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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 »

Congrats, You’re Not A Crazy Bitch: Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder Added To DSM-5

Late Period?
Don't panic. There are other reasons you might be pregnant. Read More »
Period Sex Concerns
Very Real Concerns About Period Sex
Your period sex concerns addressed! Read More »
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 feelings of depression, anxiety, tiredness, among other physical and mental symptoms, in the two weeks leading up to their period. The good news is that by adding PMDD to the DSM, women who suffer from these symptoms will be taken more seriously; the bad news is that it’s likely to be a great talking point for those who like to use women’s “moodiness” as the reason they wouldn’t be good for, say, public office or serving in the armed forces. As with any mental health issue, recognition leads to advances in treatment, which is a good thing, but, as NYMag.com points out, only so long as doctors and drug companies don’t use it as an excuse to “pathologize healthy women’s emotional cycles.” [NYMag.com]

Watch Girl Band Hand Job Academy Rap About “Owning Your Period” In Their Song “Shark Week”

Watch Girl Band Hand Job Academy Rap About "Owning Your Period" In Their Song "Shark Week"
Feels Like A Werewolf Is In My Uterus

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 wassup and throw down some pretty sweet menstrual rhymes on their song “Shark Week.” But don’t be mistaken — this song is not just about having your period, it’s about “owning your period,” they told NYMag.com’s The Cut. Strap on your red wings and press play! [NYMag.com]

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