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The scientific explanation behind menstruation is a well-known fact to anyone who studied 8th grade biology. But, every culture and every religion have their own mythological explanations for the phenomenon. Most of these beliefs are fascinating, giving us a peek into how different cultures view menstruation, and some are quite intriguing! Here is a list of six cultures across continents, and their beliefs on menstruation Aboriginal Australians The natives of Australia believe in the “rainbow snake”, which is the spirit behind tides, lunar phenomena, menstruation and other such seasonal periodicities. The observation that human females ovulate over a 29.5 day...

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We’ve heard it all. “Don’t wash your hair when you’re on your period, it’ll lower your fertility!” “Don’t talk to boys on your periods, it is dangerous!” These myths seem absolutely ridiculous, and yet, they spread from mouth to ear like wildfire! Why are people so quick to believe these groundless myths? The answer lies in the stigma attached to menstruation. Very often, our questions about periods are shushed by adults. Hence, we don’t know what to believe, and fall prey to these myths easily. Fear not! We’re here to dispel these myths and to separate fact from fiction. Here...

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Getting healthier doesn’t have to necessarily be difficult. Sometimes making the smallest changes can have the biggest impact on our bodies. In our ongoing efforts to make periods more comfortable for women, we’ve yet again collaborated with Dr. Janvi Chitalia, a Fitness Nutritionist and a Weight Management Consultant from University of Chester, U.K, to share some food practices that will help to make your days of PMS  a whole lot easier!Here are six foods you can include in your diet to make your days of PMS easier! Pumpkin seeds - Pumpkin seeds are rich in a number of nutrients, such...

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On the launch of our website, we thought we'd let everyone know what The Pink Box is, and why it is named so. In a nutshell, The Pink Box is a subscription service for all your menstruation essentials, coupled with a curated set of add-ons to make your period happier and more comfortable. We send goodies that help perk you up during those dull moments, satisfy food cravings (in a healthy way!) during periods, and de-stress your mind and body. A question we are often asked is, “Why the pink box?” With this, people usually mean to ask one of...

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Last week, I was sitting in my office when the girl next to me whispered something. I didn’t understand a word. However, in a second, I realized exactly what she wanted to say, and why she was being secretive about it. She wanted to know if I have a spare sanitary napkin. The thing is, even though I didn’t get why she was whispering at a volume below my ability to hear, I knew exactly why girls did that, especially when male colleagues were around. Anyway, I said yes, and she said that she might need it later in the...

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