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Mast Cell Diseases & Sexuality Facebook Group

Announcing a new, private, sex-positive and inclusive “Mast Cell Diseases & Sexuality” Facebook group for open conversations around mast cell diseases, sexuality, sexual health, sex education, and relationship issues.

The words "Let's Stop Calling Yeast Infections "Gross" sit on a white box on top of purple brush strokes on a light purple background. The Hedonish logo is in teal at the bottom left of the graphic

Yeast infections are so common for folks with vulvas that you’re statistically more “normal” if you have had a yeast infection than if you’ve never had one, yet nearly 70% of people with vulvas are embarrassed when they have one, and less then half would feel comfortable telling a friend.

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Social Media's War On Sex Ed - Hedonish.com

Social media is a source of information and education, especially on topics that are aren’t being taught elsewhere—like sex education.
…At least it could be if social media companies stopped restricting access to sex education and sex positive content.

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No, You Really Don't Have to Apologize: How We Teach Women to Over-Apologize and Criticize Them For Doing It

Like many women, saying “sorry” too much is something I learned growing up. It’s a problem, but telling women they “have to stop apologizing” isn’t the solution—we need to change the culture around why we teach people they have something to apologize for.

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Why Being Called a Tease is a Consent Issue - Hedonish.com

After declining an invitation back to her date’s apartment recently, my younger sister worried she would come off “as a tease.” So in true big sister fashion, I’m going to give you all the same unsolicited advice I gave my sister— there is no such thing as being a tease. My sister’s concern over being a tease still makes me worry that down the line, with this date or another, she’ll be in a situation where she doesn’t feel she had the right to say no, or feels uncomfortable saying it. Here are 5 things we all want our loved ones to know about consent.

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The Science of Flirting (and Why it's Fun) - Hedonish.com

Regardless of your motive, think about how flirting makes you feel. Flirting and being flirted with is fun. As we grow up, there are less and less avenues for playful interactions with other people, and eventually flirting is one of the few forms of play we have left. It’s also a huge boost to your self-confidence to be flirted with. Brain chemistry also plays a factor in why flirting can make you feel awesome.

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My Life as a Sex Blogger with a Chronic Illness - Hedonish.com

Being chronically ill is also one of my biggest motivators for becoming a sex blogger (my other reasons were a love of sex and obsession with sex toys!) Even before vulva pain was an issue for me, I had so many questions from problems I would run into that not even google had good answers to—and I realized that I couldn’t possibly be the only person looking for answers. I love sex, but I’m also a person living with chronic illness, and it’s had an enormous impact on my sex life—so I’m going to keep talking about it so hopefully the next time someone goes looking for answers they’ll be able to find them.

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How To Find Sex-Positive Doctors and Therapists — Hedonish.com

What are sex-positive doctors or therapists? They are medical professionals who make it a point to be well-educated about sexual health and aim to provide their patients with accurate, helpful, and non-judgmental information. They consider sex to be a healthy part of life that should be enjoyed, and they’ll be able to discuss it with you without awkwardness or being judgmental about your lifestyle, sexual practices, or preferences.

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