Topic: Period

10 Of The Best Things About Getting Your Period

10 Of The Best Things About Getting Your Period

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Let’s be honest: there are a lot of things that suck about getting your period. It means a week (or more or less) of discomfort: cramps, bloating and headaches. Getting your period means you should prepare for a lot of moody days and nights, where you cry over everything and anything and have the urge to strangle everyone you meet. And getting your period also means eating and eating and eating and yet never feeling full, which is the least satisfying feeling ever.

But believe it or not, there are also some good things about getting your period. Seriously! More »

Men Cause Menopause

Men Cause Menopause

Were you thinking that it would be nice to just continue having your period forever and ever? Do you think it would be nice to have your first child around the age of seventy (actually sometimes I think that might be quite nice). Well, blame men. Men crushed your dreams. They are the reason menopause exists. More »

What Your Menstrual Cramps Say About You

What Your Menstrual Cramps Say About You

You know how we are always doing “what your… says about you?” Of course you do. They are practically my favorite thing to do. Cosmopolitan has clearly stolen this idea from us, and they are telling you what your menstrual cramps are trying to communicate. Your menstrual cramps are saying that you are dying, probably. Some spoilers, and I’m going to fill in the details they forgot: More »

How I Learned to Stop Hating My Period, And Love The Menstrual Cup

How I Learned to Stop Hating My Period, And Love The Menstrual Cup

You probably know that using a menstrual cup will save anywhere between 10,000-15,000 pads and tampons from ending up in landfills over the course of a woman’s menstruating life. You might also know that if you switched to a menstrual cup, you could save around $4,000 over the course of your own period and pms-filled years. But let’s be honest: You’re a bit grossed out by the idea of a reusable menstrual product, or you’re freaked out by how to use menstrual cups. So I’m here to motivate you to switch over to a cup, and I’m not going to use any of that data to persuade you. More »

Shopping, Dressing Trampy, And Other Things You Supposedly Do When Ovulating

Shopping, Dressing Trampy, And Other Things You Supposedly Do When Ovulating

This week, I mentioned offhandedly to a friend that I was thinking of doing some shopping. “You must be ovulating!!” she exclaimed, telling me about an article she read in which Science proved that women like to shop when their ovaries are squeezing out potential babies. Which reminded me of all the other things I’ve ever heard attributed to ovulation. Because, apparently, the steering wheel of a woman’s body is located squarely in her egg nest. More »

Terrifying Tampon Ads (To Go With This Okay One!)

Terrifying Tampon Ads (To Go With This Okay One!)

Look! No, look! It’s a red dot! Red, not blue! Not blue water! It implies that you might bleed down there if you’re that kind of person. Copyranter points out that this is “a historic advertising moment!”

Okay, it’s tragic that this is a historic advertising moment and that up until now ladies in advertisements have been having alien blue periods. Like, this shouldn’t be noteworthy. But, let’s just take a moment to consider how far we’ve come. More »