Periodic Table of Periods

IHeartGuts-PeriodicTablePeriodsWe are pleased to introduce our latest celebration of menstrual cycles -- The Periodic Table of Your Period. An illustrated guide to all things menses, we have included everything from bloating to chocolate, corpus luteum to period underwear. iheartguts-periodictable-2My geochemist husband came up with the idea and of course I am always dying to draw happy tampons, fallopian tubes and mucous, so I finally got my chance! If you look closely, you'll find smiling condoms, IUDs and diaphragms in the Birth Control Series, alongside chemical diagrams of progesterone, folic acid and other important substances that course through your veins monthly. iheartguts-menstrual-seriesThe first column is devoted to some of our favorite menstrual slang, a few highlights include "Shark Week," "Up On Blocks" and of course "Riding the Cotton Pony." This poster is vaguely NSFW, depending on where you work. There are cute little vaginas, horny uteruses and cock-blocked penises (how else can one illustrate abstinence?), so... maybe not the right thing to share with your kids. iheartguts-periodictable-3Visit our Good Ol' Menstrual Cycle poster for something more educational and kid-friendly.

19 comments


  • Shannon

    I totally want one of these for my daughter’s first moon party.
    If you’re looking for feedback, I guess I would add the following:
    Red Raspberry Leaf tea for supplements (uterine tonic)
    Tired (for moods or PMS series)
    How could you forget blood clots (under menses)? And I love the period underwear (we all have them) but maybe accidents could get it’s own box too? You can’t have a period without the dreaded accident.

    Excellent job!


  • Geochemist Wannabe

    This is done very very well. Thank you for the time you put into this.


  • Hally

    Hey this is great!
    However there is just one mistake, where you you said vagina, you have actually have shown vulva or the area called the vestibule.
    Sorry just a pet peeve of mine.


  • Megan

    Condoms have nothing to do with periods


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