@mintmilano @stephaniaaaah Thanks so much for sharing your experiences! Hmm yeah, I think with the queer culture there’s a lot of pressure to perform/look a certain way to ‘fit in’ with the crowd. Personally I think that it’s all the quirks that make everyone so beautiful. Yesssss!!! Agreed. (Also, so cute)!
tea replied to the topic Circumcision… To be or not to be? That is the question! in the forum Sexual Health 2 years ago
Interesting points about baptism @kitkat, I suppose it’s hard to do anything with babies because how do you gain their consent? I think you’re right about waiting until people can make decisions for themselves so it’s more meaningful.
@kitkat I’m so glad you found the video useful! It really helped clear any misconceptions I had about HPV.
@mintmilano Omg what? I haven’t seen anything like that, but I don’t have a TV so that could be why!! You’re so right about it being similar to herpes in the sense of it being made out to be worse than it is. It’s not really scary at all as…[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!).
I love what you said about if you wouldn’t want to hang out with someone outside of sex, then you probably wouldn’t want to be having sex with them @kitkat, but I’m just wondering if this is always the case. Has anyone experienced great sex with someone they really could not stand in other contexts??
One thing that I’ve noticed since the removal of likes is that every third post is an advertisement and because of the removal of likes they blend into your feed more easily – I’ve nearly like sponsored posts on a couple of occasions and I’m like ‘you tricky lil operator Zuckerberg’. I am cynical about the motive and think it has to do with…[Read more]
I’ve officially decided to get an IUD after a very long period of indecisiveness! I’m nervous about the insertion/cramping but so keen to be rid of my heavy periods (hopefully!!). I’m also a bit…[Read more]
stephaniaaaah replied to the topic Online dating – things you wish you knew, tips and tricks in the forum Sex & Relationships 2 years ago
LOVE your summary @kitkat so spot on!
Some things I’ve learnt after 3.5 years on the apps:
I wish that I knew that you can change your profile to suit your mood and feel totally okay about it i.e. when I only wanted hook ups I would swipe a certain ‘type’ and be a lot more up front with my profile (At one stage my profile read ‘Swipe left if…[Read more]
@kitkat the bad (maybe it’s good? Can’t say I’ve tried it) sex tip I remember from Cosmo was for someone to put their penis through the whole of a doughnut and have their partner eat it to spice up oral sex.
The fruit one sounds a lot worse, though!
I heard a segment the radio yesterday about debunking sex myths that feature in hip hop, like…[Read more]
@kitkat Omg, I didn’t even think about prep!! I wonder if you need an enema beforehand?? Hmm,,,,
@catdog @will Thank you so so much for your input!! TORPEDO BAY @will I’m screaming omg!! Ooh good point about the organs moving as you do, I didn’t even think about that but yeah a good position totally makes sense! Thank you so much for giving solid…[Read more]
I think you guys raised a good point about the social impacts it may have. I’ve chatted to a bunch of my mates over the last few days about this and they’ve said if anything its affected socially. A lot of them found that when they thought they were doing it too much they felt much more anti-social and felt far less incentive to try to meet people…[Read more]
Glad to hear it was helpful @kitkat!
And yep I think you’re right, if a doctor perceives you as being at higher risk of cervical pre-cancer or cancer it seems like there is scope for it to be covered by Medicare
@catdog @kitkat, this is a really good question! The answer is yes. Your partner should get tested too. It’s great that you’ve tested & the results were negative (ok) doesn’t mean that your partner is ok too. This is because many STIs don’t have symptom as @goldenrose says.
STIs may not also be passed on from the ‘one time’ of condomless sex. It…[Read more]
@goldenrose I’m really worried about how much the removal will hurt tbh!!! How was yours?
@kitkat ah wow so lucky!! I had mine inserted under general, but I won’t be doing the same with removal so I’m pretty nervous! I was thinking about getting a second one because it’s been mostly a good time, but I still get some spotting here and there which…[Read more]
@kitkat yeah someone pranked me that way and I was booked in to get a jab in my butt as a contact of Syphilis and then my friend came clean. I know they did it more from thinking it would be funny that I would be like ‘well yeah I will do what I have to do’ and have zero shame around STIs, I had a laugh but thought it was super irresponsible of…[Read more]
@catdog I think it’s great that you’re both getting tested, because yeah like everyone else here has said – some STI’s don’t present with symptoms so maybe your partner has something and doesn’t know?
Hmm, I think even in monogamous relationships, if one of you is getting tested maybe both should. For one thing, it helps to normalise the testing…[Read more]