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 2 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 2 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 3 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 3 months, 3 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]
Thankfully I don’t have a public period horror story, but at home I was trying to empty out my menstrual cup, fumbled, and managed to spill a whole cup’s worth of blood onto my pants.
Luckily they were dark and came out of the wash unscathed.
I know what you mean about the overly sensitive feeling @tea – The same thing happens to me!
For me, it usually happens when I’m too tired, distracted or stressed.
I think focusing on the fact that I can’t orgasm also makes it worse – it’s a frustrating cycle!
I hadn’t heard of ethical porn before, but I have heard of feminist porn, which seems to have a lot of similarities – consent shown on-camera, condom use, affection instead of aggression shown between partners. I would love to see it become more mainstream. It seems like sexual trends and behaviours can sometimes stem from porn, so it would be g…[Read more]
@kitkat the bad (maybe it’s good? Can’t say I’ve tried it) sex tip I remember from Cosmo was for someone to put their penis through the whole of a doughnut and have their partner eat it to spice up oral sex.
The fruit one sounds a lot worse, though!
I heard a segment the radio yesterday about debunking sex myths that feature in hip hop, like…[Read more]
The convenience of this would be really tempting, but I’m not sure i’d be comfortable with all the ‘what-ifs’ that would come with using it.
What if your prescription was left in the sun all day waiting for you to pick it up?
What if it didn’t arrive in time?
I never liked having to go and get repeats from my doctor because it’s so time con…[Read more]
There’s a lot of information about what pharmacy medications can interact with hormonal birth control, but less so about over the counter medication.
Are supplements, like vitamin D, iron tablets, and calcium safe to take while using a hormonal birth control like the pill or implant?
That’s great @sextronaut.
Ahhh the sealed section of Dolly magazine. That taught me the answer to questions I didn’t know I had…and probably still wouldn’t have thought of without Dolly Doctor!
Two things that have always irritated me:
1. Using either water or the ‘mystery blue’ liquid in place of period blood in period product commercials.
2. In the Eminem song ‘The Real Slim Shady’, the word clitoris is bleeped out on the radio as if it’s a swear word!
It is really frustrating to feel like a vagina is something dirty or private…[Read more]
I realised the other day that, although I had sex education at school and ‘the talk’, I learned a lot about sex from friends and from television.
Not necessarily about the act of sex itself, but about terms and words that relate to sex and sexuality.
When I was in grade 6, a friend said ‘raise your hand if you’re a virgin’. I didn’t ra…[Read more]