puberty

Entertainment

Seeing a 26-year-old with a net worth of $200 million sell a music app by enthusiastically dancing to a song I used to cry to as a self-pitying teen is just a reminder of how terrifyingly embarrassing it is to be alive. READ MORE »


News

TFW Pops casually outs you for masturbating frequently when you’re being interviewed by a reporter. READ MORE »


Love & Sex

Girls who begin puberty earlier than their peers are stuck in an adolescent purgatory of sorts – not yet women, but too “mature” to be considered little girls. READ MORE »


News

An unarmed 34-year-old Black man in Phoenix, Rumain Brisbon, was shot and killed by police officers who confused a bottle of prescription pills for the handle of a gun. [Death and Taxes]
A Justice Department inquiry has found systemic police abuse in Cleveland, where 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot and killed by police… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

I have a distinct memory of being 12 years old and seeing one of my closest girl friends go off to huddle with another girl at school. “What were you talking about?” I asked her later. “Oh, we both just got our periods so….” she explained, her voice trailing off in such a way that… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

Puberty is rough — rougher still when you ignore your mother’s warnings to stop wiping jizz on her nice bathroom towels. If this Redditor’s 13-year-old son doesn’t start depositing his spank bank splooge into tissues soon, he’s going to find his bedroom redecorated with Justin Bieber towels and My Little Pony decor. Way harsh, Mom. READ MORE »


Entertainment

Meet Gail Horalek, the busybody parent to top all busybody parents. She is very concerned that her daughter’s copy of The Diary Of A Young Girl is pornographic. It would seem that it’s not offensive enough that a vibrant young woman was a victim of the Holocaust. It’s also very offensive that Anne Frank played… READ MORE »


Entertainment

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… READ MORE »


Entertainment

One of the things that comes along with being a young and voracious reader is that people give you books to read, or recommend books to you, or require you to read books when they haven’t really thought about the consequences. After all, if it’s got a Newbery medal on it, it can’t be that… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

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… READ MORE »


health

This is not the change I voted for. Nor how I thought the year would end for women’s rights in the USA. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius recently overruled scientists at the Federal Drug Administration and blocked a move to allow for Plan B emergency contraception, also known as the morning after… READ MORE »


News

I got my first period when I was 12 about to turn 13. I, of course, felt like I was the last one. My friends Annie and Sarah both got their periods before me and, I swear, it bonded them in a way that made me insanely jealous. I wanted blood to flow out of… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

In my middle school years, I learned about the menstrual cycle the same way I think most of my girlfriends did — through biology class, Judy Blume books and gossip. My mom told me zilch. My older sister prepared me for nada. Of course, parents these days, a generation later, are much more proactive in… READ MORE »


News

My first introduction to s-e-x was at the New England Aquarium in Boston when I was in 4th grade. My friends and I were on a Girl Scout trip and let’s just say us Girl Scouts knew about more than just tasty cookies after watching a pair of rock hoppers in the penguin pen. The… READ MORE »


Celebs

“I remember crying in the bathtub. I took a washcloth, made it hot, put it over my chest and prayed, ‘Please don’t let them grow any bigger. They’re embarrassing me.’ All my friends were super skinny, and that just wasn’t my body type. But I watched my mom, who was always comfortable with herself, and… READ MORE »


News

Puberty sucked on so many levels. Even if your mom (let’s face it, moms were usually on puberty duty for their daughters) prepared you with every book and lecture possible, you, no doubt, have at least one puberty horror story, too. It took a long time to get over the embarrassment of sprouting breasts, periods,… READ MORE »


Entertainment

Ever wished you could travel back in time and tell the 11-year-old you that everything was going to be all right … once you got boobs? Well, this totally ’80s PSA about puberty has made your dreams come true — and with rad colored squiggly lines and geometric shapes like the “Saved By The… READ MORE »


News

According to a new study, today’s girls are reaching for bras about a year earlier than they did 15 years ago. Yep, for some reason, it looks like girls are going through puberty much earlier than they did generations ago. Young women who blossom early are more likely to have problems with breast cancer, depression,… READ MORE »