Posts tagged "menstruation"

Did Your Mom Prepare You For Your Period?

In my middle school years, I learned about the menstrual cycle the same way I think most of my girlfriends did — through biology class, Judy Blume books and gossip. My mom told me zilch. My older sister prepared me for nada. Of course, parents these days, a generation later, are much more proactive i…
By: Joanne Hinkel / November 19, 2010

Time Of The Month Tiger Is Our New Fave Internet Meme

So, I'm still obsessed with Shlooby Kitten. Hipster Kitty has been great lately. And LOLCats remains genius. But my new favorite meme generator is Time Of The Month Tiger, who sums up those menstrual emotions and mishaps with just the right amount of hilarious rage. Check out a few more after…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 25, 2010

Trekkies Have Heavy Flow Days Too

Always seems to be after a rather niche demographic with this print ad for their maxi pads with wings -- "Star Trek" fans. Because nothing takes the fun out of a Trekkie convention than waiting in line for the bathroom to change a leaky pad. [Copyranter]…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 16, 2010

What Do We Think Of Hot Men Undressing To Sell Maxi Pads?

We ladies don't get too much eye candy in TV commercials. The advertising motto "sex sells" seems only to apply to fake breasts selling body spray and beer. But all that is changed by Stayfree's new series of YouTube commercials, "A Date With ..." Three hunks who take off their shirts, three dream dates, three…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 31, 2010

The Top 9 Signs Your Girl Is On Her Period

Recently, an enterprising bro made a handy iPhone app that allows men to track their girlfriends' and wives' period cycles. Jon Rose, who created the whimsically titled "Code Red" app, says it tracks "all of her cycles — it works for ovulation ... it works if you just want to know when she'…
By: Julie Gerstein / August 23, 2010

Menstrual Cramps Not Only Cramp Your Style, But Maybe Your Brain, Too

Severely painful menstrual cramps may alter your brain's grey matter, according to researchers at the Institute of Brain Science at National Yang-Ming University in Taipei, Taiwan. Business Week reports that IBS' brain scans suggest "repeated bouts of excruciating aches make the brain unusually sensitive to pain — in effect, making the experience of…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 12, 2010

Flojuggler: For The Man Who Knows Nothing Is More Terrible Than A Woman’s Period

Men, are periods wreacking havoc on your lives? Everywhere you turn is there a woman eating a pint of Ben & Jerry's or unwrapping a Tampax? Does this concern you? You never have to be blindsided again by leaving your man-cave only to confront the terror that is menstruation. A website called Flojuggler…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 30, 2010

Code Red! Your Girlfriend Has Her Period Right Now!

You turn on The Weather Channel for tornado warnings. You turn on the local radio for flood warnings. But what about those, um, natural disasters a little closer to home? Meet a new iPhone app — purportedly just for men — called Code Red: A Survival Guide To Her Monthly Cycle. Yes, boys, you…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 22, 2010

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 wome…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 14, 2010

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…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 17, 2010

Introducing The Apple iPad, The Most Period-y Sounding Gadget Ever

I couldn't care less about Apple's BIG! EXCITING! ANNOUNCEMENT! today, since I can still barely operate my iPhone. But it has come to my attention that Apple's new gadget's name — the iPad — is the most period-y sounding product name in history. (All right, maybe not as period-y as the iTampon. Don't…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 27, 2010

Debate This: Do You Like To Have Sex During Your Period?

Having sex while Aunt Flo is in town is definitely a love it or hate it situation -- friends and fellow bloggers Twanna Hines and Desiree Moodie were on opposite sides of the fence on the subject and asked to argue their viewpoints for The Frisky. Read both of their extremely convincing arguments after the…
By: Twanna Hines & Desiree Moodie / January 26, 2010

Dare To Fight PMS Cramps With A Natural Remedy?

The first time I got my period, my mother (after crying and then running to tell my father even though I had just asked her not to) got into bed with me and brought a rich, dark chocolate mousse with her. She explained to me that women eat chocolate during their periods because it…
By: Leonora Epstein / October 22, 2009

Please Do Not Pimp Your Period With Pokémon Sanitary Napkins

Hey, kids! Periods are fun! Now you and Pokémon, your favorite anime friend, can play together during your week of womanly splendor. Bringing some fun to where the sun don't shine, this little fella will replace your ordinary Always pads with magical powers. Better yet, it's eco-friendly! Chuck it in the wash, and Pokémo…
By: Leonora Epstein / September 22, 2009

Lady Gaga’s Period Piece At The MTV Video Music Awards

The highlight performance from last night's MTV Video Music Awards -- for me anyway -- was the divine Lady Gaga's "Phantom of the Opera"-esque rendition of "Paparazzi." In the music video for the song, she gets shot up by the paps, but in her live performance, she looked like she had a massive brawl…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 14, 2009

What Was Your First Period Like?

If Tyra Banks can share with everyone on "The Tyra Show" when she got her first period—during 11th grade, at her dad's house—so can The Frisky editors. I'll start! Mine came the summer after 7th grade on the second morning of sailing lessons at the local country club. (Shut up, I'm a WASP.)…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 11, 2009

Tyra’s First-Ever Period Show Was Bloody Fantastic!

I can think of lots of momentous events I wouldn't want human pit bull/Baby Phat designer Kimora Lee Simmons around for -- and inserting a tampon in my coochie for the very first time is one of them. But on "The Tyra Show"'s first-ever program all about periods, Tyra Banks shared how,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 10, 2009

Doin’ It With Dr. V: Period Sex

This week, I got a letter from a lady who is wondering if she can let her date play Moses and part the Red Sea. "I have recently been flirting with an old hookup and we have both been hinting at wanting to rekindle the affair. We live in different cities, and he is coming…
By: Dr. V / July 24, 2009

Period Reducing Birth Control May Not Be Creepy, But It’s Definitely Uncomfortable

I don't get lady times once a month. In fact, I don't get it ever. Due to babymaker problems that you'd prefer not to think about (trust me), I've been on a constant stream of birth control for six months so as to avoid more surgery. In short, my reproductive system doesn't function. The factory…
By: Lily Q / June 26, 2009