MENSTRUATION MATTERS

Introducing…

Introducing…

Them was fightin’ words. re:Cycling readers (thanks!) already know about Redbook‘s dimwitted “snub” of the soon-to-be released FLOW: The Cultural History of Menstruation: You welcome it, bemoan it, or just live with it. However you feel about your period, we’re pretty sure most of you would rather spend your cash on a three- to five-day supply of Ben...

How (and When) to Make a Baby

According to this article, a surprising number of women seeking infertility care don’t know when to effectively focus their efforts. Australian researcher (and SMCR member) Kerry Hampton asked women seeking infertility advice about the normal ovulatory menstrual cycle, and found that most women lack basic knowledge about the menstrual cycle, ovulation, and when the optimal time is to...
Dia de los Muertos Cloth Menstrual Pads

Dia de los Muertos Cloth Menstrual Pads

For your seasonal pleasure, I bring you cloth menstrual pads decorated with Dia de los Muertos motifs (with thanks to Lisa, one of my Women’s & Gender Studies alumnae). These handmade pads are available at Etsy (of course!), either individually or as a set with several different sizes for your menstruating convenience. Soft flannel or terrycloth pads are far more...
Laughing AT Us

Laughing AT Us

SKIDS: Masculine Hygiene, 2007, Chella Quint I don’t know how it happened, but somehow, I missed the viral web-based marketing campaign  “Men with Cramps” launched in 2006 by Dandelion for P&G’s ThermaCare. (Dandelion, by the way, calls themselves a “brand-sponsored storytelling company”. I. Am. Not. Making.This.Up)  The campaign generated 1.3 million views and over 15K mentions in blogs and...
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