Sex Q+A - Summer Special
Cosmopolitan - South Africa|December 2018
Sex Q+A - Summer Special

Honest Answers To Your Most Private Questions

Julie Vadnal

My girlfriend and I want to fool around outside but she’s worried about sunburn down there. Legit?

Definitely. ‘Skin that never sees sunlight is especially sensitive, and it’s possible to develop skin cancer on the breasts and vulva,’ says uro-gynecologist Terri-Ann Samuels. ‘And melanoma on the vulva can go undetected because you aren’t actively looking at or thinking about that area.’ If you’re planning to bare all in the sun, coat yourself – including your chest and inner thighs, and around the outer edges of your vulva – in SPF30 or higher every two hours, says Samuels. (FYI: No need to freak out if a tiny bit gets into your vag.)

Best pool float to get busy on? And go!


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December 2018