Tampons

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 …

I Tried a Tampon... And I Liked It!

Yep, you heard it right, I half-quoted Katy Perry to express my acceptance of <b>tampons.</b> You see, I was always curious to try tampons; how do they work, …

Arab Culture

Women in Business Q&A: Jennifer Eden, Founder, Tampon Tribe

<b>How has your life experience made you the leader you are today?</b><p>I have always been up for an adventure. I spent my childhood exploring the exciting suburbs of Sydney, Australia – we were outdoors all of the time, always looking for mischief and something do to. Today, not much has changed. I love …

Success

The phony feminism of tampon tax repeal

Democrats getting on the “tampon tax” repeal train portray themselves as pro-tax relief, while painting opposing Republicans as anti-woman. Not so fast.<p>Efforts in an increasing number of states to repeal tampon taxes represent one of the most misguided, falsely advertised and phony policy reform …

News (U.S.)

The Probiotic Tampons That Saved Me From Pain and Misery

We’d save a lot of time and money — and gain a good dose of dignity — by admitting that most everything we buy in the name of physical …

Lifestyle

Women Are Painting Incredibly Realistic-Looking Vaginas On Their Nails

[Click here to view the video in this article] <br>Women have been painting vaginas/vulvas on their nails for some time now. Aptly called “vagina nails,” …

Beauty

Is it really a breakup until you’ve gotten your period?

<i>Welcome to Time of the Month, a Mic essay series that looks at how people who get periods consciously — or subconsciously — mark the passage of time,</i> …

Love

For Lola, Dropping a Tampon Into a Glass of Water During a Pitch Was the First Step to $11.2 Million in Funding

Lola co-founder Jordana Kier explains the unconventional way she pitched her tampon company to male venture capitalists.

Glass of Water

Link About It: Tampon Alternative Flex is Made for Sex

SF-based The Flex Company has created a "tampon alternative" that is disposable and leak-free—intended to be used during sex. Born from many people (of all genders) being embarrassed or grossed out or ashamed of menstruation, Flex was created to "spark positive conversations between men and women …

Relationships

Funny video of a forlorn tampon contemplating its fate actually raises a pretty serious issue

Flushing away tampons is something many of us do without even thinking twice. But, this funny video about a tampon lamenting its fate raises an important point about the environmental impact of flushing tampons.<p>The video — an advert for FabLittleBags, biodegradable bags for the disposal of tampons …

Tesco to reduce cost of women's sanitary products as part of 'tampon tax' campaign

Tesco has cut the price of nearly 100 women's sanitary products as the supermarket giant said it would absorb the cost of the "tampon tax".<p>The …

Women's News

Tesco launches campaign to publicise its tampon tax absorption

Tesco has today (28 July) announced itself to be the first retailer to cover the VAT cost of shoppers’ sanitary products via an in store and social …

Tesco

YouTube: you scared?

Limmy was topless, his headphones were on, and a realistic-looking dildo was between his legs. He tugged on it, then bent over to lick it, before …

Education (UK)

How Olympic Swimmers Deal With Their Periods

Periods are NBD.<p>What do elite swimmers do during their period?<p>It’s the taboo question that surfaces whenever swimming is in the spotlight — like this week during the FINA World Championships in Budapest.<p>Are they worried a tampon string will show through their swimsuits? Do they think about a tampon …

Olympics

Transgender Posts Photo Of Herself Apparently Menstruating, Claims: 'Periods Are Not Just For Women'

Last week, a transgender artist released a photo in which she insisted that she was a man who menstruates.<p>Cass Clemmer posted a picture of herself …

Conservative View

Trans artist helps break down period stigma with bold post

The subject of periods is becoming increasingly less taboo. But something that isn’t talked about enough is people who don’t identify as women but …

Women's News

Period manis exist and they're all kinds of feminist amazing

Wear your period with pride.<p>I've always taken a firm stand against period shaming – I walk down the halls carrying my tampon for everyone to see, because we should be able to wear our periods with pride. And that's exactly the idea behind this badass menstruation-inspired nail art.<p>Instead of hiding …

Beauty

This "bloody" tampon-inspired nail art even includes the strings

Thanks to Instagram, crazy nail art has been popping up all over our feeds for several years now. But one artist created tampon nail art, complete …

Beauty

Tampon nail art is a thing now, and we’re into it

<b>When nipple nail art came onto our radar, we thought we’d seen it all.</b><p>Once you’ve painted a teeny tiny areola onto your pinkie, surely you’ve reached …

Beauty

Tell the world Aunt Flo is in town with this weirdly cute tampon nail art

2017 has been, thus far, a pretty bold year for nail art. In the past few months alone, we've seen fidget spinner nail art, Mark Zuckerberg-inspired manicures, and now...tampon nails.<p>Because, why not?<p>Canada-based artist Annelies Hofmeyr created the rather unusual look, which consists of a white …

Beauty

This Badass Woman Created Tampon Nail Art, Complete With Strings

We've seen some pretty interesting (and at times, crazy) beauty trends come and go in 2017 — salmon sushi hair, armpit tattoos, and even temporary lip tattoos — but never in a million years did we expect to see tampon nail art.<p>Annelies Hofmeyr, a Canadian-based nail artist, has conceived a …

Beauty

Flo: the startup selling organic tampons in ice cream tubs

It’s a big day for Tara Chandra. The 29-year-old company founder is about to ship the first 2,000 units of organic tampons to small retailers in …

Women's News

Tampon Nail Art Has Arrived, And The Internet Loves It

It's 2017, and nails are getting stronger 💅<p>Nail art has upped its game in 2017.<p>First came 3D boobs and now tampon nail art has arrived, and the Internet loves it.<p>Featuring crimson and white polish to recreate blood stains with added string loops, the design resembles the reality of a used …

Beauty

Celebrate Period Freedom With This Tampon Delivery Service

I despise plastic tampon applicators; I cringe at the idea of using a piece of wasteful plastic once and throwing it in the trash. For decades, I have used applicator-free OB tampons almost exclusively, which is one reason I've avoided monthly subscription services like Lola and Cora.<p>While I …

Women's News

Does period-proof underwear actually work?

Our digital features editor gives them a try (and answers all the questions you probably have)<p>I’ll admit the first time I heard of underwear you …

Clothing

What If Tampon Adverts Were Honest?

<i>Image: Emma Blackery's 'If Tampon Commercials Were Honest', which does a brilliant job at poking fun at the myths that tampon commercials have perpetuated. The highlight of the video being Blackery sitting on the toilet on her period shouting 'Why is it blue?!'.</i><p>Blood isn't blue. Now, before you …

Women's News

Mad about the tampon tax? Try a subscription box

Despite surges of activism around the issue, the tampon tax is alive and well.<p>The sales tax on sanitary products—a tax that isn't applied to many kinds of condoms or any products that mostly men use—was upheld in Australia this week. In the United States, sales tax is still applied to feminine …

Business

The Organic Tampon Debate: Here’s Everything You Need to Know

what are tampons made of organic tampons ingredients health risks safety<p>Last week, Lena Dunham Instagrammed an illustrated story about the first time she got her period, outlining the embarrassment, the fear, and the learning curve that accompanied the moment on a mountain when her hiking shorts …

Beauty

The country where tampons may cause a security alert

<b>A woman travelling through Cairo airport may find her sanitary products confuse and alarm security staff, writes the BBC's Claire Read.</b><p>Cairo airport's security screening starts at the door to the terminal buildings. Only passengers are allowed in. Even before check-in, they have to put their …

Women's News

Lena Dunham’s dad taught her how to use a tampon

Lena Dunham became a woman at the age of 14 in a mortifying moment, with her father Carroll as witness.<p>“… It was late August and I was hiking at …

Lena Dunham