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First Period

Firsts

Fredrica Duke | Posted 02.01.2015 | Style
Fredrica Duke

Everyone had pimples. I didn't. Everyone had her period. I didn't. I never realized the two were hormonally related. Then, one day at 15, there it was, my "monthly friend." Aunt Flo.

Setting Up the Jokes for Maximum Effect

George Heymont | Posted 12.16.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Wardrobe malfunctions can be unsettling, hilarious, scary, or (in the case of Janet Jackson's 2004 half-time show at Superbowl XXXVIII), historic. However, when push comes to shove, if a comic element is involved, it helps to have the audience in on the joke.

Laughing at Periods

Elissa Stein | Posted 09.08.2014 | Women
Elissa Stein

Commemorating periods in public was a punishment for bad behavior. Whew. That's one powerful message I'm not sure the filmmakers or the Hello Flo folks intended.

The Ad For Period Supplies We Actually Enjoy Watching

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 06.19.2014 | Women

Goodbye, ladies prancing around in all-white linen outfits and weird blue liquid being poured on maxi pads. Hello, actually humorous tampon ads. F...

Why I'll Throw a Party When My Daughter Becomes a Woman

Rachael Clarke | Posted 03.10.2014 | Parents
Rachael Clarke

Some people say you become a woman when you become a mom. That is true, I think, but I became a woman much sooner than that.

Why I Actually Like My Period

Isabella Huffington | Posted 05.01.2013 | Women
Isabella Huffington

Getting my period meant I was healthy. And that was the problem. I didn't want to be healthy; I wanted to be skinny. And I wanted to be skinny more than I wanted to be anything else. When I was 11, a friend asked me what superpower I wanted. I told her I wanted to be invisible.

What The Age You Got Your Period Could Mean For Your Health

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 11.15.2012 | Women

Most women can perfectly recount the story of the day they got their first period -- and probably have to other women a number of times. But according...

The Time Caitlin Moran Told Us How To Be Women

The Huffington Post | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 08.08.2012 | Women

The news that you are scheduled to conduct an interview in a diner at 8 a.m. in midtown Manhattan is usually pretty dreary, unless your interviewee is...