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Moon Medicine and Yoni Bliss

Mary Rogers | Posted 02.01.2016 | Women
Mary Rogers

Since I've become inspired to uplift women everywhere and thus have begun to research topics such as moon cycles, circles, breath work, sisterhood and...

An Important Message From A Teen To The People Who Period-Shamed Her

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 01.25.2016 | Women

After noticing a period stain on Anushka Dasgupta's clothes, people around her tried to help her cover it up. It turns out their encouragement to conc...

The 'Tampon Tax' Is Real: The 40 States Taxing Periods

Upworthy | Annum Masroor | Posted 12.09.2015 | Politics

When I think of luxury items, I think of video games, cars, maybe even Cheetos. Something I (and most people) would never put on that list? Tampons. &...

This Jewelry Designer Is Tired Of Your Period Stigma

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.30.2015 | Arts

British designer Lili Murphy-Johnson isn't afraid to talk about periods. In fact, she's sick and tired of the stigma associated with women and menstr...

What To Eat When You Have Your Period

PureWow | Posted 10.27.2015 | Healthy Living
PureWow

You're a grown-ass woman who's been getting her period for a long-ass time. And yet... every month you're thrown off guard with cramps, bloating, fatigue, cravings and a generally sour mood. Next month, reach for one of these nine foods, and instantly feel better.

This Is Why Women Have Periods

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 10.22.2015 | Healthy Living

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This Period-Proof Underwear Ad Could Be Deemed Too Inappropriate For The Subway

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 10.28.2015 | Women

A company that sells period-proof underwear is claiming its proposed ads have not been approved yet because they are considered inappropriate. Thinx, ...

5 Unexpected Symptoms Women Shouldn't Ignore

Oprah.com | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 09.15.2015 | OWN

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Fat-Shaming Commercial For Sanitary Pads Is Offensive On So Many Levels

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 08.21.2015 | Women

A commercial for a sanitary pad aims to promote a product for women on their periods. Instead, it does a pretty good job of shaming them. A ...

This Woman Ran A Marathon Without A Tampon To Fight Period Shaming

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.10.2015 | Women

The night before she was set to run her very first marathon, Kiran Gandhi got her period. After a year of training, she refused to miss the momentous ...

Goodbye Granny Panties!

Heather Gillis-Harris | Posted 07.21.2015 | Women
Heather Gillis-Harris

I debated on whether or not Tom Brady would be leaving Giselle anytime soon and bearing children with me. When I realized that probably wasn't going to happen, I bit the bullet and took a big breath. I called my doctor.

Women Share Menstruation Woes With #LiveTweetYourPeriod, Hilarity Ensues

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.22.2015 | Women

Cramps, gas, acne or the most vicious kind of hunger: Yep, when Aunt Flo comes to visit, it can be the worst thing ever. Just search for the hasht...

Meet The Underwear That Were Designed Specifically to Wear During Your Period

Teen Vogue | Posted 06.15.2015 | Style
Teen Vogue

It's the time of month many of us dread, but menstruation is just a part of life. We're fortunate enough to have access to feminine hygiene products (and Midol!), that allow us to go about our everyday lives when our period comes, but for many other girls and women around the world, that is not the case.

4 Ways to Make Your Period More Enjoyable and Restorative

Rachael Yahne | Posted 05.26.2015 | Women
Rachael Yahne

For too long, women have been pretending our periods are some kind of hideous beast that arrives to ruin our lives every month. It's time to stop shaming our bodies. That includes its functions, its needs and all its miraculous cycles -- including our periods.

This Is The Price Of Your Period

The Huffington Post | Jessica Kane | Posted 05.22.2015 | Healthy Living

A recent experiment shed light on the "pink tax," or the price discrepancy that comes with purchasing female-branded products that are essentially ide...

Growing Up: The Hardest, Most Enjoyable Thing You Will Do

Robin Cassady | Posted 05.14.2015 | Women
Robin Cassady

When you're an adolescent, coming into your teen years sounds awesome. We wake up every morning pick out outfits based on how we feel that day, or consider the thought of grabbing the attention of a cute boy at school. Life is so easy for us then.

New Ad Tells The Story Of The Period Fairy -- A 'Vagical Shero'

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 05.12.2015 | Women

History might not remember the Period Fairy, but herstory does. "Last month was my first month. And it was vagical," a young girl says in a new He...

Why Black Women in the United States Must Talk About Menstruation Now

Cece Jones-Davis | Posted 05.12.2015 | Black Voices
Cece Jones-Davis

Despite these understandable challenges, I do believe now is the time for us to engage in menstrual hygiene advocacy, for ourselves as well as for women and girls around the world. Our silence about menstruation has kept us psychologically and reproductively sick.

Female Athletes Get Real About Their Periods

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 01.26.2015 | Women

British tennis player Heather Watson made headlines last week when she commented on her defeat at the Australian Open, telling reporters that dizzines...

5 Things Your Period Can Reveal About Your Health

Posted 03.13.2015 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul Your period is a monthly reminder that everything's working as it should…except for when it's not. That Your Hypothalamus Is ...

How Your Period Affects Your Sleep

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 10.29.2014 | Women

As if cramps, headaches and bloating aren't enough, many women also have to slog through sleep problems in the days leading up to and during their per...

5 Things About Your Period You Won't Learn in School

Maureen Shaw | Posted 11.18.2014 | Women
Maureen Shaw

Before you write off the Crimson Tide as a mere nuisance, check out this list of things you won't likely learn in school.

5 Ways Your Period Is Wrecking Your Skin

Refinery29 | Erika Stalder | Posted 05.18.2014 | Style

When your period comes to visit, it brings gifts: bloating, fatigue, and even the occasional freak-out. As if all that wasn't bad enough, though, many...

Your Time of the Month: A Cause for Celebration

Naama Bloom | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Naama Bloom

As pre-pubescents, we wait for this mysterious visitor. In our twenties, we pray we get it each month because we want confirmation that we're not pregnant. Then we hit our 30s, and many of us are trying to get pregnant. It's no wonder we have a love/hate relationship with our periods.

What To Wear When It's THAT Time Of The Month

The Huffington Post | Megan Mayer | Posted 10.11.2013 | Style

It's that time of the month and all you want to do is cozy up in sweats and your college sweatshirt... and a pint of Ben and Jerry's Half Baked ice cr...