What Does It Feel Like to Be High on Marijuana? Smoking and Vaping What Does It Feel Like to Be High on Marijuana? Smoking and Vaping
OverviewSmoking, ingesting, or vaping marijuana can make you high or “stoned.” If you’ve never tried marijuana, you might wonder what it feels like. Marijuana can have drastically different effects from one person to the next. Some people report feeling happy or relaxed. Others report laughter, altered time and sensory perception, and increased appetite. But marijuana can also cause less-des
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How I Liberated Myself Through Body Tattoos and Piercings How I Liberated Myself Through Body Tattoos and Piercings
Health and wellness touch each of us differently. This is one person’s story.When I walked into my house with a tapered haircut for the first time, the front door opened and my father greeted me with “I am upset. I don’t like it. Why would you do that to your hair?” For years, I talked about cutting my hair but my father commanded me not to because he “wants me to look like a girl.”My
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I Attempted Suicide. Here’s What I Want Suicide Loss Survivors to Know I Attempted Suicide. Here’s What I Want Suicide Loss Survivors to Know
How we see the world shapes who we choose to be — and sharing compelling experiences can frame the way we treat each other, for the better. This is a powerful perspective.It was a late January afternoon in 2018, just two days after I had major surgery. Drifting in and out of a painkiller haze, I leaned over to check my phone. There on the screen, I saw a text message from my best friend’s mom:
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The Student with Bipolar Disorder Who Struggles with Dating The Student with Bipolar Disorder Who Struggles with Dating
By unveiling how anxiety impacts people’s lives, we hope to spread empathy, ideas for coping, and a more open conversation on mental health. This is a powerful perspective.BSM is a 27-year-old student who lives in Ypsilanti, Michigan. He discovered he had anxiety around the same time he experienced his first bipolar episode. He has begun coping with his anxiety through medication and other strat
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5 Reasons Anorexia Nervosa Can Impact Your Sex Drive 5 Reasons Anorexia Nervosa Can Impact Your Sex Drive
In the fall of 2017, as I set out to conduct interviews on sexuality in women with anorexia nervosa for my dissertation research, I did so knowing that women would express experiences with low sex drive. After all, research shows that this population tends to have avoidant, immature, and averse feelings toward sexual activity. What I did not expect, however, was how often women worried that this e
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PCOS Hair Loss: Cause, Treatment, Home Remedies, and Support PCOS Hair Loss: Cause, Treatment, Home Remedies, and Support
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormone disorder that can cause a range of symptoms, including hirsutism, which is excess facial and body hair. While many with PCOS grow thicker hair on their face and body, some experience hair thinning and hair loss, which is referred to as female pattern hair loss.Why does PCOS cause hair loss?The female body produces male hormones, also called andr
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Copper Toxicity: Signs, Causes, Treatment, & the IUD Copper Toxicity: Signs, Causes, Treatment, & the IUD
Copper toxicity can be caused by genetic conditions or exposure to high levels of copper in food or water. We’ll help you learn how to identify copper toxicity, what causes it, how it’s treated, and if there’s a connection to intrauterine devices (IUDs).First, we’ll define what a healthy amount of copper is and what’s a dangerous level.Healthy and unhealthy copper levelsCopper is a heavy
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Clarifying Shampoo: Benefits, Risks, How To, Costs, and More Clarifying Shampoo: Benefits, Risks, How To, Costs, and More
Traditional shampoo is great for keeping your hair and scalp clean on a daily basis, but what about when you feel like you need a deeper clean? That’s where clarifying shampoo comes in.Hair care experts recommend using a clarifying shampoo to get rid of buildup in your hair. Clarifying shampoo is designed for occasional use only and shouldn’t replace your daily cleanser.If you think your locks
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Outercourse: What It Is, How to Do It, Risks to Consider & More Outercourse: What It Is, How to Do It, Risks to Consider & More
What is it?Outercourse is an option for sexual activity without intercourse. When you get down to the details, that means different things to different people. For some, it’s everything except penis-in-vagina (PIV) penetration. For others, outercourse means no penetration of any kind, including fingers, sex toys, and anal sex.Some choose outercourse as a safe sex alternative. They put boundaries
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Sugar Alcohol and Diabetes: A Good Sugar Substitute in Moderation Sugar Alcohol and Diabetes: A Good Sugar Substitute in Moderation
What is sugar alcohol?Sugar alcohol is a sweetener that can be found in many low-calorie, diet, and reduced-calorie foods. It provides a taste and texture similar to that of regular table sugar. This makes it a satisfying alternative for people who wish to limit their sugar intake, such as those with diabetes. Because sugar alcohol isn’t fully absorbed during digestion, it provides about half
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Schema Therapy: Theory, Schemas, Modes, Goals, and More Schema Therapy: Theory, Schemas, Modes, Goals, and More
Schema therapy is a newer type of therapy that combines elements of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), psychoanalysis, attachment theory, and emotion-focused therapy, among others. It’s an integrative approach that aims to treat personality disorders and other mental health concerns that don’t always respond to other treatment options. It can be particularly useful for treating borderline per
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Exclusive Breast Pumping: Benefits, Schedule, Supplies, and More Exclusive Breast Pumping: Benefits, Schedule, Supplies, and More
Exclusive breast pumping is when a baby is only fed expressed breast milk through a bottle instead of feeding directly from the breast. You may choose to exclusively pump for many different reasons, including if:you have a premature babyyour baby can’t latch your baby has a cleft palatebreastfeeding is uncomfortable for you you’re away from your baby for extended periods of time every dayWhate
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What Is Rimming (Analingus)? 15 FAQs About Safety, How to Do It, More What Is Rimming (Analingus)? 15 FAQs About Safety, How to Do It, More
What is it? Rimming, also known as analingus, is the act of orally pleasuring the anus. This can involve licking, sucking, kissing, and any other pleasurable act that involves oral-to-anal contact.Who does it? Everyone! A common misconception is that rimming is an exclusively “gay” activity because it’s focused on the anus, but your sexual identity has nothing to do with it.If you have a but
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Yoga For Men: Benefits, Videos, Gear, and Tips Yoga For Men: Benefits, Videos, Gear, and Tips
The teachings of yoga have been around for thousands of years and practiced by many, but it’s only in recent decades that the practice of yoga asanas, or poses, has become mainstream.While women tend to outnumber men in yoga classes in the modern Western world, the practice is designed for everyone. Here are reasons yoga can be good for you, poses and practices to try, plus tips to get going. 5
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8 DIY Creams and Oils for Eye Puffiness and Wrinkles 8 DIY Creams and Oils for Eye Puffiness and Wrinkles
Plus, two recipes and three tools to helpWalk into any beauty store on the hunt for a brand new eye cream and you’ll walk into a dizzying array of options. Between brands, ingredients, purported benefits — and potential drawbacks like cost — it can be a lot to consider. It might seem like the eye creams marked a few hundred dollars are a sure bet, but if there’s anything we know about eye
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How to Cope with the Loss of a Pet How to Cope with the Loss of a Pet
IntroThe bonds we forge with our pets are powerful. Their love for us is unfaltering, and they have a way of making us feel better even on our worst days — which makes the loss of a pet that much more difficult.Read on to learn more about the power of pet relationships as well as for steps on how you can cope with such a devastating loss, if and when it happens. The power of pet relationshipsOu
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Living with an Alcoholic: What to Know and How to Cope Living with an Alcoholic: What to Know and How to Cope
About alcohol addictionNot only does alcohol addiction, or alcohol use disorder (AUD), affect those who have it, but it can also have significant effects on their interpersonal relationships and households. If you’re living with someone who has AUD, it’s important to understand what’s behind the addiction to alcohol and to learn how to cope. Here’s what you need to know to overcome the ch
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