sextronaut replied to the topic Painful Sex, Lowered Sex Drive related to my Combination Pill? in the forum Sexual Health 3 years, 1 month ago
Hi @snapesonaplane, thanks so much for trusting us to share your story! It sounds like you’ve been on a bit of a journey with your contraception and I’m sorry to hear that it’s been painful and made sex, which can be so fun and pleasurable, undesirable!
I’ve also been on a contraception journey myself. I went on the pill at 14 to manage…[Read more]
@goldenrose funny you say that today because I totally bit the bullet this morning! I’m subscribed to the Erika Lust Store emails and I got a 75% discount code sent to me last night so I used a voucher that I had to treat myself to a whole collection – 50 short films for super cheap! I’m so excited to start watching them!
Hey @ark24! Great question, thanks so much for reaching out!
Sex cravings are totally valid and normal, I experience them pretty often (sometimes at the most inopportune moments!).
If I don’t have anyone to play with at the time, I find the best way to satisfy those cravings is through masturbation, particularly a super deluxe self-love kind of a…[Read more]
@goldenrose how great was porn week! I loved it.
I think ethical porn is fantastic! I love the work of Erika Lust, particularly her XConfessions series (people send in their fantasies and she creates them as film!). I haven’t yet bought a subscription but I’ve watched lots of clips for free and in trial periods. It’s just about biting the bullet…[Read more]
@tea they’re so good!! I’ve loved them so far. Do you take an extra pair with you when you leave home? I’m concerned I might ‘fill it’ after a full day and don’t have a backup option underwear wise – I’d just use an emergency tampon and go commando, hahaha, not ideal.
@stephaniaaaah omg how horrifying!! I can’t believe a full menstrual cup fell out of you!!! While wearing white!! Jeewhiz.
Thank goodness you weren’t still on the train, I would have totally freaked out.
@tea It didn’t! 🙁 I need to be on my period for the procedure so booking the appointment is tricky, particularly this time – my appointment was 5 days late! Second month in a row that a late period has screwed up my plans. I’m really iron deficient at the moment and I think it’s what’s making my period more irregular than usual. Fingers are…[Read more]
I’m sure anyone with a period has at least one “oh sh*t” period related story, and I’m actually shocked that I can’t find a thread like this on here.
t.w. lots of blood!
I’m a menstrual cup user, and when I’m on my period and away from home I prefer to use a bathroom that also has private access to a sink so I can rinse out my…[Read more]
@goldenrose they’re amazing! I used them a couple of times during my last period and have bought three more pairs for my next period so I have enough pairs to get me through my cycle (or at least the super heavy days!). I’ve bought ModiBodi one’s 🙂
I think there would be a way to do it safely! At the moment, you can buy PrEP online. You need a script from a doctor to do this though, and when getting a script all the necessary testing is completed (including STI/HIV screens and kidney and liver function). As well, I think companies can make it mandatory that deliveries require a signature and…[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]
@tea I’m getting a hormonal IUD in one week! How were your cramps after your insertion? I’m preparing for the worst but I’ve got an appointment the next morning and a weekend-long family gathering. Were you completely bed-bound like some of the horror stories I’ve heard?!
I learnt the most from my parents, sex was always an open and honest conversation in my house and I’m super grateful for that. It’s probably the reason I am how I am today – super honest and open about sex!
I learnt quite a bit through popular culture too, so TV shows and magazines. Dolly Doctor taught me so much!
@goldenrose my experience with the diva cup is pretty similar – except my heaviest days are super heavy so I have to change my cup 4-5 times a day, and I still leak. 🙁 but, i’ve just just invested in some period undies to help with that!
I’ve also seen now that Diva Cup has released a third size – size 0. This one is for teens or menstruators…[Read more]
This is such an interesting topic!
@earthmama that fact about dopamine has blown my mind – it seems so obvious but I’ve never even considered it – it makes so much sense!
I know that comprehensive sex education prevents early sexual debut (i.e. people who are taught great sex ed are having sex for the first time later), so I wonder if it also…[Read more]
@curiousss congratulations! Moving in with a partner can be a super exciting time and a real ‘level up’ in a relationship.
As for navigating it, I thinks it’s really important for both parties to keep in mind that your relationship will change, in all kinds of ways. Introducing those home habits to a relationship can be a huge wake up call to…[Read more]
@tea I was just talking to my sister about this the other day! She’s a psychologist and was talking to me about how the rates of eating disorders have leveled out to even across the sexes now, where as around 15-20 years ago researched showed about 90% of cases were women. It’s so awful.
I think there’s no where near enough body…[Read more]