As a woman who's always on the go⎯whether it be sports, swimming, saunas, or traveling to foreign countries⎯when Softcup came out in the mid-1990s, it was life changing.
Over the last year we've heard from a few new moms that they experience difficulty, and sometime discomfort, inserting and wearing Softcup postpartum. We reached out to our medical advisor, Dr. Kelly Culwell, for a doctor's perspective and guidance.
Changes After Childbirth
"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.
My job can be intimidating to men, especially when I’m in a potential dating situation with them. They are generally interested in talking about sex, often in a personal way, but their reactions belie some interesting assumptions they have about sex and my work. The wacky conversations tend to go in six directions:
Unlike the majority of my friends, I have never been an individual who spends a great deal of time on style or fashion. My attire is generally simple. Today, for example, I am wearing a pair of black Chuck Taylor’s to go with my black pants and black shirt. I feel like I’m channeling Johnny Cash.
You might be wondering: What does this have to do with Softcup? Good question.
By Jennifer Gunsaullus, PhD, Sociologist & Intimacy Counselor
If you are confused about fitness and healthy eating, you are not alone! It seems like every week magazines and talk shows have a new “diet miracle food,” or a new way of exercising that contradicts everything you have been taught. After working in the fitness industry for 23 years, I have seen trends come and go. The science and research in the field of exercise and nutrition continues to provide new insight into how our bodies work, and that’s a good thing....
Yes! You are ready to start creating a healthier you! But you may be thinking, ”If I haven’t been working out regularly, where should I start?” There are a lot of factors to consider when beginning a fitness program. What is your general health? What are your goals? Have you tried to exercise before? If so, how did it turn out?
Let’s pretend that you haven’t been doing anything other than walking for at least a year. First and foremost, you want to build CONSISTENCY. I advise clients to start with:
Well here we are at the threshold into the world of female puberty. Even the word, puberty, makes me want to squirm a little.