Sponges aren’t just for the bath…Newsletter

MoonTimesMenstrual Health, Musings, Newsletters

Greetings from sunny Pembrokeshire! Its been wonderful spending more glorious days in the garden drinking green juices and working on new pads. This week though we are talking about menstrual sponges!  Have you tried one?  Thought about it? We have loads of options here at Moon Times, why not give it a go and if you do let us know … Read More

Sponge Tampons are NOTHING NEW!

RachadminMenstrual Health

Moon Sponges are the environmentally friendly and comfortable alternative to ‘disposable’ tampons! Moon Sponges are natural (unbleached) sea sponge that you can use instead of a tampon. Women have used sponges as tampons for thousands of years! (for more info on sponges and how the Egyptians were using them in 1550 see the Museum of Menstruation!) Is it environmentally friendly … Read More

Ask Aunt Flo…..Coming off the Pill…..

RachadminAunt Flo Answers, Menstrual Health, Musings

Dear Aunt Flo, I’d like to ask about coming off all hormonal contraception, a place to read positive stories of this maybe, or a book? And learning to know your cycle..natural birth control. Katrina Hi Katrina, wow, thats a big question- but a really good one! I’ll start with recommending 2 books- The Pill Are You Sure Its for You? … Read More

Sponges for Contraception

RachadminMenstrual Health, Musings

Following on from my Natural Contraception post: I get asked all the time, “if I come off the Pill (remove my implant, IUD, stop my injections) what should I use?” Of course, until your cycle regulates once more (which for some women can be as little as 4 weeks, for others over 1 year) then you definately need to use … Read More

In Search of ‘Natural’ Contraception

RachadminMenstrual Health, Musings

Unedited version of the article published in issue 30 of Juno Magazine I feel let down by medical contraception, doctors ‘sell’ it to you as a simple and convenient way to enjoy sex without getting pregnant, well that certainly hasn’t been my experience. If I asked my doctor about ‘Natural Contraception’ her response would be that the dose of hormones … Read More

ponders on contraception…

RachadminBook Reviews, Menstrual Health, Musings

Having been reading the Selling of Contraception… (see article here http://www.moontimes.co.uk/blog/2011/06/03/ ) It’s left me wondering how it came to be that women began to hand their health over to men? After a herstory (history) of women healers using their intuition, along come men and science who then take the power (remember the ‘witch’ burning?) and start feeding us drugs and … Read More

books- The Selling of Contraception & The Pill

RachadminBook Reviews

I’ve been re- reading The Selling Of Contraception by Nicole Grant. In all honesty this book has again totally shocked me with information about contraceptives I knew nothing about! It’s an incredibly informative book- if you have ever wanted to know more about the side effects of contaceptives (particulaly IUDs) then ths book is for you. I think what i … Read More