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by Heather
Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:20 am
Forum: Got Questions? Get Answers.
Topic: Feel like my 'gut' is broken after rape
Replies: 10
Views: 3311

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

I am so sorry you experienced that, AvocadoLime. I am very glad, though, you felt able to bring this here. Can you fill me in on what you have, so far, done for yourself for your healing since this relationship? That way I can have a better idea of what to suggest, and also not suggest things you ha...
by Heather
Mon Aug 04, 2014 6:51 am
Forum: Got Questions? Get Answers.
Topic: New user now, but an old-timer at our old boards?
Replies: 62
Views: 68411

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

Okay, you two, both of you should be out of the newly registered user group now! And welcome back!
by Heather
Sun Aug 03, 2014 6:34 pm
Forum: Site Help & Service
Topic: New Board Feedback
Replies: 4
Views: 5444

New Board Feedback

Just so everyone knows, because there are some new tools and features with this new board system, we are trying some new things. However, we are not by any means married to most of these things, so if you have any thoughts or feels about the setp with anything on the new boards, feel free to leave y...
by Heather
Sun Aug 03, 2014 5:35 pm
Forum: Site Help & Service
Topic: Posting a new topic in abuse and assault?
Replies: 4
Views: 2838

Re: Posting a new topic in abuse and assault?

Welcome the the (new!) boards! When users are newly registered, for their first five posts, they can only post in limited areas. Here's which ones (and more info on this), here: http://scarleteen.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=24 In the meantime, you're welcome to get a thread started in one of tho...
by Heather
Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:48 am
Forum: Et Cetera
Topic: Scarleteen Rockstar(s) of the Week!
Replies: 10
Views: 4742

Re: Scarleteen Rockstar(s) of the Week!

MoradM, for stepping up to the plate as fast as a rocket and donating his amazing tech talents to us to test our new boards! :D
by Heather
Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:15 am
Forum: Sexual Health
Topic: Why don't you use condoms...
Replies: 0
Views: 1783

Why don't you use condoms...

...and what do you think could help you to change that habit? Pretty much every single day we get users in our direct services worrying about pregnancy who are not using condoms - some using other methods, some using none. Or who have had STIs and were not using condoms (or who got an STI and yet ST...
by Heather
Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:45 am
Forum: Abuse & Assault
Topic: Survivors who you look up to
Replies: 1
Views: 1871

Survivors who you look up to

I was reminded today about how many incredible survivors of sexual abuse and assault there are in the world, who have done incredible things. Today that reminder was Elizabeth Smart: [url]http://thinkprogress.org/health/2013/05/06/1967591/elizabeth-smart-abstinence-ed/ [/url] I know that a big help ...
by Heather
Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:42 am
Forum: Supporting Each Other
Topic: Breakups
Replies: 4
Views: 2807

Breakups

Whether you're the one who is doing or has done the breaking up, or someone else has broken up with you, breakups can be seriously tough sometimes. So, feel free to vent, sniffle, growl, sob, be bitter as anything or share some virtual sappy movies and ice cream here. You may also find this piece ha...
by Heather
Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:33 pm
Forum: Site Help & Service
Topic: Posts from the old boards
Replies: 0
Views: 1873

Posts from the old boards

If you used our old boards, you'll notice we've moved some posts and threads from them here to the new boards. Unfortunately, we could not automatically migrate the data from the old boards. All we can do is manually copy some things over and then leave the old boards as a read-only archive. And we ...
by Heather
Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:33 pm
Forum: Scarleteen Updates
Topic: Posts from the old boards
Replies: 0
Views: 1333

Posts from the old boards

If you used our old boards, you'll notice we've moved some posts and threads from them here to the new boards. Unfortunately, we could not automatically migrate the data from the old boards. All we can do is manually copy some things over and then leave the old boards as a read-only archive. And we ...
by Heather
Thu Jul 31, 2014 3:14 pm
Forum: Site Help & Service
Topic: Why them? Why not me?
Replies: 0
Views: 1736

Why them? Why not me?

"Why did you give them <thing you wanted one user got and we said no to you about> and not me?" or Why did they get answered first? If that's a thing you're thinking or wondering, know that we hold all our users to our general guidelines and policies, the ones you have agreed to when regi...
by Heather
Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:47 pm
Forum: Sex, Culture and Politics
Topic: Sex when your whole freaking world is terrifying
Replies: 0
Views: 1671

Sex when your whole freaking world is terrifying

Because we serve young people internationally, some of you are posting from areas or parts of the world which are in extreme crisis right now, and where you're literally surrounded by violence, war or fear. That alone is obviously incredibly stressful. That alone would obviously create anxiety, pani...
by Heather
Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:19 am
Forum: Site Help & Service
Topic: New Board Questions or Issues
Replies: 13
Views: 7696

Re: New Board Questions or Issues

Thanks for checking!
by Heather
Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:19 am
Forum: Scarleteen Updates
Topic: New Board Questions or Issues
Replies: 6
Views: 2682

Re: New Board Questions or Issues

Thanks for checking!
by Heather
Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:55 pm
Forum: Got Questions? Get Answers.
Topic: Cultural or community ideas about sex where you live
Replies: 6
Views: 2698

Cultural or community ideas about sex where you live

We're lucky to have a very diverse readership, including when it comes to location. Our users are from all over the world, and we love having the diversity of experience and thought that provides. We also love how what users tell us and other users about the sexual ethos, ideas, laws or policies whe...
by Heather
Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:40 pm
Forum: Site Help & Service
Topic: When you say "We had sex," why do we say "What do you mean b
Replies: 0
Views: 1866

When you say "We had sex," why do we say "What do you mean b

This may be very obvious to some of our users, but less obvious, or not at all clear to others. I figured we should remind everyone about this and be clear so everyone can understand. Why is our asking that totally obvious to some people but not others? Well, it's probably obvious to people who: • a...
by Heather
Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:37 pm
Forum: Site Help & Service
Topic: You Have Entered a Bully-Free Zone!
Replies: 0
Views: 1860

You Have Entered a Bully-Free Zone!

More and more, new users come to Scarleteen reporting experiences of bullying and other forms of harassment online or in their offline lives. Often enough -- and understandably -- users new to the site will feel fearful and wary that they might experience that here, too, especially since we address ...
by Heather
Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:32 pm
Forum: Site Help & Service
Topic: A Guide to Our Direct Services
Replies: 0
Views: 2165

A Guide to Our Direct Services

We've got an easy guide andwalkthrough to all of our current direct services, including the message boards, here: http://www.scarleteen.com/need_help_now_a_guide_to_scarleteens_direct_services You can take a look at that link to see what they all are, and how they work, if you don't know, and also r...
by Heather
Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:31 am
Forum: Got Questions? Get Answers.
Topic: The Playground
Replies: 6
Views: 3507

The Playground

You're new, and you're not sure how to use all this stuff. Feel free to post here just to play with all the buttons and options, see what you can do (and what you can't), and learn how to use the boards. Posts don't need to be of any substance -- just within our guidelines -- this is just a spot to ...
by Heather
Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:18 am
Forum: Sex & Sexuality
Topic: When You Don't Want to Have Sex (Yet. Or ever.)
Replies: 5
Views: 2769

When You Don't Want to Have Sex (Yet. Or ever.)

Are you choosing not to engage in sex with a partner, or limit what kinds of sex you are having with others in some way? As you hopefully already know, it is always just as okay to choose NOT to be sexual with others as it is to choose to be sexual with others, for any reason, whether that's about r...
by Heather
Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:11 am
Forum: Pregnancy and Parenting
Topic: Miscarriage or other pregnancy loss support
Replies: 2
Views: 5842

Miscarriage or other pregnancy loss support

Whether a pregnancy was wanted or intended or not, the loss of a pregnancy -- be it via miscarriage or abortion -- can be tough to go through. If you need a place to talk about it, we can do that with you here. Note: we often have users coming in not sure if they experienced miscarriage or not. The ...
by Heather
Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:06 am
Forum: Pregnancy and Parenting
Topic: Someone is pregnant...but it's not you.
Replies: 18
Views: 12994

Someone is pregnant...but it's not you.

Want a space to talk about a pregnancy in your life that isn't yours? Maybe a current partner, an ex or a lover of yours is pregnant due to sex with you (or not with you). Maybe a sibling, best friend, parent or guardian has a pregnancy that has become or is becoming a big part of your life. Maybe s...
by Heather
Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:12 am
Forum: Pregnancy and Parenting
Topic: Pregnancy and Parenting Linklove
Replies: 1
Views: 19176

Pregnancy and Parenting Linklove

Here are some links and resources to get you started! At Scarleteen: • Human Reproduction: A Seafarer's Guide • Can I Get Pregnant, or Get or Pass On an STI From That? • All About Abortion • To Jane & Sarah for Their 30th Birthday • I think I might be pregnant, and might have to choose an aborti...
by Heather
Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:14 am
Forum: Pregnancy and Parenting
Topic: Support with Reproductive Options: Adoption
Replies: 0
Views: 2647

Support with Reproductive Options: Adoption

If you are now or have been pregnant and the choice you have made with that pregnancy was to choose to continue a pregnancy and arrange or carry out an adoption arrangement, this is the spot for general talk or peer support with that choice! * Given our guidelines, it should go without saying that t...
by Heather
Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:08 am
Forum: Pregnancy and Parenting
Topic: Support with Reproductive Options: Abortion
Replies: 2
Views: 3853

Support with Reproductive Options: Abortion

If you are now or have been pregnant and the choice you have made with that pregnancy was to choose to terminate a pregnancy via an abortion procedure (be it medical or surgical), this is the spot for general talk or peer support with that choice! * Given our guidelines, it should go without saying ...

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