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The sex lives of young women marked by frustration, stress, guilt and embarrassment

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Monash University, 24 Feb 2020 Professor Susan Davis, a leading Monash University expert on women’s health, admits it was a highly ambitious project: minutely studying the sexual wellbeing of 7000 young Australian women with particular focus on complicated, intimate ideas such as desire, arousal, orgasm, responsiveness and self-esteem. Now that it’s done (and published this week in the...

Landmark study to track gay and bisexual men’s attitudes on body image

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ABC News Breakfast, 15/2/2019 Steroid use is on the rise as young men fuelled by social media lead a dangerous pursuit of muscle-bound perfection, researchers warn.  Now, for the first time, a global study run from Australia will look specifically at how gay and bisexual men are impacted and whether this could be leading to fatal outcomes. Starting today, 3.5 million men on the Grindr app in...

“I never realised they were so different”: understanding the impact of the labia library

Women’s Health Victoria, October 2018 Recognising that women are increasingly altering their genitalia through cosmetic surgery, WHV developed the Labia Library, a unique online resource that supports positive body image by informing women about the natural diversity in normal female genital appearance. The Labia Library houses a gallery of 40 unaltered photographs of female genitalia. This...

Labiaplasty surgery prompted by derogatory comments, research finds

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ABC Health & Wellbeing, posted Tue at 10:46am Every year thousands of women undergo labiaplasties – a relatively new surgical procedure that alters the folds of skin surrounding a woman’s vagina: the labia minora (inner labia) and the labia majora (outer labia). Derogatory comments about the appearance of their genitals, as well as physical discomfort during certain activities...

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