HIATUS! + NEWS!

Posted on March 24th, by The Period Blog in News.

Dear readers,

I want to thank each and every one  of my readers for visiting my blog. I really enjoy talking about periods like we’re in the girl’s washroom and most of all I truly enjoy helping young girls learn about their periods and bodies.

That being said, I realized that many readers were visiting The Period Blog to learn more about their changing bodies, periods, and anatomy so I am currently building a new website to feature more of these types of resources!

The NEW Period Blog is set to launch this May 2014 so stick around! In the mean time, please continue to enjoy the reviews and period stories!

Here’s a sneak peak of what’s to come ;).

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xoxo,
Dedy

The Period Blog

My Period Diary – My Period is becoming lighter

Posted on January 7th, by The Period Blog in My Period Diary, Period Stories, Story.

period comicSince getting my Gynefix IUD last year, my period had gotten much heavier at the beginning. But my last couple cycles have started to change… back to normal?

No longer is my period HEAVY-HEAVY-light-light-light… but now its normal-heavy-normal-normal-light. This is a very welcome change :D!

There were so many times this past year that I bled through my pants… ruined my panties.. bedsheets.. and even bled onto my office chair! Ugh.. good thing I had my own office at the time lol!

Veeda Natural Cotton Tampons with Applicator Review

16ct individually wrapped tampons with compact size applicators
6.17  CAD available at Veeda.com

Veeda tampons

100% Natural Cotton Tampon + a Plastic Applicator

Made with out Rayon, wood fibers, additives, chemicals, synthetics, Veeda offers peace of mind that what is touching your body is nothing but the softest, most hypoallergenic and purest material on earth. 100% Cotton.

All their cotton is prepared using oxygen-based cleansing agents for a totally chlorine free, dioxin free, and pesticide free product.

Packaging

The tampons come in a small cardboard box with an easy fliptop. It’s very easy to tell regular from super from the color of the box and this is always a plus if you’re grabbing these last minute as you leave the house!

Most cotton tampons come in a paper wrapper which usually gets destroyed in my bag but not this one. You wouldn’t be able to tell from its colorful plastic wrapper that this is a cotton tampon! They’re compact and will definitely survive the battlefield of your purse or backpack.

Leaks

The tampon expands width wise all around so it expands to fit your body shape — which ideally, would prevent leaks. However I found that like most all natural cotton tampons, these tampons tend to leak well before the tampon reaches full saturation.

There were a few times I removed my tampon after seeing blood on the string but discovered the tampon still had white parts and wasn’t fully saturated. I would highly recommend wearing a pantiliner with these tampons and would not recommend these for sport or active wear.

 

Applicator

This applicator looks just like the Tampax Pearl Compak applicators: compact, with flat tips, and see through.

The grip is short and the grooves are too shallow which makes it hard to get a good grasp. This might be a bit tricky for girls new to tampons but if you’re familiar with tampons, then this shoudln’t be an issue for you.

The instructions say to insert or push the plunger until you hear a click but don’t do that, just push it as far as you can. Don’t force it, otherwise the end of the plunger will stick out and some of the plungers have little plastic pieces that can poke you. See picture below.

Veeda tampon applicator

Veeda tampons

 

Summary

Made of 100% natural cotton, Veeda tampons come in a compact plastic applicator. These tampons expand all around width wise and like most cotton tampons, they tend to leak before reaching full saturation so make sure to wear these with a pantiliner.

If you’re looking to try other cotton tampons, try the Maxim Organic Tampons

Recommended for:
- Slow flows with a pantiliner
- Regular flows with a pantiliner

Not Recommended for:
- Heavy flows
- Sport Wear

PROS
CONS
  • A+ packaging: easy flip top box and colorful plastic wrapper
  • 100% Cotton, chemical-free, synthetics-free, dye-free
  • Expands width wise, making it comfortable when worn
  • Like many cotton tampons, it sometimes leaks before reaching full saturation
  • Poor applicator design: barrel is too short, grip is almost non-existant

Packaging

Tampon (Overall)

Applicator

Absorbency

Click on read more for photos!

New Years Worldwide Veeda Tampon Giveaway!

Posted on December 16th, by The Period Blog in Giveaway, Worldwide.

Veeda Tampon Giveaway

Yes you read that right! Our first giveaway open to all readers worldwide!

TEN lucky winners will win a box of of Veeda’s 100% natural cotton tampons!

Veeda Tampons provide the comfort and reliability you value without compromising your health, the environment,or pricing.

Made with out Rayon, wood fibers, additives, chemicals, synthetics, Veeda offers peace of mind that what is touching your body is nothing but the softest, most hypoallergenic and purest material on earth. 100% Cotton.

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Leave a comment and answer this question: Do you share your pad or tampon stash with anyone?

I have a huge stash that I share with friends or donate to the food bank. I used to share my pads with my sister and mom but my sister’s moved out and my mom doesn’t use them anymore.



WINNER! November Giveaway: Beginner’s Prize Pack

Posted on December 4th, by The Period Blog in Winner.

Congratulations to….. Amy M!

For this giveaway, we asked you: How long is your cycle? and How long have you had your period?

The purpose of these questions is to show the wide range in period cycle lengths regardless of age.

We collected answers from girls who had just started their periods to women who have had their periods for 32 years.

Although many girls hover around the 28 day average, your answers showed a range of 27 days to as long as 40 days. Many girls also reported irregular periods (don’t know when their next period is coming) which is completely normal especially if it’s the first couple years of starting your period.

Amy’s cycle is 30-35 days and she’s had her period for about 23 years now.

 

Beginner Period Starter Kit a Rafflecopter giveaway
 

Thanks to everyone that entered! We received a record breaking 3165 entries!

Did you miss our giveaway? That’s okay! Our next giveaway is coming up very soon!