Our sex lives can be a complex, wonderful part of our identities, but they can also bring anxiety and discomfort. This is particularly true of female-identifying people who suffer from polycystic ovaries syndrome (PCOS) — like myself — a hormonal condition that affects the functioning of someone's ovaries, amongst other things.PCOS misinformation is rife on social media, making it difficult to know where to turn when looking for accurate information about your symptoms. If you suffer from PCOS, it can affect many areas of your sex life, due to its relationship to female sexual...more dysfunction (FSD). Experts say that FSD can impact your levels of sexual desire, lubrication, and your ability to orgasm. So, as people with PCOS contend with other areas of our sexual awakening and self-actualisation, we have added obstacles to encounter.How are PCOS and sexual dysfunction linked?"The hormonal imbalances associated with PCOS, including high levels of androgens and disrupted levels of oestrogen and progesterone, can contribute to sexual dysfunction by affecting vaginal lubrication and arousal," Dr. Katerina Shkodzik, a gynaecologist and expert in reproductive endocrinology, explains.Want more sex and dating stories in your inbox? Sign up for Mashable's new weekly After Dark newsletter.It's not widely known that female sexual dysfunction is a really common PCOS symptom, meaning that many of us feel ashamed of coming up against these physical and mental barriers. And, as sexologist Madalaine Munro puts perfectly, "a lack of information and support can lead to feelings of self-blame and frustration, perpetuating a cycle of disempowerment."So, a range of sexologists and PCOS experts have weighed in on different ways to boost your sex life, if various symptoms — particularly issues with low desire, lubrication, orgasm and irregular periods — are holding you back.Vaginal dryness If a lack of lubrication is causing pain or discomfort, sexologist Rhiannon John recommends prioritising masturbation "to understand what you like and what turns you on," keeping a good-quality lubricant on hand and trying pelvic floor therapy from a physiotherapist, which focuses on treating painful sex and can help manage abdominal pain, pelvic pain and painful periods.She also advocates trying certain sexual positions that aid lower levels of lubrication: "Whether you're having sex with a penis owner or with a strap on, some helpful positions to try are the spooning position, as the angle of the penis is often shallower and less painful, or you can try being on top, as this way you can control the depth and angle of penetration."For sexual partners with vulvas, John recommends "tribadism, also known as scissoring or tribbing. This position involves rubbing the vulva against the partner's vulva, thighs, or other body parts, which can increase arousal and lubrication."
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Problems climaxingLubrication issues may lead to trouble orgasming, or you may experience this independently. Relationship and psychosexual therapist Jodie Slee recommends prioritising kissing and touching, spending "plenty of time on genital stimulation either with hands, mouth, or sex toys." She also suggests trying edging: "an orgasm control technique where a person gets right up to the point where they're about to orgasm, then stops stimulation, waits, and then starts up again." Slee says this is a great method to try, as it can achieve a higher state of arousal and incre...
Future Lifestyle Fashions Ltd has received a total claim of Rs 2,155.53 crore from 12 financial creditors in the corporate insolvency resolution process (CIRP) initiated against this Future group company recently.
The resolution professional of the company has provisionally admitted claims of Rs 2,117.03 crore and claims worth Rs 38.5 crore are "under verification", said the latest data shared by Future Lifestyle Fashions Ltd (FLFL) on the exchanges.
As per the provision of the Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code, a Committee of Creditors (CoC) of FLFL has been formed and it will have its first meeti...moreng next week.
"We wish to inform you that the first meeting of CoC of Future Lifestyle Fashions Limited (under CIRP) will be held on Tuesday, June 6, 2023," it said.
On May 4, the Mumbai bench of the National Company Law Tribunal(NCLT) had directed to initiate CIRP against FLFL, admitting a petition from Bank of India.
This is the third company of the Kishore Biyani-led Future Group to be ..
President Joe Biden delivered a commencement speech to the 2023 graduating class of the Air Force Academy in Colorado on Thursday, in which he discussed U.S. assistance to Ukraine as well as "competition" with China.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj epitomises courage and his life as well as ideals are a source of inspiration.
The PM said this in a video message that was played at the state-level function being held to celebrate the 350th anniversary of the coronation of the Maratha warrior king at Raigad fort in Maharashtra. "Welfare of the state and its people was the basic principle of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj's rule. The 350th anniversary of the coronation of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is an inspiration and source of energy and an important chapter of India's...more history," PM Modi said.
"The main aim of a leader is to keep his people motivated. Shivaji Maharaj ended the mindset of slavery among people, protected them and the state from invaders and instilled among people the confidence of self-rule. He not only set up 'swarajya' (self-rule), but also implemented 'sushasan' (good governance)," he said. His life and times continue to inspire us. The ...
Lil Durk is expected to pull in big numbers with his new "Already Healed" album, and he's taking time out to assist a fan who helped spread awareness of the music ... despite not having a proper roof to blast the tunes!!! On Thursday, a video…
KarmaLife on Thursday said it has raised Rs 44 crore in an extension to pre-series funding round led by Krishna Bhupal's family office and existing investors.
The round saw participation from existing investors, including Artha Venture Fund, Net Graph Investments, Singularity Ventures, LogX Venture Partners, Amit Jain, Vikram Kailas, and Shaji Kumar Devakar, the company said in a statement on Thursday.
Founded by Rohit Rathi, Naveen Budda, and Badal Malick in March 2020, KarmaLife operates in a business-to-business-to-consumer model and has partnered with over 50 organisations, which includes ...moreFlipkart, Elastic run, Uber, Porter, and Delhivery, among others, to give their employees an option to access their payout before payday.
The credit solutions provider startup will use the capital for scaling, expanding into different geographies, launching more products, and spreading awareness about the product, the company founders said.
It currently serves over 1,00,000 blue-collar workers