@tea I hear you on the open-mindedness, but I suppose my curiosity is about how all these things factor in when we HAVEN’T yet built an understanding of another’s personality. Do you think we need to know about someone intimately, before we can enjoy good sex with them?
Ohh I am SO following this thread, thanks @weird_flex!
Hmm, that’s a really good question actually. Maybe a ‘very heavy’ flow is one where you would go through pads/tampons quicker? Or have bleeding through them? Hopefully, @nurse_nettie can give us some better answers!
Maybe you could try a few out just for fun? I haven’t tried any personally,…[Read more]
Hi @tea & @aunt_flo, the experience of periods is really different for every woman. The average length of a period is about 3 to 7 days, however it can last up to 10 days. The cycle length can range from 21 to 45 days. As @aunt_flo had her first period that lasted for 12 days is not common. However since it hasn’t happened again is a sign that…[Read more]
Finding the best menstrual cup.
I’ve been wanting to switch to menstrual cups for a while and have finally decided to do so! But then I realized that it comes in different sizes and you pick according to how heavy your flow is. How do I decide if my period is heavy or very heavy? Is a larger cup more uncomfortable? Should I buy smaller ones for…[Read more]
I didn’t know that @tea!
My first period was my worst one. I think i was about 12, and luckily it was Jeans for Genes day at school and I wore dark denim, so no one could see that I bled right through them!
I knew what it was but was still a little freaked out and had to call my mum when I got home to find out where her pads where. All we h…[Read more]
tea replied to the topic Circumcision… To be or not to be? That is the question! in the forum Sexual Health 3 days, 18 hours ago
Hmm, good points about being culturally aware when it comes to topics like this! I suppose you can’t say whether one way is right or wrong because that’s a personal preference and not a matter of whether the procedure is ethical or not.
I actually was only ever exposed to circumcised penises for a long time, so I assumed that’s what they all…[Read more]
What is HPV (human papillomavirus)?
I recently came across an amazing video from Ted-Ed talking about just that and thought I’d share! I’ve always been aware of HPV and to get checked for it during routine screenings at the GP – but to be honest, I didn’t really know what it was!
It sounds really scary but with regular checks, it’s nothing…[Read more]
Hmm, other ingredients of great sex…@earthmama..there could be so many I suppose, but they’d be so specific to what you like individually? I think universally, you’ve got the right idea with intimacy, trust and communication!
Hmm maybe being open-minded? I think that would set things up for anyone involved to be more comfortable in asking for…[Read more]
TV is such a good exposure to bisexuality @aunt_flo – except when they hypersexualise that demographic! Yeah, really hate that ‘fake’ view of bisexuality too tbh! Hmm, I totally relate with not being confident in knowing your sexuality though. I was in a relationship with a man for such a long time and then decided that actually, I liked women…[Read more]
I am of the opinion, through my life experience, that it is far more common to have great sex in an ongoing and intimate relationship, that it is in something casual and sporadic. I would love to be wrong about this! If intimacy, trust and communication are not the only ingredients of great sex, what are the others? And please, how do you…[Read more]
What are your favourite sex positions?
There’s sooo many different things you can do during sex, but I feel like I don’t know as much as I could.
My favourite position is 69! It feels soo good and I love pleasuring my partner at the same time! I found a really good article with the 50 best sex positions – with a pros/cons list for each move!…[Read more]
How wonderful to everyone’s stories.
Another bi-sexual woman here who struggles with internalised homophobia and bi-erasure.
I really resonated with what you said @sextronaut about confidence levels when it comes to coming out. I have been dating in a heterosexual capacity lately, which has made me feel totally weird about my identity. I come…[Read more]
I’ve also fallen off the wagon @will, and struggling to find something that works for my schedule that I really love and will stick to. I reeeeaally want to try pilates but the gyms in sydney are so expensive. Does anyone have any ideas on how to try it out cheaply?