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"Cycle Syncing" Your Workouts Can Decrease PMS Symptoms and Period Pain

"Cycle Syncing" Your Workouts Can Decrease PMS Symptoms and Period Pain

Having to deal with your period is a literal pain—there’s no doubt about that. Cramps, PMS, and hormonal acne are no fun, but not every period has to involve heating pads, ibuprofen, and junk food galore. Cycle-syncing your workouts around the different stages of your period might actually help decrease the pain and increase optimal fitness results. After I started doing specific exercises based on the various stages of my menstrual cycle, I began each menstrual phase with less pain and discomfort. I’ve learned to listen to my body when I need to rest and recharge, or when it’s time...

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No, You Shouldn't Skip Foreplay—Here Are 10 Ideas You and Your Partner Can Try Tonight

No, You Shouldn't Skip Foreplay—Here Are 10 Ideas You and Your Partner Can Try Tonight

When it comes to making sex as wonderful as it can possibly be—or even if you’re withstanding from sex but still want to do everything leading up to it—foreplay is a must. As a refresher, foreplay can be both physical and emotional and, regardless of the form, it centers around intimacy.   “The purpose is to increase the excitement, to get you in the mood, and get your ‘juices flowing’ in anticipation of sex,” says board-certified OB/GYN Dr. Karen Patrusky.   Click here to read the rest of the article on hellogiggles.com

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Female Sexual Dysfunctions: Symptoms, Treatments, and Sexual Health

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Sex should feel good. When it doesn’t, or when sex is unappealing or unsatisfactory, we tend to go down a shame spiral and shy away from sex out of embarrassment or fear. Suffering in silence only intensifies feelings of isolation, but female sexual dysfunction is something many women deal with. Dr. Patrusky prefaces this statistic by saying these numbers might be underreported because many are hesitant to admit to or discuss this personal frustration. The fact of the matter is, our bodies are working machines operating under a series of systems that can be disrupted by any number of causes....

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Short Term Sex V. Long Term Love

Short Term Sex V. Long Term Love

The pandemic is not over but we are learning how to live with it, putting it in the background not the foreground, as part of the new normal. Life without physicality and intimacy is inhumane. Perhaps the pandemic can offer a unique opportunity to enhance a connection and elevate it to a more meaningful level.  An exclusive partner is always best and that is because the lower your number of close contacts, the lower your risk of exposure to a communicable disease.  So in this novel time of challenge, recognize it as an opportunity to slow down and let the...

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Sex, Love & Covid. Answers to your most personal questions during the Covid-19 Era.

Sex, Love & Covid. Answers to your most personal questions during the Covid-19 Era.

QUESTION: I am so anxious to be intimate during this time, is there anything that I can do?                               ANSWER FROM DR. PATRUSKY: 6 feet of social distance can certainly make traditional sex impossible.  But feeling anxious is okay and there are lots of ways to have fun until your stress level is reduced-masturbation, phone sex and use of toys and lubricant can be an alternate way to get your sexy on!                                      ...

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