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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 Health-Related (And Expensive) Consequences Of Having Your Period While Homeless

Jennifer Weiss-Wolf | Posted 01.19.2016 | Impact
Jennifer Weiss-Wolf

Many low-income women and girls share a similar struggle -- especially those who are experiencing homelessness. Inability to afford tampons or pads or to access hygiene facilities, can severely compromise women's health, productivity and dignity.

Return of the Tribe: Honoring Your Moon Cycle

Mary Rogers | Posted 01.19.2016 | Women
Mary Rogers

Within every woman there is a wild and natural creature, a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowing. Her...

Buying These Tampons Donates A Box Of Pads To Homeless Women

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 01.14.2016 | Impact

If 2015 was the year we started talking about women's periods, 2016 may be the year for major innovations in the previously hush-hush world of sanita...

Got PMS? You Might Have High Blood Pressure In The Future, Says Study

LiveScience.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.26.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Agata Blaszczak Boxe Published: 11/25/2015 10:14 AM EST on LiveScience The headaches, fatigue and other symptoms of premenstrual syndrome may be ...

What Happened When Women Put Period-Proof Underwear To The Test

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 11.18.2015 | Women

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Everything You Thought You Knew About Periods... Is False

PureWow | Posted 11.24.2015 | Healthy Living
PureWow

You know what to eat when you're on your period. You know what underwear to put on when you're on your period. But do you know why these five common period myths are totally false?

Thinx Period-Proof Underwear Ads Called Too 'Offensive' For Taxi TVs

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 11.16.2015 | Women

Last month, period-proof underwear company Thinx faced pushback for its proposed ad campaign. The media company which vets ads for the New York M...

Famous Women Get Real About Menstruation To Combat Period-Shaming

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 11.12.2015 | Women

With the help of a few celebrities, Thinx wants to end the stigma surrounding periods. Actresses Sophia Bush, Joy Bryant and Jackie Tohn kept ...

The Dirty Politics of Period Sex

Katie Tandy | Posted 10.30.2015 | Women
Katie Tandy

To every woman who has coyly whispered, "I need to go to the bathroom" as you're about to get it on, and then darted to the bathroom to frantically tug out a sodden piece of white cotton before darting back to bed and apologizing: Why the hell are we apologizing for what our body does?

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.

What It's Like To Try A Menstrual Cup For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 10.05.2015 | Women

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Now The 'Normal Barbie' Dolls Can Teach Girls About Periods

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 09.23.2015 | Women

In 2014, artist and researcher Nickolay Lamm designed the Lammily dolls, also known as "normal Barbies," using the CDC body measurements of the a...

"Period Panties" Are a Thing and They Seem Sort of Amazing

PureWow | Posted 09.03.2015 | Style
PureWow

Lady products have come a long way over the years, from Kotex belts to hipster tampons. So, without further ado, allow us to introduce you to period-p...

Bathroom Betrayal: Bleeders Not Welcome!

Lee Gaitan | Posted 08.20.2015 | Women
Lee Gaitan

When I stood up to grab another pair of sandals -- whoosh -- I felt my internal floodgates fly wide open, and I realized I was dealing with much more than a sweaty undercarriage. "Oh, my God, I think my period has just returned."

Behold: A Tampon You Can Share With Your Bestie

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 08.19.2015 | Women

Declarations of best friendship have reached a whole new level. Now not only can you share secrets, dreams and a tub of ice cream with your bestie -- ...

The Problem With Men Who Assume It's 'That Time Of The Month'

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 08.17.2015 | Women

Here's a reminder that a woman's emotions have little to do with a visit from "Aunt Flo." In a video produced by Cosmopolitan, men and women...

Trump and Tampons

Elissa Stein | Posted 08.08.2015 | Women
Elissa Stein

An off-hand comment like the Donald's is a smack back to reality, a reality in which women are seen as less than equal because of their bodies. As the most popular candidate in his party at the moment, one has to wonder how many of Trump's supporters feel the same way.

Woman Slams Supermarket Employee's Period Joke On Facebook

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 08.05.2015 | Women

Women shouldn't feel embarrassed about buying feminine products. They especially shouldn't have to deal with period jokes. But according to one woman'...

No, I'm Not Going To Hide My Tampon From You

Madeline Wahl | Posted 07.24.2015 | Women
Madeline Wahl

There's no shame in being a woman and there's definitely no shame in being a woman who has a period. There's also no shame in being a woman who wants to have sex while on her period.

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.

You Should Abandon Logic and Start Your Own Company

Annie Lascoe | Posted 06.10.2015 | Impact
Annie Lascoe

On any logical level, I had no place making this move. My background was in social work; I had spent my professional life working in nonprofits. But I had a passion for creating change, a desire to see a very specific product on the market, and a vision of a better world for girls and women everywhere.

Taboos Around Periods Hurt Everyone

Amanda Klasing | Posted 06.01.2015 | Impact
Amanda Klasing

We have found that governments' failure to adequately inform women and girls about menstruation and enable menstrual hygiene management can compromise their rights to privacy, non-discrimination and equality, education, health, work and decent working conditions.

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.