Nevermind how I found myself at the French website for Tampax. What’s more crazy is what I found there: a marketing campaign recruiting Tampax tampon users to vie for a spot as president of the “Max Le Tampax” Fan Club. Why anyone in their right mind would want to be the president of a club dedicated to the art of menstruation is beyond me. Worse, I can’t imagine the ad agency reps behind this campaign were in any state of mental stability when they created this Max character—a young, overly dramatic dude (dare I even say teenager?) dressed in a giant yellow tampon costume …
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Besides sharing her first period story with the world as part of a Kotex video series, Khloe Kardashian has joined the Declaration of Real Talk campaign. The initiative, launched by the feminine products brand, is supposed to empower young women to talk about their bodies without resorting to the use of slang terms like “vajayjay.” [Zimbio] Keep reading »
Well, this looks like a “Project Runway” challenge guest judged by Eve Ensler, now doesn’t it? Designer Walter Raes is big on creating fashions out of everyday, “unlikely” materials — he designed Keypad Clubbing Top, the Cassette Tape Dance Dress and the Cola Wedding Dress. So what are you looking at here? Cotton tampons were the instrumenstral material in his latest creation, the Charles Period Top. “By grouping single tampons together, I created a complex but versatile top,” he explained to Ecouterre. “The object you shy away from actually becomes beautiful.” I agree that it’s really kind of stunning, although I’m curious about how well it masks day two period bloat. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
Oh, what a glamorous chandelier! It looks so chic in this elegant passageway. But there’s somewhere even more uptight all these pieces were meant to be— each of those 14,000 tampons was made to decorate a vag. But luckily the Belem Cultural Center in Lisbon, Portugal, had the next best thing to a real vajayjay: a pale pink rotunda. So all those little OBs feel right at home, hanging by their string. While the tampon chandelier fills an impressive 16.4-foot area, one can only imagine how many ladies it could cover! Stubborn Aunt Flo has surely met her match in this masterpiece by artist Joana Vasconcelos. Entitled “The Bride,” it will stay up in the “Netless” exhibition through the spring. Here’s hoping nothing sets off the sprinkler alarm until then … [Oddity Central] Keep reading »
Here at The Frisky, we’re pretty big Etsy fans. We have a soft spot for all those darling creations and a major appreciation for the type of crafty folks out there who actually take the time to make goods by hand. But sometimes we’re cruisin’ through the site and suddenly come across these sort of random stand-outs that make us think, “Gee, really?” as in, one of these does not belong. Now there’s a storage unit for the more unfortunate items that show up, like these adorable tampon cozies (above). At Regretsy, you’ll find an eerie Michael Jackson baseball, throw pillows that look like condom wrappers, a Lil’ Kim baby gown, and crocheted toilet paper (man those knitters are creative!). Last week, the site refused to link to the real Etsy stores behind the craft fails, but they kind of blew up over the weekend and maybe that’s the reason why you can now click through to purchase the dubious goods. Think of it as your one-stop shop for gag gifts, or maybe just your new favorite four o’clock slack-off site. [Regretsy] Keep reading »
Here’s a crazy idea—a Dutch tampon company dropped these little, pink tampon parachutes on a beach to promote their brand. They’re kind of amazing, if not terrible for the environment. Although you probably can’t understand what the people in this video are saying, watching it will tell you two things. 1) Tampons are falling from the sky. 2) The person holding the camera is definitely a guy. Check out all the hot girls he zooms in on.
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I remember when I got my period for the first time. I had just gotten back from the worst day at school ever—I was in a crap mood and had what I thought was a wicked stomach ache. My mom dragged me to my grandparent’s house for dinner and that’s when I discovered what was really going on. I was mortified, scared, excited, in pain. Ever since, I (like all of you ladies except the skippers) have been navigating the complexities of cramps, menstrual products, and rebelling emotions.
So what would happen if a teenage guy woke up one day to find he had a vagina and was getting his period? Would he have a mental breakdown? Or an epiphany where he finally understands women? A new, extremely strange Tampax campaign is positing the latter. They’re pushing all sorts of boundaries with a character named Zack Johnson—a cute 16-year-old dude who wakes up one morning with lady parts. When I first saw his fictional blog Zack16.com, I was too dumbfounded to even know how to process it. The site chronicles his “changes,” day by day. WTF? Keep reading »
Whether your data flow is light, heavy or super, the tampon USB, which comes in 1GB, 8GB, and 16GB, has your needs covered and will be available soon for an undisclosed amount of money. I shudder to think what might happen if you get the USB tampon confused for the real thing… [via Modern Materialist] Keep reading »
We’ve established this already, but commercials in the U.K. rule. This one, for some British brand of tampons, is no exception. Normally we’re not into calling our vaginas by anything associated with food, animals, or plant life, but this beav is awfully cute. [You Tube] Keep reading »