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5 Tips For Playing Sports On Your Period

The short answer to whether you can play sports in your period is: Yes! In fact, if you suffer from painful menstrual cramps, exercise may help reduce your pain. But participating in sports while on your period is an added challenge. Your period may come with bloating, cramps, and low energy.  However, exercising on your…

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What Is PMS?

Premenstrual syndrome, or PMS, is a very common condition that a lot of Control users experience every single month. While the cause isn’t fully understood, it’s likely due to fluctuating hormones and can really throw you for a loop! In today’s blog post we’ll be sharing helpful information on PMS, including signs and symptoms of…

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Does Eating Soy Affect Your Hormones?

You’ve probably heard the rumors about soy: that it has plant-based estrogen that prevents (or causes) breast cancer and interferes with menopause. We’re diving into the research to let you know how the type of estrogen found in soy affects your body in order to dispel misconceptions and help you better understand your body. In…

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Birth Control 101

Women use birth control for many different reasons. Some are looking to reduce period pain, others to help with acne, and many are seeking a reliable way to prevent pregnancy. In today’s blog, we’ll be giving you a crash course on types of birth control, so you can have a better idea of what might…

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5 Alternatives to Tampons

Many women have been using tampons or pads their entire life because we’re taught to believe that’s our only option. Tampons are one of the more common period products women use, but many women are now looking for alternative options. Some are looking for something more eco-friendly than disposable tampons. Others have totaled up the…

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Period Blood Clots – Are They Normal?

It can be really surprising — and disconcerting — to see a big glob of blood come out of your body during your period. If this has happened to you, know that period clots are a completely normal part of menstruation — just like occasional painful menstrual cramps! As with most things pertaining to your…

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How To Prepare For Your Daughter’s First Visit To The Gynecologist

Your daughter’s first visit to the gynecologist is a rite of passage! And it’s also a potentially stressful event for both of you. After all, a sweet sixteen party is a way more fun coming-of-age event than sitting in a doctor’s office in a paper gown waiting to talk about your reproductive system. You may…

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Why Is My Period Irregular?

Periods can seem like strange, mysterious things. But here on the Control blog, we’re working to demystify the periods by starting conversations! Whether we’re talking about treatment for period pain, the best period tracker apps, or just commiserating about how terrible extreme period pain is, we promise to try to make things as clear as…

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Five Apps To Help Track Your Period

While you can track your period on your phone’s calendar or even on a paper calendar, there are so many more high-tech options for predicting your period. It’s especially great for those who have PMS pain or severe menstrual pain, as you can log and track your symptoms. Tracking symptoms can help you figure out…

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How Menthol Helps Relieve Pain

Topical pain creams, like Control, allow you to get relief right where you need it! Unlike a pill or other oral medication, topical pain cream is applied directly to where you’re feeling pain — like period cramps. Control is a type of pain relief cream specifically designed to relieve menstrual pain, unlike other pain relief…

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