Period Pieces

What we’re still learning about menstruation.


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From leakproof boxers to menstrual cups you’ll forget you’re wearing.
  1. health
    How to Safely Skip Your PeriodThese are the methods a doctor recommends.
  2. health
    Is Your Body Out of Sync With a Man’s World?On TikTok, influencers promise you can beat burnout by planning your life around your menstrual cycle.
  3. health
    What We Still Don’t Know About Heavy FlowMeasuring blood loss during a heavy period is more complicated than it seems. The consequences, even more so.
  4. talking to
    What It’s Like to Free BleedAccording to a woman who hasn’t used tampons or pads in seven years.
  5. health
    What We Still Don’t Understand About COVID Vaccines and PeriodsMore than two years and several boosters later, here’s what we do know and why we don’t know what we don’t.
  6. health
    What You Need to Know About Toxic Shock Syndrome The potentially fatal disease teen magazines warned you about is rarer than you think.
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    How to Fight Period PovertyFour ways to help get menstrual products to those who need them.
  8. health
    The Best Sustainable Menstrual Products on the MarketEverything to know about organic tampons, period panties, reusable pads, menstrual cups, and other ecofriendly alternatives.
  9. health
    How to Talk to Your Doctor About Period PainFive things you can do to advocate for yourself at your next OB/GYN appointment.
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    25 Famous Women on PeriodsKourtney Kardashian, Miley Cyrus, Padma Lakshmi, and more share their menstruation stories.
  11. period pieces
    How Ending the Tampon Tax Became Viral LegislationIt’s a health issue masquerading as a tax matter.
  12. ovaries week
    Blood Hounds: They’re Obsessed With Period Sex“A real man goes down on you on your period. And loves it.”