• 5 tips to prevent yeast
    Vaginal Health

    How To Prevent Yeast Before It Strikes

    If you’ve ever had a yeast infection, then you know that they are absolutely no fun. These pesky little infections can sneak up when you least expect them. Not to mention, the itching. Fortunately, there are some ways to prevent yeast infections and beat the itch. But first, let’s recap what a yeast infection is for those that might not know. Yeast Infections Uncovered Our vagina operates normally in a well-balanced ecosystem, where there’s a mix of yeast and good bacteria. However, when our estrogen levels get out of whack, or we catch a cold that impairs our immune system, the bad bacteria can overtake the good bacteria and cause…

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    Vaginal Health

    Beat The Itch: Your Yeast Infection Guide

    If you’ve got an itch down there that just won’t go away, sometimes it’s hard to know why. Maybe you used the wrong product, or you’re experiencing hormonal changes. Or could it be something else? An intensely itchy or irritated vagina may point to a yeast infection. But wait…isn’t yeast something that’s in bread? Before you start thinking about what’s happening down there, it’s time to put an end to the rumors and assumptions regarding yeast infections. What Is A Yeast Infection? A vaginal yeast infection is a fungal infection that causes irritation, discharge, or increased itchiness in the vagina and vulva. The vulva is the tissue around the vaginal…

  • 7 Tips To Keep A Happy Vagina
    Vaginal Health

    A Happy Vagina Spills All Her Tips

    Ladies, no one has ever wanted an unhappy vagina. But the truth is, your vagina might be a little discontent. It just so happens that a lot of the things we think keep our vaginas healthy are, in fact, causing the opposite effect. In this day and age, maintaining our health doesn’t just mean making sure we’re getting our veggies and water intake up to par. It’s also making sure we’re not using a scented body wash that’s actually throwing off our vaginal ecosystem. So, here’s a quick 7 tips to make sure your vagina stays happy and you stay feeling good! #1 A Happy Vagina says, “Cut the Fragrance!”…

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    Hormones

    Menopause 101: The Whole Picture

    Chances are, you’ve probably heard of menopause a few times. As an adolescent, you may have overheard your mother or another adult female complain about the famed ‘hot flashes’. Or even listened in as female coworkers discussed the dreaded men-o-pause among themselves. Nonetheless, it likely seemed too far away and unrelatable at the time, but now…it’s real. Aunt Flo Won’t Always Be There You and your period may have gone through a lot together over the years, but Aunt Flo isn’t always going to be there. Menopause is the end of the line, and we usually understand it as a hormonal nightmare if pop culture is to be believed. But…

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    Hormones

    Hormone Replacement Therapy 101

    Hormone replacement therapy, or HRT, are medications that include, well, hormones. Fluctuating hormones, like your estrogen dropping during menopause, is normal for everyone. But the fluctuations may leave you feeling lousy. For example, lower estrogen causes a lot of the symptoms of menopause, like hot flashes. In addition to leveling out your hormone levels, hormone replacement therapy can prevent bone loss for post-menopausal women and provides other benefits, too. Though, it isn’t right for everyone and there are some risk you should consider before making a final decision. Isn’t There Some Hormone Replacement Therapy Controversy? Let’s be honest. There’s controversy in a lot of things. Some people think it’s not…

  • There are lots of ways to treat vaginal dryness
    Sex

    How To Remedy The Drought

    Let’s go ahead and put it out there: vaginal dryness is a nuisance. That’s right, I said it! Dry subjects don’t require dry explanations, so I thought I’d just jump right into this one. Yes, vaginal dryness is a thing and yes, most women experience it, BUT…there are definitely options to treat vaginal dryness. Whether vaginal dryness is occurring because of hormonal changes or as a result of your medication, there’s a remedy to improve the waterfall. However, the treatment depends on the cause. When Medications Are The Cause Did you know that antidepressants cause vaginal dryness? A few studies found that 30 to 70 percent of individuals that take…

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    Sex

    On Vaginal Dryness: When The Lake Becomes Dry

    What’s one topic that we rarely talk about with our girlfriends, significant others, or even our gynecologists? Got an idea? I’ll give you a hint. It’s something that ALL women experience but keep on the hush hush. Okay, I’ll share one more hint. The topic is sometimes called the “the last menopause taboo.” Have you figured it out yet? If not, I’ll tell you what it is, but you have to promise to keep reading. The topic that I’m referring to is vaginal dryness and it’s easily one of the least talked about experiences among women. We’d rather talk about hot flashes, night sweats, and even bladder leaks, but we…