The Course of Love by Alain De Botton

Anything by Alain De Botton. The man could write a shopping list and I’d read it. Start with The Course of Love. Compulsory reading for anybody wanting to stay in love and trying to understand sex. Currently working my way through Self-knowledge published by The School of Life. I have a bit of a crush on… Read more »

When periods are a REAL pain

Painful periods are a common experience for girls and women around the world – however, that doesn’t mean that we just have to ‘put up with it’. Mild period pain that lasts for 2-3 days and settles with simple measures such as ibuprofen, paracetamol and a hot pack on your tummy is normal… ..Annoying, but… Read more »

No way, baby! Contraceptive needs in the perimenopause

A woman’s contraceptive choices and needs change over her lifetime. While a woman’s fertility declines significantly after 40 years of age, reliable and safe contraception is still an important health issue. An unplanned pregnancy at mid-life is a challenge that most of us would prefer to avoid – with one in four women who experience… Read more »

Are my hormones to blame for that annoying weight gain?

Hormones and weight gain through the perimenopause and menopause is a common concern for women. The average weight gain is 2-5kg over 5 years – enough for you to notice a difference in clothes size. Hormones and Weight Gain And aside from the inconvenience of having to buy new clothes, weight gained in the perimenopause… Read more »

Not everything that itches is Thrush

There is a tendency to associate any itch in the vagina and vulval region with ‘thrush’. But what is thrush and what else could cause an itch down there? What is Thrush An overgrowth of Candida albicans or ‘thrush’ though is the most common, with at least 75% of women experiencing at least one episode of thrush in… Read more »