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What is Sex?

March 14, 2017By
What is Sex?

Sex is an act between two consenting people. Consent means that both people have agreed to everything that is happening. People have sex for many reasons, such as expressing their love for another, wanting to have a child, or satisfying a physical need. In Islam, sex is only permissible when those two people are married […]

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Tampon Tips & Other Menstrual Hygiene Options

February 15, 2016By
Tampon Tips & Other Menstrual Hygiene Options

Now that you’ve read a little bit about pads vs tampons, here are some tips to keep in mind if you choose tampons. To learn more about options in addition to tampons and pads, read these great tips from www.girlshealth.gov: It is very important to use the tampon with the lowest level of absorbency for your needs. On […]

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Ghusl for Boys

March 7, 2015By
Ghusl for Boys

In our previous post for girls on ghusl (ritual bath), many have asked whether boys have similar expectations. The short answer to that is yes. There are specific times that boys too, are expected to perform ghusl, and the actual process of performing ghusl is the same. As mentioned in the previous post, the ritual […]

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Eating Well to Beat Constipation

February 7, 2015By
Eating Well to Beat Constipation

Hi, Fiber! The very best thing you can do for constipation is . . . Eat well. And by well, we mean quality, not quantity. “Eating healthy” is something you will hear – and hopefully do – for the rest of your life, but what does that really mean? It means you focus on nourishing […]

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Turn to Yoga to Help with Constipation!

February 7, 2015By
Turn to Yoga to Help with Constipation!

Stretch it Out Gentle stretching will help relieve your constipation. And, as a matter of fact, stretching and yoga helps to calm your consternation! Many stretches come from the practice of yoga and are called poses. You may already be familiar with yoga. Yoga is thousands of years old and has been used to help […]

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Worship & Menstruation

February 1, 2015By
Worship & Menstruation

There are many faith traditions that have guidelines for what acts of worship are and are not permissible during a woman’s menstruation and postpartum bleeding period. For example, some traditions do not allow menstruating women to enter temples or mosques. Other faith traditions excuse menstruating women from certain acts of worship or from certain household […]

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Helpful Yoga Poses for Cramps

January 26, 2015By
Helpful Yoga Poses for Cramps

For centuries, yoga has been used to calm the mind and exercise the body. If menstrual cramps are bringing you down, try these yoga poses to relieve the pain and put you in a good mood: Head-To-Knee Forward Bends: Sit on the floor with your legs extended in front of  you. Elongate your spine and […]

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What’s a UTI? What’s Not a UTI?

January 15, 2015By
What’s a UTI? What’s Not a UTI?

A bladder infection is one type of UTI. This infection is so common most girls get one at some point in their life. Often, the terms “UTI” and “bladder infection” are both used to describe the same infection. More annoying than anything else, a bladder infection may feel like you have to pee –ALL THE […]

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The Muslim Girl’s Guide to Ghusl

January 1, 2015By
The Muslim Girl’s Guide to Ghusl

The Ritual Bath after Menstruation Many cultures and faiths have specific rules around bathing and self-care regarding menstruation. In Islam, a menstruating female is excused from the ritual daily prayers. Menstruation begins, Islamically, upon the first indication of colored discharge, even if it is just on the toilet paper after wiping. It ends when there […]

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But Wait, Isn’t Having a Period Dirty?

December 13, 2014By
But Wait, Isn’t Having a Period Dirty?

Having a period is just as normal as peeing, pooping, sneezing, coughing and laughing, but can you imagine never being taught about getting your period and thinking you are absolutely dying the first time you see blood? Other girls often feel embarrassed or ashamed about their periods and see it as something dirty and impure. […]

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