Fat Sex: What Everyone Wants to Know but is Afraid to Ask

I’m a fat woman. I’m a fat woman who has had lots and lots of awesome sex almost exclusively with partners much smaller than myself. When I met my current partner a year ago, I was at my fattest, about 150 lbs heavier than he is, making our sex the most drastic in terms of size difference relative to my past partners. Most women I know would not be comfortable with that size difference, and in candid moments, friends have asked, “So, how does that work?” The short answer? It works just great and I love it. There are many misconceptions about how fat people have sex, especially when one partner is fat and the other isn’t. I’m here to explore that topic, specifically the issue of being a fat woman having sex with a smaller partner.1

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Q & A with Ms. Vagina Science: Heavy Bleeding with Menstrual Cups, Treating BV, and using Emmenagogues to induce Your Period

This week I will be answering reader questions! NSFW warning: there is a picture of a full Diva Cup below.

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So, You Want to Be a Doula

Congratulations on your new path! Doula work is very challenging, rewarding, and life changing. For over 5 years I taught childbirth education and worked independently as a birth Doula. I wandered into the profession at 22 years old and quickly became a very busy birth attendant in the little town where I lived. I left birth work earlier this year to pursue a degree in Psychology, but from time to time I get questions about my experiences in birth work and for advice on how to become a Doula. Although every Doula is different, and you’ll certainly have to find your own way, I’m here to share what I know so hopefully all you new and aspiring Doulas out there can benefit from my experience.  Read More So, You Want to Be a Doula

Ms. Vagina Science’s Quick and Dirty Guide to Fertility Awareness

So, you want to understand your fertility! Good for you! Maybe you just want to know how it works, or maybe you want to practice the Fertility Awareness Method (FAM). Either way, I’m here to help you get started. Read More Ms. Vagina Science’s Quick and Dirty Guide to Fertility Awareness

Ask Ms. Vagina Science- Delaying Your Period, Birth Control Moodiness, and The Diva Cup Learning Curve

This week Ms. Vagina Science answers reader questions!

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Ask Ms. Vagina Science- Understanding How Menstrual Hormones Influence the Way You Feel

Dear Ms. Vagina Science, 

What causes pregnancy symptoms? What shift in hormones causes the nausea and sore boobs? Is it increased progesterone?  I’m not pregnant, but I’m super tired and run-down, craving weird things, have sore boobs, and my stomach flips out every time I eat. I am nauseous all day. My period isn’t due for a week, but if it weren’t for my period last month, I’d be absolutely convinced I was pregnant. I’m just trying to find some vitamin I might be depleted in, or a hormone that might be going crazy with the full moon? Either way, it’s all so annoying.

Love your articles.  Keep up the good work!!  

 -Stephanie in WA

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Your Vagina is a Tomato: Three Ways to Maintain Healthy Vaginal pH and Avoid Vaginitis

pH. It sounds so scientific. When I consider pH, I have nasty flashbacks from high school chemistry class, or rather, failing high school chemistry class. Beakers and flasks, right? pH is scientific, for sure, but it’s also applicable to your vaginal health. A little chemistry goes a long way when you’re dealing with chronic vaginitis- yeast and bacterial vaginosis to name a couple. A simple understanding of how body pH works can help you avoid those nasty infections before they begin. Read More Your Vagina is a Tomato: Three Ways to Maintain Healthy Vaginal pH and Avoid Vaginitis