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 Monday 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

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

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