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
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
You know what every girl needs? A party to celebrate her period. A party complete with this uterus pinata, of course. More
This week’s column is not for the squeamish, by which I mean it is entitled Period Sex and is neither about sex with punctuation marks nor will any Victorian garb be involved. Frankly, I get squeamish talking about menstruation and … More
Step 1: The first rule of hormones is you do not talk about hormones.
If you suspect I’m acting hormonal, don’t actually use the word ‘hormonal.’ Don’t mention I might have PMS, don’t casually wonder what day of the month it is, and whatever you do, don’t be crass and ask if I’m “on the rag.” Who even uses rags, anyway? That’s disgusting. I can’t believe you think I would do that. Don’t you even know me at all anymore? Is this a joke to you? Do you think my body is funny?
It’s easy. Don’t ask, don’t tell.
Because, look, if I’m not hormonal and you ask if I’m hormonal, I will be insulted. There’s a very good chance that I’m just having a bad day. And if I happen to actually be PMSing when you ask me, I mean, is it that obvious? Can’t I still be angry for the sake of being angry? Do I NEED your permission to be mad at you? Or do I NEED TO CONSULT MY STUPID OVARIES before I STORM OUT of this ROOM? MAYBE I’M PISSED AT YOU BECAUSE YOU NEVER BRING ME FLOWERS ANYMORE. EVER THINK OF THAT, YOU LAZY, WORTHLESS, PATHETIC EXCUSE FOR A BOYFRIEND? MAYBE THAT’S WHY. More
No….seriously…why….? I don’t understand this random use of the ellipsis that seems to be cropping up in every message I get. Ellipses are great. Really. I just don’t understand why people keep inserting them in the places of periods. As … More
What do you mean this one is already reserved?! We want to buy one for every person we know. [Via Etsy]