communication

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  • Heather Corinna

Before I say anything else (and I've got a lot, so go on and put your feet up: this is big stuff, so you deserve big responses), I want to make a couple things super-clear. One: you get to have whatever kind of mutually consensual sexual life it turns out feels right for you, even if that turned out...

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  • Sam Wall

It's a perennial cliché in nearly every coming of age movie, book, and sitcom. An adolescent or emerging adult character brings home a new boyfriend or girlfriend, who is met with dismay or disapproval by parents. In real life, it's not unusual for parents to not immediately like the partner of their teen, or to feel wary or cautious when it comes to supporting their romantic or sexual relationship. So how do you go about working out whether or not your concerns are valid, and what to do about them if they are?

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  • Mo Ranyart

There are a couple of things that I want to talk about here. Obviously, the fact that you're not enjoying sex with your current partner is the big one, but I also want to address what sounds, from what you've written, like an assumption about what it means to be dominant or submissive, and a...

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  • Kori
  • Andi MacDonald

How do you navigate a relationship when one or both partners are dealing with pain?

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  • Mo Ranyart

MojMycha's question continued: We've been together nearly a year and I am his first partner, both romantically and sexually. He only recently discovered he can feel sexual pleasure (besides that brought by orgasm) and he has never felt it in orgasm. I've brought him to orgasm by blow jobs and hand...

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  • Quinn Sjogerman

What's so scary about asking when someone else may say no? Rejection. Read on to dial down the fear factor and learn to accept no like a pro.

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  • Sam Wall

Mental illness is often a hard thing to talk about even at the best of times. There's still so much stigma attached to it and mental healthcare, and a lot of misconceptions about what someone with a mental illness looks or acts like. It can be doubly scary and intimidating if the person dealing with that illness is your child. What can you do to create a more supportive environment for a child who may be coping with mental illness?

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  • Heather Corinna

Sometimes sex is amazing. Other times, it's nice. Then there are the times it sucks. How do you deal, and what's the hidden value in not-at-all-awesome sex?

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  • Andi MacDonald

How to tame those scary, growly feelings and use them for good.

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  • Johanna Schorn

I am really glad to hear that you have a close relationship with your mom. That can be tricky to maintain throughout the teen years, but for many people having a close relationship with parents is important, so it is awesome that you two seem to be doing great on that front. A big part of the reason...