Your Beautiful, Feminine Period Stains Are Against Instagram Guidelines

Rupi Kaur, a Sikh poet living in Canada, posted the above image on Instagram early this week—and swiftly got hit with one of these: » 3/27/15 1:10pm Friday 1:10pm

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

That Time Disney Partnered with Kotex to Explain Periods

Well, here is a strange piece of history: A short animated film made by Walt Disney for Kotex, explaining menstruation. The fuck? » 3/11/15 2:50pm 3/11/15 2:50pm

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

New Walgreens App Helps Ladies Manage Their Periods and Whore Pills

Welcome to the Internet of Your Ovaries—it's like the Internet of Things but with birth control. Walgreens pharmacy has partnered with a company called Glow to refill your birth control from your smart phone and yes, the robots are coming for us—with tampons, hopefully. » 1/30/15 2:10pm 1/30/15 2:10pm

Here is a Horrifying Fan-Made Video of the Fifty Shades Tampon Scene

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. » 1/21/15 11:08pm 1/21/15 11:08pm

Tennis Pro Breaks 'the Last Taboo,' Alludes to--GASP!--Her Period

A top British tennis player lost her very first match at the Australian Open this week. This is noteworthy because she practically admitted straight out that her period was at fault. » 1/21/15 5:30pm 1/21/15 5:30pm

Homeless Women Are Often Denied the Simple Luxury of Pads and Tampons

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. » 1/15/15 7:00pm 1/15/15 7:00pm

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

Apple's New Health Tracking App Forgets That Periods Exist

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. » 9/26/14 12:40pm 9/26/14 12:40pm

FYI: 'Blood Hounds' Are Dudes Who Really, Really Love Period Sex

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. » 9/16/14 1:10pm 9/16/14 1:10pm

Teens Invent 'Tampon Run' Game to De-Stigmatize Periods

"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. » 9/09/14 4:45pm 9/09/14 4:45pm

Let's Make the Ultimate PMS Playlist

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. » 9/04/14 6:45pm 9/04/14 6:45pm

These Australian Tampon Commercials Are Batshit and Delightful

Feminine hygiene brand Carefree is taking a new approach to marketing towards the Australian consumer. New ads by DDB Sydney feature hosts by the name of Fanny Glitterwinkle, Harmony Freebush and Stefan Van Der Blöed. The commercials are funny, weird and — surprisingly — actually use the word "vagina." » 8/25/14 12:35pm 8/25/14 12:35pm

PMS Bitchiness Is Real, And It Is Spectacular

Are you a bitch before your period? Do you notice? Or care? Or like it? Or secretly hope it's for a really good reason, like eliminating subpar dudes who aren't good fertility matches? Well grab a soft pillow, a cucumber facemask and a Merchant-Ivory production, because you're in luck! » 8/16/14 2:00pm 8/16/14 2:00pm

Why You're So Horny During Your Period

How many women get super turned on right before or during their period, contrary to all the logic they have ever been told their whole lives about when they should feel the most rarin' to go? It is hard to say, but it is enough that a Google search produces lots of women who've asked the same thing. » 7/31/14 1:00pm 7/31/14 1:00pm

Period-Obsessed Tween Opens a New Chapter in Great Menstrual Marketing

The team behind HelloFlo has followed up last summer's blockbuster commercial hit with a new ad for their period starter kits. This tween is so Judy Blume-ready to get her period that she fakes it with nail polish on a pad, prompting her mother to throw her a First Moon Party as "punishment." I wish these parties were… » 6/18/14 3:00pm 6/18/14 3:00pm

Reddit Women Fight Trolls With Hilariously Gross Period Talk

Over the last week, Reddit's front page has erupted into a veritable geyser of menstrual blood, thanks to the trolling efforts of denizens of the site's female-focused subforums. » 5/16/14 3:20pm 5/16/14 3:20pm