MENSTRUATION MATTERS

Menstrual contagion, men and menstruation, and other menstrual explorations

Menstrual contagion, men and menstruation, and other menstrual explorations

Menstrual musings on period cravings, talking about periods, contagious periods,  communicating about periods, and what men know about periods will be presented in two concurrent sessions at the 21st Biennial Conference of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research at The Center for Women’s Health and Human Rights, June 4-6, 2015, Suffolk University, Boston.    Examining Menstruation Friday, June...
“Menstrual Hygiene” Explored: Capturing the the Wider Context

“Menstrual Hygiene” Explored: Capturing the the Wider Context

This summer, I bought a new camera. I needed it to snap pictures during a research trip to India where I explored diverse approaches to what’s called in the development sector, Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM). I chose a sleek, high tech device with a powerful, intuitive zoom. Photo by author In Bangalore, I captured the sweet intimacy of two schoolgirls...
Menstrual Marking

Menstrual Marking

The idea that animals (male animals, that is) mark territories with urine streams is well established, particularly in the case of dogs, wolves, and other similar breeds. It seems that men too (notably adolescent boys) engage in some sort of marking practices when it comes to failure to flush urinals or toilets in public (and sometimes domestic) facilities. A story...

Putting the ‘Men’ in Menstruation

re-blogging re:Cycling In celebration of our fifth anniversary, we are republishing some of our favorite posts. This post by David Linton originally appeared October 8, 2009. A lot of ideas get hatched in a bar over drinks with friends. Most don’t make it past the sober morning after.  But a conversation in a Denver bistro in 2008 led to the...
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