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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

As women, we are used to the cyclical changes of our periods and vaginal discharge.  When we experience a “little” bleeding during sex or our discharge is a little heavier than usual, we generally chalk it up to being related “that time of the month” and don’t give it another thought. But, if you find that your periods have consistently become longer, heavier, more painful, or your vaginal…

FYI Health & Wellness Period Guide

How to Use Ayurveda to Soothe Period Pain


Life is a balancing act, and your period is no exception. One of the ways to stay balanced during this time of the month is to turn to the ancient Vedic medicine, Ayurveda. The sister-science of yoga, Ayurveda is a system fundamentally grounded in balancing the mind and body. Ayurveda is a fascinating and long-held tradition that has been shown to manage health effectively. According to Ayurveda, a…

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MG Asks: Can Precum Get You Pregnant?


It’s an urban legend heard ‘round the globe. The story of the teenagers, the woman down the street, or the last guy in the bar that one fateful night; they didn’t have intercourse, but somehow, they found themselves with a child from a minute or two of “just the tip.” You didn’t believe them, right? Maybe you should have. We decided to investigate this age-old question and find…

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Real Talk: Reflections on Period Sex

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The last time I had period sex, it was pretty much just like the sex I had the week before, only difference being the shedding of my lady interiors. I should also note that the white silicone head of my beloved Magic Wand was now smeared with blood and I had a flash of panic about it being permanently discolored, but otherwise same old, same old. OK yes, there…

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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…


What’s the Deal with Craving Carbs During Your Period?

craving carbs

It happens like clockwork each month. The moment your period begins, you start a lusty pursuit of carbohydrates. The cravings start simply enough, a bagel for breakfast, or a pastry on the way to work, and by the end of the day, your food diary is telling deep, doughy sins of the carb variety. What’s up with craving carbs during our period and how can we keep those…