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Do You Get Embarrassed If Someone Sees You Holding a Tampon?

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… » 6/04/15 12:10pm 6/04/15 12:10pm

The Best Time I Left a Used Tampon in a Dude’s Shower 

Though it’s hard to predict which of your antics will prove to be long-lasting in memory, some stories just follow you around. And some of these stories are easier to bet on than others in terms of longevity, such as: if you leave a used tampon in a dude’s shower when you’re 15, chances are that word is going to get… » 5/04/15 12:20pm 5/04/15 12:20pm

Social Anxiety: A Tried-and-True Strategy for Selling Pads Since 1950

As we've covered before, Kotex were launched onto the American market in the early 20s with callbacks to World War I. A few decades later, they were taking a more conventional approach: needling at your social anxieties. Girls in the know get Kotex; girls without a fucking clue about how to act use some other brand! » 3/23/15 7:45pm 3/23/15 7:45pm

Here it Is: The Greatest, Realest and Grossest Period Joke of All Time

Happy Valentine's Day week! Do you have anyone to celebrate it with or will you, like my partner and me, spend the day angrily eating chocolates and wondering when true love will finally find us? If so, you might be interested in this: The most disgusting awesome period joke you've ever heard. » 2/09/15 9:55pm 2/09/15 9:55pm

Let This Commercial Mansplain Tampons To You

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,… » 12/17/14 1:10pm 12/17/14 1:10pm