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by Elise
Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:44 am
Forum: Sex & Sexuality
Topic: Masturbation
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: Masturbation

Hi Brennan8833, thank you for clarifying this for us, and sorry to hear that you are having a frustrating time with masturbation at the moment. One thing that I'd like to reassure you about however is that this situation isn't odd at all, it's in fact quite a frequent occurrence that it can take a w...
by Elise
Thu Sep 09, 2021 2:52 am
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: birth control questions
Replies: 1
Views: 114

Re: birth control questions

Hi lycheefan, glad to hear that you are feeling good about starting birth control. We have a really great article that covers both of these questions quite comprehensively for many different kinds of hormonal (and non-hormonal) birth control methods, called Birth Control Bingo If the method of birth...
by Elise
Thu Sep 02, 2021 5:12 am
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: Delaying menstruation
Replies: 1
Views: 74

Re: Delaying menstruation

Hello pepto bismal and welcome to Scarleteen. Your question is not silly at all, we welcome all questions about contraceptives, what they are and how they work here. Yes, the minipill is type of contraceptive, which if you follow the instructions and take it within the three hour window each day, wo...
by Elise
Thu Sep 02, 2021 4:48 am
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: Fresh sperm?
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Re: Fresh sperm?

Hi Rose flower, to quote from our article Human Reproduction: A Seafarer's Guide , "sperm cells can only stay motile up to around a half hour or so in an environment that is unfriendly to them (in other words, outside the testicles, vagina or in specific lab conditions)." 'Motile' just mea...
by Elise
Thu Sep 02, 2021 2:59 am
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: blood clot before period
Replies: 1
Views: 177

Re: blood clot before period

Hi there lycheefan, yes, that does sound like your period is starting with some light spotting this month, which is a normal experience for many people who menstruate. Spotting can start at different times depending on the person and also can change due to hormonal fluctuations from month to month, ...
by Elise
Sat Aug 28, 2021 3:09 am
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: Masturbating as a pre-op trans woman
Replies: 28
Views: 453

Re: Masturbating as a pre-op trans woman

Hi there Rubix, I'm glad to hear that Sam's advice and talking to your gender therapist have already been helpful to you :) . Also, I hear you that it can be frustrating when you want to try something that you have heard is pleasurable so much, but that it might take a while to get there. However, t...
by Elise
Wed Aug 25, 2021 6:34 am
Forum: Sexual Health
Topic: UTI Help!
Replies: 1
Views: 160

Re: UTI Help!

Hi there popupshop! Sorry to hear that you're experiencing UTI's so frequently, that sounds super frustrating and uncomfortable to say the least! I should preface by saying that given you are getting chronic UTI symptoms that it would be worthwhile getting an STI test screening if you haven't alread...
by Elise
Wed Aug 25, 2021 6:18 am
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: Masturbating as a pre-op trans woman
Replies: 28
Views: 453

Re: Masturbating as a pre-op trans woman

Hi Rubix, and welcome to Scarleteen. I am really sorry to hear that you are experiencing quite a bit of dysphoria, and having difficulty experiencing pleasure from your body. It is something many trans people can struggle with, so you are not alone, however that doesn't change that it is a difficult...
by Elise
Wed Aug 25, 2021 4:21 am
Forum: Got Questions? Get Answers.
Topic: So there's a guy...
Replies: 38
Views: 698

Re: So there's a guy...

Hi jenny01, I hear you that it can be hard to infer how someone is feeling over texts and dms, body language and tone convey a lot that is therefore be missing or unclear in those settings. Perhaps then, a good place to start is to take the opportunity to reflect and delve a bit deeper into what you...
by Elise
Wed Aug 25, 2021 2:52 am
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: Evening primrose oil with Nexplanon?
Replies: 1
Views: 240

Re: Evening primrose oil with Nexplanon?

Hi there Holly55, sorry to hear that you're still experiencing cramping and continued menstruating 4-months into your Nexplanon insertion. Back not last Sunday but the one before, you mentioned that you'd be calling your GP clinic on that following Monday to report this side effect. As Marisha metni...
by Elise
Sun Aug 08, 2021 3:35 am
Forum: Got Questions? Get Answers.
Topic: I have blood in my pee?
Replies: 3
Views: 1067

Re: I have blood in my pee?

Hi there Juliaho90, As you mentioned, we cannot give medical advice here so it is best to go and see a doctor; whilst you regular doctor's office isn't open, is there somewhere you can go to access medical care on the holiday, at your local hospital for instance? Your symptoms sound consistent with ...
by Elise
Sun Aug 08, 2021 1:50 am
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: Concerns With Masturbation and Anotomy
Replies: 2
Views: 775

Re: Concerns With Masturbation and Anotomy

Hi there BONBONGOGGETEM, and welcome to Scarleteen. It sounds like you're wanting to learn about your body, but at the same time anxious about it. That is a really normal experience to have: we can often feel anxious about things we don't know a lot about yet, however learning in a space where you f...
by Elise
Wed Aug 04, 2021 4:31 am
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: Masterbation & Sexual abuse
Replies: 5
Views: 632

Re: Masterbation & Sexual abuse

Hi there _rasberry_, I'm so sorry that you experienced sexual abuse in your past, that is something that you shouldn't have had to go throuhg. I hear you saying that it "doesn't impact you" because of the age you were, but have you spoken to a therapist about this? I say this as, whilst it...
by Elise
Wed Aug 04, 2021 4:12 am
Forum: Got Questions? Get Answers.
Topic: When I try to finger myself I don’t feel stimulated
Replies: 5
Views: 891

Re: When I try to finger myself I don’t feel stimulated

Hi there froggie. Sorry to hear that you are experiencing some frustration and anxiety about masturbation, it's an experience that a lot of people have when they are first experimenting with what brings them pleasure, so you are certainly not alone. I can hear you saying that you're enjoying touchin...
by Elise
Tue Aug 03, 2021 5:13 am
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: Post Period Spotting
Replies: 5
Views: 744

Re: Post Period Spotting

Hi Digdawg, sounds like you are very aware of your body, which is great. As the spotting is wrapping up, it sounds like a regular hormonal fluctuation as you thought. It also sounds like you're getting on top of your sexual and reproductive healthcare comprehensively soon, which is good. Keeping up ...
by Elise
Fri Jul 30, 2021 4:03 am
Forum: Got Questions? Get Answers.
Topic: Mucus(?) discharges every time I finger myself?
Replies: 9
Views: 543

Re: Mucus(?) discharges every time I finger myself?

Hi there subjekt, and welcome to Scarleteen, this is definetly a kind of question that you can ask here :) From your post, by saying that you are male, if this means you’re a cisgender man and have a penis, then it sounds like the word you are looking for, rather than "mucus", here is &quo...
by Elise
Fri Jul 30, 2021 3:37 am
Forum: Got Questions? Get Answers.
Topic: I feel no pleasure when I finger myself?
Replies: 3
Views: 1177

Re: I feel no pleasure when I finger myself?

Hi gwakgwak, I'm glad to hear that the articles that Val posted were useful to you. With regards to your concerns to feeling pleasure with men, the final article they linked you to: Not feeling much with penetration, what's up with that? is a great start to exploring the ways you can enjoy sexual pl...
by Elise
Mon Jul 26, 2021 4:08 am
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: Trouble Masturbating/ feeling aroused
Replies: 3
Views: 368

Re: Trouble Masturbating/ feeling aroused

Hi there fionaapplelover. You've asked a few great questions here - I am going to address them in order in this reply for clarity :) Firstly, that is not a weird question at all! Your bladder is in the same part of your body as the internal parts of your genitals and sex organs, so pressure on one a...
by Elise
Mon Jul 26, 2021 2:41 am
Forum: Sex & Sexuality
Topic: I can't get horny/can't masturbate 🧍‍♀️
Replies: 3
Views: 537

Re: I can't get horny/can't masturbate 🧍‍♀️

Hi there - you replied just fine, though you don't need to quote the whole post if you don't want to! (it's also totally fine if you want to for clarity of what post you're responding to). I'm glad you're open to the idea of giving yourself some time on this, however just wanted to clarify that focu...
by Elise
Sat Jul 24, 2021 2:25 am
Forum: Sex & Sexuality
Topic: I can't get horny/can't masturbate 🧍‍♀️
Replies: 3
Views: 537

Re: I can't get horny/can't masturbate 🧍‍♀️

Hi there and welcome to Scarleteen. I'm sorry to hear that you're feeling a lot of frustration around wanting to masturbate and that not working for you right now. Let me firstly start by reassuring you that there is nothing wrong with you, this is an experience a lot of people deal with! It sounds ...
by Elise
Tue Jul 20, 2021 5:07 am
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: sperm
Replies: 2
Views: 374

Re: sperm

I also just noticed that you asked this question earlier, did you happen to miss the response? No problem if so, if you need a hand finding threads you've made earlier on the boards, let me know and we can give you a hand with that.
by Elise
Tue Jul 20, 2021 5:05 am
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: sperm
Replies: 2
Views: 374

Re: sperm

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" the clothing like you describe, nor have survived the washing process. This is because: 1) t...
by Elise
Mon Jul 12, 2021 4:49 am
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: what do these words mean?
Replies: 3
Views: 281

Re: what do these words mean?

Hi there OtherAngel, midwives can also be qualified RNs (as may someone is both doula and a midwife). I can't say for sure, but it could be that your friend does this kind of work and that is her preferred professional focus, but may have changed it back on socials if she is worried about the stigma...
by Elise
Sun Jul 11, 2021 3:49 am
Forum: Sex & Sexuality
Topic: Possible antidepressant-related sexual problems?
Replies: 1
Views: 278

Re: Possible antidepressant-related sexual problems?

Hi Blue Sky, and thanks for your question! Whilst we aren't medical professionals here and so if you do have any concerns about the side effects of your medication the best person to speak to is your doctor, taking the second and third paragraph of your post alone I'd say your conclusion is very apt...
by Elise
Sun Jul 11, 2021 3:24 am
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: can i use they/them pronouns even though im (quite sure) im cis??
Replies: 4
Views: 325

Re: can i use they/them pronouns even though im (quite sure) im cis??

Hi there strawberrysyrup! For pronouns, there are no rules about who can use them and who cannot. In fact, many other cis folks are also comfortable with they/them pronouns, and using them can assist with normalising they/them as a gender neutral option for everyone, and so can be supportive of non-...

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