Your Vagina Will Love Autumn, Women are Doing More Housework, and FREE Tampons

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Mattress Company Makes Absolute Worst Thing Ever

A mattress company in San Antonio, Texas thought it would be a great idea to have a “twin towers sale” and even promoted it with a commercial. (Oh, it gets worse). The commercial features two towers of mattresses which collapse on themselves and the saleswoman actually wraps the commercial with “we will never forget.”

Miracle Mattress issued an apology, but once people got wind that the woman in the commercial was the owner’s daughter, the apology pretty much fell on deaf ears. If you can stomach it, watch the commercial here. (Via Cosmo)

We Have to Talk About the Issues With Catholic Hospitals

One in six American hospital beds are affiliated with the Catholic church according to a new report from the ACLU. This is a big deal if you’re like the woman in Chicago who was suffering from a dislodged IUD. Since the Catholic church disapproves of contraception, she was refused service by the hospital. If you’re in a big city this may be NBD, but for some that live in areas where Catholic hospitals are the only option, this is a HUGE issue. (Via Refinery 29)

’Tis the Season for Vaginal Health

Advice from a gyno without the copay? Hell yes! Apparently the fall is a good time for your vag. Goodbye summer humidity, hello cooler temperatures. Just beware, those leggings and tights you use to keep warm this type of year can be problematic if they’re too tight. Read the full rundown here and go buy a few pairs of cotton panties for good measure. (Via Cosmo)


According to a new study by Indiana University, women are still doing more housework than men even if they’re the breadwinner of the household. Not only that, but the study also shows that the chore roles seemed to be assigned based on how masculine or feminine the task. (Via ELLE)

Free Tampons on Campus

Brown University is now offering free tampons and sanitary napkins in their women’s, men’s, and inclusive bathrooms. Viet Nguyen, president of the Undergraduate Council of Students asked, “Why aren’t these products treated the same way as other products we hand out, like toilet paper? It’s a necessity, rather than a luxury, so Brown and other universities should treat them as such.” ::holy hands emoji:: (Via ELLE)

Jascmeen is a freelance writer living in Los Angeles. You can find her babbling on her blog and being weird on her YouTube channel.

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