tea replied to the topic How to know if the girls like you as more than a friend? in the forum Sex & Relationships 1 month, 1 week ago
Oh good points here @snoo_53338! Do you think asking would be a good way too or is that too forward? I think subtle signs and body language are a good way to tell if someone is interested in you.
tea replied to the topic Have you ever asked anyone to have an STI test? What was their reaction? in the forum Sex & Relationships 1 month, 1 week ago
I haven’t asked anyone before but someone asked me what my status was and when my last test was before having sex which I thought was great! It’s something I should do more of but I just forget a lot of the time?
tea replied to the topic Article: Women share things they wish men would stop copying from porn in the forum Sexual Health 1 month, 1 week ago
I’m on the hair-pulling train with you @potplant!! It’s not sexy, it just hurts! I’m sure it can be done in a nice soft way, but I haven’t had that happen to me before. I think I’d really like if people communicated more during sex, I feel like that’s a big thing that gets left out in mainstream porn!
I’ve been off of any type of contraception for a while now and it’s been good to connect with my body in a different way. I’ve not had any seriously bad experiences with…[Read more]
“Bleeding from inside the vagina after penetrative sex is called post-coital bleeding, and is more common than you might think. There are plenty of reasons why it might be happening – from vaginal dryness to untreated Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs).”
Have you ever bled during or after having sex? My very first time having sex I did! It…[Read more]
How were you able to move past that relationship @champagnepapi? I’ve been in a few, intimate and non-intimate toxic relationships and it’s always taken someone else to notice something is wrong before I ever ‘woke up’ to what was going on. I found the leaving hard because I was often co-dependant too and lost a sense of self while I was in these…[Read more]
tea replied to the topic How to have a healthy relationship during COVID-19! in the forum Sex & Relationships 1 month, 1 week ago
I’m glad this thread started last year, it’s really comforting to see so many stories from people and how they managed/are managing things! It makes isolation feel a little more normal.
How do you know if a relationship is toxic or not? Wether it’s a partner or a friend.
There’s another thread that talks about letting your friend know when you think something might be wrong, but what if you’re the one in the relationship? What kind of things should you look out for? And what can you do if you find yourself in a toxic relationship?
How old is it normally @yogigirl? I started learning about consent through sex ed class in primary school, I think I was 10 or 11? This was in Western Australia though and I imagine every state has their own “this is when you can learn about consent” starting age.
There’s this mum on Instagram I follow who started teaching her kids about consent…[Read more]
tea replied to the topic COVID-19 extended lockdown – How is everyone feeling? in the forum Hanging Out 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Hey @yogigirl thanks for sharing your feelings about this. I can definitely relate, for some reason this lockdown has been so much harder on me mentally. Maybe it’s the uncertainty of when it will end? I’m in an LGA of concern too so it’s been hard seeing things on social media about how other areas are treated differently, or have more access to…[Read more]
Hey @balagee69 wether you want to talk or not during sex, I think either is fine as long as everyone is enjoying themselves! If talking too much is something that you’re not into, maybe you could try out other things like, moaning and groaning! There are a lot of different ways you can communicate with your partner, verbally or…[Read more]
tea replied to the topic Have you ever had a condom break? What did you do? in the forum Sexual Health 1 month, 3 weeks ago
I’ve never had this happen to me before @potplant but I guess a good way to prevent this from happening is to make sure whoever is wearing the condom has the correct size to begin with. It could be a great pre-sex activity too, trying out different types of condoms and flavours and all of that before getting into things!
sooooo not the right time and place to discuss grocery shopping.
LMAO @yogigirl yeah probably not the best place to bring that one up!!! Ooh actually, I never thought about the disconnect between body and mind in that way, of not ‘feeling sexy’ so not being able to ‘act sexy’! I think I’m the same in that way, I don’t really view myself as a…[Read more]
Hey @moniyami, like @allthestars and @yogigirl said it’s totally normal to feel like this in a relationship, especially when you’re just starting to get to know one another. I think communication is really important here, have you tried talking to your boyfriend about it at all? He could feel the same way and it would be a great way to figure out…[Read more]
Okay so first of all if you don’t know what a ‘queef’ is it’s “The sound made when a small amount of air is forced out of the vagina during vaginal penetration or as a result of certain movements.”
The other day I was doing some yoga and this was happening to me a LOT and it was so loud!!! Is this normal? I don’t normally have this happen to…[Read more]
I’m just going to link you to some other threads we have about the Mirena and similar contraceptions, know you’re not alone in your situation.
Totally true @mintmilano, I suppose communication can be a whole lot more than talking too!
@aunt_flo OMG, yes the running out of things to say is something I really struggled with too! What more can I say other than “mm that feels so good” but you’re so right, little noises and things like that can be just as effective.
Sometimes things just…[Read more]
Do you think long distance relationships can work? I’ve been in a few myself and I think they can! Communication is important in any relationship but I think even more so when you can’t be near someone. In my past LDR’s, we would have online dates via Skype and text each other a LOT to keep involved in each other’s lives. My favourite part about…[Read more]
Very good point @huliana, definitely something I was surprised about too! I think a lot of people don’t know about the transmission because of the negative social stigma attached to herpes, so if we don’t talk about it we don’t know about it! Disclosing this kind of information to partners is important in stopping that spread to genitals.