Effie Machiavello is a health and wellness writer based in South America. As the self-proclaimed "Empress of side effects," she now does business out of her situation. Her writing focuses on solving clickbait-y rumors, digging rabbit holes, and shedding light on the fantastic little connections of the body. A German and a Latina walked into a bar and now I can't be in the sun.

Understanding Women's Fertility

Can We Bust a 63-Year-Old Myth on Fertility?

A modern look at pea protein and the infamous component that terrifies women trying to conceive.

By Effie Machiavello

Kiss of Death? Try a Kiss of Itch

It's possible to elicit an allergic reaction on your partner with basic skin-to-skin contact.

By Effie Machiavello

Exercise, Diet and Nutrition

This Vitamin Deficiency Can Cause Premature Ejaculation

Chronic gastritis may be impacting your brain (and sexual) health.

By Effie Machiavello

COVID-19 Helped Create Compulsive Masturbation Habits

Peak amounts of stress and solitude changed the way our brains connect with our libidos.

By Effie Machiavello