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The Mar-Lowdown

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The “Feminine Hygiene” Industry Did Us Real Dirty

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.
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Addressing the ‘Men’ in Menstruation.

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.

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WAP 101 - A Guide to Lubrication

WAP 101 - A Guide to Lubrication

Yes, vaginas naturally produce many fluids that can act as lubrication during intercourse, but vaginal wetness varies by person and is affected by multiple factors. This is where lubrication can help in reducing the friction that comes when moving objects together, and in this case, the objects just happen to be body parts. 
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Removing Hair Down There: 2022 Pubic Hair Trends

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.
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A Guide to Hormonal Birth Control: The Birth Control Pill, IUD, Implants, and More

A Guide to Hormonal Birth Control: The Birth Control Pill, IUD, Implants, and More

There are a variety of birth control methods to choose from. This blog dives into all of the types of hormonal birth control options available and the advantages and disadvantages of each.
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The Birth of the Birth Control Pill

The Birth of the Birth Control Pill

Sprinkling crocodile excrement on the vulva, drinking liquid lead and mercury, inserting silphium soaked cotton balls into the vagina: these are some of the methods women were rumoured to have used in ancient times to prevent pregnancy. 
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Endometriosis: It Isn’t Just Period Cramps

Endometriosis: It Isn’t Just Period Cramps

Despite the fact that it affects 1 in 10 individuals, endometriosis is still not very well understood. This week, we interviewed Dr. Sarah Zadek, and Jenna, a young woman with endometriosis in order to share positivity & spread awareness on her journey.

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Understanding PCOS

Understanding PCOS

How many of us really know what PCOS is? What causes it? What does it mean to deal with it on a daily basis? This week, the Marlow team set out on a mission to learn more about PCOS and through our platform, we want to shed some light on how this syndrome affects those living with it.
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Understanding Vaginismus

Understanding Vaginismus

Roughly 2 in every 1000 individuals with a vagina have vaginismus, but what is vaginismus? What causes it? How do I treat it? Can vaginismus go away on its own? This week, we interviewed Michelle Fraser, a pelvic health physiotherapist and Hannah Kilarski, a student diagnosed with vaginismus to find out.
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The Painful Truth About Menstrual Leave

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?
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Period Sex: Bloody Good Fun

Period Sex: Bloody Good Fun

Some individuals experience painful periods and the last thing on their mind is being sexual. Others feel an increase in arousal. Both are normal! With that being said, can you participate in sexual activities while on your period? YES! Period sex shouldn’t be taboo. You do you!
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Good Vibrations: The Unusual History of the Vibrator

Good Vibrations: The Unusual History of the Vibrator

Picture this… it’s been a long week and you’re feeling a little under the weather. In an attempt to resolve your issue, you decide to take a trip to the doctor’s office. Upon your arrival, the doctor takes one look at your chart and swiftly gives you a diagnosis: Hysteria. Your treatment? A vibrator-induced orgasm.

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