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The Point of 'Period Parties'

Uloop | Posted 08.13.2014 | 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.

Dear Em & Lo: I Got My Period During Sex and Am Mortified

Em & Lo | Posted 05.07.2014 | Women
Em & Lo

You turned a little spill into a scene from "Carrie." He was nice about it, it sounds like he would have been happy to keep going and he continued to text you. But you? You freaked out, stopped responding to him and have probably been acting all weird at the office.

Am I Going Through Menopause At 35?

Posted 02.26.2014 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul Only about 1 percent of women in the U.S. go through menopause before 40. Here's what else those symptoms that are scaring the beje...

These Things You Do Every Day Have Changed The English Language As We Know It

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 02.20.2014 | Books

We're always adding new words to the English language -- selfie, twerk, hashtag, et cetera. This isn't about that. We tap out more messages each da...

Woman Unable to Conceal Tampon in Transit From Cubicle to Bathroom

Reductress | Posted 04.15.2014 | Comedy
Reductress

This piece originally appeared on Reductress.com. On her second menstrual cycle as an employee at the offices of Kauffman and Dofter, Jessica Feinwar...

An Open Letter to My Ovaries

Tracy Beckerman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Tracy Beckerman

I thought it was time I wrote you, my dear ovaries, a letter. Word on the street has it that you are not happy about the fact that you are still in business.

8 Things Every Woman Should've Learned About Her Period (But Never Did)

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 10.14.2013 | Women

Menstruation is a part of most women's lives for years (and years): Menopause typically begins around age 50, and girls in the U.S. tend to get their ...

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...

Camp Gyno: Critics of Shame-Free Period Ad Miss the Big Picture

Charles Clymer | Posted 09.30.2013 | Media
Charles Clymer

Let's enjoy the fact that a company was finally brave enough to mock our childish views on periods and take away the shame from girls and young women entering puberty.

Commas, Periods, and Quotation Marks

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 09.18.2013 | Books
William B. Bradshaw

If you follow these three rules, you will always be correct when using quotation marks with other forms of punctuation.

LOOK: The Most Absurd Tampon Line Ever?

The Huffington Post | Christina Huffington | Posted 05.02.2013 | Women

Menstrual product advertising is not exactly known for its honesty. After all, it wasn't until 2011 that a company -- Always for the win -- used real ...

12 Things You May Not Know About Your Period

Christina Huffington | Posted 02.12.2013 | Women

If you want to view VICE's 2012 photo series "There Will Be Blood," you have to confirm you are over 18 years old. The series is neither violent -- as...

Hey Ladies! Thinking About Ditching Your Period? A Doctor Answers 12 Puzzling, Scary and Hopeful Questions

Valerie Tarico | Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Valerie Tarico

When modern contraceptives first got formulated, back in the 1950s, the men in charge made a simple assumption that would affect millions of women over the next half century:  They assumed that women wanted to bleed every month. 

WATCH: Vintage Disney Video Explains Periods

Posted 11.28.2012 | Women

What happens when you combine a Disney movie with sex ed? Now you know. A 1946 cartoon produced by Disney in collaboration with Kotex illustrates "...

Is 7 the New 10? Why Do Some Girls Start Puberty So Early?

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 10.27.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Puberty typically isn't a favorite memory for any of us. During that angst-ridden ride between childhood and adulthood, nearly everyone's best goal is simply to fit in. That's even tougher when you're only in second grade.

Catherine Pearson

What Hollywood Gets Wrong About Your Period (And Why It Matters)

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 07.17.2012 | Women

If it were up to Hollywood to form our feelings about menstruation, women would go through life thinking their periods were icky or scary, one researc...

Why This VICE Photo Series Is So Shocking

Emma Gray | Posted 07.18.2012 | Women
Emma Gray

From a very young age we're taught that our periods should be covered, hidden and cleaned up. Now, a new VICE photo series, "There Will Be Blood" is challenging the taboo.