When you’re watching a video-game, you might have a few moments to wonder: Are you pregnant?
If you’re not, what’s wrong with you?
Are you even thinking about trying to get it?
It’s a question that can be answered with the help of a pregnancy-related article.
“I’ve read lots of articles,” says Amanda Wurzer, a clinical psychologist at the University of Michigan.
“A lot of the time, it’s really easy to get the idea that you’re pregnant because you saw your character get pregnant.
But if you’re thinking, ‘Oh, well, I don’t know if I’m pregnant,’ or you’re worried about it, that’s actually going to be helpful to know what’s going on in your body.”
Wurzel, who is the lead author of a study that examines the effect of video game use on pregnancy, says pregnancy-focused articles can be helpful in getting pregnant.
She recommends that pregnant women watch a video on the topic, such as a game like Super Mario Bros. or Resident Evil: Revelations, as well as a variety of other content, such a documentaries about women’s health or videos about birth control.
“For me, it helps the women to think about it,” she says.
“It’s really a very easy thing to say.
It’s really not something that they should have to think too hard about.
I think it’s kind of the first step that’s going to make them want to get a pill.”
The study also looked at how the use of video games impacted women’s sexual health.
The study found that, as women age, they tend to get less aroused than before, and this decreases the likelihood of them getting pregnant, which could help to lower their risk of developing sexually transmitted infections.
The researchers also looked specifically at how video games influenced women’s self-reported feelings of “femininity” or their feelings of self-worth.
Women who played video games were more likely to feel “feminine” and “self-worth” was related to their sexual health, and that women who played games more often were also more likely than women who did not play games to report having had sex with a partner.
“Women who played more often, and who were more confident and self-confident, had a lower risk of getting pregnant,” Wurizer says.
This study also found that women with a history of pregnancy were more inclined to play video games as a result of their sexual history.
“If you look at how women’s behaviors change over time, you can see that these behaviors don’t change in a linear fashion,” Wumers says.
But video games also help women understand what’s in their bodies and why they’re having sex.
“Video games help people get into the habit of having sex,” Wutzer says.
It can also provide a window into the female body and what is happening to it.
“When you watch a pregnant woman having sex, you see that she’s actually having sex with another person,” Wuver says.
Video games also provide an avenue for women to explore their own bodies.
“The more you can imagine yourself in a different body, the more you are able to be more vulnerable to the idea of pregnancy,” Würzer says, adding that “playing a video games might be like putting on the dress up in your bedroom.
You might be able to tell whether you’re going to have sex or not.”
Wuerman also says that it’s important to take a step back and acknowledge that women’s bodies are still a developing field, and the best thing we can do is focus on the positive and try to make it safe for women, regardless of their age.
“That’s really important,” she adds.
“Because women have been told that they’re the only ones who are capable of having babies, they’ve been told, ‘Women are just for babies.’
That’s a little bit of a myth, and it’s not true.
That’s an idea that we can change, and I think a lot of women have learned that’s just not true.”
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A growing body of research is highlighting the role video games can play in helping women develop safer and more consensual sexual encounters.
A 2012 study published in the Journal of Sexual Aggression found that playing video games and other non-sexual activities helped women to avoid becoming victims of sexual assault.
A 2014 study published online in Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment found that video games, including violent and fantasy-based ones, helped women identify themselves more accurately as being in control and sexually assertive.
A 2015 study published by the Journal for the Scientific Study of Women in Sports and Exercise found that those who played videogames were more engaged in sports