Posts tagged "pms"

4-Year-Old Girl Sneaks Out At 3 A.M. To Get A Slushie

Talk about a girl on a mission. Early Saturday morning, four-year old Annabelle decided to sneak out of her Philadelphia-area house in hot pursuit of a goddamn slushie. She decided to board a bus at 3 a.m. in order to do so, adorned in her little purple parka — perfect slushie hunting gear IMO. Luckily…

Katrin Higher / March 29, 2015

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 feeling…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 21, 2013

10 PMS Snacks Guaranteed To Cure Your Cravings

When we’re PMSing, get out of the way world, for we are slaves to the impulses of our hormones. And they are hungry! They are harassing us, screaming Salty! Sweet! Both at once! Feed me now, bitch! They require a snack of the ooeyiest, gooiest order. Preferably something that satisfies sweet and savory cravings simultaneously. Try mowing these…

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…

Kate Richlin-Zack / November 29, 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…

Ami Angelowicz / March 8, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Offensive PMS Milk Ads Pulled

The California Milk Processor Board killed their offensive PMS milk ads that depicted PMS-ing women as irrational and difficult and showed their browbeaten men handing over cartons of milk to quell their symptoms. The ads read things like: “I’m sorry I listened to what you said and not what you mean” and “We ca…

Jessica Wakeman / July 22, 2011

Milk Vows To Help “Men Living With PMS”

The milk ad campaigns of yore have been, for the most part, non-offensive. I mean, there’s not too much to argue with in the slogans “Does a Body Good” and “Got Milk?” But the California Milk Processor Board is taking a new approach which I find totally obnoxious. Their new ads riff on a recent…

A Bracelet That Predicts Your PMS Threat Level

Help for men everywhere is finally here! U.K. man, Kari Dorn, invented a PMS alert wristband. After being married for 16 years and hearing his buddies complain about their domestic woes — because a PMSing woman is so, so scary! — Dorn had a brilliant idea for a bracelet that lets men know at what…

Ami Angelowicz / February 23, 2011

The Top 9 Signs Your Girl Is On Her Period

Recently, an enterprising bro made a handy iPhone app that allows men to track their girlfriends’ and wives’ period cycles. Jon Rose, who created the whimsically titled “Code Red” app, says it tracks “all of her cycles — it works for ovulation … it works if you just want to know when she’s going to…

Julie Gerstein / August 23, 2010

26 Things You Can Get Away With Thanks To PMS

While normally I’d say I feel something akin to dipping the world in sprinkles and fluffy bunny tails, today I’m all grrrrrrr! If my attitude could morph into a shape to personify its feelings, it would be a robot with metal teeth that snorts fire at a monster truck rally. I’d crush puny cars, breathe…

Simcha / July 8, 2010

Dare To Fight PMS Cramps With A Natural Remedy?

The first time I got my period, my mother (after crying and then running to tell my father even though I had just asked her not to) got into bed with me and brought a rich, dark chocolate mousse with her. She explained to me that women eat chocolate during their periods because it make…

Leonora Epstein / October 22, 2009

The PMS Bill Of Rights

I love my body and I’m in touch with my beautiful lady-flower and all that. But the few days of the month that I’ve got PMS are hellacious. Yep, it really blows. I turn into a complete stereotype and it’s just embarrassing: chocolate cravings, tears, not fitting into my skinny jeans, the whole nine yards.

Jessica Wakeman / September 2, 2009

13 Things Men Don’t Understand About Women’s Bodies

A few weeks ago I turned to my guy and asked, “When you have to pee, can you feel it in your penis?” He raised his eyebrows at me and said, “No, Jess, I feel it in my bladder, like every other human being.” Well, excuse me for not knowing much about male anatomy. Am…

Jessica Wakeman / August 24, 2009

Quickies!: Sarah Palin Is A Liberal…Parent?

Sarah Palin’s abstinence-only view of sex education is rather conservative, but could her liberal parenting be to be blame for Bristol’s teenage pregnancy? [Shine]
Women almost killed themselves trying to get a piece of single dad Jason Mesnick from “The Bachelor,” even if it was through the TV screen, but what is it like to…

Annika Harris / April 6, 2009