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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

Charli XCX Nixes Plans to Market Branded Tampons Over 'Health Issues'

The best part of any live music show, you’ve got to admit, is the merch table: what, with its overpriced tokens of memorabilia and status tchotchkes available for purchase to prove to the world that You Were There when They Weren’t, even if your credit card bill outlasts that tour T-shirt you swore you’d wear forever. » 5/26/15 4:30pm 5/26/15 4:30pm

Rep. Carolyn Maloney Wants to Make Feminine Hygiene Products Safer

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) has introduced the Robin Danielson Act, a piece of legislation that would require the National Institutes of Health to put money into the research of feminine hygiene products and their possible negative side effects. Surprised that that’s not already a requirement? Well, try this for… » 4/21/15 11:10pm 4/21/15 11:10pm

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 3/28/15 2:30pm

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