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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...

PERIOD POLICY: How to get involved and create change in the period space.

By Nadya Okamoto   As the movement of activists fighting for menstrual equity begins to grow stronger, more energy is being put behind making systemic change around ensuring access to menstrual hygiene. If you are reading this, I am assuming...

Are you #FloodingThePhones with us? Here's Your Phone Script to Get Started!

At THINX, 2017 is going to be a year of action, and we'd love for you to join us in our mission to stay vocal and active in championing women's rights. We're kicking things off today with our #FloodThePhones event....

Physical Activities To Explore On Your Period (you're welcome to include sleeping--we don't judge)!

By Kelsey Duchesne   When I’m on my period, the last thing I typically want to do is exercise (aside from putting on real pants, of course), but I know that if I take a week off it’s going to...

How To Pop Your Period-Pimple Anxiety (...but like, don't actually pop them!)

By Kelsey Duchesne Despite my favorite food being movie theater popcorn and my ongoing quest to fully understand my taxes, I would categorize myself (and specifically, my body), as an adult...until a week or so before my period. One quick...

Why You May Be Experiencing Longgggg Periods

By Kelsey Duchesne   Yesterday Lena Dunham posted a photo of herself on Instagram looking utterly disinterested as she walked by paparazzi taking her photo (go Lena). She cited multiple reasons for her blasé vibe, but one was that she...

My Experience With HPV & LEEP

By Darcy Rogers   I moved to NYC in Spring 2011 and in my first year of living here, I contracted HPV.  I was crushed to find out the news, especially because I had been practicing safe sex.  My doctor...

Why Learning About Hemophilia Is Important for Young Women & Girls

Before meeting Kate and Corinne of the National Hemophilia Foundation, my Queasy Queen persona was in full force. Despite being in the business of all things period blood, my mind starts to go foggy and stomach starts to churn when...

Three Mindful Practices to Use on Your Period (with a guided meditation included!)

By Stefanie Kleinburd, Women’s Menstrual Health & Fertility Coach at LuzFemenina.com   After three years without a period in my early 20’s, I learned how to enjoy and embrace my body and her cycles throughout each month. That mindset shift...

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,...

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