LISTEN up, ladies, regularly shaving your pubic hair leaves you three times more likely to get a nasty infection. In fact, so does using any hygiene product down there - think douches, feminine wash and intimate wipes. Canadian experts surveyed more than 1,400 women on their vaginal health and hygiene practices and found that intimate products do more harm than good to your lady garden. The most commonly used products included anti-itch creams, moisturisers, lubricants and feminine wipes. Researchers also looked at how waxing and shaving pubic hair, especially when shaving foam is involved, affected women's health. "Participants who reported use of any vaginal/genital health and hygiene product(s) had approximately three times higher odds of reporting any adverse health condition," the report, published in the journal BMC Women's Health, said. Think nasty infections like chlamydia, gonorrhoea and herpes. Some 80 per cent of women surveyed reported having experienced adverse … [Read more...] about Shaving down below means you’re ‘THREE TIMES more likely to get an STI’
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A WOMAN has ranted online because her mum repeatedly tells her that her sister is "much prettier" than her. Taking to parenting forum Mumsnet, the woman revealed how her mother had been going on about her sister being more attractive than her for her whole life. She wrote: "I know ibu [i'm being unreasonable], and probably immature but it's finally at age 42 really got to me. "Tonight my sister has posted a pic of her and her partner and sons on FB [Facebook] and my mother has once again gone over the top with comments about how beautiful she is. "Fwiw [for what it's worth] she never has made any comments about my looks, either to my face or in FB. "For context me and my sister get on great, no rivalry or anything. "There is no bad feelings between any of us and I get on well enough with my mum.... "Maybe I'm just getting older and more insecure about my looks? Maybe she's making me feel not good enough? It's really starting to sting." Needless to say, many others were quick to air … [Read more...] about Woman left raging because her mum says that her sister is ‘prettier’ than her
WITH Easter upon us, thoughts turn to chocolate eggs, hot cross buns and tales of the Easter bunny. To mark the Christian festival, revellers are already stocking up on sweet treats and arranging Easter egg hunts. But what is the history of the tradition and why are bunnies and eggs so symbolic? Here's the story... Why do we buy Easter eggs? During the Christian calendar event, it’s become customary to buy chocolate eggs. The sweet treats have a hollow centre, which has become a symbol of Jesus’ empty tomb. According to the Bible, the Son of God’s body was laid out in the tomb after crucifixion. The scriptures state that when the stone covering the entrance was moved, the corpse was nowhere to be found and onlookers discovered that Jesus had risen. This is another reason why eggs are a common part of the religious ritual, as they're a sign of rebirth. Why do we have the Easter bunny? Bunnies are nowhere to be found in the Biblical scriptures, but this … [Read more...] about Why do we celebrate Easter and why do we have Easter eggs and the Easter Bunny?
THE long Easter weekend is upon us and many will be looking forwards to having a few drinks in celebration. But when exactly are the pubs open over the Easter weekend and do they need to close early? Are opening times different for pubs over the Easter weekend? Well, there’s good news, and there’s bad news. Pub lovers will be happy to hear that the majority of UK pubs don’t have to close at any specific time, but if you're worried double check with your favourite boozer. Under the Licensing Act 2003, pubs are able to choose the hours they wish to work – but councils need to approve them. If they want, pubs can apply to stay open for longer than their usual opening hours, but this isn’t always approved. MOST READ IN FABULOUSNAKED TRUTH Is it safe and hygienic to remove your pubic hair and should you shave it off? NAME GAME Royal baby will have an impressive title... but will still be born a commoner MYSTIC MEG March 30 - here's what the stars have in store … [Read more...] about When do pubs open on Good Friday and are they serving over the Easter weekend and bank holiday Monday?
A MUM has hit back at strangers who suggested she was “too old” to breastfeed. Stefania Giraldi, 44, overheard two strangers who were suggesting that 40-something mothers like her shouldn't breastfeed because of their age. Stefania then took to the Facebook page of her blog, Mama's Word, to reveal how she responded. The mum-of-two, who gave birth for the first time at 37, wrote: “Just when I thought I heard it all about breastfeeding! “I thought NO comments could ever SHOCK me anymore on the topic. “And yet someone managed to do just that, SHOCK me with some uneducated opinion about a breastfeeding mother. “I was at a doctor's appointment when I overheard this conversation between the two ladies sitting next to me... “I am sure you are all familiar with the ‘too old to breastfeed’ remark, BUT have you ever heard it in relation to the MOTHER? “That's right, these two ladies were going on about how a woman they knew, who is 42 … [Read more...] about Mum, 44, hits back after strangers say she is ‘too old’ to breastfeed her three-year-old