Posts tagged "menstruation"

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…

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 give them…

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 make…

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 Pokémon come…

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 with…

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, at the ripe-old…

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 i…

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.

By: Lily Q / June 26, 2009

Debate This: Are Drugs That Get Rid Of Your Period Creepy?

With all the advances in technology and medical research, it’s about damned time someone discovered a way to minimize or eliminate that inconvenient monthly scourge we ladies call our period. Or so drugs like Seasonale and Lybrel, which advertise their ability to reduce or annihilate a monthly period (respectively) would have you believe. As anyone…

By: Lauren Gitlin / June 19, 2009

My Period Is Not A Natural Disaster, Thank You Very Much

Yesterday, as I was flipping through People, I came across an advertisement that scared me to death. What was it marketing? Feminine hygiene products, of course. Because, I mean, what could be scarier than a period?! The Always Infinity ad features a dangerous tornado-like whirlpool swirling ominously into a gigantic maxi pad. A pad that,…

By: The Frisky / June 8, 2009

Britney Spears Doesn’t Know What’s Appropriate At A Photo Shoot

Last year, Britney Spears totally embarrassed herself by acting erratic at an OK! Magazine photo shoot. She wiped her grease covered hands on a several thousand dollar dress. Her dog crapped on the floor, and Brit Brit used another dress to clean it up. Not to mention she once showed the world her period panties.

By: Annika Harris / May 28, 2009

Quickies!: Lindsay Lohan Is Broke, The Name Of M.I.A.’s Baby Revealed

Lindsay Lohan is completely broke. We’re talking maxing out credit cards to pay for tampons broke. No wonder she’s staying with Sam Ronson. [DListed]
Tara Reid jacked Mariah Carey for her butterfly wardrobe, and it looks like Tara’s stint in rehab worked. [Popbytes]
Did you know there are alternatives to maxi pads and tampons? Neither…

By: Annika Harris / March 23, 2009

Top Five Menstrual Songs

I took a lot of women’s studies classes in college and even spelled women as “womyn” for a while, but I’ve never quite understood menstrual art. I have a lil’ soft spot for all the artists on this list, but it was loads of humorous fun pulling the lyrics for our Top Five Menstrual Songs:…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 11, 2008

The Nookie Know-It-All: Low Tide For The Crimson Wave

“I’ve heard about the various birth control pills that you can take to go without your period for a few months and longer. Are they really safe and recommended?” — Banning Aunt Flo, via email

Have you seen that SNL skit (clip after the jump!), where the women are going ape sh*t because…

By: Sexpert Lindsay / May 28, 2008

Athletes’ Ovaries

Some really successful female athletes rarely or never get their periods. We would say this is unfair, except we’re not really into working that hard, physically. These athletes’ loss of periods was traditionally thought to be the cause of ridiculous training sessions and strict diets (and many still believe this to be true), but now…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 21, 2008

Thoughts From Guys On Our IM: Sex While Aunt Flo Is In Town

We’ve been curious for awhile about what dudes think about having sex when a woman is on her period. I don’t like it, but not because it grosses me out — I’m just a clean freak and don’t like messes of any sort. But what about dudes? I got a wide mix of responses whe…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 17, 2008

The Kardashian Sisters Gossip About Aunt Flo

I’m just gonna say it. I love the Kardashian sisters. They really know about family values. Here they are instructing their littlest sister, Kendall, about periods! I don’t know about you, but even I learned something, and I’ve had my period since I was 12. [E!: Keeping Up With The Kardashian’s]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 1, 2008