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Support Planned Parenthood with Married To The Mob’s T-shirt

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Planned Parenthood is an organization near and dear to my heart. As a teenager (yes I was sexually active!), I got all my birth control and check ups there. I wasn’t able to talk about sex with my parents, and having PP as an option made me feel supported and safe. PP provides women’s healthcare to many who can’t afford it. Besides providing sex education, PP provides low cost services to women including birth control, breast cancer screening, std testing, and abortions. Women’s health and reproductive rights should not be a political issue, but a personal one. Roe Vs Wade is in danger, and that is extremely disturbing. Every woman is entitled to a safe and legal abortion if she chooses. I am showing my support for women’s equality and PP with this tee-shirts. All proceeds will go directly to WWW.MTTMNYC.COM #IStandWithPP#NoRoeNoGo #WomensHealth

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The Little Red Kit – a first period kit for young girls

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This Spring, The Period Blog is excited to launch our first period kit for young girls: The Little Red Kit.

Girls today can get their first period as early as 8 or 9 years old and we’ve learned that young girls are very eager to learn about their bodies. That’s why we spent over a year creating The Little Red Kit.

The Little Red kit is age appropriate for girls as young as 8 years old and it is both fun and easy to understand.

The Little Red Kit comes with:

  • My First Period Book – a 32 page full colour illustrated guide with easy to understand information
  • Carrying Case: Choose our cute logo or flip it inside out for a discreet black colour
  • Resources for parents to support your daughter’s growth
  • Pads & pantyliners

We can’t wait for you to take home your Little Red Kit!

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TOM Oxygen Releasing Pads Preview with Photos

Anti-Microbial, Anti-Odor, Anti-Humidity

TOM TO2M Pads
Recently the sister brother duo of TOM Pads (it stands for The Oxygen Movement) sent me some of their pads to try out. These pads are unlike any other pads on the market today.

TOM pads release oxygen making them super comfortable for women living in humid climates. The patented technology was created by Frank and Nancy Tsaur after Nancy complained about how the humidity affected her period.

So how does it work?
The TOM pad releases oxygen once your period comes in contact with the pad. Once activated, it can produce up to 50 mL of pure oxygen. And while I am not sure just how much oxygen that is, I’m going to assume it’s enough to keep you feeling less sweaty down there.

The oxygen also puts the breaks on odor-causing bacteria on your pad and on your skin.

Aside from being thin, flexible, and absorbent, TOM pads are also guaranteed to keep you more fresh and comfortable during that time of the month.

Initial Thoughts
TOM pads sent me 2 boxes – their regular pads and night time pads. They came packaged in a very cute cardboard box but I was disappointed to see each box only had 8-10 pads! Typically a box of pads is meant to last you one full period so they are sold in boxes of 16 pads or more. You would need to purchase at least 2 boxes for 1 period.

The night time pads are very long and have a wider back which is common for Asian pads and has recently become popular in North America. If these pads live up to their claims then I think these pads would be perfect for the hot summer nights when you have a heavy flow.

I’m planning to try these pads on my next period (it’s coming up very soon!). I can’t wait to share my review with all of you.

TOM TO2M Pads

TOM TO2M Pads dimensions

TOM pads

TOM TO2M Pads founders Frank Tsaur, Nancy Tsaur

TOM Pads founders Nancy and Frank Tsaur

Check out their successful Indiegogo campaign here: TOM Pads on Indiegogo

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#PeriodMail: Why is my period 3 days late?

Welcome to #PeriodMail where we answer your personal period questions!

Got a period question you want to ask anonymously? Submit your question by filling out this form.

Lexi asks: “My period came three days late this month and is usually on time 28 days after my last one. I was wondering what the cause of this could be or if it will be heavier or lighter than usual? This is only the first day so I can’t tell yet. I have not been sexually active or exercising more.”
Lexi asks: "My period came three days late this month and is usually on time 28 days after my last one. I was wondering what the cause of this could be or if it will be heavier or lighter than usual? This is only the first day so I can't tell yet. I have not been sexually active or exercising more."

Lexi asks: “My period came three days late this month and is usually on time 28 days after my last one. I was wondering what the cause of this could be or if it will be heavier or lighter than usual? This is only the first day so I can’t tell yet. I have not been sexually active or exercising more.”

The Period Blog answers:

Hi Lexi,

Great question! Nearly all girls will experience a late period at least once so this is a very common question.

Our menstrual cycle is driven by hormones that tell our body what to do like to ovulate or to start your period. Since our menstrual cycle is regulated automatically by our bodies, this process is virtually invisible to us. To make things harder, our uterus and vagina are inside our bodies so when it comes to questions like what’s happening with my period – sometimes it is a guessing game!

Thankfully, we have clues that can give us a better idea of what’s happening inside our bodies like why your period could be late.

You’ve listed several reasons why your period could be late and since you have ruled out pregnancy and physical stress, you may want to consider mental stress as a possible reason why your period is late.

Like physical stress, mental stress can delay your period as well. When your body detects that you are going through a period of stress, your body thinks that you are not well enough to bear a child and become pregnant. So to protect you, your body can delay ovulation until a later time when you are more healthy and less stressed out. This later time can be weeks or months later or even 3 days later.

Mental stress can include emotional stress or other mental stress like when you are stressed out about exams.

There could be many reasons as to why your period was late and this is just one possible reason.

It’s hard to say whether your late period will affect how heavy your period is. There is no general guideline or rule that saids your period will be heavier or lighter if it is late.

I hope that helps Lexi! Good job keeping track of your period!

Your friend,
-Dedy
The Period Blog

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#PeriodMail: I’m 13 and I haven’t gotten my period yet. Is there something wrong with me?

Welcome to #PeriodMail where we answer your most commonly asked period questions (previously known as Thursday Mail).

Got a period question you want to ask anonymously? Submit your question by filling out this form.

Isabel asks: “My mom and sister got their period at age 11 but I haven’t gotten mine test and I’m thirteen. Is there something wrong with me?”
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Isabel asks “I’m 13 and I haven’t gotten my period yet. Is there something wrong with me?” #PeriodMail

The Period Blog answers:

Hey Isabel,

Good question Isabel! You may have already noticed that the girls in your grade have already started puberty at different times with some girls growing faster than others.

Some girls started growing taller while some girls have not grown very much. Some girls may have already started developing breasts while some will start developing breasts in their late teens. The fact is – your body will start developing when it is ready.

This is the same for periods. Some girls get their first period as early as 8 and some girls get their first period as late as 16 or 17. And whether you get it at 8 or 16 – it is all normal :)!

While the age your mom and sister got their periods may give you a general idea of when you may get yours, it doesn’t necessarily mean you will get it when you turn 11.

A better indicator of when you expect your first period is:
  • Around 2 years after your breasts start to develop
  • Around 6 months to 1 year after you start noticing vaginal discharge

I hope this helps Isabel! Check out our Beginner’s Guide to Periods and FAQ to learn more!

Your friend,
-Dedy
The Period Blog

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#PeriodMail: I have a lot of vaginal discharge and I have to wear heavy duty pantyliners everyday. Is this normal?

Welcome to #PeriodMail where we answer your personal period questions!

Got a period question you want to ask anonymously? Submit your question by filling out this form.

Ceilia asks: “Hey! I just found your blog and its absolutely amazing! I have a lot of vaginal discharge and I don’t know if it’s normal. I tried to look things up but I can’t find anything. I have to wear heavy duty pantyliners everyday. Is this normal? (P.S. I’m 13 years old.)
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Ceilia asks: “Hey! I just found your blog and its absolutely amazing! I have a lot of vaginal discharge and I don’t know if it’s normal. I tried to look things up but I can’t find anything. I have to wear heavy duty pantyliners everyday. Is this normal? (P.S. I’m 13 years old.) #PeriodMail

The Period Blog answers:

Hi Ceilia,

Good question! You’re right, it is very hard to find information on on how much vaginal discharge is actually normal which is why I plan to make more information about vaginal discharge available to young girls.

You may have noticed that your vaginal discharge changes in both colour and texture depending on where you are in your menstrual cycle.

For example, when you are about 2 weeks away from your period, you may have noticed that your vaginal discharge is jelly-like or watery. Sometimes you can feel the watery discharge come out much like when you can feel your period. Vaginal discharge can even make your panties feel wet.

Pantyliners can be worn to absorb vaginal discharge so you can feel more fresh. Like pads, they come in different absorbencies from light to heavy – just like the kind you mentioned.

So is it normal to have so much vaginal discharge that you need to wear a heavy absorbency pantyliner? The answer is yes! It’s one of the reasons many women choose to wear heavy absorbency panty liners.

If your vaginal discharge very heavy and it concerns you, I would suggest you see your doctor so s/he can check it out. Most likely, it will be okay and considered normal but it never hurts to ask your doctor too as every case is different.

However if you notice anything off about your discharge when it comes to the color, texture, or even smell – you should see your doctor. It could be a sign of infection and can usually be treated easily.

I hope that helps Ceilia!

Your friend,
-Dedy
The Period Blog

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Worst Period Story: Sleepover Nightmare!

Reader submission

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No not today!

Anonymous Reader writes:

This worst period story is about my SLEEPOVER NIGHTMARE!

It was my best friends birthday, she was having a sleepover at her house. They wanted to go swimming and me being on my period refused.

I didn’t want to tell them the truth because none of them have gotten it yet. I told them I forgot my bathing suit and well my sister did too.

We went to the mall and her grandpa offered to buy me and my sister a bathing suit. My sister got a bathing suit and when we got back they tried to push me in the pool (swim suit or not).

After an hour of fighting them off we decided to watch a movie and set up our beds.

I was sleeping on an air mattress, her grandpa gave me WHITE sheets and a WHITE blanket.

I didn’t think the blood would soak through my pad but it did.. When I woke up I felt it, the damp spots on my shorts.

Everyone was still sleeping so I tried to clean myself up. I changed and put on a new pad, put toilet paper on my panties too because they were still wet >.> (I should’ve brought an extra pair of panties).

Everyone woke up and her grandpa came to grab the blankets and sheets. I put the sheet in a ball and handed it to him to wash.

I’m not sure if her grandpa found out or seen the stain but I left right after that. I told no one.

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Periods Around The World: Tokyo, Japan Pt 2/2

Tokyo, Japan

In September, I took a short trip to Tokyo, Japan to explore the incredible city. I went to some of their most popular drug stores to see their period aisles.

Pads seemed to be the more popular option in Japan. I didn’t see many tampons but later on in my trip, I found a few boxes on a bottom shelf.

Here is part 2 of 2 from my adventure! See part 1 here.


japanese pads, periods around the worldLots of colourful packaging to catch your attention!
japanese pads, periods around the worldAll pads are packaged in plastic wrapping and not cardboard boxes like we have in North America.

japanese pads, periods around the worldCan you spot the Always pads?

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japanese pads, periods around the world100 JPY = ~1.00 USD

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japanese pads, periods around the world

japanese pads, periods around the world

japanese pads, periods around the world

japanese pads, periods around the world

japanese pads, periods around the world

japanese pads, periods around the worldLots of colourful options to choose from!

japanese pads, periods around the worldIn this drugstore, the pads are right next to the beauty section.

japanese pads, periods around the world

japanese pads, periods around the world

japanese pads, periods around the world

Can you read Japanese? What does the packaging say?

xo,
-Dedy

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Periods Around The World: Tokyo, Japan Pt 1/2

Tokyo, Japan

In September, I took a short trip to Tokyo, Japan to explore the incredible city. I went to some of their most popular drug stores to see their period aisles.

Pads seemed to be the more popular option in Japan. I didn’t see many tampons but later on in my trip, I found a few boxes on a bottom shelf.

Here is part 1 of 2 from my adventure! See part 2 here.


japanese-pads-drugstore-18“Sanitary thing”
japanese-pads-drugstore-17I think the bottom right products are actually for incontinence but I’m not really sure!

japanese-pads-drugstore-14In some drug stores, they were sold in bulk. These ones were sold in groups of 3.

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japanese-pads-drugstore-20Pads are located next to the diapers (see right side).

japanese-pads-drugstore-11In this drugstore, the pads are right next to the beauty section.

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Can you read Japanese? What does the packaging say?

xo,
-Dedy

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5 Funny Period Inspired Dresses

Do these outfits remind you of anything?
We found 5 funny period inspired dresses… From a pretty summer dresses to even a wedding dress! 

1. Period ombre summer dress

This American Eagle dress was on clearance… I wonder why?
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2. Literally a period dress

Wearing this dress means you’ll always be ready for your period
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3. A beautiful haute couture tampon dress

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4. Tampon dress

A super absorbent tampon dress
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5. YSL’s famous 1965 cocoon dress

Believe it or not, this is a wedding dress!
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