If you're a woman with menopause, you're all too familiar with sleep disturbance and how it can create an array of adverse health outcomes including depression, hypertension and heart disease.
A new study published in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS), shows that sleep problems are also tied to lower levels of sexual satisfaction.
Could this be the reason... ››› more
After a long day, you arrive home and your partner wants to have sex. But if you're honest with yourself, you're just not feeling up to it. You blame the same libido-squashing culprit as you did last night - you're feeling downright exhausted. Soon enough, you begin asking yourself, “Is this normal?”
The answer is yes - it's totally normal. In fact, research shows that up to 75% of women su... ››› more
Ladies, this one's for you!
Unless you're in a committed relationship, your gynaecologist likely urges you to have “safe sex”. But what exactly is meant by this general term, and how do you actually practise safe sex?
In short, safe sex means to reduce your risk of catching - or spreading, for that matter - any sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), also known as sexually transmitted infe... ››› more
If you're a woman with low sex drive or who's barely ever “in the mood”, you're probably desperate seeking out ways to fix your libido-crashing mood disorders.
While it may seem like a complicated problem to approach, according to Mark Hyman, American physician and founder of the UltraWellness Center in Lenox, Massachusetts in the USA, it's as simple as cutting sugar out of your diet.
K... ››› more
Listen up, ladies - this one's for you!
I spent many of my menstrual years believing that PMS is inevitable (oh, the suffering and pain!). Then, after making a few tweaks to my diet as recommended by my doctor, I realised that it's totally possible to treat, prevent and eliminate PMS - for good!
By changing what I eat, I've given my endocrine system a major boost, which has, in turn, suppli... ››› more
Attention teens, adults and pregnant women...
You think that because you're physically active, you should get screened for common sexually transmitted diseases such as herpes on the regular, don't you?
Well, according to a US federal task force, getting routinely tested for genital herpes is totally unnecessary unless you have signs of an infection.
Read on for the signs and symptoms of h... ››› more
Stomach cramps, acne breakouts, trouble sleeping, head- and backache, appetite and food changes, and joint and muscle pain - that's the only way to describe that “time of the month”!
But according to holistic and wellness coach Nicole Granato, by simply adding three foods to your body at that taxing time of the month, you can get a hold of your hormones, manage cramps, prevent PMS and have ... ››› more
Are you wondering whether your sex drive is low? And whether there's anything you can do about that? Well, sister, you're not alone!
Believe it or not, but literally millions of women of all ages struggle with concerns and questions about their libido.
If you used to be much more interested in sex, have noticed a decline in your desire, and want to feel that spark an... ››› more
The number of women who practice yoga after the age of 50 is on the steady rise, with women realising that yoga is the perfect way to reduce and often eliminate the discomforts associated with menopause and ageing.
As women experience emotional and physical fluctuations throughout their lives as part of the natural ageing process, yoga can serve as a useful tool to help regulate hormones. The h... ››› more
Flibanserin, also known as "pink" or female Viagra, was approved by the FDA in late August last year. Although decades of research has been funnelled into male sexual dysfunction, the female libido has been mostly relegated to herbalists (horny goat weed, anyone?) and Kundalini yoga.
In fact, Pfizer, the makers of Viagra, abandoned research into the dwindling female libido back in 2004, althoug... ››› more
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