Maura Higgins showed off her lithe physique on Monday, while modeling Ann Summers’ new Going ‘out out’ series.
The former Love Island star, 31, slipped into a black bondage style dress with multiple crisscross straps for a shot.
Her dark brown locks were smoothed into a sleek ponytail and she had a full face full of glamorous makeup, complete with contours and a sultry smoky eye.
Unbelievable: Maura Higgins showed off her lithe physique on Monday, while modeling Ann Summers’ new Going ‘out out’ range
Another photo showed the reality star in a bright red lace dress, which accentuated her roomy cleavage.
Her long legs were fully featured in the stunning photo and she wore a short sweater over her arms.
The last image showed the star lying on the floor in a black form-fitting jumpsuit with a diamond choker.
Flawless: Her dark brown locks were smoothed into a sleek ponytail and she wore a full face full of glamorous makeup, complete with contours and a sultry smoky eye
Phenomenal: The final image showed the star lying on the floor in a black form-fitting jumpsuit, with a diamond choker
It comes after Maura revealed she nearly died of toxic shock syndrome (TSS) after having a tampon in her for three months.
TSS is often associated with tampon use in young women, but it can affect anyone of any age — including men and children — and can be fatal if not treated promptly.
She appeared on Shopping with Keith Lemon and shared her “very bad experience” to warn others of the risks.
She said: ‘I had a very bad experience. I’m not a doctor, I don’t know much about that [TSS]but I know you’re not supposed to let a tampon in for more than, I think it’s nine o’clock, I think that’s the maximum.
‘I was so sick’: It comes after Maura revealed she nearly died of toxic shock syndrome (TSS) after having a tampon in her for three months
“I had a tampon in me for three months. When the doctor found it, it was attached to my cervix. And I was so sick. I didn’t know what was going on…
“People have died from that event.
“Young girls may not have noticed, like you go on a night out, what if you get really drunk and forget that these things really happen, and people don’t talk about it.
“I even remember when I was at school, I took my tampon out of the pocket, shoved it up my sleeve and then went to the bathroom like this…thinking back, why did I do that? It’s nothing to be ashamed of, that’s why I think it’s an important topic, isn’t it?’
Elsewhere in the show, Maura shared her belief that more women should teach themselves how to orgasm rather than relying on a man to be “good.”
She explained, “Most of the girls I know have never had an orgasm.
‘But do you know what it is? I don’t think people understand, you actually have to teach yourself how to orgasm, it’s not about how good the man is or whatever, it’s about you as a woman.
Candid: Elsewhere in the show, Maura shared her belief that more women should teach themselves how to orgasm rather than relying on a man to be “good”
“We women don’t understand how lucky we are, the woman who can, you know what I mean?”
Talking was also about her looks, with Maura revealing that she dyed her hair when she started going gray as a teenager.
“I’m so gray, you know, if I left it, it would be white all the way,” she confessed. [It started] when I was 17, they’re bad genes, aren’t they?’
Shopping with Keith Lemon ends Thursday on ITV2 at 10pm.
WHAT IS TOXIC SHOCK SYNDROME?
Toxic shock syndrome is a very dangerous bacterial infection – but it can be misdiagnosed because its symptoms are similar to other diseases and because it is so rare.
It occurs when usually harmless Staphylococcus aureus or streptococcus bacteria, which live on the skin, enter the bloodstream and release dangerous toxins.
The prevalence of TSS is unclear, but doctors have claimed it affects about one or two in every 100,000 women.
It has a death rate of five to fifteen percent. And reoccurs in 30 to 40 percent of cases.
Symptoms usually begin with a sudden high fever – a temperature above 38.9°C/102°F.
Within a few hours, a patient will develop flu-like symptoms, including headache, muscle aches, sore throat, and cough.
Nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, fainting, dizziness and confusion are also symptoms.
Women are most at risk of developing toxic shock syndrome during menstruation and especially if they use tampons, have recently given birth, or are using an internal barrier contraceptive such as a diaphragm.
Although tampon boxes advise changing them between four and eight hours, it is common for women to forget about them and leave them overnight.
Treatment may include antibiotics to fight the infection, oxygen to help with breathing, fluids to prevent dehydration and organ damage, and medication to control blood pressure.
Dialysis may also be needed if the kidneys stop working.
In severe cases, surgery may be required to remove dead tissue. In rare cases, it may be necessary to amputate the affected area.
To prevent TSS, women should use tampons with the lowest absorbency for their flow, alternate between a tampon and sanitary napkin, and wash their hands before and after insertion.
Tampons should also be changed regularly, as directed on the package – usually every four to eight hours.