This Board Game About Periods Is Breaking the Taboo on Menstruation

Menstruation has been occurring in women's bodies once a month since, well, forever. So why are people scared to talk about periods?  ...

Period Syncing Probably Isn’t Real, According to Science

You can probably point to that one girlfriend who always seems to have her period at the same time as you. The idea that periods sync has been around forever. I always saw it as one of those cool, mysterious things about women: We’re so in tune with our best friends that our menstrual cycles actually...

No, Period Brain Is Not Actually a Thing

Have you ever thought to yourself—or had anyone else ever suggest to you—that you’re not at the top of your game, mentally, because you’re on your period? It’s a common belief, says Brigitte Leeners, MD, professor of reproductive endocrinology at University Hospital Zurich. But according to her new study in Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, it simply...

Craving Chocolate to Ease PMS? Blame Society, not Biology

You know that crazy-intense choclate bar craving that hits you hard around the time your ...

These Workout Shorts Absorb Period Blood—Here's What Ob-Gyns Think About Them

THINX, the much-talked-about company that created to let women ditch pads and tampons during their periods, has expanded their product line with fitness fanatics in mind. ...

We Love That This Pad Commercial Shows Real Period Blood (Finally!)

Raise your hand if every menstrual product commercial you’ve ever seen has used a mysterious blue liquid to represent  blood. Yep, that’s pretty much all of us—which is why we love this new ad from Bodyform. To demonstrate its pad's absorption capabilities, the U.K. brand dared (gasp) to use red liquid rather than blue. ...

Why Your Period Screws Up Your Poop Habits—and How to Deal

When you have your period, you're probably already battling cramps and bloating—and the last thing you want to add to your misery is a diarrhea attack or constipation. But these uncomfortable and embarrassing poop problems are just what Mother Nature often hands women during that time of the month (joy). ...

 This New Book Is Changing the Way Girls Think About Their Periods and Puberty

Anyone who's ever had a period has at least one menstruation horror story—but odds are your most cringe-worthy moment occurred during your early teens, when your body was changing (rapidly) and bleeding every month was still totally new and a little bit scary. There's no question puberty can be a tricky time, to put it mildly.  ...

Here’s How PMS Can Change in Your 20s, 30s, and 40s

Bloating, cramps, food cravings, brain fog, mood swings—at this point in your life, you're well acquainted with these and other symptoms of 85% of women experience at least one PMS symptom during the week before their period, while others deal with several, including depression. ...

How Dangerous Is It to Forget a Tampon in Your Vagina?

Keeping a tampon in for longer than the advised 4-6 hours is something just about every woman is guilty of at some point or another. But forgetting to take your ...

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