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Jen Bell, PhD

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Science writer

Jen was a writer at Clue who delights in assignments involving LGBTQIA+ topics, sex, and pop culture.

Pronouns: they/them


Safer sex 101

Our tips on how to prevent STIs

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How to track endometriosis symptoms with Clue

Tracking endometriosis symptoms can create a detailed record which may help your healthcare provider with diagnosis and in forming a...

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What it’s like to get your period when you’re trans

We asked trans men, genderqueer, and nonbinary people how they feel about their periods.


Why trans men, nonbinary, and genderqueer people use birth control

Birth control is generally marketed and designed for women, but they’re not the only ones using it.

Non-Hormonal Birth Control

Condoms: common questions and misconceptions

Are condoms effective? Are they always necessary? What is the correct way to put one on? Even if you’re not...

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Tracking your period can help you understand PMS symptoms. Here’s how

Tracking symptoms throughout your menstrual cycle can help you understand your experience of PMS.

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Menstrual Cycle

Do periods sync?

Lesbian, queer and trans couples respond to our research on menstrual syncing

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Let’s talk about squirting

It seems that we have been ejaculating for a long time.

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What was it like to get your period in ancient Greece?

Were the first tampons made of wood? Where does the phrase “on the rag” come from? Historian Helen King has...

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Can I get pregnant from that?

There are lots of myths and misconceptions about how pregnancy happens.

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How to Use Clue

Clue’s top 5 period tracking tips

Ilaria from our support team shares her insider tips for getting the most out of the Clue app.

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Life & Culture

Internationally inclusive: keeping Clue gender-neutral in several languages

Gender-inclusivity is an important part of what we do at Clue. We asked our translators: “What does it mean to...

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How to Use Clue

Next level period tracking: 5 more tips for tracking your period in Clue

Ilaria from our Support team shares more tips for getting the most out of Clue.

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How to tell your partner you have a sexually transmitted infection (STI)

There’s a lot of misinformation and stigma about STIs, and they can be uncomfortable to discuss. But we need to...


Masturbation myths

Can masturbating cause any health problems? Can it make you lose your virginity?

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Gender Equality

Talking about periods beyond gender

Our bodies do not determine our identities, and we are so much more than merely bodies.

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Gender Equality

How to make sex education more inclusive

Sex education can help us make decisions, but only when taught in a way that is relevant to our individual...

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Meet #periodpositive comedian Chella Quint

Can jokes about periods be empowering? We caught up with zine-maker, teacher and #periodpositive comedian Chella Quint ahead of her...


7 perfect podcasts for your period

People are making awesome podcasts about all kinds of things — yes, even menstruation. Here are some of our top picks.

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How to support trans people during their periods

Periods can be a pain, especially when they give you gender dysphoria, but a support from your friends can go...

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Managing endometriosis when you’re trans

Transgender and non-binary people with endometriosis share their experiences and advice.

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The best things about dating someone who also has a period

There are many stereotypes about romance between two people with menstrual cycles. We reached out to lesbians, transgender and queer...

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Dating & Partnership

We asked 64,000 women what they look for in a partner. The most important thing? Kindness.

The results of the Ideal Partner Survey — a collaboration between Clue, the University of Göttingen and MyONE Condoms.

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About Clue

Accessibility guide to the Clue office

Everything you need to know if you’re visiting us in Berlin.