Embracing Newbiehood: How to Approach Dating and Sex in Your 20s With Little or No Experience
Scarleteen Mix #10: Pride (Good Trouble Edition)
Happy, happy, happy Pride, everyone! We're talking (and listening to) some good trouble right now. And if you're going to make some, you're going to need some anthems. Sam, Alice M., Izzy, Jacob and I crafted you a mix this time that's full of good trouble and we hope will power you up in all the best ways.
A Future Without HIV: Are We There Yet?
Agents of Ishq
Impurity Culture: Surviving Virginity
Disability and Dating: I'm Sexy, Seated, and Single Forever
Sexuality in Color: On Dating As a Second-Generation Immigrant
As the children of immigrants in the U.S. look for love, a question emerges: how do you deal with the idea of losing your cultural identity?
What should you do when someone says no to or otherwise refuses or declines your romantic or sexual gestures or asks Accept it and stop making those gestures or asks. That's the right answer every single time: just accept someone's no and then back right off.
Asking or otherwise pressing over and over isn't the right answer. "Not giving up" (which often looks a whole lot like harassment) isn't the right answer. Trying to get them to change their mind isn't the right answer. Trying to get them to change their mind through their friends or family also isn't the right answer. And while it should be obvious, we so sadly know that it isn't: no kind of violence is ever the right answer.