GoldenRose replied to the topic People are using reddit, not doctors, to diagnose their STIs in the forum Sexual Health 2 months ago
@aunt_flo that’s a good point about contributing to anxiety. On one hand it’s a good sign that STDs and sex are being discussed more to de-stigmatise them but on the other it may have a “fear-mongering” sort of effect and create anxiety around having sex for some young people if these discussions aren’t done right.
GoldenRose replied to the topic People are using reddit, not doctors, to diagnose their STIs in the forum Sexual Health 2 months, 2 weeks ago
I think the fact that people are talking about sexual health and STIs online on popular sites such as reddit that has the potential to be seen by a lot of young people is a good thing because it is de-stigmatising STIs and making discussing them and sexual health more of a normal and comfortable thing. However, I don’t think it’s a good idea to…[Read more]
This is such a great post! I could definitely use some of these tips because I always find it so awkward when sexting! I haven’t done it in a long time though.
I think it’s really important to ask for consent first and asking if it’s a good time, nothing worse than when someone randomly sends you a nude pic and you’re not expecting it and open…[Read more]
Hi @butterfly01, thanks for coming back to the forum! So happy to hear that you finally have some answers and a diagnosis. Sorry to hear that things weren’t explained properly for you.
I personally have never had an IUD/Mirena so I can’t comment on the procedure but I will link some forum posts below that I think will be helpful. I also just tag…[Read more]
That’s actually a really interesting point @sextronaut! I didn’t even consider the fact that the extra chemicals may cause infections. Will probably steer clear of them actually then, I too have a sensitive vag haha.
That sounds like a fun job! Definitely let us know what you think of them. I’ve actually never used lube either tbh.
@earthmama that’s a good tip! I’ve also heard of erotic podcasts/audio books too but I’ve never checked them out.
I’ve always found it hard to get into mainstream porn as I guess I find it either unbelievable or degrading so I think ethical porn is the way for me!
I haven’t used Tinder or Bumble since probably around February this year! I just found that there wasn’t as many people who sparked my interest using it anymore. I feel like it definitely died down and people aren’t even talking about it much anymore.
Although with summer coming up I was considering getting back on it just cause I know…[Read more]
@tea I had a look at the website (Simple Health) and it looks like the initial “consult” is done on the website by filling out your own medical history and personal preferences which is then reviewed by a doctor online. This is based in the U.S. so maybe they have different regulations when it comes to prescriptions and birth control?
I think…[Read more]
I’ll have to check out Erika Lust then!
@sextronaut that’s a really good point about biting the bullet when it comes to paying, I feel like that would be the main barrier for people accessing ethical porn especially when there are loads of free options available but I think it’s worth it.
I’m with you @stephaniaaaah, love a good dad bod!
I agree that there’s not a lot of body positivity out there for men and also a lot of pressure to look a certain way, even with things such as height which can’t be changed. I see so many posts/memes online and even talking to friends about people only being interested in tall men and I feel like…[Read more]
Such good advice @kitkat!
That’s a good question @EarthMama… I maybe am less nervous/awkward when sleeping with someone who I wouldn’t really hang out with otherwise cause I’m less worried of what they think as sometimes I find myself being worried about you know how I look or sound during sex (which I should’t be!).
Oh that’s a good point about delivery and storage! @aunt_flo I didn’t even think about that, but yeah packages often taken 3-5 business days to get to people and could be sitting in a hot van for hours.
I agree, having a proper face-to-face consultation first before starting any medication and while you’re on it to see how you are reacting to it…[Read more]
I recently saw an ad on Youtube for a website where you can buy contraceptive pills online (I think it may have only been based in America). They said that you fill out a survey about your medical history first but I’m still not 100% sure if it’s a good idea or not.
I can see how it would be a good option for those who find it uncomfortable…[Read more]
I’m so for Instagram removing likes!
Since they’ve removed them I get less anxious about posting pictures, beforehand I would even stress about what time to post the picture for ‘optimal’ likes. I like it will encourage people to post what they actually want to post rather than what will get the most likes.
It’s kind of disheartening when you…[Read more]
That’s so interesting! I can totally see how technology would be influencing this.
I think as well the nature of relationships is changing and marriage isn’t as much of a priority as it used to be. I feel like casual relationships/dating and hookups are much more prominent and people are getting married later in life and focusing on other things…[Read more]
Love this post! I’ve just came back from being overseas and am wanting to get get back into living a healthy lifestyle again!
I bought a seperate bullet journal & weekly diary to keep track of my eating, workouts and activities to keep myself accountable and setting small goals each week so I don’t overwhelm myself. Focusing on eating nutritious…[Read more]
I use a Diva Cup which only had too options when I bought it; size 1 for if you have not had baby and size 2 for if you have had a baby. I use size 1 and I really like it. It does occasionally leak when I am unable to empty it out for a long period of time on the day that my flow is the heaviest but it is only ever a little but so it doesn’t…[Read more]