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3 Reasons to Be Shameless About Your Sexual Health

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From a young age, women are taught to feel shame for (gasp) being sexually active – and that feeling carries over to sexual health as well, potentially affecting our sexual and reproductive health. But when you avoid the doctor, a lot of crucial aspects pertaining to sexual health aren’t checked in on: dryness, sexually transmitted diseases, medical history and so on. Also significant is the lack of discussion about birth control, and especially emergency contraception.

It makes you curious – what are women doing when their birth control methods fail or they have unprotected sex? Education is empowerment. We need to raise greater awareness and erase the stigma around every available option, including emergency contraception, to be more confident about our bodies.

For over 40 years, Vagisil has been the brand women trust for solutions to the vaginal health issues that affect them most, so we’ve partnered up with this girl-boss team to make sure women always feel empowered. In the case of emergency contraception, we hope women can be prepared, not panicked. But, being shameless about emergency contraception and being informed go hand-in-hand, so we’re here to give you the info you need to empower yourself.

1. 1-in-2 women may need to use emergency contraception.

Yep, you read that right. Half of all women may need to prepare for the possibility of an unexpected pregnancy at some point in their lives. If that’s the case, why aren’t we talking about emergency contraceptive left and right?

Knowing this statistic, Vagisil launched Preventeza, a one tablet, one dose emergency contraceptive that prevents pregnancy before it starts. It uses the same ingredient as many birth control pills, just at a higher dose. You should use as directed within 72 hours of unprotected sex or birth control failure to help prevent pregnancy before it starts.

2. There’s no shame in what you’ve got.

Vaginal health is normal, it’s natural – and you have every right to take care of your body, without shame. If we can’t talk about vaginal health, we can’t take care of it. Ladies, it’s 2018, so wear your vagina proudly, please.

3. Being prepared is powerful. 

Sex shouldn’t be taboo, and neither should preparing you or your friends for that moment when you think there’s a chance you could get pregnant after unprotected sex or birth control failure. TBH, we’ve been there, and you’re not alone. That’s why we ladies need to stick together. Luckily, when you buy Preventeza (available at Preventeza.com) you’ll get a second one free to keep for yourself or give to a friend. This is a community of women inspiring women, and it’s totally health goals.



Ready to join this shameless conversation? Show your solidarity with women being in control of their reproductive health by using #WeAre1in2 on social media! And don’t forget to learn more about Preventeza™ and emergency contraception, so that you can feel empowered to take control.

Gina was formerly the Beauty & Culture Editor at Her Campus, where she oversaw content and strategy for the site's key verticals. She was also the person behind @HerCampusBeauty, and all those other glowy selfies you faved. She got her start in digital media as a Campus Correspondent at HC Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where she graduated in 2017 with degrees in English and Theater. Now, Gina is an LA-based writer and editor, and you can regularly find her wearing a face mask in bed and scrolling through TikTok.