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
Archives for August 2016
When we talk about rape or sexual assault, we’re talking about any unwanted sexual contact between people. It usually involves force, and there is no consent. Critically, rape and sexual assault are crimes.
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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
You read a lot about pap smears on this blog, and you’ll keep reading about them because they could save your life. That’s no exaggeration! A pap smear is your best defence against cervical cancer, the second-most common cancer in women, and the most common in developing countries like ours. … Read More