I love seeing it as well! And it’s done in such an effortless way and, in the show, doesn’t take away from how sexy and intimate the situation is. If anything, it adds to it.
I’m enjoying the show so far @curiousss! I haven’t read the book but I’ve been told the show is a good adaptation.
GoldenRose replied to the topic How to have a healthy relationship during COVID-19! in the forum Sex & Relationships 4 months, 4 weeks ago
@curiousss Oh that’s so good to hear! Glad you guys were able to talk about it and make a positive shift 🙂
EarthMama replied to the topic How to have a healthy relationship during COVID-19! in the forum Sex & Relationships 5 months ago
@stephaniaaaah I absolutely love what you wrote about how you allow all emotions and that the other person holds space for that. It sounds like you work really hard at your communication and it is so lovely to hear.
stephaniaaaah replied to the topic How to have a healthy relationship during COVID-19! in the forum Sex & Relationships 5 months, 1 week ago
Hey @curiousss oh my, my partner and I have been living together for 4 months now and heck is isolation weird and funny (and sometimes super annoying) to do together.
I am working from home full time at the moment and my partner has gone onto a one week on / one week off roster which means we are home together for 9 days straight every other…[Read more]
EarthMama replied to the topic How to have a healthy relationship during COVID-19! in the forum Sex & Relationships 5 months, 1 week ago
@curiousss I can imagine what a challenging time this will be for your relationship. The psychotherapist Esther Perel who specialises in intimate relationships spoke in a podcast recently about how this time will be a kind of pressure cooker for relationships. Basically, wherever you were headed- you may just get there a little faster. I hope you…[Read more]
Oooh I’m interested to hear about these online testing options too @curiousss! Who knew!
It is so devastating to hear about the indefinite close of Transtest and Check Out @nurse_nettie. Not only because they offer an excellent sexual health service, but because they create such a safe and inclusive space. Fingers crossed they are able to start…[Read more]
Agreed on the giant red flag @stephaniaaaah !
I am also interested to find out what this time brings out in dating and agree it could give new importance to verbal communication and connection, however like @curiousss said, I would always prefer to meet up within a week or so of talking. I am struggling to understand how one could stay interested…[Read more]
@earthmama LOCK AND KEY?? That’s so bizarre! And also, so embarrassing for people who are too afraid to ask! I’m glad your friend was with you at the time. I think I’d be the same if I was alone tbh!
I agree with @curiousss! Always be try and be as prepared as you can. Also it’s probably a good idea to do a bit of research on the type of sexual care access each country and town/city you are visiting has so you know what to do and where to go to for things such as condoms and the morning after pill.
@curiousss @tea totally feeling this at the moment.
The fires across Australia are extremely unsettling. While I fully believe in using this time to rally together and demand policy changes, it’s very difficult through the paralysing images we’re getting fed daily on the news and through social media.
I’ve noticed it having a pretty huge impact…[Read more]
Such a good poitn @curiousss, so many of the mental health provides I follow have been providing information regarding climate anxiety and coping stratergies. I don’t really experience it too much, but I think that’s because I’m not of ‘developing age’ where I feel like the anxiety would be strongest. I can’t even imagine being five years old and…[Read more]
I love the new changes, though I never used Instagram much myself – I think it’s really important in helping young people from engaging in ‘comparison culture’ too much.
oh no @curiousss that’s a tragedy! I think I would be lost without my phone now – It kind of takes me back to before smartphones when you’d have to drive to the servo and look up the address of where you were going in the street directory and write down Left/Right instructions to follow to get to where you were going haha the stress of it all! I…[Read more]
@curiousss congratulations! Moving in with a partner can be a super exciting time and a real ‘level up’ in a relationship.
As for navigating it, I thinks it’s really important for both parties to keep in mind that your relationship will change, in all kinds of ways. Introducing those home habits to a relationship can be a huge wake up call to…[Read more]
Hey @curiousss , great question.
I hear you about the little things like hairdryer and toilet scrubbing (ew indeed). What I’ve learned over the years is we all have these little intricacies that may not bother us, but bother our partner a lot! As an example… I often don’t do the buttons up on a quilt cover after making it, it doesn’t phase…[Read more]
This is a tricky arena @curiousss. I have not lived with a partner, but I am living with a close friend, and it’s been hugely important for us to maintain a healthy relationship whilst growing a roommate relationship.
I think it is important to be kind to yourself and remember the adjustment may take time. You are actually entering into a whole…[Read more]
Oh I should add that like @butterfly01, my recent follow-up tests were free and bulk-billed! Thats because no matter what your age is, Medicare does cover the tests when a doctor requests them for someone who has had a previously detected HPV infection or previously detected cervical pre-cancerous lesion, in line with the clinical management…[Read more]
It’s good to see some different perspectives and experiences on this!
I see what you mean @aunt_flo how it may be a waste of time and resources when the risk is a bit lower for those under 25. Although, both @curiousss and @butterfly01 had abnormal readings and they’re both under 25 so I do see how it may cause some issues, like what if someone…[Read more]