Broccoli Stench and Brown Filth: Don't Leave Your Diva Cup in Too Long

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. » 9/03/14 5:30pm 9/03/14 5:30pm

Dude Raises $160K on Kickstarter for Horror Show Period Underwear

Some dude has created a Kickstarter for Period Panties, which are special underpants with lurid cartoons on them that you can wear when you're on your period. Period Panties are meant to helpfully eliminate the difficulty of explaining to your significant other that you are menstruating (because saying "I am on my… » 2/13/14 1:00pm 2/13/14 1:00pm

How to Make a Period Tracker App We'd Actually Want to Use

Women are using period-tracking apps to keep track of their periods (as the name would indicate) — and the New York Times is on it. My original thought on the matter was, "Why would I need this? My body has a built-in period tracking app. It went off the other week when I cried at Prince William and Kate Middleton's… » 1/24/14 2:30pm 1/24/14 2:30pm

Classifying Severe PMS as a Mental Disorder Screws Women Over

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… » 10/21/13 12:55pm 10/21/13 12:55pm

Why Do I Poop More When I Have My Period?

The answer is prostaglandins. These are the chemical signals girls' and women's bodies make and send to the uterus to tell it to contract, thus expelling the uterine lining at the end of the menstrual cycle. Prostaglandins aren't super picky about whom they talk to, however. If the body sends enough of them to the… » 9/27/13 2:00pm 9/27/13 2:00pm

I Can't Come Into Work Today Because I'm Menstruating Profusely

Periods, amirite? You ladies know what I'm talking about. Every month with the headaches and the cramping and the crabbiness and the irrationality. Sure periods attract bears but the only thing deadlier than a bear is a woman on her period (high fives nearest woman). I mean, keep knives away from me when I'm bleeding… » 8/02/13 3:20pm 8/02/13 3:20pm

Tiny Tampon Queen Stars in Best Menstrual Marketing Ever

If you haven't heard about the company HelloFlo, after watching this commercial, you won't forget them. They're essentially a mail-order tampon and pad service that sends you your stuff, along with some candy, each month, right when you need it. Their first ad is so successful it's enough to make anyone who uses… » 7/29/13 5:15pm 7/29/13 5:15pm

Shaming the Crimson Tide: India Has a Period Problem

Indian women are made to feel ashamed for involuntarily bleeding once a month. Given that this systemic humiliation is responsible for a variety of economic and health issues that affect the entire country — crazy how oppressing half of the population tends to hold everyone back — the government is slowly starting to… » 7/25/13 12:00pm 7/25/13 12:00pm

This Guy Is Literally Trying to Become a Maxi Pad

A man from Panama City, FL has been documenting his journey in achieving his dream of becoming a sanitary napkin. The first step was to legally change his first name to "Pad." Next up is his search for a menstruating woman who will allow him to serve as an overnight pad, "preferably Kotex because of their association… » 4/09/13 7:15pm 4/09/13 7:15pm