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OIL-BASED LUBRICANT VS WATER-BASED LUBRICANT WITH COCONU

Ever wondered what the difference is between oil-based and water-based lubricant (we’re not going to get into silicone-based today, but that exists too!).  I wanted to know and Coconu was more than happy to send me some to try!  Coconu uses the natural, proven benefits of coconut oil and coconut water to work for you in simple-to-use organic personal lubricants. The most important aspect of choosing a lube is the ingredient list! Do your research and find out if there are…

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HOW TO EAT FOR YOUR MENSTRUAL CYCLE | WITH NATURAL HORMONE HEALING

Eating For Your Cycle is a method that women are using to customize their nutrition to their cycle. It’s used to balance hormones and help with a variety of different women’s health issues from endometriosis, PCOS, PMS, to bad cramps and fertility issues. Have you ever gone to your doctor for a hormone-related health issue and the only solution they provide you is the pill? Or if you’re struggling to conceive, fertility drugs seem to be their only recommendation? It’s…

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WHY I LOVE GOOD.CLEAN.LOVE

There are very few products I trust when it comes to my vagina.  I found Good.Clean.Love a few years ago and I fell completely in love with not only the products, but the company!  Their founder, Wendy Strgar authored two of my favorite books:  Love that Works and Sex that Works.  Her blog, Making Love Sustainable is a fantastic resource when it comes to all things sex, marriage, relationships and pleasure. From Wendy: At one time, I had severe reactions to…

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WHAT IS VULVODYNIA? | PAM’S STORY

This is such an important submission by Pame Clynes about vulvodynia.  Vulvodynia is chronic vulvar pain without an identifiable cause. The location, constancy and severity of the pain vary among sufferers. Some women experience pain in only one area of the vulva, while others experience pain in multiple areas. The most commonly reported symptom is burning, but women’s descriptions of the pain vary. One woman reported her pain felt like “acid being poured on my skin,” while another described it…

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MODERN LOVE ESSENTIALS | A FANTASTIC ADDITION TO YOUR SEX LIFE

I’m often asked what my favorite sex toy/sex enhancer/lubricant is and a simple, easy answer has always been coconut oil!  Coconut oil is just the best because it’s edible, it’s never sticky and it’s great for your body!  You can imagine my excitement when Modern Love Essentials approached me about writing this article and trying out their yummy body crémes which are essentially flavored coconut oil.  A fantastic way to nourish your skin and have fun!! From their website: Modern…

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31 FACTS ABOUT ORGASMS | NATIONAL ORGASM DAY

It’s National Orgasm Day, so here’s 31 facts about orgasms on the 31st of July! 1. The first report of female orgasm comes from Aristotle, around 2,500 years ago. 2. An orgasm affects almost every system in your body; from your brain to your heart and stomach, and, of course, your genitals. 3. Our parents are getting off more than us. Millennials have 12 percent fewer orgasms than boomers. Womp-womp. 4. Your ability to reach orgasm could be genetic, according…

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MY FIRST REAL PERIOD | TESSA’S STORY

Tessa is an amazing friend of mine and fellow doula.  She and I have been through pregnancies together, supported each other through our work as doulas and cried as she left me and moved to Texas!  She is a talented writer and storyteller, so having her write this and submit it is truly a treat! The year was 2003. It was Memorial Day weekend, my best friend’s birthday party and the water park’s grand opening. My first period was the…

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MENSTRUAL CUPS | THE SELENA CUP

I love that we have so many options for managing your period!  Menstrual cups in particular now come in all shapes and sizes and are offered by so many different brands.  I was so excited when the SELENACUP reached out to me because I love their products!  Their cups are Austrian-quality and an innovative, comfortable and eco-friendly alternative to tampons and pads. The SelenaCup is made from medical-grade silicone – hypoallergenic and free from latex, dyes, perfumes, BPA, plastic, phtalates,…

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KNIXTEEN | 10 THINGS EVERYONE WANTS TO KNOW ABOUT PERIOD PANTIES

This post sponsored by Knixteen. Ever considered trying period panties?  You are not alone!  Period underwear is one of my favorite things to come out of this last decade and using them has been a period-game changer for me.  I’m asked a lot of questions about period panties and I thought I’d answer a few of the most asked questions, and cover the most important highlights about period underwear.  Here’s 10 things everyone wants to know about period panties. 1. PERIOD…

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10 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT YOUR VAGINA

Female anatomy by priscila barbosa

The vagina has spend the better part of humanity shrouded in mystery.  Even as sex education and anatomy lessons improve, many teens grow into adults knowing very little about their genitalia.  The female anatomy is fascinating, and as always, the better educated you are about it, the better!  After perusing through the internets, I compiled a list of the top 10 things you didn’t know about your vagina.  Check it out! 1. ‘Vagina’ refers to inside your body, while ‘vulva’…

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