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Make Your Own Menstrual Mashup!

"Girls on their periods be like..."

I got my first period when I was 12, right before I turned 13. I, of course, felt like I was the last one. My friends Annie and Sarah both got their periods before me and, I swear, it bonded them in a way that made me insanely jealous. I wanted blood to flow out of my vagina too! I wanted Wil Wheaton to respond to my fan mail and I wanted to be a woman, dammit. Then my period arrived and, wouldn’t ya know, it was decided less glamorous than I had thought. Wearing a pad (my hippie mom was never down with tampons, so I had to discover those on my own a few years later) felt like a diaper and looked like one too underneath the leotard I wore to my dance classes. As an adult I’m lucky to have really, really mild cramps, but HOLYMOTHEROFCHRIST, as a teenager, every month it felt like someone was digging out my uterus with a spoon. And, gather round y’all and joins hands, because I would like for us to take a moment to remember all of the panties — so. many. panties. — that have been lost to our menstrual cycles. Hell, I’ve lost a few pairs of pants too. And a shirt once. Don’t ask. Keep reading »

Morning Quickies: Kotex Recalls Tampons Over Bacterial Contamination

Vodka-Soaked Tampons?
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Your First Period
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  • About 1,400 boxes of Kotex tampons have been recalled by Kimberly-Clark because the plastic applicator may be contaminated with bacteria. The recalled Kotex tampons are Kotex Natural Balance Security Unscented Tampons Regular Absorbency and were sold to Walmart, Fry’s and Smith’s stores in eight states. You can read more specific info about the recalls here. [MSNBC]
  • Some guy in China is trying to make panda poop tea a “thing.” [Gothamist]
  • Tinker Bell — yes, the Disney character — is the next celeb to get her own makeup line. Target in the U.S. and Boots in the U.K. will both sell fairy-themed beauty products through the beauty brand, Pixi. [Racked] Keep reading »

Bleed All Over This: Patricia Field Designs A Maxi Pad


“Can I ask you a question? Who designed your maxi pad?”

Patricia Field for Kotex.”

Fabulous, dah-ling!”

OK, just kidding. This is a conversation that will not actually happen. Patricia Field has leant her name to Kotex, but only to cases that carry feminine hygiene products in and this trippy maxi pad won’t actually be produced. (Besides, she’s a tampon fan anyway.)

Patricia will, however, mentor young designers who want to “ban the bland” and funkify a maxi pad for a Kotex contest. She told Fashionista, “I would put a design element to anything because I don’t want anything around me that’s ugly and boring. Period. Anything I can make beautiful I’ll make beautiful.” Pun, I’m assuming, not intended. [U By Kotex via Fashionista] Keep reading »

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Kim Kardashian’s First Period

In a feat of alliteration, Kris, Khloe and Kim Kardashian are now shilling for Kotex! In a video posted on Khloe’s blog, the telegenic fam feigns interest in boxes of Kotex tampons that just happen to be lying around their kitchen counters. “They like to empower women and get a dialogue going!” says Mom Kris Jenner. Then we hear all about the very special moments when each Kardashian became a woman …

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You Can’t Say That On Television: Networks Nix The V-Word In Tampon Ads

Earlier this week Kotex released sassy new commercials advertising its pads and tampons — but advertising agency JWT butted heads with three broadcast TV stations that wouldn’t let them say a very naughty, shameful word.

Yes, even though your grandma has seen “The Vagina Monologues,” when it comes to your secret special lady place, TV prefers feminine hygiene commercials use a cutesy euphemism like “down there” instead of saying “vagina.” (And two networks weren’t keen to air an ad referring to a lady’s “down there,” either.) Keep reading »

Your Beaver Is Your Best Friend

Check out this awesome, controversial Australian ad for Kotex U, in which a woman takes her pet beaver to the beach. (Her beaver! Get it?) The product website bills itself as a “place that takes the ‘oo’ out of the vagina taboo,” and reports 94 percent of Australian women have a nickname for their cooters. Watch the lady and her beaver hang out, see what happens when a beaver has to decide between period panties and a thong, and find out how many people it takes to turn a beaver into a girl’s best friend. [AdAge] Keep reading »

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