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by Heather
Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:05 am
Forum: Pregnancy and Parenting
Topic: Planning an abortion- the CPC trick...
Replies: 8
Views: 7290

Re: Planning an abortion- the CPC trick...

For more information on CPCs in general, should anyone want it, here's a starting place here on the site: http://www.scarleteen.com/article/abuse_assault/crisis_pregnancy_centers_harm_not_help
by Heather
Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:01 am
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: Nuvaring + spermicide (continued)
Replies: 1
Views: 1684

Re: Nuvaring + spermicide (continued)

Have you tried them -- inside condoms -- to see if any of these ideas are actually true in practice?

Also, the FC getting lost inside -- or even sliding inside -- the vagina is highly unlikely, given the size of the external ring.
by Heather
Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:52 am
Forum: Scarleteen Updates
Topic: New front page poll!
Replies: 0
Views: 1316

New front page poll!

On the front page poll/graffiti wall today, we're asking what you would or do need to feel comfortable talking to parents or guardians about sex. We'd love to read what you have to say! :)

http://www.scarleteen.com/

See all polls here: http://www.scarleteen.com/polls
by Heather
Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:44 am
Forum: Got Questions? Get Answers.
Topic: Let's Introduce Ourselves!
Replies: 20
Views: 5672

Re: Let's Introduce Ourselves!

(Kaizen, you just made my whole day! I'm so touched and tickled someone enjoys my metaphors so much. :))
by Heather
Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:41 am
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: effects of the pill
Replies: 3
Views: 1483

Re: effects of the pill

You're asking for a statistic no one has, mostly because to give the answer to what you're asking, everyone's fertility cycles would have to be the same and they're not. The relevant data we do have to work with is that in one year of unprotected intercourse -- and since direct penis-to-vulva contac...
by Heather
Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:03 am
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: how to talk to people/make friends?
Replies: 8
Views: 2822

Re: how to talk to people/make friends?

It is going to be awesome!

When do you start?
by Heather
Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:57 am
Forum: Got Questions? Get Answers.
Topic: Urinating frequently
Replies: 5
Views: 2724

Re: Urinating frequently

Missed that other question in there while I was replying. Like I said with that initial question, yep. Getting a UTI would be the big one, and because of where the urinary opening is on the vulva, it can be exposed to a lot of bacteria with something like intercourse, where there is a ton of direct ...
by Heather
Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:53 am
Forum: Got Questions? Get Answers.
Topic: Feel like my 'gut' is broken after rape
Replies: 10
Views: 3451

Re: Feel like my 'gut' is broken after rape

Thanks for making me more clear, Ruth. :)

That all make sense now, AvocadoLime?
by Heather
Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:36 am
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: how to talk to people/make friends?
Replies: 8
Views: 2822

Re: how to talk to people/make friends?

I was also to add that my experience of arts school was that it was a place mainly populated by people who did not feel like they fit elsewhere. I recall calling it "misfit paradise." In other words, mist likely, many of the students there will have had the same experiences you did in high...
by Heather
Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:30 am
Forum: Got Questions? Get Answers.
Topic: Urinating frequently
Replies: 5
Views: 2724

Re: Urinating frequently

Bacteria getting into the urinary tract, and the body being unable to fight it off, basically. UTIs are very common for people with vulvas, and often especially so when someone is new to being sexually active per activities that involve the vulva. But they are important to get treated, not just beca...
by Heather
Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:58 pm
Forum: Got Questions? Get Answers.
Topic: I hate my breast.. they are so ugly.
Replies: 5
Views: 35997

Re: I hate my breast.. they are so ugly.

I personally find it helpful when I am feeling stuck with something like this to remind myself that there is undoubtedly at least one person -- and probably way more -- who has something about their body that looks exactly like mine but that they feel good about. That helps remind me that all of thi...
by Heather
Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:44 pm
Forum: Site Help & Service
Topic: New Board Feedback
Replies: 4
Views: 5569

Re: New Board Feedback

Thanks, acb! On the old boards, we'd done gender instead, but this seemed a bit more useful, and also like a term more people were likely to understand clearly.
by Heather
Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:42 pm
Forum: Got Questions? Get Answers.
Topic: I hate my breast.. they are so ugly.
Replies: 5
Views: 35997

Re: I hate my breast.. they are so ugly.

Welcome to the boards! How about we start with a little education about breasts? The sag, or "slope" of breasts isn't determined by size. It also usually has little to do with gravity, and a lot more to do with genetics than anything else. Breasts of all sizes can, and often do, sag , poin...
by Heather
Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:15 pm
Forum: Sexual Health
Topic: Fantasy birth control and safer sex devices
Replies: 7
Views: 3772

Re: Fantasy birth control and safer sex devices

Snorkmaiden: you know about microbicide research, yes? :)

If not, have a peek: http://www.who.int/hiv/topics/microbici ... icides/en/

We're getting there!

(I love the idea of a uterus that can be a loaner!)
by Heather
Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:08 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Bitter about goodbye
Replies: 2
Views: 2199

Re: Bitter about goodbye

Those kinds of transitions are so hard and so bittersweet. You know, though, in my experience as someone who has been around for bunch of decades now, so often relationships really don't "end." I mean, we certainly can end them, and if one person in them wants them to be All Over at a give...
by Heather
Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:00 pm
Forum: Sexual Health
Topic: Fantasy birth control and safer sex devices
Replies: 7
Views: 3772

Fantasy birth control and safer sex devices

If you could have a means of contraception, safer sex, or both, that don't (yet!) exist, what would they be? I'd really have always just liked a simple on/off switch for my uterus, when it comes to babymaking, myself. You want the babies, you turn it on. You don't, you shut it off, without having an...
by Heather
Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:50 pm
Forum: Got Questions? Get Answers.
Topic: The wide, wide world of relationship models
Replies: 1
Views: 1905

The wide, wide world of relationship models

One of our new users just mentioned feeling isolated because she's a teenager who's poly, so thought it might be nice in the newbie area to have a thread for folks to talk about the wide array of relationship models there are out there, and how diverse our choices can be, whatever our age. So, from ...
by Heather
Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: Got Questions? Get Answers.
Topic: Challenging sexuality bits in your teens & 20s
Replies: 3
Views: 2311

Challenging sexuality bits in your teens & 20s

If you had to pick the top most challenging parts of your sexuality or sexual life so far, what would they be? Mine may look a little out-of-place here, because it was an awfully long time ago that I was in my teens and twenties, but I'd say some of them were: • There being little to no information...
by Heather
Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:22 am
Forum: Abuse & Assault
Topic: Abuse & Assault Links
Replies: 0
Views: 2108

Abuse & Assault Links

Here are some links and resources to get you started! At Scarleteen: • Blinders Off: Getting a Good Look at Abuse and Assault • The Scarleteen Safety Plan • Driver's Ed for the Sexual Superhighway: Navigating Consent • Dealing With Rape • Does Your Relationship Need a Checkup? • Hello, Sailor! How t...
by Heather
Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: Et Cetera
Topic: YAY!
Replies: 20
Views: 12321

Re: YAY!

This is an awesome yay! (And am very glad you didn't injure yourself in the process!)
by Heather
Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:16 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Getting good at apologies
Replies: 1
Views: 1710

Getting good at apologies

This showed up today at the blog for one of my big-time favorite apps, Unstuck: In the best of times, it’s hard to admit you’re wrong. There’s nothing like digging into a piece of humble pie to remind you that — even if you’re a hot-shot, a genuine smarty-pants, or the nicest of nice guys — you stil...
by Heather
Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:10 am
Forum: Got Questions? Get Answers.
Topic: New user now, but an old-timer at our old boards?
Replies: 62
Views: 73720

Re: New user now, but an old-timer at our old boards?

Okay, I think I have all of you who have posted here moved from the newly registered group. If I missed anyone, just give a shout! :)
by Heather
Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:24 pm
Forum: Got Questions? Get Answers.
Topic: Two truths and a lie
Replies: 38
Views: 11768

Re: Two truths and a lie

Bah, you got me!
by Heather
Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:23 pm
Forum: Got Questions? Get Answers.
Topic: Feel like my 'gut' is broken after rape
Replies: 10
Views: 3451

Re: Feel like my 'gut' is broken after rape

Okay. So, an idea I would put out as a starting place per some of this, something I think might help and you can do with therapy or not, is to first just sit down, for a good while, and see if you can't start writing down an idea, or list, of what you really want right now. Not in the far future, bu...
by Heather
Mon Aug 04, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: Got Questions? Get Answers.
Topic: Feel like my 'gut' is broken after rape
Replies: 10
Views: 3451

Re: Feel like my 'gut' is broken after rape

Sorry for more with the questions! Per your last paragraph, do you feel like you can or cannot yet emotionally separate "a partner," and "an abusive partner?" In other words, while you likely can do that logically, do you feel like your feelings grok that a partner does not = abu...

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