October is global Breast Cancer Awareness month, but being vigilant about this disease extends beyond pink ribbons and one month of awareness.… Read More
We hope this info will help you take control…of when and if to have a baby. You can fall pregnant from having sex just once with no contraception, if it happens during the womans fertile time – and remember, sperm can live in a woman’s body for up to 5 days. Take control and prevent an unwanted pregnancy! Before you read on, note: only condoms prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV. So when using other contraceptive methods AND condoms you have the best protection.… Read More
We all know that exercise is beneficial. After all, we constantly hear about the life-changing impact a few minutes of intentional activity can have on our health.… Read More
We know, we know, you’ve heard it before – pap smears are important; pap smears are great. So why are we banging on about it again? Because September is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, and as you know, we feel strongly about helping our readers stay physically and sexually healthy. We’re going to keep driving the point home to encourage more and more women to have this potentially life-saving screening. … Read More
There’s an enduring myth that lesbians – women who have sex with women – don’t have to worry about contracting a sexually transmitted infection or HIV. Even some healthcare providers will tell you this. But it’s important that you understand the risks: any time two people’s bodily fluids come into contact, there’s a chance of infection. That means that even lesbians need to practice safer sex in order to stay STI-free.… Read More
Perhaps you heard all kinds of crazy stories from your schoolmates or maybe were given the wrong impression by elders or awkward parents giving you the sex talk. Whatever the reason, there are a ton of strange, funny and downright bad sex myths out there that are preventing you from having great fun between the sheets. Here, we’re busting five of them.… Read More
A lot of women worry about their vaginas: does it smell weird? Should it look like that? What about that weird discharge? But here’s the most important thing you need to know about your vagina: it’s designed to keep itself clean with the help of natural secretions.… Read More
Blowjobs, head, rimming, fellatio, cunnilingus, telling the kitty a secret – whatever you call it, oral sex is one of the most popular and intimate sex acts. It’s also a great way to stimulate each other with your mouths without the risk of pregnancy. … Read More
It’s so important to know your rights, and that goes for your sexual healthcare rights too. Here are a few things you might not have known about the South African Constitution and its stance on sexual healthcare rights.… Read More
On the 10th of March 1993, Dr. David Gunn the first abortion provider murdered by the so-called “pro-life” movement was shot and killed for being an abortion provider.… Read More
Losing your virginity or having sex with a new partner for the first time is a big step, which is why we get loads of questions about it from men and women, teens and adults.… Read More
Did you know that one out of every three South African adolescents did not give consent for her first sexual experience? That means that a third of all South African girls are raped. … Read More
Didn’t manage to keep your sexual health resolutions in 2015? It’s easier than you might think to make a fresh start in 2016.
Here are three simple ways to ensure a safer, healthier sexual and reproductive life this year and beyond.… Read More
This year, you’ve trusted us with some of your most pressing and sensitive contraception concerns – and you may be relieved to know that lots of people have the same questions as you. … Read More
There’s always a big build-up to 1 December each year, when we commemorate World Aids Day and think about things like safe sex and getting tested. But just because this date has passed doesn’t mean you can relax. Protecting yourself from HIV/Aids is something you need to think about every day, particularly if you’re in a high-risk group.… Read More
A healthy vagina is vital to a woman’s confidence and overall wellbeing. The good news is that you don’t need any special lotions, potions or expensive care to keep it feeling great!… Read More
When it comes to choosing a contraceptive, there are three questions that most people ask:
- Is it effective?
- Is it safe to use?
- Is it affordable?
Did you know that having regular pap smears is one of the best gifts you can give your body? If that sounds strange, consider the fact that a pap smear can detect changes that can lead to cervical cancer in the future. That’s right: it could indicate that cancer could strike, giving you the best defence against the disease, long before you become ill. … Read More
It was Thandi’s* worst nightmare: she was about to start studying towards her dream career when she found out she was pregnant. She knew this could ruin all her future plans, plus she wasn’t even sure that she and her boyfriend were all that serious.… Read More