Here are a few things from around the web that may interest you:
“It’s like I’m Joan and their vag is the arc…It’s like Santa for your vagina.” Says Mini Tampon Queen in an ad for new company, HelloFlo, a tampon delivery/ period reminder service.
My neighbor and friend has just written and sold a book (not yet published) about her raising a cross-dressing son (he is in his 20s now and performs at drag shows here in NYC). My own son, while very boy-ish, occasionally likes to carry my purse around pretending to be mama and has shown some interest in playing dress-up. I encourage all his interests, but I do sometimes wonder how it might feel if one day he says he’d like to wear a dress to the playground instead of jeans. Will I be enlightened enough to allow that? Will Drew? Here, a mother tackles that issue in “. [via A Mother Thing] “>Getting Personal.” [via A Mother Thing]
In response: “There Has to Be a Better Way to Sell Tampons” [via The Atlantic]
Two platonic friends decide to date each other for 40 days and see what happens. They document their project with daily updates at 40 Days of Dating (new posts will go up through August 16). [40 Days of Dating]
“I was supposed to end up alone: I spent my 20s worried that the hookup hand-wringers were right. I shouldn’t have, and you shouldn’t either” [via Salon]
“My Birth Control Almost Killed Me” [via HuffPo]
“Masturbation, Nudists, and Street Interviews: An Oral History of HBO’s Real Sex” [via Vulture]
Thank you to those who submitted links for me to include. If you see something around the web you think DW readers would appreciate, please send me a link to firstname.lastname@example.org and if it’s a fit, I’ll include it in Friday’s round-up. Thanks!