Kate Martin defied all odds to survive her breast cancer battle. All while becoming a new mother. This is her story.

Kate was a newlywed wife and 30 weeks pregnant with her first baby when she found a lump in her breast. A registered nurse, she suspected it was a blocked duct or abscess, but her training convinced her to find out for sure. Several appointments and a biopsy later, and Kate was diagnosed with breast cancer. She was 32 years old.

“I was very angry about it. I just kept thinking, why me? What did I do to deserve this? But I’d remind myself that 1 in 3 people get cancer, so it was just bad luck.”

At 35 weeks…

Cass & Steve Whitaker at their wedding

You’ve probably been told this before: Communication is vital to any relationship, whether platonic, romantic or purely sexual. But what does that even mean? And what does it look like?

I’ve put together a guide on healthy communication to help you better understand, drawing from my personal experience with my husband and in previous relationships. I don’t pretend to be an expert, but hopefully it can help you and your partner work together to resolve any issues you may be having — and continue growing together as a couple.

What is healthy communication?

According to licensed psychotherapist Jude Treder-Wolff, “Communication is the lubricant in…

In a new job, I had an attack. Explaining my disease, I felt as though I was confessing a dirty secret.

Image credit: Jurica Koletić

Every 6 to 8 weeks, from about 14 years old, I’d get really sick. It would always start slow. First, I’d notice my stomach felt bloated and tender. Next, I’d start to feel really faint. And then a stabbing pain would come and go, increasing in frequency and intensity — right before the nausea would creep up the back of my neck. I’d then spend the next 24–48 hours vomiting and delirious.

“Not again Cassidy.”

Those words are imprinted on my soul. I can still hear the exact tone of voice my mother uttered them in. It was a mix of frustration and…

Original photo: Happycity21.

Positions for those needing a helping hand

Finally, part three is here! This is the last instalment of our three-part series on how to hit the G-spot — and what a wild ride its been.

If you haven’t read parts one and two, you don’t have to read them in order — but the first one definitely has a bit more information on what the G-spot actually is.

Plus who reads things not in order? Heathen!

As a reminder, the G-spot is an erogenous zone in the vagina that, when stimulated, can lead to show-stopping orgasms. …

Tips on How to Have Good Anal Sex

A peach with a ‘butt crack’ on a pink background
A peach with a ‘butt crack’ on a pink background
Photo by Charles Deluvio on Unsplash

Anal sex. Probably one of the more divisive kinks out there. Some people love it, others hate it. Quite a few won’t even consider trying it. Once upon a time I used to be one of the latter.

I remember a girl I used to work with once shared over drinks that she loved anal — even more than vaginal sex. I couldn’t fathom it. We’re meant to have vaginal sex, how could anal actually be better? It’s surely just something women do to entertain their partners?

But then in 2015, on the first night I slept with my (now)…

Credit: Zoff Photo

Guy on Top

…And we’re back!

It’s time for part two of our three-part series on how to hit G-spot during sex.

If you haven’t read part one yet, that’s okay. You don’t really need to read them in order, although that post does have far more information about what the G-spot actually is.

As a reminder, the G-spot is an erogenous zone in the vagina that, when stimulated, can lead to pretty intense orgasms. Or so everyone claims, because its existence has never officially been proven. Some experts believe it may actually be a part of our clitoral network.

In any case…

Erotic Strawberry by Nutnarin Khetwong

When I was sixteen, I visited a psychic at the Royal Adelaide Show. I’ve never really believed in that sort of thing, but it sounded like fun at the time. I chose some cards from her tarot deck and she told me that I would soon experience a sexual awakening. That I would discover what the female body could do.

I think she may have been reading someone else’s fortune, because fast-forward five years into the future and, while I’d had sex a handful of times, I still hadn’t even masturbated.

Yep. You read that right. I write about sex…

If you’re like me and you’re curious to see if it’s possible — here are the positions I tried!

Woman with mouth open in surprise, her hands raised with fingers pointing up
Woman with mouth open in surprise, her hands raised with fingers pointing up
Woman looking up, by khosrork

I’ve never found it easy to orgasm. That’s why sex toys have always been beneficial to my sex life. While I can get off without them (provided it’s a clitoral orgasm), it just takes longer.

But one thing I’ve never quite mastered is the G-spot orgasm. I do know there are girls out there that can orgasm from penetration quite easily, but there’s a part of me that believes they must secretly be mythical beings! It seems impossible (or at the very least, a lot of work).

So, as an experiment, I thought I’d get Steve and I to try…

There are a lot of myths and misinformation surrounding the vibrator’s history — most of which I believed myself until I started doing some research. But that’s exactly what Overshare is about — doing the heavy lifting so you can sit back, get comfy and enjoy!

If you’re interested in learning the truth about how the vibrator came to be, keep reading! We’ll take you along a journey through the decades, from Dr. Granville and hysteria, to Charlotte York-Goldenblatt and the Rabbit — and beyond.

Female hysteria: where the myth began

If you’ve seen the movie Hysteria (2011), you’ll understand why links have been made between…

The sentimentality of saving your text conversations.

Courtesy of Bruce Mars

When I worked in social media for a telecommunications company, I received a message from a girl one day with an unusual request. She had mistakenly deleted all of her text messages between herself and the boy she had started seeing and wanted to know if there was any way for us to retrieve them.

I suggested checking her backups, but unfortunately she hadn’t completed one in a while so this wasn’t an option. She begged me to find a way to get them back and even offered to pay me.

What could be so important? They’re just a bunch…

Cass Whitaker

Bad at pronouncing words. https://cassovershares.com

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