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!
What’s a Reusable Menstrual Cup?
The more I learn about reusable menstrual products, the more I wish I knew about them sooner. I look back on years of disposable period product use and cringe. The toxins in those products don’t belong anywhere near my vagina and I am thankful for my reusable product collection. I use reusable menstrual cups, reusable menstrual pads, reusable cleaning products and toxin-free vag care.
A reusable menstrual cup, like a tampon, gets inserted in your vagina and sits up near your cervix. It collects menstrual blood, and other fluids, up high and unlike a tampon, doesn’t pose the risk of toxic shock syndrome. They come in different lengths, firmnesses and shapes.
What is Urinary Incontinence?
One of the rudest and most inappropriate things ever said to me came from a nurse! When leaving the delivery room, moments after I had my son, she said “wait until you see how you pee yourself after delivering a 9lb baby.” I thought, what a horrible thing to say!
Her words have stuck with me and I think about it often. How ignorant! The fact is, urinary incontinence impacts many women every day. There is a social stigma attached, talking about the topic is taboo and as a society we seem to brush it aside. What is urinary incontinence? What are the risk factors and treatments available? Here’s an overview.
What’s The Green Vagina?
A place to find Eco-Friendly vagina living, reusable menstrual products, toxin-free lady care and Female health! Curious about reusable menstrual pads? Your first menstrual cup? Strengthening your pelvic floor pre or post baby? Toxin-free vagina care? You’re in the right place!
I’m Jeanette, a 30-something Occupational Therapist and Mom of 4 little boys. I’m the author of Mama Banana’s Adventures and needed an outlet to expand my reusable menstrual product posts and my education section on women’s health. As an Occupational Therapist, I have training in pelvic floor and urinary continence and really wanted to help educate on that topic.
Contact me at TheGreenVagina@outlook.com for inquires!