Having a conversation about how to prevent sexually transmitted infections and unwanted pregnancy should come way before sex, but sometimes it’s not discussed because one or more partners feel too … read more
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I’m 15 and my parents fight ALL the time and it really upsets me. I’ve seen them growing apart over the years and it seems like they want to get a divorce but they’re staying together for me and my sister. How do I tell them that it’s okay to split up?
Thank you for your question! It can definitely be upsetting if your parents are fighting all the time. There can be different reasons why some parents continue to live together … read more
How can I get better at not taking small situations and making them a big problem for no reason? It’s really getting in the way of my relationships.
This is a seemingly simple question, but actually is complicated. Chances are that there are many reasons that small situations become big, and also reasons that situations can seem small … read more
I met this girl I really like, but I’m afraid to tell her because I’m a really shy person. I’m okay talking with most girls, but she’s different. Help!
It’s normal to feel shy around your crush because you care about what they think. You can start a conversation by finding something you have in common. Are you in … read more
The other day I wore a shirt that was deemed “inappropriate” by my parents. I felt fine wearing it. To what extent must I dress appropriately?
Your parents are likely trying to protect you from sending the wrong message about yourself. They may not be in tune with the style of your age group, but they … read more
I am a virgin but I really want to have sex with my girlfriend. I am able to become hard when I watch porn, masturbate or think of my girlfriend in a sexual way, but when she is there in person, it’s like my body won’t work. Please help.
Having trouble getting or keeping an erection is a common concern among guys and is sometimes referred to as “performance anxiety,” which reinforces the notion that sex is like the … read more
Everyone who wants to deserves to have great sex- and sexual consent is an important part of that. This guide will talk about what consent is, how to ask for … read more
My friend just told me they’re gender fluid. I love them, no matter what, but I’m finding it hard to switch from “she” to “they” all the time and will make mistakes by accident. I don’t want them to feel bad, so how can I get better?
It’s important that you are honoring your friend’s wish to use a different pronoun, and it’s normal that you sometimes make mistakes. Pronoun use is very much a habit for … read more
What happens if you are obese and you have no friends and your parents can’t help you and you don’t know what to do? I just have a mom and she doesn’t understand what is going on inside of my body.
It sounds like you could benefit from talking to your doctor or other health care professional about this. They might be able to suggest a program in your area that … read more
How do I tell my parents I want to change doctors from a woman to a man? I have been going to the same woman doctor as my sister for about 6 years. She makes me uncomfortable and I want a man doctor.
It is perfectly normal for you to want to switch to a male doctor as you become a teenager. You can tell your parents that as you are getting older, … read more