This Is Not Your Mother’s Pregnancy

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This Is Not Your Mother’s Pregnancy
Three questions to consider about DNA testing— and what you might do with the information

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How to Use a Menstrual Cup with a Tilted Uterus: Riding the Tilt-a-Whirl

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How to Use a Menstrual Cup with a Tilted Uterus: Riding the Tilt-a-Whirl
Have you ever noticed that while the outside of our bodies come in a lot of different sizes, shapes and colours, the pictures we see in textbooks of our insides…

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How to Stop Yourself From Wasting Money on Health Gimmicks

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How to Stop Yourself From Wasting Money on Health Gimmicks
Whenever I see a compelling ad for a new health or fitness product or hear about a tantalizing trend, I must admit I’m as tempted as anybody else. Sometimes stuff looks cool! I imagine myself like the people in the ad, reaping the benefits being promised—and then I snap out of it, and ask myself […]

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How I Achieved a Healthy Meditation Practice

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How I Achieved a Healthy Meditation Practice
Over the past month I took over the Lifehacker Fitness Challenge, working to develop a consistent meditation routine. I committed to 30 days of meditation to break down my aversion to the practice and build a healthy routine to reduce stress and anxiety. In the beginning, I started each morning with a three-minute… Read more…

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What You Can Do After You're Vaccinated, According to the CDC

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What You Can Do After You're Vaccinated, According to the CDC
The CDC has released guidelines for people who are fully vaccinated. The biggest highlight: two weeks after you’ve had your final shot, you can spend time without masks indoors with other fully vaccinated people, although you should still wear masks when out in public. Read more…

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Why You Need Alone Time

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Why You Need Alone Time
There’s a name for the feeling of sadness we get if we spend too much time alone: We are lonely. But what about the negative feelings that can come from not spending enough time alone? Read more…

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Let’s Celebrate Spring with Fresh New Bundles!

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Let’s Celebrate Spring with Fresh New Bundles!
A lot of us are coming up on our one-year anniversary. We’re hopeful for the next few months, but in the meantime, we could use a pick-me-up. And we figured…

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5 Common Mistakes Parents Make When Talking To Kids About Puberty

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5 Common Mistakes Parents Make When Talking To Kids About Puberty
Conversations with tweens and teens about sex and development can be uncomfortable. Here are some typical missteps — and what to do instead.

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Working at Home for the Long-term? Look to Your Health.

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Working at Home for the Long-term? Look to Your Health.
Working remotely from home? Here’s what you need to know to ensure your overall well-being.

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Pelvic Floor 101: What is the Pelvic Floor?

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Pelvic Floor 101: What is the Pelvic Floor?
Many people have heard about Kegels, but not many people are aware of the muscles they are exercising: the pelvic floor.  The pelvic floor is a muscular bowl inside of…

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How to Get on a Vaccine Standby List

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How to Get on a Vaccine Standby List
If you’re waiting impatiently for your turn to get a vaccine, you probably already know all the tricks to snag an appointment. (If not, we have a guide here.) But there’s another avenue you may be able to pursue: the standby list. Sometimes clinics will have extra doses available at the end of the day, […]

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Menopause Q&A

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Menopause Q&A
As my patients reach their forties and start noticing changes in their menstrual cycles, they often start thinking…

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Why Men Frighten Women and Women Shame Men and How It Destroys Relationships

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Why Men Frighten Women and Women Shame Men and How It Destroys Relationships
My wife, left a note for me the other day. It said, “Jed, you forgot to lock the door again when you went out the other day. Love, Carlin.” I read the note, had a quick thought about trying to remember when else I forgot to lock the door when I left, and quickly forgot […]

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How to Take Care of Your Sex Toys

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How to Take Care of Your Sex Toys
Whether you’re new to the world of sex toys and tools, or a seasoned veteran, it’s vital for both your own health and the health of your toys to be…

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People Who've Gone A Year Without Sex Due To COVID-19 Share Their Stories

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People Who've Gone A Year Without Sex Due To COVID-19 Share Their Stories
Thanks to the coronavirus and social distancing, sex is a distant memory for many singles.

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Seeing Clearly Through Menopause

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Seeing Clearly Through Menopause
How your eyesight may change as you age

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Tough Talks: Who Can I Talk to About My Sexual & Intimate Health?

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Tough Talks: Who Can I Talk to About My Sexual & Intimate Health?
If you’re an Intimina blog reader, then congratulations! You’ve been taking some important steps to become more informed about your body. Not to toot our own horn (though we have…

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Dare to Know: Practical Tools for Maintaining Meaning, Hope, and Joy in the Face of Collapse

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Dare to Know: Practical Tools for Maintaining Meaning, Hope, and Joy in the Face of Collapse
Part 1 I will always remember 2020 as the year the wheels came off the world and everyone tried to hold on for dear life. From the worldwide pandemic that killed millions to the wildfires that ravaged many parts of our country, from a crash in the economy and chaos in our elections to fake […]

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How to Heal from Social Anxiety

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How to Heal from Social Anxiety
Most of us get nervous from time to time when in new social situations. A combination of nerves, excitement, and newness can send rushes of adrenaline through our bodies when…

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When It’s Time to See a Gastroenterologist

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When It’s Time to See a Gastroenterologist
IBS or IBD Expert insight helps pinpoint the culprit of your digestive woes – an interview with Dr James Leavett M.D.

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