Tampons Could Be Used To Screen For Endometrial Cancer 

According to a new study, scientists have found that it's possible to detect tumor DNA from endometerial cancer using good old-fashioned tampons. Currently there is no effective (or easy) way to screen for the disease. Endometrial cancer is the most common gynecological cancer and currently accounts for six percent of… » 3/28/15 2:30pm Saturday 2:30pm

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

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

Tampons in Argentina Cost $30 a Box, If You Can Get Them

Argentina is known for a few things: natural resources like iron ore and zinc, Madonna's portrayal of Eva Perón, government corruption. And since the country is having problems with the latter—in particular, crippling inflation that's caused the price of imports as a result because no one wants to do business with a… » 1/10/15 1:45pm 1/10/15 1:45pm

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

Watch a Video on the History of a Girl's Best Friend: the Tampon

Time for your Friday history lesson! And it involves our bloody old friend, the tampon, those soft bundles of cotton we stuff in our vaginas every so often. Exactly how did women handle their roughly-monthly cycle back in the day? » 10/31/14 9:50am 10/31/14 9:50am

Pharrell's New Video Looks Like a Musical Tampon Ad

Agile carefree women dressed in white… dancing in a field… gleefully. Any of this sound familiar? Directed by Edgar Wright, Pharrell's music video for "Gust of Wind" takes place in a forest not unlike Where the Wild Things Are and looks a lot like those unrealistic tampon ads of yore. » 10/07/14 3:40pm 10/07/14 3:40pm

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

New Tampon Could Prevent HIV So Women Can Safely Ride Bareback

A team of bioengineers have developed a dissolvable "tampon" that delivers medication that prevents HIV minutes before having sex. Currently in clinical trials, the hope is that the product will eventually allow us all to raw dog it. » 8/12/14 12:30pm 8/12/14 12:30pm

Female Writer Faces Twitter Backlash After Asking About Tampons

Here's What Would Happen If More Women Designed/Marketed Lady Products

Most ads for products are cheesy, ridiculous, or insulting as it is. But products specifically targeting women are often uniquely terrible, and this may ring true, in part, because those products are often designed or marketed entirely by men. But how can that still be the case? » 7/24/14 11:20am 7/24/14 11:20am

Time to Accept Reality and Stop Flushing Tampons Down the Toilet

I know, we thought we had it so good for so long, but as the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. Or in this case, all that stuff you thought was OK to dump in the toilet, AKA the Get Rid of It Bowl, was, in fact, not OK after all. You know who you are. » 4/24/14 5:10pm 4/24/14 5:10pm

Why One (Male) Aussie Politician Is Getting Tampons in the Mail

The women of Australia are currently bombarding their Federal Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Scott Morrison, with tampons and maxi pads. But it's for a cause! » 1/08/14 7:15pm 1/08/14 7:15pm

Florida Woman Goes To Borrow Tampons, Steals Friend's iPad Instead

A Florida woman, not content to play second fiddle to any Florida man, has been charged with grand theft for stealing a friend's iPad, after police say she intended to borrow some groceries and a feminine product. » 12/30/13 11:30pm 12/30/13 11:30pm

Your Tampons Probably Have Toxins in Them

Living in this day and age, one learns to accept that there are harmful chemicals in a lot of the things we surround ourselves with and ingest: there are toxins in cosmetics, in food, in cleaning products, and so on and so (terrifyingly) forth. So, while it's probably not surprising that feminine care products —… » 12/23/13 2:30pm 12/23/13 2:30pm

Today Is the Day We Learn to Make Tampon Pipes

I've been wanting to dive into the world of DIY pipes and bongs for a while now. But it's intimidating! There seems be an endless list of things that people can convert into smoking devices. Apples, soda bottles, Pringles cans, Grandma. I honestly didn't know where to start. » 11/20/13 5:20pm 11/20/13 5:20pm

'Shark Week' Is Your New Favorite Rap Track About Menstrual Blood

"My bed looks like the elevator from the shining… Contemplate, don't hate/Cause I look like Sharon Tate/or a piece of rare steak/when I masturbate." Just a few of the many amazing lines in "Shark Week," a track by a group of rappers called Hand Job Academy. » 10/17/13 1:40pm 10/17/13 1:40pm

Nancy Kramer wants there to be free tampons in every bathroom in America. She's started the non-profit foundation Free the Tampons which is "committed to changing the existing social norm so that tampons and pads are freely accessible in public restrooms, just like toilet paper." You can tweet about locations you've… » 10/11/13 11:35am 10/11/13 11:35am