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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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Last fight (Poem)

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    Am so fucking close,
    Just donít leave me alone,
    Donít let me fall any further,
    Please just donít let me go.

    Iíve screamed out before,
    And am screaming again,
    Just donít let me go,
    Donít let fall.

    I know I can do this,
    But you need to understand,
    That this last fight is the hardest,
    As Iíve left everything else behind.

    Am running out of courage,
    Out of energy and light,
    Just reach out your hand,
    And be with me for this last fight.

    (Sorry for the amount of poems today, just trying to keep my mind on going forward as my arm is singing out like an idiot)

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    Yeah, you do seem to be posting a lot of poems today, are you alright? You can always talk to me if you want

    Maybe start a poem thread? You could post yours there, I'd post mine and then we could keep coming back and adding to them. And others could add theirs if they have any. Sound good?
    Tough times never last, but tough people do

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      aye, should probably do that, seems like a good idea, plus people might get pissed if there constantly seeing new threads

      Am ok thanks, just going back to judo took me back to a dark place for little a bit, I stopped going because I was finding it really hard to cope and I was sh really bad back then, I thought I was in a better place now but when I went back last night and I was driving home I just got hit by a load of strong urges and it's been tough and I know that going to judo will help with my anger out let in a controlled way (because I have to hold it in a lot and it builds up), but it also brings out the need a lot more and am just really worried that I'll do something, I know I can't so I won't but hell I just want to take my arm off

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      • #4
        'Am okay thanks' followed by 'hell I just want to take my arm off' is sending me mixed messages haha

        I guess any sort of controlled fighting is good for anger release, thats why I was looking at Krav Maga. I have to hold something in, not sure if it's anger or the urges or what, it's just an emotional mess at the minute. And blokes aren't really allowed to get emotional, you lasses have it easy (jokes, don't kill me please)

        Please keep posting these if it helps you, but yeah one thread might be tidier and prevent mix users throwing blunt objects at yer head : )
        Tough times never last, but tough people do

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          Haha, I must admit, when u said you lasses have it easier, I was about to shout at you though the computer. But I get what u mean, it's stupid society where men have to be rock solid, emotionless objects and woman have to be a damsel in distress. I know a few men that can't even get through the lion king without crying (It is a sad movie tho, so you can't really blame them)

          Even if u learn it by ur self, hopefully it will give u the same out let, worth a shot

          Sorry about that lol, I am generally ok tho,

          Ye, true that, will start a thread when I next put a poem up (might be today )
          Last edited by Distraction; 26-04-2017, 03:17 PM.

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