Vaginismus can get in the way of essential practices and pleasurable activities, like penetrative sex, penetrative masturbation, inserting tampons or menstrual cups and receiving pelvic exams. But with the right guidance from a doctor and/ or a physical therapist, vaginismus can be treated.
If you have a cervix, you should get pap smears regularly.
The joke was that we had to have sex before the election, because if Donald Trump won, I never wanted to be touched again. It was a joke. A joke.
Seven years of cuts have left the NHS on its knees, and we’re all suffering.
“Obamacare turned me from a liability into a full citizen worth protecting, and to see it roll backward instead of march forward would be a stain on our national history and an immediate threat to countless people.”
Republicans haven’t been able to figure out what they think should replace the Affordable Care Act since it was introduced in 2010, and repealing it now will leave millions of Americans uninsured, but they’re not letting that stop them! They say they’re going to try to move forward on a repeal by the end of the week.
“Instead of getting medical care, I had a work colleague help me to my hotel room and pour me a tumbler of whiskey. I downed the whiskey with a handful of aspirin and prayed for the pain to stop.”
Welcome to the first in a series of exciting discoveries from our survey of over 4,000 Autostraddle readers over the age of 29.
We’re here, we’re queer, we’re getting an IUD.
Dating is a bloodsport unto itself, but for me it’s gotten too real — two too many times. Here’s some advice from my bleeding heart to yours on how to deal if you ever find yourself in a sexy bloody situation.
***Please note that ***Flawless is not available on Spotify, but if were it would probably be the only song on this playlist.
The NIH has spent millions to find out why lesbians are more often overweight than straight women. But is it a matter of public health, or a product of the accepting nature of queer culture?
“It hadn’t hit me until then how awful it had felt to be without insurance — like my life and health had been worth less than other people in this country. I didn’t even know how much of that I’d internalized until I had the stupid little card in my hand, and when it all went away.”
My family used to joke that only white people need therapy. Meanwhile, white academics told me that African-Americans merely fabricated ungrounded stigma around psychiatric help. No one ever tells you that the healthcare system is sick.
Should you get Obamacare or insurance through your employer? Are you eligible for Medicaid? What does the ACA mean for trans* people? Find out all this and more!
As the countdown to the Affordable Care Act continues, 1/3 of LGBT Americans are uninsured! This campaign wants to change that.
Flawed attempts to make the internet a safe space could be compromising actual safe spaces with an indiscriminate default-on porn filter.
You should check out Ms. Fit Magazine. It’s inspiring, intelligent, positive and queer-inclusive.
A new report on the well-being of LGBT people of color reveals the disparities they face and recommends solutions that we can be a part of.
Don’t bother funding research studies! Everyone’s favorite blowhard has your answers.
This study from University of Maryland tells us that 38% of lesbians aren’t being regularly screened for cervical cancer.