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What I learned having sex as a young woman in Pakistan

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“Pakistan is an Islamic Republic with the highest porn-watching population in the world. That statement in and of itself signifies a particular aspect about Pakistani culture: we are horny and desperate for sex, but God forbid we actually engage in it. Sex in Pakistan is considered a taboo topic. Men generally aren’t judged for it in our patriarchal society but if a woman from a middle-class family or underprivileged background is caught having premarital sex, serious shit goes down.”

Read More -> VICE

How porn is messing with your Manhood

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“Finding a needle in a haystack would be easier than finding an adolescent male who hasn’t seen online porn. Surveys indicate the average boy watches roughly two hours of porn every week with porn viewing becoming common by age 15.

The most popular porn site—PornHub—reported that the average Millennial porn session lasts”

Keep Reading -> Skeptic

So How Long Do Most People Actually Last In Bed, Anyway? Science Has the Answer

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“People have many thoughts about how long a dude should be able to last in the bedroom. Some women are like, ‘I think my boyfriend comes too soon.’ Others are like, ‘My guy takes forever, and frankly, I just want it to be over.’ Hip-hop legend Missy Elliott is like, ‘I don’t want no one-minute man.’

But how long is normal, actually?”

Find out at -> Connections.Mic

Genes influence the age at which you lose your virginity, study shows

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“The subtle impact of genetics on the age at which people lose their virginity has been teased apart by scientists and shown to have an effect on how well people fare at school.

Though mostly driven by upbringing and peer behaviour, a person’s age when they first have sex is also shaped by biological factors where genes have a role to play.

Researchers found that differences in DNA could account for a quarter of the variation in the age at which people lost their virginity, with other factors, among them religious beliefs, family background and peer pressure, making up the rest.”

Keep Reading! -> Gaurdian

5 Startups Changing the Way Women Think About Their Periods

dfb3e99b_tumblr_nlbm4njhyc1sn0z5fo2_500-xxxlarge“Feminine care may be a $15 billion industry, but it hasn’t changed all that much in the last few decades. Take the modern tampon, which has been on the market since the mid-1930s. Its biggest innovation: moving from a cardboard to plastic applicator.

As other industries evolve at lightning speed, the taboo nature of menstrual periods has stunted the development of new products for more than 80 years.

But that’s changing.”

KEEP READING! -> Fortune

How It Feels When the Person You Love Has Depression

 

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“I used to joke that only men with depression were attracted to me. It was the only experience I’d had, every long-term boyfriend and even the short-term flings. I’d never dated anyone who hadn’t been on antidepressants, or spent time in a psychiatrist’s office. That dark, brooding, introspective type: It draws me in.”

Keep reading -> VICE

Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Testicles

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“Balls, cojones, nuts, your local sidekicks, bollocks, nads, family jewels – whatever you call them, testicles are very important and so is their well-being. April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month, so to get into the spirit of all things ballsy, here’s a quick guide on how to keep your balls nice and healthy, along with some facts that show just how special testicles are.”

Love balls? KEEP READING -> IFL Science!

FDA expands abortion-pill access in states seeking limits

“Guidelines the Food and Drug Administration issued Wednesday could expand women’s access to an abortion-inducing pill in states that have sought to limit its use.

The new guidelines strike directly against laws passed by several states — including North Dakota, Ohio and Texas — that require doctors to adhere to 16-year-old FDA regulations. Several other states have tried to limit use of the drug, but their efforts face legal challenges around the country.

The new rules allow women to use the medication for 70 days after the start of their most recent menstrual period, up from 49 days under the previous guidelines. The agency also lowered the dosage of the medication, called mifepristone, from 600 milligrams to 200 milligrams, and made it easier for women to get a prescription for the pill.”

Learn more here! -> USA Today

To Help Newborns Dependent On Opioids, Hospitals Rethink Mom’s Role

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“We’ve had to figure out: ‘How can we use our rooms differently?’ ” says Golioto. “How can we use our space differently? And how we can partner with mom differently to have that relationship with her, to say, ‘We expect you to stay here with your baby and take care of the baby after you’ve been discharged.’ ”

Get the entire story -> NPR

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