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What Your Menstrual Products Say About You

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Your period is a time for many things: comfort eating, getting into arguments for reasons you can't reconstruct…but it’s also a time to express yourself.

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Dear Menstrual Cup: Sorry, But We're Breaking Up For Good

Despite how trendy you become or how much other women praise you, menstrual cups just aren’t for everybody.

Dear Menstrual Cup, we are over. Done. Finished. Finito. And not just because my period is ending. This time I mean it for good.

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Normalizing Menstruation: Why I Talk About My Period To My 2-Year-Old Daughter

My hope is that by the time she actually starts her period, she’ll be very comfortable expressing her needs.

I just tell my daughter the truth about my period: I have PMS, my back is killing me, and we’re going to eat a lot of chocolate.

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Can Plus-Size People Use Menstrual Cups?

Can plus-size people use menstrual cups? Be prepared for a learning curve...

Many assume that the menstrual cup doesn't work for fat people. So we're tackling the question, "Can plus-size people use menstrual cups?"

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Are We Still Ashamed Of Our Periods?

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There are still parts of the world where women/vagina owners aren’t allowed inside their own home or community when they’re menstruating. They’re seen as impure. I believe the scientific term for all of this thinking is “total and utter bull.”

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To Anyone Who Doubts The Awesomeness Of Women, Here's What A Period Is Like IRL

“I will try to maintain some sort of normalcy today, regardless of what is coming out of me," I assured myself. (Image credit: Flickr/adifansnet)

I’m tired of men in suits making decisions on behalf of my lady parts. If you want to control my reproductive system, then you better go ahead and start controlling ALL that that entails, including supplying me with an unlimited amount of tampons.

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How I Learned About Sex, In 8 Vignettes

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I’m fifteen. A man has come to our school to tell us girls how to protect ourselves from rape.

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NYC Proposes Law For Free Tampons, GBLESS

For those living in poverty, accessing menstrual supplies can be a true crisis. That’s why it’s so damn brilliant and compassionate that lawmakers New York City are proposing programs that will make menstrual supplies free and available in public schools, and homeless shelters.

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Why I Dumped Tampons For The Diva Cup And Never Looked Back

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Whenever I rave about menstrual cups (which is kind of frequently), there are always some people who say that they think cups are gross, or that they’re uncomfortable putting their hands in their vagina to insert the cup and take it out.

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The Dubious Glory Of The Diva Cup

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With the goal of period-ing like a goddamn champ, I decided to try the Diva Cup, and report back to you its various benefits. So. You’re welcome.

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