Turn on the TV and I'm sure you'll see at least one ad for a female hygiene product. Something with gorgeous gal spinning around smiling or images of waterfalls to "make you fresher" and "rid yourself of odor". These ads imply that if we don't use the product then we are going to be dirty and smelly. Look at all these ads from the last few decades!
When it comes to fitness there are some pretty big lines drawn. You pick a camp and join their team. There's: Lifter (this is broken down further into powerlifter, bodybuilder), Crossfitter, Yoga Girl, and Runner/Cardio.
The big downside to choosing only one team is that you miss out on the benefits of crosstraining. In the short term this isn't always a bad thing- if you're getting ready for a powerlifting meet then doing hours of cardio isn't going to help you reach your goal. But from a long term health and fitness perspective you're going to predispose yourself to injury.
Last week we went over the basics of a self-exam. And now you're thinking... hm ok well what's normal? How do I know if I should go see my doctor?
Recently breast self exams have become an important part of standard women's health practice and education. A pelvic self exam is still pretty hush-hush material though. We need to change that! You know what your toes and shoulders look like and which angle you can take the best selfie from. But do you really know what you look like "down there"?