Nicole Telfer

Science Content Producer

Nicole is a science content producer and a writer at Clue. A former personal trainer, naturopathic doctor, and pelvic exam model, Nicole is passionate about making bodies the best and healthiest they can be. In her spare time, Nicole loves board games, sewing, dogs, and puns.

Preferred birth control: Condoms & FAM

Favorite reproductive health fact: Using your own saliva to masturbate may actually be protective against the development of vulvovaginal candida, in contrast to receiving oral sex, which may actually increase your chances of getting a vaginal candida infection

Pleasure

How to pick a lubricant

Personal lubricant (lube) can be used to help make sexual acts—like sex, masturbation, or sex toy play—more pleasurable.

Anatomy

Vaginas 101

The vagina changes: during sex, throughout the menstrual cycle, and with age and different life stages. There’s no such thing...

Illustration of a pair of legs and a person holding a mirror to inspect their genitals.
STIs

Genital warts 101

Genital warts are caused by certain strains of HPV. Two strains of HPV in particular—HPV 6 and HPV 11—are responsible...