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Podcast Episode 23 Post Partum Fitness & Body Positivity

Post Partum Fitness is BIG business. In this episode we chat about returning to exercise after birth, what a diastasis is, prolapse, incontinence and the good, the bad and the ugly of post partum body image.

We chat about how important it is for women to get back into the sports and exercises that they enjoy, and the benefits of movement for mental health.

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Podcast Episode 22: What I Wish I Learned in Sex Ed

Was your sex education in high school sadly lacking? Mine was.

We weren’t taught about consent, we weren’t taught about sex positivity, or pleasure.

We spent a great deal of time inflating condoms and watching hideous slides of STIs.

In this episode I chat about all of the things I WISH I was taught in sex education.

Wouldn’t it be great if we raised a generation of young adults who understood safety, respect and consent? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if people understood that sex was meant to be pleasurable?!

 

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Podcast Episode 21: Women in the Weight Room

 

In this episode, I chat about how we’ve relegated women to the cardio section of the gym and encouraged them to use tiny weights, with the promise it will make them look like fitness models.

This is SUCH a bug bear of mine, women DESERVE to be strong, we DESERVE to feel amazing and independent, and we’re simply not going to manage that with 2kg dumbbells.

You’re welcome in the weight room! And you will BENEFIT from being there.

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The health benefits of orgasm
Orgasms, Your Body

The Health Benefits of Orgasms

Hey girl. Are you eating right, werking it out at the gym and taking good care of your body? High-fives for you! But there is one more thing you can do to improve your health…

An orgasm a day (or two, who’s counting?) may not be entirely enough to keep the doctor away, but it does offer some fantastic health benefits. Plus, you know – orgasms are pretty rad, so who doesn’t want more of them?

#AllTheOrgasms Can…

Help Relieve Stress

This one is pretty well known, and for good reason. When you orgasm, your brain releases oxytocin – the pleasure hormone – which relieves tension and stimulates feelings of warmth and relaxation.

Protect You From the Common Cold

Regular sex has been linked to the production of higher levels of antibody immunoglobin A, which boosts and immune system.

Help You Sleep

Finding it tricky to turn your brain off at night? Researchers suggest the release of neurochemicals like endorphins can have a sedative effect, so if you’re struggling with insomnia, an orgasm may help you catch some much-needed Zs.

Alleviate Pain

If you have a headache, turning down an evening of passionate lovemaking with your partner might not be the best move. Those feel-good endorphins and oxytocin also have pain-relieving qualities, which can help ease headaches, menstrual cramps and other discomforts.

Help Cure the Blues

Sex hormones have been shown to help lower rates of depression and anxiety, making them great for your mental health. Thank you endorphins!

Help Tone Up Your Pelvic Floor

The big O uses the pubocoxygeal muscle, the same muscle you need to use to stay continent. Rubbin’ one out can actually help stop incontinence by activating your pelvic floor!

Make You Smarter

Okay, smarter might be a bit of a stretch, but orgasms have been proven (through studies where female subjects had their brains monitored by an MRI machine while masturbating) to increase blood flow and the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to all parts of the brain.

Make You Look Younger

Again, a stretch, but the science is there to support this claim! A British psychologist spent a decade researching the effect of sex on people’s appearance, and claimed those participants who had more orgasms looked younger. His theory is supported by the fact that sex releases the human growth hormone;  DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone), which helps to make skin look more elastic.

Seriously. Go get some.

Originally published on March 24, 2014.