Posts tagged "menstruation"

Don’t Panic! 7 Reasons Your Period Might Be Late (Besides Pregnancy)

For the last week or so, I’ve been somewhat convinced that I’m pregnant. For the most part, this belief was paranoid, but also not entirely outside the realm of possibility.

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 25, 2013 - 11:00 am

6 Kinda Embarrassing Questions You’re Too Afraid To Ask Your Doctor — Answered!

Your annual visit to the lady doctor isn’t necessarily the most pleasant way to spend an afternoon. Between the poking, prodding and your casual evasion of pointed questions like “How…

Megan Reynolds | March 18, 2013 - 12:00 pm

The Top 7 Most Absurd Puberty Videos

A special experience in every woman’s life is the day she sits through a 45-minute sex ed class in middle school, trotting out after the fact clutching a plastic bag…

Megan Reynolds | March 11, 2013 - 2:00 pm

15 Memorable Menstruation Moments In Pop Culture

I originally planned to make this a list of the best menstruation moments in pop culture, but quickly discovered that Hollywood in particular does not have a very positive track record when it comes…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 19, 2013 - 1:00 pm

9 Reasons I Love My Period

For a variety of totally valid reasons — cramps, bloating, stained underwear, fear of attracting sharks — periods have a pretty bad reputation. Ladies, I hear your exasperated signs upon…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 4, 2013 - 10:00 am

Tampon Goes Up Against Moon Cup In An Epic Rap Battle

“Tampon Vs. Moon Cup Rap Battle” just might be the most clever advertising I’ve ever seen about periods (not that that’s saying much, as the bar is set rather low).

Jessica Wakeman | January 30, 2013 - 12:20 pm

10 Completely Outrageous Facts About Menstruation

When I got my period for the first time, I cried. Hard. Just a few months before, while waiting to board to the bus to head to camp for a week,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 8, 2013 - 10:00 am

A Review Of The Diva Cup Accompanied By GIFs

I used to be really kind of scared of my vagina. I got my period when I was 12 but didn’t start using tampons until I was a senior in…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 26, 2012 - 1:00 pm

An Open Letter To My Period On The Occasion Of Coming Early

Dear My Period On The Occasion Of Coming Early,

You’ve been arriving like clockwork for 15 years. I was never a woman that had a problem with you…

Jessica Wakeman | November 12, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Bodyform Responds To Dude’s Maxi Pad Rant On Facebook

Last week, British dude Richard Neill had his mind blown when he realized that maxi pad commercials do not tell the truth: “As a child I watched your advertisements with…

Jessica Wakeman | October 16, 2012 - 3:40 pm

Dude’s Maxi Pad Rant On Facebook Goes Viral

If maxipad and tampon ads were honest, women would be crying over cotton commercials in their loosest sweatpants while shoveling spoonfuls of Breyer’s into their mouths. [Can I just say

Jessica Wakeman | October 10, 2012 - 2:40 pm

15 WTF Period Products

Ahoy matey! It’s that time of the month. Why not celebrate it by putting this hunky pirate cloth pad in your undies and letting him guard your hidden treasure? Or…

Ami Angelowicz | September 21, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Mike From “Breaking Bad” Talks About Menstruation

Well before he played, sniff, grandfatherly hitman Mike on “Breaking Bad,” actor Jonathan Banks still dealt in some pretty bloody business. Here he is in a strangely long informational video…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 4, 2012 - 9:20 am

5 Things I’ve Learned About Tampons (In Relation To My Own Vagina) On The 20th Anniversary Of My Period

This morning, as the dull ache of cramps woke me from my slumber, I realized something kind of momentous. I have had my period for exactly 20 years. I mean,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 9, 2012 - 3:00 pm

Face-Off: Sansa Stark And Sally Draper Both Get Their Periods

Last night on “Mad Men,” something MAJOR happened, but I am not going to talk about that because I am trying to be respectful of those who do not prioritize…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 4, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Maid In Singapore Put Menstrual Blood In Her Boss’s Coffee

 This is so gross even “Horrible Bosses” didn’t go there: a 24-year-old maid in Singapore has reportedly been charged for putting menstrual blood in her boss’s coffee last August. Jumiah…

Jessica Wakeman | May 23, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Vice Magazine Brightens Up Fashion Story With Period Blood

Fashion editorial can be so boring. When I’m flipping through an issue of Marie Claire or Vogue, you know what I often find myself thinking? Needs more blood. Period blood. The folks at Vice, who search…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 21, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Woman Finds Mold On Her Tampon, Kotex Says It’s Nothing To Worry About

Feminine hygiene products should be hygienic, no? Well, that was not the case when Danielle Parr went to insert a Kotex tampon into her hoo-ha and discovered that the tampon…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 29, 2012 - 12:20 pm

Would You Throw Your Daughter A Menarche Party?

Ahh, periods. The first time Aunt Flow comes to town is a momentous and sometimes upsetting experience. But it doesn’t have to be! A company called Menarche Parties R Us…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 20, 2012 - 1:40 pm

Girl Talk: I Use Birth Control For Health Reasons

One spring afternoon when I was in high school in New York City, I had a bizarre health scare. A friend and I had been lounging by the Hudson River pretending…

Sarah Marian Seltzer | March 9, 2012 - 1:00 pm