Period Blood

6.14.18

How Witches and Menstruation Myths Influenced Modern Recipes

There are some scientific reasons to stir a stew a particular way, and then there are reasons rooted in sexism and superstition.

10.10.17

Men Have Questions About Periods, and We Answered Them

"Have you ever been tempted to taste your blood?"

6.26.15

The Future of Periods Will Be High-Tech, Messy, and Might Involve Jellyfish

In the future, there could be computerized tampons that tell you when to change them, dissolvable tampons that can release HIV-prevention medication, and tampons that even detect ovarian cancer.

9.3.14

True Crime Shit

Aileen Wuornos was a serial killer who murdered seven men while working as a prostitute. You already know that because Charlize Theron won an Oscar for playing her in a movie. These are the prison-issue panties Wuornos wore while awaiting execution in...

7.30.14

I Fertilized My Salad with Period Blood

Blood contains three primary plant macronutrients—nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. So, as a poor gardener and menstrual-cup enthusiast, I decided to collect my next cycle to help grow some lettuce.

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