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Health

Everything I Learned About Periods Working for a Major Tampon Brand

I spent a year and a half as the community manager for a major tampon and pad brand. I enjoyed opening with this at parties beacuse it always got a good conversation going. As a pro-woman, ra-ra feminist, I genuinely liked working with this brand and I learned a lot about the awesome people who […]

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Perspectives

Honouring My Flow: Surviving A Menstrual Crisis

It was a dark and stormy night and little did I know what was in store for me when morning came and dawn broke.

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You Complete Me Internet

Dispatches from Ladyblogland: DRAMA!

The ladyblogosphere was shaken to its, well, its something, by Hugo Schwyzer’s announcement that he was quitting the internet.

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Music

I’m at High Tide

A few weeks back I finally caved and bought a new turntable. Technically I had a working one, but it’s one of those ones that needs to be part of a room full of hi-fi equipment to work correctly and I haven’t hooked it up in forever. So I got a little cheap number with […]

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Sex

Welcome To The Jungle: Your First Period

Q. Is getting your period scary ? Because I am scared of having my period.

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Just for Fun

Wednesday Logic Problem: Period Magic

Thanks to elected officials who wouldn’t know a uterus from a sorting hat, the magical secrets we all keep in our ladyparts are no longer shrouded in mystery. And that calls for a logic problem. 

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Just for Fun

Crimson Tide Diaries: What Commenters Say About Period Products

If you write about pads or tampons or menstruation in general, this is how it goes. Want to give a guess what the first comment usually is about?

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The Frisky Feminist

Getting Caught Red-Handed (Isn’t Necessarily a Bad Thing)

Q: I masturbate a lot, and today I masturbated on my period. Is that normal?

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Ladyguides

The Crimson Tide Diaries (Revival!): Menarche Parties

Do you remember your first period?

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Science

Do Periods Really Sync Up Among Friends?

You’ve probably all heard about how close friends’ menstrual cycles sync up when they live together, but is there any truth to it or is it simply an urban legend? And can the synchronicity occur with people you only interact with online? There’s plenty of anecdotal data, but let’s see what science has to say […]

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: Menstruation Cliches

In my day job, I talk a lot about periods. Tampons. Pads. Menstrual cups. What every little quirk in your cycle could possibly mean. But I have to be funny when I do it, and I can tell you, that’s a lot of pressure.

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Bodies

Q & A with Ms. Vagina Science: Heavy Bleeding with Menstrual Cups, Treating BV, and using Emmenagogues to induce Your Period

This week I will be answering reader questions! NSFW warning: there is a picture of a full Diva Cup below.

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Ladyguides

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 […]

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Sex

Ask Ms. Vagina Science- Delaying Your Period, Birth Control Moodiness, and The Diva Cup Learning Curve

This week Ms. Vagina Science answers reader questions!

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Ladyguides

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, […]