Marie Stopes South Africa

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  • Anal sex tips for your first time

    Here’s the very first thing you need to know about anal sex: it’s is not the kind of thing you want to rush into. Anal sex, without the proper preparation, can be painful, risky and unpleasant. However, if you know what to expect and you prepare yourself properly, you may actually enjoy it – after… Read More The post Anal sex tips for your first time appeared first on Marie Stope South Africa.

Marie Stopes South Africa

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Generated 1 week ago

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  • Period myths: 6 menstrual myths to stop believing right now

    If you’ve ever had a question about your period but have been too shy to ask, this article is for you. Remember: at Marie Stopes, nothing is embarrassing, off-limits or weird, so let’s dive in! Period myth #1: You’re “supposed to” get your period by a certain age Some girls start menstruating at 10 or… Read More The post Period myths: 6 menstrual myths to stop believing right now appeared first ...

Marie Stopes South Africa

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  • Urinary tract infections: 9 things you can do to prevent UTIs

    Ever sat down on the toilet and felt a searing, burning pain when you tried to urinate? It may also have felt like you couldn’t properly empty your bladder – hardly surprising when it feels like you’re pushing razor blades out of your urethra! What you experienced was a urinary tract infection (UTI), and some… Read More The post Urinary tract infections: 9 things you can do to prevent UTIs appea...

Marie Stopes South Africa

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  • #MTVShugaDS looks at Sexual Assualt: 5 Ways to Support A Rape Victim

    Last week we saw a heavy end to episode 5 of #MTVShugaDS- Sol raping Tsholo. This is a reality that many South Africans face, the Police crime statistics released in September 2015 state that in 2014/2015 there were a total of 53 617 sexual offences reported to the South African Police Services which translates to… Read More The post #MTVShugaDS looks at Sexual Assualt: 5 Ways to Support A Rape ...

Marie Stopes South Africa

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  • Zamo Emergency IUD

    Earlier in the season we see Bongi get an IUD after Aunt Nomalanga gives her and DJ Coalstove advice on safe sex. This week we see Zamo deal with an unprotected sex incident and again we hear about this IUD. You may already know that the intrauterine device (IUD) is a form of long-term, reversible… Read More The post Zamo Emergency IUD appeared first on Marie Stope South Africa.

Marie Stopes South Africa

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Generated 3 weeks ago

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  • Vagina talk: how to keep your vagina healthy & clean

    Let’s be honest, ladies: we all get a little self-conscious about our vaginas and whether they’re as clean, healthy and fresh as they could be. But despite how many of us think about it, we hardly ever talk about it out loud. Well, that’s about to change. This article is all about vagina talk! We’ve… Read More The post Vagina talk: how to keep your vagina healthy & clean appeared first on Marie ...

Marie Stopes South Africa

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Generated 3 weeks ago

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  • Period problems: 6 reasons for missed or irregular periods

    Have you noticed that your periods are irregular or that you miss them altogether – even though you’re not pregnant? This happens to a lot of women, for a variety of reasons. Here are six reasons why it may be happening to you, and when you should visit your doctor or gynae. Reasons you experience… Read More The post Period problems: 6 reasons for missed or irregular periods appeared first on Ma...

Marie Stopes South Africa

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  • Myths about oral sex: 4 facts that will shock you

    For many couples, oral sex is a fun and important part of physical intimacy. But there are still loads of myths surrounding this type of sexual activity – maybe you even believe some of them. Here we’re calling out these dodgy “alternative facts” and setting the record straight with real facts – AKA, the truth!… Read More The post Myths about oral sex: 4 facts that will shock you appeared first ...

Marie Stopes South Africa

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  • Was Khensani naïve for thinking she couldn’t get pregnant?

    Hearing Khensani say to Tsholo “I’m only 15, I can’t be pregnant” makes us think of all the old wives’ tales we hear about fertility and pregnancy. Below we debunk these and other common pregnancy myths. #1: Can someone be too young to get pregnant? No. Once a woman is ovulating, she can become pregnant.… Read More The post Was Khensani naïve for thinking she couldn’t get pregnant? appeared firs...

Marie Stopes South Africa

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  • 5 Easy ways to get healthy (and stay healthy) in 2017 and beyond

    Have you been telling yourself year after year that this is the year you’ll get healthy, only to see your resolutions fail by February? If so, you’re not alone. But don’t despair: the reason for this often lies in setting unrealistic goals that are impossible to maintain. You don’t have to change your entire life… Read More The post 5 Easy ways to get healthy (and stay healthy) in 2017 and beyon...

Marie Stopes South Africa

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  • HPV and Cervical Cancer: The Importance Of Pap Smears

    The topic of pap smears, HPV and cervical cancer is relevant to any woman who is 21 or older, so if that’s you – or your partner, friends, siblings or the women in your community – listen up and help spread the word. Cervical cancer is one of the most common and deadliest forms of… Read More The post HPV and Cervical Cancer: The Importance Of Pap Smears appeared first on Marie Stope South Africa...

Marie Stopes South Africa

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • MTV Shuga: Sex Tips For Your First Time

    First time sex is fun and unforgettable. It can also be strange and awkward, so think about the kind of person you want to share the experience with. Having a caring, considerate and sensitive partner who respects your wishes – and being the same kind of partner in return – is key to creating a… Read More The post MTV Shuga: Sex Tips For Your First Time appeared first on Marie Stope South Africa...

Marie Stopes South Africa

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  • Pregnancy and STIs: How can STIs affect my pregnancy?

    Pregnancy does not protect you from sexually transmitted infections (STIs). In fact, they can cause serious complications for you and your unborn child if left untreated. Here are some of the most common questions we receive about pregnancy and STIs. Brush up on your knowledge to give yourself and your baby the healthiest possible pregnancy.… Read More The post Pregnancy and STIs: How can STIs a...

Marie Stopes South Africa

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • TB Awareness Month: 10 facts about tuberculosis

    With March being TB Awareness Month, it’s the ideal time to learn about this contagious but treatable, curable and preventable disease. 10 facts about TB 1. Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial infection that usually affects the lungs It can however also affect other parts of the body, like the brain, kidneys and spine, causing serious… Read More The post TB Awareness Month: 10 facts about tuberculo...

Marie Stopes South Africa

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • MTV Shuga’s Zamo on The battle for likes

    Let’s be honest, many of us can’t even conceive of a world without smartphones and the reason for this- social media! Social media is great and many of us benefit from using it. We get to connect with people we wouldn’t have otherwise, and we learn and get exposed to more of our world than… Read More The post MTV Shuga’s Zamo on The battle for likes appeared first on Marie Stope South Africa.

Marie Stopes South Africa

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  • Online dating safety: 5 tips for using Tinder, Grindr & more

    Not only is it easier than ever to meet people online, but these days it’s normal and socially acceptable too. This can be a good and bad thing: good, because many young professionals simply don’t have time to get out there and meet people. And bad because of catfishing: when people pretend to be someone… Read More The post Online dating safety: 5 tips for using Tinder, Grindr & more appeared fi...

Marie Stopes South Africa

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • The Secret life of an Abortion Provider

    When we first meet Sister Williams*, her hands are adorned with a Manual Vacuum Aspirator in one and a pair of forceps in the other. The room is warm, with an industrial fan drowning the moans of her patient. She is in the process of completing her second abortion for the day, with four more… Read More The post The Secret life of an Abortion Provider appeared first on Marie Stope South Africa.

Marie Stopes South Africa

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • Sex and protection: How to talk to your partner about condoms & STIs

    You probably already know that when it comes to having sex, you should be using protection every time. But you might not know the golden rule about protection: if you aren’t comfortable enough talking condoms, STIs and sex risks with your partner, you shouldn’t be having sex with them in the first place. But I… Read More The post Sex and protection: How to talk to your partner about condoms & ST...

Marie Stopes South Africa

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • MTV Shuga’s Reggie challenging gender stereotypes

    We absolutely love how Shuga wastes no time- episode 1 and the show is already addressing the gender stereotypes in society. We are introduced to Reggie, a gifted graffiti artist, who seems to have a strained relationship with his father. Reggie raises the issue of the gender roles that society imposes on us. Let’s pause… Read More The post MTV Shuga’s Reggie challenging gender stereotypes appea...

  • Have you heard? MTV Shuga is coming to town!

    “MTV Shuga” is a long-running drama series and multimedia campaign that follows the lives of young people on the African continent. Over four series, the drama has crossed the continent from Kenya to Nigeria and touched on numerous plotlines relating to HIV and safe sex including HIV testing, stigma, living with HIV, mother to child… Read More The post Have you heard? MTV Shuga is coming to town...

  • Losing your virginity: Sex tips for your first time

    Virginity is different things to different people. For you, it might be about sharing your first sexual experience with someone you care about. It may be about ‘getting it over with’, or maybe it’s not a big deal to you. Losing your virginity may also mean penis-in-vagina sex, or it may mean any type of… Read More The post Losing your virginity: Sex tips for your first time appeared first on Mar...

  • Unplanned pregnancy: Am I pregnant? Symptoms to look out for

    A significant percentage of women fall pregnant by mistake, so if you’re worried that you may be facing an unplanned pregnancy, you’re not alone. Even those who take precautions, like using birth control or condoms, are not completely safe from a slip-up. Condoms can break, and birth control may be rendered ineffective by medication or… Read More The post Unplanned pregnancy: Am I pregnant? Symp...

Marie Stopes South Africa

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  • Morning after pill: 6 things you need to know right now

    Accidents happen, but that doesn’t mean they have to affect the rest of your life. Whether the condom broke or you forgot to take your birth control, the morning after pill can help prevent unplanned pregnancy when taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex. Here are six important things you need to know about this… Read More The post Morning after pill: 6 things you need to know right now appeare...

  • Healthy vagina must-haves: How many of these 9 things do you do?

    A healthy vagina is critical to your overall wellness, plus it will give you the confidence to enjoy your sex life to its fullest. Here are 9 things you can do to keep your vagina in its best possible health. Checklist for a healthy vagina 1. Use condoms We know condoms protect against nasty STIs,… Read More The post Healthy vagina must-haves: How many of these 9 things do you do? appeared first...

Marie Stopes South Africa

Category: Content
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Generated 2 months ago

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  • Switching birth control: 6 reasons it might be a good idea

    Roughly 25% of women fall pregnant accidentally while they’re on birth control. Why? Because they’re either not happy with the method they’re using (and therefore not fully committed to using it properly), or their contraception doesn’t match their lifestyle. If you and your current method aren’t vibing, it’s a good idea to consider switching birth… Read More The post Switching birth control: 6 ...

  • 7 Things it’s totally okay to ask your gynaecologist

    There’s been a question on your mind for ages and you’ve finally worked up the courage to ask your gynaecologist… or have you? If you’ve ever left your doctor’s office with a nagging question still on your mind, you’re not alone. But it might help you to know that if it bothers you, your gynae… Read More The post 7 Things it’s totally okay to ask your gynaecologist appeared first on Marie Stope ...

Marie Stopes South Africa

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Generated 2 months ago

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  • Abortion side effects: 4 signs that you should see a doctor

    If you or someone you know has recently had an abortion or is considering it, be on the look-out for these symptoms after the procedure. If you experience any of these side effects, you must get to your doctor or clinic ASAP. Try to return to the place you had the procedure (if it was… Read More The post Abortion side effects: 4 signs that you should see a doctor appeared first on Marie Stope So...

  • 5 Things women should always do after sex

    Mmm, in that delicious afterglow of great sex, all you want to do is lie back and enjoy those blissful post-coital moments. But if you’re a woman, this could be bad for your health. Come again? Yup, that’s right – after a round (or three) of vigorous sexual activity, you’re actually more prone to infections.… Read More The post 5 Things women should always do after sex appeared first on Marie St...

Marie Stopes South Africa

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Generated 2 months ago

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  • IUD: 7 reasons we love Mirena & the copper IUD | IUD birth control

    If you’re still searching the right birth control or you’re not satisfied with the one you’re on, Mirena or the copper IUD might be right for you. Long-acting and around 99% effective, the IUD is the contraceptive option of choice for a significant portion of South African women. Here are the top seven reasons why… Read More The post IUD: 7 reasons we love Mirena & the copper IUD | IUD birth con...

Marie Stopes South Africa

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Generated 2 months ago

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  • Clitoris size: does it really matter? We unveil the truth here

    We know guys constantly think about penis size. They compare with their friends and famous celebs, and fret about whether they’re ‘big enough’. Anyone who knows enough about sex and is willing to put in the effort required to have an exciting, fulfilling sex life knows that penis size doesn’t really matter; it’s what you… Read More The post Clitoris size: does it really matter? We unveil the tru...

  • Facts about contraception: 10 things to know about birth control

    Think you know everything there is to know about birth control? Here are 10 facts that may surprise you. 10 surprising facts about birth control options 1. The pill can do more than protect against unplanned pregnancy. It can also provide relief for women who suffer from conditions like polycystic ovarian syndrome or endometriosis. It… Read More The post Facts about contraception: 10 things to k...

  • Physical side effects after abortion: What you could expect

    As with every other aspect of a woman’s body, the physical side effects after an abortion differ from woman to woman. Think of it this way: you may have one friend who loves being on the pill and suffers no ill effects, and another who experience a whole range of unpleasant symptoms and downright hates… Read More The post Physical side effects after abortion: What you could expect appeared first...

  • Ways to have better sex: 10 tips for achieving your best orgasm yet

    Good sex is great, but great sex is mindblowing! Make 2017 your hottest year yet with these top tips for better sex. 10 hot ways to have better sex in 2017 1. Stop having sex with lazy or unenthusiastic partners As with the tango, it takes two. So if your partner isn’t totally into it,… Read More The post Ways to have better sex: 10 tips for achieving your best orgasm yet appeared first on Marie...

  • Types of birth control: The 9 types you didn’t know about

    When it comes to contraceptives, there are a handful of common ones that most people rely on, like the pill and the condom. But there are in fact many other types of birth control to choose from, some of which may be better suited to you and your lifestyle than others. 9 types of birth… Read More The post Types of birth control: The 9 types you didn’t know about appeared first on Marie Stope Sou...

  • Medical termination of pregnancy: Your top 7 FAQs answered

    Perhaps you’re considering having an abortion or maybe someone you care about is contemplating it. Either way, this procedure – the deliberate termination of a pregnancy – comes with a lot of questions. Here, we’re answering some of the most common questions we receive to help clear up any confusion. 1.What’s the difference between a… Read More The post Medical termination of pregnancy: Your top...

  • Signs he is using you: 12 ways to tell he’s only interested in sex

    So you’ve been hanging out with this guy for a while, but you have this weird nagging feeling in your gut. Like, why does he freak out if you leave so much as a hair clip at his place? And what’s up with the fact that he’s never introduced you to his friends? Sorry to… Read More The post Signs he is using you: 12 ways to tell he’s only interested in sex appeared first on Marie Stope South Africa...

  • Illegal Abortion: Facts That Will Shock South Africans

    Here’s a fact about abortions that will blow your mind: the incidence of abortions is not related to abortion legality. In other words, in countries where abortion is illegal, the number of terminations doesn’t decrease. Banning the procedure merely drives women to take dangerous steps to end their pregnancies. However, there is a strong correlation… Read More The post Illegal Abortion: Facts Th...

  • World AIDS Day: 6 Of The Most Important Things It’s Achieved

    You might be thinking that there’s so much information out there about HIV and AIDS, that surely everyone must know the facts by now. Well, not exactly. While it might seem like you’re constantly bombarded by messaging around this incurable STI, the fact is that millions of people remain uneducated. Even more shocking: infection rates… Read More The post World AIDS Day: 6 Of The Most Important T...

  • 16 Days of Activism: Why It Works And How it can help you

    Every year between 25 November and 10 December, the world commemorates 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence. And every year, we hear the same response: ‘But how can 16 days be enough to make a difference?’ We agree that gender-based violence is something that should be top of mind every day of the year.… Read More The post 16 Days of Activism: Why It Works And How it can help you appeared...

Marie Stopes South Africa

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Generated 7 months ago

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  • ichoose when

    We hope this info will help you take control…of when and if to have a baby. You can fall pregnant from having sex just once with no contraception, if it happens during the womans fertile time – and remember, sperm can live in a woman’s body for up to 5 days. Take control and prevent… Read More The post ichoose when appeared first on Marie Stope South Africa.

  • 5 Myths About STDs, Debunked! Truth About STD Symptoms, Herpes & Syphilis

    You may have heard a lot about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), but how much of what you’ve been told is fact – and how much fiction? Let’s start with the basics: what is an STD? An STD is a sexually transmitted disease, and maybe you know that you can contract one by having sex with… Read More The post 5 Myths About STDs, Debunked! Truth About STD Symptoms, Herpes & Syphilis appeared first...

Marie Stopes South Africa

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 7 months ago

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  • Balance to Live a Healthier Life: Workout and Sex

    We all know that exercise is beneficial. After all, we constantly hear about the life-changing impact a few minutes of intentional activity can have on our health.Experts for years have been touting how daily workouts can reduce our risks of obesity, depression, heart disease, diabetes, poor circulation, and more. While nobody doubts these positive side… Read More The post Balance to Live a Heal...

  • Pap Smear, Oh Yeah! The Quick Health Check Keeping You Cervical Cancer-Free

    We know, we know, you’ve heard it before – pap smears are important; pap smears are great. So why are we banging on about it again? Because September is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, and as you know, we feel strongly about helping our readers stay physically and sexually healthy. We’re going to keep driving the… Read More The post Pap Smear, Oh Yeah! The Quick Health Check Keeping You Cervica...

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