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5 best Ghanaian foods to eat when sick

Hippocrates famously said, "Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food." It's true that food can do much more than provide energy. And when you're sick, eating the right foods is more important than ever.

How to prepare okro stew

Learning how to prepare okro stew is simple and straightforward. Check this post for detailed steps.

8 foods that can boost your sex drive

Sex drive has always been a tricky thing to measure. A lot of factors—including your mental health and relationship status come together to determine whether you’re “in the mood.”

Decoding the relationship between love and sex

When dealing with the topic of relationships, one thing that must be kept in mind is that there is a very thin line that differentiates love and sex from each other; they are definitely not the same part of a coin. 

Five interesting facts about Ghana's Independence

Ghana holds a special place in pan-African history. The West African nation is revered as the first sub-Saharan country to gain independence and has traditionally been celebrated as the leader in African democracy and development. 

Falling in love again

I can’t count how many times I’ve heard this from clients: “I love my spouse but I’m not in love with him (her) anymore.”

Never marry a guy who has these 5 traits

For many, who you marry is among the most important decisions you will make in your lifetime.Everyone hopes that the person they marry is the actual embodiment of Prince Charming, but the truth is that everyone has good and bad qualities and you have to pick and choose what you’re willing to deal with.

Why you shouldn’t rush into marriage

Marriage is good. Marriage is sweet. The union between two people who love, respect and want to spend the rest of their lives together is a beautiful experience.

5 local drinks to make Valentine's day truly Ghanaian

On Special occasions like Valentine's day, Ghanaian local drinks are not left out of the love celebration. Let's shift from the foreign taste and make Ghanaian local beverages feel extraordinary this season of love. 

10 Ghanaian recipes you can prepare for your partner on Valentine's day

According to American novelist Fanny Fern,''a way to a man's heart is through his stomach''. This means that a woman can make a man love her by cooking good meals for him. Valentine day is here again, skip the fuss of making a fancy dinner reservation for this year and spend the night in making a delicious meal for your partner.

7 things men do when they’re in deep love

Men and women are from different planets that's for a fact, that means that we think and do things differently. Something that is ok for women usually is nonsense for men.

Every lady you approach says no? Read this!

You have once crushed on a lady till now you cannot get her off your mind. You always fantasise how great it will be having her close your chest. The way she walks, talks, tucks her hair behind the ears, how she smiles turns you on. 

Seven things you should avoid on your wedding day

Hello Bride, The morning of your wedding day is filled with lots of anticipation and activities, to ensure you have a flawless, unspoiled day ahead, here are 7 mistakes you should try to avoid.

Meet TrendyRail, the lady behind Sarkodie’s looks

For the past four years, one amazing lady by the name TrendyRail has been doing magic in creating the visual style and appearance of the most decorated rapper in Africa, Sarkodie, and some other international acts and has made a business out of it. 

Mel B had her vagina 'Scraped' to remove traces of her Ex

Spice Girl Mel B recently revealed that she had the inside of her vagina "scraped" to get rid of all traces of her ex-husband, Stephen Belafonte.

If that term makes you clench your legs, you're not alone. Now, ob-gyns everywhere are taking to the internet to tell women to never, ever have their vagina scraped...seriously, never.

In a December interview with The Guardian to promote her new memoir, Brutally Honest, Mel B (aka Melanie Brown) said, “They scraped the inside of my vagina and put new tissue in. It’s almost like a rape victim would do—essentially, you want to scrub yourself clean." In her memoir, Brown claims Belafonte abused her both physically and mentally throughout their 10-year marriage.

She later gave more details on the procedure. On singer Jessie Ware's podcast, Table Manners, Brown explained that vaginal scraping is similar to vaginal rejuvenation, a risky technique that uses a laser device to destroy and reshape vaginal tissue with the goal of making the vagina smaller. (The FDA had previously warned that vaginal rejuvenation can pose serious health risks, including vaginal burns, scarring, pain during sex, and recurring or chronic pain.)

Brown went on to say that she had her vagina scraped because she didn't "want to feel like the last person that was inside my vagina was this monster." Her doctor examined her, and she quoted him saying, "'Legally there’s nothing I can do about that because you don’t need anything done.' I said could he just go in there and get everything out, but then pack it with new fresh tissue." Ouch.

Brown said that while most women opt to for vaginal rejuvenation because "they want to be made smaller," her aim was to be "clean and new inside."

Okay, we get that when you break up with someone, especially an abusive partner, you want to remove all traces of them from your life. There's nothing wrong with that, but it's very important to do so in a safe way. Vaginal scraping doesn't make the cut when it comes to safety.

Christine Greves, MD, an ob-gyn at the center for obstetrics and gynecology at Orlando Health in Florida, tells Health she has never heard of such a procedure, but she encourages women to stay away from it. "Your vagina is blessed with being an environment that self-cleans, restores, and rejuvenates on its own."

After having sex, the vagina will clear out any trace of your partner's semen within a week, Dr. Greves says. "It does the work for you," she adds.

Having your vagina scraped implies that a doctor is removing surface cell layers, but these are key to protecting against infection. Dr. Greves compares it to scraping your knee on the sidewalk. That scrape makes that part of your body more vulnerable to infection and pain, and the same thing could happen in the vagina.

"Let your body do its job," Dr. Greves suggests, and knowing that your vagina will wash away all traces of your ex without any help from a doctor should give you peace of mind. If you're going through a painful breakup, vent to your friends, write down how you feel, or treat yourself to some soothing self-care—but let your vagina take care of itself.

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Source: health