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eunoia January 12th 2009 06:53 PM
Going to the Gynecologist: What to Expect by Jessie This guide contains answers to the following questions: - When should I start to see a gynecologist? - What should I expect during my first visit? (A step-by-step discussion on what happens before, during, and after the exam room.) - How do I choose the right doctor? - What do I do, if I’m not insured?
Angel January 6th 2009 10:10 PM
Summers here! Now it’s getting into that summer season, we all see people wearing shorts, short sleeves and the like. All very good, but for some of us it isn’t that easy. We have that worry of our scars being on full show. I know it’s something I’m already worrying about, so to stop lots of the same thread and questions, I thought I’d make a list of the different cover-ups so it’s all together and neat :] I know there's lots of threads of people asking about how to cover up scars...
Mel May 23rd 2009 06:38 PM
Article featured in Avatar - Volume 1, Issue 5 (Sept. 2007). Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) by drowningangel Several times a week, the TeenHelp staff gets questions regarding sexually transmitted diseases and infections: what they are, how to prevent them, and the symptoms you may have if you do contract one. This month, we are addressing what is becoming a commonplace issue for teenagers around the world - STDs and STIs. ...
Horsefeathers. December 1st 2012 08:32 PM
Personality traits vs. disorders: know the difference! By Robin (PSY) We all know someone who’s narcissistic – they’re full of themselves, they put other people down, and they’re generally not fun to be around! Could it be that the person you’re thinking of is suffering from Narcissistic Personality Disorder? How about someone who’s “clingy” with their significant other – are they suffering from Dependent Personality Disorder? Let’s not forget the friend who “hates” people and never wants...
Angel January 6th 2009 10:09 PM
Have the urge to self harm? So, I see people around here all the time with strong urges to self harm. Let's go over something. The best definition of urge, as in urge to self harm, that I can find, is an "Instinctive Impulse". That does not say, that an urge is when you need to self harm. You never ever need to self harm. Remember it's a want. Like wanting ice cream on a hot day, or hot cocoa when you come in from the cold. Though wanting ice cream and hot cocoa are easier to say no to...
Perplexity January 12th 2009 06:04 PM
Testing Times: Coping With Exams Written by: Shaz Exam time has arrived, the sun is shining outside, but you are stuck inside hitting the books. You may be feeling too much pressure to focus. For students in the process of taking exams, it isn't fun. Exams, regardless of whether for school, university/college or for professional qualifications, can all be stressful. There is often a lot of pressure on young people to do well before and on exams, causing what is called "exam stress". All...
Mel March 28th 2009 08:04 AM
Grieving the Loss of a Pet By Shaz When a person you love dies, it is natural to feel sorrow, express grief, and expect friends and family to provide understanding and comfort. Given the rich and intense relationships most pet owners share with their animal companions, the loss of a pet can be very painful. The loss of a beloved pet can trigger overwhelming feelings of grief and sadness. Many consider grieving inappropriate for someone who has lost "just a pet." In reality, though,...
Rob June 3rd 2012 12:25 PM
Date rape drugs: What are they? By Britt (Le bonheur*) Sometimes rape or sexual assault is assisted by drugs that are slipped into a drink when you’re not looking. Most of the drugs do not have a specific taste, color, or smell. Therefore, it’s very difficult to determine if your drink has been drugged before you take another sip. There are three well-known drugs that are commonly used: Rohypnol, Gamma-Hydroxybutyric acid (GHB), and Ketamine. Rohypnol Rohypnol (roofies) is a...
Horsefeathers. February 5th 2013 10:31 AM
The advantages and disadvantages of labelling your sexual orientation and/or gender identity By Chess (Celestial.) In terms of the LGBT community, a label can be understood as a specific title which describes a person’s sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Many of these may be familiar, such as gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender, but others, such as homoflexible, heteroromantic, or trigender, may come as more of a surprise. No matter what a person’s sexual orientation or gender...
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This article has been labeled as triggering, particularly on the subject of rape or abuse. The contents of this article might therefore not be suitable for certain sensitive users. Please take this into consideration before continuing to read. Sexual self-harm By Cassie (Cassado) Self-harm is anything you do with the intention of harming yourself. Some common forms of self-harm include scratching, cutting, burning, or bruising. Sexual self-harm is just as common, but it is not...
Marvin April 27th 2009 03:58 PM
Keeping It Safe By Anonymous (Please note: This is a guide, and only advises on safer sex. It can not guarantee 100% protection, but greatly reduces risks. It's wise to know your sexual partners and their sexual habits, to further lower this risk.) Introduction - STIs So we all know that when a guy's sperm goes into a girl's vagina, she can get pregnant. I don't know about you, but my sex ed seemed most concerned about this. However it isn't the only risk involved in sex, and you...
Horsefeathers. March 3rd 2014 10:59 PM
The role of dogs in society By Chess (Syzygy.) Since their domestication, dogs have proven to be invaluable to human society, from hunting to guarding to providing companionship. They have definitely earned their name as 'man's best friend’, as they are great companions, and they can also be trained to assist people in many different ways. Although the concept of guide dogs is not new, there has been a recent branching out as people have come to understand more about how useful dogs can be....
Mel April 2nd 2010 06:53 AM
Article featured in Avatar - Volume 3, Issue 8 (February 2010). Siamese Fighting Fish Care by Charlie (x-gothic-princess-x) The very common Siamese fighting fish, also known as Betta, is a colour fish to the freshwater aquariums. They come from rice paddies in Thailand and Cambodia. They are called "pla-kad" or "trey krem" which means "fighting fish" in native Thai. The fighter fish came from the Belontiidae family of fish. They come in many different colours and tail types and also...
Mel March 10th 2009 05:47 AM
The Gun vs. The Needle Your Guide to Piercings By Marionette. ** Please go to a professional when getting any part of your body pierced, lobes or otherwise. ** All piercings, besides the lobes, should be done with a needle and NOT a gun. Guns are typically cheaper, but there are so many more risks involved. Piercing guns have been used for years for piercing people of all ages. Today, though, professional body piercers want to see the gun banned. Why?
Mel September 7th 2010 03:21 AM
Article featured in Avatar - Volume 4, Issue 1 (July 2010). Safe Summer Sex By Rie It's almost summer fling time! We all know of summer flings and many of us have had them. Maybe it's all caused by the heat, or we're all intoxicated by “summer fever”. Just like Danny and Sandy in Grease, a little bit of summer lovin' never did any harm, right? It's the perfect time of year to get out and about meeting new people. Whether you plan on having sex or just making friends, it's worth...

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