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The Essentials of Women's Sexual Health

Women's sexual health spans a huge range of issues — everything from breast cancer to finding a way to enjoy sex. Some issues, such as menopause, are universal. Even with more personal problems, such as decreasing libido, every woman shouldn't be afraid or embarrassed to seek help regarding her sexual health. The most important thing is that every woman should know how to remain healthy throughout her entire body.

The Human Vagina and Other Female Anatomy

Understanding women's sexual (or reproductive) organs such as the vagina, uterus, and vulva is as integral to sex as understanding the penis. Demystifying female anatomy is key to good sexual functioning [more…]

What to Expect during Menopause

Menopause is a fact of life for every woman, although each woman goes through the process at a different age and with different levels of symptoms. The result of menopause is that a woman stops releasing [more…]

Perimenopause and How to Deal With It

Before a woman reaches menopause, she’s in what is called perimenopause. If you feel like you aren’t the “right” age for menopause but you're still experiencing many menopausal symptoms, you're probably [more…]

How to Check for Breast Cancer

One woman in nine will develop breast cancer in the United States. Because of this risk, every woman must know how to do a breast self-exam. Examining your breasts for cancer is easy but critical. Because [more…]

Women's Health: How to Prevent Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are fairly common in women. If you notice any symptoms of a urinary tract infection, such as painful urination or a frequent urge to urinate, it’s important to seek treatment [more…]

Women's Health: How to Do Kegel Exercises

Kegel exercises target the muscles in your genitals. These muscles are often weakened from the stretching that occurs during childbirth, but any woman — including those who have never been pregnant — can [more…]

When Women Have Trouble Reaching Orgasm

The main female sexual problem, simply stated, is that many women don’t have orgasms or have difficulty reaching orgasm. Ninety-five percent of women who aren’t having orgasms are actually pre-orgasmic [more…]

Women's Health: How to Deal with Painful Intercourse

If a woman finds penetration painful during intercourse, the problem is probably vaginismus — not a vagina that is too tight. Vaginismus is a medical condition in which vaginal muscles involuntarily tighten [more…]

How to Deal with Low Libido in Women

The female libido can be a tricky thing, and many women experience low sexual desire (libido). Some may start out with a low sex drive, and others may experience decreased libido after menopause, childbirth [more…]

Sex and Female Body Image

Modern women face a lot of pressure when trying to bridge the gap between their bodies and today’s “ideal” body type, as project by the media. Body image can be a fragile thing, and plenty of women have [more…]

Is There a Sex Life after a Mastectomy?

Survival is the first concern for women who undergo a mastectomy because of breast cancer; yet women shouldn’t forget their sexual feelings. Breast cancer treatment, surgery, and optional breast reconstruction [more…]

How to Enjoy Sex after Menopause

Menopause is a fact of life for every woman, although each woman goes through the process at a different age and with different levels of symptoms. The result, however, is the same for all. That result [more…]

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