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!
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.… Read More
Take charge of your sexual health in 2018! Here are the top five habits you should develop in 2018 to get healthy, stay healthy and enjoy a fabulous, infection-free sex life. … Read More
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.… Read More
We may be well into the 21st century, but widespread stigma still exists around HIV/Aids – and, according to Huffington Post, may be even more dangerous than the disease itself. … Read More
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 victims every year, are afraid or unwilling to report your rape for a multitude of valid reasons.… Read More
We heard a lot about diabetes on World Diabetes Day on 14 November, but how much do you actually know about the disease that affects around 3.5 million South Africans – and more critically, are you at risk? There are another estimated five million South Africans with pre-diabetes – that is, the propensity to develop type 2 diabetes at some point in their lives. It’s possible that you’re one of them.… Read More
The term ‘human rights defender’ sounds very official, but you, in fact, might be one without even realising it – and if you aren’t, it’s something you could be at any moment.… Read More
With summer in full swing, you may be looking for an alternative to your sanitary pad. Don’t sweat it – we’ve got you covered! Here are some great alternatives to see you through the summer and beyond.… Read More
Postpartum depression, also known as post-natal depression, affects around 10% to 40% of new mothers.
Ironically, despite its prevalence, there still exists a great stigma around postpartum depression – the feeling that you’re so overwhelmed or depressed by motherhood, that you have no interest in caring for your child, or feel completely unable to. It’s a mental illness that women are afraid to talk about or even admit to, yet it affects millions every year.… Read More
Being overweight or obese can significantly increase your chances of many serious diseases, including diabetes, heart disease and cancer. This is because the extra fat in your body can have harmful side effects, like producing hormones and proteins that affect how your cells function. Cancer is the result of abnormal cell growth, and studies have found that many types of cancer are more common in people who are overweight or obese.… Read More
A douche isn’t just a jerky guy in a Hollywood movie. ‘Douching’ also refers to the practice of washing out your vagina with homemade cleansers (such as a mix of water and vinegar) or off-the-shelf feminine products and washes. The implication is that the vagina is a dirty, smelly organ that requires manual cleansing in order to be ‘clean’ and appealing for sex.… Read More
Most of us experience anxiety from time to time, but for some, that anxiety can end up destroying our quality of life. It’s normal to worry about certain things, but when that worry consumes your thoughts, affects your sleeping and/or eating patterns, and generally becomes all-consuming, it’s time to do something about it.… Read More
It’s Breast Cancer Awareness month, and you’re never too young or too ‘low-risk’ to pay attention to the facts. Here are 10 facts about the disease that could save your life.… Read More
In South Africa, one in 26 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her life. Knowing the facts about the disease can help you stay healthy, and to detect it early if it strikes. Remember: early detection is key to beating breast cancer.… Read More
Some days it feels like we have our emotions perfectly in check, but other days, it seems like they drive us to make knee-jerk decisions. Fear, anger, bitterness, elation, over-excitement and euphoria – these kinds of extreme feelings can lead us to make spur-of-the-moment decisions that don’t always serve us in the long run.… Read More
Nothing puts a handbrake on summer sexy times like a yeast infection. Itchy, irritating and sometimes painful, it’s the last thing you want when you’re looking to have carefree fun in the sun – and under the sheets! … Read More
Cervical cancer may be one of the deadliest forms of the disease, but it’s also highly preventable – and you can detect its presence even before it turns into cancer. … Read More
You’ve tried tea, hot water bottles, medication, napping, chocolate, yelling, crying, more medication, more tea, and more chocolate, and then capped it all off with a glass or two of wine. If you suffer from period pain, you’ll know you’ll try just about anything – and everything – to alleviate the pain.… Read More
Does the thought of a new season put a spring in your step, or does it fill you with dread? If body issues are clouding your enjoyment of the sunnier weather, it’s time to do something about it.
Here are nine ways to start being more confident about your body so you can rock the skin you’re in – summer, winter, rain or shine.… Read More