Jen is a writer at Clue who delights in assignments involving LGBTQIA+ topics, sex, and pop culture.
Preferred birth control: Usually when I have sex there’s no sperm involved, so no chance of getting pregnant. That said, I’m a fan of condoms and gloves for STI prevention.
Favourite reproductive health fact: Arousal and orgasm can help maintain your circulatory, neural, and muscular systems, and prevent dysmenorrhoea (painful menstruation).
We asked 64,000 women what they look for in a partner. The most important thing? Kindness.
Clue, the University of Göttingen and MyONE Condoms asked 64,000 women of varying ages and sexual orientations what they look for in a partner.
Chest binding: tips and tricks for trans men, nonbinary, and genderfluid people
Chest binding is a common practice among transgender men, nonbinary, and genderfluid people. It can improve mental health, but also cause negative symptoms.
What it’s like to get your period when you’re trans
Trans men, genderqueer, and nonbinary people share their feelings about periods.
Tracking your period can help you understand PMS symptoms. Here’s how
Tracking symptoms throughout your menstrual cycle can help you understand your experience of PMS, what to expect, and when to see a doctor.
What’s all the fuss about free bleeding, and why does it matter?
Free bleeding is the practice of menstruating in public without blocking or collecting the period flow. Here’s why people do it.
Next level period tracking: 5 more tips for tracking your period in Clue
Clue Support Agent Ilaria shares a few more answers to your frequently asked questions about period tracking.
Vaginal dryness: Why it happens and what you can do about it
Vaginal dryness symptoms may include a burning sensation, vaginal discomfort or itching, abnormal vaginal discharge, or pain during sex or masturbation.
What you may not know about endometriosis: common questions and misconceptions
What causes endometriosis? Is there a cure? Which treatments work? Does endometriosis lead to infertility?
What was it like to get your period in ancient Greece?
Were the first tampons made of wood? Where does the phrase “on the rag” come from? Historian Helen King has the answers.
Let’s talk about squirting: Why is it important, and what does it feel like?
Ejaculation has long been associated with penises. But ejaculation from the vulva or vagina can also happen—before, during, after, or without orgasm.
Why queer, bisexual, and pansexual people use birth control
Experiences and advice about birth control from people who aren’t straight.
HIV and AIDS aren’t over—and here is how you can help
Stigma surrounding HIV and AIDS directly harms people’s health. Here’s a look at the discrimination caused by HIV stigma, and what people are doing to...
Why trans men, nonbinary, and genderqueer people use birth control
Trans men, nonbinary, and genderqueer people share their birth control experiences and advice.
The best things about dating someone who also has a period
There are many stereotypes about romance between two people with menstrual cycles. Here are lesbian, transgender and queer people's personal experiences.
What you may not know about PCOS: questions and misconceptions
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition which can cause symptoms including excess facial and body hair, acne, and mood changes.
Digestion and your cycle: A conversation between Clue and Cara
Is period poop a thing? And answers to other questions about food, digestion, and your cycle.
Getting diagnosed with PCOS: personal experiences and advice
Not everyone has the same experience of PCOS symptoms and diagnosis. We asked people to share their stories.
How to tell your partner you have a sexually transmitted infection (STI)
Telling someone you have an STI can be difficult, so here's a step-by-step guide to help you decide when, where, and how to do it—and...
Menstruating while trans: Meet artist and educator Cass Clemmer
Cass Clemmer is the creator of Toni the Tampon, a coloring book and Instagram account designed to smash period taboos
How to go camping, hiking or to a festival while on your period
Excited about getting away from your daily routine, but the thought of dealing with your period in the wild has you stressed?