BY Intern Christina in General on Jul 10, 2012 |
The first time I received a pad was in a small package in health class including a flowery smelling deodorant and a pamphlet on puberty. The boys received Old Spice. I thought their door prize smelled better, and dismissed the pad by adhering it to a guy friend's back, because I was eleven, and I wouldn't even need it for anything but amusement for another three years. Even when I did, I quickly realized that, just as ads promoted, pads felt "like a diaper." And ... Read More
BY Intern Chrislande in General on Feb 28, 2012 |
I am one of those chicks that doubles over in pain the first day of my period. When I first started menstruating, the pain would land me in bed for almost two days, and when I could get up to do anything, my whole entire body would feel sore and depleted of energy. Midol and Tylenol could not completely numb the pain, but I still used to hope to Glitter that I had a pill in my bag as I neared the end of the 6-8 hour cycle. I would pop so much Tylenol that my ... Read More
BY Intern Caroline in General on Jan 27, 2012 |
I hate to be cliche, but periods suck! Between the cramps, cravings, and mood swings, I'm like a hormonal werewolf during That Time of the Month. Since I'm way too busy to roam the woods at night hoping to avoid innocent bystanders, I usually make a mad dash to the nearest CVS at the first sign of shark week in order to stock up on remedies/chocolate. But wouldn't it be rad if somebody knew when shit was about to get real and mailed me a magical package meant to ... Read More
BY Erina Davidson in General on Aug 21, 2011 |
Accidents happen, but they don't have to send you underwear shopping after every cycle! Stop throwing out your panties and grab a bottle of Ruby's Red Wash. Ruby's Red Wash is an eco-friendly menstrual stain remover made of a mixture of live bacteria cultures. Why didn't anyone think of this sooner? (I miss you, panties.)
I used the wash on an old stain on my bedsheets, and it knocked it right out without hardcore scrubbing. And it turns out Ruby's Red Wash is ... Read More
BY Erina Davidson in Feminizzle on Jul 07, 2011 |
While sterile blue liquid will probably remain a staple of female hygiene television ads, Always has taken a small step towards reality by creating a print ad that represents blood. Somewhat. The campaign, seen above, features an Always pad with a small red dot trapped (or neatly placed) inside a maze.
Advertising expert/blogger Copyranter referred to the ad as a “historical advertising move”.
However, this bit of period pride is nothing new ... Read More