The Cheapest Way to Improve Your Period
Before actually reading this article, we made guesses as to what this cheap improve-your-period tip would be about. We assumed it’d be about ways to improve liver function (because hormones!), switching to a menstrual cup (we love our cups and after a one-time investment it saves you $$ each month for the rest of your menstruating life), or taking Brazen supplements (because they work ridiculously well, we sell them, and sometimes you’ve gotta plug your products). But NOPE, it’s something else entirely and it's not just cheap, it's free. Take a guess (this will make it more fun for you), then click, read, and try this cheap-and-easy tip out for yourself.
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No One Knows If the Internet's Most Controversial Law Hurts or Helps Women
Section 230, a provision that says "internet companies are not liable for their users’ content” has been around since 1996. For context, in 1996 we non-ironically called the Internet the World Wide Web, used dial-up modems to get online, and didn’t have all that much to do once we were connected. No InkLink, Google, Twitter or Facebook – even Myspace was 7 years away. The internet has obviously evolved tremendously since then and now people are pushing to have section 230 rewritten. Those who want to amend it tend to focus on the fact that it enables revenge porn. But, on the flip side, rewriting the provision to curb abuse like revenge porn will likely lead to over-censorship, which opponents argue will disproportionately affect women and marginalized groups. This article breaks it down.
Still from Duendita's Blue Hands music video.
Duendita's Blue Hands
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No, You Should NOT Vacuum Your Period.
We’d hope that this would be the type of information we wouldn't need to share. But two women ended up in the hospital after trying to end their period by vacuuming their pussies, so apparently it is. If you want to free bleed and then wet vac the floor or whatever you’ve bled onto, fine, go for it. But do NOT try and vacuum your period out of your body! As the nurse who treated the two vacuumed women explained, “your body will go into shock. Your period has a steady flow of its own. Increase that flow 1000 times with your vacuum and your body can’t take it.”