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by Mo
Fri Jun 04, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Sexual Identity
Topic: I just want to know
Replies: 3
Views: 402

Re: I just want to know

Great, I'm glad you found that all helpful. :)
by Mo
Fri Jun 04, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Sexual Health
Topic: Do I need to have a gynecologist appointment if (long-winded, slightly graphic context)
Replies: 4
Views: 283

Re: Do I need to have a gynecologist appointment if (long-winded, slightly graphic context)

I hope you're able to find a doctor who's willing to be transparent about what they recommend and why, and who's patient and respectful around your discomfort. Sometimes finding a new doctor you really click with can take some time, but hopefully you'll come across someone soon. I can certainly unde...
by Mo
Mon May 24, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: Concerned
Replies: 3
Views: 2572

Re: Concerned

I do think that if you know your sister is awake, then that's not going to be a great time to masturbate; it can be difficult to find private time when you share a room with someone, but it's good to have strong boundaries around this sort of sexual activity when someone else, especially a family me...
by Mo
Tue May 18, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Sex & Sexuality
Topic: Sexually (really , really) frustrated
Replies: 5
Views: 2712

Re: Sexually (really , really) frustrated

I'm glad you were able to talk about that with your boyfriend and realize you hadn't been in the best place for sex. It can be difficult to have a sense for when you might be in an emotional state that isn't ideal for sex, although I think that awareness is something you can cultivate over time.
by Mo
Mon May 17, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: Ok this is kinda embarrassing
Replies: 5
Views: 1430

Re: Ok this is kinda embarrassing

It might help to keep a small hand towel or two on hand, so that if you're ejaculating enough that it feels uncomfortable or that there's too much fluid for it to be easy to continue masturbating, you could wipe some up quickly without having to interrupt what you're doing to get up and grab one.
by Mo
Mon May 17, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: My best friend, my crush, and me
Replies: 7
Views: 1834

Re: My best friend, my crush, and me

I think it's possible to ask for clarification or to say you're confused about some things xe's said without being naggy or putting pressure on xim for a particular response. If you can remember the specific things xe said that made you confused, it might help to have those specific moments or conve...
by Mo
Fri May 14, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: I think I have PTSD and it's making me have trust issues
Replies: 5
Views: 1237

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

I'm glad to hear your conversation with your boyfriend went well. :) I hope that talking to your counselor about what you've been experiencing is equally successful!
by Mo
Fri May 14, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Got Questions? Get Answers.
Topic: Knocked nexplanon?
Replies: 7
Views: 2190

Re: Knocked nexplanon?

Sadly, we really can't predict what might happen with your bleeding; some people do find that it gets lighter with the implant, but not everyone does. It does tend to make bleeding more irregular, for many users, but that may or may not be the case for you. From our article about the implant : The b...
by Mo
Mon May 10, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Brutally Honest
Replies: 13
Views: 4993

Re: Brutally Honest

You know, I honestly don't think meeting someone on an app is any worse or less romantic than doing it any other way. The feeling of connection or chemistry with someone when there's a mutual attraction is, in my mind, the more exciting or important aspect of a relationship, not how two people manag...
by Mo
Fri May 07, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Got Questions? Get Answers.
Topic: Minors & Sex
Replies: 8
Views: 1562

Re: Minors & Sex

If you know of anyone else at your school who might be able to advise you, I think that would be wise at this point. It sounds tricky to wind up in this role working with a teenager when that wasn't your original job and hasn't been the focus of your training! Hopefully there's someone you can consu...
by Mo
Mon May 03, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Bodies
Topic: Misshapen penis after masturbating???
Replies: 2
Views: 830

Re: Misshapen penis after masturbating???

What I'd advise is to just keep an eye on things and check in with a doctor if you do notice pain or that it isn't going away; it's probably also a good idea to either take a break from masturbating until this resolves itself or be very gentle for a bit. :)
by Mo
Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Another Ex and a lot of mixed emotions
Replies: 26
Views: 1804

Re: Another Ex and a lot of mixed emotions

It might be worth it to talk to the doctor who prescribed this medication to see if there are other options that might give you some of the benefits you're looking for without impacting your libido and other emotions. I don't know the specifics of the medication in question, but I know that there ar...
by Mo
Tue Apr 27, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: Nexplanon Arm Implant
Replies: 13
Views: 1481

Re: Nexplanon Arm Implant

Yep, you got it! The most important thing to keep in mind is that your implant is safely doing its job in the background even if you don't notice anything. :)
by Mo
Tue Apr 27, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: Am I just victimizing myself?
Replies: 14
Views: 1324

Re: Am I just victimizing myself?

I think it might be worth it to see the school counselor once, just to see if you wind up feeling more comfortable one on one. If you don't feel comfortable, you don't have to open up a whole bunch and don't have to keep seeing her, but if it does feel nice to talk to her, she might be a good resour...
by Mo
Mon Apr 26, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: pregnancy anxiety ocd
Replies: 8
Views: 3135

Re: pregnancy anxiety ocd

I think the best thing you can do, moving forward, is focus on trying to address your anxiety when it's causing you a lot of distress; there really isn't anything about potential pregnancy risks we can discuss that we haven't said here or in other threads with you, or addressed in our pregnancy scar...
by Mo
Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: How to get over accidental anal fear
Replies: 6
Views: 855

Re: How to get over accidental anal fear

I'm glad to hear the situation has resolved itself!
by Mo
Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Abuse & Assault
Topic: Emotional Stessors Related with My Abusive Ex
Replies: 12
Views: 1900

Re: Emotional Stessors Related with My Abusive Ex

I hope you find them helpful! We're here if you need to talk again in the future.
by Mo
Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Bodies
Topic: How to make my breasts bigger? Please help!
Replies: 11
Views: 1670

Re: How to make my breasts bigger? Please help!

It might help to keep in mind that there isn't only one body type that everyone prefers or is attracted to. There are guys out there who prefer larger breasts, some who prefer smaller, some who aren't as drawn to breasts as they are to other body parts, some who are happy with any kind of breasts at...
by Mo
Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: Changing/unusual periods
Replies: 1
Views: 311

Re: Changing/unusual periods

Yep, it's very common for periods to change over time, for cycles to fluctuate, or to have different symptoms from one cycle to the next. None of that is unusual! We have some more in-depth info on menstruation here, which you may find helpful: On the Rag: A Guide to Menstruation.
by Mo
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: I literally can't feel any pleasure when I try to masturbate
Replies: 7
Views: 818

Re: I literally can't feel any pleasure when I try to masturbate

Masturbation is important for a lot of people, but there are some people who don't masturbate at all, or do sometimes but don't have particularly strong feelings about it, or who go through periods where they enjoy it and periods where they don't. If it isn't happening for you right now, then even i...
by Mo
Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: Need some comfort
Replies: 34
Views: 2158

Re: Need some comfort

Someone can be good in a lot of ways and still choose to act in ways that cause harm. He may not have been clearly thinking "I know, I'll do something terrible to hurt my partner!" in those moments, but he was still choosing to ignore you telling him no, and deciding to push past your boun...
by Mo
Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: Need some comfort
Replies: 34
Views: 2158

Re: Need some comfort

Yes, him trying to push for something you'd said no to is still coercion, even if you were okay with it eventually if you did go along with it. He was still making the choice to ignore your stated boundaries. Stocking up on fruit sounds like a good plan, as does finding a good outlet for all your fe...
by Mo
Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: Need some comfort
Replies: 34
Views: 2158

Re: Need some comfort

I'm so happy this is reassuring for you; that's what we're always hoping for! :) I hear you on not being comfortable officially reporting anything about this situation, but assuming your therapist would not be mandated to report (which it sounds like she would not, as it doesn't sound like you were ...
by Mo
Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: Need some comfort
Replies: 34
Views: 2158

Re: Need some comfort

It's pretty common to have these kinds of doubts, I think; a lot of people tend to second-guess themselves when they come to a realization about something like sexual coercion in a relationship. It's upsetting to realize it's happened to you, and sometimes it might feel "easier" to decide ...
by Mo
Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: Need some comfort
Replies: 34
Views: 2158

Re: Need some comfort

Because I saw you post a message about this in another thread: your first few posts here will go into moderation, so you won't see them until a volunteer approves them but they are going through! So don't worry if you don't see them appear eventually; we're able to see them. :)

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