MENSTRUATION MATTERS

Diagnostic Tampons, Fertility Tourism, and other Weekend Links

New menstrual media and technology made headlines with the following: “Bathroom Sculpture” by Jena Tegeler What is your menstrual-quantified self trying to tell you? Next Gen Jane is hoping to help women find out. The company is developing a diagnostic tampon that will collect menstrual blood for testing which, if successful, will eliminate the need for surgery and routine...
What does it really mean to be #LikeAGirl?

What does it really mean to be #LikeAGirl?

As published June 2014, Marie Claire, US edition Always™ and its corporate owner, Procter & Gamble, have been receiving a lot of praise around the interwebs these days for their #LikeAGirl campaign, launched June 26, 2014, with a video produced by Lauren Greenfield. The video has been viewed 37 million times and counting. Last week, HuffPo actually called...
Men(ses) At War

Men(ses) At War

Taboos against menstrual sex are probably rooted in an inchoate understanding that there is less likelihood of conception during menstruation. If procreation and tribal survival are the goals, then delaying sexual congress until ovulation makes sense, especially if the men and women involved are going to be reliably available to one another continuously. But, what if the window of sexual...
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