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Two Women Show The Expectation vs. The Reality Of Getting Their Periods

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 01.24.2017 | Comedy

It would be pretty tone-deaf of me to start this post off like, “Hey, ladies! Gettin’ your period, amirite?!” As guys, we’ll never fully under...

Using Your Period To Fight The Patriarchy

Brandy Walker | Posted 01.12.2017 | Women
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Brandy Walker

Call me a glutton for punishment, but I love my period. I love the charged emotions, fueling and draining me in the days leading up to it. I love trac...

Periods Are Awesome! Let's Show Them Some Bloody R.E.S.P.E.C.T!

Susie Sampson | Posted 12.15.2016 | Comedy
Susie Sampson

Periods are totally normal and natural. But for whatever reason, people find them icky to talk about. No more! When it comes to tampons and menstrual ...

This Teen Is Bringing Menstrual Products To Homeless Women Around The World

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 11.23.2016 | Women

Nadya Okamoto was 15 years old when her mother lost her job and her family became legally homeless. In an instant, Okamoto’s life became nights couc...

Homeless People Get Much-Needed Tampons, Pads Thanks To Teen's Nonprofit

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.21.2016 | Good News

One teen is rallying people to help the homeless through an issue that’s often neglected. Homeless people across the United States, as well as in a...

This Period Company Is Giving 400,000 Tampons To Women In Shelters

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 10.05.2016 | Impact

This company is giving free tampons to women who otherwise might not be able to afford them. On Tuesday, menstrual hygiene company LOLA ― known for ...

I Accidentally Had Two Tampons In. What Should I Do?

The Cut | Posted 09.29.2016 | Healthy Living
The Cut

Yes, it's disturbing to realize you've been harboring a forgotten guest, but it's not as unhealthy as you might think.

5 Natural Remedies for Period Pain and Symptoms

Sonima.com | Posted 09.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Sonima.com

By: Kimberly Jordan Allen The side effects that come with menstruation--bloating, digestion issues, lower back pain, and more--can be relieved with t...

The awful thing having PMDD taught me about how we treat women who have periods

Revelist | Posted 09.19.2016 | Women
Revelist

By Meghan O'Dea This post originally appeared on Revelist. I remember being 10-years-old and flipping through a catalogue full of Grateful Dead memo...

This Period Board Game Is Smashing The Stigma Of Menstruation

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 09.14.2016 | Women

Unfortunately, we still live in a world where young women are taught that menstruation is embarrassing and even shameful. A new period-themed board ga...

11 Hilarious Period Comics That Are All Too Bloody Real

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 09.07.2016 | Healthy Living

Periods come with all sorts of inconvenient side effects, but that doesn’t mean we can’t sit back and laugh at them every once in a while. Below,...

Can You Blame Your Birth Control For Your Insomnia?

The Cut | Posted 09.02.2016 | Healthy Living
The Cut

Though there are some women who might find they sleep better on the pill, she says. For instance, the pill might knock out bloating or shorten their period altogether. "Some women may notice a more stable sleep pattern across the month because of taking oral contraceptives, and not having the fluctuations in the hormones, but that has not been studied."

Kylie Jenner Wants You To Know She Got Her Period, Not A Boob Job

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 08.26.2016 | Entertainment

By now, Kylie Jenner is used to shutting down plastic surgery gossip. She recently had to do it again: Thanks to a new round of sexy Snapchats and Ins...

Period-Talking Olympian Has Attracted At Least One Famous Fan

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.18.2016 | Fifty

The world has fallen in love with Chinese Olympian Fu Yuanhui, thanks to her hilarious expressions ― and honesty. The 20-year-old swimmer has made n...

Sexist Pool Sign Tells Women Not To Swim During Their Periods

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 08.15.2016 | Women

A rule posted at a swimming pool in Tbilisi, the capital of the country of Georgia, is getting slammed as sexist after posting a sign telling women no...

5 Things That Could Be Messing With Your Period

Teen Vogue | Posted 08.02.2016 | Women
Teen Vogue

For Teen Vogue, by Bianca Mendez. The five things that could be messing with your period. It seems that even with all the knowledge in the world, ou...

Weblog: Ovaries Are Amazing, But Menstruation Sucks

Evelyn Marsters | Posted 07.06.2016 | Women
Evelyn Marsters

As New York becomes the sixth US state to remove sales tax on menstrual products, Evelyn and Hani Khaursar talk PMS, tampon shortages and PMDD, a mens...

What It's Like To Have Your Period During Ramadan

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.24.2016 | Religion

The first time 19-year-old Zoha Qamar went to Friday prayers during her period, the mosque was packed. She had learned from a young age that menstruat...

Unanimous Vote Brings Free Tampons To NYC’s Schools, Prisons, Shelters

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 06.23.2016 | Impact

NEW YORK -- From the steps of City Hall, with dozens of women advocates standing behind her, New York City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras-Copeland anno...

Things I'd Like Men To Know About Periods

ReeRee Rockette | Posted 06.15.2016 | Women
ReeRee Rockette

Most women have come to terms with the hassle of dealing with periods. We've figured out how to keep the blood contained, whether by a pad, a tampon or a mooncup. I'm just working on finally shaking the shame, I'm far too old to be carrying this baggage.

Girls Take Photos Of Things They're Banned From Doing During Their Period

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 06.10.2016 | Impact

The stigma around menstruation is real -- and in certain parts of the world, it stops girls from participating in daily activities, to the point of pu...

To the Women of California: Cora Will Pay Your Tampon Tax

Molly Hayward | Posted 05.23.2016 | Women
Molly Hayward

As the Founder of Cora, a San Francisco-based startup offering premium organic tampons, and an advocate for global women's rights, I've observed the g...

Not Bleeding in Public

Elissa Stein | Posted 05.23.2016 | Impact
Elissa Stein

Recently Thinx, a company who puts "period-proof underwear" out in the world, launched a new ad campaign in NYC's Union Square subway station.

3 Ways We Need to Stop Body-Shaming Adult Women

Molly Hayward | Posted 05.20.2016 | Women
Molly Hayward

That's right. By the time you're a grown-up kick ass woman making it rain, you'll still only feel half as much body-love as a teenage boy. Not quite the pace most of us want our self confidence and self-love to develop.

9 Fascinating Facts About Vaginas That Will Change Your Life

Teen Vogue | Posted 05.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Teen Vogue

From the blended orgasm to a coffee-scented discharge (kidding, sort of), here are nine fascinating things that happen below the belt: