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  • What an amazing experience, @earthmama! I always love reading good reviews, I feel like the internet is mostly just full of negative reviews so it’s SO helpful to read something positive like yours. Thanks for sharing!

  • sextronaut replied to the topic Condom Myths in the forum Sexual Health 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    The myth about size! This weekend I came back from grocery shopping and I decided to try and fit as many mandarins as I could in a condom. Turned out I needed more than what I had. I fit 15 mandarins, 10 potatoes, 2 onions, 5 tomatoes, 1 lemon and an avocado. I was so impressed by it’s stretch!

  • I’m in this boat too! All of your stories and advice has been so comforting to read. My partner is working from home for the moment and I’m still heading to work every day as usual. It’s a bit of a struggle, he hates being trapped at home (understandably!) and all of our friends have lost their jobs, so we’ve got a big pile of survivors guilt…[Read more]

  • Okay I’m totally geeking out.
    I’ve just been looking at Pornhub’s 2019 Year in Review and it’s the first time I’ve ever seen one of their reviews. And ohhhhh boy.
    I love the subject of sex, I love infographics, I love thinking about and understanding human behaviour.
    This ticks all the boxes.
    Here it is, if you’d like to geek out with…[Read more]

  • sextronaut replied to the topic 2020 Resolutions! in the forum Hanging Out 5 months, 1 week ago

    Yeesss I love this cooking theme. I saw this youtube video the other day all about new years resolutions, and how it’s more achievable to set yearly themes rather than resolutions. Maybe all your themes will be food!

  • @earthmama Congratulations on taking such a big step!
    I’m in a very similar position – I’ve just moved and I had to leave my job as a part of my move. And now I’m in a new place and unemployed! I haven’t been unemployed for a very long time, and I’m totally in the waiting, wondering and panicking space.
    I’m trying to use this time to do the…[Read more]

  • Hey @tea! Thank you so much for sharing your story, I feel so grateful that you feel comfortable being open and honest in this space. While I’ve never experienced body dysphoria or re-thought my gender identity, I can imagine that it could be quite exhausting, and sometimes difficult. Good on you for getting through what you have endured already,…[Read more]

  • sextronaut replied to the topic IUD removal in the forum Sexual Health 5 months, 1 week ago

    @tea oh it’s the worst! My spotting stopped after 3 months – if it continued any longer I was prepared to give up. I can’t believe you made it all the way through the 6 months!
    My vulva was so unhappy using period products every single day, particularly without my menstrual cup! I wasn’t bleeding enough for tampons to be worth it (cost +…[Read more]

  • @tea you totally can! They’re great for reducing the risk of transmitting STIs like herpes or infections like Hepatitis A (from ingesting fecal matter). They’re also great as a tool if a partner feels squeamish about putting their mouth on/near a bum, or having a mouth put on/near their bum!

  • @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]

  • @tea I love period undies too! My only problem with them (particularly as someone who used to use menstrual cups) is that I can’t tell how much I’m actually bleeding! It all just gets soaked up and I have nothing to go off, hahah.

  • sextronaut replied to the topic 2020 Resolutions! in the forum Hanging Out 6 months ago

    Happy New Year, friends!
    I’m very similar to you, @aunt_flo, I don’t really do resolutions either, just some gentle goals to better my life in the most no-pressure kind of way.

    Most of mine are around food this year too! I’d like to start eating seasonally and buying from wholesalers at markets rather than big grocery companies. I also have a…[Read more]

  • hey @saisha, great question!
    @purple is right about testing and contraception (if you need it).
    I’ve used Skyn condoms a whole lot in the past and I’ve never had a problem. I particularly love them because they’re latex free so if I had a partner with a latex allergy or they were particularly sensitive to it, the ones I had on hand were never a…[Read more]

  • sextronaut replied to the topic Am I At Risk? in the forum Sexual Health 7 months, 3 weeks ago

    @rodeo14 ah okay! My misunderstanding.
    Doesn’t necessarily need to be your last time visiting a sex worker either if you want to go back!

    I hope it all goes well for you and you can get more info face-to-face with whoever tests you

  • sextronaut replied to the topic Am I At Risk? in the forum Sexual Health 7 months, 3 weeks ago

    Happy Monday @rodeo14!

    Like @nurse_nettie said, the risk of getting an STI from receiving oral sex is low. You should be okay, just get a check to be absolutely sure. šŸ™‚

    I totally get the anxieties being magnified as it was your first time (congratulations, by the way!) but I do want to remind you that sex is super fun and super pleasurable! It…[Read more]

  • sextronaut replied to the topic Sexting! in the forum Sex & Relationships 8 months ago

    Oh absolutely! @goldenrose receiving a surprise nude photo is so shocking, and even worse if someone next to you sees it.

  • sextronaut replied to the topic Am I At Risk? in the forum Sexual Health 8 months ago

    Hey @rodeo14
    That’s okay! It’s a good trick for next time.

    Totally! Along the lines of caution here, some workers are actually extremely regimented when it comes to their health and safety. Many workers are very strict with condoms and get tested every few months so that they keep their body in tip top shape for their work.

    Get checked in a…[Read more]

  • sextronaut replied to the topic Am I At Risk? in the forum Sexual Health 8 months ago

    No problem, @rodeo14

    It is curious, I’m sure she won’t mind you asking (if you feel comfortable). I’d say it’s likely that she was making a choice out of safety, which is never a bad choice!

    Thanks for reaching out to us! There are sexual health counsellors that can help with STI anxieties and those ‘what-ifs’, there might be one in your local…[Read more]

  • sextronaut replied to the topic Am I At Risk? in the forum Sexual Health 8 months ago

    @rodeo14 changing condoms part way through sex is safe! Lots of people do it if their engaging in anal + vaginal sex to not carry infections or bacteria between sites. As long as you were protected throughout, you should be okay. But like @nurse_nettie said, you can get an STI test in a couple of weeks to make sure.
    It’s also common for an…[Read more]

  • sextronaut replied to the topic Am I At Risk? in the forum Sexual Health 8 months ago

    Thanks @nurse_nettie!

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