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Perimenopause: Easing the Transition from Menstruation to Menopause

Menstruation and menopause are well-known biological milestones in a female’s life. Contrary to popular thinking, menopause is not the period of months or years when a woman is “going through the change [more…]

How to Recognise PCOS Symptoms

Polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, is described as a syndrome rather than a disease because it shows up as a group of signs and symptoms that can occur in any combination. Here are some of the symptoms [more…]

Tips for PCOS Sufferers

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome isn’t a nice condition but the good news is that you can keep the symptoms more or less completely at bay. Here are some tips to help you: [more…]

How to Handle PCOS Symptoms through Low-Carb Substitutions

The cornerstone to controlling PCOS symptoms is eating the low-GI (Glycaemic Index) way, where carbs break down slowly into your bloodstream so your blood sugar levels remain stable. Try these simple swaps [more…]

What to Expect after a Hysterectomy

What type of recovery you’ll experience after having your uterus removed depends largely on the kind of hysterectomy you have. Generally, abdominal and radical hysterectomies bring the greatest post-operative [more…]

Do You Have Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder?

If you’re a woman who is distressed and unhappy because you’ve gone a long time without experiencing sexual interest, either in the form of fantasies or wanting actual physical contact, you could be suffering [more…]

How to Talk to Your Daughter about Her Period

Talking about the miracle of menstruation is a necessary part of helping your daughter make the transition from little girl to young woman. While the thought of discussing such a personal matter can leave [more…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

Birth Control: How a Tubal Ligation Works

Tubal sterilization (or tubal ligation, and often known as getting your tubes tied) is the most commonly used birth control method for women over the age of 34. After all, getting your tubes tied is a [more…]

Are Orgasms Okay during Pregnancy?

Pregnant women are not only allowed to have sex, but often they crave it. But is it okay to enjoy sexual intercourse to the point of orgasm? After all, orgasms are nothing more than contractions — and [more…]

Is Oral Sex or Anal Sex Okay during Pregnancy?

If your doctor discourages vaginal sex during pregnancy, you might naturally consider oral or anal sex, instead. Before engaging in oral or anal sex during pregnancy, be aware of the warnings. [more…]

Having Sex After a Heart Attack

One of the most common problems that affects sexual functioning is a heart attack. If you or your partner has recently suffered a heart attack, you may be wondering when you can have sex again. Or perhaps [more…]

How Women Orgasm

Female orgasms tend to come in more varieties than male orgasms. Because of that, women’s orgasms have been an issue of contention ever since the days of Sigmund Freud in the early 1900s. Women have reported [more…]

Understanding the G-Spot

The G-spot is reportedly a spot in the vagina that seemingly could give women orgasms without clitoral stimulation. How to find the G-spot (and what it'll do for their sex lives) has been a goal for many [more…]

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