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So, How Are Things Looking in Your Underwear?

 By English Taylor “What the hell are you doing?” asked my sister. She had just barged in on me sitting on the toilet, which we unfortunately share when staying with my parents. I had finished peeing and was in the...

Treat Your V-Day!

By Arielle Egozi While the rest of the country is celebrating semi-stale boxed chocolates from CVS and sickly sweet Hallmark cards, we like to bring it a bit closer to home and celebrate another totally made-up holiday, one that we...

Herpes? You’re Going to be Okay!

By Mia Abrahams Like a lot of things in the world of sexual health, STDs are sometimes (unfortunately) shrouded in mystery, misinformation, and, of course, taboo. We’ve spoken about the common ones like HPV, gonorrhea, and chlamydia before, but another...

A (Period-ing) Dietitian's Guide to Surviving Your Cycle

By Alexandra Reed  If periods were just about bleeding, I’d simply slap on my THINX and go on about my life. But fatigue, bloating, and cramps are the accompanying unjust evils we deal with as people with periods. Every month,...

How Often Do You Really Need A Pap Test?

One sure way to get a group of women shuddering is to casually ask, “Who has recently had a Pap smear?” It’s certainly *not* one of the most enjoyable parts of having a vagina. In fact, it’s downright unpleasant at...

What You Can Do About PCOS

If you’re are a person with a period who talks to other people with periods (welcome!), you’ve probably come across the mysterious club of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). If not, then read on! You’re about to be armed with some...

How to Sleep Better on Your Period

Baby, it’s COLD outside, so there’s no better time to stay in bed — but what if your period is making it difficult to snuggle and snooze the way you’d like? It seems basic, but sleeping, especially on your period,...

Period Hacks from Bleeders Like You

A lot of the time, talking about periods means talking about what you’re doing to get through the five to seven-day mild hellfire that is the joy of menstruation. We’ve shared a lot of ways you can combat your worst...

I’ll Have What They’re Having

By Mia Abrahams When I asked our team Slack group what our next WHW topic should be (seriously, hit me up in the comments with your ideas), two comments caught my interest. “I’ve heard talk of squirting,” and “also, I...

No Freak Out Guide to Common STDs

Mia Abrahams Sometimes talking about STDs makes one feel like Coach Carr from Mean Girls: “If you do touch each other, you will get chlamydia, and die. Everybody take some rubbers.” But, even though it feels like we *knowwww* we...

When Did You Get Your First Period?

By Mia Abrahams When you’re a kid, being different and doing things first isn’t easy. Mostly, you’re just looking for a way to fit in and be like everybody else (which is why I spent the sixth grade playing kick...

How Well Do You Know Your Pelvic Floor?

By Mia Abrahams In the time that I’ve been writing this blog, whatever the topic, there’s one thing that comes up again and again in the comments:  pelvic floor health. One woman wrote on our blog about pain during sex...

Holiday Season Survival Tips For You & Your V

Mia Abrahams So it’s really November already, huh? Just like that. Well, I’m still not convinced. But ANYWAY, it’s the offish start of the **holiday season**, which means plenty of sitting around in airports, (hopefully) exotic vacays, and long trips...

Vagina Chemistry: How To Prevent BV and Balance Yourself From the Inside Out

By Mia Abrahams  If the recent kombucha kraze has taught us anything valuable, it’s that not all bacteria is bad (and that kombucha will kost you like $6??). In fact, (now watch me segue from kombucha to your vagina here...

Moody, Period

Mia Abrahams “I’m feeling super hormonal”, “My PMS makes me a nightmare”, “I just cried through three hours of Will & Grace reruns”.... Sound familiar? We all know periods can wreak havoc on our time-of-the-month personalities, but how much are...

How To Care For Your Hair Down There

By Mia Abrahams Curly, straight, long, short, trimmed, wild, waxed, plucked, shaved, bedazzled, or left alone – there are a whole lot of things we can choose to do (or not do) with our pubic and body hair. Whether we...

Live Your Breast Life

Mia Abrahams We spend a lot of our time talking about periods, and really, our bottom halves in general, so I was excited for October (aka, Breast Cancer Awareness Month) to roll around, giving me an opportunity to talk about...

Nip/Tuck/Vagina

By Mia Abrahams Cosmetic gynecology (aka vaginal rejuvenation) is one of those “buzz” topics that everyone seems to have a *very* strong opinion about, whether or not they seem to know much about it. “It’s because of porn!” “It’s because...

Ovaries Before Bro-varies: Keeping Your Ovaries Healthy Now, and in the Future!

Mia Abrahams Scrolling through Instagram can sometimes feel like being in the diary of an overexcited tween — it’s National Hotdog Day! It’s World Strawberry-Flavored Lipgloss Week!! It’s Universal Talking to Your Girlfriends on the Phone Appreciation Month!!!! (Also, give...

You Change, But Does Your Period Stay The Same?

Mia Abrahams Lots of things have changed since I first got my period — music I was listening to (The OC Soundtrack, Volume 3); guys I was crushing on (Seth Cohen); and issues that concerned me (were Seth and Summer...

Ouch! We Tried Alternative Period Pain Remedies

By Mia Abrahams It is probably no surprise to anyone reading this blog that period pain *really really sucks*. Cramps that have you doubled over in pain, curled up on the couch, clenching your jaw, gritting your teeth, and yelling...

Your Vagina’s Summer Survival Guide

Mia Abrahams I don’t care if I’m getting *Best of Fall TV Guide” magazines in the mail or emails full of ankle boots and camel-colored coats — summer ain’t over till we say it is, dammit!! Especially if you live...

Come As You Are: The Sex Toy Review

Here at THINX, we have your best interests at heart — and by “interests”, we mean *getting urself off* (and PS. there are health benefits!!). So, I recruited two THINX Bunnies to try out some sex toys we’ve had our eyes...

UTIs: We're Spillin' the Pee!

By Mia Abrahams It’s a pretty much universal experience if you’re a woman. You’re locked in the bathroom, tears running down your face, wondering WHY YOU STILL NEED TO PEE IF YOU’VE BEEN PEEING ALL MORNING AND WHY IT HURTS...

Sharks, bears, and periods: We’re bustin’ menstrual myths!

By Mia Abrahams Since the dawn of time, people have relied on myths, legends, and stories to explain what frightens them or things they don’t understand. And of course, one of the most frightening and unexplainable things is those damned...

When Do We Need To Get Real About Our Fertility?

By Mia Abrahams For a lot of us in our 20s, the only time we think about pregnancy is when it directly relates to how we can *not* get pregnant. While we are (reasonably) informed about our options when it...

Periods Don’t Limit Your Brain Power

By Mia Abrahams Since the dawn of time, (or, at least the patriarchy,) doctors have linked “insanity” and “hysteria” to periods. In 1891, Dr. Robert Barnes gave a presentation to the British Gynecological Society where he argued: “there is an...

Period-Friendly Foods For Summer

THINX x Parsley Health   When I’m on my period at my crampiest and moodiest, I can pretty much rely on something cheesy, carby, and salty to make me feel better. Which is fine, except when it’s 85 degrees with...

Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number

By Mia Abrahams Who remembers puberty? Your body doing a whole lot of random shit you weren’t expecting, while you wonder what the hell is going on. Fun, right? Well puberty might be over (thank G), but that doesn’t mean...

When PMS Attacks! Figuring out PMDD

  It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a woman in possession of PMS must be in want of two Advil, three doughnuts, Netflix, a comfortable couch, and no more of your shit (s/o to all my English majors, that...

My Hips and Thighs Don’t lie

By Mia Abrahams Summer is my *season*. I spend the long winter reminiscing about days spent on rooftops and in parks, that one time I went to a public pool and no one threw up (I live in NYC ok,...

Taking Control: Knowing Your Risk for Breast and Ovarian Cancer

By Mia Abrahams   As women and people with mammary glands and ovaries, we know there is a risk for breast and ovarian cancer. Sure, we get our breast exam and pap smear during our annual checkup (and know that...

5 Questions You Need To Ask Your Ob/Gyn

  When I ask my doctor if you can really get pregnant from a jacuczzi.  It happens to me every time. I turn up to my annual gyno appointment with a list of questions I’ve been meaning to ask, and...

What Your Discharge Says About You

Mostly, it says you’re totally normal! Hands up if you’ve ever been mortified at the fact that your bf/lover/one-night acquaintance might have seen your “dirty” undies on the floor, or done the classic undie removal and kick under the bed,...

Your Doctor's Fave Contraception

By Mia Abrahams Over the past few weeks, we’ve gone into the nitty-gritty about what happens to your body during your cycle. But, as we know, a whole bunch of us use birth control, and still want to know what...

You're On The Pill, So What Actually Happens During Your Cycle?

By Mia Abrahams Here at THINX, we’re all about embracing your cycle, which means, first and foremost, knowing what the hell goes on in your body every month, and the huge role your hormones play in your mood and overall...

What’s The Deal With Yeast Infections?

By Mia Abrahams (And, yes, I am saying that in a Jerry Seinfeld voice) Chances are if you’re reading this, you’ve had a yeast infection (the CDC says nearly 75% of women have had at least one). They are about...

What Actually Happens During Your Period Anyway?

Well, we can probably rule out your V sprouting flowers (illustrations by Euan Murphy). For a lot of people, period “education” happens somewhere between a suuuper weird conversation with mom about blood, eggs, and womanhood (huh??) and a classroom discussion...

Help, My Stomach Feels ~Weird~ On My Period

 By Mia Abrahams This gif is the cutest thing about this article, just warning you (via GIPHY) Being a woman (or real menstruating human) who bleeds is a magic, fulfilling, powerful experience. Mostly. There is another very real part of...

What To Do When Sex Kinda (or Really) Hurts

A common reason for pain during sex (via GIPHY) What To Do When Sex Kinda (or Really) Hurts Okay, first things first. Sex should NOT be painful. Many women operate under the assumption that sex sometimes kinda hurts, and that’s normal...

Don't Panic! STI Symptoms and How to React (Hint: It Will Be OK!)

There are a few great mysteries in life. Like, who decided there should be an ‘s’ in the word ‘lisp’? Or, why does my dog walk around in 100 circles before lying down? Or, why are there always almonds at...

Why Are You Sooo Tired All The Time?

By Mia Abrahams via GIPHY I don’t know if it’s daylight savings or the end of a looooong winter (is winter ever not long tho?) but I feel like the answer to every “how are you?” these days is always,...

How Heavy is Too Heavy? Breaking Down Period Flows

It Happened One Night. There Will Be Blood. The Great Escape. How To Train Your Dragon. What do all these titles have in common? Besides being great films (s/o to thespian dreamboat Daniel Day Lewis) they could be substitute descriptors...

Chrissy Teigen Opens Up About Her Postpartum Depression

By Mia Abrahams Via @chrissyteigen As purveyors of period-positive underwear, we at THINX know all too well that women’s health issues are too often taboo topics, shrouded in mystery, and not discussed in the open. This week, everyone’s fantasy bff...

Are Your Outsides As Healthy as Your Insides?

Images via @the_press_tour The THINX team cares very much about what we put in our bodies, whether it’s choosing organic food or organic tampons (or organic wine tbh). But, do we pay as much attention to what we put *on*...

Scream Your Own Name—It’s Good For You!

  Here’s the best news you’ll hear all day: not only is masturbating fun (and totally common and normal), it’s good for your health! At THINX, we love smashing taboos, and masturbation is still a big one for many women....

Are Your Winter Blues Getting Serious? You Might Be SAD.

Are Your Winter Blues Getting Serious? You Might Be SAD Have you been feelin’ a little down recently? Super lethargic or unmotivated? Are you having difficulty focusing or concentrating at work (more than just your usual Monday morning #stillasleep vibes),...

A THINXers Guide to A Year Of Meditation

By Kelsey Duchesne   I recently began to think about my daily routine, and how much of it involves me scrolling through my phone, processing articles that read like Reductress’ satire headlines, and feeling anxiety swirl through my body like...

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