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

Newsweek Cover About Female Suicide Bombers Features Tampon Dynamite

Newsweek Pakistan's latest cover story is on the rise in female suicide bombers. And, so, naturally, this week's cover features the words LADY PARTS emblazoned over the image of tampons with lit fuses where the removal string would normally be. That's some TIME-level trolling, Newsweek. Kudos, I guess. » 9/25/13 4:40pm 9/25/13 4:40pm

What the Recession Has Wrought: A Tampon-Less Middle Class

The rapidly unravelling American middle class has been super hard on big corporations. Who is going to buy their middle-of-the-road household products now that Americans are either mega wealthy or living in penury [in a van] [down by the river]? Nobody, that’s who, which means that corporations need to come up with… » 9/22/13 2:00pm 9/22/13 2:00pm

Shady Landlord Asks Tenant to Hang 'Do Not Flush Tampons' Sign Over Her…

Anyone who's ever lived in a Mansion (or Apartment) (or Shack) (or House) has probably dealt with some crooked owner action. And while many landlords are law-abiding citizens like you and me, some are also dodgy motherfuckers like you and me. It's next to impossible to know when you're picking a place to live what… » 3/14/13 10:00am 3/14/13 10:00am

Mad Flow: Watch a Tampon vs. Mooncup Rap Battle

We have discussed menstrual cups before, but we've never actually seen a commercial outlining what makes them so great. In this video out of the UK, two gangs — Team Tampon and Mooncup Crew — face off in the ladies room of a club. Team Tampon starts talking shit right off the bat: "You sound like something that came… » 1/31/13 11:35am 1/31/13 11:35am

Some Squeamish Republicans Want to Sell You G.O.B. Tampons

Since makers of fine feminine hygiene products have already tried using handsome men to hawk their suggestively-shaped pieces of cotton, the next logical ad gambit would be to have ill-at-ease members of the G.O.P. stand in a small, grade-school cluster while they hold tampons at arm's length, eyeing them with the… » 9/23/12 11:30am 9/23/12 11:30am

Tampon Pellet Fuel Exists, and You Definitely Shouldn't Order Feminine…

What becomes of the tampons that don't reach the high standards of tamponnic perfection set by Saints Tampax, Playtex, and Our Lady of the OB? The answer may — actually, I think it's safe to say that it almost certainly will — surprise you: they're shipped off to a facility, where they're turned into fuel pellets. And… » 9/07/12 12:50pm 9/07/12 12:50pm

Johnson & Johnson Still Hates Women With Heavier Than Normal Periods

Last year the internet was in an uproar because Johnson & Johnson discontinued OB Ultra Absorbency tampons. By internet, I mean women's sites, of course. Like Dodai Stewart and many other women, I came to rely on OB Ultras because of my heavy period. They were the only tampons that I didn't have to change every hour… » 8/14/12 2:50pm 8/14/12 2:50pm