Has your sex drive dwindled? A low libido can be caused by a number of factors including stress, hormonal imbalance, and drinking too much alcohol. The good news is there are ways you can heighten your libido and bring the spark back into your sex life. Marie Stopes offers Women’s Wellness services that can help recommend the best course of action.
‘…and they lived happily ever after.’
Unfortunately, storybooks have skewed our perception of relationships – they’re not as easy as you may think. Here are some signs that may indicate you’re in an unhealthy relationship.
Do you have a new partner? It’s time to start off on a clean slate. Before you have sex for the first time, there are certain topics that should be covered; HIV and STI testing as well as contraceptive methods are essential questions to ask. You may not realise it straight away, but this conversation is strengthening your relationship.
Here are four topics that you need to discuss before you have sex.
The festive season is a time of merriment and creating wonderful memories with friends and family. If you’re single, watching your married/engaged friends having a wonderful time with each other may cause you to use online/mobile dating sites to find a potential ‘friend’ with whom you can enjoy the season.
Tinder is now almost synonymous with millennial dating culture; if you have a single friend, chances are she is on Tinder looking for her next partner! It’s no surprise why, either, it’s a super convenient app which eliminates the need to go to a bar and seek out a suiter, and you can chat with multiple people you are interested in at the same time, all whilst being in your pyjamas and slouching on the sofa – not something you could do if you were trying to impress a date in person, that’s for sure!
Are you, or is someone you care about, trapped in an abusive relationship? Recently we looked at the cycle of abuse: the four stages of behaviour that are usually repeated as a never-ending pattern in abusive relationships. These four stages are:… Read More
In the 1970s, psychologist Lenore Walker developed a social cycle theory known as the cycle of abuse, which identified a specific pattern that most abusive relationships follow. These four phases are evident in the majority of violent relationships, and they repeat themselves over and over again, no matter how many times the abuser promises to ‘change’ or ‘stop’.
Growing up, a lot of us were taught that ‘sticks and stones can break our bones but words can never hurt us’. While it’s true that physical violence can inflict visible and physically painful wounds, it’s not true that words are harmless. In fact, for victims of emotional abuse, the psychological scars can last indefinitely, leading to a lifetime of low self-esteem, depression, withdrawal, and believing that they do not deserve a non-abusive relationship. … Read More
Every relationship goes through rough patches, but how do you know if your issues are normal ups and downs, or whether they points to more serious underlying problems?
Here are seven ways to tell if your relationship is healthy. … Read More
Whether you and your partner are in a rut or you’d like to ramp your relationship up a notch, these tips gleaned from the experts can help you turn a lukewarm partnership into a happier, healthier, hotter one. … Read More
Jealousy happens in a relationship when one partner fears they may lose the other to someone else. If your partner is constantly flirting with other people or intentionally behaving in ways that make you insecure, your jealousy is understandable – and you should think about whether your partner deserves your devotion.… Read More
Fun, spontaneous sex is an integral part of most relationships, and a key factor in keeping your union healthy. Sex helps us connect with our partners and develop a closer bond, plus it’s well established that regular sex is good for the body, mind and soul.… Read More
Hearing Khensani say to Tsholo “I’m only 15, I can’t be pregnant” makes us think of all the old wives’ tales we hear about fertility and pregnancy. Below we debunk these and other common pregnancy myths.… Read More
Not only is it easier than ever to meet people online, but these days it’s normal and socially acceptable too.… Read More
Good sex is great, but great sex is mindblowing! Make 2017 your hottest year yet with these top tips for better sex.… Read More
So you’ve been hanging out with this guy for a while, but you have this weird nagging feeling in your gut. Like, why does he freak out if you leave so much as a hair clip at his place? And what’s up with the fact that he’s never introduced you to his friends?… Read More
Are you gay? Straight? Bisexual or a lesbian? Does it feel like everyone’s trying to put a label on you, even when you yourself aren’t sure? And what do all these labels even mean? Let’s break it down.… Read More
These days, we’re living incredibly busy lives. Between hectic work schedules, socialising, and squeezing in time for family, it can be almost impossible to meet your soulmate during your day to day life. That’s why lots of people are turning to online dating. … Read More