Monthly Archives: August 2011

[guest blog] A Brief History of Menstrual Products

from Many Moons Alternatives In the pre-industrial era woman used a variety of materials to collect menstrual fluids. Animal pelts, mosses, grasses, sea sponges and seaweed have all been used. Such materials continue to be used in recent times by … Continue reading

Guest Writings, Menstrual Health, Musings

Gifts to celebrate a first period!

If you have wondered what to buy the young woman in your life – take a look at the Moon Times Moon Maiden Menarche Celebration Kit £35.00 Designed for young women new to menstruation. Celebrate the rites of passage by … Continue reading

Menarche, Menstrual Health

[guest blog] Disposable or Eco-friendly Menstruation

Disposable or Eco-friendly Menstruation By Jing J. http://www.cycleharmony.com/jing-s-period-journal/disposable-or-eco-friendly-menstruation?view=article Recently I did an online poll asking, “What do you use for your menstrual flow?” 42 people participated. Among them, 64% use disposable pads, 29% use tampons, 5% use menstrual cups, and … Continue reading

Guest Writings, Menstrual Health, Musings

A poem

Time of the month Red Dark Sticky Tacky Blood Bleeding Stench Swollen Vulva Womb Pain Contracting Tearing Flesh Ripping Inside Deep Trickle Heavy Flow Plug Stop Ignore No Listen Calling Tired Slow Rest Renew Cycle Begin again © 2008 Rachael … Continue reading

Musings

Recommended Books for menarche

as listed in ‘Menarche a Journey into Womanhood’ by Rachael Hertogs. The Seven Sacred Rites of Menarche: The Spiritual Journey of the Adolescent Girl by Kristi Meisenbach Boylan The vast majority of books on menarche-the first menstrual cycle-do not address … Continue reading

Book Reviews, Menarche, Menstrual Health