Hey guys, Sam here. I’ll cut right to the chase: I’m on day 12 of my period and I want want to destroy my entire reproductive system. More
“I was in the dressing room getting ready, and I heard her ask another girl what to do, as she’d just started her period during her shift…” More
It’s time to give up on your dream of constantly looking like you didn’t accurately predict your menstrual cycle. More
Let’s be honest: periods are terrifying. At least, when you’re 12 and it’s New Year’s Day and you were pretty sure yours was going to be a light trickle of blood rain and not…well, this. So, how (and when) did you learn to use those silly cotton swabs? More
Macy McGrail has some truly revolutionary things to say about periods and being a woman. Also, she’s nine. More
Calling all bleeding, uhm, hearts! There’s going to be a menstruation-themed poetry slam in New York City. More
Yes, it’s definitely late because you ate something weird. More
Vice loves the chance to provoke people (occasionally with memorable results) but this time we’re 1) kind of impressed by how far they’ve gone and 2) kind of shocked no one’s done it before*. In “There Will Be Blood,” we have what looks like a typical Vice shoot–a mix of new and vintage fashions, unconventional models, unglamorous locations–and period stains. Yes, the subjects appear to be menstruating.
The editorial was shot by a woman named Emma Arvida Bystrom who–based on a rough Google translation of her blogspot–seems very interested in the representation of women in media, especially beauty ideals (and, it would seem, subverting them). On the one hand, the images show nothing more than biological function and are only shocking because we never see things like this. On the other, some just seem like gory sensationalism. More
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Menstruation isn’t what it used to be. (Click through to embiggen.) More
It’s now become fairly common knowledge, courtesy of birth control pills like Seasonique, that women can skip monthly periods and be physically fine. This bodes well for those of us who might be running the risk of getting our periods on our honeymoons, or during already-scheduled camping trips, or when we had gotten excited about a particular pair of white pants. More
What do you do when you get “that feeling” that a guy is cheating, but don’t have proof? – Lemondrop
Your friend just got raped. Luckily, there’s an incredibly insensitive greeting card for times like these. – The Frisky
Vaginal steam baths could help cure infertility and painful periods. The problem is that you have to utter the phrase “vaginal steam bath.” – Blisstree
Bad news for your reproductive health: nearly half of pregnancies in America are unplanned. – AOL Health