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Are You Faking It? Why It’s Time To Close The Orgasm Gap

You’ve heard of the gender pay gap, right? On average men in the UK earn more than women. That’s a pretty widely-reported fact. To illustrate this fact, consider that men are paid for 12 months of the year and that women stop earning on 9 November, meaning that comparatively, the median wage for women is lower. But we’re not talking about the wage gap, today we’re talking about another gendered disparity: the orgasm gap. Here in the UK, our sex ed classes have long consisted of a reductionist set of hetero-focused instructions that fail to acknowledge the importance and the…

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Why Choosing A Decent Lube Matters + 10 Of The Best…

Lube is having a moment and thank the gods, because it’s just the best. Sadly, we’ve been peddled rather a negative view on personal lubricant over the years and it’s generally been perceived as the preserve for dry old ladies and sexual deviants – bizarre that a single product could serve to benefit both these demographics simultaneously, right? Well, the old slip’n’slide has been rebranded as what it should have been all along – a health and wellness essential that every woman should have in her line-up. Think about it – we spend a ton on creams, serums and treatments for our faces,…

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Mythbusting With Blush + Blow’s Facial Aesthetics Expert Dr K

On the whole I take pretty good care of my skin. I use retinol, face masks and I always take my make up off before bed. But still, I occasionally get horrible hormonal break outs and I live in London so my skin is up against a hell of a lot of pollution. I’ve spoken about how much I like getting a regular facial in the past but to be honest, I always opt for something pretty superficial. That was until I got talking to a lovely doctor I know about glycolic peels and skin treatments that go a little…

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Self Love: Six FemTech Essentials To Invest In This Valentine’s Day

It’s the month of love, the most romantic day of the year and a great excuse to show yourself some tenderness. I’m a lover 365 days of the year so generally I have no problem with telling those close to me that I love them or with treating them and often, myself, to plentiful gifts because I’m the generous, compassionate type. Don’t get it twisted though – I put a lot of thought into my gifting and you’ll not find me shelling out for sex cheques and teddy bears. Last year we witnessed a boom in the beauty and wellness…

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How To Have Happier Healthier Periods

If you’re anything like me you dread getting your period. I’ll be honest, I don’t think I’ll ever be the kind of woman who embraces the bountiful femininity of my monthly blood spilling forth – I hate it and all the faff that goes with it. The reasons for this are myriad. My time of the month shouldn’t really be called my ‘time of the month’ because it’s never consistent. However a miserable two days of PMS and off the chart hormonally-induced anxiety is always a sure thing. Then there are the physical effects. I suffer from pretty bad cramps…

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Five Reasons To Visit The Czech Spa Town Where Wellness Is A Way Of Life…

I like to think I’m relatively well travelled but I have to admit there are plenty of places I’ve never heard of. Until recently, the little Czech spa town of Carlsbad was one of those places. Sure, I’ve heard of Prague and knew enough about it to expect vastly impressive theatres, cosy Deco brasseries and cute bars on every corner, and when I touched down in the city after a short flight from London I wasn’t disappointed. But Carlsbad, now that place had a few surprises in store. In our super-anxious fast-paced world, most of us would do well to seek…

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How Often Do You Have A Facial And Is It Often Enough?

When I was 23 I had never had a facial in my life. Not one single skin treatment of any kind, but to be fair, I hadn’t yet moved to London, I knew nothing about skincare and my hormones hadn’t decided to send my face into meltdown. Obviously when I turned 25 things were a little different so I began looking into deep cleansing treatments for my pores, which were super clogged due to a rubbish skincare routine, travelling on the underground and wearing foundation every day. Over the last few years I’ve learnt how to manage my adult spots,…