A self-motivated, SEO-savvy wellness writer, I've written over 1,000 articles on fitness, health, and wellness for brands like Livestrong, Well & Good, Cosmo, Health, Women's Health, and more.
Given all the info online about the G-zone, A-spot, and P-spot, you’d be forgiven for assuming all the pleasure zones get decent publicity.
There’s one pleasure zone that’s been totally overlooked: the U-spot. And that’s why we’re giving it attention here. Scroll down for the U-spot need-to-know.
The “U” in “U-spot” stands for urethra. Yeppp, urethra, as in the place that pee comes out.
This itty bitty opening, as well as the sheath of erectile tissue around it, is dense with nerves, says Sar...
If you’re reading this, odds are it’s because you asked Dr. Google “what are the symptoms of HIV in men,” or you’re a man who stumbled on this article who is simply interested in becoming better informed about HIV.
The information about HIV below can be useful for people across the gender spectrum. That’s because (spoiler alert) the symptoms of HIV vary as much man-to-man, as between two people of different genders.
Read on for a complete breakdown of the most common early signs and symptoms ...
Femoral artery… Odds are you’ve heard of this big, bad blood transporter.
But unless you’re a cardiologist, you probably couldn’t explain what the femoral artery does or where it’s located. No dig intended — with over 30 combined veins and arteries in the body, you’re more than forgiven for not knowing the stats on a specific one.
This handy explainer is here to answer all your femoral artery questions. Read on for an in-depth look at all things femoral artery.
The femoral artery originates j...
It may with a little tickle, a little annoying twinge in your throat… but just as quickly it escalates into a full-blown hacking fit that keeps you up when trying to fall asleep. Not ideal!
Luckily, there are plenty of ways to stop coughing at night (or any time of day, for that matter).
Read on for 20+ doctor-recommended tips for stopping your whoop ASAP. Plus, info on why nighttime coughs happen in the first place.
A cough is a bit like love, you know it when you feel it but defining it is ...
We include products we think are useful for our readers. If you buy through links on this page, we may earn a small commission. Here’s our process.
Birth control apps — also known as cycle tracking apps, menstrual cycle tracking apps, family planning apps, and fertility apps — are designed for people who menstruate who want to be on top of their cycle and fertility.
As you might guess, birth control apps are apps you can download onto your smartphone or smart device (fancy!). But exactly what...
Your exercise routine. Your sex life. Your mindfulness practice. These are things that might need rejuvenating.
Not your vagina or vulva.
But you wouldn’t know that with all the box “beautification” procedures gaining popularity — or the slogans being used to peddle over-the-counter (OTC) products.
Below, an OB-GYN busts the myth that vaginas and vulvas need rejuvenating, and they offer answers to your top questions about vaginal rejuvenation.
Don’t roll your eyes! It sounds beyond cheesy, bu...
We have to make choices of all sorts each and every day. These decisions range from simple things, like what to have for breakfast or which running route to take, to more serious things, like the best birth control to use. In fact, it can be totally overwhelming to sort through all of the information and advice out there when it comes to birth control.
That’s where this guide comes in handy. It will set you on the right path to making a solid decision about the best birth control method for y...
Genital gonorrhea can be diagnosed in a number of ways. A urine sample can be used to test for genital gonorrhea in people of any anatomy.
A urethral swab may be used to test for genital gonorrhea in penis-havers. An endocervical or vaginal swab may be used to test for genital gonorrhea in vagina-havers.
You can use a mouth or throat swab to test for oral gonorrhea. An anal or rectal swab can be used to test for anal gonorrhea.
Gonorrhea, also known as “the clap” or “the drip,” is a bacterial...
“Even before you get into different kinds of sexual play with someone, you can look for how comfortable they seem with sex, how easy they are to communicate with, and whether they express judgment about others’ sexual choices to determine if they’re a good fit,” she says.
It’s also best to choose a partner who’s generally tuned in to your body language (and vice versa) and who’s willing to do the prerequisite research with you.
Ultimately, whether or not the things that interest you sexually ...
Some people love to talk about going through menopause like it’s taking a pledge of celibacy.
Sure, there may be some postmenopausal people who choose not to have sex.
But sex, pleasure, and intimacy are still absolutely on the table for the postmenopausal individuals who want access to it. Really!
Below, doctors and sexuality experts highlight the main ways menopause can affect your sex life. Plus, there are five tips for increasing pleasure during solo, partnered, and multi-partnered sex af...
If you’re reading this, hopefully you agree with that statement full-heartedly. Unfortunately, members of LGBTQIA+ communities do not always receive that kind of care.
“Despite the progress we have made as a country toward granting equal rights to those who identify as LGBTQ+, this community continues to experience worse health outcomes and reduced access to care when compared to their heterosexual and cisgender counterparts,” says Brentton Lowery, PA-C.
Lowery is an AAHIVS certified speciali...
If you’ve got questions about which birth control methods the Affordable Care Act (ACA) does and does not cover, this guide is for you. Below, you’ll find answers to common questions about the ACA and birth control coverage.
Before the ACA, many people would have to shell out thousands of dollars for care.
Colloquially known as “Obamacare,” the ACA offers people health insurance coverage at a lower cost, thus allowing people to save money on healthcare services.
With supermarkets selling lube, general stores dedicating aisles to vibrators, and fashion retailers advertising arousal oil, it’s natural to wonder when other sexual wellness products will be that readily available.
Welp, you might be surprised to learn that birth control actually is that readily available! Yes, even for people who don’t have access to an OB-GYN!
Here is a guide on how to access birth control from pharmacies, apps, and local health centers.
You booked your gynecologist appointment months in advance — now it’s coming up and you realize you’re going to be on your period.
What’s a menstruator to do?? Nothing unless you want to! You can definitely proceed as planned and go to your appointment.
“You can go to the gynecologist while on your period,” says Felice Gersh, MD, author of “PCOS SOS: A Gynecologist’s Lifeline to Naturally Restore Your Rhythms, Hormones and Happiness.”
Anilingus. Cunnilingus. Mutual masturbation. Many nonpenetrative sex acts are *veryyy* much worth exploring from a pleasure perspective.
But many sex-havers engage in these sex acts under the assumption that sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can only be transmitted through penetration.
This myth results in many explorers thinking they’re being Safe™, when in fact they’ve put themselves in a position where STI transmission is, indeed, possible.
Confused? Concerned? Don’t be.