SEX-ED-SIXTEEN-IHEARTGUTSLooking to have "The Talk" with your kids? This handy cheat sheet highlights the major players, you get to describe what they do! Download a printable copy here for personal or educational use. Good luck!
Turn this baby inside out -- really clever fetus in a sac, created by The Beat Cowboy a Craftster Forum regular. And while on the topic of reproduction, my pail Julie over at Particle Zoo alerted me to the wonders of iPeriod, an iPhone app that let's you track your menstrual cycle and will alert you to when you might be feeling crummy and when to expect ol' Aunt Flo's arrival. Fully integrated with the iPad and iTampon. {via Boing Boing}
menstrual-cycle-iheartgutsMenstrual cycles can be baffling, and that's why I really wanted to make this special poster explaining this special time of the month, mostly so I can justify to my poor husband exactly why I am feeling totally insane. "It's not me, honey, it's the progesterone spiking," or, "Can you understand now why I'm being a total bee-yatch? I've got at least five different hormones coursing through my body right now. I'm on drugs." Marvel at the leuteinizing hormone! Be amazed as the estrogen takes a nosedive right before ovulation! Check out the egg as it takes its long journey through your reproductive system! Anyway, check it out and give me feedback -- calling all OB/GYNs! Editors! Anatomy nuts! Sex educators! -- before I send this thing to the printer. I know it's a little crazy-looking, design-wise, but then again, so's the menstrual cycle.
ovary-gland This fun little video game really puts the Ms. in Ms. Pac Man, where Pac-man is actually an ovum that gobbles down sperm for strength. It's an "educational game" on Fertility Friend's website, but really the only education comes at the end, when you get different conception tips. Anybody know what the crossed out "AF" means? And what are the flaming monsters Ms. Pac-Man must avoid? The only thing missing is the "wakka wakka wakka" sound...