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Candis Y. McDow

Candis Y. McDow is 31 and lives in Atlanta, GA. She is a freelance writer, author, and poet. You can contact Candis via website: IG: candisthewriter or email:

Latest by Candis Y. McDow

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Coronavirus Has Made All of Us More Aware of Public and Personal Health

It’s safe to say that once this is all over, we’ll all have a better appreciation for public health, those in the public health workforce, and humanity.

By Candis Y. McDow
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Doctor-Prescribed Birth Control Isn’t For Everybody — And That’s OK

Hormonal birth control can cause side effects that are intolerable for many women, whether they are sexually active or not. Candis McDow tells her story.

By Candis Y. McDow
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Using Self-Pleasure as a Way to Get to Know Yourself

Despite masturbation sometimes being considered taboo, the act is an important tool for pleasure and self-love. Here's a guide for those wondering how to discover their own bodies and finally reach the big O.

By Candis Y. McDow