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Endometriosis and Sexuality - 13 quick tips

Chronic illness, including endometriosis, may impact on your sexuality. For many, being unwell can completely change your sexuality and therefore have an impact on your general health and wellbeing, which can extend into other parts of life. It may have an impact on your body image, self‐esteem, and intimate relationships. For many sex is not an easy topic to discuss and yes even health professionals can find issues relating to sex difficult to discuss. Even if you feel embarrassed or uneasy, it is important that you seek assistance for your sexual health concerns. The following suggestions may help.  1. Chronic illness can...

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5 FAQ about using Reusable Pads.

1. What is a cloth pad?  A cloth pad is a re-usable pad worn by women to absorb their menstrual flow as an alternative to disposable pads or menstrual cups. You can shop for your own reusable pads and other eco-friendly menstrual healthy options here. 2. How often do I need to change my cloth pad?  This completely depends on how heavy your flow is – we would recommend changing the same rate you would a disposable so every 3-4 ish hours. Some girls wear theirs for a whole day. You may find that the ecopads are more absorbent than...

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Chronic illness takes away the pleasure of sex & intimacy, replacing it with fear & loss.

“I have been tearing myself apart because I can't have a baby anymore, I don't have a job anymore, I can't have sex, I am in pain all the time and tired. There have been times when sex has caused the kind of pain that makes me throw up and that makes me want to crawl out of my body. What on earth would make a man want to be with me, even my husband? What would make another man want to be with me if my husband didn't? At no point has my husband done or said anything like...

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Why use Reusable Cloth Pads?

How are Reusable Pads made? Ecopads Australia cloth pads are comprised of four main components; the topper, core, backer and snaps. The fabrics we choose to work with are for their environmental stance and impact.  Topper - This fabric has direct contact with your skin and is usually made with cotton, Minky fleece of flannel.  Core - This is your layer of absorbency. For each different size pad, you may find that they vary in absorbency. This is to tailor for what girls and women need, and also what you might prefer.  Backing - The backing in our cloth pads always includes a layer of polyurethane laminate, which...

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5 Tips on How to Introduce Adult Toys into the Bedroom.

How do I tell my partner I want to use sex toys at the same time we have sex? I don’t want to hurt their feelings. This is a very common question.  1.     Bringing up the subject of sex toys. Toys are fun, you had fun with them when you were a child, sometimes you played alone and sometimes you shared them with friends. When someone shared their favorite toys with you as a child it was good to be trusted and fun. Simple right? Well, adult toys are much the same. Sometimes you play alone and sometimes you share them...

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5 Reasons Physical Touch is So Important

Touch is one of the five senses that we are engaging in less and less in today’s busy digital age. This arguably plays a part in the increase in loneliness, mental and emotional health issues of today. Despite the many positives that technology has brought to our lives or innate need for connection has not evolved to the point where touch is no longer needed for our physical and emotional health – no not even robotic sex dolls can replace the consensual, pleasurable human touch. Physical touch is vital for our health. A favorite topic of mine. Here is why:...

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