We all know that condoms are also nicknamed jimmies. But did you know they're also called scumbags? Did you know people in the past had to use condoms made from pigs' intestines? Also, contrary to popular belief, 40% of condom sales are thanks to proactive women who take responsibility for their sexual health. Here are some more strange facts about the world's most beloved barrier method of contraception – the condom.
Looking forward to bringing a baby into this world? Difficulties in conceiving can be a huge letdown to dampen the experience. If you’re having trouble conceiving, you’re not alone. Most women spend early years of their lives trying very hard to avoid pregnancy. When they finally decide it’s time to[.....]
Don't ditch the condom during intercourse for fear of its side effects. Barring a latex allergy, there are no known side effects of female or male condoms. If you're sensitive to latex, use condoms made of polyurethane or nitrile to eliminate any irritation, burning, or other allergic reactions. Avoid spermicides like nonoxynol-9 which may trigger yeast infections, but don't expose yourself to the risk of HIV or sexually transmitted infections by not using condoms.
In a low-risk pregnancy, sex during pregnancy is safe. It doesn't induce labor or miscarriage or hurt the baby. Just find the time, position, and type of activity, barring anal sex, that suits you best. But if you have a prematurely dilated cervix, a low-lying placenta, heavy bleeding while pregnant, and a history of miscarriages or premature births, avoid sex as much as you can.
If you are using IVF to get pregnant you have to spend a stressful two weeks waiting after the embryo is transferred, before taking a pregnancy test. A missed period, spotting, morning sickness, tiredness, swollen and tender breasts are some physical signs that may indicate pregnancy, but are not a surefire proof to predict fertility success.
Emergency contraception is a type of birth control used by women after an unprotected sex. It is also used when usual birth control methods fail, like rupturing of condoms and missing out on regular contraceptive pills. They are also called “morning-after pills”. They primarily work by either delaying ovulation or[.....]
Avocado seed decoctions are popular in South American cultures to treat diabetes, diarrhea, kidney stones, and even snakebite. Add the antioxidant-rich seed powder to your smoothie to lower BP and cholesterol, manage diabetes, and protect kidney and liver tissues. Start with 1/2 tsp and limit daily consumption to half a seed. Apply the seed paste on your skin to prevent UV damage and to cure fungal infections.
Ayurveda teaches us that are seven tissue layers in our body and our reproductive tissues are the final, most refined layer. This means that all nutrition goes through each tissue layer (about five days at each level), becoming more and more perfect at every layer. The reverse is also true—it takes thirty-five days to just begin to cleanse out wastes and toxins from this final tissue layer. Because of this, traditionally, a couple will go through an intense three-month cleanse. Here are three reasons why cleansing is so important.
The emergency contraceptive pill is considered as a safe and effective way to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex, contraceptive failure or an unwanted pregnancy. Though not widely reported but side effects of these pills can be long lasting and put at risk your chances of conceiving later. Much before the advent of[.....]
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