Periods on the Pill: Can Chica Still Help Me if I Don’t Bleed?

A question has been coming up for us a lot lately, especially when we introduce someone new to Chica: can this still work for me if I’m on hormonal birth control and no longer have a period? The short answer is yes. The longer answer, however, requires a better understanding of how hormonal contraceptives (the … Read more Periods on the Pill: Can Chica Still Help Me if I Don’t Bleed?

Ways to Improve Your Period Before It Begins

Difficult periods are exhausting, and when you find yourself curled up in a ball for the hundredth month in a row, you may wonder – what can I do ahead of my period to stop this vicious cycle? Some factors, such as fibroids, endometriosis, and ovarian cysts, may need assistance from a doctor or practitioner … Read more Ways to Improve Your Period Before It Begins

Your Menstrual Cycle is More Than Just a Period

Many of us think of the bleeding ‘time of the month’ when we refer to the menstrual cycle. However, this stage only represents a few days of our menstrual cycle and, as the name hints, our menstrual cycle is a repetitive flow for fertile bleeding bodies that includes three other phases in addition to the … Read more Your Menstrual Cycle is More Than Just a Period

Respecting the Hormonal Side of Mental Health

Please note that we talk about mental health in this letter. Read it when you’re ready. In the meantime, know that we love you. Cassidy: Dear Higher Self, If I am honest, this week was fucking hard. I don’t feel as though I’ve earned the right to say that, because there was nothing in particular … Read more Respecting the Hormonal Side of Mental Health

A Happy Reading on Happy Bleeding

Welcome to Shark Week Chicas! You know how we’re always blabbing about destigmatizing periods? Wondering when that is gonna happen? This week, we’re getting dirty. Let’s talk about blood blood blood—it’s time for BATTLE. (A content warning for those of you that might find this topic uncomfortable. But we encourage you to read on for … Read more A Happy Reading on Happy Bleeding

Is Your Vagina in Your Self-Care Routine?

Welcome back, Chicas! This week, we’re talking vagina health, and how we maintain ours. Do you have a self-care routine for your vagina? Cassidy: To My Fellow Genital Genius, Before we even get started here, I’d like to point out how weird that address is. But it’s funny as hell. It is also the title … Read more Is Your Vagina in Your Self-Care Routine?