Period

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

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

Dear Menstrual Cup, we are over. Done. Finished. Finito. And not just because my period is ending. This time I mean it for good. Read...
Nicole Paulus    |   05.10.18   |   SHARE
Bodies
My hope is that by the time she actually starts her period, she’ll be very comfortable expressing her needs.

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

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. Read...
Lindsay King-Miller of Role Reboot    |   04.26.18   |   SHARE
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Nadya Okamoto

19-Year-Old Nadya Okamoto's PERIOD Inc. Fights For Safe & Hygienic Periods

Meet 19-year-old Nadya Okamoto, a second year Harvard University Social Studies major with a mission. PERIOD, Inc. is her movement! Read...
Shannon Day    |   02.2.18   |   SHARE
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Can plus-size people use menstrual cups? Be prepared for a learning curve...

Can Plus-Size People Use Menstrual Cups?

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?" Read...
Ragen Chastain    |   01.9.18   |   SHARE
Bodies
Yes, PMS is real. No, women are not just making it up.

Natural Remedies For PMS  

Yes, PMS is real. No, women are not just making it up. Here are a bunch of natural remedies, tips, and tricks to make PMS less miserable. Read...
Annie Walton Doyle    |   01.3.18   |   SHARE
Bodies
In our community, women on their moon are embraced, not shunned.

In My Culture, Having A Period Is Powerful

I park my car on the side of the street and turn off the engine. From my side-view mirror, I see him emerge from his mauve Camry and lean against the Read...
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“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)

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

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 Read...
Nicole Paulus    |   07.27.17   |   SHARE
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A program that helps boys understand the natural reality of having a period.

#RavsRadar: UNICEF Launches Comic Book To Help Indonesian Boys Understand Girls' Periods.

We all know that menstrual periods are perfectly natural, and it’s the cycle of nature, and isn’t the reproductive system amazing, and blah blah blah Read...
Rebekah Kuschmider    |   03.6.17   |   SHARE
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