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Your Definitive Guide to Cleaning Your Vagina

Repeat after us: Do. Not. Douche.<p>Scrubbing up in the shower is a pretty intuitive process...until you get to your most sensitive areas. What kind of soap should you use? Are you doing too much—or maybe too little? Misguided information on how to clean your vagina could leave you anywhere between …

5 Yoga Moves For Better Sex

<b>These simple poses tone your bod while also offering a bedroom benefit.</b><p><i>By Amy Schlinger</i>, SELF<p>As if the perks to all your yoga poses aren't good enough, we've got a sexy revelation for you: Many poses can help you have better sex and feel more confident in the bedroom. That's because specific asanas …

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The Best Workout for a Toned, Tight Butt

Trust us on this: This is a workout you should seriously get behind<p>Blast unwanted fat and create a knockout butt with this two-phase program from Perkins. First, the "Wake 'Em Up" body-weight exercises are designed to light up your central nervous system and get your glutes primed and ready. …

The Best Butt Workout

Try this 20-minute butt workout to solidify your assets<p><b>To get a gorgeous butt</b> do these moves twice a week. Complete the recommended sets and reps, opting for a weight at which you can barely eke out the last rep of your final set with perfect form. <i>Check out all of WH's 20-Minute Workout Series -</i></b> …

4 Exercises to Lift Your Boobs

Get ready to bust a move—and boost your bust.<p>Nothing short of surgery or gaining body fat can actually increase the size of your breasts. As for making them <i>look</i> bigger, well, that's why the chunk of change we spend on bras each year is larger than the GDP of Iceland.<p>Push-ups and padding aren't your …

How Much Everyday Hair Loss Is Normal?

Find out if you should do something about your shedding.<p>If you feel like you’re losing hair, you’re not alone. Lots of women see tufts in the drain or on the bathroom floor and freak out, but experts say that what’s happening is more than likely normal. In fact, the average person loses between 60 …

Not as Many People Like to Kiss as You’d Think

How women around the world feel about smooching.<p>You might assume that sexy mouth-to-mouth action is a staple in the love lives of people around the world—but it's not. At least, that's what a new study published by the American Anthropological Association suggests.<p>For the study, researchers …

How Your Body Hair Changes Over Time

Yup, pubes do go gray.<p>We all know that hair on your head grows gray after some time and that age inevitably thins it out. But does the same fortune hold true for your body hair?<p>You may be surprised to learn that hair below your neck has its own way of aging. Dermatologist Rebecca Kazin, M.D., …

5 Popular Cellulite Treatments—Ranked From Best To Worst

Don't be fooled.<p>Baby got back—and if you’re like most human women, that back’s got some dimples and bumps.<p>Cellulite, which can affect areas like the booty, thighs, and stomach, happens when packets of body fat deep under the skin push up through layers of fibers to create a dimpling effect.<p>You can …

6 Ways You're Doing Squats Wrong

Lean legs and a tight tush are just a few tweaks away.<p>Squats are one of the best exercises for a stronger, fitter you—but only if you do them right. So before you crank out another rep, make sure your squats aren't falling victim to these all-too-common mistakes:<p><b>Letting Your Knees Fall In</b><p>A …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get a tight stomach in just six weeks without doing a single crunch. This may be the easiest workout we've ever printed<p>Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines …

5 Exercises That Will Show Your Lower Belly Who's Boss

One trainer's favorite moves for flattening that tricky spot<p>When you're trying to target your lower abs, all abs-strengthening moves are not created equal. Fact is, some are much more effective at working those tough-to-get-to muscles. So we asked celebrity trainer Michelle Lovitt, an Asics America …

11 Skin-Care Habits to Start NOW to Get Gorgeous Skin for Years to Come

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This Workout Playlist Will Help You Feel More Connected to Your Body Than Ever

“If we can learn to listen exteriorly, then we can learn to listen interiorly, as well.”<p><i>Every week, Your New Favorite Playlist introduces you to workout-worthy tunes from a different fitness brand. This week, I.Am.You shares a playlist from a recent class.</i><p>Lots of workouts aim to give you a …

How to Make Your Toes Look Less Gross (Pedicure Not Required)

Get your feet in tip-top shape for sandal season.<p>Sandal season is here—and after months of being cooped up in boots, your feet could probably use some major TLC. Are your toenails not quite ready to be shown off in strappy sandals, though? We thought so. Follow this advice for taking care of the …

How to Get Started Using a Big Fitness Ball -- The Ultimate Guide

Let me guess: You've had it for years.<p>You bought your stability ball on sale or won it at a work raffle, sponsored by your wellness committee. You were excited at first. But once you got it home, it felt like too much work to actually pump it up. Even more to the point, if you did go to all the …

The 3 Best Moves for Tight, Trim Abs

Celebrity trainer Joel Harper prescribes this tummy-firming routine 3 times a week on nonconsecutive days.<p>Celebrity trainer Joel Harper prescribes …

4 Pilates Moves For Every Body

Actress Kerry Washington's Pilates instructor Nonna Gleyzer—who's also worked with Madonna and Sting—designed this workout to make the most of her clients' core and gluteus muscles.<p>Actress Kerry Washington's Pilates instructor Nonna Gleyzer—who's also worked with Madonna and Sting—designed this …

4 Yoga Moves for a Better Butt

These poses are the fastest way to a backside that will make everyone jealous<p>There are some seriously cute yoga pants out there that can take you from mat to cocktails, but here's the catch: They're all pretty tight. The good news is that you don't need to hit up Google for the best butt workout …

Take the Pilates Hundred Challenge… We Dare You!

Are your abs tough enough? They will be after this 10-days-to-a-flat-belly team dare!<p><b>The challenge to you:</b> Complete the Pilates Hundred mat exercise every day for 10 days straight. Use the hashtag #10x100 to share your progress with your friends. <b>The reward:</b> A bulletproof core, and a new …

Will Pilates Help You Lose Weight?

Brooke Siler, author of the Women's Health Big Book of Pilates, answers your biggest Pilates questions<p><b>Q. Will pilates help me lose weight?</b><p>Yes, it can! This type of exercise moves the body in a way that optimizes circulation, betters digestion, and helps the lymphatic system work more …

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3 Feel-Good Moves to Blast Cellulite

Say goodbye to dimpling with these easy exercises.<p>Dimples on your cheeks are cute. But dimples on your butt cheeks—not so much. Sadly, cellulite spares few women. By some estimates, 98 percent of us develop these stubborn lumps and bumps in unfortunate places like our tummies and thighs. Recent …

9 Butt Exercises for a Super-Toned Tush

Yeah, you squat. But aren’t you ready to mix it up a bit?<p>So sick of squats? We hear you. The key to a gravity-defying backside is introducing new exercises that tone every inch of your rear. These 9 moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises</i> target all the muscles in your glutes and …

How to Lose Belly Fat at Any Age

Weight loss is definitely possible no matter how old you are.<p><i>This article was written by Marygrace Taylor and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention.<p>How many times have you been told that middle age spread—the weight gain that comes with hitting 40 and beyond—is unavoidable? Well, next time someone …

11 Exercises That Will Make Your Abs Cry

That stronger core you've always wanted? Just learn these moves and do them regularly.<p>No one doesn't want a stronger core. That's why BuzzFeed Life asked Rob Sulaver, C.S.C.S, personal trainer and founder of Bandana Training, to tell us his favorite exercises for building better abs. He came up …