Friday, September 30, 2011

Sept 30th is Hug a Vegetarian Day! By the by, That's Today

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And in return you will receive a most Vulvalicious hug from Ninja Pig

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Mrs Myrna Monday: What can I do About my Acne? How to treat and prevent acne.

Mrs. Myrna Mondays:
Where we answer all of the questions you have about your Lady Parts

Dear Mrs. Myrna, I know this isn't about my lady parts but I need help! What can I do about my acne? It's driving me insane! Sincerely, The Girl That Never Wears Tank Tops

Dear Shoulder Shy Girl,
All of your parts are lady parts and this can not stand! Here are some things that I would recommend:
* If body acne is a problem for you: Try soaking in a warmth bath mixed with Epsom salt. You can buy Epsom salt at any pharmacy or in the pharmacy section at your super market, it comes in a milk carton like box. Its cheap, which is a plus. Mix 2 cups of salt into warm bathwater and soak for about 25 minutes. Do this twice a week until your acne is pretty cleared up, (this should happen within a month) and then do it once a week after that.

* I know you've tried everything to get rid of the acne on your face: and interestingly enough that may be part of the problem. Even if you have oily skin during the day, all of those washes, toners, and gels you put on your face could actually be irritating your skin and making it worse. So, first thing in the morning when you go out I want you to do the unspeakable: put lotion on your face. Get one with some spf and you can protect your skin from the sun and help with your acne at the same time. I know your thinking, "that will make my face break out within the hour!" but give it a try. You might be surprised at how much it helps.

* One last thing... Acne very often gets worse when you are stressed.
And, if you're a woman in our society: your stressed. So, do some things to help you calm down. Meditate for a few minutes every day, pick up a belly dancing class, walk your dog. You will likely find that this helps with your acne and even more importantly helps your heart. Next to red meat there is nothing more dangerous to your heart than stress: it can lead to heart attacks, palpitations, heart disease, high blood pressure.. basically this is really important for your lady parts.

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Mrs. Myrna is a group of women's healthcare providers in South Florida. The group consists of Certified Nurse Midwives, an Obgyn, Doula's, and Mental Health Counselors.

You Have Questions, We Have Videos

Every time I do a show or meet someone that knows about my work I get the same two questions: Why and How did you get into this?

And, if I met someone who made her living off of Vulva art I have to admit: I would have the same two questions. So, I imagine many of you are wondering the same thing.

Here are your answers in video form, because videos are so much more interesting than lines of text.

The Why of Vulva Love Lovely:

And the How:

Monday, September 12, 2011

Mrs Myrna Monday: How do I know if I have a Yeast Infection?

Mrs. Myrna Mondays:
Where we answer all of the questions you have about your Lady Parts

Dear Mrs Myrna,
How do I know if I have a yeast infection?
Dear Unsure,
Let me see if I can de-code this mystery for you.

Here are some of the most common symptoms you see with a Yeast infection. You may have all or just a few:
  • Extreme itchiness in and around the Vagina
  • A thick, white clumpy discharge that does not have a bad smell
  • Burning, redness and swelling of the Vulva
  • Pain when urinating
  • Pain during intercourse

To sup it all up:
If the discharge is not white, then what you have is not a yeast infection and should see a doctor. If your discharge is white, clumpy, smells like baking bread and causes some serious itching and burning you most certainly have a yeast infection.

So now what do you do?
Let me just put it out there now to save you a lot of grief: The over the counter stuff will take the itch you already have and triple it. Good luck going to bed with all of that going on.
My recommendation would be to buy this soap:
Kick it to Your Yeast Infection!

It was formulated with the help of a naturopathic doctor that is one of the consults for the Mrs Myrna column. It treats the yeast infection very effectively but isn't something that makes a mess in your panties, makes the itch worse and you can use it any time you like: not just before bed. If you suffer from chronic yeast infections you can use it as a preventative method. We have gotten some rave reviews for this stuff, so all of us here at Mrs Myrna promise this stuff will do the trick and keep you comfortable all at the same time.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

How to Help a Friend that is Considering Suicide

With the frightening reality that we are seeing an increase of suicide in our LGBT teens, knowing what to do to help can truly help save a life.

I found this excellent video: its short, sweet, and to the point.
It tells you in an easily digestible way how to help a friend that is considering suicide. Its a video, so you don't even have to read a pamphlet. That is why I'm asking you not only to watch it, but re-post it. Imagine what we could do for people if we all had these simple steps ready in our minds?

Monday, September 5, 2011

Mrs. Myrna Mondays: Suffer From UTI's? She knows just how to prevent them.

Mrs. Myrna Mondays:
Where we answer all of the questions you have about your Lady Parts

Dear Mrs. Myrna,
I feel like I always have a UTI (Urinary Tract Infection). What can I do to prevent them so that I don't have to feel like this all of the time?
Sick and Tired

Dear Sick and Tired,
I know that there are a lot of women out there nodding their heads at this so I will do my best to end this saga for you.

1.) Go to your local drug store and pick up some over the counter cranberry pills. Take one a day at every meal. This will cause your urine to become too acidic for your infection to survive and serves as a very effective preventative measure. Don't do juice, the sugars in your juice can actually feed your infection.

2.) Never, I mean never take a bath. If you really need to then make sure you urinate as soon as you get out of the tub. Sitting in a tub can cause bacteria to enter the urethra and cause a UTI.

3.) Urinate after you have sex. Again, intercourse can cause bacteria to find their way into your urethra and cause a UTI.

4.) DON'T hold it in! When you've gotta go, take the time to make it happen. Holding it when you need to go can help any bacteria that may be present develop into a full-fledged urinary tract infection.

5.) Wear cotton panties. Cotton fabric breathes easy, keeping you nice and dry. Other synthetic fabrics do not breath and can trap in moisture, creating a potential breeding ground for bacteria.

6.) Last but not least: wipe from front to back. So, in plain terms starting with your vulva and ending with your anus, never visa versa. This keeps any bacteria from your anus from getting into your vaginal area.

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