What we call things matters. Our naming process, whether conscious or unconscious, comes to define how we think and experience ourselves and the world. For too long, reproductive health has been designated with terms like “feminine hygiene” and “family planning”. Not only is this language exclusive, but it is lacking in accuracy.
It’s not often that a reputable company gets savagely attacked in the media for a product that has helped thousands of people, but that’s what happened this week when Dr. Jen Gunter assaulted our Good Clean Love BiopHresh™ Vaginal Suppositories in her The Vagenda blog
Somewhere along the line in my pursuit of helping women have more sexual satisfaction and pleasure, I began to understand that the triad of sexual dysfunction issues that millions of women struggle with – vaginal dryness, lack of libido, and painful sex – are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to vaginal health.
November is Bladder Health Month, and we are honored to be partnering with Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network. This week, we learned about how this little-known cancer is detected and treated, as well as the unique risks for women diagnosed with bladder cancer. Read our Q&A with Stephanie Chisolm, PhD, Director of Education and Research at BCAN.
You may have seen it in anti-aging serums, daily cleansers, or even as a supplement. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is one of the trendiest ingredients on drugstore shelves today. And some of the most exciting developments in hyaluronic acid are the revolutionary ways HA locks in moisture in the vagina – something we took note of several years ago and used in product development of our new vaginal gel BioNourish™.
For many women, the thought of cleansing and “freshening up” often occurs before sex. But, it is important to practice strong hygiene after intimacy as well. Always pee after having sex. This will really be helpful for women who struggle with urinary tract infections (UTIs). But, even if you are not prone to UTIs, it’s a good idea to pee after you have sex - even if you don’t necessarily feel like you have to.
Fall is here! The leaves are falling, pumpkins are out for carving, and - wait… their seeds could help balance your hormones? Surprisingly, yes! Since starting my role at Good Clean Love, I have learned so much about my own body and the ways everyday items like food can play a role in our vaginal health. Many of us may not think about our vaginal health often (I know I didn’t used to), but I now understand how much our vaginal health impacts our overall well-being.
Personal lubricants come in a variety of options, from silicone-based and oil-based, to water-based, and hybrids of any and all of these. But depending on their chemical makeup, lubricants can also have varying levels of what scientists call osmolality.
Someone asked me not long ago when I first remembered experiencing vaginal discomfort. After some reflection, I was flooded with memories of recurrent vaginal yeast infections and general feelings of ongoing discomfort in my early adolescence. I was probably only 16 years old when I was first diagnosed with what was then known as gardnerella vaginitis, and is now referred to as bacterial vaginosis (BV).