I think communication is definitely really important for something like this. I also really love the advice to see a sex therapist – they would be good to help bring the…[Read more]
Conversations about anything sex-related with a partner is so so important! I’m glad you have open conversations with getting tested and using condoms @ekoorb9!
Totally agree with the importance of being open to boundaries! Consent isn’t linear! It can be given and withdrawn at any time! So so important to remember.
Wow, @ekoorb9 that’s so interesting! Thank you so much for sharing! I knew different countries have different views on sexual health but I didn’t realise it could just be completely looked over like that.
I’m so glad your partner felt safe and comfortable enough to go and get tested, even if they have never been before. It’s great that you’ve…[Read more]
thank you @ekoorb9 much appreciated. im pretty scared and have lots of questions but this one was the only one that i forgot to really ask about
Thank you @Nurse_Nettie for responding
Can i ask even if i dont need a catheter why its still important to let my nurse know? i will for sure despite my embarrassment but was just curious to know.
Thanks @ekoorb9 I’m happy to help. @butterfly01 having your period during surgery is really common! It’s totally ok to wear a pad on the day. It’s important to let your nurse know that you’ve got your period. Depending on what kind of surgery you have & even if you need a catheter, they’ll support you in deciding the right kind of protection.
@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]
Hi @curiouss I’m with @ekoorb9, I meet people probably 50/50 Tinder and real life. Everyone I know who is single uses it and I feel like it’s not stigmatised at all anymore amongst my friends and I, even my parents make jokes about it these days. However I understand why it would be frowned upon in a more conservative family who perhaps don’t…[Read more]
Having a date centred around an experience is a great idea @ekoorb9! My go to would probably be a dinner date, but doing something a bit more stimulating could be great for relaxing into a date and moving past the first date awkwardness.
Nurse_Nettie replied to the topic In this era of technology, is hypochondriasis on the rise? in the forum Sexual Health 3 years, 11 months ago
Hi @champagnepapi & @ekoorb9, these are all good points. The web contains a lot of accessible info, however like @tea says – people do need to think about how valid some sites are. Some information is outdated or in the context of a different country. Some sites claim to be about health & wellbeing however are generally relying on advertising &…[Read more]
tea replied to the topic In this era of technology, is hypochondriasis on the rise? in the forum Sexual Health 3 years, 11 months ago
“it is such a fine line between being empowered and falling victim of fake information.”
100% !!!!!! It’s so easy to spread misinformation too, people aren’t fact checking when they do find things either? The number of things that get shared on my FB feed without the person even reading what it’s about is just ludicrous. It’s…[Read more]
Just flagging this thread down in relation to the thread @ekoorb9 just opened up about the show, and wondering if anyone else finished season 2? Any thoughts on it?
100% I feel s2 pushed the boundaries a lot more than s1 and I wouldn’t model educational gain off of the second season. It was,,,good but, a lot?
Thanks for clearing that up @Nurse_Nettie!!
Omfg!! @ekoorb9 I hope you’re housemate is doing okay!!! Um, not gonna lie that’s making me very nervous to remove my IUD,,,,,,
Ohh @aunt_flo that’s actually a really good point of knowing when you get your period!
All of this talk is making me want to get my IUD out and switch to the pill tbh,,,but…[Read more]
Thanks for the info! @ekoorb9 yeah I was thinking of it. I often get symptoms of IBS ( such as those that @nurse_nettie ) mentioned, which can effect my pill’s effectiveness. Very annoying. @tea that’s how being sick can effect it for me!
I’ve been putting off getting the rod though, because I enjoy knowing exactly when my period will come.
Sure @ekoorb9 & @Aunt_Flo I’m happy to help…The rod is also called ‘Implanon’ & belongs to a class of contraception known as ‘Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives.’ Reversible is the key word here. 🙂 Research has shown that the contraceptive is no longer in the body 1 week after the implant is removed. Also ovulation (releasing an egg)…[Read more]
@ekoorb9 I LOVE HANNAH! I’ve been following her since before her surgery when she started her series about coming off of the pill!
Totally agree with what you said about including asexuality in the…[Read more]
I guess it also comes down to not equating sex with pleasure, and of course, there’s no way women could possibly have sex PURELY for pleasure!!!!! Smh.
Personally, I think about the pleasure…[Read more]
Agree with all that’s been said! It is so lovely to hear the narrative around female sexuality beginning to change <3
I wonder if there are certain elements of sex that people think about more. Do you all fantasise about events that lead to sex? The sex itself? What happens after? Sex with someone you’ve actually slept with? Sex with someone…[Read more]
@HappyFunTime it’s great that you care for your partner’s safety. @ekoorb9 is right. The amazing thing about the vagina is that it cleans itself. That’s why a vaginal discharge is always present (check out my blog). The silicone based lube doesn’t get absorbed by the body & will be passed naturally in time. No extra soap or internal cleansing…[Read more]