So I was recently overseas for a few weeks and it got me thinking about accessing sexual health care when travelling. How do you have safe sex while travelling?
If I have unprotected sex in NSW, I know I can easily go out to get the morning-after pill or go to a sexual health clinic like family planning for any information. But what if…[Read more]
GoldenRose replied to the topic People are using reddit, not doctors, to diagnose their STIs in the forum Sexual Health 2 weeks, 4 days ago
@aunt_flo that’s a good point about contributing to anxiety. On one hand it’s a good sign that STDs and sex are being discussed more to de-stigmatise them but on the other it may have a “fear-mongering” sort of effect and create anxiety around having sex for some young people if these discussions aren’t done right.
Aunt_Flo replied to the topic People are using reddit, not doctors, to diagnose their STIs in the forum Sexual Health 2 weeks, 4 days ago
@goldenrose yes, it’s definitely a sign that sexual health is slowly but surely becoming destigmatised!
That’s so important – the more we talk about it, the more people understand the issues that they may or currently face.
I imagine this would actually benefit face to face interactions with doctors – if people go in with a base of kno…[Read more]
hey @saisha, great question!
@purple is right about testing and contraception (if you need it).
I’ve used Skyn condoms a whole lot in the past and I’ve never had a problem. I particularly love them because they’re latex free so if I had a partner with a latex allergy or they were particularly sensitive to it, the ones I had on hand were never a…[Read more]
@rodeo14 ah okay! My misunderstanding.
Doesn’t necessarily need to be your last time visiting a sex worker either if you want to go back!
I hope it all goes well for you and you can get more info face-to-face with whoever tests you
Hi Saisha, good on you for practicing safe sex. Skyn condoms is a great brand. Another one that is reputable and great is Lifestyle condoms, but I think they’re only available in Australia. If you do decide to have unprotected sex with your partner in the future remember to get tested, and that there are other contraceptive options such as the…[Read more]
Thanks for getting back @butterfly01. As the intense cramps are frequent see a doctor earlier. They can order an ultrasound test to check the IUD is in place.
If you can’t see your GP then another option is to call your local Family Planning Clinic. You can also speak to a nurse on their Talkline by calling 1300 658 886 (weekdays 8.30am to 5pm).…[Read more]
It happens when ive bern sitting to long
sitting in certain positions or walking around alot. Ive bern achy like i would during ovulation or a few days before a period. This one comes on as a huge wave of pain then eases abit
Now would be the time when my period was to come providing it was on time so maybe it has something…[Read more]
Purple replied to the topic People are using reddit, not doctors, to diagnose their STIs in the forum Sexual Health 3 weeks, 4 days ago
I think it’s okay too. I would probably consider posting something online if I was super anxious about it and the doctor I go to wasn’t available for a few days (which she normally isn’t). But if I could get an appointment ASAP I wouldn’t. If it was over the weekend my symptoms came up I would probably find myself googling for sure. But I…[Read more]
I totally agree that apps are on the way out! I haven’t used them for AGES. I’ve met a few people through friends recently. People don’t seem to approach each other in bars anymore either! I really wish I had the confidence to approach people in person, cause there’s so many cuties around.
Hi @butterfly01, that sounds really intense. Would you make a note in a diary about when it happened (day, time of day) & what you were doing? Mapping it like this is helpful to know how frequent the cramps are & any triggers that may cause it. If it continues you will need to see your doctor.