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  • Heather Corinna

The only person who needs to be convinced they are gay, bisexual, lesbian, heterosexual or any other kind of orientation is that person. We don't need to convince others of what our orientation is or prove our orientation to anyone. That girl you know doesn't need to convince you she's gay, nor...

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  • Heather Corinna

You know, whether or not a boyfriend wants something from you does not obligate you to give it to him (and vice-versa). I'd totally be down for ditching work for an hour and having sex with my partner right this second. But he's upstairs in his office doing work for himself right now which he needs...

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  • Heather Corinna

A partner addressing your worries or nervousness about any kind of sex by telling you you need to "grow up," needs to grow up WAY more than you do. In a word, if that's how he responds to this, I'm less worried about him dumping you, and more concerned about you sticking around with the likes of him...

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  • Sarah Riley

When I was very little, I developed really severe atopic eczema. My parents and doctors had the worst time getting it under control, but eventually they managed to find the right set of lifestyle changes and medications to take care of the problem. I didn't really have a lot of issues (as long as I...

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  • Heather Corinna

Not having sex shouldn't cause anyone to have a nervous breakdown. And if you feel like your mental health hinges on being sexually active with a partner, that's not a good thing -- or healthy for you or a relationship -- and something you'd want to address with a mental health professional. Mind...

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  • Heather Corinna

You know, partnered sex when everyone is fully present, and people start getting more and more emotionally close means that we're going to be more exposed -- emotionally speaking, as well as when it comes to our more authentic sexuality, and more vulnerable. It's understandably intimidating, and...

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  • Heather Corinna

Clarisse: the very first thing I want to say, and want you to try hard to hear, is that you are not abnormal, nor are you some kind of basket case. You're simply someone healing from a serious injury. With at least one out of every four women being raped or sexually abused at some point in your...

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  • Heather Corinna

It's fairly unusual for two people to be on the exact same page in the exact same way at the exact same time. It happens, for sure, but especially as relationships are just forming, it's realistic to expect that at any given time, any one person may feel a bit more intense or a bit less about it...