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What's the term you call someone whose sexually attracted to feminine women, transwomen, and feminine males?

But isn't attracted to masculine women, transmen or masculine men?
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sex drive & antidepressants

Hey y'all, so I'm not sure if this topic is even appropriate for this community, but I am hoping its not too far off topic for folks. I'm curious about any experiences people have with the various antidepressants they are on or have been on in regards to their sexual side effects. I was on an SSRI (zoloft) for awhile, and while it worked amazingly for a lot of the symptoms I was hoping to treat, it pretty much killed sex for me. Not being able to orgasm with a partner is a bigger deal than people make it out to be, I think. (well, some people, anyway)

Anyway, so I have switched to wellbutrin because it doesn't have the same effect on my sex life. Its ok. But I'm curious if others out there have found other treatments that are easy on the ol' libido.  

tia!

I think this was a wonderful idea, and maybe members might find it useful.

http://www.youtube.com/itgetsbetterproject

"If you're gay or lesbian or bi or trans, and you've ever read about a kid like Billy Lucas and thought, "Fuck, I wish I could've told him that it gets better," this is your chance. We can't help Billy, but there are lots of other Billys out there—other despairing LGBT kids who are being bullied and harassed, kids who don't think they have a future—and we can help them....

READ MORE about the It Gets Better Project, in Savage Love, here: http://bit.ly/bYtxBd "

Research Study: Women's Experiences with IUDs

Women's Experiences with IUDs

“Have you had an Intra-Uterine Device (IUD)? Do you love or hate IUDs?”

My name is Leah and I am a graduate student at the University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. I am conducting a study on women’s experiences with non-hormonal IUDs. Specifically, I am interested in how and why women decide to use IUDs as a form of contraception, whether having an IUD improves or reduces sexual satisfaction and pleasure, and how women view IUDs.

This study is composed of some multiple-choice and some open-ended response questions. All answers will remain anonymous, as I am not collecting any information that could directly be used to identify participants (e.g. ip addresses, email addresses, etc.). This study has been cleared by the University of Guelph Research Ethics Board.

If you wish to participate in this survey, please click on the link below:

http://fluidsurveys.com/surveys/guelphiudstudy/one-time-pro/
Chase the morning

To the Oregonian members

I found out that the Washington County Health clinic is starting a program in a few weeks where they will only charge the administrative costs (about $8) for the HPV vaccine. I don't know all the specifics, but I am pretty sure this is a program under FPEP (the Family Planning Enhancement Program), so it is for low-income women.

For those who don't know about FPEP, it provide free birth control and annual pap exams for low-income women. It lasts for a year, and after that year you can re-apply.

$8 is a very low price for preventing cervical cancer. My nurse practitioner said to check witht he clinic in a few weeks or a month to see when the program is launching. Their phone number is 503-846-8881

x-posted to damnportlanders
streams

Knowing Your Partner's Status

I have slept with a lot of people, both men and women. So has my partner.
I always made sure to ask the person that I was with if they were STI/STD free, but always used condoms anyway.
I got tested on a regular basis and the etcetera.
Before my partner and I slept together, he wanted everything on paper. So we went together to get tested and basically said, "here ya go."

On to the questions! (lots):

For those of you who do or have engaged in casual sex, do you (or did you) ask the other person's status?

Before or after?

Did it feel awkward for you?

If they said, "I am STI/D free", did you trust them?
Does this statement make a difference either way?

I mean, it makes a difference if they say, "I have something", but just about anyone can say, "No, I do not have something."

Have you ever required 'everything on paper' before sleeping with someone?

How did they react to this?

Essure consultation #2!

So I went and had my Essure Consultation v.2.0 today. He wanted to make sure that we both (him and I) understood and were okay with the idea that I could change my mind. Lots of things happen in life and my philosophies could change, just so that I'm okay with that. There is no turning back. Oh yes, doc, I'm QUITE sure. And if I do change my mind? I'll consider adoption or fostering so that I can help out existing people rather than create more.

He's never done it on a 23 year old before, and never on a nulliparous woman. Oooooh goodie, I get to be his guinea pig! I have no qualms about that. And hey if you can't get it in there, sure go ahead and stick a paraguard in there (even though I really don't like the idea of IUDs). But you'd better try your damnedest to get it right the first time.

Sooooo I came away with consent forms, and prescriptions for the cervix-softening pills and Valium. He said that he doesn't usually use the cervix softening stuff, but since I haven't had kids then it might be a good idea (I actually brought it up before he did!). Ladies and gents, we could be looking at an IN-ZARKING-OFFICE procedure as soon as March 9th!

He asked me if I'd talked about it with anyone else before, and I told him about the previous consultation. Just as I suspected, he seemed genuinely shocked that Dr. A-hole refused to do it on me without being put under, and definitely raised his eyebrows when I mentioned the women supposedly screaming in pain. He seemed a lot more confident in his abilities than the other guy.

Woop woop! *cheers*