Category Archives: Vaginal/vulval health

Why Am I Bleeding When I Shouldn’t? Vaginal Bleeding – When To Worry And When Not To Worry.

Vaginal bleeding when you’re not menstruating can sometimes be a cause of worry for women. What’s happened? Do you see the doctor or is it ok? What tests will they do? Have I got cancer? In this article we’re going … Continue reading

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What Is Toxic Shock Syndrome And Should I Be Worried About It?

Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) is rare, but serious. It mainly affects young women but men, children and older women are also at risk. That’s what we’re going to look at in this article.

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What’s Causing My Vulval Rash? The 101 On Rashes ‘Down Below’.

Do you find you’re not able to sit still, pee without the skin stinging, have sex comfortably, or are constantly looking for something to calm the vulval area?   Read on. That’s what we’re going to look at in this article.

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The Vagina – An Owner’s Manual. 8 Top Tips for Every Woman over 40.

When you’re in your 20s and 30s you probably feel you know your vagina pretty well – after all you may be busy having periods, sex and babies.  And you know the rules about douching (don’t), leaving tampons in (not … Continue reading

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How to get your sex partner to use a condom.

OK, hands up: who wants a reputation as the guy or girl who passed on a nasty disease?  No?  Well if embarrassment and discomfort aren’t your thing, then read this article. If abstaining from sex isn’t an option, then using … Continue reading

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Genital herpes. The facts you need to know.

Genital herpes is caused by a virus called the herpes simplex virus (HSV).  There are 2 types of HSV – HSV1, which normally causes sores in the mouth or hands and can cause genital herpes; and HSV2 which causes genital … Continue reading

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Syphilis. The facts you need.

Cases of gonorrhoea and syphilis are increasing every year all over the world.  That means that there’s much more chance of catching it if you have unprotected sex, and passing it on to someone else. In this article we’re going … Continue reading

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Gonorrhoea. The facts you need.

Gonorrhoea is another common sexually transmitted infection (STI).  It affects men and women but can be treated effectively. Here we’ll talk about the symptoms, treatment and prevention of gonorrhoea.

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Chlamydia – everything you need to know.

National statistics show that chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and the numbers of people with chlamydia are rising, especially in the under 25s. This is because many people don’t have symptoms and pass the … Continue reading

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Vaginal discharge – all you need to know.

Most women have some sort of vaginal discharge from puberty onwards.  It varies in colour, texture, odour and quantity throughout their lives, as it’s sensitive to hormones and vaginal infections. It’s important to know what’s normal for you so that … Continue reading

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