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Diane Shipley

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…

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.…

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…

FYI Period Guide Real Talk

Real Talk: Remember Not Only Cis Women Have Periods

In general, when people talk about periods, they tend to refer to them in terms of cisgender (or cis) women – that is, women whose gender identity matches the sex they were assigned at birth. You might think that’s fair enough: most people who have periods are cis women, after all. But other people, including some trans men, non-binary, agender and intersex people, have them, too. Back in…

FYI sex

8 Reasons Women Can’t Orgasm (and When to be Concerned)

Women Can't Orgasm

Contrary to what porn might have you believe, not everyone has an orgasm every time they have sex. Depending on who you ask, somewhere between half and two-thirds of women can’t come from penetrative sex, while one survey found that 24% of women have difficulty orgasming from any type of sexual contact, and between 5 and 10 percent of women have never had an orgasm at all. The…