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The feminine-only language approach to having a period is not only irrelevant but can also lead to a plethora of issues that affect self-esteem, cause body dysmorphia, and contribute to the overall misunderstanding of people who don’t identify with their born gender.
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Gender and Period Care Products
tagged in education, gender, health, lifestyle, menstrual cycle, Menstruation, Menstruation News, periodpower, periods, trans, transgender

Ovulation is a topic most of us know about but don’t fully understand, which is why we’re here to set some facts straight. Whether or not you and your partner are deciding to conceive, it’s important to understand what your body is doing and at what times, especially if getting pregnant is not in your current plans!

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Can I Get Pregnant During My Period?
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If you had to ask me to think back on my jr. high days where we were first introduced to sex education classes, I can genuinely say I don’t remember a single thing about it. All I can remember is watching really outdated VHS videos and being taught by a male P.E. teacher (nothing against that, but having a male P.E teacher explain how the female reproductive system works to a 13 year old is pretty hysterical). Anyways, I think the only thing I took from that class was the obvious: “don’t have unprotected sex,” “don’t have sex,” “this is how you put on a condom.”
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Everything You Need To Know About The Fertility Awareness Method
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Recently we looked at the link between different stages of your menstrual cycle and how this might affect exercise performance.  In short? It certainly can! For those of us just brushing the dust off our running shoes or those who seriously get their money's worth from their gym membership, knowing how our body is affected physically throughout our cycle can be super helpful. (Psst! At the end of this article is a printable PDF guide to getting to know how YOUR menstrual cycle affects your exercise performance.) But what about professional athletes? Are women at a disadvantage compared to their...

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Professional athletes and menstrual cycles: the reality as told by real athletes
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At Lunette, we spend a lot of time talking about periods--can you tell we can't get enough of them?! BUT, there is so much more to your cycle than just your period, including the constant ongoing of hormonal changes that happen during your cycle. They can have big effects both mentally and physically, but how your menstrual cycle affects you when you exercise may surprise you. We dived in to articles and research and put together the What’s and Why’s of your physical journey through your cycle, as well as tips to get the most out of your exercise at...

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Getting the most out of your workout routine during your menstrual cycle
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