Posts tagged "tampons"

Tampons Could Be Killing Us Softly At This Very Moment

I don't want to ruin your day or anything, but here's something terrifying you've probably never thought about: scientists barely know anything about the long-term effects of tampons on our health. Did you know that? I didn't know that! You're putting a foreign object inside yourself that was only sort of studied for safety risks, and I'm sorry to have told you…

By: Claire Hannum / April 23, 2015

How These Tampons (And Their “Handy Attached Strings!”) Are Cleaning Up Your Drinking Water

The next time a man tries to tell you that hearing about periods is disgusting, just remind him that if he wants a nice tall glass of water to go with his side order of shut the fuck up, he can thank tampons for the fact that his water is clean and safe to drink.

By: Beejoli Shah / March 31, 2015

Make Your Own Menstrual Mashup!

I got my first period when I was 12, right before I turned 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…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 4, 2014

Goobers, Pollacks & Rainbow Kisses: Let’s Break The Silence On This Gross Period Stuff

Do you know how many times I’ve heard the phrase “dick cheese”? So many times. Countless times. “Period goobers”? Not so much. It’s time to change this, y’all. Dudes get to talk about their balls and penises in public all the friggin’ time. They’re so used to being able to talk openly about their dick…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 28, 2014

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 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…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 19, 2014

What If Period Product Commercials Used Red Dye Instead Of Blue?

I don't know about you, but my monthly period never comes out looking like the watery blue liquid seen in every tampon and maxi pad commercial. What if those ads actually used red dye instead of blue to more accurately reflect the color of, you know, PERIOD BLOOD? The funny folks at Upright Citizens Brigade went there.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 7, 2014

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 of mixing periods and open water swimming. Any truth to the notion that periods attract sharks? According to Vancouver Aquarium spokesperson Ann Dreoloni, "Honestly, I think…

By: Julie Gerstein / June 20, 2013

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 tampons just when you need one the most, ie, Aunt Flo has arrived. I make it a point to always keep one in my purse just i…

By: The Mary Sue / March 8, 2013

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

Snooki May Have Left A Tampon In For Days — What’s The Big Deal?

Snooki's ex-boyfriend Jeff Miranda is laying some super-gross accusations against her on a popular website. She's dirty and mean, for starters. But worst of all, and deserving of three exclamation points, is the revelation that Snooki has been known to extend the use of a tampon for an extraordinarily long time. My ex gf the snookster doesnt believe…

By: The Stir / October 3, 2012

G.O.B. Tampons: Because The Republican Party Knows Your Body

G.O.B. tampons: they're feminine hygiene products by the people who know a woman's body best — old Republican men! With flaps and wings and widgets and hooziwhatsits for all your confusing lady parts, a woman could not have invented it better herself. (No, seriously, she couldn't have: she's not allowed.) "Saturday Night Live" skits ca…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 24, 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

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

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

Girl, O.B. Is Sorry About Your Messy Tampon Situation

O.B. tampons feels really bad about that whole tampon shortage thing you had to go through a few months back, so they've whipped up an apology just for you. Nah, girl, I mean, just for YOU. Call it their Ruben Studdard "Sorry For (2004)" -- girl, do not underestimate this jam -- but O.B. ha…

By: Julie Gerstein / December 9, 2011

Morning Quickies: Kotex Recalls Tampons Over Bacterial Contamination

About 1,400 boxes of Kotex tampons have been recalled by Kimberly-Clark because the plastic applicator may be contaminated with bacteria. The recalled Kotex tampons are Kotex Natural Balance Security Unscented Tampons Regular Absorbency and were sold to Walmart, Fry's and Smith's stores in eight states. You can read more specific info about the recalls here. [
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 15, 2011

The Vodka Tampon: It’s Not Just For Girls!

Lock up the Kotex, Mom and Dad! Teens are apparently inserting vodka-soaked tampons vaginally and rectally to get drunk. Granted, this could be another urban legend like so-called "rainbow parties." But it also could be a legit way the kids are getting wasted these days: A super-sized tampon can hold about a shot of vodka, and…

By: Stefanie Blejec / November 10, 2011
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