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  1. Vagical New HelloFlo Commercial Is a Mini-Documentary on the History of the Period Fairy

    Gender parity in the fairy industry!

    Period delivery service HelloFlo is renowned for their charming and honest advertising, but this ad might be my favorite yet.

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  2. “Make Your Voice Heard and Don’t Hold Back”: An Interview with Period App Pioneer and Clue CEO Ida Tin

    Ida Tin is the founder of Clue, a period and ovulation tracker that helps users monitor their cycle and better understand their own bodies. In an email interview, Tin took time out of her busy schedule to talk to us about being a woman in tech, taking charge of one's own health, and the benefits of using an app like Clue.

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  3. Instagram Bans Photos of Woman’s Period Stains Because Girls Are Gross and Scary Grr

    *Gigantic eye roll.*

    Apparently banning photos of female body hair wasn't quite enough for Instagram; continuing to be terrified and perplexed by the realities of the female body, Instagram has now banned several photos of a woman's period-stained sweatpants. How dare you show share photos of the miracle of life instead of your latte art!

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  4. Visionary Cate Blanchett Suggests Women Who’ve Stopped Menstruating Still Like Movies

    Thinking outside of the baby box.

    Hollywood seems to have a difficult enough time understanding that young women are a real demographic that will pay money in exchange for movie tickets, so Cate Blanchett's knowledge bomb is going to blow their minds: women aren't actually set adrift on ice flows when they stop menstruating and may even still watch movies!

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  5. Watch the Full Video for HelloFlo’s Postpartum: the Musical!

    Les Mastitis.

    Last week we brought you the trailer for period subscription service HelloFlo's "Postpartum: the Musical," and now we're pleased to present the full video in all its unflinchingly honest glory. Enjoy!

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  6. Period Pioneers HelloFlo Introduce “Postpartum: The Trailer,” A Campaign for New Moms

    ♫ My ducts are plugged, and my nipples are chapped ♫

    We here at The Mary Sue are huge fans of period subscription service HelloFlo, so we're super excited to share this trailer for the company's upcoming campaign for new moms.

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  7. Teenage Coders Who Developed Tampon Run Bring Game to App Store, Create Catcall Run

    Our Diva Cup runneth over.

    Good news, fans of political and body-positive projectiles: Tampon Run is coming to an Apple App store near you, and it has a sequel!

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  8. The Mary Sue Interview: Period Pioneer & HelloFlo Founder Naama Bloom on All Things Vagina

    A series of Fallopian tubes!

    The best introduction for Naama Bloom's one-of-a-kind period subscription service HelloFlo (like Birchbox, but for your hoo-ha!) might be Camp Gyno, the company's viral ad from 2013 featuring the world's youngest gynecologist.

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  9. Walgreens Makes Period-Tracking App Since Apple Didn’t Bother

    You know how Apple's Health app can give you your "whole health picture" except it refuses to track your period, because ewww cooties??? Fortunately for those of us who menstruate, Walgreens and Glow - a data science company for women's reproductive health and education - have partnered to create an app that can help you track your sadface days and refill your birth control prescription.

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  10. Researchers Say Girls Drinking Soda Causes Their Periods to Start Sooner, My 15-Year-Old Self Has Contrary Evidence

    Researchers at Harvard say young girls who drink too many sugary drinks may enter puberty earlier than those who don't. But... but... I was drinking soda straight from a bar spout when I was seven, so...

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  11. Apple’s New Health App Tracks Everything But Your Period

    If only an app a day kept cramps away.

    This Monday at the World Wide Developer's Conference, Apple's Craig Federighi introduced a brand new app for iOS 8 that, by its own marketing copy, purports to offer "your whole health picture" at a single glance. And yet it's missing a very popular health app function among half its potential user base: a period tracker.

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  12. YouTube’s Superwoman and AsapSCIENCE Get to the Bottom of Whether Periods Make You Moody

    "Why are you so moody?" "BECAUSE SCIENCE, OK!?"

    Hey, it takes a lot of work to go through the process that allows for the entire human race's continued existence every month, so a little moodiness is warranted. It's also scientifically unavoidable, so the next time someone accuses you of being moody from PMS, tell them that science and the future of humanity don't care about their feelings.

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  13. These Australian Tampon Commercials Are Weird As Hell, And I Vagging Love Them

    "Your Vagesty."

    How much am I loving our cultural Renaissance of period commercials? Very, very much. Especially when it gives us this (panty)line of ads from Carefree, which technically has as its aim dispelling common period-related myths. In actuality, I'm just glad they brought the names "Fanny Glitterwinkle," "Harmony Freebush," and "Stefan Van Der Blöed" into our lives.

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  14. HelloFlo Returns With Another Spot-On Commercial For Menstrual Products

    "Do you know how hard it is to find a uterus piñata?"

    HelloFlo already declared themselves the refreshing antithesis to your average tampon commercial—blue fluid, always blue fluid—with their Camp Gyno ad from last year. Now they've done it again with "First Moon Party," a commercial for their period starter kit that doubles as a how-to guide for throwing your very own menstruation-themed party. I already did that for my birthday last year, but the rest of you could use the tips.

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  15. Would You Buy Sarah Michelle Gellar’s Canine Period Pads? [VIDEO]

    A Series of Fallopian Tubes

    I love how Sarah Michelle Gellar decided to share this specific personal anecdote on Conan. I also wonder how many people turned the channel when she started talking about her dog's "time of the month." Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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  16. Things We Saw Today: Gender-Bent Ice King From Adventure Time

    Things We Saw Today

    This great gender-swapped Ice King/Queen from Adventure Time by Kida-Takashi is pretty fabulous although a little scary. (via Fashionably Geek)

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  17. Werewolf Diet Claims to Help Shed Pounds (And Human Form), Probably Doesn’t

    Moonology? More like misogyny!

    Forget the food pyramid, eat like a werewolf! At least that's what celebrities like Madonna and Demi Moore are (definitely just rumored) to be doing. What is the Werewolf Diet, and how can I, too, recapture the body I had as a hot Teen Wolf, you ask? That's what we wanted to know too!

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  18. Things We Saw Today: Professor Xavier’s Circus Of The Uncanny

    Things We Saw Today

    Artist Curtis Tiegs gives us a look at how those with the X-gene might have made a living in the 1800s, when not fighting crime of course. (via Neatorama)

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  19. HelloFlo’s Commercial is Not Your Average Menstrual Product Ad

    A Series of Fallopian Tubes

    Compared to the terrible tampon ads that are out there (full of women running on a beach and laughing with salad while the narration discusses the torrent of blood evacuating your ladybits) it's always nice to see something novel in the world of period equipment. Enter HelloFlo, a tampon delivery service that sends along candy and Midol and the things that you really need when you're on your period, and their adorably funny commercial featuring the youngest gynecologist we've ever seen. Previously in Periods

    • Knock Knock. Who's There? Tampon Delivery Service!
    • Egg And Sperm Take On Cute Personalities In This Animation Helping You Understand Plan B
    • 1946 Walt Disney Menstruation Animation Tells Us We're Ok Just The Way We Are

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  20. Knock, Knock. Who’s There? Tampon Delivery Service!

    A Series of Fallopian Tubes

    Well you can get just about everything else delivered to your door, why NOT tampons? 

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