Our vaginas are self-cleaning boss ecosystems with mechanisms in place to keep them healthy. Discharge is what we call all fluids coming out of the vagina and includes cervical fluid —mucus used to flush sperm out or keep it going, and fluid from arousal.
It’s important for your reproductive and sexual health to become familiar with your own discharge and know what to do if any unusual smells or textures appear.
What’s a Menstrual Cup? And where did it come from?
Innovation in sanitary products is not exclusive to the 21st century. Menstrual cups may seem new to the feminine hygiene game, but actually the first patent for a cup-like product was filed back in 1837. The Hockert Catamenial Sack was a medieval contraption that included a belt with a cup attached (with wire) to be inserted into the vagina. All we can say is thank goodness it (and future iterations) never took off!
This is an essay I wrote for my political science class this summer in DC. Take it into consideration that I was supposed to pick a side and defend it, which is why the language is blunt and harsh on my boi President Obama. (This is about his politics, not my love for him as a person.) I wanted to publish it today since I heard Trump is signing an executive order to approve KXL. If you read this through, I promise you’ll understand why this is a great thing. You’ll also find pictures of Alber...
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you my very first full length YouTube video! I’ve been a mega YT nerd for years and have wanted to make my own videos for the same amount of time, so this post-grad life is proving to be the perfect time to start this hobby.
It’s been almost four years since I’ve been able to go to a British drugstore and a ton of products have come out in the meantime… namely Tanya Burr and Zoella’s lines! I also found some new favorites off the shelves and hopped on the ba...
I’ve recently graduated from Brigham Young University (PROVO!) after five years on campus, so I’ve compiled my top ten tips for new Cougs. I’ve been planning this video for months; I meant to film it while I was still a student but it’s worked out nicely as freshman will be getting to Provo next week for summer term! I focused on a few practical tips (like if someone asks you if you like Harry Potter, you always say yes. For self preservation.) and more tips on how to grow as a person. Here c...
I’ve been getting my spiritual house in order since the big move. I remembered what Gretchen Rubin said about how new habits are easy to create and maintain alongside a new chapter in our lives. I’ve started making institute a priority and go once a week, I love going to church because I find my new YSA ward here interesting, diverse and uplifting and I’m scaling back my phone usage and reading my scriptures first thing in the morning before checking Instagram.
All of this leads to feeling mo...
Oh Saoirse Ronan. If there is a soul on earth with whom I’d want to clone myself with, it’d be you. Maybe it’s because you have three Academy Award nominations at the age of 23. Or perhaps it’s your perfect Irish accent and the ability to nail every hair color. Or even it’s solely because of your wardrobe in Brooklyn. Any way you put it, I’m going to love a Saoirse Ronan movie because I want to BE her.
I saw Lady Bird and of course we have to acknowledge the feat of this women made and direct...
Written By Megan Allen
Bags are packed. You’ve planned your vacation capsule wardrobe and rolled everything into your carry-on. Your collection of subscription box sample sized beauty products are packed in a clear makeup bag ready for TSA and you’ve finished up the last of your emails. Everything is set until your stomach drops and you realize…
Your period is starting the first day of your vacation.
Full crisis mode sets in as you frantically jam in boxes of tampons, dark colored shorts and ...
Written By Megan Allen
*Not medical advice. Informational only.*
Toxic Shock Syndrome has haunted each and everyone of us who has ever purchased a box of tampons. How many of us read through the whole novel of a booklet in our first tampon box and procrastinated our first try even longer?
We’ve heard horror stories of models losing limbs because of one tampon use and wonder, “Well if that can happen to her, it can happen to me...” TSS has been in the back of our minds but most of the time, we...
The first blog post for a brand new menstrual health company.
Theo Tyson, founder of trinity productions, is a thought leader in the world of fashion PR. Beyond event planning, publicity and parties, Tyson creates custom experiences for her clients.
In addition to her content presented at the 2015 PRSSA National Conference in Atlanta this November, Tyson revealed more of her tips for budding fashion PR pros in a post-presentation interview.
(I came up with the theme of "old fashioned" for this piece about press releases complete with the idea of stitched graphics I collaborated on with a graphic designer.)
Press releases, the public relations darling, are short summaries of a company’s latest developments issued to the news media. The press release is sent to reporters who then write about your company’s news (if all goes as planned). Your business gains exposure and your relationship with the media is strengthened.
As a business, you many either have no idea what a press release is good for, or you may find them outdated in the world of social media. We’re here to set the record straight in the name of all things press release.
PR efforts often crash and burn. But do you want to know how to navigate the storms of public opinion? Be authentic.
Consider the reigning likability queen — Taylor Swift. She’s constantly getting positive media attention. She’s the most followed user on Instagram, dispelled breakup rumors and made waves by skipping the AMAs this year.
Here’s how she uses PR tactics to always come out on top.