Because if you don’t, nobody else will.
We discuss why H. pylori infections – and their medical treatments – can result in BV.
Your questions answered about how the pill works and it’s side effects
Don’t want to take the pill? Weigh up the pros and cons of the alternatives here…
Not sure what is in your contraceptive? Find out here.
Condyloma lata refers to the warts that appear in the secondary form of syphilis.
A brief overview of Darier disease.
A look at cervical cancer.
Not sure what to eat? Print this handy chart and keep it nearby.
A 14-year-old wants to know if her hymen still exists and what sex will feel like. We explain.
A quick overview of Estrace vaginal cream for atrophic vaginitis.
This vaginal probiotic contains the strain Lactobacillus crispatus, which can be difficult to find in regular women’s probiotics.
BV trial now taking participants in San Francisco.
Makes you want to go for a drive, doesn't it? ...
What is your gynaecologist really looking for when they look at your cervix?
A cockscomb cervix appears with large ridges or folds of fibrous tissue, and is considered benign.
We take a closer look at latex allergy.
Adnexal torsion is the twisting of the ovary causing sudden and severe pain.
Viral shedding is where a virus makes virus babies that are popped out of cells, setting out to find their own cells to replicate in, and pop out their own viral babies.
The link between HIV, BV and HSV-2 may not be as it seems.
EBV can be a cause of vulvar ulcers, particularly in younger girls.
Ureaplasma is an antibiotic-resistant infection that can affect the urogenital tract of women and men. We discuss its basic components in women.
Mycoplasma refers to a few species of bacteria that can reside in and infect the female genital tract, with several species resistant to antibiotics.
Learn about Gram staining and how it’s used to figure out what’s living in your vagina.
Learn how BV attacks the mucous plug that keeps your baby safe.
This bacteria can cause infections in women. Learn the scientific elements of this tiny bacterium.
Want to know more about how BV bacteria interact with each other? Read this. It’s really interesting!
Warning for anyone having protected sex in Chile!
Once upon a time, I thought I could solve a genital mismatch with vaginal tightening gel.
Ever wondered what made your vagina smell like fish? We explain.
There are no guarantees when it comes to preventing tears and an episiotomy during childbirth, but you can certainly up your chances of staying intact.
Itchy? Learn the causes of vulvar itching.
Vulvar itching and lesions are an uncommon element of lupus in some women.
Got itching and burning that just won’t go away? Learn about group B Strep – the bug doctors probably won’t test you for.
Vulvar eczema can be caused by a few things, just like regular eczema on other parts of your body.
Women with sexual dysfunction now have added options for having better sexual experiences and more intense orgasms.
A young woman has what appears to be a post-antibiotics yeast infection. Here’s how to fix it.
Making your junk sparkle.
Conservative approaches to naming body parts – including genitals – are having a negative impact on our kids.
We discuss vaginal steaming, why you’d do it, and if it works.
Stop letting your vulva be a mystery to you! Here’s how to investigate.
DNase disrupts biofilms created by G. vaginalis, but it is not available for us just yet.
Easy, cheap, at-home treatments for minor vaginal yeast infections.
Ever wondered if you should add essential oils into your fermented milk drinks? Here food science tells us what happens to the bacteria when you add antibacterial essential oils.
We look at the study results of biofilm formation in the mouth and how coconut can interrupt it.
Retrocyclin can interrupt new biofilm formation and G. vaginalis-mediated cell death, but it cannot interrupt established biofilms or kill bacteria.
If you are confused about consent, we explain.
This is the complete guide to catching an STD on purpose.
Ever wondered just how important your underwear is to your vaginal condition? We explain.
Good sex (with an ostomy in your belly).
An AP resection is surgery to remove part of your colon and vagina, then refashion it.
A guide for parents on how to kindly and lovingly support a child going through the perfectly normal step of questioning their sexuality.
Cycling – long-distance or at the gym – can cause your vulva to become irritated, inflamed, numb, or painful.
This procedure removes the bladder, uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, cervix, the front wall of the vagina, and the urethra.
A radical hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus, cervix, ligaments, and the top section of the vagina. It may or may not include one or both ovaries or fallopian tubes.
This procedure is the complete removal of all of your pelvic organs.
Chemotherapy in your pelvis can have a few unexpected or uncomfortable impacts on your sex life.
A short outline of the Nugent score and how it is determined.
What does it mean to be cissexist? We have made a basic list.
The Gardasil vaccine is used in boys and girls up to age 26 to protect against various HPV strains.
This product may act in a tonic fashion by providing the vagina with ingredients to deter pathogens, encourage normal vaginal flora, and moisturise vaginal mucous membranes.
Historically, there are three trends in pubic hair waxing designs, and like a McDonald's burger, you could walk into any beautician and they would know precisely what you were asking for. Now, a beautician might have a folder full of designs, but it's important that...
Orgasm is a one-of-a-kind human feeling. Some say, the best.
Find out what can go wrong and how to circumvent it before it happens to you.
Trying to have better sex without feeling like you are bumming the other person out takes some tact, so here are some tips.
Learning how to figure out what you like can be hard, so you just have to practice!
Sex is more than just sticking a dick in it – sex is anything sexual. Here we list out the basics of sex.
Figuring out if someone wants to get it on with you shouldn’t be so hard. Here’s some clues as to how to get the answer you need.
Girls masturbate by using their fingers or an object to stimulate their own clitoris and vagina for sexual pleasure and release. It is done for much the same reasons as boys masturbate - to feel good, and get off (come, orgasm). The clitoris The clitoris is actually...
Sometimes the cause of our cuts and tears are not obvious, and require a bit of detective work with your health practitioners.
Learn how to heal your vaginal fissures.
How to treat a deep vaginal or vulvar tear.
How to treat a simple vaginal or vulvar tear.
A gut biofilm busting enzyme collection.
Pelvic relaxation syndromes cause tissue to move from one place, into another space that it is not supposed to occupy, due to lax ligaments, muscle, and tendons.
Interstitial cystitis is a painful bladder condition with no known cause and a variety of treatments available, but no total cure.
This product is for the support of your microbes using prebiotic ingredients.
We examine this women’s vaginal and urinary tract product in more detail.
We take a closer look at the nighttime formula for PMS by VH Essentials.
We discuss the product to see how it works.
A double uterus usually also means a double cervix and a double vagina – but not always. This anatomical abnormality usually doesn’t present too many problems, but care must be taken with pregnancies.
A uterine inversion is a dangerous – but correctable in most cases – birthing complication whereby the uterus pops out after being dragged by the still-attached placenta.
A unicornuate uterus is an anatomical abnormality that presents in several ways, and interferes with successful pregnancies.
A study takes a closer look at whether coriander and thyme essential oils work on biofilms.
The abortion drone lift-off to Northern Ireland is ready for flight.
Skenitis is the inflammation of the Skene’s glands.
Mobiluncus is a bacteria that can contribute to BV, and is antibiotic resistant.
Granuloma inguinale is an STI caused by a bacteria, and causes lumps that turn into sores in the genital area.
Unopposed oestrogen can be dangerous, leading to certain types of cancers.
A run-down of endometrial cancers.
A cause of cervical ulcers is cervicovaginitis, which refers to the inflammation of the cervix and vaginal mucosal cells.
She is now getting more frequent UTIs, and sometimes a small cut on her clitoral hood attachment. Why?
Her vulva is randomly sore for no particular reason that she can identify. What’s wrong?
She has a bad diet and a bad vag. We discuss her options.
A guy wants to know what’s happening when his girlfriend’s vagina goes dry during foreplay.
After a severe UTI, she has pain when she pees and has sex – what’s wrong and how can she fix it?
She feels pain with two fingers or a carrot, but isn’t sure why. Is it her hymen, or something else?
She has suddenly become less juicy than she once was – what’s happening?
A woman is wondering if it’s possible to just not enjoy vaginal sex, but love oral and fingering. The answer is yes!
A lawsuit was settled in 2014 against the pharmaceutical companies that developed and market the NuvaRing, Merck, Organon and Schering-Plough. The plaintiffs accuse the companies of failing to disclose dangerous side-effects and say the active drug in the NuvaRing,...
It’s pretty hard to get an STD from kissing alone.