Tag: tampons


How I Scarred a Kenyan Village – A Period Story

The gorgeous sunlight soon hid behind dark, looming clouds.  The Kenyan nurse kept looking nervously at the darkening sky and then shooting me shaky smiles, trying to tell me in very broken English that a storm was coming. I didn’t panic immediately.  I had no idea what time it was, but we would be swooped…Read more

There’s WHAT in my tampon?!

Here at GladRags HQ, we stumble across a lot of “fun” facts about disposable pads and tampons. Such as: “In California, it is now illegal to feed the leaves, stems, and short fibers of cotton known as ‘gin trash’ to livestock, because of the concentrated levels of pesticide residue. Instead, this gin trash is used…Read more

Period Pieces: There’s a Feeling with Tampax

Welcome to Period Pieces, our journey through the bizarre and beautiful cultural history of menstruation. Inspired by #throwbackthursday, we serve up our favorite ads, images, and factoids about periods throughout the ages. Did you know that Courtney Cox was the first person to say the word “period” (gasp!) on national TV? The ad, which aired…Read more

Period Pieces: Middle School Myths

Welcome to Period Pieces, our journey through the bizarre and beautiful cultural history of menstruation. Inspired by #throwbackthursday, we serve up our favorite ads, images, and factoids about periods throughout the ages. This week’s Period Piece was inspired by this reddit thread, titled “What’s something you didn’t realize for years members of the opposite sex…Read more

Period Pieces: Modern Woman’s Best Friend

Welcome to Period Pieces, our journey through the bizarre and beautiful cultural history of menstruation. Inspired by #throwbackthursday, we serve up our favorite ads, images, and factoids about periods throughout the ages. Ever wonder what the first tampon brand was? While women have been stuffing absorbent materials (including wool, moss, and softened papyrus) into their…Read more

My First Period All Over Again…

On one of the first Fridays after starting my internship, I was working at the GladRags HQ when I started my period. It came as a surprise because I hadn’t had a period in about six months because of the birth control I was using. The timing could not have been better because I was…Read more