I’m delighted to greet you in the latest edition of Lali’s Newsletter! This time, I’ll take you on a mesmerizing journey of menstruation through time. We will explore its evolution and the cultural significance this natural process has held throughout the centuries.

Ancient Beliefs and Superstitions:

In ancient times, menstruation was surrounded by myths, superstitions, and mystery. Different cultures believed that menstruating individuals possessed mystical powers or were somehow tainted during their monthly bleeding. In some societies, menstruation was considered sacred and a life-giving force, while in others, it was seen as impurity.

Let’s take a look at some ideas that the greatest thinkers of their time had about menstruation:

  • Philosopher Plato wrote that the “womb wandered in all directions.” He saw it as a living being that roamed freely within a woman’s body, constantly seeking children. Sometimes, the womb would travel all the way to a woman’s throat and become very angry and lonely if it couldn’t find a child.

  • Hippocrates – yes, the father of medicine – proposed that the womb was, in fact, the source of women’s emotions. If a woman had the misfortune of having an irritable and temperamental womb, it manifested as a condition called “hysteria.”

  • What about Ptolemy, the inventor of maps? Well, let’s just say he believed that the deepest desire of a human was immortality. And ultimate enlightenment could only be achieved by consuming ambrosia. And what was ambrosia? You guessed it – menstrual blood!

Influence on Medicine and Science:

As time passed, a more modern understanding of the menstrual cycle began to emerge. Unfortunately, in the Middle Ages, menstruation was closely linked to the idea of “female hysteria,” leading to bizarre medical treatments for its supposed cure. It wasn’t until the 19th and 20th centuries that medical science started to investigate the hormonal and physiological aspects of menstruation.

Changing Perspectives in the Modern Era:

The 20th century marked a turning point in how menstruation was perceived. Feminist movements played a crucial role in breaking the stigma surrounding menstruation. For the first time, menstruation became an open topic of discussion, leading to improvements in menstrual hygiene products and overall awareness.

What About Today?

In recent years, there has been a movement towards a more positive perception of menstruation. Advocates are working to normalize menstruation, encourage open conversations, and challenge outdated stereotypes and taboos.

The goal is to create a world where individuals can embrace their menstruation without shame or discomfort. As we reflect on the journey of menstruation through time, it becomes clear how far we’ve come in understanding and accepting this natural phenomenon.

It also becomes evident that, despite the progress, there is still much work to be done in raising awareness on this topic. I believe that, together, we can make it happen! ????

Thank you for being a part of our community. Together, we can continue to break down barriers and foster an open and accepting conversation about menstruation.

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) doesn’t stand a chance against our delicious PMS Pudding!

Today, we’ll unravel the mysteries of PMS and discover some delicious foods that can make your monthly journey a little easier.

Plus, we have an exciting announcement: we created of our very own PMS Pudding and would love to share it with you!

But before we dig into that, let’s understand what PMS is all about.

What’s the Deal with PMS?

PMS, or Premenstrual Syndrome, is a natural phase that many experience in the days leading up to their menstrual cycle.

It often brings a mix of physical, emotional, and psychological symptoms that can sometimes throw us off balance.

But fret not! The good news is that there are ways to make this time of the month a bit more enjoyable, starting with our diet.

Food Allies for an Easier Ride

Believe it or not, certain foods can lend a helping hand in alleviating PMS symptoms. Here are a few tasty options to incorporate into your diet:

Bananas: They are rich in potassium, which can help reduce bloating and regulate your mood swings. A ripe banana is not only delicious but also a natural mood booster!

Oats: Known for their high fiber content, they can aid digestion and keep you feeling fuller for longer. Additionally, they contain essential minerals like magnesium and zinc that can help ease cramps.

Chia Seeds: They are packed with omega-3 fatty acids and can help reduce inflammation and bloating. They are also a great source of fiber and can keep your digestive system in top shape.

Dark Chocolate: Indulging in some dark chocolate can work wonders for your mood. It contains compounds that increase serotonin levels, known as the “happy hormone,” which can combat those occasional feelings of irritability.

Remember, incorporating these foods into your diet is not a magical cure-all, but it can certainly make a positive difference during PMS.

Introducing: PMS Pudding!

Now for the grand announcement, you’ve been waiting for!

We are thrilled to introduce our very own creation: PMS Pudding!

Made with nutritious ingredients such as ripe bananas, soothing oats, and chia seeds, this pudding is a delicious and wholesome way to tackle those PMS blues.

To help you whip up your own batch of PMS Pudding, we have prepared a step-by-step tutorial just for you.

Do check it out down below: We hope this recipe brings a smile to your face and adds a dash of sweetness to your PMS experience.
That’s it from Lali team fort his week. We hope you enjoyed this exciting mix of PMS knowledge and delicious food inspiration. 🙂

Could “those” days of the month be more environmentally friendly?

This is the title of the story that was given to Mateja’s article for the 5-week challenge for the Earth at Sensa media. 🙂

Their article also contains some period facts that will shock you (eg: one pad includes about the same amount of plastic as 4 plastic bags), you can read it here: ARTICLE

But wait, there is more! 😛 Last week, 2 nice members of the Sensa team visited us, brought a huge light + a fancy camera and that’s how the video below was created.

Menstruation is a normal part of life, but unfortunately, many menstrual products have a significant impact on the planet.

From a young age, we are taught about disposable pads and tampons, which are convenient because we can simply dispose of them after use. However, this is also the problem; we should be thinking about what happens to them after we dispose of them. Disposable pads and tampons take 500-800 years to decompose and are equivalent to four plastic bags in terms of their environmental impact.

That is why in the video Mateja talks about her vision for a more eco-friendly future as well as presents all of the period alternatives from menstrual cups to period panties that just might be one of the steps towards a better future. 🙂

Period talk on alkimija besed

I have some fantastic news to share with you today about our very own Mateja, the founder of LaliCup.

She recently appeared on a popular podcast called “Alkimija besed with Flora Ema” to talk about periods, menstrual cups and dispel some common myths about them.


On the podcast, Mateja dishes out some serious wisdom about why period is still taboo, about the usage of menstrual cups and debunks some common myths surrounding this dreaded topic.

She’s also giving out some top-secret tips and tricks on how to use a menstrual cup like a pro. Trust us, you won’t want to miss out on these gems of advice! 🙂
 
So, if you’re curious about menstrual cups, or if you’re already a fan of LaliCup and want to hear from the boss herself, then head on over to the “Alkimijabesed with Flora Ema” podcast.

P.S. Pstt, don’t forget to listen until the very end for your chance to win a free LaliCup.

Mateja from LaliCup talking about periods, menstrual cups and dispeling some common myths about them.

Aren’t unexpected leaks and stained bedsheets reserved for teenagers? If only… Our cycle’s length and intensity vary throughout our lives, so it’s no surprise that leaks are something many of us experience in adulthood as well.

Prevent Period Leaks period  panties

 

Why it happens?

  • heavy flow is more difficult to control and more likely to cause leaking.
  • You might not have found the right product or a combination of products for your flow.
  • If it is happening during the night, it could all come down to your sleeping position.

Prevent Period Leaks period cup

So, what are my options? 



Explore new products
There’s a chance you simply haven’t found the best solution for yourself. You might feel more at ease using something that collects your blood before it leaves your body, such as a menstrual cupPeriod pads or period underwear are another alternative menstrual protection.
 
Double up on protection
Another option is to stock up on period products on heavier days. Wearing period underwear with your menstrual cup is an option, as is adding a washable pad to your already absorbent undies.

Alter your sleeping position.
Many of us discover that leaks are more likely to happen during the night, so experimenting with a new sleeping position could be the simple fix you need to save your favorite bedding. Period cups with large capacities like LaliCup model XL and bigger pads are available in our store to assist you during the night.


Do you want to know what to do if blood stains persist despite following all of the above recommendations? Do check us out in our next newsletter, as I’ll reveal a couple of tricks.