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by MeditationBowl
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Sex, Culture and Politics
Topic: Boundaries, Privilege, and Anxiety
Replies: 5
Views: 1259

Re: Boundaries, Privilege, and Anxiety

Hi Sam and Mo, Thank you both for your responses. The distinction between pushing past someones boundary and holding your own makes sense. I have a couple more questions: When boundaries are conflicting and compromise is proving difficult, how do you navigate that conversation? I feel like saying to...
by MeditationBowl
Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Sex, Culture and Politics
Topic: Boundaries, Privilege, and Anxiety
Replies: 5
Views: 1259

Re: Boundaries, Privilege, and Anxiety

Hi Sam, Thanks for your reply. I guess I feel guilty for enforcing boundaries because it feels like I'm imposing on someone else. Like, emotionally it feels the same as pushing someone else's boundaries. I guess maybe part of that is because I've been in situations where I've full on debated someone...
by MeditationBowl
Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Sex, Culture and Politics
Topic: Boundaries, Privilege, and Anxiety
Replies: 5
Views: 1259

Boundaries, Privilege, and Anxiety

Hi all, This might be a little rambly because I'm not sure how to explain my question. Also not sure if this is in the right sub-forum. It's been on my mind for a while though, so I'd appreciate any ideas. My chronic anxiety often makes it difficult for me to trust my intuition on a lot of things. I...
by MeditationBowl
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Supporting Each Other
Topic: Several months into Covid and social distancing, how is everyone doing?
Replies: 11
Views: 1955

Re: Several months into Covid and social distancing, how is everyone doing?

I've been doing pretty well for the most part, but I feel sort of - I don't know, gaslit I guess? - because I'm trying to follow the guidelines the government has put out here, but people keep reacting like I'm being way over the top. Anyone else dealing with this? I'm grateful to be in a place wher...
by MeditationBowl
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Sexual Identity
Topic: Unpacking my reaction to a friend assuming my sexuality.
Replies: 6
Views: 976

Re: Unpacking my reaction to a friend assuming my sexuality.

That makes a lot of sense. So yeah, going forward I'll definitely make sure to hold my boundaries with this friend as well as respecting his. The more I think about this, the more I realize I have a larger issue with getting stressed and second guessing myself around setting boundaries. The particul...
by MeditationBowl
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Sexual Identity
Topic: Unpacking my reaction to a friend assuming my sexuality.
Replies: 6
Views: 976

Re: Unpacking my reaction to a friend assuming my sexuality.

Hi horriblegoose, You make a very good point. This really struck me: it's really important to me that people don't treat me like a child they can't tell no. I hadn't thought of it like that, but that is what I'm doing. I will try to continue letting him know when he says something that makes me unco...
by MeditationBowl
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Sexual Identity
Topic: Unpacking my reaction to a friend assuming my sexuality.
Replies: 6
Views: 976

Re: Unpacking my reaction to a friend assuming my sexuality.

Hi Heather, Thank you so much for your response. And thanks for those articles on gaydar - very interesting! Yeah, it makes sense that a conversation on boundaries is the next step here. I'm not sure how do to that though. For more context, this is not an equal friendship right now. I'm volunteering...
by MeditationBowl
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Sexual Identity
Topic: Unpacking my reaction to a friend assuming my sexuality.
Replies: 6
Views: 976

Unpacking my reaction to a friend assuming my sexuality.

Hi all, I need some help unpacking something that happened recently. A friend told me that he thinks I am gay or bisexual and just don't want to admit it because of my religion. He said that he can tell because he is gay and he knows when other people are, even when they say they aren't. I'm not fee...
by MeditationBowl
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Sexual Health
Topic: Guardian Article on Myths about The Pill
Replies: 3
Views: 2528

Re: Guardian Article on Myths about The Pill

Thanks Sam! I looked at the birth control bingo article, but I missed those ones. I will take a look.
by MeditationBowl
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Sexual Health
Topic: Guardian Article on Myths about The Pill
Replies: 3
Views: 2528

Guardian Article on Myths about The Pill

Hello! I saw this article - https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/feb/25/nine-major-myths-about-the-pill-from-cancer-to-weight-gain - in the Guardian recently, and I was wondering if everything in it is accurate? Some of the information is stuff I already knew, or things that I've learned from th...
by MeditationBowl
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Got Questions? Get Answers.
Topic: Having trouble talking to therapist about sex related things
Replies: 3
Views: 1293

Re: Having trouble talking to therapist about sex related things

Hi Sam, Yeah, that makes sense. I'm honestly having doubts about whether this therapist is a good fit for me in general, but I have at least one more appointment with her and looking for a new one feels intimidating (but I know I'll need to look for someone new if I keep feeling this way). For bring...
by MeditationBowl
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Got Questions? Get Answers.
Topic: Having trouble talking to therapist about sex related things
Replies: 3
Views: 1293

Having trouble talking to therapist about sex related things

Hello, First of all, thanks for this amazing website! I have a habit of looking at pornography, especially when I'm stressed/anxious, but I'm really not comfortable with it. I have had a lot of trouble changing the habit on my own, so I'm trying to talk to my therapist about it. But every time I hav...

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