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Two Sexual Health Professionals Weigh in on Goop’s New Netflix Show: Sex, Love & Goop (You May Be Surprised)
Wolverine claws, blindfolded energy orgasms, and sniffing butts - Goop has forayed into the sex therapy realm with its new show. All jokes aside, it has received both warm and totally confused reception from critics and viewers. I spoke with Evangeline Plumb, a sex educator and Clarke Rose, a sex and pleasure coach to understand the the professional community’s opinion on the six episode series. Was it helpful, or just a big pile of...Goop?
To Flush or Not to Flush: How To Properly Dispose of Your Tampons
After the comments on one of our recent TikToks blew up with debate on whether to flush your tampon or not, we realized there’s A LOT of confusion around this topic. So, we set out to find you the facts on whether it’s really ok to flush your tampons. (Hint: Stick to your bins.)
The Curious Case of the Missing Garbage Bin
“I decided on the only other solution I could think of, I would wrap my tampon in an extra heavy layer of toilet paper and bring it home with me in my purse like a souvenir.” This week, blog-writer Madi shares a personal story relating to menstrual product disposal and discusses a few tips for non-menstruators to make their potential houseguests more comfortable!
The Economics of a Period: Why Aren't Menstrual Products Free?
In 2019, the UN declared that menstruation is a human rights issue. Who’s the catalyst of that change? Law and policymakers. The problem? Menstrual products are still considered a non-necessity under many tax codes and jurisdictions. This is the economics of a period.
Did Big Pharma Create Female Sexual Dysfunction?
In 1998, the world was introduced to Pfizer's little blue pill, which has since shaped the sexual dysfunction market as we know it. Because of Viagra's fast and enormous success, it was only a matter of time before the pharmaceutical industry decided that females should have their own 'little pill' too, right?
What is Labiaplasty?
Living in a world full of instagrammable content, it can be nearly impossible to feel satisfied with your physical appearance. While some go under the knife for nose reconstruction or breast augmentation, recent years have seen a rising number of women seeking a different procedure: labiaplasty. Let's dive into the world of designer vaginas, exploring what labiaplasty is, and why it has increased in popularity.
Cultural Practices and Menstruation
In many cultures, periods usher in a lot more than a box of tampons and a week of stomach cramps. Whether you gather under a red tent, celebrate with your family, refrain from doing daily tasks, or even grab a cup of coffee with your mom, there is no wrong or right way to view a culture’s attitudes to periods. At the crux of it all, we are in this together.
The “Feminine Hygiene” Industry Did Us Real Dirty
Many individuals know what it feels like to be insecure about their vaginal odor. After feeling these insecurities myself, I wondered why on earth this is such a common concern for individuals with vulvas, and where does this fear of smelling dirty, fishy, or gross stem from? Let's dive into the world of "feminine hygiene" products and the effects they have on us.
Addressing the ‘Men’ in Menstruation.
It’s a strange phenomenon, isn’t it? Men have always held a large stake in the menstruation narrative, yet their knowledge of this natural process often ranges from ‘very little’ to ‘absolutely nothing.’ As a result, the education about periods has been shoved into a stigmatized corner, forcing menstruators to re-claim truths about their bodies.
Removing Hair Down There: 2022 Pubic Hair Trends
In this week’s blog post, we explore some of the all-too-common personal experiences with pubic hair removal, as well as some of the history and trends around this practice. With so many questions, one thing is clear: ultimately, what you choose to do with your pubic hair is completely up to you.
The Painful Truth About Menstrual Leave
For some menstruators, period pain goes far beyond uncomfortable cramping. A possible solution? Menstrual leave. However, in practice, will this actually improve the quality of life of menstruators? Or only further add to the judgement and scrutiny around menstruation?