Kelly Smith suspected something was wrong with her when, at 16, she still hadn't gotten her period. Initially, doctors told her not to worry about it, but she couldn't shake the feeling that something was wrong. A year later, Smith returned to the hospital, only to have her suspicions confirmed. At 17 years old, Smith was diagnosed with Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome, a rare condition that caused her to be born with an unusually shallow vagina and no womb. Wow!
Lately my girl friends have been complaining about experiencing lots of problems down there and it doesn't really surprise me. The warmer weather makes you more prone to vaginal infections and while some are okay to treat with over-the-counter medication, there are some that need more than that.
With the sudden weather change and trips to the beach and pool it's no surprise that we are more prone to infections during this time of the year. However the following are the ones you should be MOST wary of.Continue Reading >
It was only a matter of time before technology and birth control merged. Apparently in the distant future, we will be able to maneuver birth control with a remote control. Yup, the Foundation Family Planning program MicroChips is developing a form of birth control that will deliver a synthetic hormone called levonorgestrel by the push of a button.
Hmm, interesting, but is this the best way to take birth control?
Si de verdad nuestras vulvas y vaginas fueran tan feas como nos han hecho pensar ¿crees que los hombres se volverían locos por tocarlas y besarlas? Porque yo no lo creo. Lo que sí creo es que hemos crecido llenas de prejuicios, tabúes y con la autoestima por el suelo gracias, entre otras cosas, a la industria de la pornografía que presenta vulvas rosaditas, jovencitas y sin un vello.
Y yo me pregunto si es que ¿existe algo así como una "vagina normal"? Me refiero a un estándar en cuanto a apariencia, olor, forma o tamaño, distinto al de la industria del porno. Y me late que lo que tenemos es un vacío enorme de información sobre esta parte tan importante de nuestro cuerpo de la que nadie parece querer hablar. Por lo mismo hoy voy a referirme a los 7 mitos y verdades más importantes sobre la vagina.
Have you ever wondered if your vagina is "normal"? It's probably something that's crossed your mind here and there, but never were too sure about. Some women haven't ever checked to see what their vagina looks like!
If you are curious to find out if your vagina is normal or not, keep reading for the answer below!
I'm all for personal hygiene, but you won't find any vaginal douches or feminine cleansers in my shower. Nope, all you'll find is a plain ol' bar of Dove soap that's fragrance-free and specifically targeted towards sensitive skin. Why? Because women are using way too many products down there these days that are loaded with chemicals and other crap that are causing a ton of reactions. Frequent UTI's, yeast infections and BV (bacterial vaginosis) is NOT normal chica!
I know what my vagina looks like, do you? No, I'm not asking you if you know what my vagina looks like, I'm asking if you know what your vagina looks like. Would you recognize it in a line-up?
I'm asking this because I just watched a surprisingly touching video of women looking at their vaginas for the first time. Don't worry, it's not explicit or anything, it is very tasteful and actually quite touching. Whether you've ever seen your vagina or not, I really recommend you watch this video.
Those Sex Sent Me To The ER stories always seem to get crazier and crazier. Between the Pop Rocks woman the other day and the guy with the vibrator stuck up his butt, I thought I'd heard the worst of it. Then I learn about Canadian couple Jason and Michelle who decided to take on role playing as a princess and fire-breathing dragon. What is this, a Super Mario Brothers video game?
Anyway, that isn't the worst part about this couple's sex experimentation. Things go south when they misuse handcuff keys and you'll never believe where doctors found them!
Ever since I had to get surgery to get my appendix removed and a random abscess drained (most likely caused by the appendicitis), I've been scared of cruises, pools and hot tubs. The thing is the doctors have no clue what could have caused my appendicitis or what could have caused the abscess, but when I told them I had been on a cruise the week before, they didn't rule out swimming pools or hot tubs which I spent a large majority of my vacation time sitting in. A lot of people don't realize that pools CAN make you sick!
There's nothing worse than not feeling good down there and still wanting to get frisky. As blunt as that might sound, the truth is vaginal problems can definitely get in the way of a healthy sex life.
I'm not talking about a heavy period girl. I'm talking infections and disorders that can cause itchiness, burning and pain during intercourse like a yeast infection, bacterial vaginosis (BV) or vulvodynia!Continue Reading >