• flushable wipes
    Vaginal Health

    Wipes Your Pipes Will Love

    Did you know that wipes can be controversial? I know they’re not exactly what comes to mind when you think of controversial topics in 2020. But these little cloths can make a lot of people very grumpy. Whether you experience incontinence or not, we know you want to be doing what’s right for you and your plumbing.  Why, You Ask? For most of us, if we use a wipe near the toilet, we’ll toss it right in along with everything else before we flush. It makes sense, right? We’re using the wipe like toilet paper so we toss it like toilet paper, too. But unfortunately, this can cause a lot…

  • 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!”…

  • Fun With Kegels
    Fitness,  Incontinence

    Fun With Kegels: It’s Our Little Secret

    What’s a workout that you can do practically anywhere and at any time, but no one knows you’re doing it but you? It’s a workout specifically designed to keep your downstairs strong, and also targets both overactive bladder and bladder leaks (aka incontinence). Have you guessed what the exercise is yet? If you thought Kegels, then you’re right! Having fun with Kegels is what’s on our minds today. When it comes to our everyday life, we’ve got a lot going on. Whether it’s work, having the kids at home, or school, it can seem challenging to fit pelvic strengthening exercises into our schedule. However, all the excuses go out the…

  • Menopause Self Care
    Hormones

    Menopause Self Care: When The Change Comes Knocking

    Finding the time to take care of ourselves can be a struggle on any day and at any age, especially during a pandemic. But when we hit menopause, it becomes even more important to spoil and treat ourselves. Enter, Peter Rossi. He is an entrepreneur who has done research in all things menopause and he is here to give us the inside scoop on few things to remember when “the change” comes knocking. Menopause Self Care and You Menopause is not an easy thing to deal with. It is the time when a woman grows old enough that she eventually stops ovulating. This time can be especially difficult due to…

  • woman taking vaginal probiotics
    Wellness

    Vaginal Probiotics: The Friendly, Balancing Bacteria

    We’ve got a lot to take in when it comes to our everyday lives. A lot of us are juggling a career, kids, school, a social life, hobbies, and other things. With all of these demands, it’s easy to put our health on the back burner. Plus, when we do think of our health, we usually think of keeping a sound mind, a healthy body, and clear skin. However, we shouldn’t forget that we should also try to have a healthy vagina. Just like sleeping eight hours a night and not eating too much junk food, we should also make an effort to take extra steps for our vaginal health. Probiotics…

  • Woman with balanced vaginal pH
    Sex

    Vaginal pH Balance: How to Keep Your Vagina Happy

    Ladies, we all know pH balance matters. However, do you know exactly how to keep a proper vaginal pH balance? The truth is, a lot of women don’t, and if that’s you, you’re in luck. We’re going to share five ways you can maintain a proper vaginal pH balance so you can avoid the things that happen when you don’t. A Quick Debrief on Vaginal pH While you probably discussed pH back in high school chemistry class, you may have forgotten a few things. Since we’re going to mention pH quite a bit here, it’ll be important to know what the term means. Therefore, when we say pH, we’re simply…

  • coronavirus mental health
    Mind & Mood

    7 Ways To Stay Mentally Healthy During The Coronavirus Pandemic

    In the last month, we’ve all experienced a number of changes that bring about uncertainty in almost all aspects of our life. Not only are we concerned about our physical health, but also our mental and emotional health too. We see the word “COVID-19” plastered in grocery stores, all over social media, and even on our mobile banking apps. It can truly feel like you can’t escape it no matter what you do. Our mental health also affects our physical health, so it’s important to stay as grounded as we can. So here are 7 ways to stay mentally healthy during the coronavirus pandemic. 1. Acknowledge What You Can Control…

  • Women in menopause
    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…

  • bacterial vaginosis
    Sex & Hormones

    Bacterial Vaginosis: A Good Vs. Bad Bacteria Balance

    You’ve likely heard of yeast infections, UTIs, and maybe even trichomoniasis, but what about bacterial vaginosis? Bacterial vaginosis, also known as BV, is the most common vaginal infection. It’s most likely to impact women during their reproductive years but can happen at any age. Keep reading to learn about this very common, but often misunderstood vaginal infection.  Healthy Vaginas Are Filled With Bacteria Now before we jump into this, I want to make it clear that healthy vaginas have bacteria. Our vaginal flora is chocked full of the bacteria, lactobacillus, which is what keeps our lovely lady parts healthy. A dash of lactic acid, a dollop of hydrogen peroxide, and…

  • Cystoscopy Doctor
    Incontinence

    Cystoscopy: A Clinical Close-Up

    If someone described a cystoscope to you, you’d probably think they were talking about the selfie stick cameras kids are walking around with these days. After all, it is a thin, long tube with a camera on the end. However, this device doesn’t exactly take selfies of you and your friends. In fact, it takes pictures of your bladder and urethra during a cystoscopy. Keep reading to learn why in the world you’d need this and how exactly it’s done.  What Is Cystoscopy?  A cystoscopy is a procedure that allows your doctor to take a peek inside of your bladder and urethra. There are two types of cystoscopy; a rigid cystoscopy…