Why does your period stop then start again?
Have you ever started bleeding again a day or two after you thought your period had ended? We’ve been there before and it’s on our list of surprises we hate. (Also on the list: vacation flights getting canceled, realizing that guy you’re meeting to close a business deal thinks you’re on a romantic date, discovering there is no toilet paper in a public bathroom after you’ve done your business.) So, WHY (whyyyyy!?!?) does it happen? Why does your period start again after you thought it was over? We asked our founder Kirsten for an explanation. Here it is.
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Women Can Do Pull-ups Too
Have you ever been told women can’t do pull-ups? Women like Eva Clarke, Megan Rapinoe and Misty Posey are calling bullshit. It seems like with practice, most non-disabled people can do it, regardless of their gender or body type. But since women are regularly told they can’t, few put in the effort needed to actually achieve it. Here are some tips on how to do pull-ups (and prove some people wrong!).
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Is it impossible to breastfeed while working full-time?
Both the World Health Organization (WHO) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommend mothers exclusively breastfeed for the first six months after giving birth. But doing so can take about 900 hours of a mother’s time, which translates to 35 hours a week or more. How does that work out in a country where paid maternity leave isn’t required? And what are the hidden costs of breast-feeding, aside from the unpaid time mothers spend breastfeeding? This article breaks down the economics of breastfeeding in America. )
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Wondering what’s up with sexual fantasies, attraction, fertility, birth control, and/or childbirth? The Netflix/Vox docuseries Sex, Explained, will give you a pretty good overview of all of those things. Obviously these are big topics and not everything can jammed into a 20-minute episode but the series provides easy-to-digest answers for sex FAQs while also sharing fun facts about things you’ve likely never pondered. (For example, we learned that horses essentially wink their vulvas when they’re DTF.) Plus, it’s narrated by our favorite vulva-pants-wearing singer and actor; Janelle Monáe.
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