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So, When Do I Get My Pap Now?

It used to be so simple. You went to see your gynecologist once per year. Your breasts would be checked, you’d have the dreaded pelvic exam that included STI testing and the pap, and then you’d be on your merry way. Phew, check that off the list until next year! But in recent years, things…

I Love to Laugh: A Meditation Guide

There are a lot of different types of meditations to choose from and one of them is Laughter Meditation. Laughing comes from deep inside us and there’s always a healthy supply. You may be self-conscious at first but laughing out loud, not texting it (lol), breaks up tension in the body as it relaxes the…

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Pelvic Floor Exercise: Why & How To Tone Kegels

This article was scientifically reviewed by Human Sexuality expert Dr. Laurie Mintz. She is a professor, researcher, private practitioner and Fellow of the American Psychological Association. With all the lifting, stretching, running and sweating so many of us do at the gym however many times a week, we’re here to tell you about one muscle set…

It’s Time to Love Yourself This Valentine’s Day

Learning to love yourself may be harder than learning to love someone else. And having a great sex life when you don’t love yourself – well that can be tricky. So here are some things to think about as we approach Valentine’s Day: Be your own best friend: When you start putting yourself down for…

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People’s Agonizing Experiences With Monkeypox

“It felt like someone shoved a corkscrew with spikes up my ass and mercilessly kept twisting,” River Mitchell, a 30-year-old OnlyFans creator from Texas, remembers of their agonizing 21 days with monkeypox. “The pain was excruciating, I’ll never forget it. There were days that I would just lay on the floor sobbing.”  Mitchell suspects he…

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Finding Sexual Fulfilment While Living with Depression

Luckily, we’re living in a time where mental illness is being recognised and treated more humanely.  In fact, the earliest written accounts of depression was in the second millennium, and meant that one was possessed by demons and evil spirits. The treatment? Being Beaten, physically restrained, and/or starved in an attempt to drive the demons…

Play Safe: Here’s Why High Quality Sex Toys are Way Better for Your Health!

While there are too many different sex toys out there to count, you’ll really notice the difference when you decide to prioritise high quality sex toys.  Sure, you could buy a super affordable pleasure product you’ve spotted. And sure, it’ll probably bring you all kinds of sexy sensations. But once you decide to invest in…

The Link Between Endometriosis & Painful Sex, and How to Ease Discomfort

Perhaps you’ve been diagnosed with endometriosis and you’re living with some the dreaded effects, aka painful sex. Or maybe you’ve yet to visit your healthcare provider, but are having some difficulty during intimacy, creating some anxiety and discomfort.  Unfortunately, there are many women who have endometriosis, and may not even know it. If you identify…

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Precum 101: The Ultimate Guide to Pre-Ejaculate and Everything You Need To Know About It

Precum or pre-ejaculate is a fluid that comes out of a penis when the penis owner becomes aroused. It can show up at any time during foreplay or during masturbation, and some people notice it, while others don’t.  It’s a very natural part of penis-owner anatomy, but there is still a lot of misconception about…

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Paralysed Sex: What You Need To Know About Sex and Spinal Cord Injuries

Physical disabilities can have an important impact on many different aspects of daily life, including sex. Unfortunately, however, sex and disability is a taboo topic of discussion that is rarely addressed, even by healthcare providers.  It is important to break down the barriers to discussing sex and disability because everyone—regardless of their ability status—is deserving…

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What Do You Want from Volonte? Help Us, Help You

So many amazing, challenging and sometimes funny questions roll through our inbox each week, and whenever we pick up on a pattern, we know it’s time to write an article covering the recurring topic. Volonte was created in 2011 with the sole purpose of offering sexual wellness advice based on the interest of our readers.…

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Get it On! Virtual Sex for Couples & Singles During Self-Isolation

The current situation is enough to make anyone go crazy.  Whether you’re cooped up in your home, at work during these trying times, or have been affected personally with the CoronaVirus pandemic, it’s fair to say that almost everyone, worldwide, is feeling the pinch, devastation, and frustration.  And for couples who have decided to self-isolate,…

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Get Clued In: Sexual & Reproductive Health Day

If you hear ‘Sexual & Reproductive Health Day’ this February 12th and think ‘putting condoms on bananas’, then you might be exactly the people this holiday is for. While safer sex practices are absolutely something that needs to be covered before you start an active sex life, there are unique aspects of your sexual and…

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Get in the Mood! 6 Ways to Reignite the Fire in Your Sex Life

It’s inevitable… the honeymoon phase doesn’t last forever. So, whether you’ve been dating for six months, or married for sixty years, those endorphin-fuelled romping sessions you enjoyed with your partner when you first started dating will never quite feel the same again. But that isn’t a bad thing!  When you start feeling comfortable with your…

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Secrets to Becoming More Confident and Having Better Sex

Secrets to Becoming More Confident and Having Better Sex There is a distinct lack of confidence in a lot of young men and women these days. We can blame it on the sheltered modern lifestyle, a lack of social skills or the fact that some prefer the escapism afforded to them by video games and…

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Secrets to Becoming More Confident and Having Better Sex

Secrets to Becoming More Confident and Having Better Sex There is a distinct lack of confidence in a lot of young men and women these days. We can blame it on the sheltered modern lifestyle, a lack of social skills or the fact that some prefer the escapism afforded to them by video games and…

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