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Oral Health is Health

Oral Health is Health Because of some terrifying childhood experiences, I’ve since been afraid of the dentist. Add my generalized anxiety on top of that and every cleaning becomes An Event. When my hygienist begins The Scraping of the Teeth, my entire body tenses. In all seriousness, I have to consciously untense every single muscle… Continue reading Oral Health is Health

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How to Identify an Abusive Relationship

Abuse occurs in many different types of relationships. Not just those spousal abuse cases, but the everyday friend/loved one abuse as well. It is not okay to ever feel belittled or out of place, especially by those who claim to love you. Those hidden door actions that no one ever speaks up against, especially when we… Continue reading How to Identify an Abusive Relationship

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Battling the Razor: A Fight for Women’s Natural Beauty

Female body hair and its removal are currently controversial topics. According to the Woman's Museum of California, "Some of the first razors, made of copper, were used in Egypt and India around 3000 BCE. Egyptian women removed their head hair and considered pubic hair uncivilized. Upper-class Roman women of the sixth century BCE used tweezers,… Continue reading Battling the Razor: A Fight for Women’s Natural Beauty

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We’re Missing Conversations That Need To Happen – How LOLA Is Beginning That Trend.

When I first got my period, my mom told everyone. That’s normal, right? Even if that is normal, it didn't stop me from feeling weird or gross as people looked at me like I was “finally a woman.” I was just a kid who didn’t even understand the truth about sex yet. When I got… Continue reading We’re Missing Conversations That Need To Happen – How LOLA Is Beginning That Trend.

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New York Finally Able to Provide for Those Entering the Mensuration Station

In this ever growing world, positivity reverberates and great strides towards equality are being made in the United States of America. Most recently, on April 2nd, New York has become the third state to provide free menstrual products to schools from grades 6 through 12. This is amazing because every girl has had the unfortunate… Continue reading New York Finally Able to Provide for Those Entering the Mensuration Station

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The Truth About Nocturnal Emissions

A wet dream is usually the punch line in many stories of male puberty, but what does it really mean? A nocturnal emission is defined as "an involuntary discharge of semen during sleep often accompanied by an erotic dream." This definition is slightly incorrect because it immediately dismisses the ability of a female emission. Not… Continue reading The Truth About Nocturnal Emissions

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Body Positivity in the Face of Self Improvement

During my journey of self discovery I realized something crucial. I am not sure why it took me years to come to this conclusion, but I am glad that I finally did. I have been struggling with body positivity my whole life- never truly accepting who I am and what I looked like. I welcomed… Continue reading Body Positivity in the Face of Self Improvement