While there’s just no glamorizing menstruation (the word itself and what it stands for), there’s also no reason why it should still be something that we just don’t really talk about — especially when there are things worth thinking about and talking about. Case in point: Do you actually know what’s in your run-of-the-mill tampon? Aside from “fabric-y absorbent-type stuff?”
The vast majority of people don’t. In fact, tampon composition is something the FDA doesn’t even regulate, which seems pretty outrageous for an item that is both such a toiletry staple and such an invasive one. We shove these things up our hoo-hahs on the regular—they can even cause death on rare occasion if left unattended.