It wasn't until 1985 that America first heard the word "period" on television in reference to menstruation—thanks, Courteney Cox. Since then, the feminine products industry hasn't really progressed that much. They continue to offer oddly scented "deodorant" tampons (vaginae should smell like a summer breeze!); "quiet" wrappers (because what's more embarrassing than someone hearing your tampon wrapper?); and the mysterious blue fluid in pad commercials (if your menstrual fluid is blue, see a doctor). The message is, "Your period—and by extension your girl parts—is ugly and shameful! Run away! Run away!" PMS, periods and menopause are the tired punch lines to too many lame... More >>>