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Sex & Pleasure

The ultimate guide to clitoral stimulation

There are a lot of misconceptions about clitoral orgasms and female pleasure in general. Sigmund Freud was one of the most influential psychiatrists in history, and yet he misunderstood female sexuality completely, deeming clitorial orgasm inferior to vaginal orgasms [1]. He even claimed that if a woman can't climax from vaginal intercourse alone, it's a sign of mental health problems.

13 min read

Birth Control

Condoms: How to use them and how effective are they?

One of the most commonly used and widely available options, condoms are the contraceptive method of choice for many. But how effective are condoms? What’s the failure rate of condoms? And why do they fail in the first place? In this post, we’re going to look at condom effectiveness and some of the advantages and disadvantages of using condoms. We'll also touch on some other methods that are available.

12 min read

Birth Control

Non-estrogen birth control: Minipill and other non-hormonal options

Estrogen is a naturally occurring sex hormone. Among other roles, it plays an important part in puberty and reproduction. A synthetic version of this hormone is often used in birth control methods as a means to prevent pregnancy. However, some people can’t or don’t want to use birth control containing estrogen. The good news is there are a range of methods out there that don’t contain this hormone. In this article, we’ll take a look at the different types of birth control without estrogen, how they work, and why you might choose to use them.

13 min read

Birth Control

Switching birth control methods: A how-to guide

Over our fertile lifetimes, we’re likely to change birth control methods multiple times. The reasons why vary, and can be related to a lack of suitable options, or the fact our needs and preferences change over time. Switching birth control methods is an important decision, and in this article, we’ll help guide you through it by going over how to switch between methods, what to think about ahead of time, and possible side effects.

14 min read

Reproductive Health

Labia: 9 types of vagina shapes, colors, and sizes

To this day, much of female genitalia is still stigmatized and misunderstood. Most people know what a vagina is, but these tucked-away parts of our bodies are so much more complex and unique than most of us realize. For example, did you know that there are two types of labia that are part of the external female genitalia, aka the vulva? Today, we're going to shine the spotlight on the two types of labia and showcase their practicality and uniqueness. So, let's take a look at labia size, shape, and function.

10 min read

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