Tampons

How Long Can You Leave A Tampon In? Here's How To Remember To Swap Yours Out Regularly

Some questions seem to linger for generations, even long after they've already been answered. One such question that women seem to keep asking is …

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Butt Play With Strings Attached

by Dan Savage<i>Originally published September 16, 2010.</i>I'm sorry about sending this letter to you via snail mail. I don't want to send an e-mail …

Dan Savage

19 Things People With Vaginas Do That They Feel *Slightly* Guilty About

Flushing a tampon down the toilet. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯<p><b>1. Bleeding on someone else's sheets.</b><p>2. Bleeding so much that is soaks through to the mattress, but sleeping on it anyway because who the fuck can buy a new mattress?<p><b>3. Flushing a tampon down the toilet.</b><p>4. Or putting a super, super used tampon or pad in a …

Bathrooms

Your favorite tampon brand is launching a new category that focuses on cramps

We could make a mile-long list of all the things women <i>really</i> need when they’re enduring that dreaded monthly visit from Aunt Flo: chocolate, sad …

Alternative Medicine

Shame-free tampon ads show blood-stained sheets and tampon strings

Women riding horses on the beach. Women spinning around in fields. Women wearing white dresses and riding bikes.<p>None of these things really have …

No Shame: Ad campaign shows the reality of periods with bloodstained sheets and tampon strings

The campaign is causing a stir online by breaking down the stigma around periods.<p>A tampon delivery service is attempting to combat the stigma …

Tampon tax is going to fund an awful UK anti-abortion org

‘Our own money being used to fund our discrimination’<p>There has been an outcry from feminists all over the UK after it was confirmed that anti-abortion charity Life will get £250,000 cash from the UK's tampon tax.<p>Tampon tax is used to refer to the fact that feminine hygiene products aren't given tax …

Pro-life Movement

Anti-abortion charity to receive £250,000 from tampon tax funds

Sanitary products are currently taxed as non-essential luxury items at 5%.<p>A quarter of a million pounds of the money raised by the tampon tax will be …

Pro-life Movement

41 Things Anyone Who's Had A Period Will Immediately Understand

You’ve given your period nicknames like “Aunt Flo”, “The Red Wedding”, and “Shark Week”.<p><b>1. You’ve been completely convinced that you’ve bled through your jeans, rushed to the toilet to check, and then found the uncomfortable moisture was actually just butt or vag sweat (you’re never quite sure</b> …

Shark Week

Weinstein accuser says he ripped her tampon out and forcibly performed oral sex on her

"I remember Harvey afterwards rolling over on to his back and saying, 'Don't you feel we're so much closer to each other now?'"

Ashley Judd

Can You Sleep In A Tampon? 4 Things You Should Know Before You Go To Bed Without Taking Yours Out

Sleeping with a tampon in is often equated to other self-destructive decisions we all may or may not be guilty of making in life, like texting while …

Sleep

Are Tampons Bad For You?

• POPSUGAR<br>• Health & Fitness<br>• Period Health<p>Are Tampons Bad For You? You Need to Hear This Doctor's Answer<p>Shares<p>It's easy to get spooked out by the mention …

Health

6 Futuristic Period Products You Never Knew Existed

Yep, smart tampons are a thing.<p><b>1. A bluetooth tampon that tells you when it's full.</b><p>my.Flow is developing a smart tampon that helps you avoid both TSS risks and unexpected leakage moments by letting you know exactly when to remove your tampon. The tampon string connects to a small, discreet chip …

Brown U Free Tampon Program Hits A Snag After Students Accuse Company Of Cultural Appropriation

A Brown University program designed to provide male and female students with free feminine hygiene products has hit a snag after students complained …

Conservative View

What To Do If You Get A Tampon Stuck Inside Of You

There's a scene in <i>Stranger Things</i> that serves as a great metaphor for getting a tampon stuck inside of your body. If you're not familiar with the …

Are Tampons Bad For You? You Need to Hear This Doctor's Answer

It's easy to get spooked out by the mention of a tampon these days, considering how much people are talking about toxic shock syndrome (TSS) and the amount of chemicals that are put in traditional tampons. This is exactly why POPSUGAR spoke with Alyssa Dweck, MD, gynecologist in New York, author of</b> …

Health

Tampon used to treat wound left inside Hong Kong patient by medical staff, report finds

A piece of tampon was found inside a woman after childbirth in a series of 13 medical blunders reported by Hong Kong public hospitals in the past few …

News (China)

Men Have Questions About Periods, and We Answered Them

"Have you ever been tempted to taste your blood?"<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>My school's take on period education was to lead all the girls into a separate room from the boys and pull a monstrously large maxi pad out of a cupboard. The thing was like an absorbent surfboard. My best …

Hormone Replacement Therapy

What Men Aren't Taught About Periods

Lads, here are the answers to your questions about that bleeding thing we do.<p>My school's take on period education was to lead all the girls into a separate room from the boys and pull a monstrously large maxi-pad out of a cupboard. The thing was like an absorbent surfboard. Me and my best mate …

Ryan Gosling

Wait, can tampons go off?

We always thought we were being responsible by stocking up on boxes of Tampax whenever they’re on offer.<p>Who cares if we’ve run out of storage space …

Mould

How A Missing Tampon Helped Me Find Answers About My Mental Health

Every time I felt like I had a grip on it, it would slip out of reach and I would need to start the process again.<p><b>When you do</b> the same task all the time, sometimes your brain turns off (yes, that's the medical term) while you do it. Did I set my alarm? I obviously don’t know. Did I lock the door? …

Mind

We Asked A Doctor If Tampons Expire And Her Answer Kind Of Blew Our Minds

Did you know they can get moldy?!<p>You know condoms have a sell-by date, but it turns out something else you stick in your V can expire, too. "Tampons have an expiry date that's usually five years after they're produced," says Alyssa Dweck, M.D., ob-gyn author of <i>The C</i><i>omplete A to Z for Your V.</i><p>"Think …

Health

How to Handle the 6 Awkward Questions Your Daughter Will Ask You About Puberty

Every stage of motherhood brings new challenges, but parenting a pre-teen or teenage daughter starting puberty throws most moms for a loop. As the …

Lifestyle

‘Tell the government where to stick the tampon tax’

Amber Rose gets very real about the tampon tax and why we need women in higher positions...<p>It’s safe to say we’ve all had enough of paying tax on our …

Amber Rose

Amber Rose Mocks Absurdity Of Tampon Tax With Diamond Encrusted Tampon Holder

[Click here to view the video in this article] <br>A tampon is probably the last thing you want hanging around your neck. This new tampon holder—studded …

Amber Rose

Are Your Period Habits Just As Gross As Everyone Else's?

See? We're not so different.

Hacking

Exclusive: Amber Rose opens up about period problems and breaks down the tampon tax

Amber Rose may have been catapulted into the celebrity stratosphere as arm candy (she dated Kanye West in the late 2000s and was briefly married to …

Feminism

Can you flush tampons down the toilet? We investigated so you don't have to

We here at HelloGiggles are no strangers to pondering life’s big questions. <i>Why are we here? Is there intelligent life in the universe?</i> And perhaps …

Why you should avoid wearing tampons towards the end of your period

Although it feels a little touch and go sometimes, we’d like to think that society is progressing a little.<p>And one of the key markers of that …

Organic Products

Sofy says 'better late than never' and tackles common myths in India's first tampon ad

Unicharm India's sanitary napkin brand Sofy is hoping to tackle the myths around the use of tampons and educate women about its usage in the first TV …