EAT A DONUT… OFF HIS PENIS?!

And there it was at the top of my Facebook newsfeed, in all its sugary, sprinkled-pink sweetness: a donut. The average person would simply have continued scrolling through the never-ending barrage of more relevant confessions, click-baity listicles and snaps of healthy salad lunches. But the instructions accompanying this particular donut – issued by US Cosmopolitan, of course – could halt even the most skeptical of link-clickers in their tracks. Why
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FREE BLEEDING IS NOT A THING

You might have seen or heard of #freebleeding by now. You know, Free Bleeding, where women refrain from using sanitary products when they’ve got their period because (a) bleeding is a beautiful, natural part of life that should be celebrated, not hidden, and (b) tampons are an “oppressive force of the patriarchy”. Tampons are oppressive force of the patriarchy? Does that sound completely fucked up to you? That’s because it…
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IT’S HARD OUT HERE FOR A BITCH

We needed Lily Allen’s edgy lyrics and sweet voice when she first stole our hearts with her 2006 album, Alright Still. Her songs poked at problems within society and tore apart the particulars of pop culture; she had a knack for voicing the insecurities we felt as young women. Allen’s new single, It’s Hard Out Here (a play on Three 6 Mafia‘s song) takes aim at a bunch of new…
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YOUR BRAIN AFTER A 20 MINUTE WALK

People are always banging on about how important exercise is for… everything.  Perhaps one of the biggest and most-touted benefits of doing regular physical activity is that it increases happiness. Yep, exercise = better mood. Duh! We get it! But before you click that little ‘x’ at the top of the page, take a look at what actually happens in your brain after a 20 minute walk: Significant chemical changes…
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BLAME IT ON THE BRAZILIAN

Is Brazilian waxing to blame for the rise in demand among Australian young women for labiaplasty? Melbourne GP Magda Simonis told the ABC last week that the trend for young women in particular to remove all hair from their vulvas was leaving many self-conscious about the appearance of their labia, even when they looked clinically normal. Dr Simonis, who has consulted with patients as young as 17 seeking referrals for…
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