1. sexetc:

Happy Halloween!

hahaha i love it

    sexetc:

    Happy Halloween!

    hahaha i love it

     
  2. sexetc:

    It’s totally normal for teens to have questions about sex and sexuality. Sex, Etc. gives teens the honest and accurate sexual health information they want, need and deserve.

    Teens 13-19 years-old can ask our expert about sex, sexual health and sexuality here or get advice from other teens in our Forums on Sexetc.org!

     
  3. Post-Abortion Counseling and Care: What is safe?

    provoice:

    Emotions surrounding abortion vary greatly. Regret, relief, sadness, confusion, anger, hurt - even happiness. The list could go on and on, but the most important thing to remember is that every single one is valid. Maybe you feel one at a time. Maybe you feel relief first, and regret fifteen years later. Maybe you find peace after five years of sadness. Maybe you feel everything at once.

    So what do you do? On one side, people are adamant about most people feeling relief. On the other, they drill regret and depression. Take a moment and forget the sides. Knock down that damn barrier that keeps you from fully wrapping your mind around your feelings. Forget the debates (no matter how polite they are), forget the fake sympathy that sounds so sticky sweet from those who pretend to care, and forget the cruel words that attack your personal decision. Focus on you and your needs.

    Perhaps your needs include a nice cup of Irish breakfast tea (Mint? Earl Grey? Green?) and a hot bath. Or maybe you need a good book and a snuggle with your puppy. Maybe a good Lifetime movie and a long cry will help everything.

    Or maybe your needs include a talk with your best friend. Your mother. Your sweet old horse that taught you to always get back in the saddle. Or even yourself - that long blog post lifted such a heavy weight from your shoulders!

    But maybe you need more help. Maybe you need to speak with someone who doesn’t know you. Maybe you need spiritual healing. Maybe you just want to talk to someone - anyone - who will listen and leave their personal feelings behind.

    So where do you go? And how do you know if a place is safe - how do you know they won’t judge you?

    After some personal research, I’ve compiled a list of safe places and unsafe places. This list comes from looking at the websites and their wording and follower recommendations.

    What is Safe:

    • Exhale - (1-866-4-394253) - Available in multiple languages (English, Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, and Vietnamese). Talkline is open Monday-Friday 5:00-10:00 PM Pacific Time, and Saturday-Sunday 12-10 PM Pacific Time. If you live outside the United States, you can call (510-446-7977)
    • Connect and Breathe - (1-866-647-1764) - Listening Line is open Tuesdays 6pm-9pm EST, Thursdays 6pm-9pm EST, and Saturdays 10am-2pm EST
    • Faith Aloud - (1-888-717-5010) - This is a nonjudgmental religious (Roman Catholic, Jewish, Unitarian-Universalist, Protestant Christian, and Buddhist) hotline. You will have to call ahead to set up an appointment. Tell the person who answers that you would like to set up an appointment with a counselor. They will take a little bit of information and then select a counselor who would be a good fit for you.  They will have the counselor call you at the time of your choice.  If you receive the voicemail when you call, just leave a first name and number and say that you want to speak with a counselor.
    • Backline - (888.493.0092) - Offers pre- and post-decision counseling and resources.

    What is Not Safe:

    • Project Rachel - Many Project Rachel centers have websites, and almost all of them shame those who have had an abortion on the first page. (The one in Atlanta, for example, has the photo of a man with the sign “Abortion Kills Children” as their header). The main website also claims that they do not cater to those who felt relief after their abortion.
    • Rachel’s Vineyard - This extremely rude and snarky answer in their FAQ raised red flags for me.imageThis is not a safe place.
    • Pro-Life America - Uses the fear tactic that there is a relation between abortion and breast cancer.
    • Option Line - This name is extremely misleading! Very anti-abortion and a lot of shameful language on the website.

    If you have additional information for this post, please let me know.

     
  4. 06:01

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    Reblogged from righttochoose

    Tags: self-careyou can do this

    simplysheerene:

    I refuse to let my current circumstances break my spirit.
    I refuse to let my current circumstances break my spirit.
    I refuse to let my current circumstances break my spirit.
    I refuse to let my current circumstances break my spirit.
    I refuse to let my current circumstances break my spirit.
    I refuse to let my current circumstances break my spirit.
    I refuse to let my current circumstances break my spirit.

     
  5. Anonymous said: hello! I just saw your reply to the post about condom size. Recently my boyfriend and I tried to have sex, both for the first time. The condom was VERY tight on him and he said that he couldn't feel anything when he was inside. Can you recommend a wider condom?

    antiprolife:

    Try finding a bigger size condom either in the brand you were using or a different one! If sensitivity is still an issue after finding the right size, you could also try using thinner condoms, non-latex condoms, or internal condoms.

    You can read FYSE’s post about condoms for more detailed information, too. 

     
  6. libertytochoose:

Abortion Stigma Is Hurting Women, But Here’s How We Can Start Getting Rid Of It
Tuesday marks the beginning of the “1 in 3 Week of Action,” a grassroots effort to push back on the pervasive abortion stigma that continues to impact women’s experiences with their reproductive health. Despite the fact that abortion is a very common aspect of women’s health care, many people feel like they’re not allowed to talk openly about it — largely because they’ve internalized society’s shame-based message that having an abortion means they’ve done something wrong. The events held during the “1 in 3 Week” hope to change that.

    libertytochoose:

    Abortion Stigma Is Hurting Women, But Here’s How We Can Start Getting Rid Of It

    Tuesday marks the beginning of the “1 in 3 Week of Action,” a grassroots effort to push back on the pervasive abortion stigma that continues to impact women’s experiences with their reproductive health. Despite the fact that abortion is a very common aspect of women’s health care, many people feel like they’re not allowed to talk openly about it — largely because they’ve internalized society’s shame-based message that having an abortion means they’ve done something wrong. The events held during the “1 in 3 Week” hope to change that.

     
  7. image: Download

    plannedparenthood:

ppaction:

Well hi there! Welcome to our latest adventure in the digital world: the brand new Planned Parenthood Action Tumblr! We’re excited to share some of our favorite things with you—from the latest victories on women’s health to our efforts fighting bad legislation, from how Obamacare works to why birth control rocks, from feminism to pop culture, and everything in between. But best of all, we can’t wait to hear from YOU. Every day, we hear and see amazing stories from the folks who are standing up for women’s health all over the country—how they’ve benefited from access to health care, why they’re in this fight, who inspires them, and what progress means to them. We have the best, most inspiring, and most indomitable supporters in the whole world, and we love you back.So check out our Tumblr, follow us, and share with us. We’re thrilled to be here!

We talk sex, they talk politics. 
To learn more about what Planned Parenthood Action is doing on Tumblr, visit: ppaction.tumblr.com/

    plannedparenthood:

    ppaction:

    Well hi there! Welcome to our latest adventure in the digital world: the brand new Planned Parenthood Action Tumblr! 

    We’re excited to share some of our favorite things with you—from the latest victories on women’s health to our efforts fighting bad legislation, from how Obamacare works to why birth control rocks, from feminism to pop culture, and everything in between.
     
    But best of all, we can’t wait to hear from YOU. Every day, we hear and see amazing stories from the folks who are standing up for women’s health all over the country—how they’ve benefited from access to health care, why they’re in this fight, who inspires them, and what progress means to them. We have the best, most inspiring, and most indomitable supporters in the whole world, and we love you back.

    So check out our Tumblr, follow us, and share with us. We’re thrilled to be here!

    We talk sex, they talk politics.

    To learn more about what Planned Parenthood Action is doing on Tumblr, visit: ppaction.tumblr.com/

     
  8. boku-no-poltergeist:

    can we stop referring to all sex that could possibly result in pregnancy as “heterosexual reproduction” now

    [Image description:  Three cartoons of different couples.  The first cartoon depicts two light-skinned people in t-shirts.  One has brown hair and is saying, “I am a gay cis man.”  The other has blonde hair and is saying, “I am a queer trans woman.”  Caption reads, “We are a queer couple able to reproduce.”  The second cartoon shows a person in a skirt with light brown skin and long, black hair.  She says, “I am a lesbian trans woman.”  Standing next to her is a light-skinned person with red hair and a big, chubby belly.  She is saying, “I am a pansexual cis woman.”  Caption reads, “We are a queer couple able to reproduce.”  The third cartoon depicts one person with light brown skin, a brown mohawk, and a little beard, who is wearing a black tank top and a pink tutu, and a person with dark brown skin and short black hair, wearing a blue t-shirt and jeans.  They are both saying, “We are polysexual non-binary individuals.”  Caption reads, “We are a queer couple able to reproduce.” \end description]

    (Source: pokemoneggs)

     
  9. merakiandmelanin:

    Single mothers are sacrificial, resourceful, patient, sleep-deprived, loving, amazing, and they’re all undercover superheroes. I don’t know how y’all do it.

    (Source: merakiandmelaninblooms)

     
  10. 09:52

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    I’m back!

    Sorry I was gone for so long, guys.  Things have been really tough for me lately, but I’m doing a lot better now and I want to get back on the pro-choice blogging wagon.  As a reminder, I do accept submissions and my ask box is always open!  <3