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  • 5 Very Bad Things That Can Happen to Your Vagina in Old Age

    You've likely noticed some of the drawbacks of aging—wrinkles, a decreased metabolism, and memory loss, to name a few—but your vagina doesn't deal too well with old age, either. In fact, there are a whole host of changes that occur down there, starting in your 40s. While most of the aging-related differences you'll notice in your lady parts (like an increase in dryness and yeast infections) are just simply annoying, others can be serious. Here’s the deal:

    Your Uterus Can Fall Into Your Vagina

    One age-related condition that can occur down below is prolapse (a.k.a. the dropping of the uterus, bladder, or rectum into the vagina), says Timothy Ryntz, M.D., assistant clinical professor of gynecologic surgery and urogynecology at Columbia University. For women with mild prolapse, Kegel exercises can be helpful. As far as treatments go, that depends on the health of the patient—but one option is having a supportive pessary (a removable device) inserted into the vagina to keep things in place. Another option is surgery, including cystocele repair (tucking up the bladder), rectocele (tucking up the rectum), and hysterectomy (removal of the uterus and possibly the cervix), says Alyssa Dweck, M.D., assistant clinical professor in the department of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive science at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and co-author of V is for Vagina.

    Your Vagina Actually Starts To Look Older

    As you age, your skin loses elasticity, and wrinkles become more pronounced. Something similar happens to your vagina. Estrogen helps to keep skin plump and more elastic. Consequently, hormonal decreases as a result of aging mean a loss in elasticity of the vagina. This is known as vulvo-vaginal atrophy, or VVR. The vaginal walls thin out and can become dry and inflamed. Kegel exercises probably won't help, but any kind of activity that simulates and invigorates the area might, including $exual arousal. A doctor might even recommend a vaginal moisturizer or prescribe a topical or oral estrogen.

    Your Uterus - And The Entrance To Your Vagina - Can Shrink

    In response to dropping estrogen levels, the uterus can actually change size. "As women get older, the uterus itself tends to get smaller," says May Hsieh Blanchard, M.D., associate professor in the department of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Makes sense since you're no longer in your childbearing years.

    Similarly, the vaginal entrance can narrow with age. "All of the tissue tends to constrict, particularly if it isn't being used," says Blanchard. According to a report from Harvard Medical School, this narrowing can lead to irritation, dryness, and sometimes, inflammation of the vaginal wall—a condition called atrophic vaginitis. Left untreated, atrophic vaginitis can cause bleeding and painful $ex and pelvic exams. That being said, maintaining a certain level of $exual activity can offset some narrowing—although there isn't any kind of externally mandated level of how often you should be getting busy. "It needs to be what's satisfying and comfortable for the woman and her partner," says Blanchard. Estrogen treatments can also help.

     

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  • The Story Of This French Prostitute With 3 Legs, 4 Breasts & 2 Vag_inas

    Just when you thought that you have seen everything, Mother Nature has a tendency to throw something at us that catches us off guard. The story of Blanche Dumas is one such case.

    Years ago, because of the lack of education, people born with some sort of anomaly were discriminated against. Sometimes this discrimination was so severe that these guys had no other option apart from joining a circus or a ‘freakshow’.

    Here’s the tale of Blanche Dumas who was born on the island of Martinique in 1860 to a French father and a mother of African origin. Bechlinger of Para, Brazil visited her and decided to document her in a book named Human Oddities: A Book of Nature’s Anomalies.

     

    She is said to have had a very broad pelvis, two imperfectly developed legs and a third leg attached to her coccygeus and, in addition to normal well developed breasts, she also had two smaller rudimentary breasts close together above her pubic area.

    Blanche also had two vag_inas and two well-developed vulvas. It is said that she had developed sensitivity in both her vag_inas and had allegedly ‘entertained’ men with both of them.

    According to the book, her extreme libido is what led her to become a courtesan in Paris. However, there is no proof for that. She is also said to have written letters to Francesco Lentini, a man who had three-legs with dual genitalia, and expressed her desire to get $exually intimate with him. Although there are no confirmed reports of the two meeting but there is great rumour of a brief affair.

    Mother Nature always surprises us.

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  • Eritrea accuses U.S. of instigating fresh border clash with Ethiopia

     

    Asmara government has accused the United States of masterminding the recent border clashes between Ethiopia and Eritrean forces.

    In a short statement issued on Friday, the Eritrean Ministry of Information further accused the U.S. Administration of providing arms to Ethiopia to aid the latter carry out the alleged attack.

    Last week, forces of the two rival neighbours engaged in heavy border fighting around Tserona central front, an area about 75 kilometres south of the Eritrean capital, Asmara.

    Hundreds of soldiers are reported to have been killed and many more wounded from both sides.

    The two sides traded blame over who first sparked the two-day battle which broke out on Sunday.

    The latest battle is the most serious military engagement since the 1998-2000 border war which has claimed the lives of an estimated more than 70,000 people.

    In the past, Eritrea has repeatedly accused the U.S. of instigating conflict in the region.

    Asmara accuses the U.S. of being major role player in instigating conflicts between Ethiopia and Eritrea. It has also accused Washington of having role on its border war with Djibouti.

    This time, the Red sea nation has similarly pointed accusing fingers on Barack Obama’s administration.

    “Eritrea is aware of Washington’s instigation not only of the attack against Eritrea that the Ethiopian forces launched last Sunday, June 12, 2016 but also in its deployment of weapons along the border for a much expanded offensive,” the statement alleged.

    Following the clashes, the United States voiced "grave concern" and called on both sides to exercise restraint and engage in political dialogue.

    In a statement issued Tuesday, John Kirby, U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby urged the two arch rivals to cooperate in promoting stability and sustainable peace in the region.

    “As both Ethiopia and Eritrea are party to the 2000 Cessation of Hostilities Agreement and there cannot be a military solution, we call for both sides to exercise restraint and engage in political dialogue,” he said.

    However Eritrea has downplayed US statement as nothing but “crocodile tears”.

    “In the event, shedding crocodile tears and issuing a bland statement by the spokesperson of the U.S. State Department calling on ‘both sides to show restraint’ cannot impress anyone” Eritrea’s statement added.

    It added Eritrea will disclose these facts in due time.

    In a separate statement Eritrea said it is appalled by the statement of UN Secretary General, Ban-ki Moon for calling on both sides to exercise restraint and refrain from any act or statement that could exacerbate the situation.

    “In the circumstances, we find the statement that apportions equal blame to the victim and the aggressor and calls on both sides to show restraint untenable” the statement reads.

    “This unfortunate statement can only corrode further the moral authority of the Secretary General’s Office” it added.

    The two countries remain at odds over the flashpoint town of Badme which was the source of the two-year long conflict.

    The Hague-based Boundary Commission 2002 ruling gave away the disputed town to Eritrea; however, Ethiopia has refused to accept insisting for more talks on implementation.

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  • 10 things that happen to you when you stop having $ex

    1. You get sick more often. Our immune system gets weaker when we’re not getting any. Want to avoid the cold and flu? Have more $ex. Sounds like a win-win preposition if you ask us.

    2. Your stress levels increase.You can get more anxious because there’s a decrease in “feel good” hormones being released, says Doctor. Lack of $ex is stressful. Even studies have shown that when you’re going through a $ex rut, you absolutely have a harder time dealing with stress-inducing situations.

    3. You have a harder time getting aroused.On the other hand, men could begin to suffer from erectile dysfunction, specifically premature ejaculation. (Hey, the penis IS a muscle. It’s like they say at the gym: use it or lose it.)

    4. Your dreams change.On the positive side of things, you may start having $ex dreams or even orgasm in your sleep. It’s not the same as the real deal, but it’s a nice substitute.

    5. You lose urge to have $ex.Dr. Honickman says that you will start to want $ex less if you haven’t gotten any in a while. Your libido is going to feel off or different than it normally does. And it’s normal that it feels abnormal.

    6. You grow apart from your partner.If you’re in a relationship, you may start getting insecure about the connection you have with your honey. To that end, other people are going to become more attractive to you. Take this as a sign that a healthy $ex life is important.

    7. You self-esteem might suffer.You may feel less attractive and more sad. It’s believed semen has anti-depressant qualities — and no, that’s not just something men have made up so we blow them. Using a condom can have these negative reactions as well.

    8. For men, the risk for prostate cancer rises.It’s more than your immune system. Dr. Honickman says a man’s risk for prostate cancer rises if they go without having $ex for long periods of time. That seems pretty unfair. No orgasms AND you might die. Thanks, universe.

    9. Your vaginal walls get weaker.Having $ex can be like a workout for your Kegels. So even if you aren’t getting any, it’s important to remember to do your Kegel exercises on a daily basis.

    10. Your risk of STIs will decrease.Hey, there’s a silver lining for everything. And interestingly, so does your risk of UTIs. Most of these occur within 24 hours of having $ex. No $ex, majorly decreased chance of infection.

     

     

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  • DRC Border Guards found 19 Dead Bodies of Ethiopian Migrants

    Lubumbashi - Congolese border guards found the bodies of 19 Ethiopian migrants who had died of asphyxia in a lorry carrying nearly 100 stowaways, after being alerted by a "nauseous" smell, officials said on Saturday.

    Seventy-six other Ethiopians were found still alive when the Zambian-registered truck was stopped on Thursday in the southeast of Congo, close to the border with Zambia.

    "We stopped this vehicle ... because of the nauseous smell which was coming from the trailer," said Jean-Pierre Lubosha, the local head of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) border guard (DMG).

    All the survivors stated that they had fled their country to head for southern Africa, passing through Kenya, in search of better lives, according to Lubosha.

    The lorry's crew had claimed to be transporting small fish.

    "The bodies were handed over to the Zambian authorities on Thursday. We interviewed the survivors who all claimed to be Ethiopian nationals," said Lubosha.

    The survivors were handed over to Zambian officials on Friday.

    "We congratulate the Congolese authorities for their vigilance, allowing them to discover this scandalous human trafficking, implicating three Zambian members of the (lorry) crew," said Zambian vice consul David Nyangulu.

    He added that an international investigation was underway to dismantle the people smuggling network.

     

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  • Why Men’s Shirt Buttons Are On The Right And Women’s On The Left?

    In the world of clothing, fashion trends are constantly changing like the tide in the oceans. There is one feature, however, that has remained constant in men’s and women’s clothing since the invention of the button and buttonhole: men’s shirt buttons are on the right while women’s shirt buttons are on the left.

    Why this has no clear answer. Much of it has to do because we live in a right-handed world. Sorry all of you lefties, but you only account for about 10 percent of the population. Here are some of history’s answers as to why men’s shirt buttons are on the right of the garment and women’s are on the left side.

    Self Defense

    One theory evolves from the 14th and 15th centuries. In the olden days before guns, the sword was the weapon of choice men carried to defend themselves with. Most men were right-handed and held swords in their right hand. When an attack loomed, they needed quick access to their weapon. Because swords were carried under their waistcoats, men had to unbutton the coat quickly to retrieve their weapon. It’s much easier and faster to unbutton the coat with the left hand while the right reaches for the sword. The placement of shirt buttons on the right side of the garment made this possible.

    Clothing Fashion

    Another theory relates to the fact that as fashion evolved and clothing became more flamboyant and heavier, women of wealth required help in dressing. Ladies-in-waiting and servants were called upon to help dress the lady of the house. Because buttons were expensive and a sign of wealth, fancy dresses and coats were often loaded with the fasteners. Tailors observed that since many women required others to help dress them, and since the assistants were mostly right-handed, buttons placed on the left side of the garment were easier to maneuver.

    Modesty

    Another theory, though not easily proven, is that Puritan modesty had a hand in orientating the placement of buttons. In many churches in England and early America, church congregations were separated by the $exes: men sat on the right side of the aisle facing the altar, woman sat separately on the left.

    Revealing too much flesh in public, especially of the chest area, was considered a sin. By having a man’s shirt edge overlap from left to right, any view of his skin was shielded from the women sitting across the aisle. The same held true with the women.

    $exism

    Let’s face it, for 90 percent of the population who are right handed, buttoning and unbuttoning a shirt buttons with the buttons attached to the right side is physically easier and less cumbersome.

    Men in Edwardian England knew this. But men in those days were totally $exist. To maintain some superiority in the area of clothing, the custom of displaying male dominance by making it harder for women to
    button and unbutton became a standard garment design.

    Just like the old question of which came first, the chick or the egg, there is no one provable explanation of why men’s and women’s button placements are different.

    Today no one really questions why. In fact, if some quirky fashion designer decided to change the pattern and place buttons on the same side for both men and women, there would probably be a backlash of protest. In other words, if it ain’t broke, why change it?

     

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