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Touch Yourself! Wonder Woman is doing it.

October 15, 2018
Breast Cancer Awareness Month | Marvel Comics | Lexi Sylver

Forget “Think Pink”…

I’m going to go with “Touch Yourself” as my anthem for Breast Cancer Awareness month, all October long. And I think I have the support of some sexy female superheroes in saying that monthly self-breast exams are definitely a girl’s breast friend.

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I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s pretty sick and tired of seeing the color pink absolutely everywhere every single year, throughout the whole month of October, designating support for BCA Month. For me, this pinkification goes hand-in-hand with the commodification of breast cancer awareness… with seemingly every company selling something pink “in honor of” the month. I won’t do justice to all that, but if you want to learn more, check out this article about it from the New York Times.

I’m absolutely not saying don’t donate to the cause. But be aware of the charity or organization to which you are giving your money, to make sure they are handling it responsibly and in the way that they promise.

I think it’s crucial to highlight breast cancer awareness (and not just one month a year, either), as well as to help encourage regular self-breast exams and routine annual breast exams, and mammograms, with your regular gynecologist / physician.

Prevention and early detection are key. If you feel or notice any unusual physical changes to the shape, color, or texture of your breasts and/or nipples, go and see your doctor right away.

No matter how big or small your breasts are, you need to check them. Whether or not you’ve had a history of breast cancer in your family, you need to be aware of the early warning signs of breast cancer. And if you do have a family history of breast cancer, you are at higher risk and you should definitely take even greater precautions with your health and annual mammograms.

I highly recommend Bra Doctor’s Blog for a plethora of articles about breast health, how to perform a breast exam on yourself, and much, much more information that you should know about your breasts.

Here’s a great article about how to perform a self breast exam.

Do you examine your breasts frequently enough?

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Lexi

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Lexi Sylver

Lexi Sylver is the Montreal-based erotica author of Mating Season and All the Queen’s Men. She enjoys having a kinky and unconventional lifestyle and sharing her stories and experiences with others. Lexi hosts and produces SDC.com’s sexuality podcast, Seek, Discover, Create with Lexi Sylver. As an entrepreneur, advocate, educator, public speaker and coach for consensual non-monogamy and the swinging lifestyle, she journeys the world to attend travel events and conferences. She regularly contributes articles about sexuality and relationships to Pornhub’s Sexual Wellness Center, ASN Lifestyle Magazine, SDC.com and her personal blog. As the Media Director for SDC.com, the world’s largest adult sex education and swingers dating platform, Lexi collaborates with sexuality, health and relationship experts to provide reliable resources for those who seek it. In her work as an advocate, educator and coach for consensual non-monogamy and the swinging lifestyle, she travels frequently to conferences and speaks publicly at events like The Montreal Taboo Sex Show (Le Salon de l’Amour et de la Séduction). Lexi wrote and creatively produced many movies, series and scenes in the adult entertainment industry and was nominated in 2017 for an AVN award for Best Screenplay. She is a published erotic author with her new book, a collection of erotic short stories called Mating Season, now available. Her mission is to promote empowerment and education by guiding you to shamelessly explore your Lexuality!

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