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V. Important Questions To Ask Your Current Sexual Partner

To become a certified deep-sea diver, you have to write tests, complete hours of diving practice, and be able to pull off a wetsuit with flair and grace. Now, I tried diving once, and I despised it. I felt like...

Rihanna and Prince Harry Get An HIV Test Together for World AIDS Day

By Kelsey Duchesne   Don’t you kinda feel like Prince Harry and (my queen) Rihanna would maybe, possibly, get along and be friends? What I wouldn’t give to see Harry by Rihanna's side at a Lakers game, sharing a large...

Is Every Three Years Really Enough? Here’s What We Think About Pap Tests

The Pap test. That time when women hold their breath, study the ceiling of their gynecologist's office, and pray to Oprah that everything comes up roses. It is a time for reflection and memory chasing—thinking back nervously to that time...

The Thanksgiving Food Guide for Menstruating Humans

By Kelsey Duchesne   It’s Thanksgiving, and you’ve already been awoken by sounds of pots clanging and extended family on a mission to find the remote. As you prepare for another day of family bonding, you feel a sharp twist...

The Truth About Living With an STI

The majority of people I know have contracted an STI at some point in their lives. Including myself. He was Swiss and tall and handsome and, looking back, so sexually nonchalant I should have screamed. Plus, he didn’t know who...

Things to Know About Freezing Your Eggs

Last Christmas, after a pretty devastating breakup, my Gloria Steinem–loving mother suggested that freezing my eggs is always an option and then quoted something about a fish needing a bicycle. At first, I was offended, but then I realized something:...

Has Plan B Become Our Plan A?

By Breanna from THINX   The first time I took Plan B One-Step® was after a night fueled by margaritas and Drake and Rihanna duets, in a club with cat murals on the walls. Needless to say, this hot combo...

A Guide to Period Sex and Why You Should Do It (Literally)

By Breanna from THINX Ah, period sex, how I love thee. It’s a time where men and women get to swap stereotypes. Bodily fluid, you say? Boy, have I got some of that for you. Libido that won’t quit? Oh,...

The Good, The Bad, and The Smelly: What’s Normal, What’s Not, and More about Vaginal Odors

After a long day of being tightly sealed under hip hugging denim, sensing some under-the-zipper steam while waiting for even steamier lattes, and sitting hours upon hours at your desk pretending to work while actually reading blog posts (oh, hello...

Reasons You Might Miss Your Period (Besides Being Pregnant)

We’ve all had those moments of fear, of dread, of complete fall-to-the-ground-and-can’t-get-up earth-shattering anxiety. It happens to me every so often when I see an ex in public, or when I think about all the people who still support Donald...

50 Shades Of Red (+ bonus colors): Let’s Talk Period Blood

Period blood is just one of those things. We all experience its technicolor hues, its weird alien-like textures, and from time to time, a scent that isn’t spritz worthy. But for years and years, women have been taught by their...

Eat Better, Period. A Guide to Treating Period Symptoms with Food

By Christina Bognet & Nicole Villeneuve of PlateJoy.com   The first twinge of menstrual cramps, the overly emotional response to a friend’s comment, the number creeping up on the scale - ah, has it really been three weeks since you...

Setting The Record Straight On Scoliosis

By Kelsey Duchesne There are little things that I’ll always remember about wearing a back brace for two years. The complicated task that was picking up a dropped pencil during class, trying to find jeans that  didn't have a button...

Do Women Need To Choose Between Physical And Mental Health?

On September 28th, the University of Copenhagen released a study declaring a link between hormonal birth control and depression. The in-depth study collected data of around 1 million women between the ages of 15-34 over the course of 19 years,...

Giving Women The "Sick" Label Is An Attempt To Silence Them

In the Inside Amy Schumer episode Madame President, Amy Schumer helps us imagine what it would be like to have a women president. Folks, it looks bleak. Schumer (or Schinton in the sketch) gets her period on the first day...

WHY WE NEED TO TAKE ORAL SEX SERIOUSLY

By Kelsey Duchesne    In the name of decreasing health risks and social stigmas. Sexual health related topics circulate through THINX HQ faster than free snacks, which isn’t surprising given our line of work (we set aside specific times to...

It Was Worth The Fight: My Journey Through Endometriosis, Surgery, and Sexual Freedom

By Victoria Bilcik Endometriosis is a condition in which the lining of the uterus overgrows and encapsulates surrounding reproductive organs. It’s not necessarily deadly, or an immediate infertility sentence, but it’s rarely talked about and widely undertreated. Just about every...

Why Are We So Quick To Disregard Women's Pain?

“She’s probably just overwhelmed", I heard the doctor say to my mom on the other side of the sterile hospital room. They may have only been a few feet away, but their voices felt so distant they seemed to echo....

Menstrual Hygiene Access Is Not A Privilege, It's A Right

By Nadya Okamoto, CEO of Camions of Care In the spring of my freshman year of high school, my mother lost her job, and within weeks we could no longer afford our home. We had no choice but to move...

WHW: Mental Health Looks Cute On You, Girl

WHEN YOUR MIND GOES BLANK: How We Cope With Anxiety  written by Kelsey Duchesne  When we interviewed olympic gold medalist boxer Claressa Shields a few months back, I asked her how she’s able to respond to her opponents swings so...

My Battle With Endometriosis

Flash back: I’m sitting on the toilet, my abdomen in full spasm as my body trembles and convulses. I alternate between dry heaving over the plastic bucket between my knees and begging whatever higher power there may be to please,...

The Tell-All on the Belly: FUPAs, Flaps, and Flabby Tabbies

Written by Emma Glassman-Hughes When I first got to college (picture: a young, impressionable little kitten), I met a lot of people who, just by nature of being their incredible selves, made me feel insecure; about my talent, my humor,...

Did It Hurt When You Fell From Heaven and Into Those Stirrups? IUDs, Pain, and Birth Control Journeys

Did It Hurt When You Fell From Heaven and Into Those Stirrups? IUDs, Pain, and Birth Control Journeys   ALL THE PROGRESSIVE PAPAS, PUT YOUR HANDS UP That time my Dad came with me to get my IUD.  By Kelsey Duchesne ...

The Great Barrier Queef: Diving Deep Into The Vagina Fart

by Emma Glassman-Hughes    As with many of the gross bodily functions not taught in schools, I first learned about queefs from the Internet-educated, excessively hormonal boys with whom I rode the bus to and from middle school every single...

The Teet Deets: Team THINX Nips It In The Bud

by Emma Glassman-Hughes        “Yeah, she’s gross. She has pepperoni nipples.”   My lanky, newly pubescent friend (who shall remain nameless, because I’m feeling nice) turned to me during our lunch period in the 7th grade and told...

WHW: HEY HICKEY, YOU SO FINE

Spit-swapping. Lip-locking. Frenchin’. Tonsil hockey. Making out is perhaps one of life’s greatest little joys (until it isn’t, and then it’s one of life’s most awkward formalities), but sometimes the activity comes with a little baggage. For this edition of...

WOMEN'S HEALTH WEDNESDAY // ON CELLULITE

Written by Emma Glassman-Hughes Here are some telltale signs that you are a living, breathing human and not just a piece of cellophane plastic wrapped around a juicy roast beef sandwich that some carnivorous dude is trying to devour for...

WOMEN'S HEALTH WEDNESDAY // THE SKINNY ON THE STRETCH

written by Kelsey Duchesne  The first time I noticed my stretch marks I was twelve, sitting on a dock beside a Maine lake, most likely singing Summer Girls by my beloved LFO. I was never small or thin like my...

WOMENS HEALTH WEDNESDAY//BOXING

Kelsey and Emma from TEAM THINX would not call themselves “enthusi-active” (i.e. the only marathon they’re training for is their 5th Sex and the city binge.) However, when our persnickety pair had the opportunity to learn about boxing from Olympic...

WOMEN'S HEALTH WEDNESDAY // ON DISCHARGE

Written by Emma Glassman-Hughes  A stand-up show at a Boston marketing conference is not the first place a grown woman should hear someone talk about vaginal discharge in public, but that’s how it happened for me. In front of thousands...

WOMEN'S HEALTH WEDNESDAY // QUEASY GIRLS

Written and compiled by Kelsey Duchesne and Emma Glassman-Hughes   Today’s edition goes out to all the Squeamish Sallys, the Woozy Winonas, and the Queasy Quvenzhanés: it’s your time to shine, weaklings! Whether the idea of blood makes you personally...

WOMEN'S HEALTH WEDNESDAY// BURLESQUE

“Women’s health” is a rather broad topic, is it not? From our lady parts to our lady brains, the love we give to our bodies can take, like, basically any form. And what self love or self care looks like...

WOMEN'S HEALTH WEDNESDAY // SEX TOY SHOPPING

At THINX HQ, we talk about everything (and given what we do for a living, feel free to take that statement literally). One topic not yet broached, however, is that of sex toys--and spoiler alert: most of our team members...

WOMEN'S HEALTH WEDNESDAY // VAGINAL STEAM BATHS

For Team THINX, vagina steaming has been the metaphoric itch we couldn’t quite scratch (or maybe that was just the yeast infection?? Yikes). It would come up in discussion--naturally, of course, because we talk about vaginas all day, erryday--and eventually, after...

WOMEN'S HEALTH WEDNESDAY // YONI MASSAGES

Written by Kelsey Duchesne Happy Women’s Health Wednesday! Here at THINX, we’re always looking for new ways to pamper our vaginas. For realz--in this line of work, there is a lot of vag talk, and it’s fun to chat about...

Women's Health Wednesday // Healthy Sexuality & Breast Cancer: The Convo that Probs Never Made it to Your Dinner Table.

Written & Interview Conducted by Emma Glassman-Hughes Just because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be talking about, learning from, and supporting the many, many women (and some men!) who are diagnosed with this disease aaallllllll...

WOMEN'S HEALTH WEDNESDAY: CANNABIS FOR PERIOD CRAMPS

 Written by Kelsey Duchesne Green tea. A heating pad. A bucket of ice cream (ummm that would be ours! #no-shame-in-our-game). We all have our own methods when it comes to dealing with mind-numbing period cramps, but a recent trend has...

Women's Health Wednesday: On Vaginal "Rejuvination"

 Written by Kelsey Duchesne photos from LADY BITS by Rachel Rolseth   What does “vaginal rejuvenation” sound like to you? When I first heard the term, I immediately associated it with a spa treatment, perhaps conducted somewhere fancy, like Palm...

Meet Assley

Okay, so you know how we all had that one friend in college who didn't say a whole lot and only wore underwear wherever she went? And she was just kind of like, a quarter of a human body? No?...

Periods 101

What even is it? Let's start from the very beginning (a very good place to start - h/t Fraulein Maria). When females are born, we've already got like one or two million eggs in our ovaries. By puberty, only about 300,000...

8 Stages of Becoming #PeriodProud

ANXIETY   Turning into an adult can be quite a bloody mess, but before that happens there is a lot of waiting. And DID-I-JUST-START-MY-PERIOD? moments. But nope, it's still just excessive sweat (thanks, puberty). Soon, grasshopper. REALIZATION   So, you...

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