Seasonale And Lybrel Are No More "Unnatural" Than Old School…

In the Fall issue of Ms. » 11/11/08 4:00pm 11/11/08 4:00pm, Ann Friedman gets the real story behind Seasonale and Lybrel, the pills that allow women to menstruate only four times a year or not at all, respectively. Some opponents of these kinds of pills have argued that not having a period is "unnatural," and others say these pills "pathologize"…

Feminine Hygiene Commercials Are Rarely Genius

Over on AdAge » 8/29/08 1:30pm 8/29/08 1:30pm, there's a for a company called Libra. In the spot, a woman on a rooftop rocks out on guitar as video game shapes fall from the sky. The licks are hot, the chick is cool, and the tagline is: "Play with patterns." The product? Tampons. Because having your period ! Actually, the ad's not bad — at least…

The Importance Of Being Able To Change Your Period Products In "Public"

Sharing experiences of certain bodily functions are milestones in intimacy with significant others, like pooping while they're in the house » 8/28/08 6:00pm 8/28/08 6:00pm, vomiting on them when you're sick, or farting in from of them. Once you can do that shit (literally), you know that you're comfortable in your relationship. But there's one final …

Doth Not A Mentally-Ill Popstar Bleed?

At 4:53 p.m., we received an email from Henry Seltzer at US Weekly informing us that the magazine had confirmed that in the event that Britney Spears dies, the Associated Press had an obituary written and ready to ship to the tens of thousands of news organizations that subscribe to its service. A few minutes later I… » 1/17/08 6:00pm 1/17/08 6:00pm