Sex & Relationships
Everything you need to know about having sex for the first time
Curious about what it's like to have sex for the first time? Wondering if it will live up to the hype? We’ve got the lowdown on what it's like when you take that step. Just a little heads up, though – it might be different than what you expected.
Female self-pleasure: what is masturbation?
Giving yourself a hand, wanking, flying solo — there are many code names for masturbation and a lot of taboos and negative associations around it. But self-pleasure is actually a great way to get to know your body. And it has plenty of health benefits too!
The truth about virginity: debunking myths and misconceptions
Let's talk about virginity — a topic that can be confusing and is often surrounded by shame and judgement. Is it just something society made up, or is there science behind it? Can it be lost or taken away? And what does it mean for a person's worth or value?
All you need to know about discharge after giving birth
Discharge doesn’t stop after you’ve been discharged from hospital
How is fertility affected by PCOS?
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a very common condition that affects 1 in 10 women of reproductive age. But will it affect your ability to get pregnant? To prevent you from panicking unnecessarily, we’ve gathered all the information you need to know.
All about fertility treatment
Getting pregnant is not always simple. Some of us might have trouble conceiving with our partner or be in a same sex couple, and others could choose to become a single parent. Good news is there’s many fertility treatments out there! Understanding more about these options can help you to feel more at ease and hopefully welcome a new life into the world soon too.
Giving birth – what can you (really) expect?
Becoming a parent is a truly special experience, full of excitement and happiness. But it can also be stressful and frightening – especially if you’re the one who’s carrying the baby, and even more so in these times.
Why opening up about miscarriage matters
Miscarriages are often talked about in hushed tones – if at all – but are surprisingly common, affecting 1 in 4 pregnancies. Let’s start talking about it.
Sex & sexual health: Your questions answered
You may have covered some of the basics of sexual health at school… but how much of it do you remember and more importantly, what’s changed since then?
What happens after having a miscarriage?
Miscarriage can be a hard topic to talk about, but sometimes talking is the best way to come to terms with it and begin healing from the whole experience. Let’s take a deeper dive into what happens to your body after a miscarriage, as well as ways to cope with your own feelings.
What are implantation cramps and spotting?
Sometimes our periods are much shorter and lighter for no apparent reason! However, it could also be a sign of early pregnancy. So let’s find out how you can identify implantation bleeding from regular spotting.
Postpartum contraception: what can I use?
Now that you’ve had a baby, you may want to take a pause before adding more members to the family (if any at all!). After all the changes your body’s been through, you might be wondering what your options are when it comes to using contraception. Let’s take a look at the different types you can use and when you can start taking them.
Types of contraception and how they can affect your period
Are you thinking of starting or changing to a new type of contraception? Unsure how it will impact you? We’ve got you covered with all the basics on contraception types and how they may change the way you experience your period.
What is an orgasm?
Orgasm, coming, finishing, climaxing or reaching “The Big O”. Whatever the word you use; let’s find out what it feels like and how to tell if you’re having one