Machine Teaches Men What It Feels Like To Menstruate

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Learn what it is like

And here you thought men would never know what it would feel like to get their periods. A new gadget featured at the Royal College of Art’s summer grad show called the menstruation machine attaches at the hip and slowly drips blood from a reservoir. Coming soon: a gadget that will show men how to give birth to babies.

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Green My Cycle

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A Touchy Subject

A friend of mine told me that while she was a student at Bennington College in Vermont, sea sponges were popular alternatives to tampons and pads. I should have gone to Bennington. It was organic shrooms, not sea sponges, going around at UCSB!

Now that I’m no longer in the dark about the sponges I’m researching information on brands being sold. I’ve found a thriving eco market of alternatives to disposable menstrual products. Remember when Kotex made us think ultra-thin maxis were revolutionary? What were we thinking? Some women are even making their own organic pads and selling kits for you on the web.

If you can handle the added labor of reusables, here are a few options out there:

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