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.
Many of the crises we’re being warned about with this new 6-3 conservative Supreme Court majority, including people not being able to have abortions, already exist — and so do the solutions.
“It seemed at the time to be exactly what life was about, and only just barely staying alive, curling up in corners of lonely, unclean rooms in shaking fits of sadness too raw to keep inside my head, screaming into my bent knees.”
The speculum hasn’t been meaningfully redesigned since the 1800s. These three women are working to change that, but they have a ways to go, needing to overcome medical barriers and focus on better health for queer and trans people. The good news? We can help!
The following are stories from LGBTQ people living with PMDD — how it manifests for us, what helps and what doesn’t help, and any challenges or opportunities we have found in seeking help.
Yes, basketball is fun to watch (it helps that so many WNBA players are just dreamy). But it’s also fun to play! This edition of Gym Class will help you figure out which position you’re best suited for, learn the proper set up for shots, and try out some practice drills solo or with a partner.
This Gym Class will help you get comfortable at your local fitness center. Read on for information on weight machines, free weights, bodyweight work, and combining all three in a workout tailored just for you.
Stacy asked what she could do, how she could help, all she wanted to do was be useful, and I said nothing, nothing, I’ve got everything under control. And so she held me on the nights I was pretending to be able to sleep and whispered “I’ll take care of you” over and over without ever expecting an answer.
Greetings, Gym Class! Blend up a protein shake and get ready to set a new personal best. It’s just you and the barbell, baby. Today’s article is all about powerlifting.
In addition to the basics, I’ll give you a brief rundown on safety and proper form, introduce you to the erg, and provide some sample workouts.
This series will help you get started with your new favorite sport. Today, pop in your mouthguard and put up your dukes! This Gym Class is all about boxing.
A lot of terrible, overwhelming things are happening for our community, right now. Let’s hold one another and try to understand what’s going on.
We all know self-care is important, but what does that actually mean? I talked to four experts in mental and social health care to find out more about the nuts and bolts of what self-care and community care look like for queer communities.
The government needs to know that we support increasing abortion rights, not suppressing them, and that it is absolutely unacceptable to force uterus owners to fund an organisation trying to restrict our bodily autonomy.
“We really wanted to make talking about periods an enjoyable experience. Fun characters in realistic situations with cute illustrations seems like the perfect way to show some likable role models talking about their bodily functions in a positive way.”
My vagina and I get along most of the time. We know our routines, the things each of us like (orgasms and panty-free nights) and the things we don’t (periods and hard fingering meant to be pleasure inducing) but occasionally one of us fails each other.
“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.”
“It became a running joke between my partners and I, that I was both too stigmatized and too famous to get my needs met.”
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.
Ohio passed laws that bans abortion as early as 6 weeks after a heartbeat is detected and bans abortion after 20 weeks. Texas is making healthcare facilities bury or cremate fetal remains, which will probably increase abortion costs in the state.
“In the United Kingdom abortion is free on the NHS and available up to twenty four weeks — which is around when people stop listening and fail to notice the small print.”