PMS As A Tool For Intimacy In Relationship (For women and men)
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PMS As A Tool For Intimacy In Relationship (For women and men)

What; PMS and intimacy in the same sentence? Yes, they do go hand in hand and let me tell you how and why. First of all, let’s take a look at what PMS REALLY is. To do that I have to explain to you that in my world and the work that I do, I love to redefine negative concepts and language, imbuing them with positivity. Life after all is all about perspective. We tend to believe what we’ve been told growing up by the adults in our life, as well as buying into all the media messages we are bombarded with constantly.

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Ditch the pads and tampons and try Softcup for your most comfortable period yet.
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Softcup: The Period Revolution

I've never been a pad girl. I wore them for my first two periods maybe and then graduated to tampons. But after reading more about the incidence of the bacterial infection toxic shock syndrome in tampon users and then meeting a woman who contracted it and nearly died, I've been looking for a safer alternative. Preferably one that doesn't stick to my underwear and make crinkly sounds if I walk fast.

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Careful ladies, he may be sensing your fertility and planning accordingly.
Love Buzz

Your Period Affects WHAT?!

It's a well-known fact that a woman's menstrual cycle can cause mood swings. But the power of a period lays in much more than a hormonal rage or two—it can completely changes a man's syntax.

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I had sex with my fiancé and got my period smack in the middle of it.
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"My Fiance Kicked Me Out For Starting My Period During Sex"

I had sex with my fiancé and I got my period smack in the middle of it. It was heavy! It stained his sheets, his mattress and it was all over us. This is the first time this has ever happened and he kicked me out of his apartment.

Lauren Williams
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Woman Claims To Have Two Vaginas

Viewers were shocked by the latest guest on The Tyra Show. On Friday, 29-year-old Lauren Williams announced on the show that she had been born with two vaginas, drawing gasps of dismay from the audience. No less startling to many women watching the show was Williams' confession that the condition seems to give her two menstrual cycles, as she says her periods last 21 days. In addition to two vaginas—which she has since had surgery to merge into one—the young English woman also has two cervixes and two uteruses.

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Can The Web Protect Your Relationship From PMS?

Hormones can work FOR you. Your menstrual cycle may seem like a bummer but knowing it really well can be quite beneficial to your love life and life in general. That's where MyHormonesMadeMeDoIt.com comes in handy. They let you know how to make testosterone and estrogen work for you. Two new online tools aim to keep relationships happy and sane during bouts of PMS.

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Preventing PMS-Related Weight Gain

OB/GYN Lissa Rankin answers questions about women's health, sexual health, sexuality, and more based on her book What's Up Down There? Questions You'd Only Ask Your Gynecologist If She Was Your Best Friend (St. Martin's Press, September, 2010).

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Judy Blume: Crucial Sex Education For Young Girls

As a young girl—ovaries yet to ripen and hymen still in intact—reading Judy Blume books were like porn for me … educational porn. These were the pre-internet days, before I could Google "funny feeling down there" or "penis, hard-on." All I had was my imagination and my canon of Judy Blume books to aid my highly curious pre-teen mind. They were a permanent Sharpie mark on my burgeoning deviant mind.

I Work For A Ladies' Magazine (I'm A Man)
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I Work For A Ladies' Magazine (I'm A Man)

The author goes to work of a ladies magazine and learns a lot about living and a little about love. He finds out that it's not all red carpet invites, sex advice, and kinky pillow fights. But he does get some pretty good relationship advice and learns a thing or 2 about computer networking.

Is Skipping Your Period Safe?
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Is Skipping Your Period Safe?

Ever wish you could ditch your monthly cycle? Experts say that taking two packs of the pill back to back—which will result in a skipped period—is quite safe. Expert Dr. Leslie Miller talks about menstrual suppression with birth control pills such as Seasonale, Alesse and it's generic counterpart, Aviane. It might take you several tries to find the right pill to stop your bleeding, but here's a good place to start. According to Dr. Miller, "A woman should be able to ask, 'How much progestin and estrogen do I need to turn off ovulation until I want to have a baby?' or say: 'I want to have a period every three months, or maybe I don't want any at all.' That's my vision. We need to learn how to dose the pill to get that effect."