The Book Of Jezebel: T Is For Tampons

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As you may have heard, in just 4 days we'll be publishing our first book, a 300-page, hardcover, illustrated encyclopedia called The Book of Jezebel. In honor of this milestone —which took many years and dozens of contributors to execute—we'll be posting one entry from the book a day, starting with "A" and continuing on through to "Z." Although the book itself has already been printed — it's gorgeous — questions, additions, annotations and suggestions on the entries that appear online are welcomed and encouraged.

Tampons

Cylindrical-shaped bits of cotton inserted into the vagina to collect menstrual blood that have inspired a vigorous advertising market as companies compete for dollars by presenting images of joyous women wearing white clothing and engaging in various physical activities.

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(Illustration by Lisa Hanawalt for the Book of Jezebel.)

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Patcher Pup

Jesus, that center picture. Are you trying to give me a traumatic flashback to middle school?