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A Woman Dressed Up As A Bloody Tampon For Halloween Because Why Not?

The Huffington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | Posted 11.01.2016 | Women

One woman showed up to the Village Halloween Parade in New York City on Monday night dressed up as “a soiled tampon,” which, according to the phot...

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.

It Might Be Time To Break Up With Your Tampon

The Huffington Post | Allison Fox | Posted 09.23.2016 | Healthy Living

Menstrual blood is really cool. Did you know, for example, that stem cells from menstrual blood are more powerful than those found in bone marrow? Ta...

Mother And Daughter's Late-Night Tampon Run Convo Is Pure Gold

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.15.2016 | Fifty

If Lorelai and Rory Gilmore ever went on a late-night tampon run, this is probably how it would go. Arkansas mom Belinda Hankins posted a hilarious te...

When I became legally homeless, I realized that many women don't have access to feminine hygiene products.

The GroundTruth Project | Posted 09.08.2016 | Impact
The GroundTruth Project

This essay is one of 35 selected by a panel of judges for “Ambitions Interrupted,” a series from The GroundTruth Project and YouthVoices, its stor...

Free Tampons, Pads Now Stocked In Bathrooms Across Brown University Campus

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.07.2016 | Good News

Here’s an initiative that’s worthy of a gold star. As of Wednesday, free tampons and pads will be available in a variety of non-residential restr...

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...

NYC Mayor Signs Free Tampons For Schools, Jails, Shelters Into Law

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 07.14.2016 | Impact

Mayor Bill de Blasio signed legislation on Wednesday making free menstrual products available in all New York City public schools, shelters and jails....

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...

Watch Women Struggle To Use Vintage Period Belts

The Huffington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | Posted 04.21.2016 | Women

Before the momentous invention of the adhesive sanitary pad in the 1970s, women were stuck with the period belt -- a jock strap-looking nightmare that...

Aunt Flo Makes All The Visits You Never Asked For In Adorable Video

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 04.12.2016 | Women

A visit from Aunt Flo can be a huge inconvenience or a huge relief -- it all depends on your situation. A new video from women's health site HelloFlo ...

U.K. Vows To Abolish 'Tampon Tax'

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 03.21.2016 | World

For the average woman, tampons and other sanitary products are a basic need, made necessary once every month for decades. Yet in many countries and mo...

6 Reasons You Shouldn't Use Herbal Tampons to Detox Your Vagina

Health.com | Posted 02.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Health.com

It seems no matter where you turn, there's a trendy new way to "cleanse" your body. The latest craze: herbal tampons, otherwise known as womb pearls (yes, really).

Bleeding into Education

Elissa Stein | Posted 02.19.2016 | Women
Elissa Stein

Giving girls easy access to tampons and pads in school can not only make the day-to-day experience of period management easier, it can potentially change their feelings about menstruation in general.

It Pays to Bleed

Nina M. Lozano-Reich, Ph.D. | Posted 02.15.2016 | Politics
Nina M. Lozano-Reich, Ph.D.

In most states, items, which are already exempt from taxes, include "non-necessities" such as prescription drugs, most food and grocery items and a long list of medical equipment. But, according to legislation in 45 states, evidently having our periods is a "luxury."

There Will Be Blood -- So Long As There Is Inequality

Haley Snyder | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics
Haley Snyder

The absurd expense of tampons is one of these circumstances that policy makers are now addressing.

An Open Letter to Gloria Steinem

Annie Lascoe | Posted 11.25.2016 | Women
Annie Lascoe

Dear Gloria, I just finished reading My Life on the Road. Thank you. Ever since opening it a few days after I bought it at my favorite bookstore in ...

Clueless Dudes Try To Understand Tampons In Hysterical Video

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.11.2015 | Women

In "Men Explain Tampons" from Facts., men awkwardly inspect women's sanitary products, everything from tampons to sanitary pads. The men say things li...

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 -- ...

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 ...

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

Madeline Wahl | Posted 07.24.2016 | 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.

What A Music Festival Taught Me About Periods

Annie Lascoe | Posted 07.02.2016 | Women
Annie Lascoe

Until my time at Bonnaroo, I hadn't really experienced what it's like to menstruate without access to running water, toilet paper, and privacy. For the first time in my life, I started worrying about developing an infection from not showering and changing my tampon in the -- largely unclean -- porta-potties at the festival.

The 5 Emotional Stages Of Dudes Learning About Period Products

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 06.19.2015 | Women

We'll give them an A for effort... but that's about it. In a new video created by V.Point News and charity organization Plan U.K., six guys attempt...

You Should Abandon Logic and Start Your Own Company

Annie Lascoe | Posted 06.09.2016 | 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.

Women Petition Removal Of 'Tampon Tax' Because Hygiene Products Aren't A Luxury Item

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 06.01.2015 | Impact

It’s a purchase no woman looks forward to making yet, across the globe, tampons are taxed as luxury items, and customers are demanding it be repeale...