Posts tagged "periods"

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 so many things, I felt a little jealous," he…

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

15 WTF Period Products

Ahoy matey! It's that time of the month. Why not celebrate it by putting this hunky pirate cloth pad in your undies and letting him guard your hidden treasure? Or not.  Believe it or not, there's more swashbuckling menstruation products sailing the crimson seas of Etsy. Click on through to see more WTF period product…

By: Ami Angelowicz / September 21, 2012

Mike From “Breaking Bad” Talks About Menstruation

Well before he played, sniff, grandfatherly hitman Mike on "Breaking Bad," actor Jonathan Banks still dealt in some pretty bloody business. Here he is in a strangely long informational video about menstruation. Odd!

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 4, 2012

Penn Badgely Completely Destroys “East Of Eden”

Penn Badgely, like the rest of the "Gossip Girl" cast, is just biding his time until that abomination of a show is over. And in the meantime, he's made this perfectly awesome parody of Steinbeck's East of Eden with the guys from Periods films. Periods makes super funny, anachronistic renditions of great works of literature…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 12, 2012

5 Things I’ve Learned About Tampons (In Relation To My Own Vagina) On The 20th Anniversary Of My Period

This morning, as the dull ache of cramps woke me from my slumber, I realized something kind of momentous. I have had my period for exactly 20 years. I mean, almost exactly, because I don't know the exact date or time that my Aunt Flow first came to visit, but I do know it wa…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 9, 2012

10 Ways A Tampon Can Save Your Life

Many of us probably take tampons for granted. I mean, they're nice in that they prevent us from bleeding on our light-colored pants, but but did you know that they could also save your life? Survivalist Creek Stewart has highlighted 10 ways you could use a humble tampon to extend your life in the wild,…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 8, 2012

Face-Off: Sansa Stark And Sally Draper Both Get Their Periods

Last night on "Mad Men," something MAJOR happened, but I am not going to talk about that because I am trying to be respectful of those who do not prioritize TV watching on Sunday night and still haven't seen the episode. However, I am going to talk about the second major thing that happened o…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 4, 2012

Maid In Singapore Put Menstrual Blood In Her Boss’s Coffee

 This is so gross even "Horrible Bosses" didn't go there: a 24-year-old maid in Singapore has reportedly been charged for putting menstrual blood in her boss's coffee last August. Jumiah had been working for her 38-year-old employer at his apartment for one year. Unfortunately, there are no details on why she decided to give thi…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 23, 2012

Vice Magazine Brightens Up Fashion Story With Period Blood

Fashion editorial can be so boring. When I'm flipping through an issue of Marie Claire or Vogue, you know what I often find myself thinking? Needs more blood. Period blood. The folks at Vice, who search high and low for new ways to shock people, apparently read my mind, because this month, the magazine's fashion story -- complete with wear to…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 21, 2012

Woman Finds Mold On Her Tampon, Kotex Says It’s Nothing To Worry About

Feminine hygiene products should be hygienic, no? Well, that was not the case when Danielle Parr went to insert a Kotex tampon into her hoo-ha and discovered that the tampon popped out of the applicator covered in mold. Let me repeat that: MOLD. MOLLLLLLLLLD. Luckily for her, she was, for some reason, removing the tampon from…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 29, 2012

Would You Throw Your Daughter A Menarche Party?

Ahh, periods. The first time Aunt Flow comes to town is a momentous and sometimes upsetting experience. But it doesn't have to be! A company called Menarche Parties R Us wants to help you create a lifetime of memories by feting the first expulsion of the uterine wall. Play games like Pin the Ovaries, the…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 20, 2012

Girl Talk: I Use Birth Control For Health Reasons

One spring afternoon when I was in high school in New York City, I had a bizarre health scare. A friend and I had been lounging by the Hudson River pretending to read and philosophize but really gossiping about our schoolmates — acting exactly our age. That afternoon, I had miserable symptoms as I always did whe…

By: Sarah Marian Seltzer / March 9, 2012

How PMS Can Save Your Life

Breaking news in the world of snake detection. And no, I'm not talking about trouser snakes. I'm talking about actual snakes. Those slithery things that can kill you, either because you are freaked out to the point of cardiac arrest or because they are poisonous. Those things. A new study found that women are better…

By: Ami Angelowicz / March 8, 2012

What To Do If You Have Your Period While Camping

I've never been camping with my period. Actually, I've never been camping. But if I ever do go camping AND happen to have my period, I will indeed fling my used tampons on my fellow campers to level the playing field. It would not be fair if I was the only camper lucky enough to…

By: Ami Angelowicz / February 27, 2012

Great Moments in Manhood: The Guy Who Made Maxi Pads More Affordable to Poor Women

Poor women in India have a man to thank for their low-cost menstrual supplies. Arunachalam Muruganantham risked his marriage and his family in order to revolutionize the production of maxi-pads so that they be made more affordable to poor women. In much of rural India, women were using rags, leaves or even newspapers as pads.

By: Julie Gerstein / December 21, 2011

Is This Spoof Always Ad With Drag Queens Transphobic — Or Revolutionary?

Men aren't usually in commercials for period products. But this spoof ad — which Proctor & Gamble denied via Twitter is affiliated with Always — has lots of them. Men in bright red lipstick, men in bustiers, men with beehive hairdos that would put Amy Winehouse to shame. The spoof stars drag queens and lot…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 12, 2011

My Monthly Deathly Hallows And Other New Names For Your Period

Let's get one thing straight: my period and I are not friends. And that's why last week, when I was going through the worst of it, I started referring to my period as The Deathly Hallows. It just seemed appropriate, you know? Granted, I've never seen a Harry Potter movie or read the books, but…

By: Julie Gerstein / July 14, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Man Says Periods Make Women Workers Less Productive

A New Zealand man was fired from his leadership of a business group after he suggested that women are paid less because "once a month they have sick problems" and they also take time off to have kids. "I'm sorry, I don't like saying these things because it sounds like I'm sexist, but it's the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 8, 2011