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I don’t have enough spoons to look up the resources and studies on this, can some of my followers help me out?
I would like to point out how questionable the phrase “accept affection” is. Because seriously, affection shouldn’t be accepted it should be given and received willingly. That’s telling people that they should accept physical contact they’re not comfortable with, do you really not see how damaging that is? Also, have you not read through follower feedback of people saying how uncomfortable and traumatic being forced to go through “affection” is for them?
I’m sorry you went through that. That’s one of the many reasons why I hated PE, it pit kids against each other and made more violent touches okay. I think the only think I learned in PE was how to avoid touching people.
It can definitely take time to get used to a person enough to be comfortable touching them. I have a few people that I actually like or even crave physical contact with because they’ve become someone that I’m comfortable with.
It does sound like a yeast infection, though again you do need to go to a doctor to know for sure. If you’re comfortable talking to your parents please do. There’s nothing to be ashamed of, I got my first yeast infection when I was 15 or 16 and some people just are more prone to infections. If you have insurance you can go to any gynecologist your insurance covers. If not you can go to a free clinic or a clinic like Planned Parenthood.