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How to menstruate while camping?

How to menstruate while camping?

A friend of mine is going camping soon, and getting her period then is the last thing she wants to think about! Photo by Beth and Christian Bell // CC 2.0 Camping and menstruation…That reminded me about the bears-being-attracted-to-menstrual-blood question, and, in case she didn’t know,** I let her know that there is no evidence that bears are more attracted...

moments of girl-bonding

The other day, I was talking with a friend about menstrual synchrony (y’know when your cycle syncs up with your roommates, friends or co-workers), and how it stood out for her as a moment of sisterhood-solidarity, of girl-bonding, in the midst of the usual competition among women at work, and for men…[sigh]…but not there. Not when it came to...

that time of the month can sneak up on you

Running late again, I chose the first friend I saw and asked her to help me with my monthly blog post – what should I write about? I asked, not that I expected an answer. …She leaned in and said: How about — Those Times Y’know those times when your period just takes over, becomes your whole life. When...

I’m sick of being special.

I’m sick of being special. I am. I want to be ordinary. What brought this on? ​ I was clicking through some of the July 28th Weekend Links (thank you, Liz!), and the article about birth control advice for women over 40 caught my eye, and while reading it, I became curious about the source quoted there, Jennifer McCullen,...
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