Glad it’s working out for you so far @dirtychai! I once had to wait over an hour just to see my GP and get a prescription for the pill that I had been on for years, so I totally get the convenience factor!
Very true @trayl_blayza!
As much as these apps likely create a safe space for people with STIs to date without fear of stigma, it doesn’t necessarily do anything to change broader public opinion about it. It’s definitely just one step on the way towards eliminating the stigma and shame around getting tested and having an STI.
I don’t have experience with them, but I think they’re a good idea. It must be a bit relieving to know that you don’t have to bring it up, since it’s already out in the open.
That said. I would hate for people who have an STI to feel limited to using those dating apps exclusively. They’re definitely great and I assume they would create a safe sp…[Read more]
Mhmm true @champagnepapi.
I’ve not had to navigate any conversations around flirting – it’s just not something that’s ever come up and been a problem. But, we have had a pretty frank conversation about imaging what it would be like to date other people. To be honest, I think it relieved us both to admit that while we had no interest in break…[Read more]
Hmm, there could be a few reasons why someone wouldn’t be interested in a blow job. Mood can have a big impact on sex drive – being tired or having a bad day might be you’re not exactly in the mood for a blow job. They might just not be in the mood, period.
Another reason could be that they just don’t really enjoy receiving…[Read more]
Aunt_Flo replied to the topic Having sex with new partners after a long term relationship in the forum Sex & Relationships 2 months, 4 weeks ago
I’m with @champagnepapi – There’s no need to rush into anything, or force yourself to be comfortable with seeing new people straight away.
I guess one way to ease into it would be to think about the up side of sleeping with a new person. Yes, it can be awkward, but it’s also a chance to connect with someone, learn about someone, and perhaps have…[Read more]
That’s so funny – I’ve been reading up on attachment styles as well! I see a lot of myself in the traits of a person with an anxious attachment style. So, in theory, I think a bit of harmless flirting is fine, but I’m not sure how I would feel if I saw a partner flirt with someone else. It’s entirely possible that I would feel quite insecure about…[Read more]
Sometimes, flirting can happen unintentionally, or I guess ‘innocently’. Other times, it’s a bit more overt.
Is flirting with other people while you are in a relationship ever okay?
Have you done it? Did you discuss it with your partner at all? When does it cross the line and become not okay?
Aunt_Flo replied to the topic Spill the beans. What’s your best or worst dating story? in the forum Sexual Health 3 months, 1 week ago
That’s an eventful date @potplant!
I don’t really have a worst, although I had to meet the parents once on a first date. It wasn’t bad, but very awkward!
I relate to this. For me, I think it’s partly just being in a long term relationship, and the other part is me stopping the pill and starting the implant.
Honestly, I haven’t thought too much about getting rid of the implant. Instead it’s starting making me focus on other aspects that can affect libido, like mood, and communicating with my partner.
Thank you for confirming!
I was looking to get it on the same arm as the implant. I’ll just warn the artist that I have the implant, and make sure the tattoo doesn’t go too close to the implant.
Hmm, that’s something to think about. Is getting it on the ‘front’ of the arm a safe enough distance between the implant and a tattoo, or should I just avoid the entire bicep/tricep area?
Hi Nurse Nettie!
I’m looking to get a new tattoo on my arm, but it will be a bit close to my Implanon. Is a bit idea to get a tattoo near the device? I’m not aiming to get it directly on the implant, but it will cutting it fine.
Are you talking about Dating on the Spectrum, @GoldenRose? Because that is a SUCH a good show.
I’m also a sucker for the Bachelor franchise, but the lack of diversity is pretty ridiculous, and it’s not very representative of what Australia actually looks like. There’s no excuse for it.
I remember in one particular season of the Bachelor, they…[Read more]
Great minds @piperr42!
I think outdated ideas of gender and femininity definitely play a role in the way we view body hair, @champagnepapi. I remember in high school we were talking about dominant and recessive traits and seeing what one we had. One trait was hair on the fingers (close to your knuckles). I was soooo embarrassed that I was the…[Read more]
Sorry to hear that @GoldenRose! That’s always really difficult. I’ve had a few friendship fizzle because we had just become incompatible. It’s funny how significant change can be over time. But, I’ve also learned to look at it positively – while it’s sad to lose a friendship, it’s sort of comforting to know that I’m getting more secure in who I am…[Read more]
A bit better @earthmama! I went out to eat for the first time since about March. While it was really nice to sit and relax and enjoy some company, I found that it’s still not quite normal for me. Ordinarily I’d hang about and look for things to do, but I found that once I was done eating I just wanted to leave.
It’ll probably take a lot more to…[Read more]