Posts tagged "puberty"

The Soapbox: On The Need For Safe Spaces For Girls Who Develop Early

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.

Tiffanie Drayton | November 4, 2015 - 2:00 pm

An Unarmed Black Man Was Shot And Killed In Phoenix Because Cops Somehow Thought A Pill Bottle Was A Gun

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.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 4, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Girl Regrets Faking Her Period In Hilarious Tampon Commercial

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 19, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Mom Leaves “Please Stop Masturbating” Sign For 13-Year-Old Son

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…

Jessica Wakeman | July 31, 2013 - 3:30 pm

Michigan Mother Is Very Concerned About Anne Frank’s Clitoris

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…

Jessica Wakeman | April 29, 2013 - 1:40 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

9 Books That Made Us Terrified Of Puberty

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…

The Mary Sue | July 15, 2012 - 11:30 am

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 20, 2012 - 1:40 pm

Soapbox: Pulling The Mommy Card On Reproductive Rights

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…

Veronica Arreola | January 2, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Girls Who Start Menstruating Early Are More Likely To Suffer From Depression

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 5, 2011 - 6:30 pm

Did Your Mom Prepare You For Your Period?

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.

Joanne Hinkel | November 19, 2010 - 12:20 pm

Were You Clueless About Sex Growing Up?

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…

Jessica Wakeman | June 22, 2010 - 4:10 pm

Quotable: Kim Kardashian Tried To Pray Her Breasts Away

“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.’…

Annika Harris | May 19, 2010 - 5:10 pm

Puberty Is Horrible, But These Stories Are Funny … Now

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,…

Annika Harris | February 24, 2010 - 3:30 pm

Puberty Looked Way More Fun In The ’80s

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…

Simcha | January 6, 2010 - 12:20 pm

Girls Spouting Boobs A Year Earlier Than They Did A Decade Ago

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…

Nikki Dowling | July 29, 2009 - 7:40 pm