menstruation

#Problematic: Instagram Hates Your Period Stains, Trevor Noah Faces Backlash & “Going Clear” Goes After Scientology

No matter what happened to you this week, you have a brand new Sufjan Stevens record to sonically guide you through the ephemeral waters of your mommy issues, mortality, and…

Chloe Stillwell | April 3, 2015 - 12:00 pm

This Menstrual Blood Instagram Is Bloody Great

One of the most interesting things about making the switch from tampons to the menstrual cup — as I did over two years ago — is how much better I…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 5, 2015 - 5:05 pm

Changes On Rehtaeh Parsons’ Wikipedia Page Are Being Traced To The Canadian Defence Department

Someone in the Canadian Defence Department has been editing Rehtaeh Parsons’ Wikipedia page to imply that Parsons’ father believed that she had had consensual sex with the two boys…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 10, 2015 - 5:30 pm

Get To Know The Women Of The #BlackLivesMatter Movement

Meet the women of the #BlackLivesMatter movement. [The Atlantic]
Is casual, everyday sexism making women sick? [The Guardian]
Islamaphobic bus ads in San Francisco have been “defaced”

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 27, 2015 - 6:30 pm

Help Homeless Women By Donating Pads & Tampons

A tough part of being homeless and female, besides the more obvious struggles of staying safe and fed, is how to handle your period. Al Jazeera America highlighted just how desperate that…

Claire Hannum | January 15, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Make Your Own Menstrual Mashup!

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 4, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Here’s Why You Have Sleep Problems During Your Period

Damn hormones, they fuck up everything! Turns out that you’re probably not sleeping well right before and just at the beginning of your period because both your estrogen and progesterone…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 30, 2014 - 9:30 am

Funny Girl Sex Guide: Some Reasons Your Period Might Be Late (Besides Pregnancy)

I’ve been having pregnancy scares since before I even started having sex. This is either a reflection of the quality of sex education in California during the early-‘90s or a…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 28, 2014 - 11:30 am

Goobers, Pollacks & Rainbow Kisses: Let’s Break The Silence On This Gross Period Stuff

Do you know how many times I’ve heard the phrase “dick cheese“? So many times. Countless times. “Period goobers”? Not so much. It’s time to change this, y’all.
Dudes…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | August 28, 2014 - 10:00 am

I Never Thought I’d Say This, But This Period Tracking App Is Actually Fun

This is a little weird to say, but I’ve come across an app that makes tracking your period kind of, um, fun! It’s called Clue, and I’m convinced its pretty…

Claire Hannum | August 1, 2014 - 4:30 pm

These Undies Were Made Specially For Your Period

Three forward-thinking women have put their heads together to create the ultimate in lingerie — pretty, stain-resistant underwear meant to help you survive your period without ruined clothes and embarrassing…

Claire Hannum | July 15, 2014 - 4:30 pm

Girl Regrets Faking Her Period In Hilarious Tampon Commercial

I have a distinct memory of being 12 years old and seeing one of my closest girl friends go off to huddle with another girl at school. “What were you…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 19, 2014 - 2:30 pm

What If Period Product Commercials Used Red Dye Instead Of Blue?

I don’t know about you, but my monthly period never comes out looking like the watery blue liquid seen in every tampon and maxi pad commercial. What if those ads actually used…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 7, 2014 - 4:00 pm

You Can Help This Actress Make A Movie About What Periods Are Really Like

Actress and filmmaker Kristine Gerolaga is sick of the way periods are portrayed in the media, so she set out to make a film of her own that challenges stereotypes…

Claire Hannum | March 20, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Congrats, You’re Not A Crazy Bitch: Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder Added To DSM-5

Well, you’re a crazy bitch for a reason, at least. The exxxtreme version of PMS, premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), has officially been recognized as a distinct mental disorder in the American Psychiatric…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 21, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Watch Girl Band Hand Job Academy Rap About “Owning Your Period” In Their Song “Shark Week”

I’m not sure why, but songs about menses are few and far between. I mean, for a good chunk of our lives, women bleed on a monthly basis — why aren’t more…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 17, 2013 - 2:40 pm

American Apparel’s “Period Power” Shirt Is Almost Too NSFW To Show You

But I will. After the jump. With ample warning that it is very NSFW. And bloody. So, you know, if you click onward, don’t blame me if you hate what you see.

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 7, 2013 - 1:48 pm

Why Is The Company That Brought Us “Camp Gyno” Telling Us to Be “Discreet” About Our Periods?

Ever since that Camp Gyno ad hit, my feeds have been gushing over with all kinds of happy, squishy Period Power. Look at that little whippersnapper! She said “vag.” And…

Claire Mysko | July 31, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Meet The Camp Gyno: The World’s Youngest Period Expert

HelloFlo, a service that delivers mail-order period care packages complete with tampons, pantyliners and chocolate, is marketing their service to younger set of menstruators with the creation of a Period…

Ami Angelowicz | July 30, 2013 - 2:00 pm

The Sordid Tale Of An Unaccounted For Tampon (In GIFs!)

Womanhood is a glorious, many-petaled flower. (Or something.) But there are some times when being a lady really sucks. Like, say, when you know you put a tampon in the…

Jessica Wakeman | July 23, 2013 - 1:00 pm