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Periods have no smell! This is what I discovered when I started using menstrual cups, and here's the story of how I got to it.
Periods have no smell! This is what I discovered when I started using menstrual cups, and here’s the story of how I got to it.
Four months back my friend shared a story about a work site, where he was laying underground petroleum pipelines. Every time the earth drilling machine drilled into the depths of the earth, it used to get stuck. The team couldn’t understand the reason as they were using one of the finest drilling machines with state of the art technology. So my friend ordered the drilling equipment in-charge to pull back the drill bits as it was, from the earth.
He was shocked to see sanitary pads, plastic ropes and plastic bags clogging the pores of the drilling equipment – this was leading to its choking/getting stuck.
Later, he came to know that the site on which he was asked to work was a waste dump site. The government had spread many layers of mud on it and started using the land for other purposes. The layering of dirt was done almost 18-20 years back. Yet, nothing could decompose the stubborn pads and plastics. The silicone pads that are available in the market are non-biodegradable. If you want to get rid of these sanitary pads, you have to incinerate them in a furnace, which is not that common or readily available in India.
Shocking! I haven’t even started walking on the road that leads to Menopause. But from the age of 15 up to the present, when I think of all the pads I have tossed in the bin, I don’t know how many decades it will take for them to decompose! What am I leaving for the many future generations, a land of dead blood locked in a polymer gel? No!
It is time has to do something about this problem. I am pleased to share that I now use menstrual cups and they can be recycled along with other plastic materials. Here are some of the pluses of menstrual cups:
It is complicated and two fingers messy in the beginning. You might feel that it would enter inside your body and you will need to visit a doctor. Relax! It’s a vagina and not a cave.
By changing nothing, nothing changes. I promise you, it is worth it.
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Half a decade ago marriage was a bargain between two famlies. Most of the women were married off to a man who was either well off or who could fend for his wife and family. Today the parameters of marriage have changed. Women no longer marry for the sake of economic security. Their expectations from marriage have changed in the course of years because of their changed status.
As women grew independent, their patterns of choosing partners have changed dramatically. Now women choose men who they feel can satiate their emotional as well as physical needs. Intimacy is no longer the physicality that happened between two people under the supervision of elders of the family for the sole purpose of procreation. Intimacy in today’s marriages involve understanding and fulfilling each other’s emotional as well as sexual needs.
So before you decide to hook up see if you know these five things about intimacy.
The recent Bold Care ad breaks some long standing taboos in Indian society about women's sexual pleasure and erectile dysfunction in men.
The co-owner of the new sexual health brand – Bold Care, Ranveer Singh, recently shared that he wants to focus at creating awareness amongst people about men’s sexual health and aims to provide a tangible solution to millions of people across the country. The new Bold Care ad which was dropped last week has taken the internet by storm. Netizens are ogling at the ad and cannot stop talking about it and how?
The Bold Care ad has created a buzz for multiple reasons. One, because of the unexpected collaboration between the A-list Bollywood actor and co-owner of the brand – Ranveer Singh and (wait for it… drumrolls please) the adult film star Johnny Sins.
People were not ready to see Johnny Sins in an Indian commercial ad and had their jaws dropped to the floor when they saw him dressed in a blue kurta and a golden coat and tie acting in a saas-bahu rip off. The internauts have claimed this unusual duo as the biggest crossover ever – bigger than Deadpool and Wolverine coming together! Second, the ad aims to normalise the stigma related to men’s sexual wellbeing and the ease with which it can be addressed.
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