Pads and tampons aren’t the only ways to manage your flow during shark week. Menstrual cups are another great option. But unless you’ve personally tried one, or know somebody who has, you probably see these rubbery wonders as shrouded in mystery. Today we lift the veil.
Now that Thinx and New York City’s MTA have settled their dispute over subway ads, the period-proof underwear brand is facing another marketing battle. Vistar Media, the company in charge of the advertisements on taxi video screens, won’t approve Thinx’s submission for a short commercial.
If you’re interested in tracking the color and volume of your menstrual flow, then cool, this product may be for you.
Teens at the High School for Arts and Business in Corona, Queens, won’t ever have to worry if they forget to bring a tampon. New York City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras-Copeland unveiled the first dispenser offering free feminine hygiene products at the school on Tuesday. The machine will be stocked with free maxi…
Sure, you may brag to the girls in the locker room that you’ve synced cycles with your super swell best friend. But until we see you Donald Ducking it together on the couch, tethered by the string of a dual tampon, we remain suspicious of your so-called “friends forever” status.
There are many men out there who, despite having spent their lives in the company of women, still get squeamish, annoyed, or dismissive when it comes to talking about periods. If you happen to be one of these gentleman, please sit down. Key and Peele have a message for you.
The first modern-style menstrual cup was patented in 1932, but that wasn’t the first time inventors turned their skills to the problem of keeping bloody goo off women’s clothes. Take, for example, this little gem from 1884. It’s a menstrual cup, attached to a reservoir big enough to last for days.
I still remember the first time I learned that pads were embarrassing. In sixth grade, the ringleader girl of the cool kids brought pads to school to show to select other girls in the coat closet. Then one day en route, she dropped one in full view of the class. A boy spotted it, howled in laughter, and soon everyone…
Well, here is a strange piece of history: A short animated film made by Walt Disney for Kotex, explaining menstruation. The fuck?
A new lawsuit against the Corrections Corporation of America, the largest private prison management company in the U.S., alleges that a female visitor was strip-searched and humiliated at a prison in Clifton, Tennessee. The woman says during her security screening she had to "prove" she was on her period by allowing a…
No one wanted this. No one. Not even the people making the film based on the book that features this inexplicably awful scene. The scene in Fifty Shades of Grey where Christian Grey pulls a tampon out of Anastasia Steele will not be seen in the upcoming film adaption.
Of the all the extreme challenges faced by homeless people, the lack of access to menstruation products is one that, for many homeless women, is among the worst and most humiliating.
Argentina is known for a few things: natural resources like iron ore and zinc, Madonna's portrayal of Eva Perón, government corruption. And since the country is having problems with the latter—in particular, crippling inflation that's caused the price of imports as a result because no one wants to do business with a…
Men: they know so much, about so much. What would it be like if these giant-brained creatures gave us a lil' menstruation how-to? On this dark December Hump Day, Hammerkatz (NYU's sketch comedy group) has gifted us with a taste of that beautiful madness: "Tampax is the best there is! Whether your vagina is tall,…
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.
Have you ever been with a dude whose attitude to period sex was not merely "why not?" but active enthusiasm? Well, they're out there, and they are more than happy to pick Aunt Flow up at the airport.
"The taboo that surrounds [periods] teaches women that a normal and natural bodily function is embarrassing and crude." That's the message two teenagers want to send with their new video game, Tampon Run.
There are so many ways that a romantic night under the stars can go wrong: Birds can poop on you, monsters can crawl out of the sea to eat you, your mom could call in the middle to tell you about her anal polyps. A vagina exploding with menstrual blood, however, is a completely new one.