So, my sex drive is pretty much completely gone. And I’m a bit stuck with what to do about it. I’ve gone from getting wet really easily to needing lube to help reduce pain from friction.
I genuinely don’t know what the cause could be. I got off the pill and switched to the implant mid last year, which could be one reason. But I’m also more…[Read more]
Aunt_Flo replied to the topic How to feel sexy again in a relationship when your body confidence is low in the forum Sex & Relationships 1 week, 4 days ago
I’m so glad to hear you’re making a bit of progress @stephaniaaaah! That’s really, really positive.
Good on you for taking the time to appreciate and work on yourself. 🙂 🙂
Aunt_Flo replied to the topic How to feel sexy again in a relationship when your body confidence is low in the forum Sex & Relationships 2 weeks, 2 days ago
So sorry to hear you’ve been dealing with this @stephaniaaaah. It can be so hard when someone you’re so vulnerable with, like a SO, makes a comment like that. Even if it is off-hand, it can really sting deep.
True @stephaniaaaah, I’m curious as to how the timing works for insertion.
I’d probably stick to using pill form of EC as well, but it’s so cool that this option is out there and that, once you’ve got it, you’re unlikely to need EC again because it’s effective birth control! That’s so cool!
“Most Women Think The Morning-After Pill Is The Most Effective Form Of Emergency Contraception. It’s Not.” (Article link: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.buzzfeed.com/amphtml/ginarushton/copper-iud-emergency-contraception-australia-research)
According to an article on Buzzfeed only 13% of surveyed women knew that copper IUDs could be used as eme…[Read more]
“Startup Kin Fertility is looking to revolutionise sexual and reproductive health in Australia with the launch of an online subscription service for the contraceptive pill this week.””…Kin Fertility customers complete an online health questionnaire and this patient information is then reviewed by qualified Australian doctors.The doctors engage…[Read more]
Aunt_Flo replied to the topic How to let your friend know you don't like their partner in the forum Sex & Relationships 1 month, 1 week ago
That’s always a tough one @goldenrose! But, from what you’ve described it sounds like your friend might benefit from you checking in with her about the relationship.
Get those ferments @stephaniaaaah! You’ll have to let us know how your cooking progress goes – I’ve always wanted to make my own kimchi and kombucha, but I worry they’ll explode if I try!
I’m really keen to work with yeast this year – I’ve got a recipe for cinnamon scrolls and one for pretzels that I’ve been eyeing. I also want to make more…[Read more]
I’m right there with you, @EarthMama! I’m currently looking while still working full time, so I completely understand why you quit to free up your time – it’s taking up an awful lot of my time!
I try to make time for my hobbies still, particularly ones that calm me down like yoga. A bit of mindfulness helps as well. It’s good to remind myself…[Read more]
Happy new year @tea!
I always think I don’t ‘do’ New Years Resolutions, but I always end up with a small list of things I want to do!
This year it’s mostly meditate regularly, and add an extra day of exercise in my routine.
At the start of the year I always like to make a like of the restaurants I’d like to dine at and the recipes I want to c…[Read more]
Aunt_Flo replied to the topic People are using reddit, not doctors, to diagnose their STIs in the forum Sexual Health 4 months 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]
Aunt_Flo started the topic People are using reddit, not doctors, to diagnose their STIs in the forum Sexual Health 4 months, 3 weeks ago
“Thousands of people are turning to strangers online instead of their doctors when facing a sexually transmitted infection – but experts say that’s not necessarily a bad thing.”
Came across this artic…[Read more]
I’ve not tried them for oral sex, but I’ve used them on those banana penises you use for sex ed class.
They were (of course) banana flavoured. They smelled like those fake banana lollies. Not a fan!
Not that latex tastes delicious, but I’d rather just use a regular condom than fuss around with flavours, personally.
This is fantastic news @sextronaut!
I definitely think IUDs and other contraceptives need to be much, much cheaper, if not free.
It removes a massive barrier – I imagine paying hundreds of dollars for a form of contraceptive that may not suit someone is turn-off. I’m sure that making it free would allow more people to try and see if it’s sui…[Read more]
Hey @sparkling. Thank you so much for sharing your experience. I’m sorry to hear you’ve been dealing with pain during intercourse.
@nurse_nettie is the best person to comment on this one.
Have you spoken to a doctor about this before? My understanding is that sex should, generally, not be painful for either partner.
For me, patience and being nice to myself is usually what works. It can take a little while, but I’ve come to realise that getting frustrated or blaming myself for not orgasming is zero per cent helpful.
So I usually just try to relax, and try to enjoy sex or masturbating, even if there’s no orgasm at the end.
And the…[Read more]
Aunt_Flo replied to the topic What’s your fave thing about your contraceptive method? in the forum Sexual Health 5 months, 3 weeks ago
@tea it’s really working for me so far!
At first I had a ‘phantom’ sort of feeling and could feel that something was in my arm. But it only took a few weeks for that sensation to go. Now, I can’t feel it unless I actively search for it. It’s nice to still be able to feel it, though, and know that it’s there and working!
Condoms are pretty grea…[Read more]
Aunt_Flo started the topic What’s your fave thing about your contraceptive method? in the forum Sexual Health 5 months, 4 weeks ago
So often when you google a form of contraception, from condoms, to the pill, to long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs, like the IUD), you read about horror stories and worst case scenarios.
It can be really off-putting for someone who is either new to contraception, or is looking to change methods.
So, let’s offer the opposite side o…[Read more]