Dare to talk about the “Itch”

I’m always on a lookout for something avant-garde so I can shake up this world.

I didn’t realize I would find these two ladies: Olivia and Chantal.

olivia  chantel

They are the inventors of 2lip.

These ladies are passionate about their work and their mission.

I find it truly inspirational that they turned their “lightbulb” moments into entrepreneurship.

Such a risk yet a powerful message that we cannot be silent anymore with things that matter to ALL women.

So, let’s dare to talk about the “itch.”

Here’s what they have to say.


Why 2lip?

by Olivia, Chantal and Lynda Trudel, Inventors and Founders of 2lip.ca

Because of our past, present and futures, knowing that the average woman has a period that spans approximately 38 years every 21 days, this is a major topic for discussion!


Which is what it led to, my daughters and I, only to find out that now my eldest daughter (the mother of 2 girls) is beginning to worry about the same issues as we did.  To me this had been on ongoing issue for 3 generations, something as simple yet as important as how to safely and effectively show her daughters how to care for their vaginas.

I had never stopped to think about my daughters going through the same issues as I did, assuming that all these new products out in the marketplace had made life simpler for them, when in fact, nothing has changed but the addition of perfumes and designs to women’s hygiene products.

Let’s break the cycle of being quiet and take control of our own bodies.  This is not a taboo subject, but of great importance in the daily lives of billions of women.  Women from teenagers to seniors should have that choice to feel confident, fresh and ready to take on anything without having to worry about some odor, discomfort, pain or itchiness.  This is a sensitive yet sensual part of the body that should be respected, cared for and kept as healthy as possible.  We are standing up against the shame and ridicule that women face every day.  People of the world should not forget that women create with our vaginas.

With our minds working overtime, the question continually came up of “why hadn’t anyone else thought of this”?  A life changing, confidence instilled, small soft, comfortable silicone cup to hold the fresh water with the ability to cleanse, refresh or soothe the vagina.  No squirt bottles or wipes to smear.  It can be used anywhere and anytime.


Comments (19)

  1. Jeri - Reply

    June 11, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    How fantastic and a much-needed product. I love the play on words with the title as well. Very clever. I’m off to take a look at 2lip’s website now.

    • Mahal Hudson - Reply

      June 11, 2015 at 8:42 pm

      Thanks Jeri! It was an interesting product and how the intention laid for women….its not a hush anymore.

  2. Jacqueline Gum - Reply

    June 11, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    Terrific product! About time someone spoke about this, using thier “outside voice.” Best of luck:)

    • Mahal Hudson - Reply

      June 11, 2015 at 8:44 pm

      You are right Jacqueline, it’s about time!

      And I like your term – “outside voice” it has avant-garde all over it.

  3. Lynda Trudel - Reply

    June 11, 2015 at 10:29 am

    Hi Ladies, I would like to introduce myself if you haven’t seen our web site. I am also one of the inventors of this amazing product. I am the 50 year old grandmother that wishes I had this simple yet empowering little silicone cup in my life as a teenager. I didn’t have the privilege of open discussions in our household even though there were 4 girls in our family. It was just assumed that the school health and sex education classes would enlighten us. Now that we know what “assume” stands for, this was definitely the case here. So what better way to help the next generation of young women break this cycle then to introduce the 2lip cup that will break the barriers and open doors to discussing such an important issue. When they feel the clean and fresh from their 2lip cup, they will thank their parent/friend for introducing them to this.

    • Mahal Hudson - Reply

      June 11, 2015 at 8:47 pm

      Hi Lynda! It’s great to meet you. Olivia and Chantal had an amazing energy and drawn me to feature this product but more than that it was the message that all of you made – the impact for all women. Great job!

  4. Sabrina Q. - Reply

    June 10, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    This is great! I total agree! It is amazing that with all women do talk about, this topic is usually off limits. I have to whisper it to my daughter when talking to her about it, because she doesn’t want my son or husband to know. What! 1. They don’t care and 2. They don’t want to know. So, why do we have to be so hush hush about it? I have no idea. My mom and I weren’t this way. I had a mom who would tell it like it is so I didn’t have this issue at all. Thanks for sharing these inspiring ladies.

    • Mahal Hudson - Reply

      June 11, 2015 at 1:24 am

      Great points Sabrina!
      Your Mother seems to be an exceptional person and how it created impact to your motherhood too.

  5. Pamela Chollet - Reply

    June 10, 2015 at 11:06 am

    I’m smiling because I was thrown when I read, “the itch”. I thought the product sort of a vagina “back scratcher”! ” I think it’s a great idea and I could see it being part of a Sex Education class in the schools. It would prevent many young girls from experiencing some very embarrassing moments.

    • Mahal Hudson - Reply

      June 11, 2015 at 1:22 am

      Thanks Pamela for dropping by. I love your comment “vagina back scratcher” – really cool!

      I like that you pointed out the importance of this tool in Sex Education and truly the importance of this routine as educational and empowering at the same time.

  6. Patricia Weber - Reply

    June 10, 2015 at 9:54 am

    Mahal I wonder how many of us might have had that “haha” moment and not acted on it? Congrats to these ladies Olivia and Chantal for thinking big and bring their best selves to the idea. Thank you for sharing this inspiring entrepreneurial story.

    • Mahal Hudson - Reply

      June 11, 2015 at 1:20 am

      Thank you Patricia! And I appreciate your vote of confidence and encouragement.

      I agree with you, great ideas comes from those “aha” moments and surely Olivia and Chantal took the risk from that opportunity. This is what I like about this featured blog, it demonstrated learning of entrepreneurialism.

  7. Erica - Reply

    June 10, 2015 at 9:32 am

    I think it is nice when people create for the future with their children in mind. I’m sure they have the best of intentions for their families.

    • Mahal Hudson - Reply

      June 11, 2015 at 1:17 am

      It was a great example of a “light bulb” moment Erica, right! Thanks for dropping by.

  8. Rose M Griffith - Reply

    June 10, 2015 at 6:46 am

    You are right about the subject no longer needing to be taboo–it is a natural part of life.

    • Mahal Hudson - Reply

      June 11, 2015 at 1:16 am

      Love it! No longer should be a taboo!

  9. Phoenicia - Reply

    June 9, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    What a great invention!

    There is a specific product range for women. I think it is called Femicare or similar. It has a soap, wipes and spray.

    As written, women have faced an element of embarrassment when having their menstrual cycle. I remember sneaking my bag out of the classroom when going to the WC, so others did not notice I was on my period.

    • Mahal Hudson - Reply

      June 9, 2015 at 10:37 pm

      Thank you Phoenicia for your comment. This is an interesting product and a conversation.

    • Lynda - Reply

      June 11, 2015 at 10:38 am

      Hi Phoenicia, We at 2lip want to thank you for the comment. One more topic that we enjoy discussing is the fact that the 2lip cup works with fresh water which doesn’t cause any problems with our ph level such as wipes and soaps that can cause that itch. Also, we are proud of our product because it is eco-friendly and re-usable without damaging and creating further waste to the earth.

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