menstrual cup companies founded by women
menstrual cup companies founded by women
Lifestyle

12 menstrual cups made by women—for every body type

Good period hygiene is important—it keeps us healthy, and staying healthy means me don’t miss…

What gynecologists want you to know about your period
What gynecologists want you to know about your period
Lifestyle

9 things gynecologists wish they could tell you about your period

Even the most woke folks are plagued by misinformation about their periods. We blame the…

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illustration of a woman traveling
Lifestyle

The ultimate guide to traveling on your period, because bloody underwear is not on the itinerary

We’re proud of our periods, but we don’t love how unpredictable they can be. We…

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illustration of woman showering
Lifestyle

6 rituals to help you prep for your period

There’s nothing fun about getting your period—you’re bloated, tired, and breaking out, and all you…

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Girl Scouts
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These Girl Scouts used their cookie sale money to install “period lockers” in their school, and it’s #feministgoals

When you buy a box of Girl Scout cookies, your money is always going toward…

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Oscars

A documentary about periods won a 2019 Oscar—and the filmmakers made the best acceptance speech

A documentary about menstruation just won an Oscar. Period. End of Sentence took home the win…

Dakota Johnson
Dakota Johnson
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Dakota Johnson got real about her painful menstrual cycles, revealing her periods are “ruining my life”

As any person who menstruates knows, periods are no fun—and can sometimes be downright disruptive….

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broad city
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The period emoji is officially dropping later this year, and texting just became perfect

How many times have you needed a period emoji and it just wasn’t there? When…

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Tampax just introduced a menstrual cup, but is that a good thing?

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Picture of Scotland Free Period Products
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Scotland is making period products free for students, and here’s why that’s a big deal

We’ve long been proponents of equal access to menstruation sanitary products and the fight against…

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first period
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Nearly 1 in 3 women were confused when they got their first period, and we need more menstrual education ASAP

I was lucky enough to have Sex Ed, or what they called “Human Growth and…

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2018 NBCUniversal Upfront Presentation
Beauty

D’arcy Carden tells us what beauty product Kristen Bell gave her and the period foods she craves

If you’re obsessed with The Good Place like we are, you already know D’arcy Carden. She…

Lifestyle

Blume is a new line of self-care products made specifically for pre-teen girls, and our younger selves are so happy

In recent years, a wave of period-positive brands, including LOLA and Thinx, have opened up…

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period cramps
Lifestyle

5 home remedies for period cramps, because we’ve got your back (literally)

Most women’s periods are accompanied by a host of seriously unwanted side effects, including bloating,…

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tampons-light-periods
Lifestyle

The 5 best tampons for light periods

Our periods are as unique and different as we are. If you’ve been blessed with…

Period at Coachella survival guide
Period at Coachella survival guide
News

What to do if you have your period at Coachella, because the bathroom situation may be questionable

This year’s Coachella is right around the corner (April 13th!) and for some women, so is…

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Health & Fitness

This female-owned menstrual company wants you to know about the chemicals in your period products

Acetone. Chlorine bleach. Carcinogens used in car tires and styrofoam. These are all chemicals that can…

Ovulation pain causes
Ovulation pain causes
Lifestyle

This is why you might experience ovulation pain, because regular period cramps aren’t bad enough

Anyone who’s ever had a period knows: Pain is just part of the process. But…

Best sex positions for when you have cramps
Best sex positions for when you have cramps
Lifestyle

These are the best sex positions for when you have horrible period cramps

Sex on your period is a personal choice. For some it’s NBD, while others are…

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Image of sanitary napkin with glitter heart
Health & Fitness

How long does your first period last? Here’s what to expect

When you’re expecting your first period, educating yourself on what’s about to go down is…