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Diane Shipley

Girl Power

8 Ways To Love Yourself this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day has traditionally been a time for celebrating romantic love: for giving and receiving chocolates and flowers and teddy bears wearing t-shirts with cheesy slogans. But what if this year it wasn’t about chintzy tokens and stuffed animals declaring their “wuv” for you? Life can be stressful and whether you have (or want) a partner or not, February 14 is the perfect time to show yourself a…

Period Guide

What’s the Deal with Vaginal Dryness During Your Period?

Insecure about your vagina

It might seem like vaginal dryness is the last problem you should be having during your period, especially if menopause is still two or three decades away. But it can happen at any age (research suggests 17% of people aged 18-50 experience it), and menstruation is a common cause. That’s especially true if you have a light flow or your period takes a few days to get going.…

Health & Wellness

What is Premature Menopause, And What Do I Need to Know About it?

premature menopause

Our ovaries make less estrogen and progesterone as we age, and so we stop having periods. Sometimes this happens suddenly, while for others it takes years. Typically, people who menstruate experience menopause in their late forties to mid-fifties but for a small proportion of people (around 4%), it happens before the age of 40. This is known as early or premature menopause. What causes premature menopause? It can…

Grooming Health & Wellness

Dos and Donts For Handling Your Ingrown Hairs

ingrown hairs

Embarrassing, irritating, and occasionally even painful. No, not your office holiday party, we’re talking about ingrown hairs. If there’s one place you really don’t want them, it’s your bikini line. But if you’ve ever waxed, shaved, or plucked the hair down there, you’ll know that avoiding them can feel impossible. The good news is, with a little care you should be able to get rid of ingrown hairs…

Birth Control

Everything You Need To Know About Male Contraception

Male Contraception

If you’re a cis woman (or a trans men) who sleeps with cis men, birth control has probably usually been your responsibility. That makes sense, given that the consequences of it failing are impossible for us to avoid. But the side effects, particularly from hormonal contraception, can sometimes be debilitating – everything from breast pain to clinical depression to (thankfully rarely) blood clots and strokes. Wouldn’t it be…

Anatomy FYI Health & Wellness

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Vaginal Rejuvenation

vaginal rejuvenation

You’ve probably heard of vaginal rejuvenation and might even have a vague idea what it involves. But do you know why it’s offered, what it costs and what it is, exactly? Allow us to enlighten you… What is vaginal rejuvenation? Vaginal rejuvenation is also known as vaginoplasty – that is, plastic surgery on the vagina. A surgeon removes part of the vaginal lining and sews together muscles at…