From Endometriosis To Women’s Pleasure Products: One Woman’s Quest To Change The Way We Think About Sex Toys.

I was 14 when I was first diagnosed with Endo. After irregular periods and pelvic issues, a laparoscopy confirmed the diagnosis.

I started the pill and had some reprieve for a few years. After countless visits to some of the “best known” gynecologists in Sydney and multiple laparoscopy’s, I was told it was “in my head” and to go to a pain clinic. I think this is where my issues around pelvic pain really set in.

A year later I found an amazing and kind gynecologist who repeated a laparoscopy (number 5). He found varicose veins and tons of scar tissue but no endo. It seemed the pill was working as a treatment.

My first introduction to my body as a woman had been tainted by clinical, painful and embarrassing experiences which probably set the scene for what was to come later.

Sex initially was great (as great as it can be when you have zero idea what to expect and are an awkward teenager with little self-confidence). My first introduction to sex toys was at a seedy sex store in Kings Cross (Sydney’s version of the red-light district). An old man with a rocking 70s moustache sat behind the counter and pointed us in the direction of the biggest and quite frankly offensive dildos I had ever seen. I left with a small egg which looked cool and became one of my favourite toys (still is actually).

After the birth of my daughter, sex became extremely painful. After multiple visits to my OB and other health care professionals, I started pelvic floor physio. I had a condition known as “vaginismus”. The name itself is enough to make your vagina tense! Basically, it was involuntary spasm of the muscles of the vagina which made sex painful. Instead of relaxing they would tense up. Someone suggested using external stimulation with sex toys to try to relax the muscles before sex and during. The combination with lubricant was great and made the experience way better!

I was haunted by my first experience with sex toys and even though we have made some progress and there are certainly some stores and online boutiques that are amazing, there weren’t always products that I felt were luxurious and beautiful. So, this started my dream of creating sex toys.

And so, with some help along the way from several users, health care professionals and designers – I created my first Elixir Play product. It was a long journey to get here but I am so excited for the opportunity to share this with women and help other women find ways to enjoy sex.

I feel very passionately that women should understand, be aware of and unashamed of their bodies. Whatever shape, size, colour you are – we all deserve pleasure and for the vast majority of us, with a little help and a lot of knowledge we can get there.

From Endometriosis To Women’s Pleasure Products: One Woman’s Quest To Change The Way We Think About Sex Toys by Lara Pack originally appeared on Elixir Play Bog

Why Sex and Periods Are Not Mutually Exclusive

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In our industry, we’re finding there’s a line between sexy and not sexy — and it’s actually not a line, but rather a period. Somehow “sex” and “period” seem mutually exclusive. With the obvious biological link between the two, how did this happen? Is this an outdated perception of our industry or a line that needs to continue to exist to keep sex sexy? Let’s break it down.

For starters, there’s a common misconception that a woman shouldn’t or can’t have sex on her period. This means that for approximately three months of a year, a woman shuts herself off from having sex. Seems like a missed opportunity, right? In fact, there are a number of benefits to orgasm during menstruation. Even with the “mess” factor, there are now a number of ways around this to make it easier for women to not have their period interrupt their sex life. After all, sex is a lifestyle, not a novelty. And of course, sex doesn’t need to be penetration — mutual masturbation is always on the table. If we can help to educate the consumer and shift their mindset, it gives the industry another touch-point to engage the consumer with “sexy” feminine hygiene products. But before that can happen, the industry needs to recognize the opportunity.

The feminine hygiene category is growing all around us through new innovations and category offerings. According to IRI, a Chicago-based market research firm, sales of feminine needs products in U.S. multi-outlet stores (grocery, drug, mass, military club and discount) totaled roughly $649.2 million last year, an increase of 2.3 percent compared with the same period the previous year. Sales of sanitary napkins and tampons totaled roughly $2.82 billion, up 1.3 percent, and sales of all other feminine hygiene products/medical treatments totaled roughly $322.7 billion, up 5.7 percent. The numbers are up because the female consumer is savvier than ever and looking for options better suited to her lifestyle.

This is why trendy lifestyle retailers like Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie are carrying feminine hygiene products, like reusable menstrual cups, to both satisfy the consumer demand and build stronger loyalty with female consumers. The results have proven positive with new innovations, a range of price point offerings and increased profits. These lifestyle retailers know that 80 percent of female consumers shop the feminine hygiene/sexual wellness aisle on each visit to a drug store or healthcare section of a supermarket. Consider how much the average woman spends on feminine products per month, per year, per lifetime … it adds up. Menstrual cups offer an economic solution to such problems because they are reusable and there are many affordable options now. The demand is undeniable, and our industry has the opportunity to provide women with the latest and greatest products to keep them sexually active 365 days a year.

With a sexual health category offering in adult stores, we can meet all the sexual wellness needs of the female consumer, strengthen engagement and ultimately give the female consumer permission and empowerment to have sex on her period like never before. The road ahead isn’t a rough one either. Research shows that over 50 percent of people enjoy sex during menstruation, however period sex remains one of the biggest taboos for women — despite the movement to normalize women’s bodies having made huge strides in the last few years.

Even if adult stores are only a planned shopping destination for sexy occasions, we need to cover all bases. How many times have women planned and looked forward to a romantic weekend only to realize as the date approaches that it “conflicts” with her period? New sexy lingerie (check), new partner vibrator (check), new lube (check) … Period?! (Argh!)

But the reality is, consumers visit stores to explore and reach their peak sexual potential. As it stands now, women have a roadblock on that journey eight days out of the month. If it’s our job to help them reach their full potential, then we need to break down those roadblocks with education and a product offering that provides actual solutions.

Problem: I can’t have sex on my period because it’s messy.

Solution: Menstrual cups are truly a game-changer for staying sexually active every day of the month. It’s now easier than ever to have sex while on one’s period. With penetrative sex the cup should just move further upward in the vagina, and with penetrating devices it can move out of the way. There are also category opportunities like “sex play mats” and period panties.

Problem: Blood is gross. No one wants that during sex.

Solution: Don’t think of it as blood, think of it as a natural lubricant. Thirty percent of the fluid absorbed by a tampon is actually bodily fluid and not actually blood. When using menstrual cups that bodily fluid is not absorbed which helps maintain the body’s natural PH balance.

Problem: My period hurts, why would I want sex?

Solution: Because orgasms, of course! Regular orgasms throughout the menstrual cycle can help to support a healthy balance of hormones and a regular cycle, meaning that a good sexual wellness routine will be of benefit before, during and after a period. When we orgasm, the endorphins and hormones released, including the “love hormone” oxytocin, help the body to manage pain by interacting with the opiate receptors in the brain to reduce our perception of pain. These powerful chemicals work with the brain to alleviate us in the same way as pain-relief drugs, helping to ease cramps and migraines. Orgasms don’t only have neurological benefits, though the hormones are released, the physical contractions of an orgasm also work to help release the uterine lining, meaning that a period could be shorter as a result. Vibrators that incorporate heat can be incredibly soothing when a woman is experiencing a painful cycle. Heat can help naturally relax tight muscles, ease stress, and facilitate natural pain relief when applied to areas like the G-spot or the lower abdomen.

Problem: It’s uncomfortable to be penetrated on my period.

Solution: External stimulation to the rescue! Vibrators can be particularly beneficial to alleviate the pain of cramps with their capacity to help bring more oxygen and blood flow to the pelvic area, which is often a leading cause of period pain. Exploring the area using a vibrator to bring better blood circulation to the area will soften outer tissues and help release the muscles of the lower abdomen, relaxing the body.

As the clitoris has over 8,000 nerve endings, stimulation during menstruation can create heightened sensitivity and allow for an even better orgasm. Touch-free clitoral stimulation through air pressure waves is an amazing solution to provide relief while avoiding penetration.

The remaining, and truly underlying problem is, how can adult stores merchandise products like menstrual cups, sex mats and such without linking to the stigma of being a “turn-off?” The answer lies in the solution every other major retailer has had to face. We need to evolve. Just as the kids’ toy aisle is no longer boy and girl, but rather segmented by play pattern, we too can do better for our consumer. A “sexual health” endcap dedicated to merchandising solutions to common problems can be “sexy” if the goal is still sex. We can meet the needs of keeping women sexually active on their period, help women strengthen their pelvic floor muscles, or even overcome a too well-endowered partner all in one place. Why not also merchandise a vibrating wand there too for inspiration … and a sensual heated device? It’s all in the positioning and how you serve your consumer, who will welcome the attention to their needs, and best of all, it will keep them coming back for more. Period.

 

Why Sex and Periods Are Not Mutually Exclusive by Megwyn White originally appeared in XBIZ

She-ology Advanced 3-Piece Wearable Vaginal Dilator Set by CalExotics

Revitalize and strengthen vaginal muscles with the contoured She-ology Advanced 3-Piece Wearable Vaginal Dilator Set.

The uniquely designed 3-piece dilator kit is ergonomically curved and gradually sized to allow for gentle dilation.

The advanced size silicone probes have a curved base for gentle insertion and stimulation, pair with a mini bullet for intensified sensation!


The graduated set has been created to revive vaginal muscle strength and reduce insertion discomfort with every use. Use the small dilator to begin and as you gently exercise and increase the elasticity of muscles, advance to the larger probes.

With unique wearable design, each probe is finished with a flexible flanged base for comfort and easy of mobility. The hypoallergenic premium silicone is body safe, unscented and phthalate free to keep you most sensitive spots, happy and healthy.

Features:

  • May restore and revive vaginal strength and comfort
  • 3-piece Silicone dilator set with expanded sizes for advanced gradual dilation
  • Unique, wearable design for comfort and easy mobility
  • Ergonomically curved for ease of use
  • Dilators may accommodate a stimulator if desired (not included)
  • Dilator guide from Dr. Sherry included
  • 1 Year warranty provided by CalExotics
  • Silicone
  • 3.13” x 1.28” (dilator 1)
  • 3.38” x 1.75” (dilator 2)
  • 3.72” x 1.93” (dilator 3)

 

How to Use:

Getting Started with Vaginal Dilators

Find a time and a quiet place where you can be comfortable, either alone or with your partner. The most natural position for insertion is with one leg placed on top of the toilet seat or lying on your back with your legs in a “frog-leg” position. Relax your pelvic floor muscles, take some deep breaths, and gently insert the dilator.

Inserting the Vaginal Dilator

Start with the smallest size dilator in your kit. Insert a well-lubricated dilator into the vagina until the base is flush with the vaginal opening. A water-based lubricant is recommended. Wearing a pair of snug-fitting underwear will help keep the dilator in place, especially in the upright position.

Increasing Your Dilator Size

The goal of using a vaginal dilator is to increase the size of the dilator slowly and comfortably to retrain, expand, and gently stretch the entrance and canal of the vagina for additional comfort and pleasure. When you can insert one size of a dilator completely without any discomfort, then you should start using the next size up. The goal is to insert the largest size dilator without any discomfort.

Enhance dilation by inserting a vibrating bullet into the base of your dilator. This added stimulation and sensation may help relax your muscles when increasing dilator sizes.

When to Practice with Vaginal Dilators

It is recommended to use a dilator 2 to 4 times per week for 5 to 30 minutes as needed and depending on your comfort level.

She-ology Interchangeable Weighted Kegel Set by CalExotics

The She-Ology Interchangeable Weighted Kegel Set is ergonomically designed to tighten and tone pelvic muscles.

Created to give you a fully customizable workout regimen, the set of 6 variable weighted kegel balls can be mixed and matches with the single or double ball holder to give your muscles exactly what they need. From smallest to largest, the weight set include 20 g, 25 g, 30 g, 35 g, 40 g, and 45 g

The premium silicone weights assist to train and tone kegel muscles, increasing sexual satisfaction, sensual stimulation, and pelvic floor strength with every use.

The graduated set has been created to tone and tighten kegel muscles over time. The hypoallergenic premium silicone set is body safe, unscented and phthalate free to keep you most sensitive spots, happy and healthy.

Features:

  • 6 interchangeable weights for a fully customizable workout regimen
  • Ergonomically designed to tighten and tone pelvic muscles
  • Single and double Kegel ball holder with easy retrieval cords
  • Hygienically superior, body safe Silicone
  • Kegel exercise guide from Dr. Sherry included
  • 1 Year warranty provided by CalExotics
  • Silicone
  • Variably weighted Kegel balls: 20 g, 25 g, 30 g, 35 g, 40 g, 45 g
  • 4” (overall – single ball holder)
  • 6” (overall – double ball holder)
  • 1.25” x 1” (each ball)

 

How to Use:

Identify Your Pelvic Floor Muscles

The first step in your Kegel exercise routine is to find your pelvic floor muscles. The easiest way to identify your pelvic floor muscles is to pee, and while doing so, stop the flow of urine midstream and hold it. Hold the contraction for 3 seconds then relax, allowing the flow of urine to continue. Repeat this a couple of times to help identify your pelvic floor muscles. Another way to identify your pelvic floor muscles is to insert your first two fingers in the vagina, squeeze as if you are holding urine then relax. Repeat this a couple of times to help identify your pelvic floor muscles.

Getting Started with Kegel Exercisers

Now that you have identified your pelvic floor muscles, you can perform your Kegel exercises. Before you begin, empty your bladder. Next, find a time and a quiet place where you can be comfortable either sitting or lying down. Start with the exerciser you are most comfortable with; if you are a beginner, it is the lightest exerciser in your kit. Insert a well-lubricated exerciser into the vagina, leaving the retrieval cord outside of the vagina for easy removal. A water-based lubricant is recommended.

Beginning Your Exercises

Contract your pelvic floor muscles, hold the contraction for 5 seconds, and then relax for 5 seconds. Try it 4 or 5 times in a row. Work up to keeping the muscles contracted for 10 seconds at a time, relaxing for 15 seconds between contractions.

Moving to The Next Exerciser

The goal of using a Kegel Exerciser is to help build strong pelvic floor muscles. Within your kit, you can work your way from the lightest exerciser to the heaviest exerciser. When you can do your Kegel exercises with ease, it is recommended to move to the next heaviest exerciser.

When to Practice Your Kegel Exercise

It is recommended to practice your Kegel exercises daily, starting with 15 contractions each day, gradually increasing to 50 contractions. You may notice a benefit to your pelvic floor strength in 8 to 12 weeks when done faithfully.

Kegel Exercises: An Expert’s Guide to Kegel Do’s and Don’ts

No need to hang tight any longer (pun intended!): Here’s everything that you need to know about Kegel exercises.

What Are Kegel Exercises?

Kegel exercises are the most widely practiced type of pelvic floor exercises that help with a myriad of symptoms (but more on that later!).

Who Invented Kegel Exercises?

In 1948, American Gynecologist Dr. Arnold Kegel designed the first program of strength activities for the pelvic floor muscles. Named after Dr. Arnold himself, Kegel exercises involve repetitions of both prolonged or rapid voluntary contractions of these muscles – also known as clench and release.

What Are the Benefits of Kegel Exercises?

Dr. Arnold’s program was created to help with urinary incontinence (UI) in women. Strengthening the pelvic floor muscles helps to improve the function of the urinary and rectal sphincter.

Kegel exercises are designed to help women with urinary incontinence

Kegels tone the entire hammock-shaped muscle infrastructure that holds your pelvic organs in place and ensures their adequate functioning. However, Kegel exercises bring many other benefits besides helping with and preventing UI.

Kegel Exercises Improve Sex

By allowing you to get acquainted with your pleasure center, Kegels intensify your orgasms and sensations. Improving the tone of your pelvic floor muscles also increases how much of the vagina gets stimulated during penetration.

Practicing Kegels have also been shown to help experience the elusive female ejaculation a.k.a. squirting.

What Causes Pelvic Floor Dysfunction?

The main factors that impact the health of the pelvic floor and lead to dysfunctions are:

– Pregnancy and childbirth
– Excessive impact sports i.e. running, jumping, etc.
– Chronic cough
– Chronic constipation
– Age
– Excessive weight
– Genetic predispositions to connective tissue weakness

Now, this isn’t to say that you shouldn’t go running! It’s just important to get acquainted with these factors so that we can take preventive actions. A little bit of running, a little bit of kegeling ?

How to Get Started with Kegel Exercises

Before we begin, let’s keep the following 3 things in mind:

1. If you’re experiencing symptoms such as discomfort during sex or urine leakage, check with a pelvic floor physical therapist before you start squeezing! The therapist will evaluate and provide recommendations on how you should exercise your pelvic floor.

2. Be very mindful of your breath during your Kegel session. It’s easy to hold our breaths without noticing while concentrating on what’s going on down there.

3. Make sure you are contracting the right muscles. Pay special attention and check that you are not contracting your lower abdomen or your glutes.

Now, let’s get our Kegel on and practice some exercises!

Kegel Exercises for Beginners

Lay down on a yoga mat and take a few deep breaths. Make sure that your back isn’t arched and is well supported.

Place one hand on your lower belly and the other over your vulva. Doing so will help you identify if you are doing your exercises correctly.

Now, exhale all the air, and as you inhale, think as if you are stopping your pee and contract your pelvic floor muscles.

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Count 3, 2, 1. Then release and breathe out.

Repeat this 10 times and notice if you can feel an increased sensitivity in the pelvic and vulvar area.

The Seated Kegel a.k.a Train Kegel

This type of Kegel exercise is discreet yet effective. Seated Kegels are perfect for people that have to sit at the office for long hours or during a boring commute. Nobody will know, and you are making yourself more productive ?

First of all, sit upright with your back supported on your seat. Make sure your hips and knees are aligned and become aware of your pelvic floor.

Kegel exercises can also be performed at work or during your daily commute

Next, imagine that you want to close the vagina or stop your pee – that’s what a Kegel feels like. This exercise will cause the pelvic floor muscles to contract.

Contract slowly and count 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.

Now release and relax for 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.

Repeat this 10 times. Be mindful of your breath. If contracting for 5 seconds initially feels like a bit of a stretch, feel free to bring it down to 3 seconds, ad work your way up to 5 with time and practice. (And please, don’t count out loud as it might confuse people lol!).

Observe and feel what happens to your pelvic area during the contraction and relaxation. The most important part is to gain the proprioception of these internal muscles.

Kegel Exercises with Toys

While Kegel exercises are incredibly beneficial to work on your pelvic floor’s voluntary muscle fibers consciously, toys can help activate involuntary fibers. Involuntary fibers are those that go into action without us giving them orders to do so, such as when we cough or sneeze – thank goodness they intervene, am I right?

Do Kegel Toys Work?

There’s been a lot of conversation around the prolonged use of Kegel balls and Jade eggs. These examples include articles recommending women just to run errands or walk around with a device inside.

It’s important to keep in mind that the vagina is not meant to be carrying extra weight inside while walking around or running. Relaxation, flexibility, and lengthening are needed when we move.

Seriously. The woman that used to walk around town with her yoni in for 10 hours and then had the most intense orgasm ever is a myth. Let’s focus on what’s healthy for you!

Benefits of Using Kegel Toys

In the initial learning phases, it helps to use devices to practice kegeling.

Kegel toys  can help you gain proprioception, learning to identify the spectrum from total pelvic floor relaxation to your maximum contraction. They offer additional support when exercising your pelvic muscles, and they come in 3 different levels that vary in size, shape, and weight.

Ben wa balls allow you to choose what’s best for you depending on baseline strength level and what feels comfortable.

The secret with kegel toys is not to wear them for too long. A 15-minute session here and there can be very beneficial… and kind of hot!

With Kegel exercises, it’s all about finding the right balance for yourself, and to turn it into a fun element of your self-care routine.

Kegel Exercises: An Expert’s Guide to Kegel Do’s and Don’ts originally appeared on Rumble & Buzz

 

Intimina Menstrual Care Collection

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Intimina is a Swedish brand that offers the first and only range of products dedicated exclusively to all aspects of women’s intimate health.

Their mission is to provide a comprehensive collection of products and information for women at every stage of life, from the first menstruation to beyond menopause.

Their Menstrual Care line, the first of its kind, is a collection of products that offer you the confidence, hygiene and comfort that you need during your period.


Lily Cup One  – The Perfect Starter Cup

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If you’re new to menstrual cups, Lily Cup One is the one for you! Its small size and unique design make it the easiest to use and most comfortable menstrual cup for beginners.

Get to Know Lily Cup One

The Perfect Starter Up – Lily Cup One offers teens and beginners an easy transition into the world of menstrual cups. Its petite shape, leak-proof double rim, easy removal loop and collapsible design make periods a breeze from start to finish

Beginner-Friendly Design –Lily Cup One features a firmer leak-proof rim that’s easy to open and a removal ring for worry-free removal. It’s smaller in size but still high capacity for protection you can count on

Any Time Protection – Lily Cup One is a reusable menstrual cup that you can use for up to 10 years– just wash it after use and carry it its convenient case for protection whenever you need it most

It’s Time To Switch – Made from FDA approved medical-grade silicone, Lily Cup One is BPA-free and phthalate-free, hypoallergenic and contains no harmful chemicals or bleaches. It collects flow rather than absorbing it, so there’s no dryness or irritation

Wallet & Earth Friendly – Be kind to environment and your wallet at the same time. Stop throwing money away with your tampons and pads each month. One cup can last for years – reducing waste and saving you money

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Lily Cup One is the most comfortable and easiest to use menstrual cup for newbies and teens! Its petite shape, leak-proof double rim, and removal loop make periods a breeze from start to finish. It even collapses into a carry case the size of a lipstick. Made of ultra-smooth FDA-approved and BPA-free silicone, you won’t feel a thing while it collects your menstrual flow for up to 12 hours of eco-friendly protection.

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How To Use:

Wash your hands before using your Lily Cup. Submerge cup in boiling water for 5-8 min before first use. Fold cup by pushing the front rim of the cup down and in. Angle your cup towards your tailbone and insert it upwards until the ring is inside. Gently squeeze the base of the cup then rotate slightly to create seal. Wear for up to 12 hours and empty 2-3 times per 24 hour period. To remove, sit in a squatting position and bear down. Then grip the removal ring and slowly pull downwards. Squeeze the base to release the seal and pull the stem downwards. Empty fluid into the toilet and wash the cup, reinsert.

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Features:

  • Healthy and safe – no odor, dryness or irritation
  • Folds flat to fit in a convenient protective case
  • Reusable and eco-friendly period solution
  • Perfect for the first time menstrual cup user
  • Up to 12 hours of hassle-free protection
  • Double rim and easy removal loop
  • Covers everything from light to heavier flow
  • Silicone
  • 1.85” x 1.5”

 

Lily Cup Ultra-Soft Menstrual Cup

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The only cup that rolls as thin as a tampon, Lily Cup is easy to insert and even features a no-spill rim for mess-free removal. This reusable alternative to pads and tampons is good for your body and the environment.

Get to Know Lily Cup:

Complete Confidence & Comfort – The high-capacity Lily menstrual Cup allows up to 12 hours of uncompromised protection, no matter the intensity of your flow. Insert in the morning, empty at night, and forget all about it during the day

Protected Intimate Balance – Collecting menstrual flow rather than absorbing it, the hypoallergenic foldable menstrual cup offers long-lasting period care and leaves no room for dryness or irritation. Feel fresh as a lily

Body-Aligned Design – Slanted design and a spill-proof rim fit your body’s natural curves and keep up with your active lifestyle all period long. With higher capacity and a longer stem, it is ideal for women with higher cervixes and a heavy flow

Eco-Friendly Protection – Made from body-safe, medical grade silicone, you can easily clean and reuse your menstrual cup, making it a cost-effective product that generates zero waste and does not harm the environment. Lily is a green period alternative in pink

Find Your Fit – Size A is recommended for women who have not given birth or for those who have given birth by caesarean. Size B is recommended for women who have given birth vaginally or for those who have been diagnosed with a weaker pelvic floor

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Lily Cup is a reusable menstrual cup that can accommodate your lightest to heaviest flow for up to 12 hours, giving you total freedom during your period. Its medical grade silicone is ultra-smooth and flexible for easy folding, insertion and total comfort during wear. Collecting your menstrual flow rather than absorbing it, Lily Cup allows for a period that is completely odor-free with zero irritation. This superior alternative to pads and tampons is good for your body and the environment.

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Features:

  • Reusable and eco-friendly period solution
  • No-spill rim and easy removal stem
  • Perfect for users with a higher cervix
  • Covers the lightest to heaviest flow
  • Healthy and safe – no odor, dryness or irritation
  • Up to 12 hours of hassle-free protection
  • Comes in two sizes, A and B
  • Convenient – Carry it everywhere in its tiny case
  • Healthy – Hypoallergenic, no dryness, and no irritation
  • Respects your intimate balance
  • Comfortable – So smooth and flexible, it can’t be felt while worn.
  • No strings, no padding – wear whatever you want
  • Safe – Made from 100% FDA approved medical-grade silicone
  • BPA-free and phthalate- free
  • No harmful chemicals or bleaches
  • Eco-friendly & Economical
  • Reduces waste: no more tampons or pads to bin
  • One cup can last for years

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A Cup – 3.07” x 1.57” x 1.57”

B Cup – 3.07” 1.71” x 1.71”

 

Lily Cup Compact Collapsible Menstrual Cup

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The world’s first collapsible menstrual cup, Lily Cup Compact folds flat into a tiny case so you can carry it with you wherever you go. Your period starting never has to be an emergency again!

Get to Know Lily Cup Compact

Compact Protection – This collapsible period cup folds flat into its carry-anywhere compact case, assuring your period never catches you off-guard. Comfortable and reusable, it offers up to 12 hours of hassle-free period protection, day and night

Balanced Intimate Care – Lily Cup Compact menstrual cup does not disturb your intimate area’s natural balance since it collects menstrual flow as opposed to absorbing it. Thin medical-grade silicone won’t cause dryness, irritation, or discomfort

In Tune With The Body – Shorter length and easy-grip stem make it perfectly shaped for women with a lower cervix. This soft period cup with a no-spill rim covers light to medium flow and is flexible for easy insertion and comfort during wear

One With Nature – The eco-friendly period alternative made from body-safe silicone contains zero toxins and is environmentally-friendly. The reusable and durable design makes it an affordable one-time investment that lasts for years

Find Your Fit – Size A is recommended for women who have not given birth or for those who have given birth by caesarean. Size B is recommended for women who have given birth vaginally or for those who have been diagnosed with a weaker pelvic floor

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The world’s first collapsible menstrual cup! Designed to fit your busy lifestyle. Lily Cup Compact is a new generation menstrual cup that collapses flat so you can carry it everywhere you go. Your period starting never has to be an emergency again!

Lily Cup Compact’s medical grade silicone is ultra-smooth and flexible for easy folding, insertion, and total comfort during wear. Collecting your menstrual flow rather than absorbing it, Lily Cup Compact allows for a period that is completely odor-free with zero irritation. This superior alternative to pads and tampons is good for your body and the environment. Lily Cup Compact is best for light to medium flow and gives up to 10 hours non-stop protection.

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Features:

  • Covers light to medium flow
  • Reusable and eco-friendly period solution
  • Up to 12 hours of hassle-free protection
  • Comes in two sizes, A and B
  • Collapses flat into a handy protective case
  • Convenient – Carry it everywhere in its tiny case
  • Healthy – Hypoallergenic, no dryness, and no irritation
  • Respects your intimate balance
  • Comfortable – So smooth and flexible, it can’t be felt while worn
  • No strings, no padding – wear whatever you want
  • Safe – Made from 100% FDA approved medical-grade silicone
  • BPA-free and phthalate- free
  • No harmful chemicals or bleaches
  • Eco-friendly & Economical
  • Reduces waste: no more tampons or pads to bin
  • One cup can last for years

Silicone

A Cup – 2.28” x 1.65”

B Cup – 2.28” x 1.77” x 1.77”

 

Ziggy Cup Flat Fit Menstrual Cup

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Meet Ziggy Cup, the most comfortable and versatile menstrual cup ever! Its revolutionary flat-fit design is a perfect fit for a woman’s body, and makes Ziggy Cup the only reusable cup that can be worn during sex.

Get to Know Ziggy Cup

Ultimate Comfort, Infinite Possibilities – Ziggy’s revolutionary flat-fit design can’t be felt at all – no matter what you’re doing! Offering up to 12 hours of non-stop protection, it’s the only reusable cup that can be worn during sex

Ultra Thin Design –It’s a high-capacity cup with a flexible, petal-thin body and leak-proof double rim for total peace of mind. Its flat design squishes thin for easy insertion, and sits right below the cervix for protection you won’t feel at all

Any Time Protection – Ziggy is a reusable menstrual cup that you can use for up to 2 years – just wash it after use and carry it its convenient case for protection whenever you need it most

It’s Time To Switch – Made from FDA approved medical-grade silicone, Ziggy is BPA-free and phthalate-free, hypoallergenic and contains no harmful chemicals or bleaches. It collects flow rather than absorbing it, so there’s no dryness or irritation

Wallet & Earth Friendly – Be kind to environment and your wallet at the same time. Stop throwing money away with your tampons and pads each month. One cup can last for years – reducing waste and saving you money

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Ziggy is a revolutionary menstrual cup with a flat-fit design that can’t be felt at all – no matter what you’re doing! It’s the only reusable cup that can be worn during sex, making it the first cup to truly offer you infinite possibilities for up to 12 hours of non-stop protection.

With a petal-thin body and leak-proof double rim made of FDA-approved and BPA-free silicone, Ziggy gives you everything you’ve ever wanted from period protection: comfort, confidence, and complete freedom.

How To Use:

Wash your hands before using your Ziggy Cup. Submerge cup in boiling water for 5 – 8 min before first use. Use thumb and forefinger to squeeze the rim to make an 8 figure. Firmly push the back rim inside first, so it sits behind your cervix. Tuck the front rim up behind your pelvic bone. Wear for up to 12 hours and empty 2-3 times per 24 hours. To remove, hook your finger behind the front of the rim and gently slide out. Empty fluid into the toilet and wash the cup and reinsert.

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Features:

  • Reusable and eco-friendly period solution
  • Only reusable cup you can use during sex
  • Healthy for your body; no odors, dryness or irritation
  • Covers light to heavier flow
  • 100% medical grade silicone
  • Flat-fit for absolute comfort & mess-free period sex
  • Up to 12 hours non-stop protection
  • Leak-proof double rim

Silicone

1.18” x 2.95” x 2.56”


 

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She-Ology 5 Piece Wearable Vaginal Dilator Set by CalExotic

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Revitalize and strengthen vaginal muscles with the contoured She-Ology 5-Piece Wearable Vaginal Dilator Set.

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The uniquely designed 5-piece dilator kit is ergonomically curved and gradually sized to allow for gentle dilation.

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The premium silicone probes have a curved base for gentle insertion and stimulation, and have a spot to add your own mini bullet to aid in blood flow and muscle relaxation.

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The graduated set has been created to rejuvenate vaginal muscles and reduce insertion discomfort with every use.

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Use the small dilator to begin and as you gently exercise and increase the elasticity of muscles, advance to the larger probes.

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The hypoallergenic premium silicone is body safe, unscented and phthalate free to keep you most sensitive spots, happy and healthy.

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Features:

  • 5-piece wearable silicone dilator set for gradual dilation
  • Designed for comfort and easy mobility
  • May restore and revive vaginal strength and comfort
  • Unique, wearable design for comfort and easy mobility
  • Ergonomically curved for ease of use
  • Dilators may accommodate a bullet vibrator if desired (not included) to aid in relaxing the muscles
  • Dilator guide from Dr. Sherry included
  • May be used in or out of the water
  • Silicone
  • Dilator 1 – 3.33” x 1.18”
  • Dilator 2 – 3.12” x.97”
  • Dilator 3 – 3.02” x.85”
  • Dilator 4 – 2.96” x.74”
  • Dilator 5 – 2.67” x.53”