The 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!