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    You already know that strong, healthy boundaries are important and lead to strong, healthy relationships with others as well as with yourself. But what types of boundaries are there, and how do you set them? What Are Boundaries, Again? Boundaries are a way to distinguish what you want from what you don't want. They're about how you will act or feel, not

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    Learning that you have an STI can go along with a lot of emotions. There's everything that relates to how you feel about it - and then there's the knowledge that you'll have to disclose your STI to any current and recent sexual partners and, depending on whether or not it's treatable, any future sexual partners, too.    Lots of people get

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    Sexually transmitted infections are on the rise, and if you're a sexually active person there's a very good chance that in your lifetime you'll have sex with someone who has had or currently has an STI. It can feel like a heightened moment, but it doesn't have to be. Here's what to do when a sex partner - potential or

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    What does it mean to forgive? Forgiveness is the practice of releasing resentment, anger, vengefulness, disappointment, or related feelings around a situation, whether the situation involves another person or ourselves.    Forgiveness is not an endorsement or erasure of something that happened. It doesn’t mean that you were hurt for a while, but you’re okay now, so you can finally forgive. It

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    Whether it’s waiting to hear back about something important, waiting to move in with a partner until you get to know each other better, waiting to make a big purchase that you can’t afford just yet, or waiting in line outside a store, waiting sucks. It can feel like everything is on hold until that thing you’re waiting for comes

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    Most of us don’t grow up learning to think of rejection as a good thing. We often internalize the opposite: the idea that rejection is bad, that it’s a personal indictment of us and everything about us, that we should try to avoid it at all costs, and that if we can’t, we’ve somehow failed. In this understanding, when we

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    Just a quick note about language: because science isn’t great with words around gender, in this post I’m going to use the words “female anatomy.” You and I both know that lots of people with vulvas and vaginas are not women, and that lots of women do not have vaginas or vulvas.   Is there any subject around women’s sexuality more contentious

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    Congratulations on making it to 2021! The start of any new year is full of resolutions, expectations, hopes, and dreams. Maybe you plan to finally Kondo your closets. Maybe you're committing to a body composition goal. Maybe you're determined to crush it in your professional life. In many ways, the self-imposed pressure is on to not only make the usual

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    Deciding to get married can be a huge shift in a relationship, and it's not for everyone. The divorce rate for lesbians is notoriously high, and one study in the Netherlands found that 30 percent of lesbian couples were divorced ten years later. Does that mean it's impossible to have a long and happy marriage between two women? Not necessarily.

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    Whether it's about calling your girlfriend your girlfriend, getting married, having kids, or doing something new in the bedroom, there comes a time in every relationship when a serious conversation is on the books. But what's the best way to initiate that conversation, and how can you make sure it's a success? Redefine Success When there's something big we want to

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    Self-care has a lot of associations these days. It’s often tied up with a “treat yourself” mentality, where it means taking elaborate bubble baths with lots of products, having a drink a little too early, or buying something that you otherwise wouldn’t give yourself permission to buy. In these associations, self-care is inherently linked to capitalism, consumption, and a superficial

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    We all have things we're more comfortable and familiar with sexually. For some of us it might look like strap-on sex with a long-term partner, while for others it might look like kinky threesomes. As long as you're practicing strong communication and enthusiastic consent, it's okay to be exactly where you are and no practice is better than any other.    But

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    If you’ve ever felt like there was someone you were “supposed to” be with or a way a relationship was “supposed to” go – and who hasn’t – then you’ve felt the crush of societal values. It’s okay to feel this pressure, but what’s less okay is letting it control your thinking and decisions. For some of us, this happens

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