By Eva

A Swedish study has shown that exercising during menstruation, in the beginning of their cycle, improves the quality of muscle growth post-workout. The researchers believe that this is due to the hormonal variations, specifically, the high estrogen levels, during the beginning of the cycle. But exercising during your period can also help you avoid some  discomforts. Boost your mood and combat PMS: Your hormone level in your body will decrease during PMS, this also applies to the ‘happiness hormone’ serotonin. Thus, it can be good with a little extra pep. Some easy, and relaxing ballet exercises or light stretches…Read More

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By Eva

What is it? Genital herpes inis one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases in the U.S and it is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). There are two types of HSV; HSV-1 which can be found on the genitals and in the face or mouth, and HSV-2 which can be found around and on the genitals. Only two out of ten people who are infected with genital herpes know that they have it. That is because in most cases produces either no symptoms or very mild ones. How do you get it? HSV is passed from one…Read More

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By Eva

As a Norwegian myself I proudly present Norway as the country in the world with most orgasming people. Do you know that 35% of the people in this cold, northern country climax at least once a day? Lelo conducted the survey on these fascinating findings on quantity and intensity of orgasms. I conclude it's because it's a cold country and you have to stay inside during the winter months, which is a good excuse to keep warm with some extra pleasure. Also, I think it has something to do with the gender equality in Norway. Norway ranks third in the world…Read More

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By Eva

What is the Pull Out Method? The pull out method or withdrawal is the oldest form of birth control. It is actually quite easy to explain, the man has to pull his penis out from the vagina before he ejaculates. However, even if your partner does manage to do this, there is also a slight chance that you can get pregnant from pre-ejaculatory fluid, also known as 'pre-cum.' How much does it cost? The pull out method is obviously free, but it has a particularly high risk. You don’t have to spend anything to use it, but you have to…Read More

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By Eva

Birth control pills can sometimes cause abnormal vaginal bleeding or 'spotting.' Spotting is more likely to happen when the birth control method you use has very little-to-no estrogen. Estrogen-free, progestin-only methods include the shot, the implant, the hormonal IUD (Mirena), and the mini-pill. Estrogen helps to stabilize the lining of the uterus (the endometrium). When there isn’t so much estrogen around, the endometrium can shed a little bit at a time, causing spotting. Spotting can happen if you have just started using birth control and it may take a few months for your body to settle in. Give it…Read More

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By Eva

Ah, yes, the dreadful UTI. That burning sensation, frequent urination and pelvic pain is far too common amongst women.  Up to 50% of women will experience this in their lifetime, putting us at a much greater risk than men - mostly due to our shorter urethras. If you don't know, a urinary tract infection is caused by bacteria that crawls up into the bladder through the urethra. As a result you feel a stinging sensation during and after urination that can be super painful. The majority of UTI's are caused by E.coli from the GI tract. In addition to female…Read More

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By Eva

Not into the idea of taking a pill every day or inserting anything in your vagina? Maybe you should consider the patch, or Xulane (the brand name). You only need to change it once a week, and it goes directly on your skin. What is it? Xulane (the patch) is a thin, beige (it only comes in the color beige) piece of plastic that you stick to your skin. It's kind of like a Band-Aid that prevents pregnancy. How do you use it? Simply apply the patch each week for three weeks, then remove it the fourth week to…Read More

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What's happening in your body when you skip your "period" on the pill Skipping your periods on birth control is as easy as just going straight to a new pill pack, ring or patch right after three weeks. There are no negative consequences for skipping the hormone-free weeks, but what is going on inside our bodies causing this to happen? When you're not on birth control, during the first half of the cycle the ovaries produce estrogen causing the uterine lining to build up and thicken. After two weeks into your cycle, you start to produce progesterone which stops the thickening in…Read More

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Birth Control App in Massachusetts! We now serve The Bay State! Now, women in Massachusetts will be able to use our birth control app to get a prescription for their birth control and have it delivered right to their door! As a special welcoming gift, we are offering FREE BIRTH CONTROL to new Massachusetts users! To get the deal, users must visit Nurx.com, create a Nurx account, pick their brand of choice, and enter promo code ‘MA’ at checkout. Users will receive $30 off their order, which equates to up to two months of free birth control. This promotion…Read More

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By Eva

At Nurx, we get a lot of questions from users about birth control. Below, are three commonly asked questions about birth control. Depression: Some studies show that there may be some correlation between contraception and depression. Depression is listed as a side effect, and if you are prone towards depression, you should mention this to one of our doctors when placing your request through Nurx. Adolescents have a higher risk of experiencing depression. This risk decreases around 30 years old. It is important to know that there are numerous options for birth control, so if one doesn't work for…Read More

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There’s an emoji of a smiling poop, 12 different emojis of the moon and several cat emojis. How relatable are they, really? Why not make an emoji of something half of the world’s population can relate to, such as a menstruation emoji? This question was asked by Plan International UK earlier this year. They wanted to do something about this and had a petition where people in the UK and Australia could vote on 5 different emojis depicting menstruation. In June a winner was announced; a pair of panties with blood droplets on them. Even though menstruation is normal,…Read More

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Period blood comes in different colors. Ever wondered what the color means? Below, we’ve broken it down for you! Pinkish: You may have low estrogen levels. Especially if it's accompanied by a lighter-than-usual flow. Watery-looking: You may have a nutritional deficiency. Dark brown: This is a sign that you have older bits of uterine lining and blood that are just now making their way out of your body. But don't panic: This is normal and can be at the beginning of the period or in the end. Brown blood is old blood. Thick and red: You may have low progesterone levels and high…Read More

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By Eva

Menorrhagia is the technical term of heavy menstrual bleeding. Usually it is not a sign of any dangerous diseases, but it can be very uncomfortable. Here are some signs which can indicate abnormal heavy flows: You need ten or more tampons or pads during the days with the heaviest bleeding. You have to use both tampons and pads to prevent bleeding through. Your menstruation lasts more than six days. You have to get up during the night to change pad or tampon. There is blood on your sheets even though you use a pad or tampon. You’re staying home…Read More

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Yes, birth control has shown to be an effective treatment for women with moderate acne. Androgenes, which is the common word for male hormones, stimulates growth of skin, hair and sebaceous glands. If the body produces too much of these hormones, or if the skin is more sensitive to the effects of the hormones, extra sebum will be produced. This will block the sebaceous glands and cause infections and inflammation in the skin, and thus lead to pimples and impurities. Some pills contains an anti-androgen in addition to estrogen and progesterone that will counteract the production of male hormones,…Read More

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Endometrial cancer is the most common gynecologic cancer. The cancer starts when cells in the inner lining of the uterus mutate, causing abnormal growth. As a woman gets older, risk of endometrial cancer increases and it occurs most commonly after menopause. Just a few risk factors include: -Age -Diabetes -Lack of exercise -Family history: if close relatives have had endometrial or colorectal cancer But can birth control actually prevent endometrial cancer? Studies have shown, that using birth control pills for more than 10 years can reduce the occurrence of endometrial cancer by up to 50%. This protection also continues for…Read More

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Birth control isn’t only used to prevent pregnancies or skip menstrual cycles. It can also be used to ease pain caused by menstrual cramps, counteract acne and prevent unwanted facial hair. Some of the most painful cramps are caused from a condition called endometriosis. Endometriosis is a condition where tissue of the same type as endometrium (the mucous membrane in the uterus) exists outside the uterine cavity, and is usually found on other organs outside the pelvis. These can be identified as cysts or mucous spots. They are affected by hormones the same way as the endometrium in the…Read More

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No, you do not need a prescription before using Nurx. Nurx has licensed doctors in each state where we operate who will write a prescription after reviewing your health history. The Process: Pick your type of birth control and then the brand. We carry over 50 different brands of oral contraception and also offer the patch and NuvaRing. If you’re not sure what type of brand of birth control you would like to use a doctor will help to choose one for you. Next, you will answer a few questions about your health and any medical history that could…Read More

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How much do YOU know about periods? Here are three things you should know about what we go through every month. Ovulation: This is the state where a woman is most fertile and the start of an egg's journey from the fallopian tube to the uterus. The egg is fertile in the uterus for 12-24 hours, but since sperm can live for several days you are most fertile the same day or the day before ovulation. PMS: During your ovulation you can feel some physical, physiological or emotional bothers. This is called PMS or premenstrual syndrome. One can experience emotional…Read More

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