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Episode Info: Just some quick housekeeping items. We have found our donation home! A place that accepts us just as we are with no pesky terms and conditions. Head on over to glow.fm/welcometomyvagina to give us a one-time donation or to become a monthly subscriber!  And if Miriam’s show has piqued your interest, follow this link to buy tickets to Your Faithful Reader happening October 10-12th at Triskelion Arts in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.Now for this week’s episode we speak to Diana Gerbehy about her struggles with breast cancer over the past few years. Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, we are going to have two episodes with Diana to educate you all as best we can about this disease and to hope it will inspire everyone to CHECK YOUR TITTIES because other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. If you want to learn more, check out breastcancer.org and please, if anything in or around your breast feels different to you or your partner, go to your doctor immediately. The sooner you are diagnosed the better.01:30: Check out this episode with Rebekah’s sister Lucy all about pronouns! And, fun fact, she was our first ever guest!02:30: To learn what not to put in your vagina, simply follow this link.05:30: What is it like to have sex on MDMA? Here is an article based off a 2014 study by Joseph Palamar (who did previous studies about the effects of drinking and smoking on sexual performance/enjoyment) from Cosmopolitan. Please note the study was based on the experiences of gay and bisexual men. Here is a link to the actual study from the Journal “Psychology & Sexuality.”08:15: Triple positive breast tumors are HER2-, ER2-, and PR-positive. Check out The Mayo Clinic for more thorough information.08:45: Cancers such as uterine, breast, prostate and endometrial are known as hormone-sensitive cancers. 11:15: According to BreastCancer.org, 1 in 8 women develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetime. It was estimated that in 2019 there would be 268,600 new cases of invasive breast cancer in women as well as 62,930 cases of non-invasive breast cancer.13:00: Here is a link to a study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health entitled, “Sexually Transmitted Infection Testing Among Adolescents and Young Adults in the United States.” Basically, the study talks about how people aged 15-25 have high rates of STIs and low rates of screening.  The biggest factor according to the researchers is that people have confidentiality concerns regarding their results.28:30: The Go Flat Movement has really been gaining steam in the last few years. Here is an article from the New York Times , an account from NPR, and a a piece from Cosmopolitan.Contact us! Watch us! Love us!Support us at glow!Email: welcometomyvagina@gmail.comInstagram: @welcometomyvaginaTwitter: @welcometomyvag ...
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