Research published by Privacy International this week found that apps used by millions of women to track their menstrual cycles, including MIA Fem and Maya, had been sharing personal data with Facebook and other third-party services. The information included contraception use, physical symptoms and, yes, when users had sex. Menstrual tracking apps can be incredibly useful, from knowing when your period is likely to come to managing problematic symptoms or maximising your chances of conceiving. But should we reconsider sharing information with them? It is no secret that we already give a staggering amount of data to platforms such as Facebook, Google and Twitter.
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A sexual wellness app? What would be the point? Yet the pair firmly believed that there was a need for a myth-busting, educational and sensual guide to sex and intimacy that aimed to do for sex what Headspace did for mindfulness — and they were right. Users of the app, which is aimed at women, have been listening to podcasts about the clitoris, orgasms, the…. Get The International Pack for free for your first 30 days for unlimited Smartphone and Tablet access.
Sex Diaries: 'I Use An App To Track My Sex Life And Tell My Partner What I Want'
You had your first sex talk when you were young, but now that you're older, it's time for another one. But communicating about your changes — and your partner's — can help couples find solutions and common ground, as they enter this new and potentially exciting phase of their sex lives. Men and women go through different sexual changes as they age, which can lead to misunderstandings for both partners.
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