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Alcohol and its effects on the Menstrual Cycle

Alcohol and its effects on the Menstrual Cycle

An increasing number of people are doing Dry January or other dry months during the year, as a way to check in with their relationship with alcohol and to explore how taking a pass on it for a few weeks affects their lives. What might they be able to expect when it comes to how alcohol affects their menstrual cycles and periods?
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Changing Your Relationship with Your Blood

Changing Your Relationship with Your Blood

TRIGGER WARNING: This article contains depictions of sexual and physical assault. Please continue reading with your well-being in mind. 

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From Lowering Prostaglandins to PMS Remedies - 5 Tips To Heal Your Cycle Naturally

From Lowering Prostaglandins to PMS Remedies - 5 Tips To Heal Your Cycle Naturally

One of my favourite things to tell anyone who is just beginning their menstrual cycle healing journey is that your period doesn’t have to be the worst time of the month. I know that sounds wild. You might be saying to yourself, “My period sucks! It’s soooo painful!
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THE 411 ON CYCLE SYNCING (FROM A CYCLE SYNCING ENTHUSIAST)

THE 411 ON CYCLE SYNCING (FROM A CYCLE SYNCING ENTHUSIAST)

I started cycle syncing after years of struggling with endometriosis and PMDD. Week after week, month and after month I found myself struggling with severe symptoms such as pain, anxiety, fatigue, mood swings, brain fog and more. All while constantly feeling frustrated and angry at my body. I felt like I was at war with my own vessel and spent a lot of time hating and resenting my body for not functioning better. 
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YOU’RE NOT OVERREACTING - IT COULD BE PMDD

YOU’RE NOT OVERREACTING - IT COULD BE PMDD

Learning to live with PMDD has been one of the most difficult but also one of the most empowering experiences of my life. I have found by taking a multi-pronged approach to manage my symptoms I have been able to live a happier, healthier life. Here are three changes I made.
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How Unplanned Pregnancy Can Affect Your Sex Life. The image is of a woman with fair skin, hugging her legs into her chest.

How Unplanned Pregnancy Can Affect Your Sex Life

This blog post is not about access to abortion or the lack thereof, nor is it about sex education. This is about what most sex education misses - the trauma that can come after an unplanned pregnancy.
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Small Ways to Make a Difference

Small Ways to Make a Difference

Feeling a little down from the constant onslaught of frankly overwhelming news recently? Here are some small actions you can take that really do make a difference. 
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Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder and When to Talk to Your Doctor about It

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder and When to Talk to Your Doctor about It

PMDD is a worse version of PMS, and having it doesn’t make you any less of the kind of person that you are.
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How to Spice Up Your Masturbation Routine in Lockdown

How to Spice Up Your Masturbation Routine in Lockdown

If you’ve been feeling a little bit uninspired to get into some self-loving, here are some ways to spice things up!
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The COVID-19 Vaccine And Your Period

The COVID-19 Vaccine And Your Period

There's been a lot of questions about how and whether the COVID-19 vaccines affect your period. Let's dig into them.
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The Importance of Boundaries Online

The Importance of Boundaries Online

If we’re going to have productive, nuanced, and world-improving conversations online, we need to be sure that we can increase our tolerance for discomfort, and know when we need to disconnect. Boundaries are a big part of that. 
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A transfeminine non-binary person and transmasculine gender-nonconforming person kissing.

Four Exhausting Myths About Period Sex, Debunked

I promise, it’s not like that prom scene from Carrie. 
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