Blog of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research

Viagra for Women, Diagramming the Cycle, and More Weekend Links

December 28th, 2013 by Elizabeth Kissling

Labia Libraries, Breast Cancer Mortality, and More Weekend Links

December 21st, 2013 by Elizabeth Kissling

Tampons Used to Scare Maureen

Birth Control, Your Lady Garden, and More Weekend Links

December 14th, 2013 by Elizabeth Kissling

Merry Menstrual Christmas // by Josefin Persdotter

Morning-after Pills, Menstrual Leave, Gynecologists for Men, and More Weekend Links

November 30th, 2013 by Elizabeth Kissling

Free the Tampons!, Cancer talk, Menarchy gifts, and more weekend links

November 23rd, 2013 by Elizabeth Kissling

Image courtesy of FreeTheTampons.org

“The Tampon that’s Right Even for Single Girls”

November 21st, 2013 by Elizabeth Kissling

It’s Throwback Thursday on social media, and we’re joining in with this ad for Pursettes tampons that ran in Cosmpolitan (U.S.) magazine in 1966. Nearly 50 years on, little has changed in femcare marketing: Look at the familiar themes of medicalization of menstruation, secrecy, fearmongering, and the dreaded scourge of odor problems.

The idea that tampons can steal virginity isn’t quite as pervasive today, but one can still find it in tampon ads as recently as 1990 in teen magazines.

Pulling Out, BV vs. Yeast Infections, Period Art, and More Weekend Links

November 17th, 2013 by Elizabeth Kissling

How to Lose Your Virginity, tampon ingredients revealed, and more weekend links

November 9th, 2013 by Elizabeth Kissling

Menarche news, birth control history, and more weekend links

November 2nd, 2013 by Elizabeth Kissling

Menstrual Man, Tampons & Fertility, and More Weekend Links

October 26th, 2013 by Elizabeth Kissling

Kegels, Vagina T-shirt, Shark Week Rap, and More Weekend Links

October 19th, 2013 by Elizabeth Kissling

Girl Tips, Menstrual Migraine, Pinkwashing Webinar, and More Weekend Links

October 5th, 2013 by Elizabeth Kissling

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