We Need To Talk About Sex During Pregnancy

Sex in the first trimester Is It Safe? As a sexologist I’m very often asked about the safety of having sex during pregnancy – well here’s the good news – doing the nasty when you’ve got a bun in the oven is not only hot, it’s perfectly safe.  If you feel well and sexy – it’s a jolly good idea…

Kick It With The Kegels: Better Orgasms With A Toned Up Pelvic Floor

So you’ve been scratching your head for months now, wondering just what the @#7*! is this ‘core’ that your hot, bouncy Pilates instructor has been enthusing about …so buckle up kids and let’s find out a little bit more about the pelvic floor! Your pelvic floor (PF) is the group of muscles that supports your spine, bladder and bowel and,…

Does Sex Hurt? When You Should Consult A Doctor

Fire In Your Loins Hopefully when we talk about the fire in our loins we are referring to the heat of our sexual fervour. But for some the flames of desire are being dampened by a burning that has nothing to do with smouldering passions. The fire in your loins can become something very different to the heat of sexual…

Post Baby Body Positivity

My babies and pregnancy changed my body forever. Physically, spiritually, and oh did I mention physically? I gained nearly 35kg in my first pregnancy. I felt enormous, I was enormous, and that was perfectly OK because it was a delightful, healthy pregnancy that produced a delightful healthy baby. But once that baby was birthed, and in my arms I was…

5 Body Positive Pages To Follow in 2016

Do you need some inspiration to fall radically in love with yourself this year? Or do you need some myth busting bad ass science to smash through the woo? These pages utterly ROCK and in this sparkly corner of the web we are happy to tell you why! The Militant Baker Jes Baker the brains behind the Militant Baker is one…

A Quick Guide To Nutritional Quackery

If you find it tough to navigate the social media smorgasbord of health trends, you certainly wouldn’t be alone. It seems every day there is a new claim “Chocolate helps you lose weight” “Chocolate helps you gain weight” “Go sugar free” “try the all sugar diet” “eat grains” “don’t eat grains” Argh! Believe it or not, it’s actually not that…

Working Out When You Can’t Get To The Gym

I’m a mum of four little boys. Sometimes getting to the gym or even getting out for a run is completely impractical. When I first started running, I’d go out at night, when my hubby got home. He has a membership to a 24 hour gym, and keeps odd hours so that works for him. Sometimes though, I’m just housebound…

Debunking Detox, Clean Eating and Juice Cleansing

Did you know that according to Eating Disorders Victoria, dieting is the single most important risk factor for developing an eating disorder. Girls who diet moderately are 5 times more likely to develop an eating disorder than those who don’t diet, and those who diet severely are 18 times more likely. Cleanse/Detox/Juicing companies Need You to Fail There are  companies…

The Skinny On Cellulite: Cellulite Facts You Need To Know

Hello glorious, sparkly being! If you’re here, I’m betting it’s because you’ve got a bit of wobble on your glorious ass, and you’re concerned about it. Here’s the thing, firstly nearly everyone has cellulite, we’re just told that it’s the bane of obesity, and that’s bollocks! Pick up nearly any beauty magazine and you will find a miracle 7 step…