Posts tagged "periods"

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 and shows us just how unique periods can be. Gerolaga has written and will star in what is currently called “The Untitled Short Film About What…

By: Claire Hannum / March 20, 2014

Valentine’s Day Gift From Hell: Period Blood And Pubic Hair Chocolates

In Japan, the women don’t mess around on Valentine’s Day. They give handmade chocolates known honmei choco, or true feelings chocolate, to the boy they want to be their Valentine. How artisan. But not so sanitary considering that some girls to add secret ingredients to their confections: period blood, spit or pubic hair.  A “spell”…

By: Ami Angelowicz / February 5, 2014

12 Of The Weirdest Misconceptions Guys Have About Our Periods (In GIFs!)

Even the most knowledgeable and feminist-leaning men can find themselves miffed when confronted with the facts of the female menses. It’s not just that they’re totally unaware of what’s happening down there every 28 days, it’s that they think they know certain things, but they’re so off base it’s laughable. Ask the most enlightened me…

By: The Frisky / January 31, 2014

How Strippers Deal With Their Periods

Strippers and their periods. You know you’re curious. “Many panty changes, baby wipe baths, and Summer’s Eve spray deodorant,” plus more stripper period secrets at the link. [Nerve]
Breaking news: sex, in addition to being pleasurable, also makes you smarter. [Your Tango]
Leonardo DiCaprio kisses funny. [Celebuzz]
A stuffed llama licking…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 14, 2014

Pad Garder, The Man Who Wants To Become A Kotex Maxi Pad, Now Has A Video Diary

I’ve had a blood clot soft spot for Pad Garder, aka TheFemininePad, aka the Yoni Tantra-practicing Otherkin who dreams of becoming “a pink disposable feminine pad, to be pressed against a soft vulva for a woman’s period,” ever since I learned of his existence. Very good news! Pad has launched a new vlog series called “The

By: Ami Angelowicz / November 20, 2013

Period, The Musical

Broadway seems to be out of ideas for original musicals and YouTube user Lena D has a penned a beautiful song that so many women can relate to. They can come together and make one of the most hard-hitting musicals that the Great White Way has seen in a while. I’m envisioning it now: “Period…

By: Ami Angelowicz / October 23, 2013

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 Association’s newest Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the DSM-5. Premenstrual dysphoric disorder affects roughly 3-8 percent of women, who report having debilitating feeling…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 21, 2013

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 female musicians inspired to write music about their moon cycles? Well, the hilarious and raunchy-mouthed women of rap comedy band Hand Job Academy know wassu…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 17, 2013

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.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 7, 2013

6 Very Real Concerns about Period Sex & How To Deal

Confession time: I was not down with period sex for a long time. Like, as long as I’d been having both periods and sex at the same time — or rather, having periods and not having sex during them. Why? Because gross. And because messy sheets. And because most guys are squicked out about it…or…

By: Hanna Brooks Olsen / August 23, 2013

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 after the recent Tampongate fiasco, the sight of tampons being gleefully tossed in the air is just what the doctor ordered. From the DIY Dora…

By: Claire Mysko / July 31, 2013

This Is What Tampon Commercials Look Like In Russia

In Russia, you don’t have period, period has YOU! In all seriousness, this Russian Tampax commercial (very graphic, by the way, so if you’re squeamish, skip), shows the imagined terror of mixing periods and open water swimming. Any truth to the notion that periods attract sharks? According to Vancouver Aquarium spokesperson Ann Dreoloni, “Honestly, I think…

By: Julie Gerstein / June 20, 2013

12 Things You Should Know About Pad Gardner, The Man Who Wants To Become A Kotex Maxi Pad

Hello there. I’ve spent a good portion of my morning trying to learn all there is to know about Pad Gardner, the guy who is trying to become a pink, disposable maxi pad. To quote Pad’s Tumblr “About Me” section:
“I am a guy that is becoming a pink disposable feminine pad, and later…

By: Ami Angelowicz / April 10, 2013

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. I had a proper French affair when I was in Paris a few weeks ago and at one point there was a broken condom situation,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 25, 2013

Thinx Underwear Makes Your Having Period A Party! (Um, No Not Really)

We’ve all heard/seen/experienced that moment of horror when there’s a blood stain on your pants. Whether it happened at the grocery store or in front of your besties, it’s kinda embarrassing. But have no fear, a new line of underwear has been developed to prevent that from ever happening again! Enter Thinx: a “period underwear” company

By: College Candy / March 24, 2013

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 many drinks do you have a week?”, going to the the gynecologist is a necessary but not entirely awesome experience. I usually leave the gynecologist…

By: Megan Reynolds / March 18, 2013

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 with deodorant, a tampon and a pamphlet called “What’s Happening to My Body?”  Sex ed class is something that no one really remembers, only because…

By: Megan Reynolds / March 11, 2013

Knock, Knock. Who’s There? Tampon Delivery Service!

Well you can get just about everything else delivered to your door, why NOT tampons?

I think it’s safe to say we’ve all been there, right? Out of tampons just when you need one the most, ie, Aunt Flo has arrived. I make it a point to always keep one in my purse…

By: The Mary Sue / March 8, 2013

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 to tackling the crimson wave in movies and TV. Books and music have done a little better, but for the most part, periods have bee…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 19, 2013

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 pulling down your pants to pee and realizing your new pair of sexy panties must be thrown away; I know how it feels to have…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 4, 2013