For every person who loves the sound of gym shoes hitting a treadmill, there’s another who actively hates it. Loud, bustling and busy, gyms are not everyone’s cup of tea – or protein smoothie – but thankfully, they’re not the only place to get your health kicks.
Vaginal cancer – not to be confused with cervical cancer – is a rare form of the disease, which manifests in the vagina itself. Usually, the cancerous cells occur in the birth canal, which lines the vagina.
Wax it, shave it, laser it or leave it au naturel? Whatever you choose to do with your pubic hair is up to you. Here are a handful of myths you need to stop buying into.
When it comes to sex, there’s no such thing as too much protection. If you want to be doubly sure you’re protected against STIs and unplanned pregnancy, consider the female condom. Used in conjunction with your regular birth control method, you’ll be twice as safe – which means double the fun!
Condoms are effective 98% of the time… so what about the other 2%? That’s what we’re tackling here, to help you take charge of a potentially risky situation.
Your vagina is pretty pro at taking care of itself, ridding itself of bad bacteria and keeping itself lubricated and clean. But when we make little health mistakes, we get in the way of its natural process and can inhibit its ability to keep itself healthy.
Did you know that your period could actually be revealing important things about the state of your health? Apart from letting you know that you aren’t pregnant, your monthly cycle may give you critical clues about various aspects of your body and its wellbeing, so pay attention if you notice any of these indicators.
Eating disorders are not a uniquely Western problem. Thanks to globalisation and urbanisation, the incidence of eating disorders is rapidly increasing in South Africa, and according to experts, rates of eating disorders are likely to soar as a result.
There are lots of reasons you may have lost your confidence or simply lack it altogether. The good news is you’re not alone. The even better news is that it’s possible to gain (or regain) it, and keep it!
It may be one of the more difficult conversations you’ll have in your life, but covering the topic of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) with your partner – especially if you have one – is critical. Firstly, stay calm. These days, up to 50% of people will be affected by an STI at some point in…