Tampons

Women tell us their worst experiences with tampons

<b>For a small piece of cotton, tampons can sure cause a lot of problems.</b><p>The risk of toxic shock syndrome is always there, and even just putting them in …

Love

YVR adding tampon/pad dispensers in airport bathrooms following complaints

The Vancouver airport says it can do a better job when it comes to providing access to feminine hygiene products. “We were recently made aware of a …

Vancouver

This Is the Risky Part About Periods That We Need to Be Talking About

We all know being a woman has its challenges, but sometimes we may forget how demanding it really is. Just like you can forget to take a pill every day, with a woman's hectic schedule, it often can be difficult to remember if you have removed a tampon or if you even put one in. "Busy schedules, …

Medicine

8 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Toxic Shock Syndrome

Kate is a writer who laughs at her own jokes and likes to pour too much hot sauce on her food.<p>Learning how to use tampons for the first time is …

Wikimedia

Everything you know about toxic shock syndrome is probably wrong

First off, it’s not just a tampon thing.<p>For a while there in the ‘90s it felt like every teen-girl magazine was required to publish at least one (terrifying) it-happened-to-me toxic shock syndrome story per year. “I left a tampon in for eight hours and almost died.” “My friend looked at a tampon …

Health

Use tampons? Don't panic about toxic shock syndrome

Model Lauren Wasser's story is the worst nightmare of anyone with a vagina -- in 2015, she woke up in a hospital to discover she was scheduled for a leg amputation after her tampon caused toxic shock syndrome.<p>This week, Wasser's experience put her back in the news when the Washington Post reported …

Health

How Much Should I Worry About Toxic Shock Syndrome If I Use Tampons?

Model Lauren Wasser’s story is the worst nightmare of anyone with a vagina — in 2015, she woke up in a hospital to discover she was scheduled for a …

Medicine

If These 2017 Period Tweets Don't Make You Laugh, Then You've Probably Never Had A Period

"I just want to jump as high as the girls in the tampon commercials."

Model’s leg amputated after a severe reaction to a tampon

Warning: Graphic content<p>This American model’s once glamorous life was turned upside down when her leg had to be amputated after she contracted toxic …

Model loses leg because of toxic tampon

A model had a leg amputated after contracting a bacterial infection from her tampon.<p>Lauren Wasser, 28, was living in Los Angeles in 2012 when she …

‘F—ing hell’: Model details losing leg to ‘toxic’ tampon

Lauren Wasser grew up surrounded by models and lived a glamourous lifestyle most girls envy.<p>So when she lost her right leg in 2012 to a near fatal …

Offbeat News

Bella Thorne Seriously Just Named Her New Puppy "Tampon" and Fans Are Shook

She just did that! Bella Thorne seriously, actually, literally named her new puppy "Tampon" on Dec. 12, and we don't know how to feel.<p>The Famous in …

Bella Thorne

What Size Tampon Do I Need? It Depends From Person To Person

We've all heard tampon horror stories, whether its getting toxic shock syndrome, forgetting a tampon for days, or even leaving a tampon in during …

Self Defense

6 best, easy-to-use tampons for beginners

To pad or to tampon? <i>That</i> is the ultimate female question. Choosing a staple period product is a personal decision and there’s absolutely no wrong …

Is Sleeping With A Tampon Inserted Safe? Yes, If You Follow These Instructions

Fatigue and tiredness are common period symptoms most women have experienced at least once in their life. Sometimes when you’re cramping and bloated, …

Health

If Only All Tampon Ads Were This Honest

Now you can reach for a pack of "vaginal blood absorbency sticks."<p>The fact that this tampon commercial has a male spokesperson already makes it a comedy.<p>The latest entry in Cracked’s “If ads were honest” series quickly racks up not-so-quaint terms for menstruation.<p>“We’ll never say period,” the …

How an Airport Passenger Became the Tampon Hero We All Need Right Now

Being on your period while travelling is annoying enough without the added fear of running out of tampons when you need one most.<p>For one unfortunate …

Activism

'Lady bro' convinces Calgary airport to cut tampon price

<b>An anonymous traveller has become a folk hero for women after giving out free tampons in a Canadian airport.</b><p>The unidentified woman said she had to buy a box of tampons for C$15 ($12; £9) at the Calgary airport because the tampon vending machines were all empty.<p>She left the rest of the box in the …

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Woman's kind deed convinces Calgary Airport to lower tampon prices

An anonymous woman is being lauded as a sort of hero after her kind deed resulted in the Calgary Airport lowering the price of tampons.<p>The traveler left behind a handwritten note and a box of tampons in the airport bathroom saying the tampon machine didn’t work so she was forced to pay $12 to buy a …

Travel

$15 tampons at Calgary airport trigger larger debate about needs versus wants

News of a $15 box of tampons sold at the Calgary International Airport elicited shock online. However, it’s common for feminine hygiene products to …

Canada

'Lady bro' credited for tampon changes at Calgary airport after Reddit post goes viral

Shock at pricey tampons at Calgary airport, but that's the norm in the north<p>A viral post about a $15 box of tampons sold at the Calgary International …

Viral

Learn From My Mistake, And Don’t Forget To Change Your Tampon

When I was in college, I got so sick one night that I actually wondered if I might, in fact, be dying. I was vomiting so much and for so long that I …

Mayo Clinic

What Happens When Leave Tampon In Too Long

Unfortunately, this can be very dangerous and <i>this</i> is what can happen if you leave it in for too long.<p>INFECTION<p>Toxic Shock Syndrome is oh so real, and …

For Teens

Can you get a bikini wax when you’re on your period?

Few of us would choose to go for a bikini wax when we’re on our periods. Mostly because it bloody well hurts and PMS makes us feel a bit delicate – …

How long can you safely leave in a tampon? We asked the experts

You use ’em every month, and they’ve likely saved you from many an embarrassing situation. But one question we can’t help but always wonder is: How …

This Handy Calculator Works Out How Much Tampon Tax You've Paid In Your Life

A useful – if slightly bleak – tool.<p>The government has been whacking an extra 5% VAT on sanitary products since 1973. Which is extremely kind of …

Pro-life Movement

This calculator works out how much money you've spent on sanitary products and it's depressing

The so-called 'tampon tax' (the VAT on sanitary products) has been the subject of much scrutiny and heated debate over the past few years. But in what ways does it directly affect you?<p>Well, tampons and towels are currently <b>taxed at 5% in the UK</b>, but rates have varied since 1973 – meaning that the …

UK Politics

If you’re 30 years old this is how much tampon tax you’ve paid so far

<i>JOY</i><p>Much like period pain, for a long time the tampon tax was seen as yet another necessary evil for women to deal with every month (or as my friend’s …

Amber Rose

This tampon tax calculator tells you how much you've spent

It's probably quite a lot<p>The so-called 'tampon tax' (the VAT on sanitary products) has been the subject of much scrutiny and heated debate over the …

UK Politics