2020 Resolutions from the Stix Founders
As two women with a deep love of lists and plans, Cynthia and I are welcoming 2020 with open arms. There’s just something special about a blank slate (even if it’s an arbitrary date on a calendar) for resolutions...
'Tis the Season for Conception? A Look Into Baby-Making Szn
December is statistically proven as the most popular time that Americans get pregnant. We’re here to dive deep into trends around conception and the calendar.
How to Deal with the 4 Most Stressful Holiday Moments
The holidays aren't always as relaxing as they're cut out to be. Our team here at Stix pulled together our most frustrating holiday moments, as well as some ideas for how to cope with them. Read on so you can enjoy your pumpkin pie in peace this year!
What’s The Deal With Ovulation Tests, Anyway?
Trying to conceive? Here are 6 steps to make it easier.
The Definitive Guide to Pregnancy Tests
There Was a Problem With Pregnancy Tests. Here's How We're Fixing it.
Stix is a female-founded startup pregnancy test startup. We’re on a mission to make pregnancy tests accessible and empowering. We want to take a bit to reflect on why we’re here and why this problem is so important to us.
How to Support a Friend Who Has a Miscarriage
7 Tips for Having Great (and Safe) Sex in College
‘Tis the season when 18-year-olds head off to college for the first time. If you’re one of those young adults or someone you know is, read on!
Why Herpes is really NBD
How To Find the Birth Control that Works Best For You
While we hear people preaching safe sex constantly, it’s less common to hear the reality that practicing safe sex isn’t so simple after all. Why? Finding your perfect form of birth control right away is unrealistic and can be a long, drawn out process.
Elyse took a Stix Pregnancy Test. Here's what she thought.
A Round Up of Cringeworthy Pregnancy Test Stories
I don’t know about you, but I despise buying pregnancy tests at the drugstore. From the high prices to the unnecessarily confusing instructions to the anxiety of running into someone at the checkout, it’s not a pleasant experience.
3 Things to do When Your Period Is Late
Sometimes, the only thing worse than getting your period is not getting your period. Every woman can relate to being late and immediately thinking they were pregnant (hello, drama). Whether you’re trying to get pregnant or not, missing a period is without a doubt an emotional experience and we’re here to help you stay calm, cool, and collected during this turbulent time.
6 Things to Know Before You Take a Pregnancy Test
From when to take a pregnancy test to how to take a pregnancy test, it can all feel a little overwhelming and confusing. While at-home tests are over 99% accurate and easy to read, they can still be a confusing experience that you don’t want to mess up. Here are the tips and tricks we’ve gotten from gynecologists about pregnancy testing.
How to Incorporate Self Care into your Sex Life
Self care is very trendy these days, and we’re into it. There’s a lot out there on how to make self care a part of your daily routine (what’s up, essential oils), but how about incorporating self care into your sex life?
We talked with a handful of our customers to learn what helps them take care of themselves in bed. Here’s what we learned.
How Early Can You Take a Pregnancy Test?
Buying a pregnancy test can be confusing, because every brand boasts some type of early-detection. But what does early-detection mean? And how early can you tell if you’re pregnant? Early-detection is a term used to describe a pregnancy test that is extremely sensitive to levels of hCG (the pregnancy hormone). Early-detection tests can actually detect pregnancy before your period is due!
How to Support Friends Struggling to Conceive
In the age of Instagram, it’s easy to scroll through your feed and see endless baby announcements and sweet first birthday photoshoots. What you don’t see are posts from friends who are struggling to conceive, seeing one negative pregnancy test after the other. In fact, about ten percent of women struggle to conceive. This means that someone you love is going through it.