To commando or not to commando? That is the question Shakespeare should have asked, for it would have saved women’s magazines years upon years of anguish and debate over whether or not we should suffocate our lady bits in strangling contraptions better known as “underwear” or if we should just let them be. There are […]

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Stuck in a sexless marriage? You’re not alone. According to data scientist Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, the top-searched marriage complaint on Google is “sexless marriage.” (What’s more, searches for “sexless marriage” are three and a half times more common than “unhappy marriage” and eight times more common than “loveless marriage.”) Many of those searching for answers are women struggling […]

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Maybe you’ve wondered, “Does my vagina smell normal?”  I don’t care how comfortable you are with your own body, we all have those moments where we think about how we smell down there. Maybe it’s at the doctor’s office before a pelvic exam, or it might be as your partner is making their way to […]

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“Oh oh catch that buzz Love is the drug I’m thinking of Oh oh can’t you see Love is the drug for me” – Roxy Music (Brian Eno/Andy Mackay) We’ve known for a long time that people who have just fallen in love feel like they’re on drugs – their systems flood with the feel-good […]

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I know if I stuck to one label one day I would just begin to question it the next day. The idea of sexuality has been widely established as a spectrum. According to a majority of people, everyone is a little bit gay or straight or whatever. Some people even pull the “who needs labels […]

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You wouldn’t necessarily guess that *any* state in the U.S. has a high maternal mortality rate (i.e. mothers who die due to pregnancy- and birth-related complications), but one has that dubious honor. And that is the great state of Texas. In the September issue of medical journal Obstetrics and Gynecology, a report found the following: The maternal mortality rate […]

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I got the call from my gynecologist while in a van with four of my friends. I was sitting in the front seat when I got a call from an unknown number. Obviously I don’t usually pick up when there isn’t a caller ID, but for some reason that was the day I decided to […]

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Once again, California blazes the way for the rest of the nation. Last week, Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law that states that women will be able to pick up a year’s supply of birth control pills at one time. Before this law passed, pharmacists were only able to dispense birth control in three-month supplies. […]

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The evidence is clear: The best predictor of a state’s stability is how its women are treated. In the academic field of security studies, realpolitik dominates. Those who adhere to this worldview are committed to accepting empirical evidence when it is placed before their eyes, to see the world as it “really” is and not […]

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Well, this is alarming. A new study that surveyed 1K British women found that only 56% of women could identify the vagina from a medical diagram. For those of you who can’t do math, that’s 44% of women who can’t identify the vagina. And that’s way too high. By contrast, nearly 70% of women could […]

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