Wellness

1 In 3 Men Think Plan B Is An Abortion Pill, But FYI, They're Wrong

By Rebecca Strong
Whether or not you’ve gone to your local pharmacy to pick up the morning-after pill, just knowing it’s there can provide a certain amount of reassurance. This form of emergency contraception is a viable option if you've had unprotected sex or are…

12 Self-Care Gifts That'll Make Winter Workouts Less Frightful, More Delightful

By Kaitlin Cubria and Alexa Mellardo
Getting into the groove of a workout routine in the thick of winter doesn’t have to be a struggle. Although the weather outside may make you want to stay curled up in bed, with feel-good workout apparel, the proper gym bag accessories, and a…

Laverne Cox Wants You To Talk About Your Sex Life

By Iman Hariri-Kia
The first time Laverne Cox became aware of Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS), she was 10 and living in Alabama. A female friend of her mother's was dying from HIV, but she was just a kid who had barely begun…

5 Weird Bodily Sensations You May Experience During A Workout

By Imani Brammer and Alexa Mellardo
Have you ever found yourself experiencing weird sensations all over your body during a workout? Aside from the usual burn of an intense gym session, you might notice your thighs have started to itch, you're not breathing normally, and you suddenly…

Turns Out, It IS Possible For Someone To Change The Taste Of Their Semen

By Sarah Ellis
When you think of pineapple, you probably picture a piña colada on a warm, tropical beach, or a colorful fruit salad on a checkered picnic blanket. The idea that eating pineapple and other sweet foods can actually change the taste of someone's semen…

Things Your Body Is Trying To Tell You When Your Period Comes Early

By Felisa Wiley
Did your period come early? Before you start freaking out, take a few deep breaths. The human body is weird and strange, but you're not alone. This can happen to women all around the world. If your period came early, there’s likely a perfectly…

This Is How You're Actually Supposed To Clean Your Vagina

By Imani Brammer and Alexa Mellardo
When it comes to potential unfamiliar odors, extra moisture, and other issues that may occur in the vaginal area, it’s better to get answers on what’s going on sooner rather than later. As with anything else, there’s so much information out there…

19 People Share Why They're Saying "Thank You, Birth Control"

By Griffin Wynne
Beep, beep! Is that your daily alarm reminding you to take your birth control? Actually, it's your Twitter notifications, which are popping off due to Thanks, Birth Control Day — aka, the happiest day of the year. For the past seven years, Nov. 13…

The Science Of Your Vagina: How To Change What It Tastes Like Down There

By Gigi Engle and Kaitlin Cubria
As we all saw on that now-infamous episode of Kourtney & Kim Take Miami, the taste of your vaginal area varies, depending on who you ask. In a Reddit thread on how someone would describe what a vagina tastes like, answers ranged from a “ripe tomato”…

5 Things You Should Know About Drinking While You're On Your Period

By Imani Brammer
Listen, if you get periods, you don't need me to tell you how not-fun they can be to deal with. But there are certain things you might be putting in your body during that time of the month that will actually only make your symptoms even worse. And,…

5 Things You Do Every Day That Could Actually Mean You're Psychic

By Rosey Baker
We all have a sixth sense – it’s something within you that tells you when danger is lurking, specifically when there's someone or something around you know you shouldn't trust. Whether it's a new type of feeling or a general sense of "knowing"…

25 Captions For Workout Pics & Being A #Boss In The Studio

By Marisa Casciano
Sometimes when you're at the gym or stretching on your pilates mat at home, you may decide to pull out your camera. You might snap a few selfies in the mirror where the weights are lined up, or take a picture of your cool sneakers while you wait to…

5 Possible Reasons Why You Don't Feel Sore At All Anymore After Your Workout

By Georgina Berbari and Alexa Mellardo
For some reason, so many of us buy into the belief that feeling aggressively sore is the only indicator of an amazing, effective workout. Even after powering through what feels like a killer sweat sesh, once you wake up the next day not feeling sore…

This Is The Best Time Of Day To Drink Apple Cider Vinegar

By Julia Guerra and Kaitlin Cubria
Personally, I've always loved waking up in the morning to a large, steaming cup of peppermint tea. The warm brew feels gentle on my digestive system, and it prepares my body for the day. In recent years, though, I’ve heard of people tossing back…

Experts Reveal What Sleeping With Your Arms Above Your Head Means About Your Personality

By Jordan Bissell
If you're anything like me, then you probably don't give a second thought to your sleep position until you're having one of those nights that make you toss and turn for what feels like forever. After a night when I could only get comfortable with my…

Why You Dream About Your Ex Even Though You're Over Them

By Leigh Weingus and Kaitlin Cubria
We've all been there. I've definitely been there. My alarm goes off, my eyes shoot open, and I shift to my side to see who's sleeping next to me. It's my significant other, the person I've been head over heels in love with for a year now. All is…

The 6 Benefits Of Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar Before Bed

By Julia Guerra
At this point, a ton of people that know that although apple cider vinegar has an acquired taste, the health benefits are way too good to pass up. There’s no question that taking a shot of the stuff is going to do your body a whole lot of good, but…

This Discreet At-Home Pregnancy Test Is Made By & For Women

By Rebecca Strong
True story: Years back, I ran into my boss at a Boston CVS while buying a pregnancy test on my lunch break. The kicker? I was with my then-boyfriend, who also happened to be my coworker. (In case you were wondering, no, I don't think I have…

Here's What To Expect When You Visit A Sex Therapist

By Corinne Sullivan
So, I'm familiar with therapy, as I've been seeing therapists on and off for the past 15 years. And I'm familiar with sex. (*Waggles eyebrows suggestively.*) But sex therapy has always been a mystery to me, despite knowing a sex therapist…

There’s A Big Difference Between Working Out In The Morning And At Night

By Zainab Mudallal and Kaitlin Cubria
They say the early bird always gets the worm, but in the case of workouts, that isn’t necessarily true. People always try to pin down the answer to when the best time to work out is, whether it’s at the crack of dawn or after a long workday. But the…