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by Carly
Fri Jul 23, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: Testing for Pregnancy
Replies: 15
Views: 237

Re: Testing for Pregnancy

If you are taking your pills correctly (one pill every day without skipping or missing), you likely were not going to ovulate in the first place and may not have needed to take the Plan B. It's my understanding that the pill and Plan B do not counteract and you will not ovulate. Plan B is most helpf...
by Carly
Fri Jul 23, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: Testing for Pregnancy
Replies: 15
Views: 237

Re: Testing for Pregnancy

I'm not sure exactly which article that was, but there's a good chance it was Who's Afraid of Sperm Cells? . Here's everything we've sent you so you have another place to reference it: Human Reproduction: A Seafarer's Guide The Buddy System: Effectiveness Rates for Backing Up Your Birth Control With...
by Carly
Fri Jul 23, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: Testing for Pregnancy
Replies: 15
Views: 237

Re: Testing for Pregnancy

Totally okay to take stuff to the boards even if you've talked to us on another platform - in fact, I'd say a lot of us prefer the message board! :mrgreen: I just wanted to check in about what we sent before because I didn't want to resend stuff you'd seen already. I'm hearing some anxiety in your q...
by Carly
Fri Jul 23, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: Testing for Pregnancy
Replies: 15
Views: 237

Re: Testing for Pregnancy

Hey Kourt1996! Happy to help! At-home pregnancy tests are specifically designed to detect high levels of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in urine. hCG is a hormone that occurs naturally in bodies of people who can get pregnant at a low levels but spikes noticeably in early pregnancy. The hCG in y...
by Carly
Wed Jul 14, 2021 8:14 am
Forum: Sex & Sexuality
Topic: Into BDSM at 13, worried about damaging myself
Replies: 3
Views: 192

Re: Into BDSM at 13, worried about damaging myself

Hey Sam526687! Up top I wanted to address your concern about pornography -- I think it's great that you're thinking critically about this topic, but I don't think you need to worry as much. Pornography alone cannot cause the "damage" you described; there are a lot of people who have health...
by Carly
Mon Jul 12, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Sex & Sexuality
Topic: My confusion about the penis
Replies: 6
Views: 1228

Re: My confusion about the penis

Hey OtherAngel! Make sure to get active consent from your partner before deepthroating (or any sexual activity)! It's important to remember that not everyone likes or is comfortable with the same things; building your confidence in communicating your sexual needs and desires is just as important as ...
by Carly
Fri Jul 09, 2021 7:32 am
Forum: Sex & Sexuality
Topic: Is it bad to be a 16 year old boy who's into the submissive side of BDSM?
Replies: 3
Views: 2764

Re: Is it bad to be a 16 year old boy who's into the submissive side of BDSM?

Hey P_2_dsx! I noticed that you specified your gender in the thread title - does that have any impact on how you feel about being interested in being submissive or why you have concerns?
by Carly
Sun Jun 27, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: question
Replies: 1
Views: 183

Re: question

Hey Aarushi257! If you have had your usual amount of bleeding for the other days of your period, it sounds like you are just having a longer period than usual. This happens sometimes. If you were pregnant, you would have likely not had a period at all. If you're spotting it sounds like you are comin...
by Carly
Sun Jun 20, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: PREGNANCY TEST
Replies: 1
Views: 1214

Re: PREGNANCY TEST

Hey Aarushi257! Though I have found plenty of sources that say period blood in your urine won't affect the results of a pregnancy test, none of them have explained exactly why. At-home pregnancy tests are specifically designed to detect high levels of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in urine. hCG...
by Carly
Sun Jun 20, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: Feel like I was used
Replies: 5
Views: 1479

Re: Feel like I was used

Hey OtherAngel! Up top I wanted to say that I saw that you attempted to post this thread twice - I approved this one but in the interest of keeping our boards tidy I did not approve the other one. They seemed really similar, so I hope that's okay! If there was information in that one that did not ma...
by Carly
Fri Jun 18, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: Sex, Culture and Politics
Topic: Controversy surrounding 'bi lesbians'?
Replies: 1
Views: 1227

Re: Controversy surrounding 'bi lesbians'?

Hey BishoneninBloom! Up top I wanted to say that I felt you explained your confusion and curiosity well and I don't think you were disrespectful in any way. I'm glad you're comfortable asking questions on Scarleteen - remember we're here to not only help answer questions, but also moderate discussio...
by Carly
Tue Jun 15, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Disappointed in my bf
Replies: 9
Views: 1609

Re: Disappointed in my bf

Hi Hel! I'm sorry you're having such a hard time right now. I remember a while ago you mentioned that your boyfriend was dealing with some issues at home and he seemed to be taking it out on you and mutual friends. I think you mentioned you talked to him about this behavior - has he been doing okay?...
by Carly
Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Feeling guilty about wanting to break up
Replies: 4
Views: 3401

Re: Feeling guilty about wanting to break up

Hi futurefaeking, I believe you got some assistance with this situation via our SMS chat (and vambrace offered some great peer support!), but I wanted to also offer a few things here. I noticed you said you said didn't have "any good reason except for my own issues" - your feelings are a g...
by Carly
Sun Jun 06, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: URGENT PLEASE HELP
Replies: 6
Views: 3299

Re: URGENT PLEASE HELP

Hey idk anymore -- I am so sorry you're going through this. Has any literature or reporting on this policy said there's a reason why its needed? I'm trying to figure out why the ACLU would support a policy like this because it's my understanding they believe outing students is a civil rights violati...
by Carly
Sun Jun 06, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: Clit problems
Replies: 10
Views: 6107

Re: Clit problems

Hey kdksksk! I'm glad to see my first answer helped, and some other folks were able to help with a few more things. Stress is definitely something that can make it harder to feel aroused and it's very common. I think it will be easier after finals. Good luck with your exams!
by Carly
Thu Jun 03, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Feeling Guilty
Replies: 3
Views: 2748

Re: Feeling Guilty

Hey VocaFan62 -- I just wanted to offer you some support in what you're working through right now. I have struggled really bad with my self-esteem my whole life, and in recent years have really come to terms with how down-right mean I am to myself. It's often lead me to totally push my needs aside b...
by Carly
Sat May 29, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: Got Questions? Get Answers.
Topic: How effective are condoms?
Replies: 14
Views: 9464

Re: How effective are condoms?

Hi Juliaho90! No worries at all, we're here to help and happy to answer anything.

Having sex can't effect your withdrawal bleeding any more than it can your period unless you're pregnant.
by Carly
Tue May 25, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: Condoms when sharing sex toys, and first time with a specific partner
Replies: 3
Views: 6726

Re: Condoms when sharing sex toys, and first time with a specific partner

Awesome! I'm so happy this was helpful for you! I think reading through the consent article together is a great idea. It's long, but I think it runs through a lot of different tips and scenarios that are all super insightful. We're here if you have any more questions or want chat anything else throu...
by Carly
Sun May 23, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: Condoms when sharing sex toys, and first time with a specific partner
Replies: 3
Views: 6726

Re: Condoms when sharing sex toys, and first time with a specific partner

Hey ebbyebby! Multiple questions in one thread is totally okay - we're happy to answer! Hopefully this gives you some insight, I have a feeling others will chime in as well -- Question #1 - I think you're on the right track here! It would be best practice to use condoms on the toys you plan to use, ...
by Carly
Sun May 23, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: No Sexual Desire or Pleasure, Ever
Replies: 85
Views: 18531

Re: No Sexual Desire or Pleasure, Ever

Hey sandpiper! It looks like you've been talking with a few Scarleteen folks throughout the thread and I'm sure they'll chime in too, but! I think you should bring these concerns up with your gynecologist, if for no other reason than it sounds like you may experience pain or discomfort during your e...
by Carly
Sun May 23, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: Any other contraceptive methods?
Replies: 15
Views: 8721

Re: Any other contraceptive methods?

Hi Juliaho90! Though I haven't found anything that suggests that ginseng will interact with Yasmin's ability to prevent pregnancy, I would strongly recommend reaching out to your doctor directly just to be sure there is no risk. The lack of information on this online may be linked to a lack of study...
by Carly
Thu May 13, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Breakups while Bipolar
Replies: 2
Views: 2734

Re: Breakups while Bipolar

Hey Buddyboi 21 -- I know you've talked about seeing a therapist in a different thread, but I also wanted to check in about other care and care providers. Is your therapist the person prescribed you the medication you mentioned before? Did you end up trying that medication again, or talking to a doc...
by Carly
Thu May 13, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: I think I have PTSD and it's making me have trust issues
Replies: 5
Views: 3561

Re: I think I have PTSD and it's making me have trust issues

Hi Hel! I agree, your boyfriend needs to understand that he hurt your feelings and that it's out of line to treat you and his friends the way he did. While I do think you should confront him as soon as possible, it does sound like he's having a hard time right now, especially because he is strugglin...
by Carly
Thu May 13, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: Clit problems
Replies: 10
Views: 6107

Re: Clit problems

Hey kdksksk! I think the first step to figuring out what's going on is to take a break from rubbing your clitoris for a couple of days, just like you read. You said you're able to still feel some pleasure, so I'm thinking taking a few days off will help regain the ability to masturbate for a longer ...
by Carly
Thu May 13, 2021 7:57 am
Forum: Sexual Health
Topic: Too sensitive to orgasm
Replies: 7
Views: 3604

Re: Too sensitive to orgasm

Hey sweet-lemonade! Yep, I think all the information you've given us here is appropriate to share with a doctor. Marisha suggested seeing a gynecologist, and I agree that they would likely be the best fit for what you're experiencing. Have you ever been to one?

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