With a name like “crush,” you’d think it’d be crushingly (ha!) obvious that you have one. But when it comes to feelings, things are rarely black and white.
A crush usually refers to romantic feelings for someone that go unexpressed. Thing is, crushes don’t have to be romantic at all.
Christie Kederian, PhD, a psychologist and licensed marriage and family therapist, explains that crushes aren’t always romantic in nature. But they do reveal a desire to connect with another person on a deeper le...
Ever had your kid (or dog) saunter into the room with one of your sex toys in hand (or mouth) in front of company?
Had the TSA agents in hysterics when your monster dildo revealed itself at security?
Do you have your BFF on standby to clear out your goody drawer ASAP should you meet an untimely demise?
These discreet sex toys are for you, you, you...
Stop apologizing for wanting to inhale some chocolate and chips with a side of tacos just before your period.
Period cravings and hunger are real and there are reasons — legitimate, scientifically proven reasons — why you and a lot of other period-having folks want to eat all the things before your period...
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends changing your pad at least every 4 to 8 hours, but that’s just a very general range.
How often you change your pad depends on your flow, the type of pad you use, and what feels most comfortable.
Yes! Yes! Oh, yes! Sex really does help relieve migraine attacks in some people.
But keep your knickers on, and don’t go throwing out your stash of Excedrin just yet. There’s a little more to it than just banging migraine away.
Based on what we know so far, it appears that migraine attacks and cluster headaches can be sexed into submission in some people.
Tu ciclo menstrual se cuenta desde el primer día de tu último período hasta el comienzo del próximo. Tu período se considera irregular si demora más de 38 días o si la duración varía.
Los períodos irregulares pueden tener varias causas, desde desequilibrios hormonales hasta afecciones subyacentes, y tu médico debe evaluarlos. Aquí te decimos las posibles causas y sus síntomas.
El embarazo puede hacer que pierdas el período o veas manchas en tu ropa. Otros síntomas del embarazo temprano pueden...
The menstrual cycle lasts from the first day of a person’s period to the day before the next period arrives. To an extent, it is normal for someone’s cycle length to vary from month to month.
The Office on Women’s Health (OWH) suggest that the average menstrual cycle lasts 28 days. However, a 2019 study found that the average cycle length is a little more than 29 days.
In this article, we will look at what a normal period is, causes of a long or short cycle, and how someone can track the regu...
Oh yeah — period poop is totally a thing. Thought it was just you? That’s probably because most people don’t get into their monthly bouts with loose stools that fill a toilet bowl and stink up the place like nobody’s business.
But just because they’re not sharing doesn’t mean it isn’t happening.
For the record: A change in the consistency, frequency, and smell of your poop during your period is very common. We’ll get into all that and other doozies, like how to keep your ta...
Penises are as unique as the people they hang from, and they’re all good. More than good, really.
There’s no such thing as a bad shape or size — just bad information on how to use it.
Here’s how to feel great about what you’ve got and what to do with it.
Adrienne Santos-Longhurst is a freelance writer and author who has written extensively on all things health and lifestyle for more than a decade. When she’s not holed up in her writing shed researching an article or off interviewing health professionals, she can be found frolicking around her beach town with husband and dogs in tow, or splashing about the lake trying to master the stand-up paddleboard.
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The period flu isn’t a legit medical term, but it sure does sum up how crummy some people feel during their period.
Flu-like symptoms such as headache, nausea, and even fever are just some of the complaints that have people wondering if they’re getting sick or going crazy during that time of the month.
The good news: You’re not crazy or alone — period flu is definitely a thing, based on anecdotal evidence. And it has nothing to do with the actual flu, so there’s that...
What is music therapy?
Sound healing therapy uses aspects of music to improve physical and emotional health and well-being. The person being treated partakes in the experience with a trained practitioner. Music therapy may involve:
listening to music
singing along to music
moving to the beat of the music
playing an instrument
Healing with sound is believed to date back to ancient Greece, when music was used in an attempt to cure mental disorders. Throughout history, music has been ...
What is inflammation?
Inflammation refers to your body’s process of fighting against things that harm it, such as infections, injuries, and toxins, in an attempt to heal itself. When something damages your cells, your body releases chemicals that trigger a response from your immune system.
This response includes the release of antibodies and proteins, as well as increased blood flow to the damaged area. The whole process usually lasts for a few hours or days in the case of acute inflammation....