A New Doll Actually Helps Teach Girls About Their Periods

posted: 09/25/15
by: TLCme

We love Lammily dolls. Why? They're Barbie dolls, but more realistic. Dubbed "the normal Barbie," their proportions are curvier, the dolls come with stick on tattoos, stretch marks, and cellulite, and their aim is to normalize what women's bodies actually look like. And if we didn't love Lammily dolls before, creator Nikolay Lamm just gave us a whole new reason to love his pro-woman creation: Earlier this month, he released new menstrual pad accessories to go with the dolls, to help teach girls about their periods.

The colorful pads come with underwear for the doll, a pamphlet about menstruation, and a calendar that girls can use to mark the dates of the doll's period or their own. The whole kit is sold for less than $10.

"On average, a woman between the ages of 12 and 51 spends a total of 6 years on her menstural period, yet, while being a huge part of female life, this perfectly healthy, natural process is still surrounded by taboos," reads the pamphlet.

Lamm's aim is to help parents teach their daughter's about their periods in a healthy way, and destigmatize menstruation. Because who wants to have THIS talk?