Sophia Olofsson, an employee at Spotify, had a stroke of genius when she made a carefully curated playlist of songs to listen to while in the throes of PMS. We would like to continue her hard work and throw out some of our own suggestions to create the BEST PMS PLAYLIST OF ALL TIME.
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…
Rust-spotted underwear. Ruined pants. Discolored dining chairs. Crippling cramps. Chances are, if you've had your period, you've had a menstruation mishap.
Big news! As one reader wrote in an email, "There is a god."
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.
Vanessa Meyer's master's thesis is a short film, titled Cup U. It is fifteen minutes of women — who are not, in her words, "granola eating hippies" — discussing menstrual cups.
After discovering that my favorite tampons, O.B. Ultra, had been discontinued (yes, they're still making regular and super plus), I was inundated with suggestions that I try the Diva Cup. So I did.
I've been using O.B. Ultra for years. Years! And recently, I found it missing from my local drug store shelves. I tried Drugstore.com, Walgreens.com, KMart.com, Amazon.com Target.com and the awesomely named Tampons, Pads and Beyond. No luck.
Recently, I complained of my monthly misery, seeking help — and thank you, seriously, for getting all up in my uterus. Thanks to all of your suggestions, we now present the ultimate guide to curing your cramps!
Are you a moody bitch? Good news! You can now blame it on your entire menstrual cycle, not just on PMS! According to Australian researchers ,moodiness, stress and depression, are present all month, fluctuating throughout the average 28-day cycle. Apparently, stress levels are highest on day one of the cycle, while…
Girls in sub-Saharan Africa miss as many as four days of school each month because they don't have the necessary supplies to staunch their period blood. As a result, Always and Tampax are launching an awareness-building and fundraising program in the U.S. and Canada to help the situation. Um, did Always and Tampax…