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Feeling Frisky AF During That Time of the Month - Why You May Feel Hornier During Your Period

Feeling Frisky AF During That Time of the Month - Why You May Feel Hornier During Your Period

Have you ever noticed a surge in your sex drive during your period? Contrary to common misconceptions, feeling hornier during menstruation is not uncommon. Many individuals experience heightened arousal and desire during this time of the month. 
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Period Poverty: A Day in the Life of a Student

Period Poverty: A Day in the Life of a Student

What does period poverty actually look like? In order to describe it, we thought about all of the stories that have been shared with our team over the past decades, and came up with a composite profile of a post-secondary student we are calling Sloan (she/they). Before we get into a day in their life, let’s review the basics about period poverty and sustainable menstrual equity.
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From Lowering Prostaglandins to PMS Remedies - 5 Tips To Heal Your Cycle Naturally

From Lowering Prostaglandins to PMS Remedies - 5 Tips To Heal Your Cycle Naturally

One of my favourite things to tell anyone who is just beginning their menstrual cycle healing journey is that your period doesn’t have to be the worst time of the month. I know that sounds wild. You might be saying to yourself, “My period sucks! It’s soooo painful!
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Plastic Pollution and Disposable Period Products: Where Does Period Waste Go?

Plastic Pollution and Disposable Period Products: Where Does Period Waste Go?

Plastics have infiltrated every aspect of our lives, from everyday items like takeout containers to shampoo/soap bottles to regularly used essentials like period products. As responsible inhabitants of this planet, it is crucial for us to comprehend the profound impact of plastics on our environment. 
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Full Report: Supporting Menstrual Health and Equity in Post-Secondary Institutions with Reusable Menstrual Products

Free Periods Canada surveyed post-secondary students across Canada and collected 470 responses and summarized those results in a report, which is now available for download here.
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How One Doula Provides Abortion Support

Sierra Holland on why abortion stigma is violence, how there is no one way to support someone having an abortion, and why abortion work must include the continual work of antiracism and abolition.
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How Unplanned Pregnancy Can Affect Your Sex Life. The image is of a woman with fair skin, hugging her legs into her chest.

How Unplanned Pregnancy Can Affect Your Sex Life

This blog post is not about access to abortion or the lack thereof, nor is it about sex education. This is about what most sex education misses - the trauma that can come after an unplanned pregnancy.
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Re-Indigenizing Menstrual Health

We partnered with The Menstrual Health Hub to create a Decolonizing Menstrual Health interview series, in an effort to center Indigenous and Métis voices and vastly grow our collective understanding of menstrual self-care, sustainability, ritual, intergenerational learning and more.
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Obstacles to Students Using Reusable Menstrual Products: The Current Reality & Ways Forward

What stops students from using more sustainable and/or reusable menstrual products, and how we can promote sustainability while reducing period poverty?
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Sexuality Chats in the Back to School Season

There’s never a bad time to discuss sexuality and identity with your children. But it’s normal to be intimidated by when and how to bring it up. Thankfully, back-to-school might just be the perfect opportunity to start the conversation.
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Why We Need Better Menstrual Health Education

Stigma, shame & bullying -  these are the fruits of society’s decision to avoid talking about menstrual health.
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What The Fibroids

WTF - What the Fibroids!?

It can be concerning or even scary to hear the “F-word” - fibroids, that is - from your medical provider. For many individuals, hearing the word fibroids comes with a lot of uncertainty on the what, why, and how you got them.
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