Menstruation
Pop Culture
The Best Period Commercial, Period

We saw this fantastic ad for a new line of period products called U from Kotex while we were watching American Idol the other day. (We can admit this viewing habit without shame because in the same week we watched the 13-and-a-half-hour, black-and-white German film “White Ribbon,” which pretty much balances things out.) Anyway, the […]

What's Up Doc?
Dear Dr. Kate: Can I Get Pregnant During My Period?

Dr. Kate is an OB/GYN at one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York City and she answers your medical questions here once a week. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Kate, Can I get pregnant if I have unprotected sex during my period? I’ve heard that you can, but […]

Vids
Tampax — Yes, Tampax — Makes Awesome Little Indie

Okay, we know it’s just one big commercial, but we don’t care: “Zack 16” is a great little piece of movie-making. At the beginning of this 4-part series (which you can watch in one go), Zach wakes up to find his boy parts replaced by girl parts! Sure, it trades in some tired old cliches […]

Dear Em & Lo
Dear Em & Lo: I Got My Period on a Booty Call

  Dear Em & Lo, For the past two weeks I have been sleeping with a guy I met here at college. The boundaries of our relationship have been well-established: late night phone calls for no-strings-attached sex. Nevertheless, I want to keep this thing going. However the last time we were together I had one […]