WOMEN’S HEALTH

Jan 162018
 
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Myths About Hymens We’re Ready to Forget Once & For All

Today, we don’t even want to touch the whole concept of virginity (seriously, it’s pretty easy to poke holes into, pun semi-intended) but we do want to address some of the major misconceptions surrounding hymens – what they are, what they do, and why society’s obsession with them is wack. So What is a Hymen? [...]

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Jan 052018
 
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Stay Hydrated, Stay Healthy: Tips for Upping Your Daily Dose of H2O

Considering that planet Earth’s surface is composed of around 71% water, and the adult human body is made of more than half H2O – 60% to be exact – you’d think it would be a little easier to stay hydrated. In a fast-paced culture of sports drinks, soda, and coffee, water doesn’t exactly have the [...]

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Jan 032018
 
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Cheers to Your Health: New Year’s Resolutions for 2018

There’s nothing that makes you feel like you ought to set some New Year’s resolutions quite like the week between December 25th and 31st – it’s a weird limbo period where no one knows exactly what time it is, but we’re more than happy to eat more turkey leftovers and Christmas chocolate. Many people focus [...]

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Dec 192017
 
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Your Guide to PCOS: What is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?

If you’ve ever experienced intense cramping, unusually heavy menstrual bleeding or cramps that have been so intense they’ve left you unable to to attend work or school, PCOS – or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome may be the culprit. It affects 8-20% of menstruators worldwide and is unfortunately one of the leading causes of infertility if left [...]

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Dec 122017
 
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UTIs – What They Really Are & How to Avoid Them

If you have a vulva and have heterosexual penetrative sex, chances are you’ve experienced the dreaded UTI, or Urinary Tract Infection. While that sexual activity is not the only way to get a UTI, it is one of the most common, and in fact, UTIs are an extremely common ailment that will affect most women [...]

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Nov 242017
 
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Cervix 101: A Complete Guide to Your Lady Donut

The cervix – unseen, mysterious, and absolutely awesome. We’re here to help you get to know the guardian of the uterus. What does a cervix do? The cervix is a small passageway connecting your uterus and vagina, and it does a whole heck of a lot for you. It produces its own lubrication to help [...]

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Nov 162017
 
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Oh Baby! – Figuring Out Your Fertile Window

Figuring out the female fertility cycle is no walk in the park. Every woman is different, which means figuring out the fertility window, or optimal time to try and conceive a child, takes some patience. What exactly is the fertile window anyways? We’ve broken in down in simple terms, so you’ll know exactly what to [...]

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Oct 262017
 
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72 New Breast Cancer Gene Mutations Discovered

While previous studies have pointed to BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes as the two main indicators of one’s likelihood of developing breast cancer, a recent study has shown there may be more genetic factors at play than thought. How Do Genes Play a Role in Breast Cancer? Breast cancer will affect roughly 12% of the American [...]

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Oct 242017
 
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6 Unexpected Signs of Infertility

Infertility is one of those things that most don’t think about until they’re actively trying to conceive; most of our sexual health concerns are focused on trying not to get pregnant that we may never even think about whether we can  get pregnant or not. However, there are 6 early signs that you may be [...]

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Sep 262017
 
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Why We Love Feminine Moisturizer (And You Will Too)

Intimate lubrication is an important aspect of enjoyable, pain-free sex. If you don’t already know, let us be the first to tell you – a fantastic feminine moisturizer should be in that top drawer of your bedside table. Commonly known as lube, this slippery stuff lends itself to more than just great sex. So what [...]

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