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 »
Margaret Cho has a bleeding heart for Britney, and her vagina’s got something to say about it too. The comedienne lashes out at the paparazzi for taking a cheap shot of Britney flashing some period stained undies. To make matters better for the pop tart…or worse if you’ve got a Y chromosome, Cho goes on to describe her raging “Aunt Flow” for two paragraphs. She then serves up a tip like she’s the Martha Stewart of menses, suggesting saliva will remove the bloodstains. Gross, yet helpful. There, there Britney, now do you feel better? Maybe we should just look on the bright side — at least Britney’s finally wearing panties. [The Huffington Post] Keep reading »