Where is the clit?
Where isn’t the clit!! The clitoris is much bigger than most people think, with about 90% of its bulk residing under the surface. What we think of as the clit is actually the glans clitoris, the little nub covered in a hood at the top of the vulva. The wings underneath the clitoris can be up to 9 cm long! The whole structure of the clitoris is made of erectile tissue, meaning it can swell with blood during arousal. Finding the clit can mean more than just the glans clitoris, so make sure to always communicate about what feels good. You can learn more here: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-clitoris-uncovered-an-intimate-history/
I have a habit of sleeping after 2 am and I know it’s bad but I just cannot fix it. What can I do?
Getting into a late sleep schedule can be very stressful! If you have been working on switching to an early schedule with little luck, we recommend speaking with a healthcare provider. Here are some tips and tricks you might also want to consider:
Creating a good sleep environment by turning lights low and staying off devises before bed can help your body start making the chemical signals that tell you it is time to sleep. Learn more here: https://tinyurl.com/2p8fspkp
If your doctor recommends it, melatonin taken at bedtime can help you sleep. Learn more here: https://tinyurl.com/5yhehxvt
If you are laying in bed unable to sleep, some people find it helpful to get up and do another calming activity until they are sleepy. This could be stretching, meditating, or whatever else feels good—just make sure the lights are low and you are not on your phone.
Finally, sometimes having anxiety that our sleep schedule is "bad" can make it hard to sleep! Remember that while sleep is important, many things go into being healthy
I have very painful, heavy and irregular periods and was thinking of starting birth control to handle it. However, I’m scared of the side effects. Are there any other ways I can control my cycle?
As always, your healthcare provider should be consulted before trying any medical intervention! Here are some options besides hormonal birth control that you could bring up with your provider, courtesy of the Mayo Clinic (https://tinyurl.com/25y345rc):
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) or naproxen sodium (Aleve), can help the amount you bleed on your period along with treating pain.
Tranexamic acid (Lysteda) can help reduce the amount of bleeding and only needs to be taken at the time of the bleeding.