- This is an excerpt of Goodnight, Vagina, an eight-minute film about labiaplasty starring Cheryl Hines. But it is Brie Turner-O’Banion, the actor who plays her sister (and co-author of the piece) who has the best line: “Why don’t you just give the vagina you have a better life?” Watch the whole thing here.
- Anthropologist Peter Frost explains research on skin color changes during the menstrual cycle on his blog.
- Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) is on the rise, although researchers aren’t sure exactly why. Theories include tampon use by younger girls and manufacturer recommendations for overnight use of tampons.
- It’s not news to us, but women who monitor their cervical mucus consistently are 2.3 times more likely to get pregnant over a six month period than those that didn’t (in a study of women who wish to conceive). According to the researchers, despite the fact that they were asked to monitor their mucus, only about 5 percent of all women did so daily; 54 percent failed to check their mucus at all.
- Autostraddle reviews monthly period boxes, aka tampon delivery services.
- SMCR member Tomi-Ann Roberts participated in a live discussion on Huffington Post about the HelloFlo ad that has everyone talking about periods.
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