Sexual Health and Safety Posts

August 1, 2019

Bloating, cupping your sore boobs in hopes that they will feel better, cramps or debilitating headaches that make you want to curl up on the couch, fatigue, and mood swings – do you get hit by any of these symptoms once a month right before you’re about to get your period? What do you do to take care of yourself?

Here are some of my favourite go-to self-care tips for fighting PMS:

1. Hot bath with a bath bomb or epsom salts

This...

May 7, 2019

I remember joking around with my boyfriend about this future kid of ours. I also remember being panicked when it hit me that this was actually happening.But how ultimately excited I was to go into this next chapter! Then within a week of finding out, it was over.

September 30, 2018

I feel sexy wearing a pair of high heels and a black lace bralette, strutting my stuff. Being sexual doesn’t necessarily mean having sex all the time, or always wanting sex. It can mean expressing your sexuality and doing what makes you feel confident and sexy.

Ever since a young age, I would say I have been quite the sexual being. I have only recently come to terms with this, and I am still insecure about myself sometimes. I o...

August 7, 2018

Growing up, my family was pretty out there; definitely not what most would define as conservative and yet I felt the taboo surrounding sex and sexuality. For me it never made sense why people would get so weird around the topic because we literally wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for sex. It took a while to really realize that women enjoying sex and talking about it openly, in a positive light were all ok things to do. Mind you,...

July 26, 2018

It's the one week of every month that we all hate. What am I talking about? Our periods.


Aunt Flo
T.O.M.
Moon Time
Menstruation
That time of the month
Mother Nature's gift


or any other "code word" you use or have heard of.


Most women experience having their periods and I'm sure you can agree that:


1) It can be stressful and emotional
2) symptoms can be uncomfortable
3) It can affect relationships


I thought it would an interest...

July 5, 2018

It’s been five cycles since I stopped using hormonal birth control. For me, it has been a huge relief not having to take a pill that was affecting my health. It has been five cycles where I’ve learned about my body and was able to notice how my body has reacted positively to switching to a natural birth control method. But before I start talking about the fertility awareness method, I’d like to recommend to all of the ladies o...

June 11, 2018

Sex, nakedness, orgasms...these were all off limits. I’m not entirely sure why because I didn’t grow up with messages that sex was a bad thing. I do remember my sister and my mum feeling comfortable walking around naked, whereas I would never have done that. Even from a young age I felt embarrassed about being stripped of my clothes.

My eating disorder began in my late teens, a time when the hormones usually kick in, and you...

June 9, 2018

IUDs are becoming an increasingly popular form of birth control; with good reason. They’re highly effective with failure rates ranging from 0.2% for hormonal IUD’s to 0.8% for copper ones, require very little maintenance, can shorten or get rid of ones menstrual cycle and in some instances can alleviate symptoms associated with reproductive disorders. After having one myself, I do have some mixed feelings about it but it’s imp...

May 29, 2018

1 in 10 women; an estimated 176 million people worldwide suffer from Endometriosis, a painful and often times life-altering disorder in which tissue that typically lines the uterus grows outside of it. The onset and progression of the condition is highly individual but some key symptoms are abnormal menstruation, chronic back/leg/pelvic pain, abdominal fullness, fatigue and pain during or after intercourse. 

As prevalent as End...

For as long as I can remember I’ve always felt that being a woman meant that we are governed by our hormones. If I was just a little stressed out or emotional, it meant that my period was due – yep, it was all down to hormones. Unconsciously I’ve conditioned my mind to never give merit to those feelings or why I was feeling that way because of just brushing it off as PMS.

But the truth is, hormones don’t actually influence how...

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