Everybody has heard of it before – Toxic Shock Syndrome, or TSS for short. And yes, some of us even know that the illness can be caused by the wearing of tampons. Yet very few women have an exact idea of what Toxic Shock Syndrome actually is – and how you can protect yourself from it. Now we have the most important facts. Month after month, women reach for tampons. At least all of those who have not chosen an alternative like the menstrual cup. The little pamphlet that comes with the tampons is ignored by most – it’s too long and difficult to read. To be honest, most people know how to insert a tampon. However, it’s these little pamphlets that warn you, first and foremost, about Toxic Shock Syndrome.
Stories about “the first time” often center on heterosexual experiences, but what about the experiences of queer women? To mark the occasion of World Women’s Day and as part of our monthly theme “Who run the world? – Girls!” we let five queer women have their say.
It is the most exclusive sex club in the world. The New Yorker “New Society for Wellness”, or NSFW for short. It’s ridding the “sex club” of its unsavoury stigma and attracting beautiful, successful millennial, who enjoy themselves here and pay for the privilege. But what is special about the NSFW? This is what Daniel Saynt tells us in an interview.
I love having sex. Annoyingly I tend to contract a mean bladder infection a couple of days later. It’s a common phenomenon. In fact, it’s so common that it has been given its own name: honeymoon cystitis. But what exactly are the causes of the infection? And why do women suffer from it more often than men? We present the facts, answers and tips.
We’ve all heard it, whether from our own lips or those of others. Indeed, it’s an almost obligatory sentence at the end of a long relationship: “I’d like to focus on myself for a while.” But sometimes it’s more than just an excuse to be single, and the preference for spending time with oneself really does mark the beginning of an important period of self-reflection.
Threesomes (and sometimes even foursomes) can be found on many a man’s and woman’s bucket list. The ultimate must-dos might include anything from partying at Berlin’s famous Berghain and celebrating at the Oscars to spending a year lounging in Koh Pha-ngan and experiencing a sex orgy. But how does a drama-free threesome actually work? Our author Tina Molin has a few tips to help you.
Women are romantic. We love cuddling, kissing, candlelight, satin sheets – and above all else – extensive foreplay. OK. Wow. What a load of you know what. In the same way every human body is different, so are sexual preferences. Speaking for myself, I don’t get turned on at all by long rounds of foreplay. I’m a woman of action and, if you go by statistics, I am not alone in this preference. But still the relationship between women and foreplay remains a mystical topic, as if it was some high-level witchcraft. In contrast, just by taking a quick poll in the streets of New York, we found the perspectives on foreplay from both men and women to be quite different.
Business trips are not just about business encounters. Or in other words: Some (hot) negotiations are transferred to the hotel room and carried out between the sheets. This is not a cliché, as two business women who travel a lot reveal in an interview. Let’s call them Anna and Bea.