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Anorexia nervosa is one of the most common eating disorders and can be difficult to recognize. Learn which behaviors may be red flags, differences between anorexia and bulimia, how to help yourself or a friend, and more.
The shot is 99% effective when used correctly, and only requires an action every 12 weeks instead of every day. Read more about how it works and other pros and cons.
Stress affects everyone from time to time, and can present unique challenges for women in terms of their physical health, mental health, and even sex lives. Learn how it works and how to manage stress.
Syphilis is a bacterial STD that can cause symptoms that look like other common conditions or have no symptoms at all. Fortunately, it’s easy to get tested and is treatable. Read more here.
Having some vaginal discharge is totally healthy and helps prevent infections. Learn about what makes discharge vary and when you may want to see a doctor.
Many mental and physical disabilities can make feeling comfortable with your body and sexuality tricky, and can get in the way of having the sex life you want. Here are some tips for modifying sex, handling common problems and concerns, and communicating with your partner about your or their disability.
Gender is a multi-faceted dimension of identity and is not the same as sex. We want to show the diversity of gender identities, empower you to feel confident in your gender identity, and aid you in respecting and understanding the identities of others.
Ovarian cysts are very common, and 8% of premenopausal women develop large cysts that need treatment. Read more about causes, symptoms, and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.
Chlamydia is the most common STD but <30% of people have ANY symptoms. Learn about how to get tested, how it’s treated, and what it is.
How comfortable are women and men with having sex during your period? Is it safe and how can you talk to your partner about it?
What are Kegel exercises for and how do you actually do them (25% of women don’t know how)? How many reps should you do and what kind of results can you expect? Let the strengthening begin!
How can you tell what type of sex drive is normal? What if your sex drive is different than your partner’s? Read more to find out about differing sexual desires, what impacts it, and how to work together in relationships.
1 in 6 women and 1 in 33 men are survivors of sexual assault. Learn more about the varied narratives surrounding sexual assault and how to help a friend.
1 in 6 people have genital herpes in the U.S., and it’s a scary topic for many. Learn how it spreads, how to prevent it, and how treatment works.
Oral sex is becoming more common, and many have asked what people actually like best or how to become more comfortable doing it. Read more to see survey results and expert tips.
Talking to women, we’ve heard hair is a main source of anxiety. “What does everyone else do with their pubic hair?” “Do partners care?” “Is it normal to have body hair?” Read here what we’ve found.