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Facebook Might Know When You Last Had Sex

Some period tracking apps have been sending data to Facebook, BuzzFeed reports, including when you had sex, if you logged that using the apps. They also share other information you’ve logged, from detailed medical data to your mood to the fact that you’re using a menstruation app.Read more… Continue Reading at

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Everything You Think You Know About Toxic Shock Syndrome Is Probably Wrong

A couple of years ago, I learned that some women insert makeup sponges in their vaginas, all the way up to the cervix, in order to have mess-free period sex. After some googling and consulting with women who’d done it, I decided to give it a try. It was a revelation—suddenly oral sex and clean […]

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Find a Menstrual Cup That Fits You With This Quiz

When I first heard of menstrual cups, I thought there were only two sizes: Size 1 and Size 2. (Several brands, including the Diva Cup I first tried, only offer two and that’s it.) But there’s a huge variety of shapes and sizes out there, and one of them may well be perfect for you.Read […]

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Can a Period Subscription Box Really Biohack Your Hormones?

There’s now a whole sector of the exploding subscription box market dedicated to monthly goodies for a very specific time of the month: your period. Many offer more than sanitary products and snacks: they claim to be able to help regulate users’ hormones to make for a better period, both mentally and physically.Read more… Continue […]

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The Solar Eclipse Did Not Mess Up Your Period

The recent solar eclipse was a powerful experience. Whether you traveled hundreds of miles to see the totality, or just popped outside on your lunch break to share a pair of eclipse glasses with a friend, you experienced a beautiful astronomical and social moment. You might be feeling a strong connection,…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Which Period Tracker Is Best for You?

There are so many different period tracking apps because there are so many different reasons to use one: maybe you want to watch out for fertile days so you can get pregnant, or maybe you want to track your moods and symptoms every day so you can figure out if you get headaches or feel […]

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