Friends or Lovers? The Complexities of Queer Love
Relationships, like gender and sexuality, don’t fit into a binary. The phrase queer platonic, which comes from the asexual community, means a deep and meaningful intimate relationship which isn’t based on sex. You can have this with anyone – no matter their gender or sexuality. Perhaps if the term were more normalised (I hadn’t heard of it before researching this article), more people would be comfortable with such a relationship.
Self-Care Amidst a Deluge of Anti-Trans Legislation
I’d like to have a frank discussion with you about where these anti-trans bills come from, what you can do to be informed about the rhetoric surrounding them, and how you can affirm yourself and practice self-care while you may hear and feel so many people being non-supportive or outright hateful about trans and gender-nonconforming people.
The Lowdown on Low-Dose Testosterone
Thinking about trying low-dose testosterone therapy? Lane Lewis gives you the scoop on what that means, some options, making the decision, and working through your feelings throughout.
Music With Lyrics: Finding Your Way Back to Yourself After Sexual Assault
The term itself is insufficient and sounds oddly trivial. The word ‘stealth’ has various associations in the Oxford English Dictionary (2020), including ‘secretly and without right or permission’, ‘clandestinely’, ‘furtive’. A stealth action happens quickly and slyly, like the swiping of an appetising sweet by a small child before their parent sees. But stealthing does not just happen surreptitiously, swiftly, or without the total awareness of the victim.
I used to be antifeminist, but I want to change. How do I do that?
I've always been an antifeminist and I've started to realize the error in my ways. But, now I feel empty inside and I don't know how to fill that hole. I wanted to know what I could do to help the community out, and better myself....
A Guide to Accessing Abortion in South Africa
If you experience an unwanted pregnancy in South Africa, you can opt for a legal abortion. Here's how to choose what type of abortion and how and where to access it, maybe even for free.
Coping During COVID-19
Just like we do when there's not a global pandemic, all of us here at Scarleteen have been thinking a whole lot about all of you lately. Here are some updates about our services and some extra support we can offer, as well as some helps, tips and words from some of our staff to you to help get you through this.
I'm a lesbian and my now-boyfriend recently came out and socially transitioned, and I don't feel comfortable dating him anymore.
I'm a lesbian and I've had a girlfriend since last year. Things were going great, but now he's my boyfriend, L. I don't have an issue with L being trans at all, but I don't feel anything for him anymore and I don't feel comfortable dating him if he's not a woman (or at least woman-aligned)....
A short, fast, sex ed summary about masturbation.
Quickies: Periods and the Menstrual Cycle
A short, fast, sex ed summary about periods and the menstrual cycle.