If you have any questions, feel free to ask on my ask site: http://fyseq.tumblr.com/ask, though check out http://fuckyeahsexeducation.tumblr.com/FAQ!
Re: Multiple infections stories
When I have a urinary tract infection or a yeast infection, I stop having sex until it has cleared up because the infection can spread from myself to my partner. I also stop genital stimulation on myself so that I’m not further irritating anything and making it more difficult for my body to heal.
Urinary tract infection: There is a burnt wheat or spice smell (no one else seems to smell it though). Following that I get a lot of skin irritation. So, I drink a more water and take cranberry extract capsules and get extra rest. I also lay off of sugary foods. This helps clear things up pretty quickly.
Kidney infection: Sometimes UTI’s can travel up into the kidneys. But, I once had a kidney infection without noticing the other stuff. I found out about it when I rested my palm against my lower back where my kidney is. I yelped because it felt like I had been stung by a jelly fish! I went to the doc who put me on anti-biotics. I ate plain yogurt (low in sugar—10g or less is best, high in live cultures). I can’t remember anything else about it though.
Yeast infection: Sometimes I’m not sure if its going to be a UTI or a YI. It has the same symptoms for me, a stronger body odor (that nobody else can smell but me :P), and irritation. Sometimes, I get a little discharge that smells. It is a little different from the UTI. I buy stuff in the store or get a pill from the doc. I cut out the sugary foods and more yogurt (see Kidney infection above.)
The yogurt with live cultures is really important. Anti-biotics kills everything, even the good stuff we need to keep the bacteria in our bodies healthy and in check. :P
If I have incorrect assumptions, please feel free to contact me if you would like to share credible sources that can provide me with better information on this topic. :)
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I was wondering if you would mind sharing this fundraiser.
My best friend is ftm and in a bad home situation and tried to kill himself earlier today. He’s in the hospital now but doesn’t have insurance, so he’s going to end up with a huge bill, which isn’t going to help anything.
I’m trying to raise money to help with the bill and maybe get him out of his toxic and unsupportive home.
One mother makes up for the gaps in sex education.
Submission: Trans Anthology About Inimacy and Sexuality
I am looking to create and publish an anthology about the intersections of transness, intimacy, and bodies. The goal is to create a multifaceted framework through stories and community knowledge that can be a resource for trans people, as well as their sexual and/or romantic partners. Examples of navigating complex experiences of intimacy are an area that needs a stronger voice, as the predominant representation of sexuality is through a cisgender perspective. Trans people often lack the voices of shared experience they need to express and understand their own narrative of sexuality. If society is to ever take trans individuals seriously as people to form intimate relationships with, or if any trans person has ever felt a lack of guidance in developing new means of intimacy, then this kind of knowledge needs to be created and shared.
Please submit a personal narrative, reflection/opinion, or dialogue/discussion.
Some thematic suggestions for a submission are, though by no means limited to:
- Language surrounding bodies, yours and others
- Touch and sensation
- Communication around needs
- Social expectations
- Sex and sex toys
- Positive/Affirming experiences
- Negative experiences
- Major personal or shared breakthroughs, such as perspective or experience of intimacy
Submissions should short, about 4-12 pages, though more or less is acceptable. People of all gender identities are encouraged to submit! I’m looking for a range of perspectives. Submissions will not be edited in their content, only their format. Please bear this in mind when you submit your piece.
Email submissions by 09/01/2014 to email@example.com
Please include a little about yourself so that your writing can be contextualized, as well as how you would like to be credited, as each submission will feature the name of the author or else be listed as anonymous.
I will be attempting to publish via Transgressive Press or Sotto Voce Press. Failing those, I will attempt other queer presses. Should I be unable to publish them in a traditional format, I will release the anthology for free via ebook on Amazon. Sadly, not all of those who submit will make the final iteration of the anthology; however all contributors published will receive a free book or a link to the ebook. Any profits collected from this work will be put into a trans scholarship for students.
A little about me: I am a non-binary Bay Area resident and on the cusp of finishing university. My future goals are to open a transitional housing non-profit for trans people and to be a sex educator, both of which I am actively working towards. In the spirit of education and trans activism, I am trying to put together this anthology. When I was going through my transition, examples of how to interact intimately with others and myself were hard to find. The information was out there, but buried or presented in an authoritative way sterilized of context. I struggled for over a year to find my own way, and only was able to after listening to others share their own experiences. I want to make a reference for people who are similarly struggling. I’ve wanted to contribute to the greater trans community in a meaningful way, something that wasn’t already happening. It occurred to me that many out there would benefit from such an anthology, so here I am attempting to make it real.
You can follow progress of the anthology and learn a little more about me at anthologyadventures.tumblr.com
So, I am starting 2 petitions against creepshots, I want them shut down. I literally just posted these, and I am trying to spread the word. I would love your help, and signature :)
I need 100,000 signatures by March 27th on the whitehouse one, and they will have to do something.
Hi there! I’ve recently produced a free ebook for those interested in getting into BDSM, entitled Playing Around: An Introduction to Kink for the Curious.
Playing Around is written from a queer feminist perspective, and includes advice on not only technique but on ethics, consent and safety.
The book is available here.