Being sex positive means having an open-minded approach to everyone’s consensual sexual choices and behaviours, including your own. It means accepting your choices and others’ as healthy and normal, and not judging people for their preferences. It also means being respectful, regardless of a person’s sexual and reproductive choices, and embracing the rich tapestry that…
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Childbirth is possibly the most personal experience for women. Today, there are more childbirth options for expectant mothers than ever before. Read through our Blog for interesting experiences, problems and solutions regarding pregnancy and women’s wellness.
Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) that causes small, painful blisters that break open and turn into ulcers. There is no cure for herpes, and it’s highly contagious, which means it’s incredibly easy to catch it from a partner during unprotected sex.
Endometriosis is a painful reproductive system disorder in which the tissue that usually lines the inside of the uterus grows outside the uterus. Millions of women around the world suffer from endometriosis, which is the leading cause of infertility and chronic pelvic pain.
Holiday nookie, summer flings… these are some of the best things about the festive season. As the partying hots up, so do our hormones, which might be why sexual health issues tend to increase at this time of year.
A urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of the most common infections that women experience, with roughly one out of two women affected at least once in her life. That means if you’re a woman, there’s a fifty percent chance you’ve either had a UTI or will be affected by one in your lifetime.
According to Statistics SA, roughly 12.6% of the South African population is HIV positive. That’s around one in 8 people, which means if you’re dating or in a non-monogamous relationship, there’s a pretty good chance you’ll come into contact with HIV positive partners.
Rape is one of the prevalent crimes in South Africa, with horrifying statistics growing each day. You may be shocked to learn that even the stomach-churning stats you see in the news don’t accurately reflect the extent of this crime in South Africa – or perhaps you wouldn’t be. Perhaps you, like thousands of other…
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