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Does the vagina snap back?

Female Body
Does the vagina really snap back after childbirth? Doctors are always quick to reassure you that it does indeed go back to how it was originally - or close, at least!

Happy International Day of The Girl Child!

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Who run the world? Girls! Happy International Day of the Girl Child!

We are pro-life – but only when we are ready for kids

Female Body
I don’t think I’ve met a Nigerian who doesn’t frown upon abortion. But we don't applaud the women who choose to be single mothers either. Either way, the girls are seen as wayward.

Gender norms: silent relationship killers

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It’s a different world we’re living in. Women are no longer expected to be superhumans who take care of every task and person in their home while holding down a job.

Dear clitoris: you're gone and I'll never see you again

Female Body
‘Why did they cut you when you didn’t pose a threat to anyone? Why did they deny me sexual pleasure by getting rid of you?’

FGM/C and orgasm

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I understand that a vagina that has undergone female genital cutting has low arousal, or rather it takes more time to orgasm and a man cannot enjoy it.

Breasts: top five facts

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Small or big, round, or pear-shaped: breasts come in all shapes and sizes. They do more than just provide milk for babies.

Want to feel sexy? Try this!

Female Body
Believing that others find you sexy can be a major turn-on, especially for women, recent research shows. That’s true whether or not you believe it yourself.