@stephaniaaaah So true about the terminology! Hopefully, it gets updated so there’s less stigma. I love that you share your outbreaks online! When I was feeling a bit down about mine, I went on Instagram to see if people post any there – and they do!! It was a huge confidence booster to know I’m not alone (I mean I know I’m not because pretty much…[Read more]
@earthmama LOCK AND KEY?? That’s so bizarre! And also, so embarrassing for people who are too afraid to ask! I’m glad your friend was with you at the time. I think I’d be the same if I was alone tbh!
I’m sure everyone growing up has big feelings about who they are as a person, who they like, what they like, what they should be like. Well, I’m having a lot of those feelings lately in regards to my gender identity. I’ve never really fit into the box with how I’m ‘supposed’ to present and I have a ton of body dysphoria. When I look in the mirror,…[Read more]
tea replied to the topic How to let your friend know you don't like their partner in the forum Sex & Relationships 1 month, 4 weeks ago
@goldenrose This whole situation screams red flags to be, to be honest! It’s great that your friend has felt so confident and safe to be able to confide in you about personal things like this. I think as a friend who is concerned about her and her safety, you should speak up if you sense something isn’t quite right! Sure relationships are never…[Read more]
Think of this free time as time you can use to mould a new you! Focus on the things you love doing or maybe even put in some time to learn something…[Read more]
@stephaniaaaah Wow, I didn’t know you could get them on your butt! I’ve just had my first skin breakout, right in the cupid’s bow!! It’s so frustrating but I’ve become really confident in having them now? Yeah there’s this weird scab on my face but it’ll go away and a sore doesn’t change who I am as a person!
tea replied to the topic Painful Sex, Lowered Sex Drive related to my Combination Pill? in the forum Sexual Health 2 months ago
Besides, an IUD is much cheaper for the government than a baby, right?!
YESSSS!!!!! Totally agree with what @aunt_flo said about the alternative health benefits, we should definitely be educated a LOT more on those!! I wasn’t even told of the other benefits when I went and got my IUD, just that it’s good for preventing pregnancy.
I hope…[Read more]
tea replied to the topic California allows access to PrEP without a prescription! in the forum Sexual Health 2 months ago
Woah $38.50 is pretty good (tho tbh should be 100% subsidised but we’ll get there) @stephaniaaaah!
So I was recently overseas for a few weeks and it got me thinking about accessing sexual health care when travelling. How do you have safe sex while travelling?
If I have unprotected sex in NSW, I know I can easily go out to get the morning-after pill or go to a sexual health clinic like family planning for any information. But what if…[Read more]
tea replied to the topic California allows access to PrEP without a prescription! in the forum Sexual Health 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Wow, amazing news @sextronaut! I think it’s a great start to changing the negative views of HIV. I’d be interested to know how much it’s costing people though, considering the medical fees in the US are grossly high. It would be great if it was rolled out further than just one state too! Normalise HIV so we can have more discussions about…[Read more]
tea replied to the topic Painful Sex, Lowered Sex Drive related to my Combination Pill? in the forum Sexual Health 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Hey, @snapesonaplane thanks so much for sharing your experience! I’m so sorry you’ve been having such a hard time being able to have comfortable sex, I’m hoping @nurse_nettie can offer some advice on the more painful side of things.
I’ve had a similar experience, the pill made my libido pretty much non-existent! I got the IUD afterwards which…[Read more]
I’m so glad I’m not alone in this @aunt_flo! Also update: I had a chat about my anxieties with my partner and I was able to orgasm!!! I think stress and anxiety were definitely at play here.
Do you have any good coping mechanisms for it? Talking it out seems to work for me but what if you’re not comfortable doing that?
tea replied to the topic What’s your fave thing about your contraceptive method? in the forum Sexual Health 5 months, 4 weeks ago
Ohh the implanon sounds so friendly @aunt_flo! Are you able to feel it through the skin? I really loved my IUD because I could just forget about it and I didn’t get my period for the most part. I also really love condoms! They’re easy to carry and have a ton of uses – plus they help protect me against STI’s!
It’d be cool if GP’s/clinics gave you…[Read more]
@goldenrose I love that it gets reviewed by a doctor! Yeah you’re right about it being there to help bridge the gap, even if it isn’t the most effective way of purchasing contraception, it would get the conversation going on how to give better health care access to everyone.