- Australian writer Kasey Edwards asks, Is a children’s book about periods a good idea? The answer won’t surprise you: Yes, yes it is.
- A small study conducted in Croatia has found that sildenafil citrate, sold under the brand name Viagra in the U.S., may be a very effective treatment for menstrual cramps.
- Meditation is recommended for treatment of PMS.
- The January 2014 edition of The American Biology Teacher includes an article promoting the teaching of the ovulatory menstrual cycle with a cyclical diagram, independent of a set cycle time — unlike the conventional diagram which portrays the cycle in a linear format. The cyclical diagram more readily shows the cyclic nature of the events, and can be presented sequentially in organized layers, and additional complexity can be added. The article is behind a paywall, and I do not want to violate U.S. copyright by reproducing the diagrams here but if you regularly teach anatomy and physiology of the menstrual cycle, it’s probably worth your while to locate a copy of the article.
- Though it’s not a new product, the popularity of the menstrual cup seems to have increased greatly over the last ten years.
- Gay dad Jerry Mahoney tells readers of Everyday Feminism 8 Surprising Facts About Egg Donors.
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.