How To Advocate For Yourself If You Have PMDD or PME

How To Advocate For Yourself If You Have PMDD or PME

Premenstrual syndrome, colloquially known as PMS, is a common side effect for those who menstruate, with many folks experiencing mood...

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How To Advocate For Yourself If You Have PMDD or PME

Premenstrual syndrome, colloquially known as PMS, is a common side effect for those who menstruate, with many folks experiencing mood...

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Menstrual Blood Diagnostic Testing: Q&A With Dr. Sara Naseri

Menstrual Blood Diagnostic Testing: Q&A With Dr. Sara Naseri

March is Women’s History Month, and all month long, we’ve been recognizing and celebrating leaders in our community who are...

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Menstrual Blood Diagnostic Testing: Q&A With Dr. Sara Naseri

March is Women’s History Month, and all month long, we’ve been recognizing and celebrating leaders in our community who are...

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Women's History Month: One step back, two steps forward: Fighting for our rights in everyday ways

Women's History Month: One step back, two steps forward: Fighting for our rights in everyday ways

Between threats to IVF services, political efforts that could further imperil bodily autonomy, and an increased cost of living making...

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Women's History Month: One step back, two steps forward: Fighting for our rights in everyday ways

Between threats to IVF services, political efforts that could further imperil bodily autonomy, and an increased cost of living making...

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How To Insert a Tampon: A Visual Guide

How To Insert a Tampon: A Visual Guide

We’re passionate about periods, and we recognize that people who menstruate experience period care products and solutions in ways unique...

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How To Insert a Tampon: A Visual Guide

We’re passionate about periods, and we recognize that people who menstruate experience period care products and solutions in ways unique...

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How to Get Period Blood Stains Out of Underwear

How to Get Period Blood Stains Out of Underwear

Welcome. Think of this as your informal stain support group. We’re LOLA, and we know periods. We also know periods...

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How to Get Period Blood Stains Out of Underwear

Welcome. Think of this as your informal stain support group. We’re LOLA, and we know periods. We also know periods...

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Itchy Vagina Before Period: Common Causes & Treatments

Itchy Vagina Before Period: Common Causes & Treatments

Is it just us, or is it itchy down there?  The cause could range from hormones or vaginal dryness to...

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Itchy Vagina Before Period: Common Causes & Treatments

Is it just us, or is it itchy down there?  The cause could range from hormones or vaginal dryness to...

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Dealing with PMDD during the holidays

Dealing with PMDD during the holidays

With the holidays quickly approaching, many are looking forward to a packed social calendar, more time with loved ones, and...

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Dealing with PMDD during the holidays

With the holidays quickly approaching, many are looking forward to a packed social calendar, more time with loved ones, and...

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Vaginal Irritation After Sex

Vaginal Irritation After Sex

We know our own vaginas so well. And our up close (come one, we can’t be the only ones who’ve...

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Vaginal Irritation After Sex

We know our own vaginas so well. And our up close (come one, we can’t be the only ones who’ve...

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Top ten most popular sex positions in 2023

Top ten most popular sex positions in 2023

Five years ago, we brought you the top ten most popular sex positions (see below). Not that there's anything wrong...

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Top ten most popular sex positions in 2023

Five years ago, we brought you the top ten most popular sex positions (see below). Not that there's anything wrong...

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Are tampons and feminine products HSA/FSA eligible?

Are tampons and feminine products HSA/FSA eligible?

Safe, clean, accessible period and vaginal care for all. This is what LOLA strives for in all that we do. ...

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Are tampons and feminine products HSA/FSA eligible?

Safe, clean, accessible period and vaginal care for all. This is what LOLA strives for in all that we do. ...

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LOLA’s Take on Smart Tampons

LOLA’s Take on Smart Tampons

As healthcare trends veer toward accessibility, advances in technology are opening new doors to convenient care. For example, life-saving artificial...

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LOLA’s Take on Smart Tampons

As healthcare trends veer toward accessibility, advances in technology are opening new doors to convenient care. For example, life-saving artificial...

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LOLA Proudly Joins The Tampon Tax Back Coalition

LOLA Proudly Joins The Tampon Tax Back Coalition

Today on International Day of the Girl, LOLA has joined The Tampon Tax Back Coalition, a coalition of period care brands...

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LOLA Proudly Joins The Tampon Tax Back Coalition

Today on International Day of the Girl, LOLA has joined The Tampon Tax Back Coalition, a coalition of period care brands...

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Using Vibrators and Sex Toys on Your Period

Using Vibrators and Sex Toys on Your Period

If you’ve recently found yourself wanting to love (on) yourself a bit more during your menstrual cycle, we’re here to...

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Using Vibrators and Sex Toys on Your Period

If you’ve recently found yourself wanting to love (on) yourself a bit more during your menstrual cycle, we’re here to...

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The LOLA League Campus Ambassador Program

The LOLA League Campus Ambassador Program

  Calling all college students! Step up to the plate and become a part of the NEW LOLA LEAGUE Campus Ambassador...

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The LOLA League Campus Ambassador Program

  Calling all college students! Step up to the plate and become a part of the NEW LOLA LEAGUE Campus Ambassador...

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September is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Month

September is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Month

Here at LOLA, when it comes to reproductive health, we believe we have an ongoing responsibility to continually create spaces...

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September is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Month

Here at LOLA, when it comes to reproductive health, we believe we have an ongoing responsibility to continually create spaces...

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How to reduce pain during sex

How to reduce pain during sex

There’s a reason the phrase “better than sex” is thrown around when describing something mind-blowingly good. But for countless people,...

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How to reduce pain during sex

There’s a reason the phrase “better than sex” is thrown around when describing something mind-blowingly good. But for countless people,...

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Are organic tampons better?

Are organic tampons better?

Over the past decade, we’ve seen a rise in consciousness around the products we use and where they come from....

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Are organic tampons better?

Over the past decade, we’ve seen a rise in consciousness around the products we use and where they come from....

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How Does Period Underwear Work?

How Does Period Underwear Work?

In the world of menstrual products, period underwear has been described as a revolutionary game-changer. What’s not to love about...

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How Does Period Underwear Work?

In the world of menstrual products, period underwear has been described as a revolutionary game-changer. What’s not to love about...

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A Period Piece: The Story of My First Period

A Period Piece: The Story of My First Period

I am a late bloomer in all aspects of life, and my first period was no different. It arrived a...

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A Period Piece: The Story of My First Period

I am a late bloomer in all aspects of life, and my first period was no different. It arrived a...

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5 Self Love Practices for Women

5 Self Love Practices for Women

Self love gets a lot of press these days—especially in February—but what exactly is it?

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5 Self Love Practices for Women

Self love gets a lot of press these days—especially in February—but what exactly is it?

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6 Period Myths Debunked

6 Period Myths Debunked

And yet, despite logging years or perhaps even decades of getting them every month, there are still some common menstruation...

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6 Period Myths Debunked

And yet, despite logging years or perhaps even decades of getting them every month, there are still some common menstruation...

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Introducing Our New Cleansing Wash

Introducing Our New Cleansing Wash

It's designed to help maintain a healthy pH in your most intimate areas to keep you feeling fresh all day....

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Introducing Our New Cleansing Wash

It's designed to help maintain a healthy pH in your most intimate areas to keep you feeling fresh all day....

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Intimate Questions to Ask Your Partner About Sex

Intimate Questions to Ask Your Partner About Sex

For some, this question may bring up a deeply rooted memory of shame linked to an adult finding a blush-inducing...

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Intimate Questions to Ask Your Partner About Sex

For some, this question may bring up a deeply rooted memory of shame linked to an adult finding a blush-inducing...

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How to keep a healthy vaginal flora

How to keep a healthy vaginal flora

You may have heard the buzz around human flora in recent years particularly gut flora, which refers to the trillions...

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How to keep a healthy vaginal flora

You may have heard the buzz around human flora in recent years particularly gut flora, which refers to the trillions...

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Should You Wash Your Vagina?

Should You Wash Your Vagina?

When it comes to vaginal health, there are a lot of questions out there " and a lot of conflicting...

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Should You Wash Your Vagina?

When it comes to vaginal health, there are a lot of questions out there " and a lot of conflicting...

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Feeling depressed before your period?

Feeling depressed before your period?

Cramps and cravings may be the more famous PMS symptoms, but feeling depressed ahead of your period is also common...

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Feeling depressed before your period?

Cramps and cravings may be the more famous PMS symptoms, but feeling depressed ahead of your period is also common...

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How to Reduce PMS Symptoms

How to Reduce PMS Symptoms

For many menstruators, PMS (AKA premenstrual syndrome) is just a reality we've simply gotten used to each month. Whether your...

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How to Reduce PMS Symptoms

For many menstruators, PMS (AKA premenstrual syndrome) is just a reality we've simply gotten used to each month. Whether your...

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Period Routines: Krista Williams & Lindsey Simcik

Period Routines: Krista Williams & Lindsey Simcik

Welcome to Period Routines, where we spotlight different members of the LOLA community to learn how they manage their period....

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Period Routines: Krista Williams & Lindsey Simcik

Welcome to Period Routines, where we spotlight different members of the LOLA community to learn how they manage their period....

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Using a menstrual cup: everything you need to know

Using a menstrual cup: everything you need to know

For many menstruators " especially in the United States where tampons and pads make up the bulk of our "how...

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Using a menstrual cup: everything you need to know

For many menstruators " especially in the United States where tampons and pads make up the bulk of our "how...

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How Do I Know If My Pelvic Floor Muscles Are Strong Enough?

How Do I Know If My Pelvic Floor Muscles Are Strong Enough?

Your pelvic floor is a group of muscles that sit at the bottom of the pelvis and play a role...

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How Do I Know If My Pelvic Floor Muscles Are Strong Enough?

Your pelvic floor is a group of muscles that sit at the bottom of the pelvis and play a role...

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Three Female State Leaders Can and Should Remove the Tampon Taxes in their States Today

Three Female State Leaders Can and Should Remove the Tampon Taxes in their States Today

Last week I watched Michigan's House Tax Policy Committee discuss their concern for the health and safety of business owners....

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Three Female State Leaders Can and Should Remove the Tampon Taxes in their States Today

Last week I watched Michigan's House Tax Policy Committee discuss their concern for the health and safety of business owners....

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How to get a birth control prescription without visiting the doctor's office

How to get a birth control prescription without visiting the doctor's office

More than 100 million women* around the world use some form of contraception, be it the NuvaRing, patch, or IUD....

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How to get a birth control prescription without visiting the doctor's office

More than 100 million women* around the world use some form of contraception, be it the NuvaRing, patch, or IUD....

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I Have Endometriosis & Here's My Story

I Have Endometriosis & Here's My Story

I remember the first time I learned something was wrong with me. I was at my internship at The Source...

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I Have Endometriosis & Here's My Story

I remember the first time I learned something was wrong with me. I was at my internship at The Source...

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Reproductive Health Disparities for Black Women in America

Reproductive Health Disparities for Black Women in America

Have you heard of Sha-Asia Washington? She is"was"a 26-year-old Black woman who passed away during an emergency C-section. Her death...

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Reproductive Health Disparities for Black Women in America

Have you heard of Sha-Asia Washington? She is"was"a 26-year-old Black woman who passed away during an emergency C-section. Her death...

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Vaginal Sweat: Why it Happens and How To Stop It

Vaginal Sweat: Why it Happens and How To Stop It

Anyone with a vagina knows it makes a lot of liquid. This discharge keeps it from drying out and regulates...

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Vaginal Sweat: Why it Happens and How To Stop It

Anyone with a vagina knows it makes a lot of liquid. This discharge keeps it from drying out and regulates...

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Period Routines: Mia O'Malley

Period Routines: Mia O'Malley

Welcome to Period Routines, where we spotlight different members of the LOLA community to learn how they manage their period....

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Period Routines: Mia O'Malley

Welcome to Period Routines, where we spotlight different members of the LOLA community to learn how they manage their period....

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Can Lifestyle Changes Affect Your Period?

Can Lifestyle Changes Affect Your Period?

When was the last time you noticed a change in your menstrual cycle? Personally, mine's been shifting gradually over the...

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Can Lifestyle Changes Affect Your Period?

When was the last time you noticed a change in your menstrual cycle? Personally, mine's been shifting gradually over the...

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In conversation with a primary care physician: your period as a lens to your health

In conversation with a primary care physician: your period as a lens to your health

At LOLA, our mission is to provide this community with the resources you need to make empowered and informed decisions...

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In conversation with a primary care physician: your period as a lens to your health

At LOLA, our mission is to provide this community with the resources you need to make empowered and informed decisions...

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What your period blood is telling you

What your period blood is telling you

Think of your period like a rainbow. While period blood doesn't include the full spectrum of the sun, it's perfectly...

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What your period blood is telling you

Think of your period like a rainbow. While period blood doesn't include the full spectrum of the sun, it's perfectly...

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Period Routines: Bethany C. Meyers

Period Routines: Bethany C. Meyers

Welcome to Period Routines, where we spotlight a different member of the LOLA community to learn how they manage their...

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Period Routines: Bethany C. Meyers

Welcome to Period Routines, where we spotlight a different member of the LOLA community to learn how they manage their...

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5 Reasons Cotton Pads Are Better for Your Period

5 Reasons Cotton Pads Are Better for Your Period

When it comes to choosing your menstrual pads, do you pay attention to the ingredients listed on the label? Does...

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5 Reasons Cotton Pads Are Better for Your Period

When it comes to choosing your menstrual pads, do you pay attention to the ingredients listed on the label? Does...

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How we created a revolutionary menstrual pad

How we created a revolutionary menstrual pad

It's been three years since we introduced LOLA's first menstrual pad, made with our signature 100% organic cotton. Today, we're...

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How we created a revolutionary menstrual pad

It's been three years since we introduced LOLA's first menstrual pad, made with our signature 100% organic cotton. Today, we're...

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What's your first period story?

What's your first period story?

It's become our favorite question to ask the LOLA community. And no matter how many times we inquire, your answers...

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What's your first period story?

It's become our favorite question to ask the LOLA community. And no matter how many times we inquire, your answers...

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Menstrual Cycle Tracking: Benefits for Your Health

Menstrual Cycle Tracking: Benefits for Your Health

We spend a lot of time talking to the LOLA community about their reproductive health. One of the desires we...

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Menstrual Cycle Tracking: Benefits for Your Health

We spend a lot of time talking to the LOLA community about their reproductive health. One of the desires we...

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Understanding and managing blood flow during your period

Understanding and managing blood flow during your period

A common question we hear from the LOLA community is how to understand and manage their flow during their period....

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Understanding and managing blood flow during your period

A common question we hear from the LOLA community is how to understand and manage their flow during their period....

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Can You Have Sex During Your Period?

Can You Have Sex During Your Period?

When it comes to having sex during your period, where do you stand? A recent survey by the period tracking...

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Can You Have Sex During Your Period?

When it comes to having sex during your period, where do you stand? A recent survey by the period tracking...

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What it's like to get your period at summer camp

What it's like to get your period at summer camp

There's a lot to love about summer " beach days, music festivals, the establishment of ice cream as its own...

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What it's like to get your period at summer camp

There's a lot to love about summer " beach days, music festivals, the establishment of ice cream as its own...

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LOLA and Period Equity are joining forces to end the tampon tax

LOLA and Period Equity are joining forces to end the tampon tax

Huge news. Today, LOLA is proud to announce our partnership with Period Equity " the nation's first law and policy...

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LOLA and Period Equity are joining forces to end the tampon tax

Huge news. Today, LOLA is proud to announce our partnership with Period Equity " the nation's first law and policy...

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How hormonal birth control affected my mental health

How hormonal birth control affected my mental health

As Mental Health Awareness Month draws to a close, we asked a member of our community to share a personal...

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How hormonal birth control affected my mental health

As Mental Health Awareness Month draws to a close, we asked a member of our community to share a personal...

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How the way you talk about sex could improve your orgasm

How the way you talk about sex could improve your orgasm

There's a pretty big pleasure gap between men and women. Research shows almost all men report orgasms during sex, but...

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How the way you talk about sex could improve your orgasm

There's a pretty big pleasure gap between men and women. Research shows almost all men report orgasms during sex, but...

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The truth about sex on your wedding night

The truth about sex on your wedding night

No matter where you come from, there is an age-old societal pressure to consummate your marriage on your wedding night....

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The truth about sex on your wedding night

No matter where you come from, there is an age-old societal pressure to consummate your marriage on your wedding night....

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Did you know the clitoris has legs?

Did you know the clitoris has legs?

When women tell me they're not happy with their sex life, whether it's painful or just lackluster, I always ask...

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Did you know the clitoris has legs?

When women tell me they're not happy with their sex life, whether it's painful or just lackluster, I always ask...

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Do Antibiotics Affect Birth Control?

Do Antibiotics Affect Birth Control?

Using oral contraception is the most popular reversible way* to prevent pregnancy. And if you're one of the millions of...

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Do Antibiotics Affect Birth Control?

Using oral contraception is the most popular reversible way* to prevent pregnancy. And if you're one of the millions of...

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Pubic hair is making a comeback – and here are some benefits

Pubic hair is making a comeback – and here are some benefits

The state of one's pubic hair " much like politics and religion " is a personal choice often only discussed...

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Pubic hair is making a comeback – and here are some benefits

The state of one's pubic hair " much like politics and religion " is a personal choice often only discussed...

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Can anyone take prenatal vitamins?

Can anyone take prenatal vitamins?

Chances are you've heard your friends talk about how when they took daily prenatal vitamins while not pregnant " their...

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Can anyone take prenatal vitamins?

Chances are you've heard your friends talk about how when they took daily prenatal vitamins while not pregnant " their...

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Sex before college: what four women had to say

Sex before college: what four women had to say

For some, the pressures to have sex before college can feel like a bad (but real-life) version of American Pie....

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Sex before college: what four women had to say

For some, the pressures to have sex before college can feel like a bad (but real-life) version of American Pie....

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What Causes Vaginal Infection?

What Causes Vaginal Infection?

There are a myriad of reasons why vaginal flora can get out of whack. Some are easy to explain. Antibiotics...

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What Causes Vaginal Infection?

There are a myriad of reasons why vaginal flora can get out of whack. Some are easy to explain. Antibiotics...

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I found a lump in my vagina, and it was fine

I found a lump in my vagina, and it was fine

Last year, my stomach dropped when I felt a lump inside my vagina. It was pea-sized and didn't hurt, but...

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I found a lump in my vagina, and it was fine

Last year, my stomach dropped when I felt a lump inside my vagina. It was pea-sized and didn't hurt, but...

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Myth busting: are bubble baths okay for your vagina?

Myth busting: are bubble baths okay for your vagina?

There's nothing like sinking into a warm, sudsy bubble bath at the end of a long day, after a hard...

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Myth busting: are bubble baths okay for your vagina?

There's nothing like sinking into a warm, sudsy bubble bath at the end of a long day, after a hard...

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Myth busting: can you use coconut oil for lubricant?

Myth busting: can you use coconut oil for lubricant?

I use coconut oil for a lot of things. I put it in my cookies, dab it on a cotton...

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Myth busting: can you use coconut oil for lubricant?

I use coconut oil for a lot of things. I put it in my cookies, dab it on a cotton...

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5 Yoga Poses for Period Cramps & Stress Relief

5 Yoga Poses for Period Cramps & Stress Relief

Sheltering at home with your period can be trying, especially when all you want to do is take on your...

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5 Yoga Poses for Period Cramps & Stress Relief

Sheltering at home with your period can be trying, especially when all you want to do is take on your...

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Can certain medications impact your libido?

Can certain medications impact your libido?

These days, sexual concerns for women are more common than most realize. In fact, 40% of women worldwide report sexual...

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Can certain medications impact your libido?

These days, sexual concerns for women are more common than most realize. In fact, 40% of women worldwide report sexual...

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The Ultimate Guide to the Different Types of Sex Toys

The Ultimate Guide to the Different Types of Sex Toys

Like anything in life, in order to be successful you need the right tools to get to the top of...

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The Ultimate Guide to the Different Types of Sex Toys

Like anything in life, in order to be successful you need the right tools to get to the top of...

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Your guide to condoms and foreplay

Your guide to condoms and foreplay

Condoms are a fantastic option for preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). In fact, according to Planned Parenthood, if...

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Your guide to condoms and foreplay

Condoms are a fantastic option for preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). In fact, according to Planned Parenthood, if...

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Responsive Sexual Desire: How It Works for Women

Responsive Sexual Desire: How It Works for Women

Sometimes getting in the mood can be tricky. While it would certainly be convenient for sexual urges to always materialize...

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Responsive Sexual Desire: How It Works for Women

Sometimes getting in the mood can be tricky. While it would certainly be convenient for sexual urges to always materialize...

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Birth control side effects: when should you worry?

Birth control side effects: when should you worry?

In my 10-year-saga with hormonal birth control, I experienced symptoms like bloating, nausea, irritability, and severe mood swings. Doctors were...

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Birth control side effects: when should you worry?

In my 10-year-saga with hormonal birth control, I experienced symptoms like bloating, nausea, irritability, and severe mood swings. Doctors were...

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What does spotting before your period mean?

What does spotting before your period mean?

Getting your period like clockwork every month is enough " we shouldn't also have to worry about the in-between spotting...

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What does spotting before your period mean?

Getting your period like clockwork every month is enough " we shouldn't also have to worry about the in-between spotting...

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Circumcised or uncircumcised: does it affect sex?

Circumcised or uncircumcised: does it affect sex?

Circumcision is a surgical procedure that removes the foreskin that covers and protects the head of an infant's penis. (The procedure...

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Circumcised or uncircumcised: does it affect sex?

Circumcision is a surgical procedure that removes the foreskin that covers and protects the head of an infant's penis. (The procedure...

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Symptoms that mimic a urinary tract infection

Symptoms that mimic a urinary tract infection

An irritated bladder accompanied me and my endometriosis all throughout my 20s, right after I became sexually active. When I...

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Symptoms that mimic a urinary tract infection

An irritated bladder accompanied me and my endometriosis all throughout my 20s, right after I became sexually active. When I...

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Unexpected (but totally normal) post-climax behaviors

Unexpected (but totally normal) post-climax behaviors

Unexpected things can happen after you have an orgasm, and research shows that a variety of strange post-climax " or...

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Unexpected (but totally normal) post-climax behaviors

Unexpected things can happen after you have an orgasm, and research shows that a variety of strange post-climax " or...

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Will you get lighter periods in your 30s?

Will you get lighter periods in your 30s?

One of the best things about being in your 30s is that the different parts of your life are finally...

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Will you get lighter periods in your 30s?

One of the best things about being in your 30s is that the different parts of your life are finally...

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Everything you need to know about lube

There's one thing that can instantly make sex feel better for women. Nope, not fantasizing about John Stamos (but probably...

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Everything you need to know about lube

There's one thing that can instantly make sex feel better for women. Nope, not fantasizing about John Stamos (but probably...

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Why you might want to have sex in the afternoon

Why you might want to have sex in the afternoon

While the evening might be the most common time of day to have sex, the afternoon is a fantastic window...

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Why you might want to have sex in the afternoon

While the evening might be the most common time of day to have sex, the afternoon is a fantastic window...

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Post-Sex Clean Up: What To Do After Sex

Post-Sex Clean Up: What To Do After Sex

In an ideal world, we'd be able to bask in the afterglow of sex for as long as we pleased...

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Post-Sex Clean Up: What To Do After Sex

In an ideal world, we'd be able to bask in the afterglow of sex for as long as we pleased...

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How to feng shui your bedroom for better sex

How to feng shui your bedroom for better sex

The ancient Chinese art of feng shui is all about creating a home environment that manifests balance, increased wealth, and...

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How to feng shui your bedroom for better sex

The ancient Chinese art of feng shui is all about creating a home environment that manifests balance, increased wealth, and...

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Vaginal Self Exam: A How to Guide

Vaginal Self Exam: A How to Guide

We've talked about the importance of keeping an eye on your vaginal discharge because it offers insight into your reproductive...

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Vaginal Self Exam: A How to Guide

We've talked about the importance of keeping an eye on your vaginal discharge because it offers insight into your reproductive...

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5 things you need to know about vaginismus

5 things you need to know about vaginismus

Sex can be fun, intimate, exciting, underwhelming, awkward, and, for some women, extremely painful " maybe even impossible. That's especially...

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5 things you need to know about vaginismus

Sex can be fun, intimate, exciting, underwhelming, awkward, and, for some women, extremely painful " maybe even impossible. That's especially...

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Will the full moon affect your period?

Will the full moon affect your period?

Whether you're a stickler for science or an enthusiast of woo-woo wellness (or a bit of both), it's hard to...

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Will the full moon affect your period?

Whether you're a stickler for science or an enthusiast of woo-woo wellness (or a bit of both), it's hard to...

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Is Cotton Underwear Good for UTI & Vaginal Issues?

Is Cotton Underwear Good for UTI & Vaginal Issues?

It's hard to get excited about cotton underwear: they're not particularly sexy, seem to stain easily, and can lose their...

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Is Cotton Underwear Good for UTI & Vaginal Issues?

It's hard to get excited about cotton underwear: they're not particularly sexy, seem to stain easily, and can lose their...

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Can IUDs Cause Inflammation?

Can IUDs Cause Inflammation?

There's no doubt about it: inflammation is getting a lot of buzz in the health industry. Articles on the topic...

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Can IUDs Cause Inflammation?

There's no doubt about it: inflammation is getting a lot of buzz in the health industry. Articles on the topic...

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Why your breasts hurt before your period

Why your breasts hurt before your period

Research shows that most women (approximately 70 percent) are familiar with the dull, throbbing, discomfort of breast tenderness before their...

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Why your breasts hurt before your period

Research shows that most women (approximately 70 percent) are familiar with the dull, throbbing, discomfort of breast tenderness before their...

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Can you orgasm in your sleep?

Can you orgasm in your sleep?

When we talk about "wet dreams" or nocturnal orgasms, most people think of awkward teenage boys and their first brush...

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Can you orgasm in your sleep?

When we talk about "wet dreams" or nocturnal orgasms, most people think of awkward teenage boys and their first brush...

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Vaginal art through the ages

Vaginal art through the ages

Flip through any art history textbook and you'll likely stumble across the vulva or vagina. Whether it's an ancient sculpture...

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Vaginal art through the ages

Flip through any art history textbook and you'll likely stumble across the vulva or vagina. Whether it's an ancient sculpture...

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The vajacial: a facial for your vagina

The vajacial: a facial for your vagina

Yes, you read that correctly. Vajacials, which are indeed facials for your vulva, are gaining popularity at spas and salons...

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The vajacial: a facial for your vagina

Yes, you read that correctly. Vajacials, which are indeed facials for your vulva, are gaining popularity at spas and salons...

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Itchy Nipples: What Do They Mean?

Itchy Nipples: What Do They Mean?

We don't usually spend too much time thinking about our nipples until they come out to play or feed. So...

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Itchy Nipples: What Do They Mean?

We don't usually spend too much time thinking about our nipples until they come out to play or feed. So...

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What's a Yoni Egg and How Does it Work?

What's a Yoni Egg and How Does it Work?

Could a semi-precious stone bring you better orgasms, increased bladder control, and a stronger core? Fans of yoni eggs think...

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What's a Yoni Egg and How Does it Work?

Could a semi-precious stone bring you better orgasms, increased bladder control, and a stronger core? Fans of yoni eggs think...

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How does shopping affect your health?

How does shopping affect your health?

We know how often you move and what you eat can certainly have an impact on how you feel. In...

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How does shopping affect your health?

We know how often you move and what you eat can certainly have an impact on how you feel. In...

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How does sugar affect your period?

How does sugar affect your period?

Sure, we should all "get enough sleep," "drink more water," and "not subsist on cake frosting alone," but when PMS...

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How does sugar affect your period?

Sure, we should all "get enough sleep," "drink more water," and "not subsist on cake frosting alone," but when PMS...

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Menstrual pain throughout history

Menstrual pain throughout history

When we look back on our brave female ancestors, it quickly becomes clear that many of these women did not...

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Menstrual pain throughout history

When we look back on our brave female ancestors, it quickly becomes clear that many of these women did not...

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The History of the Bra Explained

The History of the Bra Explained

Although certain historical accounts might suggest otherwise, the modern bra does not have one singular inventor. Instead, it evolved from...

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The History of the Bra Explained

Although certain historical accounts might suggest otherwise, the modern bra does not have one singular inventor. Instead, it evolved from...

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Can Too Much Sex Make Your Vagina Loose?

Can Too Much Sex Make Your Vagina Loose?

Of all the annoying myths about women's sexuality that have come and gone over the years (women just don't like...

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Can Too Much Sex Make Your Vagina Loose?

Of all the annoying myths about women's sexuality that have come and gone over the years (women just don't like...

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Which period products are safe to use with an IUD?

Which period products are safe to use with an IUD?

It's understandable to be concerned that anything you put in your vagina " from period products to sex toys "...

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Which period products are safe to use with an IUD?

It's understandable to be concerned that anything you put in your vagina " from period products to sex toys "...

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Can you still experience PMS on birth control?

Can you still experience PMS on birth control?

Days of cramps, bloating, mood swings, fatigue, and cravings "“ every single month. PMS symptoms are a pain, and it's...

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Can you still experience PMS on birth control?

Days of cramps, bloating, mood swings, fatigue, and cravings "“ every single month. PMS symptoms are a pain, and it's...

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Can birth control cause vaginal dryness?

Can birth control cause vaginal dryness?

When Alice*, 31, first went on the birth control pill YAZ, she noticed an immediate change in her body. "There...

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Can birth control cause vaginal dryness?

When Alice*, 31, first went on the birth control pill YAZ, she noticed an immediate change in her body. "There...

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What you need to know about orgasms

What you need to know about orgasms

I know a bit about orgasms, in that I know that I like them and that I prefer having them...

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What you need to know about orgasms

I know a bit about orgasms, in that I know that I like them and that I prefer having them...

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Should I be worried if my daughter's first period is early?

Should I be worried if my daughter's first period is early?

It's a fact that over the last few centuries the age of puberty onset has dropped significantly. But how early...

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Should I be worried if my daughter's first period is early?

It's a fact that over the last few centuries the age of puberty onset has dropped significantly. But how early...

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Where is The Female G Spot & How to Find It?

Where is The Female G Spot & How to Find It?

Like Bigfoot or the elusive nature of love, the G-spot is a mysterious beast. The erogenous zone located inside the...

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Where is The Female G Spot & How to Find It?

Like Bigfoot or the elusive nature of love, the G-spot is a mysterious beast. The erogenous zone located inside the...

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What Causes Itchy Vagina?

What Causes Itchy Vagina?

Of all the symptoms pointing to a disruption in your vaginal health, itching is probably the most common annoyance, and...

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What Causes Itchy Vagina?

Of all the symptoms pointing to a disruption in your vaginal health, itching is probably the most common annoyance, and...

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Is Laser Hair Removal Safe for Your Bikini Area?

Is Laser Hair Removal Safe for Your Bikini Area?

There's a lot you may not love about your pubic hair grooming routine: the razor bumps, the itchy regrowth phase,...

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Is Laser Hair Removal Safe for Your Bikini Area?

There's a lot you may not love about your pubic hair grooming routine: the razor bumps, the itchy regrowth phase,...

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Why do women prefer male bosses?

Why do women prefer male bosses?

Studies have shown that companies with more women in leadership positions yield bigger return on investments, such as increases in...

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Why do women prefer male bosses?

Studies have shown that companies with more women in leadership positions yield bigger return on investments, such as increases in...

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The Stigma Behind Female Masturbation

The Stigma Behind Female Masturbation

Women may not discuss masturbation as openly and often as men, but that doesn't mean they're not doing it. According...

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The Stigma Behind Female Masturbation

Women may not discuss masturbation as openly and often as men, but that doesn't mean they're not doing it. According...

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Why don't we take women's pain seriously?

Why don't we take women's pain seriously?

Most women take period pain as a given, but what if we didn't have to? 29 percent of women report...

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Why don't we take women's pain seriously?

Most women take period pain as a given, but what if we didn't have to? 29 percent of women report...

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Everything you need to know about anal sex

Everything you need to know about anal sex

Let's talk about anal. Yup, anal sex. Chances are, more people than you imagine are engaging in butt play, including...

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Everything you need to know about anal sex

Let's talk about anal. Yup, anal sex. Chances are, more people than you imagine are engaging in butt play, including...

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Who invented thongs?

Who invented thongs?

Sisqó may have been inspired to write an entire song about them, but he wasn't the first to love thongs....

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Who invented thongs?

Sisqó may have been inspired to write an entire song about them, but he wasn't the first to love thongs....

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Who invented the first tampon?

Who invented the first tampon?

The tampon has been around for millennia, but it hasn't always looked like the version we know today. While it's...

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Who invented the first tampon?

The tampon has been around for millennia, but it hasn't always looked like the version we know today. While it's...

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The history of equal sexual pleasure for women

The history of equal sexual pleasure for women

Remember the movie Blue Valentine with Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling? Initially, it was given a NC-17 rating, which is...

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The history of equal sexual pleasure for women

Remember the movie Blue Valentine with Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling? Initially, it was given a NC-17 rating, which is...

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Does Birth Control Affect Your Sex Drive & Sex Life?

Does Birth Control Affect Your Sex Drive & Sex Life?

Birth control pills revolutionized women's lives when they became available in the 1960s. Suddenly, women could control their reproductive destinies...

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Does Birth Control Affect Your Sex Drive & Sex Life?

Birth control pills revolutionized women's lives when they became available in the 1960s. Suddenly, women could control their reproductive destinies...

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Is your weight affecting your period?

Is your weight affecting your period?

When your period doesn't come "regularly" " every 21 to 35 days " it may become a personal annoyance, but...

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Is your weight affecting your period?

When your period doesn't come "regularly" " every 21 to 35 days " it may become a personal annoyance, but...

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What 7 women wish they knew before getting an IUD

What 7 women wish they knew before getting an IUD

Getting an IUD is a somewhat paradoxical experience. On the one hand: OUCH (and yes, the pain is really bad...

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What 7 women wish they knew before getting an IUD

Getting an IUD is a somewhat paradoxical experience. On the one hand: OUCH (and yes, the pain is really bad...

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6 things that happen when you stop having sex

6 things that happen when you stop having sex

Let's talk about sex, baby. Or rather, let's talk about not having sex. There are myriad health benefits to sex,...

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6 things that happen when you stop having sex

Let's talk about sex, baby. Or rather, let's talk about not having sex. There are myriad health benefits to sex,...

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How To Balance Your Vaginal pH: A Guide

How To Balance Your Vaginal pH: A Guide

At some point or another, we've all experienced it: your vagina just feels a bit off. You know things are...

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How To Balance Your Vaginal pH: A Guide

At some point or another, we've all experienced it: your vagina just feels a bit off. You know things are...

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What is a queef and what is the cause of it?

What is a queef and what is the cause of it?

Have you ever queefed? Bet you didn't think anyone was going to ask you that question today. Yes, you probably...

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What is a queef and what is the cause of it?

Have you ever queefed? Bet you didn't think anyone was going to ask you that question today. Yes, you probably...

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Why I left my full-time job to start a tampon company

Why I left my full-time job to start a tampon company

Editor's note: We get so many questions from our community about where the idea for LOLA came from, and how...

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Why I left my full-time job to start a tampon company

Editor's note: We get so many questions from our community about where the idea for LOLA came from, and how...

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How your uterus affects your sex life

How your uterus affects your sex life

Forget the tongue, the uterus is actually the most powerful muscle in the human body. After all, this amazing little...

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How your uterus affects your sex life

Forget the tongue, the uterus is actually the most powerful muscle in the human body. After all, this amazing little...

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7 Surprising Period Facts You Didn't Know

7 Surprising Period Facts You Didn't Know

From a young age, periods are a fact of life for most women. Since the average woman menstruates 456 times...

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7 Surprising Period Facts You Didn't Know

From a young age, periods are a fact of life for most women. Since the average woman menstruates 456 times...

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6 surprising reasons your hair is falling out

6 surprising reasons your hair is falling out

Think hair loss is a strictly male problem? Then I guess your shower drain looks pretty different from mine. Turns...

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6 surprising reasons your hair is falling out

Think hair loss is a strictly male problem? Then I guess your shower drain looks pretty different from mine. Turns...

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Heavy Period: Everything You Need to Know

Heavy Period: Everything You Need to Know

Consider this a TMI-free zone. We asked women's health and functional nutrition coach Nicole Jardim to give us the lowdown...

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Heavy Period: Everything You Need to Know

Consider this a TMI-free zone. We asked women's health and functional nutrition coach Nicole Jardim to give us the lowdown...

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Why do I have an upset stomach during my period?

Why do I have an upset stomach during my period?

Our periods can bring on a slew of not-so-great symptoms, like the mental and emotional side effects of PMS, that...

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Why do I have an upset stomach during my period?

Our periods can bring on a slew of not-so-great symptoms, like the mental and emotional side effects of PMS, that...

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Introducing LOLA gives back: helping homeless women across the US

Introducing LOLA gives back: helping homeless women across the US

For years, we didn't give our period very much thought: it was a monthly inconvenience to be dealt with. We...

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Introducing LOLA gives back: helping homeless women across the US

For years, we didn't give our period very much thought: it was a monthly inconvenience to be dealt with. We...

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How to Check Vaginal Discharge in Dirty Underwear

How to Check Vaginal Discharge in Dirty Underwear

On Amy Schumer's HBO special, the comedian announced one of her New Year's resolutions was to, "just once take off...

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How to Check Vaginal Discharge in Dirty Underwear

On Amy Schumer's HBO special, the comedian announced one of her New Year's resolutions was to, "just once take off...

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Does the Pullout Method Work? Sex Myth Solved

Does the Pullout Method Work? Sex Myth Solved

While the pill has been considered the go-to birth control choice for decades, there's a growing minority of women opting...

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Does the Pullout Method Work? Sex Myth Solved

While the pill has been considered the go-to birth control choice for decades, there's a growing minority of women opting...

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How Do IUDs Work?

How Do IUDs Work?

IUDs are one of the most popular forms of contraception available today. Maybe you've already taken the IUD plunge, or...

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How Do IUDs Work?

IUDs are one of the most popular forms of contraception available today. Maybe you've already taken the IUD plunge, or...

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Accepting asymmetry: how I learned to love my uneven breasts

Accepting asymmetry: how I learned to love my uneven breasts

I don't know if my breasts were always different sizes, but I'd like to think that I was a self-conscious...

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Accepting asymmetry: how I learned to love my uneven breasts

I don't know if my breasts were always different sizes, but I'd like to think that I was a self-conscious...

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Urinary tract infections 101: no such thing as TMI when it comes to UTIs

Urinary tract infections 101: no such thing as TMI when it comes to UTIs

My first week working at LOLA, I had a urinary tract infection (UTI). Lucky for me, I had just started...

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Urinary tract infections 101: no such thing as TMI when it comes to UTIs

My first week working at LOLA, I had a urinary tract infection (UTI). Lucky for me, I had just started...

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To dairy or not to dairy: an alternative milk guide

To dairy or not to dairy: an alternative milk guide

Maybe you're a total two percenter, or maybe you're dairy-free after your body said the gastrointestinal equivalent of, "Boy, bye."...

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To dairy or not to dairy: an alternative milk guide

Maybe you're a total two percenter, or maybe you're dairy-free after your body said the gastrointestinal equivalent of, "Boy, bye."...

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5 Natural Remedies for Period Pain

5 Natural Remedies for Period Pain

A whopping two-thirds of menstruating women experience period pain. Though many women turn to medications to soothe menstrual cramps, lifestyle...

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5 Natural Remedies for Period Pain

A whopping two-thirds of menstruating women experience period pain. Though many women turn to medications to soothe menstrual cramps, lifestyle...

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5 healthy habits: Lauren Schwab, Co-Founder of Negative Underwear

5 healthy habits: Lauren Schwab, Co-Founder of Negative Underwear

Being healthy isn't a quick or easy endeavor " we get it! We certainly don't have an unlimited budget for...

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5 healthy habits: Lauren Schwab, Co-Founder of Negative Underwear

Being healthy isn't a quick or easy endeavor " we get it! We certainly don't have an unlimited budget for...

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Do I Have to Take Birth Control At The Same Time Everyday?

Do I Have to Take Birth Control At The Same Time Everyday?

The pill is America's most popular form of contraception. In fact, four of five sexually active women have used an...

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Do I Have to Take Birth Control At The Same Time Everyday?

The pill is America's most popular form of contraception. In fact, four of five sexually active women have used an...

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8 tips & tricks to make this your easiest period ever

8 tips & tricks to make this your easiest period ever

It's probably no surprise that we love talking about our periods here at LOLA. We openly discuss the details of...

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8 tips & tricks to make this your easiest period ever

It's probably no surprise that we love talking about our periods here at LOLA. We openly discuss the details of...

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Husband of the year: the story of Earle Haas

Husband of the year: the story of Earle Haas

Fact: the modern-day tampon was invented by a man. His name was Earle Cleveland Haas and, unlike Mel Gibson, he...

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Husband of the year: the story of Earle Haas

Fact: the modern-day tampon was invented by a man. His name was Earle Cleveland Haas and, unlike Mel Gibson, he...

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Meet the LOLA Co-Founders

Meet the LOLA Co-Founders

We sat down with the our Co-Founders, Alex and Jordana, to get the scoop on what it really takes to...

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Meet the LOLA Co-Founders

We sat down with the our Co-Founders, Alex and Jordana, to get the scoop on what it really takes to...

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