
Did you know that the most widely sold prescription medication in the world is the birth control pill? It is so well-known that it is simply referred to as “the Pill.”
Without a doubt, the birth control pill has had an enormous impact on society, affecting almost every facet of life, from health to politics to religion and beyond.
"Being a girl with Endometriosis, "accidents" have always been an issue. I spent a lot of time missing school, work and social events due to being afraid of having an embarrassing moment and having to carry a change of pants with me. Nothing ever worked right and I was constantly on birth control trying to avoid my body simply being itself. I've been using Softcup for 5 cycles now and I don't know how I ever made it without them! I love not having to worry and not being scared of TSS when I sleep.
As I prepared to write my blog highlighting Menstrual Hygiene Day, my mind wandered down memory lane to my own coming of age experience. It was one many of us, who grew up in the U.S. can relate to, and so personally narrated in the book, Are You There God, It’s Me Margaret, by Judy Bloom. This book was paramount in preparing me for my first encounter with my period, as it captures the journey of a girl becoming a woman–through menarche (first period) and puberty in general.
Softcup is not a conventional method of period protection—and we love that. So, that begs the question…what are the benefits of talking about alternative period options?
Here’s our short list:
I want to say how much I love reusable Softcup. I am a nurse and don’t always get a lot of time to go to the restroom. They have been numerous times when I am unable to get to a restroom for several hours. Softcup has come to my rescue on these occasions. I keep one in the side pocket of my lunch bag for emergencies. Thanks for the save!