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The Best Ad-Free Period Tracker

The Best Ad-Free Period Tracker

Most period tracking apps do the bare minimum, keeping a paywall between you and the “premium” version–not with Orchyd. The Orchyd app is completely ad-free and never sells your data. We partnered with a team of OB/GYNs to help design an app that truly considers your entire cycle.
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Can Your Period Sync with the Moon?

Can Your Period Sync with the Moon?

The moon is powerful enough to create tides, but does it extend to influencing your period? Many people believe that their period syncs with the moon, but studies have shown that there is actually no correlation. So what makes it feel otherwise?
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The IUD Spectrum

The IUD Spectrum

An easy birth control option is a necessity, and an IUD is a method that many people opt for. But with so many options to choose from, it can be difficult to gauge which one is right for you. Let’s break it down...
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How to Actually Avoid Tampon Leaks

How to Actually Avoid Tampon Leaks

Leakage happens to everyone. You think you’ll remember to change your period product, but a busy schedule leads to stained jeans. The SafeFlow™ feature in the Orchyd app offers customizable alerts, reminding you to change your product, saving one pair of jeans at a time.
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Maintaining Gender Euphoria While Menstruating

Maintaining Gender Euphoria While Menstruating

Being trans and nonbinary on your period can be difficult to navigate. Maintaining gender presentation is hard when your body is actively working against how you feel. But there are ways to maintain gender euphoria while on your period; you just have to find the right methods.
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Top 4 Podcasts On Menstrual Health

Top 4 Podcasts On Menstrual Health

Menstrual health is one of those topics that hasn’t gotten enough attention, and podcasting has given it new light. There are a surprising wealth of podcasts out there about menstrual health from experts and general menstruators alike.
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Menstrual Equity 101

Menstrual Equity 101

With period products considered a “luxury” and not a “right,” many people cannot afford menstrual products, leading to dangerous and unsanitary methods of making it through their periods. This has become a political, social, and gender equality issue, with lawmakers being called upon to remove the Tampon Tax and make menstrual products widely available for free.
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Erogenous Zones to Keep a Eye On

Erogenous Zones to Keep a Eye On

Sex isn’t just about penetration and oral stimulation. It also includes all the foreplay that makes the climax even bigger and better! If you and your partner want to spice things up in the bedroom and celebrate each other’s bodies, try focusing on these erogenous zones that are sure to get a reaction.
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Getting Period Blood Out of Anything

Getting Period Blood Out of Anything

We’ve all been there. Your period comes unexpectedly, and then suddenly, your favorite pair of jeans has a huge red stain. Thankfully, there are plenty of options out there to help tackle those annoying period bloodstains.
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Great Guides for Parents of Queer Children

Great Guides for Parents of Queer Children

Being the parent of a child who is queer requires personal education to help protect, support, and understand your child. Thankfully, other parents have created resources that you can pull from to help.
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How Does Caffeine Affect Your Period?

How Does Caffeine Affect Your Period?

We all hope that caffeine is somehow good for us, but for menstruating people, it actually might be. A 1999 study observed that high caffeine intake shortened the length of people’s periods, but that doesn’t mean we should all start gulping down pots of coffee on our periods.
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Keeping Your Favorite Products With You

Keeping Your Favorite Products With You

Everyone has their favorite period product, and everyone’s had that experience; you start your period, and all you have is that gross, old tampon that’s been sitting at the bottom of your bag for months. With the Orchyd Period Smart Case, you’ll never have to worry again.
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