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Women's Sexual Health and Gynaecological Issues

We're talking all things relationships, sex and women's health. Find out everything you want to know about 'down under' with our guides to contraception, periods, fertility, and all that's in between.

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Masterclass: The gynae nurse answers your questions at our unmissable online event!

March 10th 2022

From thrush to discharge, ingrowns to intimate health, periods to pleasure, join registered nurse Cheyenne Morgan and WooWoo founder Lucy Anderson for fun, no-nonsense real talk. Get an £80 goodie bag with ticket! >>>

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Why taking a break from the Pill isn’t the 'detox' you might have thought

February 22nd 2022 / Anna Hunter

'Clean contraception' and taking a 'cleanse' from hormonal contraception is increasingly touted as the natural option and better for your health. Experts explain why >>>

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Best period pants reviews: we put 15 styles to the test

February 16th 2022 / Emma Elms

They look and feel just like normal knickers and leggings but does washable period underwear - and even period leggings and period swimwear really work? We found out >>>

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8 unexpected signs you might be perimenopausal

January 21st 2022 / Victoria Woodhall

From fear of driving to itchy skin and irregular periods , menopause nutritionist Emma Bardwell explains common yet often-missed symptoms of perimenopause >>>

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How to get over your 'smear fear'

January 18th 2022 / Anna Hunter

When was your last smear test? It needn’t be an ordeal - here’s how to take the stress out of your next appointment >>>

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Why you keep getting cystitis and how to treat it

January 18th 2022 / Anna Hunter

The ‘every two seconds’ toilet trips, stinging when you pee and constant fatigue: at least half of women can relate to the limiting symptoms of cystitis. But given that cranberry juice is futile and ibuprofen slows recovery, here’s what you can do to prevent it or ease the pain >>>

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Thrush: a gynaecologist answers our most burning questions

December 8th 2021

With recurrent thrush on the increase, we asked **Tania Adib to clear up common myths about this condition and advise on how best to help prevent and treat it >>>

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Do you really need a skincare routine for your vulva?

October 27th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

Following a makeover from hush-hush to hot topic, V care can be found pride of place in beauty halls and in its own section on Cult Beauty and Feelunique, but are specialist products really necessary? We asked the experts >>>

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7 best books on menopause and perimenopause to inform and inspire you

October 27th 2021 / Victoria Woodhall

With insights from the likes of Mariella Frostrup, Dr Louise Newson and Liz Earle, these are the reads we rate >>>

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I tried the vibrating 'happy chair' and my pelvic floor has never been better

August 23rd 2021 / Victoria Woodhall

It's the 'kegel throne' that makes presenter Lisa Snowdon smile. It can help fix the bladder issue that affects 1 in 4 women Victoria Woodhall tries the Emsella Chair >>>

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10 things you need to know about endometriosis

June 25th 2021 / Judy Johnson

Endometriosis affects 1 in 10 women and takes an average of eight years to diagnose. Here’s everything you need to know about symptoms, causes and treatment >>>

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From recycled lingerie to eco-conscious sex toys: your guide to sustainable sex

May 14th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

Lovehoney has a new sustainable lingerie collection coming out and you're going to want it all >>>

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Davina McCall shares her exact HRT regime

May 6th 2021 / Victoria Woodhall

Ahead of her new Channel 4 menopause documentary, Davina wants to take the fear and secrecy out of hormone replacement therapy by showing her daily routine of hormone creams and patches >>>

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The Shamechanger: our advice columnist on why 'squirting' during sex is more common than you think

February 19th 2021 / Hattie Sloggett

A reader is embarrassed about female ejaculation and now can't face getting intimate with her partner. Hattie Sloggett shares her own experience and offers this advice >>>

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The sex toy that's finally given us something to look forward to in lockdown

February 6th 2021

Get into bed with sex toy brand Hot Octopuss' Kurve vibrator, the first fully customisable G-spot toy promising to take your orgasm to new heights >>>

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5 passion killers that can ruin your Valentine’s Day and how to avoid them

February 1st 2021 / Jackie Lynch

More than one-third of us suffer from low libido and everyday issues such stress, bloating and exhaustion can easily dampen the mood. Jackie Lynch, Nutritional Therapist and author of Va Va Voom: The 10-Day Energy Diet, has these simple 'up-for-it' energy fixes >>>

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The sex toys we feel no shame about having on our bedside table

November 3rd 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Gone are the days of burrowing your sex toys deep in your sock drawer, these ones deserve pride of place in your bedroom >>>

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Why lockdown sex is complicated

May 12th 2020 / Nicola Bonn

Has staying at home got you feeling sexier than ever or totally turned off? Podcaster and GTG columnist Nicola Bonn hears tales from real women. Including the one about the 'corona boner'... >>>

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What your vaginal discharge is trying to tell you

February 26th 2020 / Anna Hunter

It’s the topic that sexual health experts are asked about the most, from women of all ages. From smell to post-sex secretions and douching, here’s your ‘no holds barred’ guide to what’s 'normal' and what’s not >>>

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"I gave up alcohol and now I don’t know how to have sober sex…"

January 23rd 2020 / Hattie Sloggett

After years of partying, Hattie Sloggett decided it was time to go sober. With one very unexpected side effect... >>>

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Get The Gloss Beauty and Wellness Awards 2019: winners and commended finalists

December 15th 2019

Each day until Christmas we'll be announcing an award winner - think of it as a virtual advent calendar. Today it’s the turn of the Best Popular Fragrance >>>

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I tried the jade yoni egg and I've never looked back

November 20th 2019 / Sophie Benge

Misleading marketing claims have landed Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop in hot water over jade vagina eggs. But it hasn't deterred writer Sophie Benge. Here's how and why she became a jade egg fan >>>

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The idea that our periods synch up with other women is a myth – and here's why

October 8th 2019 / Martie Haselton

It’s a widely held belief that if we live or work with other women our menstrual cycles will eventually coincide. But what's behind it? Evolutionary scientist and professor of psychology Martie Haselton has the answer >>>

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How your ayurvedic dosha affects your period - and what to do to feel better

May 10th 2019 / Eminé Rushton

Our menstrual cycle provides a unique insight into the workings of our bodies, and depending on your dosha you'll experience it differently. Eminé Rushton reveals the simple Ayurvedic ways to help you balance, support and nourish yourself for happier periods, every month >>>

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Why we need to talk more about how menopause affects our minds

May 3rd 2019 / Jessica Morgan

We're all more aware of the physical symptoms of the menopause from hot flushes to weight gain, but women are clamouring for greater recognition of symptoms such as anxiety and loss of confidence, according to a new study. Here's what you need to know >>>

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