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Campaign lets Indian men experience pain of menstrual cramps for the first time 

  • Congress party lawmaker Hibi Eden and the Indian Medical Association (IMA) recently launched the “Cup of Life” campaign, which lets Indian men briefly experience period cramps through a menstruation simulator.
  • As part of the campaign, organizers of the #Feelthepain movement are conducting simulations and distributing free menstrual cups to participants at colleges and shopping malls in the Indian state of Kerala.
  • Sharan Nair, a social media influencer who participated in the campaign, said of the experience: "That was really painful. I never want to experience that ever again."
  • Lawyer Sandra Sunny, one of the event organizers, said the simulator is the "easiest way" to promote positive attitudes toward menstruation, which remains a taboo topic in many parts of India.
  • "If you ask college boys directly what they know about period cramps, they'd be reluctant to talk,” she said. “But if you ask them… have they talked about periods with anyone, what makes them reluctant to talk about it – after using the simulator, they are more forthcoming."

An initiative to educate Indian men about the pain and discomfort of menstruation had participants screaming in agony in the Indian state of Kerala, one of the country’s most progressive states.

Organizers of a campaign called “Cup of Life” set up menstruation simulators at colleges and shopping malls in the district of Ernakulam to let men briefly experience period cramps. 

‘It’s that time of the month’: Reporter left speechless after golfer Lydia Ko talks about her period

Lydia Ko golf
  • Golf Channel reporter Jerry Foltz was left at a loss for words after Korean-born New Zealand golfer Lydia Ko talked about period pain during a post-round interview at the Palos Verdes Championship in Palos Verdes Estates, California, on Sunday.
  • Ko, 25, was seen receiving treatment from her physical therapist Chris Wicker during the final round of the event.
  • When asked about Wicker’s treatment and whether her issues with her tight back would be a “concern moving forward,” Ko looked directly at the camera and said, “I hope not. It’s that time of the month.”
  • "I know the ladies watching are probably like, 'Yeah, I got you.' So, when that happens, my back gets really tight, and I'm all twisted,” Ko continued. “It's not the first time that Chris [Wicker] has seen me twisted, but it felt a lot better after he came. So, yeah, there you go."
  • Ko finished third on Sunday and tied with American golfers Megan Khang and Ryann O’Toole. American golfer Marina Alex took first place, while Korean golfer Jin Young Ko placed second.

Korean-born New Zealand golfer Lydia Ko is being praised on Twitter for mentioning her period during a post-round interview with Golf Channel reporter Jerry Foltz, leaving the interviewer fumbling for words.

Foltz asked Ko, 25, about what happened when the golfer was seen receiving treatment from her physical therapist Chris Wicker during the final round of the Palos Verdes Championship in Palos Verdes Estates, California, on Sunday.

How Asian American CEO Nadya Okamoto is working to end the period stigma one used tampon at a time

Nadya Okamoto period stigma

Half the world’s population menstruates at some point, yet we’re still made to feel ashamed about it. The bleeding, the bloating, the cramps, the sore breasts — society has chosen to suppress discussion of what those assigned female at birth go through on a monthly basis. It explains why menstrual products are still taxed as luxury goods and why the companies that sell them have long wanted to convince people that the shedding of the uterine lining comes out in the form of translucent blue liquid. 

But Nadya Okamoto, Harvard-graduated author of “Period Power” and co-founder of the non-profit organization, has made it her life’s mission to change that. And she’s using her platform on TikTok to connect with younger audiences and destigmatize menstruation one controversial video at a time.

Angelababy Sparks Debate on Periods After She’s Criticized for ‘Special Treatment’

After being criticized online for “getting special treatment” during an episode of the popular show in China, “Keep Running,” Chinese actress Angelababy finally speaks out.

On her Weibo post on Monday, Angelababy went into details explaining that she was having her period when she appeared on the show, which was aired last Friday, May 18, according to Straits Times.

Teen Gets Her School to Provide Free Tampons and Pads For Students

A “period emergency” that had her scrambling for a pad or tampon in the middle of math class inspired eighth-grader Cordelia Longo to convince her school to provide such necessities for free to all female students.

According to NBC, the teenager got herself in a frustrating situation one day in April after she ran out of dimes trying to find a restroom with a working sanitary napkin and tampon dispenser in her school in Mercer Island, Washington. 

Women Will Love This Bluetooth Tampon That Prevents Their Periods From Leaking

A new bluetooth-enabled tampon will alert you to when the red sea is going to flood. Women who have heavy periods will understand what a blessing this is to help prevent embarrassing leakage mishaps in public.

The tampons, developed by a startup called My.Flow, are connected via a smartphone device and will notify individuals before they bleed through their tampon. The product has a six to 12-inch string that is reinforced with medical-grade conductive steel.