stephaniaaaah replied to the topic Painful Sex, Lowered Sex Drive related to my Combination Pill? in the forum Sexual Health 1 month, 4 weeks ago
@snapesonaplane I know what you mean about the IUD thread and using your menstrual cup because you have to really get hands on to use the cup and sometimes that suction feels pretty strong! From the reading I did do it looks like using the menstrual cup and IUD is actually really safe and very low risk of dislodging it.
I don’t think there is a…[Read more]
stephaniaaaah replied to the topic California allows access to PrEP without a prescription! in the forum Sexual Health 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Great news! I’m not a person accessing PrEP and don’t know a huge amount about it but in Australia it costs approx $38.50 for a monthly prescription which you need to go to your doctor to access.
I’m interested to know how this works with getting an STI checkup which I presume you would do when you go to your doctor to get your prescription?
@tea so glad to hear that it went well! Are you still having spotting?? I agree there should be YAY I got a LARC party too 🙂 hopefully once things settle down for you both @sextronaut you’ll really enjoy the benefits of it.
How are you feeling about the ‘string’ I found that a little bit weird feeling it poking out at first but got used to it…[Read more]
@tea YAY it takes a little bit of practice to get yourself in the relaxing zone and it can definitely be a struggle. I started out DYING by about the 500 metre mark and had to really persist to get to one or two kilometres. I find it really helpful to breath in through the nose and out through the mouth and just try to do that in rhythm to the…[Read more]
hahaha @earthmama GO YOU!!! I love running – are you finding it fun?? So cool that you are making that connection with breathlessness as a positive! LOVE IT!
OH my I’ve been out running and my leggings are falling down and then I’ve got swooped by a plover and there are people drinking wine on the verandah of the house by the path actually…[Read more]
@earthmama my experience is that you can have great sex with casual hook-ups that you can’t stand in other contexts – for me it is the sort of tear each other clothes off fun sex – and then leg it out of there before they open their mouths and say something that is going to make you go ‘eeeeew’.
When I was meeting people for casual sex via apps…[Read more]
hahahaha OMG holy heck that’s the worst @sextronaut
I would have been absolutely mortified!! I can’t believe that you had to unblock the sink with the toilet brush.
I too have a menstrual cup related period horror story which isn’t quite as bad as yours but also – heaviest day of my period – I had a full day work training session which was…[Read more]
oh no @curiousss that’s a tragedy! I think I would be lost without my phone now – It kind of takes me back to before smartphones when you’d have to drive to the servo and look up the address of where you were going in the street directory and write down Left/Right instructions to follow to get to where you were going haha the stress of it all! I…[Read more]
hmm great take @earthmama ! I didn’t think of that.
Honestly I’m divided – on one hand I am SO tired of the ‘sameness’ of everyone trying to look the same and using presets on the other hand my artist side see’s how valuable the platform can be for reaching a broader audience and gaining fans / people who will pay for and love my work!
Definitely agree that contraception is equal responsibility on both partners.
My partner and I just had this convo the other day because we don’t want kids. I said why don’t you get ‘the snip’ and he was like, ‘you know what I’ve never considered it and that’s not a bad idea’. We use condoms for contraceptive at the moment but because we are…[Read more]
OMG LOVE A DAD BOD! @mintmilano
I was just having this convo with my housemate and boyfriend the other day. My housemate was saying that seeing all of the gay clubs advertising with the toned tanned men in their budgie smugglers left him feeling excluded and it took him a long time to get the confidence to go to dance parties and get his body…[Read more]
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]
Thanks for the info @nurse_nettie 🙂
@sextronaut I can’t really remember to be honest all I remember is that after a few months I noticed that they were much less heavier and I had a reduction in pain and cramping – it got to the point where my periods lasted like a day or so. (I am off contraception now and use condoms so back to a 7 day…[Read more]
@sextronaut good luck with the insertion – when I had mine inserted at Family Planning I forgot to take my naprogesic which I think made it a little more ‘ouchy’ but I find with anything painful some focused deep belly breathing helps out. I had some pretty bad cramping for the next two days afterwards but then was fine, and really loved my IUD…[Read more]
stephaniaaaah replied to the topic Online dating – things you wish you knew, tips and tricks in the forum Sex & Relationships 3 months, 2 weeks 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]
Honestly my routine is really about making my life as easy and as relaxing as humanly possible for the morning – the steps are really small but I’ve tried to think it out in a logical sense i.e. ok I want coffee so what can I do while it is brewing instead of staring aimlessly out the kitchen window into a black void – so…[Read more]
@catdog @tea but I think this is such a great discussion to have! I think it’s okay to talk to a person casually if you just start a friendly chat say while you are both waiting for coffee or in the same situation together but it has to be totally natural and not forced.
I have met people outside of the apps by joining a meetup group. It’s…[Read more]