Yes, you can get a sexually transmitted infection (STI) from oral sex. STIs like HIV, gonorrhea, herpes, chlamydia, HPV, and syphilis can all be transmitted by oral sex. It’s possible to get an … read more
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Talking to your parents about emergency contraception (EC) or finding out how you can start birth control may seem uncomfortable. You might be surprised though to know that many parents … read more
The best way to learn how to insert a tampon is to read our “How to Use Your First Tampon” guide and watch the video that we created for girls … read more
You are not alone in your desire to build a more positive body image. Adolescence is an especially tough time for body image. One important thing to remember is that … read more
Usually you will know in your heart when you should apologize. Typically you will feel badly if you said or did something that hurt someone else. Sometimes you may not … read more
The recovery process for bulimia will have some days that are harder than others and it is important that you find ways to cope through those times. For days that … read more
Menstrual periods can be pain-free for some teens and adult women, but others may have mild cramps. Both are normal. Nothing is wrong with you. You just got lucky!
Some moodiness is normal throughout the teen years, but especially in the early teens. It’s possible that this is a phase and you will feel better in time. However, if … read more
There are no pills or “injections” that you can safely use to increase your breast size. The size of a woman’s breasts can vary from person to person and they … read more
Gas (“breaking wind,” “flatulence,” “farting”) and diarrhea (change in regular bowel habit- usually 3 or more loose/watery stools a day, less formed stool and more frequent) can be caused by … read more