Health

The Penis, Testes and More — Know Your Body

Here at Nopebook HQ we love the D, and by that we mean Vitamin D which helps us absorb calcium for healthy bones. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, it’s time to discuss the reproductive and urinary anatomy of most penis-owners who would typically be assigned male at …

‘Manning Up’ is Endangering Men

Trigger Warning: Frank Discussion of Mental Health. About 10 years ago I had a breakdown. A culmination of unfortunate events slowly ebbed away at my mental state for a while. The two people who I regarded my best friends betrayed me. I lost the place I lived and ended up …

Welcome to Movember

You’ve probably heard of the annual moustache-growing that’s currently going on – and if you’re someone who is into kissing men, you may have even felt it in previous years as well. The Movember Foundation are all about doing quirky things to raise money for three main areas of what they …

No, My Vagina isn’t Carcinogenic

I was 17 before I’d heard of a clitoris, and I was 21 before I knew that the vagina and the vulva weren’t the same thing. This wasn’t because I’d avoided my own anatomy for my entire life, or because I’d catastrophically failed GCSE biology. It was because no one …

Contraception and Me: The IUS and IUD

“Contraception and Me” speaks to real people about the contraception experiences and gives you their honest answers. Each month, we’ll look at a different kind of contraception. This month, we’re looking at ‘the coil’, also known as the Intrauterine Device (IUD) or Intrauterine System (IUS). To protect people’s privacy, we …

The Skeletal System — Know Your Body

The skeletal system brings to mind, well skeletons, the polished white structure in the corner of the science classroom, or the charred remains of a victim in any episode of that convoluted crime show on late-night television. Needless to say we often associate the skeleton with death and decay, so …

We Must Stop Listening to Royals Talking About Our Pills

Trigger Warning: Discussions of pills, mental health conditions and suicidal thoughts. — A recent Daily Mail headline ran with a quote from the British Prince that many of us hold dear shaming people that take medication. Yup, Prince Harry told doctors how to do their jobs when he said “we must stop …

Is Skinnypigs Fitness Empowering or Demeaning Women?

Trigger warning: Discussion of weight loss — At the beginning of the week, you probably hadn’t heard of Newcastle-based women’s fitness company, Skinnypigs Fitness. Thanks to a questionable banner and subsequent backlash on Twitter, however, that may now have changed. Earlier this week, an image of the fitness company’s banner circulated …

Goodbye Little One

Trigger warning: Miscarriage. — I don’t even know how to write this, I just know that I need to. To put words onto paper, to finally say all the things I’ve been wanting to scream and shout about for the last two weeks. I should have been announcing your arrival …

Therapy: It’s Good to Talk, But It’s Up to You

TW: mental health, suicidal thoughts, counselling, therapy, abortion, sexual assault — When it comes to mental health, we’re always told to speak up. We’re implored to share our stories in the hope that it’ll make us feel better and allow others to provide us with the help we need. Of …