Hey @butterfly01 totally normal to be a little bit daunted by an upcoming procedure – I haven’t had the colposcopy before but have had an IUD (long acting reversible contraceptive put in via the cervix) and a biopsy on another part of my body it was definitely more awkward/uncomfortable than painful. Such a great idea to write a list as things…[Read more]
@catdog yep I second @aunt_flo ‘s recommendation for the Skyn brand as well – my partner doesn’t love the feel of any other condoms but these ones seem really thin (we’ve never had a breakage) and my other favorite brand are Jonny condoms which are an ethical condom company and they feel great too.
There’s so much choice out there! You can get…[Read more]
@mintmilano you sum it up perfectly with ‘honest and safe and respectful’. I have had one non-monogamous relationship and it was pretty easy because we would just be honest with each other. I have heaps of gay friends that have open relationships and they just have some boundaries around it (i.e. don’t bring the other person into your shared…[Read more]
oh my @tea I have had thrush a handful of times and I have definitely found the itchiness pretty unbearable on occasion – that’s when I will go to the doctor or get the over the counter treatment at the pharmacy (combined tablet and cream) and that really helps clear it up.
@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]
Yeah I don’t think it’s funny to announce that on social media. I think if I wanted to give my parents a heart attack I’d ring them up and tell them personally that I’m getting married or are pregnant (only because I have told them that NEITHER of those things will ever happen!!) In that case, I think it’s okay to have an in-joke maybe with some…[Read more]
Hey @curiousss I’m a straight women and I just get asked to either pee in a cup or do my own swab – both which I find super easy. I wonder why they did it for you – maybe @nurse_nettie has some insight on that.. My GP has done the swab for me before at the same time I had a pap smear (now the cervical screen) buy yes I just DIY!
Hey @catdog – such a great question, in my past relationships I know that if my STI tests came back clear I would say to my partner (if we were having unprotected sex) ‘we’ll you’re all good then’. I feel like it’s pretty safe to say that your partner wouldn’t have STIs like chlamydia and gonorrhoea because that’s the most common tests.…[Read more]
@tea is that a question for me lol 🙂
Down to Test has been doing testing at 8 festivals a year in NSW (big and small) but I know that local teams and NGOs will do sexual health promotion at any festival they are able to get into! No idea what it looks like across the country but can find evidence of sexual health promotion happening at NSW…[Read more]
@goldenrose that’s so exciting for you! How long are you heading away for?
I try to get away every year and one mistake I used to always make was under budgeting for the actual trip, so when I got home I would always be broke or on a shoestring for the last week!
Biggest thing to save money is don’t drink alcohol or drink out at all. It’s…[Read more]
@tea YAY for bullet journal updates – cannot wait to see them
I’m with @aunt_flo for going to bed earlier and planning for a Japan holiday (when are you going)?
Not massive on setting resolutions for myself because I always fail at them haha but I really enjoy applying the ‘begin again’ mentality and that we have the power to do that at…[Read more]
hahaha @sextronaut I get that when running (or anything that gives me flow) but I just will crack up laughing and be like ‘oh we are totally boning to the beat’ probably a vibe killer hahaha