Thanks @trayl_blayza, you are so right! I think I just need to focus on myself right now. I’ve decided to buy a car and do some road trips so that will keep me entertained and get outdoors. I’m definitely learning a lot about myself being single so I feel like rather than looking for relationships it’s better to look for opportunities and meeting…[Read more]
Hey @tea, I saw this post and had to comment as I was in exactly the same situation as you! This month I used a tampon for the first time and i’m 26. I had all the same questions and luckily had a good group of girls with me who helped me out.
I actually found the first one SO STRANGE and foreign to have in and was constantly scared it was going…[Read more]
I recently had the most refreshing experience with a guy. We had sex which was great but I didn’t climax. Afterwards, he asked me what I like and what would ‘satisfy’ me, then made sure the next time all my sexual needs were met. Do you feel confident to ask for what turns you on during sex? At the end of the day, it’s all about mutual…[Read more]
YogiGirl replied to the topic Spill the beans. What’s your best or worst dating story? in the forum Sexual Health 1 month ago
@dirtychai what a nightmare! I usually go for drinks as a first date too so can totally understand how things can get a little boozy. Sounds like you had a nice Hinge date though to drive you home, bless them!
I’ve recently started dating and while i’ve had some really nice dates and met a lot of interesting people, i’ve also been faced with some rejection. I went on a date with a guy who I clicked with immediately but after the date he gradually took longer to reply and I got the classic ‘I’m not ready for a relationship. You seem like a great person…[Read more]
YogiGirl started the topic Book recommendations for body positivity and self worth in the forum Sex & Relationships 1 month ago
I’ve just finished reading Women Don’t Owe You Pretty by Florence Given and it’s given me such confidence in myself and my worth. She talks about everything from sex and relationships to valuing yourself as an individual rather than seeking validation from others through dating and having a significant other. She is AMAZING!
I’m now on a…[Read more]
Hey @dirtychai, this is so interesting that they have ‘levels of ghosting’. I personally think you should just tell someone you are not interested so they aren’t expecting or hoping for a reply. I’ve started using dating apps recently and find it so odd when you might be getting on well with someone over messages and then one day the conversation…[Read more]
Hi @nurse_nettie, thanks so much for that information. I will definitely get myself to the GP for a check up. I’ve had friends say it took them a few months to get back to regular periods after coming off the pill but my last was the 31st August so it is over the 3 month mark now.
I don’t think I could be pregnant so hopefully it’s my hormones adjusting.
Hey @aunt_flo I think the same that it must be a relief to not have to bring it up directly.
You are right though, there is nothing wrong with having an STI and it’s a conversation that we should all be having before sleeping with a new sexual partner 🙂
Hi @piperr42, i’m in a similar situation at the moment. I came off the pill in August and have not had a period since. I’m wondering how long I should leave it for my body to adjust to the change of no contraceptive pill before getting a checkup with my GP. @nurse_nettie you mentioned it could take 2-3 months, but is it sometimes the case for it…[Read more]
Just bringing this back to the forum as i’ve recently started experimenting more with sex toys and masturbation (just out of a long term relationship). Me and my ex used to visit adult stores together and found it quite sexy choosing things to use together. Does anyone else use toys with their partners? Any recommendations of your favourite sex…[Read more]
YogiGirl replied to the topic Having sex with new partners after a long term relationship in the forum Sex & Relationships 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Thanks @champagnepapi and @aunt_flo 🙂 It’s definitely been weird getting used to single life after such a long time with the same person! I’ve been taking lots of time to explore new hobbies and getting my new home set up, so it’s all feeling very positive.
Thanks for the great advice. I think as i’m not wanting to rush into anything the slow…[Read more]
What stage in dating have you told your partners that you have an STI? Of course I would let anyone know before any kind of sexual activity, but as there is so much negativity around the topic it can be a bit of a mood killer. I personally want to be able to get to know someone and feel in a safe space before letting them know but at the same time…[Read more]
Telling someone you have an STI can be daunting. I’ve noticed a few dating apps that are specifically for people with STIs to connect. Does anyone have any experience using them? I can see the appeal of having one less awkward conversation. Dating is hard enough!
This is an interesting one @aunt_flo. I would say, think about how you would feel if the situation was reversed and it was your partner flirting with others. If it feels hurtful then that probably answers the question. I think you can tell if something feels honest or if alarm bells are saying that you are crossing a line. Personally I just feel…[Read more]
YogiGirl started the topic Having sex with new partners after a long term relationship in the forum Sex & Relationships 3 months ago
I’m recently out of a long term relationship and am facing the idea of being with new partners. It’s definitely an adjustment getting used to someones preferences and body when you are used to the same thing and comfortable with each other. Anyone have tips to make that first time less scary?
Wondering if anyone has experience of telling a potential sexual partner that they have an STI? Or have you been in the position of someone disclosing to you that they have one? How did you/that person deal with the information? It’s so important to be open with potential partners if you have an STI but its a scary conversation to have! There are…[Read more]
Hey @kris, I totally know what you mean that it can be challenging to flirt online. I would agree with @champagnepapi that it takes the pressure to ‘flirt’ off if you treat it like a conversation. Be chatty and always be yourself. I would also say that I find emojis useful to lighten the tone and be a bit more cheeky. Throw a wink in there every…[Read more]
Hey @potplant, I hate it when this happens! I recently had a similar experience where they were annoyed that I wanted to use one and I had to keep repeating myself. I felt like it just took all the passion and excitement out of the situation while I tried to convince him to do it. I totally agree with you @goldenrose, it’s really off…[Read more]