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by Amanda F.
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: Abnormal way of getting pregnant
Replies: 5
Views: 1513

Re: Abnormal way of getting pregnant

Hi john, Nope, that wouldn't affect the sperm or the potential resulting baby. Sperm in semen can die if exposed to air for too long, but they would just flat-out die and not fertilize the egg. I'm glad you had a question that wasn't related to pregnancy scares directly, but I do want to check in wi...
by Amanda F.
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Got Questions? Get Answers.
Topic: Female Orgasm ?
Replies: 13
Views: 3241

Re: Female Orgasm ?

Hi Hann.o.909, Everybody is different, and every body is different. It's possible that your body might respond better to something besides your fingers, at least some of the time. Here's a guide to making or finding your own sex toys: D.I.Y Sex Toys: Self-Love Edition Would you feel comfortable tryi...
by Amanda F.
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Pregnancy and Parenting
Topic: Abortion
Replies: 22
Views: 10305

Re: Abortion

Hi Letmebe, Having a whirlwind of mixed emotions is one of many completely normal responses to an abortion. There's a section in this article a ways down called Abortion Aftercare, which may be helpful - it talks about some of the things to expect in the days following your abortion. People report j...
by Amanda F.
Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: <3
Replies: 1
Views: 607

Re: <3

We're glad you're here too, Sky, and glad for all of our users. <3
by Amanda F.
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: Sex and all the complications
Replies: 41
Views: 4752

Re: Sex and all the complications

Hi ShadowSong21, That sounds really tough, that even the people offering resources end up feeling harmful. I imagine that must make you feel pretty isolated. I'm curious about the times - the estimated 5% of times - that you talked to someone about this and it felt positive/helpful. Who were those p...
by Amanda F.
Sat May 30, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Got Questions? Get Answers.
Topic: Wanting to be touched
Replies: 1
Views: 1402

Re: Wanting to be touched

Hi wolfcub, Most humans have the exact same needs you do - to be touched, to have intimacy, to be loved. It's completely reasonable to want those things, and it makes sense that you're feeling frustrated at not having them. I know the coronavirus is really throwing things off and that's extra-frustr...
by Amanda F.
Sat May 30, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Got Questions? Get Answers.
Topic: Brown Discharge After Sex
Replies: 3
Views: 1747

Re: Brown Discharge After Sex

Hi tiffanysb, and welcome to the boards. Your note about being under an abnormal amount of stress is important, as stress can indeed impact your menstrual cycle and even spotting between periods. Brown discharge may just be normal discharge with some blood in it, which isn't necessarily something to...
by Amanda F.
Fri May 29, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Sexual Health
Topic: Bleeding after 2.5 years on Mirena?
Replies: 3
Views: 1170

Re: Bleeding after 2.5 years on Mirena?

Hi lilyflower1, Great - I'm glad you were able to get in touch with them! Great job taking your health into your own hands. It's good that they didn't think this was an emergency. Indeed, these changes can be due to your body's unique hormonal balance and its response to the hormones in the IUD. Goi...
by Amanda F.
Fri May 29, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Sexual Health
Topic: Bleeding after 2.5 years on Mirena?
Replies: 3
Views: 1170

Re: Bleeding after 2.5 years on Mirena?

Hi lilyflower1, and welcome to the boards. This is definitely a question for your doctor (or perhaps a different doctor if your usual one isn't available). While changes in bleeding and cramping aren't uncommon with an IUD, if these are sudden changes, that could mean that something has gone wrong. ...
by Amanda F.
Fri May 29, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Supporting Each Other
Topic: I’m so sick of racism
Replies: 8
Views: 2965

Re: I’m so sick of racism

I see you and I hear you, thewrit3r.

Your exhaustion is 100% merited and valid. Black Lives Matter.

Thank you for taking care of yourself by taking a break and by getting it all out here. <3 If there are things we can do to support you, please let us know.
by Amanda F.
Thu May 28, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Supporting Each Other
Topic: My Boyfriend is staying at my old school
Replies: 36
Views: 6622

Re: My Boyfriend is staying at my old school

oh no, more injuries! I hope your foot is okay and that your dogs are okay too. Glad your boyfriend got his stitches out!

solareclipse94, it sounds like you've been caring for your partner lately. You deserve support, too. How can we best support YOU going forward?
by Amanda F.
Tue May 26, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Got Questions? Get Answers.
Topic: Yasmin and cancer risks
Replies: 14
Views: 3526

Re: Yasmin and cancer risks

Hi Julioho90, There is a weak link between taking birth control pills and developing breast or cervical cancer. But, like we talked about in the posts above, there are many factors that may change whether or not taking birth control is likely to increase your risk of getting cancer. Whether or not y...
by Amanda F.
Mon May 18, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Sex & Sexuality
Topic: Getting annoyed because anal is painful for me.
Replies: 4
Views: 1529

Re: Getting annoyed because anal is painful for me.

WednesdayA has great suggestions! KittyPink, you may find that it feels different when someone else is inserting something anally vs you inserting something yourself (a finger, an anal-safe set toy, etc). I'm not sure whether you are experimenting with a partner - have you tried doing this to yourse...
by Amanda F.
Thu May 14, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: Please tell me I’m not the only one..
Replies: 1
Views: 618

Re: Please tell me I’m not the only one..

Hi Abelieba, and welcome to the boards. First, some reassurance: You are definitely not the only one! Many people experience difficulty receiving pleasure, and there is no shame in that. Importantly, it's very likely that there *nothing* wrong with you. Experiencing pleasure can take a bit of practi...
by Amanda F.
Thu May 14, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: Masturbation Queries
Replies: 5
Views: 978

Re: Masturbation Queries

Hi GS_6, Sorry for the delay! So, the fluid that is produced from squirting is a type of sexual body fluid. There's very little research on the fluid that comes from squirting and whether or not it can transmit any potential STIs that are present, but just to be safe, you could treat it as if it wer...
by Amanda F.
Thu May 14, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: Plan b + Ovulation Time
Replies: 7
Views: 1178

Re: Plan b + Ovulation Time

Great, katesmith! Let us know if you have any other questions or want to talk about anything else :)
by Amanda F.
Mon May 11, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Supporting Each Other
Topic: My Boyfriend is staying at my old school
Replies: 36
Views: 6622

Re: My Boyfriend is staying at my old school

Okay. We're here if you'd like to debrief once you talk to him, or if you have other questions. :)
by Amanda F.
Mon May 11, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Supporting Each Other
Topic: My Boyfriend is staying at my old school
Replies: 36
Views: 6622

Re: My Boyfriend is staying at my old school

Hi solareclipse94, just checking in with you.

How are you doing? Did you have a chance to talk to your boyfriend?
by Amanda F.
Tue May 05, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Abuse & Assault
Topic: I don't want to acknowledge it.
Replies: 6
Views: 2676

Re: I don't want to acknowledge it.

KC, I echo everything that Sam said. I'm so sorry this happened to you. This was absolutely not your fault, and a "yes" that you were pressured heavily to give isn't a real "yes." He knew that he was coercing you to have sex. That's rape, plain and simple. Thank you for coming to...
by Amanda F.
Mon May 04, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Abuse & Assault
Topic: I just feel so broken..Am I?
Replies: 217
Views: 29867

Re: I just feel so broken..Am I?

Yeah, taking it slow really helps. I always try to take relationships of any kind really slow and building trust that way, with evaluations and reflections of how it all feels. Honestly she seems really chill, and things feel pretty natural in that sense. If anything, even if things don't work out,...
by Amanda F.
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: I am a virgin and NBSB I tried to
Replies: 3
Views: 1017

Re: I am a virgin and NBSB I tried to

Sometimes arousal happens on a different time-frame that we'd prefer, and you may need more than just touching your clit. Everyone's different - and experimenting to find out what you like/need can actually be fun! It might take some time and effort, though, to figure things out. Did you have a chan...
by Amanda F.
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: Contraceptive pills - medical history
Replies: 31
Views: 4606

Re: Contraceptive pills - medical history

Hi Juliaho90, I can certainly understand feeling anxious about how the pandemic is affecting your ability to access medication. I don't think you should blame yourself, though - this is all something that none of us could have anticipated. It sounds like you've done a good job of identifying the thi...
by Amanda F.
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: How do I meet new people?
Replies: 22
Views: 3729

Re: How do I meet new people?

Hi MusicNerd,

Of course! We're so glad to help! But really, you've been doing a lot of the hard work yourself by being so introspective and reflective. :)
by Amanda F.
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Ask Us!
Topic: Penis Hygiene
Replies: 1
Views: 1984

Re: Penis Hygiene

Hi Bryan896,

Just wanted to check in with you - We responded via text to this question, but can answer any other questions you have here, if you'd like.
by Amanda F.
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: How do I meet new people?
Replies: 22
Views: 3729

Re: How do I meet new people?

I guess I think she’ll judge me, because she said something kinda judgmental when I talked about my feelings about dating (that we talked through and she apologized for). But then again, she did later express being proud of me for putting myself out there when going out on dates with people for the...

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