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Vaginal knitting – what’s the fuss? Vaginal knitting – what’s the fuss? SBS2Australia

Casting off shame through vagina knitting

One of the unexpected consequences of publishing a book about vaginas is that when friends or acquaintances encounter anything to do with the female anatomy, they forward me a link. “Saw this and thought…
Negative premenstrual moods are neither widespread, nor inevitable. Negative premenstrual moods are neither widespread, nor inevitable. Petras Gagilas

The myth of premenstrual moodiness

From the time of Plato and Hippocrates, women’s emotions have been attributed to the menstrual cycle. The Greeks believed the womb travelled around the body, causing all manner of ailments – sex and pregnancy…
Most couples having trouble conceiving are sub-fertile (rather than sterile) and may conceive naturally. Most couples having trouble conceiving are sub-fertile (rather than sterile) and may conceive naturally. kendrak/Flickr

Help women conceive with better information about menstruation

Most couples who seek reproductive assistance are sub-fertile, rather than sterile, and may conceive naturally. But for this to to be optimised, they need to accurately time intercourse on the fertile…
The schoolgirl dress is widely considered to be exciting. Even when it is not. The schoolgirl dress is widely considered to be exciting. Even when it is not. flickjr/Christie Jane

Schoolgirl innocence in Sierra Leone? Why selling fetish as fundraiser doesn’t fly

As a woman, as a woman who menstruates, as a woman who menstruates and has written a book about menstruation, I’m easily sold that charity One Girl’s efforts to buy pads for girls in Sierra Leone is admirable…
Time (of the month) stands still for no woman, but how does it affect elite performance? Time (of the month) stands still for no woman, but how does it affect elite performance? Hannibal/EPA

Blood, sweat and tears: the menstrual cycle and the Olympics

For some female athletes, “counting the days” to their Olympic event may have a double meaning. These Olympians may be worried about “what time of the month” it is going to be when they are expected to…
Vagina dialogues: is it so revolutionary to use the word “vagina” in a TV ad? Vagina dialogues: is it so revolutionary to use the word “vagina” in a TV ad? Carefree

Carefree discharges the v-bomb – but who’s afraid of the word ‘vagina’?

There’s an anecdote in Tina Fey’s memoir Bossypants where Mother Fey hands her daughter two booklets to prepare her for her first period. On the (not-so) auspicious occasion of Fey’s menarche, the limitations…

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