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Expert chat: Enthusiastic Consent & Conditional Consent (Wed 21st February)

Hey everyone!

On Wednesday 21st Feb at 6.30pm, Sarah our expert, will be running an expert chat about Enthusiastic Consent and Conditional Consent.

Sarah is the co-founder of Scarlet Ladies, a community of women with the aim to destigmatise and normalise the conversation around female sexuality.

Suffering from post traumatic stress disorder after experiencing a number of traumas, including rape, Sarah is reclaiming her body by engaging in bodybuilding and powerlifting. Taking back control of her sexuality, she is currently remaining abstinent. Working and campaigning with other women for the sexual empowerment of women has been an integral part of her healing journey.

Come along and join us! Find out more here
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Vanilla features: have your say

As we move to our new boards software, Vanilla, we'll have a few new features at our disposal. We're keen to hear what you all think about them, so head here to have your say over how we'll use (or not use) some of the new features. Fill out the form before Wednesday the 21st to tell us your thoughts and have the option of joining our testing team!
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The Great Boards Migration

Great news! We're moving to new discussion boards software. Head here for the full announcement.
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Post of The Month

One-in-a-million is our Post of The Month winner voted by the community for the following post:

"Just a bit of fun here if you could create an advent calendar what would you put in it and why.

For me you would still get chocolate 😆😆
But inside each door is a task for the day. Something that includes you helping/talking to others, doing something festive and spreading Christmas cheer
For example

1. Tell your parents/carers you love them
2. Say hello when passing an OAP (that might be the only thing someone says to them all week)
3. Watch a Christmas movie
4. Help someone in need e.g put some spare change in a charity box, buy a warm drink for the homeless person who sits on the corner, dothe washing up ha ha ha😂
5 make hot chocolate
6. Visit your grandparents (if you donít already) They will more than likely love to see you.
7. Sing a Christmas song with a friend
8. Dress up in something Christmasy when you do your shopping.

You get the idea 😂😉 my reason for this is to get people in the mood and understand what Christmas actually means.

What would yours have and why."
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Post of the month - October

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    Hey everyone!

    It's time to vote for your October post of the month! I just wanted to say a big thank you to you all for being so welcoming and supportive to everyone on the boards. Keep up the great work!

    See below last month's nominations:

    's post in the thread 'Chats tomorrow (Sunday 29/10/2017)'
    Originally posted by Jess101
    You will be fine, i will be in there and everyone is very lovely and welcoming
    independent_'s post in the thread 'Struggling'
    Originally posted by independent_
    Hey bubbles,

    I'm sorry to hear you're struggling again at the moment. I can't really offer you any real adivce, but I noticed in your post that you said you had got through this in previous years.

    I just wanted to say this - you've done it before, you can do it again. I believe in you, you've got through this before. That shows me that you're a very very strong person.

    Please continue to be as strong as you can - I know you can do it!

    Also, you're not alone - we're all here to listen to you so well done for posting.

    Take care,


    Esme17 's post in the thread 'Ride it out or sort it out'
    Originally posted by Esme17
    Hey. Hope you are doing okay?

    I completely understand what you mean about feeling low mainly at night. like you said, It is probably because you have nothing else you need to be doing then and so have more time to think. Is there anything you could do that makes you feel slightly happier during this time (watch a film, read etc..)?

    Do you know what is making you feel this way? I know you mentioned losing your nan which must have been really hard for you and I’m very sorry to hear that!

    I’m not too sure what would be best for you to do in the situation but i would say it would be best to speak to someone like your gp because they could tell you for sure if it does need looking into more and even if it didn’t, it would put your mind at rest a bit? I know how hard it can be seeing someone though so just make sure you do what feels right for you.

    Remember you can also always come to the board to get support and to chats as well.

    Let us know how things go? I’m sorry if this didn’t help at all, I think I rambled a bit but I tried...

    Esme x

    You can vote on the post of the month winner below. Also make sure to keep a look out for any posts to nominate throughout November for next month's post of the month. You can nominate a post by clicking 'report' and putting POTM as the reason.

    Good luck everyone!

    - Aife

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    We're Aife, Mike and Emma: the staff team here at The Mix.
    If you have any questions about this place, feel free to
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  • #2
    Awwwww! Thank you to whoever nominated me 😊😊😊
    "Truely independent person who doesn't do quotes, just dates".. (29.04.17)


    • #3
      Congratulations Esme17 you are this month's post of the month winner!
      We're Aife, Mike and Emma: the staff team here at The Mix.
      If you have any questions about this place, feel free to
      ask over in the
      Help Desk or send us a private message.


      • #4
        Well done Esme! Lovely post there😊😊😊
        "Truely independent person who doesn't do quotes, just dates".. (29.04.17)


        • #5
          Aww thanks guys!! Thankyou to whoever voted for me
          Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations


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