10 Thoughts Every Woman Has on Her Period

Whether you’ve got your flow down to a science or it manages to sneak up on you each month, there are many thoughts that rattle through your brain from beginning to end. Of course every woman’s period and side effects are different. Some of us veg out, others exercise the cramps away, but you can guarantee that at least one of these thoughts has gone through your head while period-ing.

Why am I crying?”

Even though you know that commercial with the dog and cat in it isn’t that sad and you know that the dog didn’t really die in real life, you’re a balling mess on the couch for two minutes while your BF looks at you wide-eyed, rubbing your back for comfort.

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At least I’m not pregnant!!”

No need to elaborate here.

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Who says chocolate isn’t a breakfast

5 Last Minute Costumes You Can Make Using Cotton

Just like any other holiday, Halloween has a way of creeping up on you (no pun intended), but at least with every other holiday, you don’t have to assemble a clever and cute costume for every child in your house! If you’re like us and waited until the last minute, we’ve got several holiday costumes you can make using, you guessed it, the cotton balls right out of your medicine cabinet!

1. A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing Baby

Grab a sweatsuit or onesie and start pinning or hot gluing like crazy. While that wolf hat below looks like someone spent some time on it, you don’t have to get as fancy. Cut some faux teeth, eyes, and ears out of felt and attach them to a brown beanie. Voila! Your child is the cutest little carnivore ever.
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2. Grandma Baby
It’s a race to see who is going to pinch whose cheek first! Dress your babe up

THIS is the cotton you need to be using…

That’s right. 12,000 tampons! Did you also know that the FDA doesn’t require companies to list the ingredients they put in tampons? Turns out there’s some not so nice things lurking around in there.

For example, some tampon brands contain manufactured chemical pulps and it’s as gross as it sounds. This includes things like rayon, viscose, and lyocell. Not only is this not friendly to your body, it’s also not environmentally friendly. Rayon and viscose are byproduct of trees, which take much longer to regenerate than the cotton plant.

Cotton contains less chemicals, produces less waste, is much more renewable, and the preferred choice of many consumers, but how do you know which tampons contain cotton?

Simply look for the Purified Cotton symbol.

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When you see our symbol, you know that you’re getting 100% pure cotton that has been undergone the world’s most highly intensive proprietary

Understanding the Different Types of Adult Incontinence

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Even Lego People do the Pee Pee Dance.  These were the signs for the restrooms at Legoland in California.  Had to chuckle everytime we went in to one.

One of the first steps to understanding incontinence is realizing that, although it may feel like it, you aren’t the only person who suffers from incontinence. According to the National Association for Continence, over 25 million American experience some type of incontinence issue. Although the causes are varied, it’s best to identify the type of incontinence first because treatment methods will vary depending on the diagnosis.

Bladder Incontinence

This condition results in involuntary urine loss, and it is what people commonly think of when referring to incontinence issues. It is also known as urinary incontinence. While this will affect more women than men, nearly 1/3 of people between the ages of 30 and 70 have lost bladder control. There are three different types of bladder incontinence:

  • Urge Incontinence: Everyone is familiar with the “pee dance,” but when you can’t make it to the toilet in time is a reality many people

This Pop Up Shop Sells All Things Related to Periods

Walk into any shopping area and you’ll find niche stores everywhere. Need flip flops? There’s a store over there. Gotta have the newest phone accessory? Just walk across the street. But have you ever seen an entire store dedicated to period gear? Probably not. Until now. Learn more about the newest “Period Pop-Up Shop” below with a full breakdown written by Eva Recinos from psfk.

U by Kotex hosted a pop-up shop where women can feel safe and comfortable when it comes to discussing — and shopping for —their period. 

With conversations around legislation and women’s bodies, it’s become increasingly clear that periods are still a taboo topic for some.

For this reason, U by Kotex creates a space where women felt comfortable shopping not only for basic supplies but also items like mugs, sweatshirts and travel bags.

The Period Shop featured items from brands and makers like ban.do,

Cotton is Queen: How One Material is Solving Consumer Concern

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For more than 20 years, Tom Wilson was responsible for marketing brands like Huggies, Kotex, Depend, Poise, and Pull-Ups. Over time, he learned what consumers were really looking for and what kind of benefits they expected from these types of products.

He says, “For example, whenever a change was made to Huggies diapers, there might be thousands of moms contacting the company about rash and skin health concerns.”

For many, skin sensitivity is a huge concern and when a company is transparent and authentic about their products, they gain trust. Just check out some these stats from a 2015 study conducted by CenterBrain, Inc.

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A Cauldron of Chemicals

Go into any big box, supermarket or drugstore today and you’ll find personal care products “are made with chemicals, dyes, inks, strong fragrances, plastics, and more,” all of which help “solve” the issue of absorbency for customers. But at what cost? Modern consumers have begun

Want to Know What’s Really in Your Tampons?

When it comes to knowing what’s in your feminine care products, beauty products, and even your baby’s diapers, it can be hard to distinguish what’s good and what’s bad in the long lists of scientific, hard to pronounce ingredients. Here’s a helpful infographic to help you learn more about what’s really in your everyday products.

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