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Menstrual blood does not contain toxins

Apparently there are some people, specifically “vegan health bloggers,” who believe that menstrual blood is toxic and so they advocate dieting to the point of losing your period, you know so the toxins never accumulate in the first place. This amounts to promoting anorexia not health and displays a complete lack of knowledge of basic … Continue reading

How “should” a woman groom her pubic hair? A GYNO explains

A new study published in JAMA Dermatology regarding women’s pubic hair grooming practices has people abuzz. This cosmetic act needs a formal medical name because clamscaping just doesn’t work on grant applications, although why the authors couldn’t go with hair removal I don’t know, after all the study wasn’t about styling it was about removal. … Continue reading

Cheryl Tiegs is ok with Sports Illustrated glamorizing women who are too thin

Ashley Graham, a gorgeous woman and plus-sized model, is on one of the three Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Edition covers.   This is what Cheryl Tiegs, a former swimsuit model herself, had to say: “I don’t like that we’re talking about full-figured women, because it’s glamorizing them, because your waist should be smaller than 35 (inches).” … Continue reading

Barbie’s vulva not medically optimal way to address yoga-pants-camel-toe conundrum

The New York Post is reporting that women in New York are getting labiaplasties to look and feel better in tight athletic wear. They quote a patient, Veronica R., as wanting to “look like Barbie.” According to the Post on the Upper East Side in New York there are apparently “a large number” of women … Continue reading

Considering labiaplasty? Read this first (NSFW)

Labiaplasty, reducing and/or reshaping the size of the labia minora, is on the rise. Twenty years ago I was asked about it maybe a handful of times and always by women with a significant size discrepancy (more than 4-5 centimeters) between sides. Now I am asked about it routinely and almost always by women who have labia minora that … Continue reading

Mansplaining #shirtgate to women is meta misogyny

A man wore a shirt with women in bondage to work. Not just to work, but to an event that would be broadcast everywhere in the world because the event involved landing a rocket on a comet. A very, very cool thing that had never been done before. Two women in STEM commented that the … Continue reading

Madonna’s vagina selfie that wasn’t (or a lesson in ageism for woman)

While reading some news articles for a future post I chanced upon a pure click bait link: Madonna’s vagina selfie While normally I dismiss those things and move along with a nothing-here-for-you-to-see attitude, I just had to click. Partly because I love Madonna and partly because I really wondered exactly what she posted.  After all, … Continue reading

A tale of 2 BMIs: thoughts on redefining obesity

I am now the same weight that I was in grade 12: 154 lbs. At 5′ 11″ that gives me a body mass index (BMI) of 21.5 (it was 29 a year and a half ago). While my weight and height are the same as 17-year-old Jen, my size is not. I was a size … Continue reading

Thoughts on winning my own personal hunger games

Last week I had what can only be described as the cold virus from hell. Headache, fever, body aches, and congestion so bad that my eyes were leaking. I also lost 6 lbs. Now you might think that all of those are pretty typical symptoms for a Hades bred adenovirus; however, I have never, ever … Continue reading

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