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…

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

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…

Hanna Brooks Olsen | August 23, 2013 - 10:00 am

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…

Claire Mysko | July 31, 2013 - 12:00 pm

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…

Julie Gerstein | June 20, 2013 - 2:30 pm

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,…

Ami Angelowicz | April 10, 2013 - 12:20 pm

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.

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 25, 2013 - 11:00 am

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…

College Candy | March 24, 2013 - 10:30 am

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…

Megan Reynolds | March 18, 2013 - 12:00 pm

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…

Megan Reynolds | March 11, 2013 - 2:00 pm

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…

The Mary Sue | March 8, 2013 - 3:50 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 19, 2013 - 1:00 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 4, 2013 - 10:00 am