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by Sam W
Fri May 24, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: Interested in BDSm
Replies: 1
Views: 21

Re: Interested in BDSm

Hi Hamza, So, given your age, dating sites are probably not going to be an option since they're aimed at adults. That may mean that the most viable option right now is to find ways to safely explore this part of your sexuality during masturbation. How does that sound? There are ways to introduce you...
by Sam W
Thu May 23, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Sex & Sexuality
Topic: Scared of him coming inside
Replies: 1
Views: 39

Re: Scared of him coming inside

Hi notsureyet, The implant is one of the two most effective methods of birth control, with an effectiveness rate of 99+%. So, if your boyfriend were to ejaculate inside you, the odds of that causing a pregnancy would be minuscule. It's highly unlikely that an implant will fail, but if used with a me...
by Sam W
Thu May 23, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Sex & Sexuality
Topic: Scared, Awkward, and Uncomfortable
Replies: 3
Views: 75

Re: Scared, Awkward, and Uncomfortable

Hi UncertainSusan, One of the interesting things about human sexuality is that there aren't nearly as many "shoulds" as people assume there are. Just because you enjoy kissing and cuddling someone doesn't automatically mean you'll want to be sexual with them. And while being turned on from...
by Sam W
Tue May 21, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Got Questions? Get Answers.
Topic: About my anal health.
Replies: 20
Views: 2641

Re: About my anal health.

Hi Pan, While washing your hands before and after any kind of masturbation is a good practice, and will help cut down on infection risks, using gloves is still the most sanitary option, since it creates a literal barrier to keep bacteria from moving from your hand to your anus (or the reverse). And ...
by Sam W
Tue May 21, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Got Questions? Get Answers.
Topic: Is it normal if it keep bleeding for 3days or more after losing my virginity?
Replies: 15
Views: 636

Re: Is it normal if it keep bleeding for 3days or more after losing my virginity?

Hi Alexis, Thank you for that additional information! If condom use feels dirty or like something people who are not in love do, then one thing that may help is to read some new perspectives on condom use (ones that we know reflect the reality of the world rather than misconceptions). For instance, ...
by Sam W
Tue May 21, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Got Questions? Get Answers.
Topic: Fingering is uncomfortable
Replies: 1
Views: 54

Re: Fingering is uncomfortable

Hi Lesbian123, That certainly sounds unpleasant! Can you give me a sense of how much lube is being used when you try this and how aroused you are (both physically and mentally)? And how much have you (or your partner) experimented with number of fingers, angle, and whether you're focusing on the int...
by Sam W
Mon May 20, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: Birth control interactions
Replies: 12
Views: 183

Re: Birth control interactions

Nothing wrong with being curious, as long as you have the tools to evaluate what you find :). Too, something we recommend is that, if people notice they have a lot of recurring anxiety about a given topic (birth control, pregnancy, STIs, etc), it's often more helpful to steer clear of reading a bunc...
by Sam W
Mon May 20, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: Birth control interactions
Replies: 12
Views: 183

Re: Birth control interactions

You're welcome! And avoiding sources that are sketchy is definitely a sound idea. We even have these two tools to help people do just that! Legit or Unfit? Finding Safe, Sound Sex Educators & Support Online, Literacy Is Power: How To Get Yourself a Kick-Butt BS Detector
by Sam W
Mon May 20, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: Birth control interactions
Replies: 12
Views: 183

Re: Birth control interactions

Hi Softuris, You may want to add this article to your reading, if you haven't already: Something You Can Worry About Less: Interference and Hormonal Birth Control . There is no known interaction between dairy and oral contraceptives that you need to worry about. As for chamomile, or any other substa...
by Sam W
Mon May 20, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Abuse & Assault
Topic: Is it my fault...
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: Is it my fault...

Hi Grace, I'm so sorry that two separate people who should have been trustworthy and safe chose to assault you. What happened was not your fault, it was theirs because they made that choice. There's nothing wrong with asking a parent for help on a relationship issue, or asking a friend to support yo...
by Sam W
Sun May 19, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Sex & Sexuality
Topic: Curiosity and "Bad" Timing
Replies: 6
Views: 1308

Re: Curiosity and "Bad" Timing

Hi Buddyboi, I'm going to leave some things here for Heather to address, but I did want to circle back to the idea of bringing up your partners' BPD with your own therapist. If you haven't done that already, I encourage you to do so, because they can give you tools to navigate any challenges that di...
by Sam W
Sun May 19, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: Anal Incidents and Partner Conflict
Replies: 7
Views: 1985

Re: Anal Incidents and Partner Conflict

Hi Buddyboi, I hope you don't mind my chiming in! If this kind of sex is something both of you really enjoy, then it does make sense that you'd prefer to deal with occasional bit of mess and be okay with a little bit of gross than pass on the activity. It may help to keep in mind that even if you tr...
by Sam W
Sat May 18, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: am i pregnant
Replies: 1
Views: 68

Re: am i pregnant

We will not answer ANY questions about pregnancy fear or anxiety in our direct services from users who are not pregnant or who are not or have not otherwise been directly involved with an actual pregnancy. Please do not post this kind of question. If you are seeing this text, and your thread is loc...
by Sam W
Sat May 18, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: Possibly pregnancy
Replies: 1
Views: 56

Re: Possibly pregnancy

We will not answer ANY questions about pregnancy fear or anxiety in our direct services from users who are not pregnant or who are not or have not otherwise been directly involved with an actual pregnancy. Please do not post this kind of question. If you are seeing this text, and your thread is loc...
by Sam W
Sat May 18, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Scarleteen Updates
Topic: Amelia Is Shouting: A Conversation About Abortion
Replies: 0
Views: 174

Amelia Is Shouting: A Conversation About Abortion

Caroline Riley interviews Amelia Bonow, one of the founders of Shout Your Abortion: http://www.scarleteen.com/article/bodie ... shouting_a
by Sam W
Sat May 18, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Got Questions? Get Answers.
Topic: About my anal health.
Replies: 20
Views: 2641

Re: About my anal health.

Hi Pan, The concern with castor oil and latex is that if it deteriorates, the glove can break. But this is less of a concern during masturbation and more a concern during partnered sex, since that's when it could cause STI transmission. And you should use a new glove each time, since that's the most...
by Sam W
Fri May 17, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: Close Friend Dating My Older Brother Part 2
Replies: 3
Views: 251

Re: Close Friend Dating My Older Brother Part 2

Got it. I think, if you bring it up again, it would be best to keep the focus on how you two can adjust how you communicate with each other overall and if there are expectations around the friendship and communication within it that are changing. You can, of course, include the fact that you felt hu...
by Sam W
Thu May 16, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: Lack of testosterone and interest, low erectile function/erectile dysfunction
Replies: 3
Views: 293

Re: Lack of testosterone and interest, low erectile function/erectile dysfunction

While it makes sense that the sudden drop in interest is worrying you, it may help to know that interest in masturbation, just like interest in sex, rises and falls throughout your life. As I mentioned, physical or mental health issues can play a role in that. So, if this is causing you distress, it...
by Sam W
Thu May 16, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: Close Friend Dating My Older Brother Part 2
Replies: 3
Views: 251

Re: Close Friend Dating My Older Brother Part 2

Hi stlyogi9, Thank you for the update, and while it didn't go the best way I agree with you that it needed to happen. It can be jarring and can really suck to be on the receiving end of a blow-up like that, but at least now you have more information about how she's been perceiving the relationship. ...
by Sam W
Tue May 14, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Got Questions? Get Answers.
Topic: Is it normal if it keep bleeding for 3days or more after losing my virginity?
Replies: 15
Views: 636

Re: Is it normal if it keep bleeding for 3days or more after losing my virginity?

Condoms are an accessible and very effective option! With that feeling of emotional discomfort, can you get a little more specific? For instance, is it something to do with the idea that condoms mean partners aren't as "close?" That using one is a sign you don't trust one another? Somethin...
by Sam W
Tue May 14, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: Pregnancy Test
Replies: 2
Views: 235

Re: Pregnancy Test

Hi Leafy, Nope, this is not a way that a false negative occurs. They most often occur because a test was taken too early, incorrectly, or (rarely) there was something wrong with the test. As long as you follow the directions for when and how to test, you can assume the results are accurate (and if y...
by Sam W
Mon May 13, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Scarleteen Updates
Topic: A Future Without HIV: Are We There Yet?
Replies: 0
Views: 228

A Future Without HIV: Are We There Yet?

Guest writer Jennifer Waugh breaks down the latest, amazing news in HIV research: http://www.scarleteen.com/article/bodie ... _there_yet.
by Sam W
Mon May 13, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Got Questions? Get Answers.
Topic: Is it normal if it keep bleeding for 3days or more after losing my virginity?
Replies: 15
Views: 636

Re: Is it normal if it keep bleeding for 3days or more after losing my virginity?

Hi Alexis, If you're choosing to engage in sexual activities that can cause pregnancy, the best way to protect against pregnancy is to use birth control. Are you interested in exploring what options you have in terms of birth control? If so, that's something we can help you with. Too, pregnancy isn'...
by Sam W
Sun May 12, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: Birth control pills and loose stool?
Replies: 1
Views: 170

Re: Birth control pills and loose stool?

Hi srharrison,

Since the pill takes around 2-3 hours to absorb, you can assume that anything that happens in the morning (be that diarrhea or vomiting) will not compromise it's effectiveness, since your body will absorb it the same whether you're asleep or awake after taking it.

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