Written by Franki Le-Voguer. Originally posted on her blog here. The Basics. I’d like to consider myself a bit of a sexpert. After all, I did write a play on the subject and it seemed to go down rather well. It’s something that truly interests me in a psychological and scientific way, which is probably why … Continue reading The Ins ‘n’ Outs: A HELPFUL GUIDE TO THE FRICK-A-FRACK. PART ONE.
Written by Jessica Beare. As an environmentalist and a person who travels, the menstrual cup is something that I had been considering for quite a while before I bit the bullet and got one. I had been a tampon girl, the ease of just sticking them up there and forgetting for a couple of hours was … Continue reading To the Moon and Back: A Mooncup Adventure
Written by Kate Menear. And before I knew it, my cervix fell out... Well, not exactly. But, not not exactly either. But 'ectropian cervix' doesn't have quite the same ring to it, nor is it at all clickbaity enough for this kind of blog. Let me explain. Have you ever been confused about the mechanics … Continue reading “And before I knew it, my cervix fell out”: Introducing The Vaginalogue
Written by Jemima Palfreyman. Originally posted here. This is a blog post I’ve had formulated in my head for a while, but I just haven’t got around to doing. Whilst I think it’s a great victory that mainstream papers like The Guardian are raising awareness of Endometriosis and the ongoing struggles we face, and it’s … Continue reading Boo to Taboo: Living with Endometriosis
Written by Rebecca Clarke. In a discussion with the lovely Kate Menear last week we estimated that a woman will use approx. 6,048 tampons over the course of her menstrual lifetime. That’s calculated at 2 tampons a day over a 6-day period, twelve times a year from the age of 13 to 55. So, by … Continue reading The Perils of Double Dipping: Toxic Shock Syndrome in the Modern Age
Every month I attend a free event run by a friend of mine in Liverpool called First Draft Scratch Night at the Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse which hosts comedians, singers, magicians, clowns, actors and actresses in order to allow them a space to try out new material. Recently I saw a 10 minute segment of … Continue reading Interview: Helen Jeffery talks maternity and PND in her play ‘The Brink’
Author: Anonymous. "You'll have to have everything taken away..." That's what I was told at my very first (and potentially only) appointment with a gynaecologist at my local NHS hospital. The first words I heard having been scanned and found to have been smuggling a 1 kilogram large fibroid (later nicknamed 'The Mothership' by my … Continue reading “You’ll have to have everything taken away”: One woman’s battle to save her sex life
Written by Dr Kate Cook, Senior Lecturer in Law at Manchester Metropolitan University. In this post I am going to discuss female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C). I am not going to describe what is done in the name of “cutting” in great detail. You can look that up elsewhere, if you have not already learned about FGM/C. … Continue reading Tackling the Twinkle: Dr Kate Cook talks about cutting and women’s genitals