What’s hiding in those Pads?
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Always: detox the box!
Toxic chemicals don’t belong in pads. Period.
Women’s Voices for the Earth November 2013 Chem Fatale report found toxic chemicals commonly used in feminine care products like pads and tampons.
* Take Action => Tell Always to detox the box!
* Tampons & Transparency, skepchick, Dr Radium Yttrium, 17 Feb 2014.
Sexual health is such a wide topic with so many opinions that it is hard to get any straight answers. Even if you are lucky enough to get an answer one might find that there is another answer waiting just to contradict that one. It’s a puzzling world for both men and women. This distinction is brought to light simple because of the fact that men and woman see sex differently. They experience puberty differently and male’s sexual health is far different to female’s sexual health.
It can seriously be argued that Men’s sexual health begins at puberty. Women on the other hand, do experience wide and broad ranges of emotions coupled with psychological and physical issues far worse than men. Though men and women experience sexuality differently; it’s imperative however, that young men and woman are made aware of the risks they face and what they need to do cope.
A duo combination
Sexuality and women’s health in general go hand in hand. It’s just plain biology, the fact is women are the reproductive vessels of our species and their bodies undergo tremendous changes and pressure and the sexual and general health are often one in the same. Women have many different stages of their lives that sexual health takes on different aspects; there are different precautions for pregnancy than there is for menopause. There’re different requirements for puberty than there is for a woman in her twenties. The list is endless.
Men’s sexual health however is less diverse but by no means less important. The first and most obvious is Sexual Transmitted Diseases (STD’s). This is something that all men and women need to be aware of and act accordingly. It is very much man’s responsibility to get himself checked-out regularly, and protect himself and his partner always!
When we discuss questions in the male sexual health realm we can have questions from “can you break your penis” to more involved and serious questions such as “how do I deal with prostate cancer.” Male sexual health is not something that is very openly spoken about; this may be due to the fact that in most cultures it is unaccepted discourse. However in today’s evolving world men are becoming increasing open to discuss and asking question about men’s sexual health.
There’re serious problems out there, unfortunately most are not given as much social awareness as things that are more economically beneficial to the pharmaceuticals market and are as closely attached to men’s ego’s, such as erectile dysfunctions. Yes these are important aspects to men’s health but to a large extent these issues are being flogged on the TV, internet and anywhere else purely for the economic, wealth creating, factor and less for the concerns and sexual health of men and sexual health of woman. Serious sexual and women’s health in general have taken a significant back seat in the public eye simply because it is not as profitable to talk about. That is why it is up to the households to educate the next generation, because the capitalist orientated-world won’t. Sexual health questions are part of growing-up, and parents should encourage their children to be open about sexual questions.
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