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Health Sexual Health

Do you remember how awkward your first talk about sex and puberty was? Maybe it came in the form of your parents explaining the birds and the bees, or maybe it was during health class when your teacher tried to demystify the changes going on in your body. No matter how hard you tried to play it cool, it was probably borderline traumatizing. Unfortunately, talks like these don’t get any easier, just more intimate (read: not in a room full of giggling middle schoolers), especially when you start visiting a gynecologist. No matter how comfortable you might be talking to your friends about your...
Health classes usually do a good job of warning students about the dangers of sexually transmitted diseases. And while you may not remember every single detail, it’s so important that you know how to protect yourself. Considering that STDs are, by definition,  “sexually transmitted,” it’s no surprise that unprotected sexual intercourse is the most common way to contract an STD. But what you might not know is that it’s still possible to contract an STD even if you have never had sex or are not currently sexually active. We’ve got the low down on the more obscure ways that you could get an STD...
The cramps, the headaches and the irritability are just a few of the reasons that make “that time of the month” the worst seven consecutive days of any girl’s life. We women were cursed (cursed, we tell you!) with the burden of bleeding, and the PMS that comes beforehand isn’t any easier or less annoying. Because we at Her Campus are all about female solidarity and shared experience, we know that PMSing is the worst, and we want the whole world to know, too. Here's what it's like to deal with the dreaded PMS. 1. Your abdomen feels like tiny trolls with jackhammers are taking a crack at your...