Insert ____ Here: Pop Culture's Famous TamponsJenna Sauers4/02/10 6:00pmFiled to: period piecesTampons in pop culturetamponsFeminine hygiene productsTiger WoodsRush LimbaughKristin CavallariJohn MayerMoe tkacicMen's FitnessNational InquirerMindy lawtonPrince CharlesCamilla Parker BowlesCamillagateDana CarveyNew ideaJamie peckterry richardsonDistrict 9Top952EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkThe strange history of tampons — as sex aid, as metaphor, as the source of "tampon tea" — in the popular culture is a story of women's bodies, reality television, otherization, patriarchy, period sex, and, um, Prince Charles.In 2007, Tiger Woods, according to a new Vanity Fairstory, found himself being blackmailed over a tampon by the National Enquirer. Mindy Lawton, who was sleeping with Tiger at the time, says, "He wanted that last piece of booty before he could go to his tournament. To make him shoot better." They were in a parking lot, and Lawton had her period, but such minor impediments are no match for the flames of passion that tournament-luck-sex so regularly ignites!ShareTweet Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.