stephaniaaaah started the topic How to look after yourself when the new normal is uncertainty (the COVID thread) in the forum Hanging Out 3 days, 10 hours ago
Hey mods and Play Safe forum participants,
I wanted to start a thread where people can get together to talk about how you are looking after yourself even with all the uncertainty and the new normal of staying home.
So here’s some helpful links to keep pinned to the top:
Up to date information from the NSW Government / NSW Health
stephaniaaaah replied to the topic How to feel sexy again in a relationship when your body confidence is low in the forum Sex & Relationships 1 week, 6 days ago
you are so right @earthmama I really wanted to to focus on key body love points like reminding myself that my value is not based on my looks and also to reassess my health goals.
The first week after the comment was…[Read more]
stephaniaaaah started the topic How to feel sexy again in a relationship when your body confidence is low in the forum Sex & Relationships 3 weeks, 6 days ago
CW – disordered eating.
I am struggling to feel sexual in my relationship at the moment after my SO made some hurtful comments about my weight.
I’d had a bit of a late night and had agreed to go hiking in the morning with my SO but woke up and not feeling like it. I dragged myself out because I could see that he was annoyed and looking…[Read more]
@sextronaut glad things have settled down for you, sounds like quite the adjustment in the beginning and a dry tampon. UGH. How great is it when your period slows right down (mine only lasted a day I think!)
Oh no about the strings, I found it good to be able to feel them but it was also a little bit weird for me. I think they can get them out…[Read more]
This is kind of cool @earthmama I think it could make the contraceptive pill more accessible in some ways though there is the added price tag of $55.
I haven’t used much in I guess e-health except for online counseling for example with quit-line and I found that useful. I know you can get home delivered STI tests (I’m not sure if there was a…[Read more]
Wow I had no idea either @aunt_flo and it gives you a couple of extra day’s but TBH I’d rather just pop to my pharmacy the morning after and buy the pill over the counter than go in and get an IUD. I also wonder about booking the IUD appointment with Family Planning in the five day time period. But really great to know and I’d like to see FPNSW…[Read more]
stephaniaaaah replied to the topic How to let your friend know you don't like their partner in the forum Sex & Relationships 1 month, 2 weeks ago
I’ve recently been spending a lot of time with a friend who has come out of a very long relationship with someone who was attacking her looks, her personality and was gaslighting her. Because it was really subtle…[Read more]
great question @purple
I’ve had this experience when the sex has been really heavy as in super fast and lots of motion and I know the condom was on the right way. Maybe this could have happened?
No matter how many times you pop one on should always check it’s up the right way and also that the condom is the right size for the penis, if the…[Read more]
Hey @tea thanks for being you and sharing with us. It’s okay to not be sure about where you are at.
I’m cis so I don’t understand the struggle with identity around gender but have had to reevaluate around sexuality (being pansexual not the straight person I thought I was!). My sister and cousin are both transgender and they’ve been on pretty…[Read more]
@tea 100% it’s such a good boost to see other people getting out there on SM with their herpes outbreaks. So many stigma fighting warriors! I am sure its been mentioned in this thread before but the @ MyBoyfriendHasHerpes is one of my favourite pages which gives great practical advice about how a couple manage Felix’s outbreaks. It’s really…[Read more]
here’s too being super awkward haha @goldenrose
Yes, I think it’s awesome that the conversation about women’s pleasure is so out in the open now but I kind of feel like I’m not goddess enough if I can’t get there (pressure much?!). I think it’s so important to accept that every sexual experience is different and having an orgasm isn’t a mark of…[Read more]
@tea I know! You can actually have type 2 anywhere from your thighs to lower stomach so I actually wish genital herpes was called herpes that you can get from your belly to your legs – might help with the stigma.
So happy to hear that you are confident with your scab on your face! Love it! Honestly I couldn’t give a care for having type 2 on my…[Read more]
stephaniaaaah replied to the topic California allows access to PrEP without a prescription! in the forum Sexual Health 2 months ago
Yep @tea – so many meds that should be 100% subsidised when it comes to sexual & reproductive health!
Will do – my housemate used to make kombucha and no exploding happened there but I have had a bottle of the store bought stuff explode on me once! I’m really inspired by articles like this one and have been thinking about how I can use the scraps from things (that don’t fit into my worm farm) to make the ferments.
Yes! I have absolutely no idea…[Read more]
It’s amazing there! Volunteering is the way to go if you can find somewhere you like that’s close enough to you!
Vege boxes are fun – they really push you outside of your cooking repertoire if there are some ‘weird’ veges. Let us know how you go / what you make
Welcome @earthmama such a tricky situation
Heartbreak sucks SO DAMN BAD. There’s a million quotes about love but the one that resonates with me is ‘to know love one has to know heartbreak’. I’ve had the heartache so bad but definitely came out the side a better person who knew more about me and what I needed and wanted and also more self aware of…[Read more]