Insert ____ Here: Pop Culture's Famous Tampons

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. » 4/02/10 6:00pm 4/02/10 6:00pm

Sarah Haskins & Friends Talk Periods, Pads, And Poop

Yesterday Slate hosted a panel on "Marketing Embarrassing Products to Women," in which Target: Women genius Sarah Haskins, writer Susan Kim, and TV producer Allison Silverman taught us about rubber aprons, electric vibrators, and the mysteries of blue liquid. » 2/23/10 2:20pm 2/23/10 2:20pm