Time for your Friday history lesson! And it involves our bloody old friend, the tampon, those soft bundles of cotton we stuff in our vaginas every so often. Exactly how did women handle their roughly-monthly cycle back in the day?
In recent months, Apple has given iTunes users a U2 album and health nuts a revamped HealthKit app that tracks just about everything about a person's health except menstruation. Apple loves Bono and refuses to acknowledge periods. Apple is literally your dad.
Welcome to Pissing Contest, a weekly story sharing circle for the the ass-draggiest time of the afternoon on the ass-draggiest time of the last day between you and the weekend. Every week, we'll ask a question, you'll share stories, and we'll pick a winner that's featured in the next week's post. It's like a pyramid…
Over the last week, Reddit's front page has erupted into a veritable geyser of menstrual blood, thanks to the trolling efforts of denizens of the site's female-focused subforums.
British chanteuse Lily Allen has a new album coming out next month. But she says getting the word out hasn't been without its snags, since radio stations won't play her song "Sheezus" because it has the word "period" in it.
If tired CBS sitcoms and hacky comedians are to be believed, ladies on they periods be crazy (chocolate & cats & wine & crying & Lifetime Original Movies & blanket clutching!). Now, thanks to the publication of the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistics Manuel (the DSM V, for those of us who hate…
"My bed looks like the elevator from the shining… Contemplate, don't hate/Cause I look like Sharon Tate/or a piece of rare steak/when I masturbate." Just a few of the many amazing lines in "Shark Week," a track by a group of rappers called Hand Job Academy.
It is with great relief and zero explanation that we bring you Fuck You Week, Jezebel's first annual week of desperate emotional cleansing and unhinged psychic purging.
Italian scientists have announced that they've discovered a positive correlation between women being remarkably good looking and the likelihood that she'll have one of the worst kinds of lady pain. Leave it to the home of Silvio "Bunga Bunga" Berlusconi to commission a study that tracks the relationship between a…
What becomes of the tampons that don't reach the high standards of tamponnic perfection set by Saints Tampax, Playtex, and Our Lady of the OB? The answer may — actually, I think it's safe to say that it almost certainly will — surprise you: they're shipped off to a facility, where they're turned into fuel pellets. And…
Today, during discussion of the Affordable Care Act's Women's Health package, Senator Tom Harkin mentioned that birth control pills can benefit women who have difficulty with menstruation. And conservatives, themselves obsessed with regulating women's anatomy, once again proved that they're incapable of dealing with…
A Japanese artist who goes by the name Sputniko! (punctuation included) has designed and built a machine that simulates the experience of menstruation, for use by those who don't spend a week dripping blood and uterine lining out of their genitals by dint of biology. The device includes electrodes to induce…
Apparently your "monthly gift" has the ability to keep on giving. Scientists have found that women who have painful periods are more sensitive to pain throughout their cycles, even after the menstrual pain has subsided.
Sea sponges have been used to soak up menstrual blood for decades. Much like a tampon, a sea sponge is inserted into the vaginal canal, where its super absorbency slurps up what your uterus is shedding. In fact, according to the Museum Of Menstruation and Women's Health:
The other night, the most disgusting thing that has ever befallen me in a bathroom happened.
Ever get that not-so-scrubbed-and-disinfected feeling? A box of new RepHresh brand "Brilliant" tampons ("RepHresh"—as in your pH is too bloody high) easily passes for dishwasher detergent: gleaming yellow with suds and sunshine and an uncanny resemblance to Mr. Clean ...and S.O.S....and Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda.
Something very strange has been going on in the world of menstrual management products. A month after I wrote about OB Ultra tampons being discontinued, it seems any type of OB tampon is impossible to find.
Neuroscience in Taiwan have found that cramps can actually change the way your mind works. A series of brain scans revealed that women with menstrual cramps experience grey-matter increases in regions involved in pain modulation while on the rag.