Posts tagged "periods"

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…
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…
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,…
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…
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 wa…
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”…
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 just i…
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

Tampon Goes Up Against Moon Cup In An Epic Rap Battle

"Tampon Vs. Moon Cup Rap Battle" just might be the most clever advertising I've ever seen about periods (not that that's saying much, as the bar is set rather low). Props to the Moon Cup people for realizing that some people just think they're a bunch of gross, weird, period blood-collecting hippies.
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 30, 2013

10 Completely Outrageous Facts About Menstruation

When I got my period for the first time, I cried. Hard. Just a few months before, while waiting to board to the bus to head to camp for a week, I saw a girl from my class bawling her eyes out. "What's wrong with Becky?" I asked one of my friends. "She got her period,"…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 8, 2013

A Review Of The Diva Cup Accompanied By GIFs

I used to be really kind of scared of my vagina. I got my period when I was 12 but didn't start using tampons until I was a senior in high school. Tampons looked like they would hurt and I was not interested in my vagina causing me more pain than it already did. I…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 26, 2012

The Lazy Girl’s PMS Survival Guide

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a combination of physical and emotional symptoms including bloating, cramps, headache, and mood swings that occurs consistently during the ten days prior to the start of menstrual flow and vanishes either shortly before or shortly thereafter.  In other words, it’s what I like to call Hell Week, and that’s a drastic…
By: Kate Richlin-Zack / November 29, 2012

An Open Letter To My Period On The Occasion Of Coming Early

Dear My Period On The Occasion Of Coming Early, You've been arriving like clockwork for 15 years. I was never a woman that had a problem with you coming a few days late. You always showed the telltale signs: I'd feel bloated, I'd want to eat junk, and I'd be weepy. But I didn't put…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 12, 2012

Bodyform Responds To Dude’s Maxi Pad Rant On Facebook

Last week, British dude Richard Neill had his mind blown when he realized that maxi pad commercials do not tell the truth: "As a child I watched your advertisements with interest as to how at this wonderful time of the month the female gets to enjoy…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 16, 2012

Dude’s Maxi Pad Rant On Facebook Goes Viral

If maxipad and tampon ads were honest, women would be crying over cotton commercials in their loosest sweatpants while shoveling spoonfuls of Breyer's into their mouths. [Can I just say that I'm not like this when I'm on my period? Maybe it's because I'm on the pill. --Editor] Instead, commercials make Aunt Flo look like all…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 10, 2012

12 Crafty Ways To Waste Your Tampons

I don't know about you, but I hardly ever have a spare tampon around. Actually, I always seem to be running out of them. If by some miracle you have tons of tampons laying around and you're looking for an egregious way to waste them, here are some ideas courtesy of a website dedicated entirely…
By: Ami Angelowicz / October 9, 2012