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Ladies, let me reassure you--unless you are purposely wiping back to front, your hygiene isn't the problem.

A 🧵 on recurrent UTIs.
1/ Is it really a UTI? The best way to know if you have a UTI is to get a urine CULTURE. This is NOT the same thing as when your pee is dipped in the office or the ER! A culture actually tells you what kind of bacteria it is, and what antibiotics will kill it.
2/There are a lot of reasons for it to burn when you pee that are NOT a UTI. STDs, soaps (baby wipes count) sometimes yeast infections or BV, bladder inflammation, urethral cysts, and if you're breastfeeding or menopausal, dryness from not having estrogen around.
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Keep this on your radar, folks. Especially watch the language used to describe what's happening. @businessInsider #ForcedSterilizations…
Usually, "unwanted" is a dated term to describe an untimed, or unexpected, pregnancy. #SRHR #SexualHealth
Usually, it covers a lot of agency on the part of the person who became pregnant. In other words, someone who is able to become pregnant had a consensual sexual encounter, and that encounter resulted in an unexpected — or "unwanted" — pregnancy.
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Today is the start of #SHW2020! Each day this week, I'll be tweeting about Britain's long, tempestuous and ever-so-slightly bonkers love–hate relationship with its #sexualhealth.

Darlings, brace yourselves. 💋 #SHW20 Image
We begin with the Victorians, who, contrary to popular belief, were obsessed with sex. In the C19, the only known #STIs were syphilis and gonorrhoea. Diagnosis depended on observable symptoms (no blood tests/smears). Effective treatments were non-existent. Image: @ExploreWellcome Image
In 1864 the British government introduced the Contagious Diseases Acts, intended to protect the armed forces through 'regulation' of 'common prostitutes'. The Acts gave police almost-unlimited discretionary powers to arrest any woman they thought might be soliciting. Image: HCPP Image
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We passionately advocate for #SexualHealth and contraception for women and men to make informed choices.

So, before you select a birth control method, read this:

#AvonsPracticalTips #SexualHealthAwarenessMonth #HealthyLiving Image
1. What birth control options are available?

a. Barrier methods: condoms, diaphragm, etc.
b. Hormonal methods: birth control pills, implants, etc.
c. Intrauterine devices (IUDs)
d. Sterilization: tubal ligation, vasectomy.
e. Natural family planning.
1f. It's also important to be aware of emergency contraception—such as the morning-after pill (Plan B)—which can be used to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex.

#AvonsPracticalTips #HealthyLiving
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As you may know I’ve a new book out 😊 so for today’s #FollowFriday I’m going to credit everyone on Twitter who helped, inspired or are a source of support listed in #BeingWellInAcademia

It’s going to be a marathon thread! Get ready and prepare to follow some amazing folk 🌟
Let's go! Beginning with a #FollowFriday for @DrHelenKara and @ThomsonPat who are the series editors of the Insider Guides to Success in Academia… of which #BeingWellInAcademia is a part
Who's in the acknowledgements of #BeingWellInAcademia? A lot of folk not on Twitter and @lindsay_odell @butlerceri who are here and who I've enjoyed working with for longer than I can remember 😊 #FollowFriday
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1/3 #COVID19 key concerns in 🇨🇦: Today, in lieu of a daily in-person update to the media, I have issued a Wednesday statement on sexual health during COVID-19, an important part of our overall health and wellbeing. Read in full here:…
2/3 #Sexualhealth is an important part of overall health. But, sex can be complicated during #COVID19, especially for those without an intimate partner in their household or whose sexual partner is at higher risk for severe outcomes.
3/3 The lowest risk sexual activity during #COVID19 involves yourself alone. If you decide to have sex with someone outside of your circle of contacts, take steps to reduce your risks.…
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"If you're putting something — a part of your body or a toy — into a partner, you're a top." @MattBaume for @them. #sexualhealth #sexeducation…
BTW, although it's not explicitly mentioned. That goes for #pegging, too.…
What is pegging? Glad you asked! Pegging is when "a vagina-owning partner wears a harness, pops on a strap-on dildo ... gives their penis-having partner a lil' butt action." @paisleyrgilmour for @CosmopolitanUK. #queer #sexualhealth #SexEd…
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Oooh, lookie ... another goofy study!! :) The title of this one? "Attractiveness of women with rectovaginal endometriosis: a case-control study."…
"The study's conclusion was: 'Women with rectovaginal #endometriosis were judged to be more attractive than those in the two control groups.'" — @gabriellecj for The @guardian. #SexualHealth
The fact that this study — and the study at the center of #MedBikini — were both published in peer-reviewed journals says a lot about academia. The space has a dearth of women and BIPOC in it, and it shows. (I've already shared my views about that here:
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1/ Delighted to see that firm actions planned following launch of national survey results… well done to all involved @PMacneela @LouiseCrowley2 @Lornafitz3 @NWCI
2/ Very happy @DCU @DaireKeogh (our new President) has already taken steps to address #Sexualharassment #Sexualviolence on campus @DCUSU @DCU_EDI @annelooney @SanHealy @ItStopsNow_EU
3/I want to share the story of one lecturer’s experiences in her involvement with getting #Consent on the agenda at 3rd level- one of the backstories behind this progressive movement
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"We believe in the spirit of #AtmaNirbharBharat & joining the bandwagon for #VokalForLocal," says @RajArmani, Co-Founder, @IMbesharam, in a conversation with @DiptiDaveNair on @smbstory's, "Small Businesses Big Opportunity", talking about #sexualhealth & wellness industry.
Stay tuned to watch the full interview!
"Our brand is about telling our co-Indians to come up & be bold without fear of any judgement from the society," - @RajArmani, Co-Founder, @IMbesharam, in a conversation with @DiptiDaveNair on @smbstory's, "Small Businesses Big Opportunity", talking about #sexualhealth.
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🤫 Shhhh! This hearing on Veterans Access to Reproductive Healthcare is getting ready to start with Women's Health Services at @DeptVetAffairs @VeteransHealth, @PVA1946 & @CNASdc. You can also watch live on @cspan.
"The first women arrived at the first Women's Army Auxiliary Corps Training Center at Fort Des Moines on July 20, 1942. Among them were 125 enlisted women and 440 officer candidates (40 of whom were black) ..."
What services are considered "reproductive" healthcare?
In Vitro Fertilization / IVF
OB/GYN Visits
Comprehensive #SexEd
Emergency Contraception
Maternal & Newborn Healthcare
Domestic Violence Counseling
Gender Confirmation Surgery
STI/STD testing & treatment
& more
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Looks like it's going to rain outside & @lifetimetv is currently airing a kink-friendly movie about open marriages. So, now I know exactly what I'm doing for the next 2 hours. 🍿
Couple A about Couple B's #OpenMarriage: "I didn't think they were the type." Well, sir, that's the thing ... You never really know who's kinky and who's vanilla. 👀
Everything is contextual anyway. I'm considered ...
✅ Vanilla AF among kink-friendly friends
✅ Kinky AF among vanilla crowds
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So far, my @LinkedIn post about @HBO Max pulling #GoneWithTheWind has received 8,600+ views & 145+ comments.… #popculture #SIE #SocialChange
As I wrote in one of my articles for @HuffPost more than a decade ago: Often, the most candid societal insights arrive under the guise of #PopCulture fluff.…
Here's the thing about teaching, speaking, writing & performing one-woman theater shows about #SexualHealth and #HealthyRelationships for the past 15 years — I know abuse when I see it. I know passive-aggressiveness when I see it. And so on.
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#Contraception: Meaning, Importance, Methods, Abortion! #VNTI Retweet Please #sexualhealth
What is HPV?

HPV stands for Human Papilloma Virus, it is one of the most common sexually transmitted infection, (STI) that affects both females and males.
There are different types of HPV. Some type causes GENITAL WARTS, others cause CERVICAL CANCER. @NaijaObgyn @ojayfemi
Note that HPV is a different virus from HIV, the one that causes AIDS, and HSV which causes genital herpes.
Although, what they have in common is that they can all be sexually transmitted.
@Nursingworld_Ng @Glamour_Yvonne @Olaleyejemimah @_Nursepreneur @jagojuno @pastorchristob1
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We're not done talking about consent!

Yesterday, we explored what it means. Today, we'll focus on what consent IS NOT because a lot of people keep looking for loopholes to excuse bad intentions.

Here we go (Please RT)...
#AvonsPraticalTips #SayNoToRapists #SexualHealth Image
1. You do not have consent from another person if:

a.) The person is sleeping or unconscious
b.) You use threats or intimidation to coerce someone into having sexual relations.

#AvonsPraticalTips #SayNoToRapists #SexualHealth
1b. You do not have consent from another person if:

c.) The person is incapacitated by drugs or alcohol
d.) You use a position of authority or trust, such as being someone's teacher, religious leader or employer.

#AvonsPraticalTips #SayNoToRapists #SexualHealth
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Eagerly and enthusiastically awaiting the conversation with President @BarackObama. ♥️
For those who don't eat, sleep, and breathe #SexualHealth and #SexEd, this is what we're aiming for. We don't want "they didn't say no". We're want "they gave eager and enthusiastic consent." That's where the bar should be.
YES!!!! 👏 👏 👏 👏 👏 Starting with spoken word!!! Artists will save us. #ArtIsPolitical
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Good to hear Jon Meacham on
@MSNBC a bit ago. He was the top boss when I worked at @Newsweek.
@MSNBC @Newsweek Pssst! I'm all about that #SexualHealth life. I'm also 100% low-key cognizant that nationality, immigration, racial justice, economic security, etc. all feed into that.
Started my career at State Department, moved into international education / affairs when I was in Chicago, then transitioned directly into media when I lived in NYC.
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Here ya go. You're welcome. "You won't find the type of porn on Netflix that you'd see on Pornhub or Brazzers. But there are plenty of real sex scenes and nudity to enjoy."
FWIW, if Gapar Noe's erotica film Love (ft. actual, real sex scenes) isn't porn, I don't know what is.
I obv don't object to depictions of sex — whether simulated or unsimulated — on film. In fact, I enjoy it. That said, there's a difference between depicting "sex" & shooting "scenes of abuse" on film. In my opinion, much of Noe's stuff falls into the latter category.
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Had a dream that our building opened the pool for pool season. There were crowds of people everywhere & healthcare workers were on the scene taking everyone's temperatures and checking everyone's eyes.
In DC, pool season typically runs Memorial Day to Labour Day. I can't imagine pools will re-open this month. Do we even have research about the coronavirus' abilities to survive in water, yet?
Given it's regularly 100 °F / 38 ° C in DC during the summer, the thought of facing that without a pool is depressing.
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Yep, talked about this on #SexualHealth & #COVIDー19
a couple weeks ago.
Namely, I talked about #COVIDー19 driving up teledildonics (Wi-Fi and other tech / remote-enabled sex).
Sex. The desire for it. Our fears and shaming of it. All of it. It drives innovation. Every time.
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Okay, just watched the playback. Yep, it's lagged. Will tweak that next week. That aside .... NICE!!! Didn't realize how much terrain was covered. Hence, why I watched the replay; needed to remember which links I said I'd drop.
Here we go! Interesting shit for your radar re: #COVID19 and #SexualHealth ...
.@okcupid suggested I should remove my geographic restrictions and talk to sexy people around the world. So, I did. 🌏 Went on a "date" with a man in Holland. 🇳🇱
Watch pre-event thoughts:…

Watch post-event thoughts:…
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What??? 😍 "We are glamorous women of color who deserve a sexy high school life." If **only** my friends & I had that much confidence in high school. ❤ @mindykaling @neverhaveiever @netflix Image
AND they just slyly dropped some knowledge / #SexEd about non-sexual ways HIV/AIDS can be transmitted (e.g. needle sharing, blood transfusions, etc.) ?!?! @neverhaveiever @mindykaling @netflix
I am ABSOLUTELY going to talk about being home & binging this show (@mindykaling's @netflix series @neverhaveiever) when talk about #SexualHealth and #COVID19 tonight @ 9PM ET.
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I ALMOST didn't read @jessicabennett's piece about @NYGovCuomo's ex girlfriend. Generally speaking, I'm not a fan of exes talking about their ex-partners publicly ...
I've learned — the hard way — not to write (or perform one-woman theater shows) about my love life ... or when/if it ever makes sense to do so, anonymize the hell out of the men involved.
I got caught and called out about that. I'll share a few personal stories about that on #SexualHealth and #Covid_19 this Tuesday.
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Ooooh, lookie! It comes. Eventually. Folks get freaked the fuck out about sex. But, eventually, everyone comes around. Eventually. @nytimes just did an entire package on sex & #COVIDー19. Image
@nytimes "Will there be a coronavirus baby boom? NOPE." Read: Don't Expect a Quarantine Baby Boom by @AlanYuhas.…
"Are more people getting naked on the internet? YES." Read: Sex Work Comes Home by @gabrielledrolet.…
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