Crimson Tide Diaries: Luna Pads

Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), a longtime women’s health advocate, has introduced “The Robin Danielson Act” (H.R. 5181), legislation that directs the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to conduct research and determine the extent to which the presence of dioxin, synthetic fibers, and other tampon additives pose any health risks to women. The bill also asks the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to collect and report information on Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS), a rare and potentially life-threatening bacterial illness which research has associated with tampon use in women. The bill is named for a woman who died from the illness. Read More Crimson Tide Diaries: Luna Pads

Crimson Tide Diaries: The Sponge

I’ve been a tampon girl most of my life – even at the tender age of 14 when I first got my period in a crowning glory fashion any child could be proud of: in front of all my classmates, all over the new (and only) pair of nice khakis my mother has ever bought me, while being forced to answer to my teacher why it was I needed to leave her class so urgently. I’ve had better moments. Read More Crimson Tide Diaries: The Sponge