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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.

ICYMI Health: How Kendrick Lamar Could Change The Face Of Depression And Why Dressing Better Might Improve Your Work Life

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what editors at The Huffington Post are reading this week. This week, we focused on reading stories about the high cost of m...

The Mysterious Disappearance of Menstruation

MiddleSexy | Posted 05.04.2015 | Fifty
MiddleSexy

My period has mysteriously disappeared. After years of getting it every 28 days, it's now 19 days late. And thanks to my husband's successful vasectomy five years ago, I know that I'm not pregnant.

Here's What Could Be Hiding In Your Tampon

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 04.29.2015 | Healthy Living

If you thought the only thing in your tampon was cotton, you might be wrong. According to Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), your tampons and pads ...

Emma Gray

It's 2015 And We Are Still Terrified Of Women's Periods

HuffingtonPost.com | Emma Gray | Posted 03.27.2015 | Women

There's nothing scarier than a fully-clothed lady with a little bit of period blood on her pants. At least, that's what artist and poet Rupi Kaur ...

When You Buy Sanitary Pads From This Company, You'll Give A Girl In Need A Month's Supply

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 03.19.2015 | Impact

In some developing regions of the world, a girl having her period isn't simply a monthly occurrence -- it's a barrier to accessing education. Becau...

Anna Almendrala

Why Some Women Are Giving Up Tampons For Good

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.26.2015 | Healthy Living

Maryann Flasch, a 32-year-old office manager from Austin, Colorado, used to suffer from vaginal itching, dryness and infections when she got her perio...

A Crow Didn't Touch Me, I Got My Period

Sulochana Pednekar | Posted 02.11.2015 | Impact
Sulochana Pednekar

It was this research and my own experiences that made me want to do something to change the situation, I didn't want to be ashamed about this and didn't want others to be.

When It's Okay to Ask a Guy to Buy Tampons

Em & Lo | Posted 01.24.2015 | Women
Em & Lo

At what point in a relationship is it acceptable to ask a guy to go buy tampons from you? EMandLO.com's Wise Guys weigh in.

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 ...

Menstruation Matters: How Periods Are Keeping Girls Out of School in Nepal

Loren Hyatt | Posted 01.18.2015 | Impact
Loren Hyatt

For millions of women and girls around the world, menstruation can lead not only to cramps, bloating, and mood swings, but it also can lead to days of missed school and lower future economic earnings.

A Brief History Of The Tampon

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 11.03.2014 | Women

In Greece in the 5th century B.C., women fashioned tampons out of lint rolled around wood. Cue: instant gratitude for the tampon options of today. ...

The Point of 'Period Parties'

Uloop | Posted 10.13.2014 | College
Uloop

While most teenagers await their first driver's license to signal that they have entered adulthood, I enjoyed the pleasure of the entire Indian community finding out about my internal plumbing problems. I have unofficially dubbed these awkward events as "period parties."

Endometriosis: Devastating for Young Women

Erin Havel | Posted 09.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Erin Havel

Endometriosis, as far as I knew, was something older women may experience. Statistics and facts about "female issues" are not always openly discussed in the same way as other medical conditions.

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.

Access To Birth Control Is About Much More Than Controlling Birth

Madeline Wahl | Posted 08.31.2014 | Women
Madeline Wahl

Every month, I refill my prescription for birth control pills and every day at the same time (well, mostly the same time), I swallow one of the little pills with a sip of water. But the reason I started taking birth control pills and continue to take them is probably not what you're thinking.

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...

Debate Flares Over Theory Linking Menstrual Periods, Mate Preference

Inside Science | Cynthia McKelvey | Posted 05.29.2014 | Science

(Inside Science) -- A long-held theory in evolutionary psychology suggests that heterosexual women's attraction to certain types of men ebbs and flows...

WATCH: Maxi Pad Parody Uses Red Instead of Blue Liquid, Yum

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 05.08.2014 | Weird News

You've essentially seen this commercial played out a million times on public TV -- so what makes it so cringe-worthy now? In this parody of a maxi ...

Yagana Shah

Surprising Menopause Symptom Is More Common Than You Think

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.16.2014 | Fifty

Women may welcome menopause, thinking they can finally bid farewell to tampons, maxi pads, and Midol. But a new study shows recurring and prolonged bl...

Eve's Daughters, or, Go With the Flow

Nicole Brittingham Furlonge | Posted 05.27.2014 | Women
Nicole Brittingham Furlonge

While having children has been the most life-altering experience and process I have lived through, I have to say that the blessing that I walked out of those years of (finally) diagnosis and treatment with -- the blessing I think of only now with distance from the moment -- is that I learned the importance of listening to my body's messages.