What is the female condom? The female condom is a thin sheath or pouch worn by a woman during sex. It entirely lines the vagina and helps to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) including HIV. Two types of female condom are available. The FC / FC2 female condom The FC (female condom) has been [...]
Could I Be Pregnant? Let’s get one thing straight: if you are female, have started your period and are sexually active, YES, you could be pregnant. Many people, especially teenage girls, fell that if they give it the ol double whammy (by using birth control pills AND using a condom) when they have sex that [...]
There can be lot of pressure to lose your virginity – that is, to have sexual intercourse for the first time. Having sex with someone just because you want to lose your virginity, or because you think all your friends are doing it, is something you may regret later. You might feel lots of anxieties, [...]
Irregular periods are one of the most common menstrual complaints around. Usually, irregular periods are nothing to worry about, but on occasion, they can signal health complications.
Aside from the require for the breasts to be fit, most women desire to make their breasts appear beautiful firm, shapely and perky.
Leucorrhoea is a medical term that used to describe the discharge of whitish substance, from female genitals. The disease might continue for weeks or months. However, one needs to treat it properly in the initial stages only, lest it becomes chronic.
An irregular period is defined as menstrual cycle that is either shorter than 21 days, or longer than 36 days. It may also be defined as cycles that vary significantly from month to month, even though they are within the normal time frames. For example, if one month your cycle is 23 days, and another itâ€™s 35, and then another itâ€™s 30, you might say you have irregular cycles.
The correct medical definition of heavy periods is the passage of more than 80ml of blood every period. It is seldom realistic or practical, however, to really measure the blood loss and so doctors rely on the woman’s description of her period.
Foul smelling vaginal discharge is a very pesky thing for a woman to have. And yet 1 in every 3 women suffers from this. This condition can be a very embarrassing thing to have, imagine having the foul smell lingering wherever you go, and it makes people think that you have bad hygiene, which I am sure you don’t. Not only that, the foul smelling vaginal discharge makes you feel uncomfortable with your significant other, and makes you not want to have an intimate moment together.
There are some important laws regarding sex and young people, which often vary in different countries or states. This article is written mainly for adults. What does the age of consent mean? The age of consent is the age at which a young person is legally able to understand and agree to consensual sex. In [...]
“Well am I or aren’t I… a lesbian?” This is a question that many young women might ask themselves as they grow up. Part of growing up is discovering your sexuality and learning about yourself – as all young people grow up they start to become aware of other people – and start to find [...]
A female must take care to take care of her sexual heath. Female body organs are complicated and it is best to see an obgyn (gynecologist) at least once a year. This type of doctor will check to make sure that a female has healthy sexual organs and most often will perform simple tests to [...]
What is contraception? Contraception is a method of preventing pregnancy. It is also known as ‘birth control’, although this is a more general term that includes complete abstinence from sex (the ultimate form of contraception!). Pregnancy happens when a man’s sperm meets a woman’s egg and fertilisation (also known as conception) occurs. Contraceptives stop this [...]
How does a woman become pregnant? A woman usually becomes pregnant after having sexual intercourse. This is where a man puts his erect penis inside a woman’s vagina. The friction caused by moving his penis in and out of her vagina will cause him to get increasingly excited until eventually he ejaculates (or ‘comes’) and [...]
One of the most prevalent misconceptions about sexual violence is that it is sexual. The big lie is that the perpetrator couldn’t control himself, he found her so attractive that he had to…etc. This suggested that rape was an outgrowth of some instinctual genetic imperative. Individual men were seen to have no control of their [...]
Homosexual people most often do not know that they are homosexuals right away. Many times, as a person enters their teen years and hormonal changes are occurring, a teen may struggle with the many overpowering sexual feelings they are having. It is at this time that some teens may wonder if they are gay or [...]
She was beautiful, with blonde hair done up in a bun and a stunning floor-length dress that shimmered when she moved. I watched her, breathless, already half-hating the man who would meet her and sweep her off her tiny, glass clad feet. Why not a woman? I thought bitterly. Why not a connection with the [...]
What is virginity? A ‘virgin’ is traditionally seen as someone who has never had sexual intercourse before. However, people have different ideas about what ‘losing your virginity’ means. For some, it’s simply having heterosexual sex for the first time. For others, it can mean having any sort of sex – including gay or lesbian sex [...]