@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]
STI testing may seem complicated! @curiousss There are different tests for different infections & it depends on your gender, the sex your having & the gender of your partners as to what risks are involved. Both GPs & sexual health clinics use the same standard type of tests.
Urine tests & vaginal swabs are both accurate @tea @catdog @goldenrose.…[Read more]
@curiousss I’m a bi-bean too and have never been offered a swab?? What does that check for? Like, @stephaniaaaah I’ve only had that done when I’ve had a cervical screening done. Maybe it would be different if I went to a sexual health clinic? @nurse_nettie?
I very luckily have a good GP who has asked if I have a partner or multiple! So no gender…[Read more]
@earthmama I like where you’re going with that, and I think it’s all about how you frame it to yourself.
My accidental dry spells have kinda ended up turning into something I’ve maintained by choice – I think once you break past societal/personal pressure @purple and @curiousss mentioned, you reach the point where you can really focus on what…[Read more]
Hey @curiousss I’m a straight women and I just get asked to either pee in a cup or do my own swab – both which I find super easy. I wonder why they did it for you – maybe @nurse_nettie has some insight on that.. My GP has done the swab for me before at the same time I had a pap smear (now the cervical screen) buy yes I just DIY!
@curiousss I’d recommend a clitoral suction vibrator. If you enjoy clitoral stimulation then you might like one – it feels a bit like oral and doesn’t make me overly sensitive like normal vibrators can sometimes. 🙂
@tea I love this topic! It took me years to figure out tampons. I would sit in front of a full length mirror for hours trying to get it in, and it would always end in tears! I think it was mostly down to the fear, so my vagina was tensing up too much to let it through. I ended up sitting out of my year 7 swim school because I couldn’t figure it…[Read more]
@purple Thank you!!! Overcoming my fears one tampon at a time haha Yeah my girlfriend gave me the same advice about shoving one entire finger up there which to me, just seemed so deep? Even though that kind of thing goes in there all the time when I’m not bleeding hahah
Purple replied to the topic 'Eating Ass' and other offers that are suddenly everywhere in the forum Sex & Relationships 11 months, 3 weeks ago
My guess is that it’s a combination of showing that they’re into “taboo” or “different stuff” as @curiousss says, that they’re “generous” or a “giver” in the bedroom, as a way to introduce sex into the conversation, or an opportunity to talk about more kinky stuff. I actually kind of like it when people mention sex on their profile or discuss sex…[Read more]
@curiousss I’m one of those people in a ~serious~ relationship and met on a dating app! Though, we met on Bumble not Tinder but same-same. We met on Bumble and we tried to meet up I think, three times but I kept flaking haha Luckily this girl decided to give me a go and we met at a street party for our first date! We’re a year into our…[Read more]