Embarrassment About Sex

Is Sex Embarrassing?

I am a teenager and a lot less open about sex than my peers. It might be strange, but I try to think about what it’d be like for me to have sex. I think I’d make embarrassing sounds and faces and that embarrasses me. I’m insecure in my body, so that also plays a role. Is it normal to feel this way? Continue reading “Embarrassment About Sex”

My Planned Parenthood Story

I stand with Planned ParenthoodI went to Planned Parenthood for the first time fairly recently. I had possibly been exposed to sexually transmitted infections and I could get in there more quickly than I could get in to see my doctor. Also, money was an issue and I wasn’t sure how much of the testing my insurance company was going to pay for (some of those tests can be expensive and my insurance at the time paid what seems like random percentages of tests.) I was treated with great respect, compassion and no judgement. I got a lot of additional information about my sexual health.

Although I had been going to the neurologist and marking off the checkbox that says I have incontinence for years (thanks seizures!), the nurse practitioner I saw at Planned Parenthood was the first health care provider to actually address the issue as something to more than glide over or as an inevitability. She told me about pelvic floor physical therapy and that there are a number of excellent providers in the area who could probably help me. Although I wasn’t ready to look into it at the time, I have since and it has made a huge difference in my life.

That visit to Planned Parenthood also helped me realize that my relationship was not as emotionally safe as it needed to be and gave me the strength to stand up to my partner and demand more.

Planned Parenthood gave me basic healthcare and safety in an affordable and timely manner. The fact that our government is trying to take that away from our citizens is frankly rather disgusting.

Partner’s mother speaks to breasts and visits all the time

My partner’s mother is late middle aged but not yet elderly. I only met her a few weeks ago, but she keeps coming over to visit. He thinks maybe she is getting lonely so she is visiting him more often. I am not so sure. She looks at me and tells me how pretty I look all the time. Sometimes when she is speaking to me alone she looks at my breasts while talking to me. It is really starting to make me feel uncomfortable do I say something or hope it just stops? Continue reading “Partner’s mother speaks to breasts and visits all the time”

Distressed and worried about STD’s after mentally ill partner cheated

I just found out my husband is a homosexual or bisexual and was using casual encounter dating sites as well as paying for sex. He admitted he slept with a guy. He’s bipolar and so I thought it was just because he was not on his meds but he told me he got checked and he was fine. I gave him the benefit of the doubt, then last week he had a nervous breakdown and admitted he was a bisexual. He is in the hospital and I’m in the process of getting a divorce. But why would he do this to me? I feel used and hurt, and mostly scared. I’m worried I might have gotten AIDS. Can you give me any comforting thoughts? Continue reading “Distressed and worried about STD’s after mentally ill partner cheated”