Posts tagged "periods"

Writer Engages Racist Twitter Troll With Surprising Results

Read how writer Ijeoma Oluo used love and patience to turn a racist Twitter troll into a friend. [Daily Kos]
Even Björk can’t get anything done in the…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 22, 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

What To REALLY Expect When Your Girlfriend Gets Her Period & How To Act Accordingly

When it comes to periods, guys sometimes need a little help. Since they don’t have vaginas, periods are like the Bermuda Triangle: mysterious, feared, and where good things go to…

The Frisky | October 17, 2014 - 10:00 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.

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

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.

Ami Angelowicz | February 5, 2014 - 12:40 pm

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…

The Frisky | January 31, 2014 - 10:00 am

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]…

Ami Angelowicz | January 14, 2014 - 5:30 pm

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…

Ami Angelowicz | November 20, 2013 - 4:00 pm

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…

Ami Angelowicz | October 23, 2013 - 1:20 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