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You Can Help This Actress Make A Movie About What Periods Are Really Like

This Actress Is Making A Movie About Periods And Needs Your Help
If Your Period Were A Person...

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 It’s Like to Be On Your Period,” and backers for the project on IndieGoGo will get to contribute ideas for a new title. The short film will star two female leads (when do we ever get to see that happen?) and aims to personify “that time of the month.” To offer support, visit the project’s IndieGogo page!

 

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” trending on Twitter suggests that this year, girls “mix [their] blood” or other DNA-rich ingredients “into the Valentine’s Day chocolates” to ensure that their “love will be returned.” OH YUMMY. Japan Crush did us the great favor of translating some of the honmei choco “spell” tweets. After the jump, some baking confessions that just might put you off chocolate forever. Keep reading »

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

12 Weirdest Misconceptions Guys Have About Periods

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 men you know to describe how cramps feel or how a tampon works, and you’ll get a variety of wildly creative but totally inaccurate answers. We thought it was time to compile a list of all the crazy things guys believe about our periods that, we can assure them, are completely and totally wrong… Keep reading »

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 a man’s nipple is one way to sell candy. We told you llamas were sexy. [Huffington Post]
  • Jared Leto got naked for Terry Richardson. Who can’t that man get to take their clothes off? [Stupid Celebrities] Keep reading »

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

"The Pad Diaries"
Pad Garder, The Man Who Wants To Become A Kotex Maxi Pad, Now Has A Video Diary
"It was like electricity shot through me..."
Meet Pad Gardner
He wants to become a Kotex maxi pad. Read More »

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 Pad Diaries” (a periodic or an episodic?) which promises to detail his “musings” on life, love and sanitary napkins. In this first episode, “Beginnings,” Pad digs deep and recounts how he first discovered a feminine pad at age 10 in sex ed class. Keep reading »

Period, The Musical

Period the musical
"Period Piece" Is Musical Theater At Its Finest

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 Piece” is the opening number of a musical about one young woman’s journey from period shame to acceptance. Of course, there will be romance, tampons and tons of chocolate. Other numbers may include “Jam Rag,” “Un-pregnation,” “Bitch Ticket” and “Leak Week.” Can we please make this happen? [Jezebel]

Late Period?
Don't panic. There are other reasons you might be pregnant. Read More »
Period Nicknames
"My deathly hallows" and other nicknames for our menstruation. Read More »
Period Sex Concerns
Very Real Concerns About Period Sex
Your period sex concerns addressed! Read More »
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