Posts in Sexual & Reproductive
Are Hormonal Imbalances Delaying your Period? Here are Five Natural Ways to Induce it

Sometimes I have long cycles. Like, really long. I’m talking the upwards of *75+ days long. They suck. The build-up of hormones leaves me in a perpetual state of waxing and waning PMS symptoms. It makes me feel helpless, especially when all I want to do is alleviate my discomfort.

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Fact or Fiction: Periods Attract Wild Animals

A few weeks ago, my partner and I were up in the north woods of Minnesota enjoying a long weekend away. We spent our days out in nature. Hiking the hillsides, swimming in the lagoons of waterfalls, and enjoy vast views of the coniferous forests that stretched high above our heads. I was also on my period. Why is this relevant?

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What I Wish I Knew About the Responsibilities of Having a Uterus

I am standing in the bathroom of an Airbnb with my skirt around my ankles holding a piece of toilet paper with orangey-peach streaks of blood. I track my cycles; I know I shouldn’t be bleeding yet and I can tell something is different.

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Five Ways to Have a More Empowered Pelvic Exam

Pelvic Exam. Possibly one of the most anxiety-riddled phrases known to the female-bodied population. It is a phrase that often evokes images of patients lying in a paper gown with their feet in stirrups while a doctor places a spotlight on their genitals and proceeds to poke around, for what seems like an eternity.

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Harlot Interview: Headexplodie (aka Annie Wong), Creator of Ovary Actions

Menstruation. It's a word that still makes a lot of people squirm in their seats. Even though it is a physical phenomenon that happens to billions of people around the globe, it is still shrouded in secrecy, riddled with shame, and highly stigmatized.

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Your Go-To Guide for Understanding Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

When it comes to protecting yourself from STIs, it is important to understand how they are transmitted. But just as important as preventing the spread of STIs, understanding signs and symptoms, knowing the long-term health implications, how to get tested, and how to treat them if the need should arise are also good things to know. Luckily, I’m going to be going over all of this for you. 

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What I Wish I Knew About Getting my First Period

When I was in 4th grade, I was handed this little pamphlet called “Your Body and You” – or was it “Your Changing Body and You”? Hmm. Either way, I remember being fascinated about the changes I was going to experience (even though at the time I had no true concept of what it meant).

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Five Signs you Might Have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

I grew up with irregular cycles. I would go months without a period. My doctor often reassured me that wild swings in cycle length is “normal” for a newly menstruating girl, which is true. But what I wish she would have told me is that if it continued past the first couple of years there might be something amiss.

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Cervix 101: A Guide to one of Your Body's Most Amazing Organs

When I was 25, I was ready to explore different methods of *birth control. While researching new options, I stumbled across the Fertility Awareness Method (not to be confused with the Rhythm Method). If you are unfamiliar, I won’t go too much into detail here, but one of the signs that can help you predict ovulation is to monitor the changes in your cervix. 

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