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by Marisha
Tue Jul 27, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: Doctor question
Replies: 8
Views: 58

Re: Doctor question

I love that for you :)
by Marisha
Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: Doctor question
Replies: 8
Views: 58

Re: Doctor question

(I mean, it's not my business to judge you anyway)
by Marisha
Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: Doctor question
Replies: 8
Views: 58

Re: Doctor question

Not at all! It's good that you both discussed it together, as I imagine it helped you build a good rapport, you know? We're very sex-positive here at Scarleteen, so as long as you feel good about it and you're using protection, I'm not going to judge you!
by Marisha
Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: Doctor question
Replies: 8
Views: 58

Re: Doctor question

Hi Sunland05,

Good to hear that you have a health plan and that you and your partner(?) have been safe. If you have any more questions, don't be afraid to ask!
by Marisha
Mon Jul 26, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: sperm and water
Replies: 3
Views: 51

Re: sperm and water

Hi user SG1400, I will refer you to the response Elise gave you on your post from a few days ago: Hi there userSG1400, I'm really sorry to hear that you're having a flare up with your ocd, that sounds really tough. I can reassure you that there is no way for your sperm to have "spread all over&...
by Marisha
Mon Jul 26, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: Testing for Pregnancy
Replies: 15
Views: 242

Re: Testing for 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 Marisha
Sun Jul 25, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: No Sexual Desire or Pleasure, Ever
Replies: 85
Views: 18691

Re: No Sexual Desire or Pleasure, Ever

Hi Sandpiper! I'm glad Valerie was able to share their experience with you. We get a lot of people on the boards who have similar issues, so it's great that you were able to find that connection. In terms of how the pelvic muscles are supposed to function, your thought process is on the right track....
by Marisha
Thu Jul 15, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Sex & Sexuality
Topic: partner is experiencing dysphoria during sex and i don’t know how to help
Replies: 1
Views: 112

Re: partner is experiencing dysphoria during sex and i don’t know how to help

Hi fruityrumpus, First off, I want to seriously commend you for approaching your partner's needs with this level of care. It's great to hear that you're trying to search for other ways to be a good partner for them. I wonder if you've voiced these specific thoughts with them, specifically about your...
by Marisha
Thu Jul 15, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Bodies
Topic: Why can't I get in a tampon?
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: Why can't I get in a tampon?

Hi toastanon, Ugh, tampons suck. I personally use a menstrual disc as my go-to period thing, but I understand that this option isn't available to everyone (I do recommend it, though)! In any case, you're in luck; we have a few resources that should help. First, an ask column from a user struggling w...
by Marisha
Thu Jul 15, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: I don't know what to do
Replies: 49
Views: 919

Re: I don't know what to do

Hi jenny01, I'm sorry to hear that this situation is affecting you so deeply Though I'd like to put out there that if going to visit your brother and sister-in-law is something that feels right, this can be an opportunity to test your comfort/ability to independently navigate public transport. A bus...
by Marisha
Sun Jul 11, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: I don't know what to do
Replies: 49
Views: 919

Re: I don't know what to do

Hi jenny01, You may be able to find low/no cost licensed tele-therapists by searching online, but the exact situation you described - a free, licensed professional who offers text services - may be difficult to locate, if they exist at all. This is another situation where I would suggest talking to ...
by Marisha
Sun Jul 11, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: what do these words mean?
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: what do these words mean?

Hi Other Angel! Great questions! So first, a doula is essentially a pregnancy/parenthood assistant. You might hear them mentioned in the same spaces as midwives, who are licensed to actually handle the medical parts of birth-giving. A doula handles physical, mental, and emotional support for people ...
by Marisha
Thu Jul 08, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: I don't know what to do
Replies: 49
Views: 919

Re: I don't know what to do

So, you're mom frequently asks you to prove your capacity for independence, but knows that you're still new in your self-sufficiency and criticizes you when you try. You're supposedly allowed to have anything that you want, but your spending is still restricted, and it sounds like your parents are u...
by Marisha
Thu Jul 08, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Sex, Culture and Politics
Topic: Educating young kids on LGBT+ identites
Replies: 6
Views: 273

Re: Educating young kids on LGBT+ identites

Hi Raffles, I COMPLETELYYYY know that struggle! One summer when I was teaching middle school kids, a majority of the kids were Spanish-speakers, and I know enough Spanish to be able to tell when the kids were using homophobic slurs. It would catch me up a little bit - how do you communicate to such ...
by Marisha
Thu Jul 08, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: No pleasure.
Replies: 1
Views: 198

Re: No pleasure.

Hi elise71, I'm sorry to hear that you're experiencing this! Let's see if we can help. I have been a volunteer with Scarleteen for about 4 months, and after just that short time, I would say that painful or unenjoyable sex is in the top 10 of issues that users come to us with the most. So, you're de...
by Marisha
Thu Jul 08, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: I don't know what to do
Replies: 49
Views: 919

Re: I don't know what to do

Hi jenny01, I'm sorry to hear that you're feeling lonely, and that you have to figure out how to balance your social aspirations with controlling parents and a neurological disorder Being young is hard, isn't it? Here's my take: first, you and I both know that you're way too old for your parents to ...
by Marisha
Thu Jun 24, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: QUESTION
Replies: 7
Views: 2542

Re: QUESTION

Washing your hands is the safest thing to do since it is possible to transfer sperm from the hands to the vulva (I would be more concerned if you had done this during rather than after you had sex), plus it's best to do just for the sake of hygiene. That being said, ... they die very quickly once th...
by Marisha
Thu Jun 24, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Bodies
Topic: Vagina
Replies: 3
Views: 491

Re: Vagina

Hi jenny01, This is an interesting one, because the vagina can seem like a mysterious place 0_0 Let's see if we can demystify it! First, our wonderful founder has a lengthy article all about the vulva and its many parts: Innies & Outies: The Vagina, Clitoris, Uterus and More It sounds like you d...
by Marisha
Thu Jun 24, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: QUESTION
Replies: 7
Views: 2542

Re: QUESTION

Hi Aarushi257, Emily's response still applies: you cannot get pregnant from that. Pregnancy occurs when there is direct contact between the vulva and semen, but there is essentially no risk here because we're talking about sperm theoretically surviving an indeterminate amount of time on your hands a...
by Marisha
Tue Jun 22, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: Abuse & Assault
Topic: Manipulation
Replies: 1
Views: 863

Re: Manipulation

Hi Hel, I'm sorry to hear that you went through this And yes, I would call this abusive behavior. Here at Scarleteen, we define abuse as "Purposeful harm or mistreatment of another person, which can be verbal, emotional, physical or sexual. An ongoing pattern or cycle of such mistreatment or ha...
by Marisha
Sun Jun 20, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Sex & Sexuality
Topic: Painless oral?
Replies: 2
Views: 909

Re: Painless oral?

Hi MusicNerd, Okay, this is gonna take some experimenting because I don't have you in front of me to be able to see why this is happening or to give some sort of demonstration. I will offer some suggestions that might help: I notice that when I stick my tongue out and do a licking motion, my tongue ...
by Marisha
Mon Jun 07, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Et Cetera
Topic: Unwinding with memes
Replies: 0
Views: 3774

Unwinding with memes

Sometimes when I'm having a terrible time, a good laugh can make me feel better. What memes/funny posts/etc. have made you laugh lately? I'll start:

CW: fart jokes
by Marisha
Mon Jun 07, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Stuck in the Middle
Replies: 5
Views: 3739

Re: Stuck in the Middle

Hi jenny01, Jeez, that sounds stressful! Hopefully we can help! The way that this relationship sounds (two partners having different expectations for their relationship, one partner not having their needs met, the other wishing for separation) makes me lean toward believing that breaking up would be...
by Marisha
Sun Jun 06, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Sexual Health
Topic: How do I insert a vaginal cream applicator if I'm not aroused?
Replies: 6
Views: 18811

Re: How do I insert a vaginal cream applicator if I'm not aroused?

Hi Smari, I'm so sorry to hear about your pain Let's see if we can help. You haven't specified which medication you were prescribed, but there are yeast infection treatments that list burning as a side effect. Because you're expressing this amount of discomfort, I wonder if you're able to ask your d...
by Marisha
Sat May 22, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: No Sexual Desire or Pleasure, Ever
Replies: 85
Views: 18691

Re: No Sexual Desire or Pleasure, Ever

Wow sandpiper, this is all a ton of excellent self-work. There were several points throughout this latest post that I found myself humming affirmatively. (Btw, we do operate on weekends, we just have different people on different shifts.) where I felt most comfortable, least pressured, most loved- a...

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