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Menstruation Could Be Worse?

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by Tami Chase

Here in America we tend to complain a lot when it comes to our period. We can learn a lot from other cultures that have a much different way of dealing with “that time of the month”.  In Nepal the girls are ostracized during that time (known as the chhaupadi), considered unpure and sent to a separate room away from the view of a male for up to 7 days.  Now here in America that sounds like a great thing and might solve a lot of problems in a household, but this is a very serious matter.  Most of the time the girls and women are forced into cowsheds that can be almost a mile away from the village.  The poorer ones use extremely dilapidated and unhygienic outhouses made from mud, stone, and wood with no windows.  Having been to Nepal myself I can attest to these types of structures.  (Go to Astitwa.com for more information).

 Fortunately for them these days, many women groups and NGO’s are taking the cause of opposing the chhaupadi system, which is a good thing which makes us optimistic about the elimination of the superstitious, discriminatory and inhuman tradition in the coming days.  And fortunately for us we have bidet-in-a-bottle by SweetSpot Labs, see menstruation could be worse.

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Move Over Pads here come Muffies!

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Just when you thought everything had been made that could be sewn, Muffies come along.  Pre-washed and pre-shrunk these reusable(?) pads will make you feel like you are wearing cloth diapers again.  Now I mean no disrespect but I am just not the cloth diaper kind of a person, although, I was raised on them.  However, I would be willing to try out this hand crafted marvel.  Problem is, they don’t give you any cleaning tips!?  Gonna say you may want to keep a bottle of hydrogen peroxide handy, also black might be a good color to make.  Another idea is building it in to a pair of underwear, because I can’t imagine the snap in jeans.  I am going to give her 2 thumbs up for her ingenuity and helping the planet, because disposing of the disposables is never a pretty thing.

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“That Time of Month”

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So I was thinking, we have euphemism’s for your sweet spot, but what do you say when you talk about “that time of month”?  I am so generic when it comes to talking about these subjects, maybe it has to do with my southern roots, but I know the rest of you would love to share.  So send us your comments. 

We’ve all heard of Aunt Flo and my monthly visitor, but we want more!  Give us a laugh, we could use it.

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Monthly Visitor

 

Did you know there is a site for all things related to your monthly visitor?  It is called Period-Products.com.  This is a great resource for all those daughters out there beginning womenhood and of course they carry our line of SweetSpot Labs products as well.  Not only is it a one stop shop, they have a very informative section on menstration and the menstrual cycle.  How cool is that, just sit your daughter down and let her read.  Much better than how I learned, which was by reading the tampon box!  Once she starts then have her sign up for our cycle diary, Spot Clock! and she will be all set.

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Get your groove back. PERIOD.

SweetSpot Labs® makes it easy to follow the ebb and flow of your body’s natural rhythms whatever the month, wherever you are.  Our cycle diary, Spot Clock! is designed especially to track your period. It’s known as a widget or gadget and can be downloaded onto your desktop and allows you to stay in tune. You must have a SweetSpot Labs® account to qualify for a download.

 Click here to OPEN AN ACCOUNT

 
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We have attempted to make this widget as simple as possible. Enter the start date, name each month’s cycle and we will keep a log of when your period starts each month, estimating based on a 28 day cycle. Make it easy to spot irregularities and schedule your life as needed. We will even send an email or SMS to remind you when the next one is coming!

 

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