Shark Week, Period.
When you hear shark week, you may think of a TV show with ocean footage and educational segments about sharks. However, shark week is often used to refer to one’s menstrual time.
Why Shark Week? Sharks are well known for their interest in blood, however, shark week goes beyond blood. Sharks have a nervous system that closely resembles menstrual anatomy.
Take a look below:
Does Your Feminine Wash Have Cancer-Causing Chemicals? Natural Feminine Products are out there!
If you stroll down the “feminine” aisle at any supermarket or big box store you will quickly notice a huge assortment of products designed to leave your vulva smelling like a Christmas tree air freshener you’d see hanging from the rearview mirror of an antique car.
Probably not to your surprise, many of these products contain chemicals that are known carcinogens and/or have chemicals that break down into toxic shit. (1) Definitely not ingredients you want to be absorbed through the delicate skin of your vulva and vagina.
Despite the demand for full disclosure of the ingredients in these “feminine” products, big companies continue to put out garbage. Looking for natural feminine products? Check out my review of Elevated Woo Woo wash, Elevated Muffin Mist and Elevated Punani Paste.
Pad below is a custom I purchased from Silly Pando Co.
What are yoni eggs + How do they work?
One of the most common questions I get is “What are yoni eggs and how do they work?” Yoni eggs are one of many ways to strengthen the vagina and pelvic floor. In addition, Yoni eggs have been used for centuries. It’s estimated that they have been used for over 5,000 years! (1)
Yoni eggs are worn inside the vagina for exercise and come in various sizes and materials. In addition to strengthing the vagina and pelvic floor muscles, many believe that the different stones have unique benefits and are even used for vaginal weightlifting.
Take a look at my personal yoni eggs here and the affiliate I purchased them from.
Your Vagina is Not a Gaping Black Hole
I have to get something off my chest. I understand period stigma, that perhaps we are not as forward as we’d like to think with equality…but vagina stigma has to stop. Now. Your vagina is not a gaping black hole made large by sex, tampons, menstrual cups or other insertion.
Here’s what it is and why you may think it’s a gaping tunnel fit for a commuter train.
Vaginal steaming, V-Steaming or V-Steam
What’s vaginal steaming and should you do it? Vaginal steaming also known as v-steaming, v-steam or traditionally as yoni steaming. It’s is a technique “…whereby a woman squats or sits over steaming water containing herbs such as mugwort, rosemary, wormwood and basil.” (1) This process is widespread and has been practiced throughout history by many cultures.
Why would someone steam or smoke their vagina? Would you hover your vulva over a steaming hot pot of water and herbs? The details may surprise you.
Clarycalm essential oils for your uterus
I am a skeptic. I’m not sure most of the products on the market work. Pharmaceutical products, natural products etc. and I love proving myself wrong. I started collecting essential oils when I became a Mom. I suddenly felt a burning desire to search for natural ingredients that have proven results. I always liked the way the oils smelled, but wanted to move past smell and into therapeutic use.
Therapeutic grade matters. Not all essential oils are the same. The process in which the oils are derived matters. Cold pressing typically produces therapeutic grade essential oils and any heating destroys the therapeutic properties. I have been drawn to doTerra oils because they do extensive testing and product therapeutic grade oils and blends.
Ben Wa Balls
The first time I heard about Ben Wa Balls I was talking with the Moms at my son’s karate class. I had recently reviewed the KegelSmart trainer and these peaked my interest!
The search was on! What are Ben Wa Balls? I’ll tell you! There are several different styles and uses. Ben Wa balls are also known as Geisha Balls, Orgasm Balls, Venus Balls, and Duotone balls. (1) I am testing a set out now and want to share the details!
Do you know the difference between your vagina and vulva?
It was high-school health class. Our instructor stood at the front by the chalk board with a smug look on her face. After writing out the word, she began yelling “Give me a V, Give me an A, Give me a G, Give me an I, Give me an N, Give me an A! What’s it spell VAGINA, Louder Vagina, LOUDER…VAGINA!”
That was the first time I had really said vagina out loud. Definitely the first time I said it around an audience of my peers and even though that was many moons ago, not much has changed. It’s still not a word easily thrown around or worked into every day conversations, women are still unaware and ashamed of body functions and there are women all over the world who don’t know their own parts.
Let’s fix that!