@goldenrose I just looked back at your first post and yes sounds like you’ve come such a long way! It’s so great that our voices are here right now and on platforms like TikTok to share the struggle. Just in the last few days I’ve become so much more positive about my sexuality knowing that others have had the same experience.
@goldenrose Wow that sounds fascinating!
I’ve been reading Fabric of The Cosmos by Brian Greene. It’s a really good introductory book to a lot of different physics concepts. I’ve really been enjoying it as he spends a lot of time explaining one single concept and the significance of the concept which has been quite refreshing in comparison to…[Read more]
Great post @goldenrose I’ve more recently been understanding what Pansexual is because I’ve decided that that that’s my sexual identity / orientation which is kind of cool for me, YAY!!
So for me my sexual / romantic attraction isn’t based on men or women attraction. I had previously been a closeted bi-sexual/closeted confused til recently. I…[Read more]
Thanks for this @goldenrose! And happy Pansexual & Panromantic Awareness and Visibility Day to any lurkers out there! We see you and love you.
I personally love this term because it encapsulates all the nuances of the gender spectrum, and feels much more inclusive than bisexuality which operates on a binary. There definitely should be more…[Read more]
It’s so validating to hear you both feel the same way @aunt_flo and @goldenrose! I learned just today that there is something known as ‘reintegration anxiety’ which pretty much explains alot of the feelings we are having about things going back to some sense of normality. It is also known as ‘reverse culture shock’ and can happen when we return…[Read more]
@GoldenRose unfortunately we know that people are going to continue breaking social distancing and having casual sex, I wonder if there’s anything we can do to promote safe sex during this time here on the forum for anyone who visits and is considering their options?
I’m still on hinge and I have started talking to someone who I wouldn’t mind…[Read more]
curiousss replied to the topic How to have a healthy relationship during COVID-19! in the forum Sex & Relationships 2 years, 7 months ago
@earthmama So true about this time being a cooker pressure for relationships! Thank you for the kind thoughts.
Update!@goldenrose So far we are doing better after we had a very big discussion (I think writing this here made me realise how much I needed to talk it out with them) the other night about our relationship during isolation and how we…[Read more]
stephaniaaaah replied to the topic How to look after yourself when the new normal is uncertainty (the COVID thread) in the forum Hanging Out 2 years, 7 months ago
@goldenrose Paint and Pinot is a great idea – I do it on my own already does that count LOL
hang in there for that Centrelink!
haha @goldenrose ‘the stuff that gets around the sides of condoms’ – I think it was Hannah
I got 100% PHEW!
I used to believe was that condoms would protect you from all STIs.
This is a little embarrassing to admit but I also used to think that you only needed condoms for penis/vagina sex (aka to prevent pregnancy) but oral and anal was okay…[Read more]
@goldenrose I just took the quiz and got 100%- pretty chuffed 😛 But then the pop up offered me the chance to win 100 condoms and I laughed because what am I going to do with 100 condoms during isolation…
I cannot think of any specific myths, but I have always been very intimidated by putting them on and doing it correctly, which is ironic…[Read more]
EarthMama replied to the topic How to look after yourself when the new normal is uncertainty (the COVID thread) in the forum Hanging Out 2 years, 7 months ago
Agreed on being off the idea of not gaining weight during isolation @stephaniaaaah! It is so totally fatphobic to deny ourselves comfort during a time that is so uncertain.
@aunt_flo I am so glad you are setting those boundaries for yourself! I am also so done with all the articles about optimisation during this time. It honestly just feels like…[Read more]
curiousss replied to the topic How to have a healthy relationship during COVID-19! in the forum Sex & Relationships 2 years, 8 months ago
Oooh thanks @goldenrose what a great article!
I really agree communication is so important I’m definitely going to be as open as I can about how I’m feeling and my concerns about having space.
Definitely going to try and designate our areas and we’re lucky we have two areas to spend time in.
I liked the part in the article about spending time…[Read more]
stephaniaaaah replied to the topic How to look after yourself when the new normal is uncertainty (the COVID thread) in the forum Hanging Out 2 years, 8 months ago
@goldenrose I am SO sorry to hear that you’ve been stood down. Have you registered your intent to claim with Centrelink? I know it is a bit of a wait to get the $ unfortunately (some time in April?)
I agree so much – the productivity ‘porn’ on Instagram is doing my head in and I’ve decided to only look at stuff on the internet that makes me…[Read more]
Aunt_Flo replied to the topic How to let your friend know you don't like their partner in the forum Sex & Relationships 2 years, 9 months ago
That’s always a tough one @goldenrose! But, from what you’ve described it sounds like your friend might benefit from you checking in with her about the relationship.
stephaniaaaah replied to the topic How to let your friend know you don't like their partner in the forum Sex & Relationships 2 years, 9 months ago
I’ve recently been spending a lot of time with a friend who has come out of a very long relationship with someone who was attacking her looks, her personality and was gaslighting her. Because it was really subtle…[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!
tea replied to the topic How to let your friend know you don't like their partner in the forum Sex & Relationships 2 years, 10 months ago
@goldenrose This whole situation screams red flags to be, to be honest! It’s great that your friend has felt so confident and safe to be able to confide in you about personal things like this. I think as a friend who is concerned about her and her safety, you should speak up if you sense something isn’t quite right! Sure relationships are never…[Read more]
here’s too being super awkward haha @goldenrose
Yes, I think it’s awesome that the conversation about women’s pleasure is so out in the open now but I kind of feel like I’m not goddess enough if I can’t get there (pressure much?!). I think it’s so important to accept that every sexual experience is different and having an orgasm isn’t a mark of…[Read more]
Aunt_Flo replied to the topic People are using reddit, not doctors, to diagnose their STIs in the forum Sexual Health 3 years 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]