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!
Submission: Agender approved: cups & implant
I am a nonbinary (specifically agender) university student who was assigned female at birth, and I have found extreme satisfaction using both a menstrual cup and the birth control arm implant.
I’d heard about the cups from webcomic OhJoySexToy (a delightfully informative and sex-positive comic you should all be reading) so I thought I’d try it out. Due to a scheduling error, the very first time I used it I was on the heaviest day of my period, going without underwear in white short-shorts while ROCK CLIMBING. Seriously. It worked flawlessly!
It saves you money you’d otherwise spend on pads and tampons, who want you to believe they are the only options available - don’t believe their lies! It saves waste. It doesn’t give you Toxic Shock Syndrome like tampons, which can literally kill you! You can wear it when you’re not on your period to keep your underwear free of discharge. When you are on your period, it applies constant pressure to your vaginal walls, which can actually ease cramps! It is so comfortable that sometimes I have to check whether or not I remembered to put it in.
Now birth control. Once I began a sexual relationship with a cis man, I started using “the pill,” but I’m a huge daydreamer/procrastinator, so I was always terrified and paranoid I had slipped up at some point, no matter how thorough I had been. As a result, he and I always used condoms.
Looking for a “passive” birth control method (one that wouldn’t need regular maintenance on my part) I settled on the Nexplanon silicon rod implant, and I couldn’t be happier with it. It makes my period come far less often. It makes my period significantly lighter and less uncomfortable. At three years, it’s long-term. My student insurance paid for everything. Most importantly, it’s so effective and passive that I literally don’t have to think about it!
I have been recommending these every single time the topic comes up, and the combo lets my body feel most in line with my genderlessness (reducing dysphoria). My ask/submit is open if you have any questions - nothing is out of line! Try them out!
I have had contact with you a few times under my vaginismus/asexuality blog called vaginismusandsexuality. I am requesting stories from people concerning a subject and since this also ties into your blog subject I was wondering if I could get a signal boost from you.
I am wanting to write an informative blog post about how the asexuality intersects with the medical field, both from physiological and psychological fields, primarily in recommending ‘corrective therapy’ to people who ID as asexual or those who may fall under the spectrum. More details on what I am asking for is in the link. The post will be sharing stories on what other people have experienced and how to defend your asexuality to medical professionals who want to ‘treat’ you.
Since I went under this ‘corrective therapy’ for being asexual while still in denial about it, something I will elaborate on more in the big post, I am struggling to get more submissions from people who have experienced this. I really wish that it is because no one else has experienced this, but I unfortunately know better.
I really hope you help me get the word out on this project of mine; this is really important to me. I don’t want another person to have to go through what I did.If you do post this I request all information concerning this to be sent to my vaginismusandsexuality blog, not my main account.
Planned Parenthood Process
Hey guys, I just found out that my nearest Planned Parenthood offers informed consent hormones. Does anyone have experience with the process? Blood work, follow up, then do they give you injections? Or do they prescribe you the hormones and you do your own injections? Do you have to keep going back? How often? If you have any info please shoot a message to my inbox at
Hi! My name is Billieanne and I’m a part of the blog team of I Will End Sexual Violence, a new editorial blog on Tumblr that came out of a social media campaign asking young people to commit to ending sexual violence in their communities.
We are looking for submissions from young people all over the world, telling their own stories of how sexual violence has impacted their lives. These stories can be a personal account, about an experience working in prevention or how the issue has affected their broader lives; we want a diversity of stories! Your submission doesn’t have to be a written post; it could also be an image, a short video, a drawing. Get creative!
We would love a submission from you or your followers! Here is everything you need to know about submitting:
Please send any questions you have here.
Thanks again and happy blogging!
Submission from spiralingoutwards
I enjoyed your post about miconazole, I was wondering if you had any opinions on gentian violet as a cheaper OTC remedy for yeast? I know, I know, it’s messy. And my NP called me “old school” when I talked about using it for vaginal yeast infections. But lots of my lactation clients use it, and I’ve had great success with it as a powerful and single-dose remedy for vaginal yeast infections. I hate miconazole with a fiery passion, so I usually just do the gentian violet/probiotics/garlic clove up the vag thing!
What is it? It’s a chemical used to kill fungi, like yeast. It’s also a coal-tar derivative, which means that it started as coal and was sent through a significantly chemically process to get it to coal-tar and then again from coal-tar to gentian violet. It used to be used in the 60s and 70s much more often than it is now.
Why don’t we use it anymore? Well, there are NO STUDIES specifying how to use it in the vagina. There are studies that say yes, it does kill fungus, and there are studies that say yes, it does work for fungus in the mouth, but there is nothing specifying the dose, the concentration, and the length of use in vaginas. There’s no information even saying that it’s even safe.
But do people use it for vaginal yeast infections? Yes, they do. Here are some important notes about using it for vaginas from a vulvovaginal specialist doctor that I respect:
- Use only concentrations of 1% or less, otherwise it can be very irritating to the walls of the vagina
- Gentian violet is messy, and bright purple. Expect that it will stain everything, including your skin. Wear a pad and undies you don’t care about while you use it and after you finish.
- No sexual activity while using gentian violet, as that will tear the skin and potentially cause you to be permanently tattooed.
- What you need to use it:
- Disposable gloves
- Gentian violet 1%
- A disposable Tupperware type plastic container for mixing the gentian violet and soaking the tampon
- Tampons with a plastic applicator (a cardboard applicator will fall apart in the liquid)
- A tablespoon (and possibly teaspoon) that you won’t mind throwing away
- Dark towels
- Vaseline to coat your skin (if you choose)
- Underwear that you won’t mind throwing away
- Plastic baggies (for throwing away the tampon applicator, you don’t want to risk stains as you chuck the tampon in the trash, but obviously you can avoid this step if you like)
How to do it (taken from this article):
- Wash your hands. Apply Vaseline to protect the skin of your vulva if you decide on that option. Have your pad secure in the underwear that you are going to put on and close at hand. Wash your hands again and dry them well. Put on the disposable gloves. (you can also apply the Vaseline while the tampon is soaking up the gentian violet if mixing up the stuff with your bottoms off bothers you and you think you can be quick about it).
- Add one tablespoon of gentian violet 1% to the Tupperware container. If you plan on diluting it add another tablespoon of water and you will have a 0.5% solution (based on the oral studies for thrush 0.5% is probably fine and likely to be less irritating). You don’t need much liquid. If you want to make a 0.1% solution use one teaspoon of gentian violet and three tablespoons of water.
- Take the tampon out of the wrapper and put the tip in the gentian violet. The liquid will soak up into the tampon through the opening at the tip. Let it soak about ¾ of the way up. This will not take very long (a few minutes at most).
- Insert the tampon as you normally would and put the applicator in the baggie to throw away. Remove the tampon after 3-4 hours and discard, remove sooner if you have irritation.
- Repeat this for 5 to 12 days depending on your symptoms. Starting at once a day seems reasonable.
- If you fail this or any other treatment for yeast you should get a yeast (mycology) culture before retreating. Many women and their health care providers incorrectly diagnose chronic yeast based on symptoms or the and what they see (or think they see) under the microscope. A mycology culture is the gold standard. You don’t want to use any treatment repeatedly for a problem that you may not have.
I hope that’s helpful! I know some people who use it, but it sort of seems to me like it’s a bit of a hassle. However, if you’re hoping to avoid some of the traditional anti-fungals, I can see it working. If you use gentian violet regularly, let me know what you think! I’d love more information on it.
My Circumcision Story
I’m a 19 year old who had a circumcision today - I’m writing a diary blog to help anyone worried about having it done/want to have an informed decision on whether or not to go for it! Please check out my first post, I’ll be updating it daily.
http://circumcisionstory.tumblr.com/ <— Here’s the link :)
RE: your recent post about trans parents
Trans woman and argentinian celebrity Florencia Trinidad (best known as Flor de la V) with her twins.
I love LGBT+ families, We’re the cutest.
I found some resources for transgender families, but I wish there was just a tumblr where everyone sent in pictures