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Often enough, some of our users clearly get stuck in places where they're taking risks they either don't want to, or which are really dangerous, but have a very hard time changing those habits, even when they have good information about them and a way to get connected to in-person help they need.

So, do you feel stuck? Maybe in something like not using contraception (or effective contraception) or safer sex, having sex you don't want or know you can't handle or unhealthy relationships or ways of thinking? What do you think you need to get unstuck?

Or, have you been stuck but aren't anymore? What finally got you out of your rut, and into more positive, healthy habits?

Heather Corinna, Executive Director & Founder, Scarleteen
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It's funny that you posted this when I just joined.

I have/used to have a tendency to try and get guys alone with me to test whether or not they'll try to hurt me. Completely idiotic. My body behavior would change, and it'd be like I was trying to seduce them. Only thing is it would be sub-conscious until I'd replay the night in my head. Can't believe I did those things.

Since I have a boyfriend, I'm pretty much never alone with a guy except for him. It's been 2 years since we started dating, so I have no idea if I would still do this or not.

It's nice to know that I won't be in a situation where I would be able to.

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