MENSTRUATION MATTERS

Another reason to love Beth Ditto

Another reason to love Beth Ditto

As if you needed one. Gossip played a sold-out show Saturday night at London’s HMV Forum. Her period started moments before the performance, and instead of fretting about how to conceal it, Beth Ditto asked her fans to go on ‘bleed watch’. She said: “I started my period about four minutes ago and I was like ‘Oh no!'” She...

Lost and Found: Search terms at re:Cycling

As anyone with a blog or website can tell you, the referrer logs are fascinating reading. When we started re:Cycling, I knew that people looking for menstrual porn would find us. (No, we don’t have any.) But I did not predict the interest in celebrities and their periods. Pictures of Dakota Fanning have been download 58 times from this...

Use of Birth Control Pill Declining in Canada

re:Cycling readers may be interested in this story in the current issue of Macleans about the declining interest in oral contraceptives among Canadian women, particularly among women in their 20s who’ve been using The Pill for a decade. [O]ral contraceptive prescriptions in Canada levelled off in 2008, reports pharmaceutical industry analyst IMS Health Canada. Health care workers are seeing a...
Pads STILL as big as your head!

Pads STILL as big as your head!

(Click to embiggen.) Looks like our friends at Always Infinity have ditched the skinny model,* but everything else in the ad is the same, right down to the copy about a disappearing act and the close-up shot of magic blue fluid. That pad still looks disproportionately large to me: its width measures less than 1/2 inch (1.2 cm) the...
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