Let’s Get Comfortable Talking About Female Health (and a Giveaway!)
Right, let’s talk about vaginas for a minute shall we? Sorry lads, this one is for the CHICAS!
I recently had a spot of bother ‘down there’, which PRAISE BE is all cleared up now. It was totally out of the blue, nothing I’d caused from being promiscuous (chance’d be a fine thing) and it was nothing serious and super easy to treat. BUT it was also painful, uncomfortable and made me feel SOOOOO EMBARRASSED AND UNCLEAN X 100000. So I decided to write a blog about it. So that’s a treat for you.
Canesten (yes, they of thrush treatment fame) have just launched a campaign called Get Comfortable, with the aim being to encourage women to be more at ease and comfortable discussing their intimate feminine health openly. I mean I am all for this. Because we all know how BAE thrush and cystitis and periods can be. LOVE YOU BOO.
I reckon the lack of info and knowledge which comes from shyness and reluctance to talk about it, makes up a huge part of the reason why we feel so awkward about these things. Is it because we feel so bloody embarrassed? Is it linked with feeling unfeminine and, dare I say it, undesirable? The thing is, when things go slightly awry down there, it often causes such psychological anxiety that it all just gets blown up out of proportion in your head.
SO I SAY DON’T BE SHY! If something is worrying you or isn’t quite right, ask questions, talk to your girlfriends, or your mum and visit your GP. Honestly, they won’t even bat an eyelid even if you do go as red as a tomato. It’s ALWAYS better to to be safe and informed. SHOW YOUR LOVELY VAGINA SOME LOVE MY BABES! Allow crossed legs, niggling worries and ending up in a spiral of googled symptoms. Open up (your legs wheyyyy) and get comfortable talking about your own body.
To help get the ball rolling, Canesten are offering a £50 John Lewis Voucher (cute of them) to one lucky commenter! Just enter through the rafflecopter!
Do you find feminine health a difficult topic to discuss?
*This post was written in collaboration with Canesten and the #GetComfortable campaign, but all views are my own!
Terms and Conditions for Canesten ‘Get Comfortable’ Prize Draw Competition
1. This Canesten ‘Get Comfortable’ prize draw (“Prize Draw”) opening date is 18/12/15 and the closing date for entries is 24/12/15.
2. To enter the Prize Draw, entrants must post a comment in response to the Canesten ‘Get Comfortable’ social media post, via theRafflecopter Widget.
3. Rafflecopter allows for secure, and fair management of giveaways, as the entries can be entered easily and the winner can be selected randomly within the widget.
4. Only one entry per person will be accepted. Multiple or third party entries are not permitted.
5. The Prize Draw is open to UK residents aged 18 or over, excluding employees of the Promoter, their families, agents or anyone else connected with the Promoter.
6. One winner will be selected at random from all valid entries received on or before the closing date.
7. The prize is one £50 John Lewis shopping voucher.
8. The winner will be notified by email from the promoter, within 28 days of the closing date.
9. The winner must notify the promoter of their postal address for delivery of the prize within 28 days of being notified that they are the winner. If the winner does not respond within 28 days a new winner will be selected at random from the remaining valid entries.
10. The prize is not transferrable or exchangeable and cannot be taken as cash.
11. The Promoter will not be liable if the prize cannot be taken by a winner for any reason beyond the control of the Promoter.
12. Owing to exceptional circumstances outside its reasonable control, the Promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the Prize Draw or these terms and conditions at any stage but will always endeavour to minimise the effect to entrants in order to avoid undue disappointment.
13. The decisions of the Promoter are final and no correspondence will be entered into.
15. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for entries that are not received for any reason.
16. Details of the winner’s name and county will be available for one month after the close of the Prize Draw by contacting the Promoter.
17. Other than for death or personal injury arising from the negligence of the Promoter, so far as permitted by the law, the Promoter hereby excludes all liability for any loss, damage, cost and expense, whether direct or indirect, howsoever caused in connection with the Prize Draw or any aspect of the Prize.
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