Have you started experiencing pain or discomfort when you’re having sex? Unless it’s your first time or you have a medical condition you’re aware of, sex shouldn’t hurt. If you’re experiencing any kind of discomfort during intercourse, you should get to your doctor, gynae or sexual healthcare clinic as soon as possible.
Recently we covered the ways you can help stay clear of yeast infections in summer, but what if your symptoms are telling you something else?
It’s understandable to feel a little nervous before your first gynae visit, but the good news is that you don’t have to. To help put you at ease, here’s a handy guide to exactly what you can expect at your first check-up.
So you’ve just finished getting busy when you look down and realise… there’s blood on the sheets. You’re not on your period and it isn’t your first time, so what’s going on – and more importantly, should you do something about it?
Wax it, shave it, laser it or leave it au naturel? Whatever you choose to do with your pubic hair is up to you. Here are a handful of myths you need to stop buying into.
Your vagina is pretty pro at taking care of itself, ridding itself of bad bacteria and keeping itself lubricated and clean. But when we make little health mistakes, we get in the way of its natural process and can inhibit its ability to keep itself healthy.
It’s estimated that as many as 20% of women will experience painful sex at some point in her life, so there’s a fair chance it could happen to you.
Let’s be honest, ladies: we all get a little self-conscious about our vaginas and whether they’re as clean, healthy and fresh as they could be. But despite how many of us think about it, we hardly ever talk about it out loud.
The topic of pap smears, HPV and cervical cancer is relevant to any woman who is 21 or older, so if that’s you – or your partner, friends, siblings or the women in your community – listen up and help spread the word.
First time sex is fun and unforgettable. It can also be strange and awkward, so think about the kind of person you want to share the experience with. Having a caring, considerate and sensitive partner who respects your wishes – and being the same kind of partner in return – is key to creating a…