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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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How to overcome alcohol addiction?

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    Can I go a whole day without drinking? I think it will be difficult for me as I'm addicted to it. I started drinking when I was 17 years old and I think it's time for me to have a break. I have once tried to quit drinking but it did not turn out well.
    Is depression a part of alcoholism? I'm suffering from acute depression and I don't know what should I do. One of my friends suggested undergoing alcohol treatment from a clinic in Edmonton ( http://www.canadadrugrehab.ca/albert...rity/edmonton/ ). Will this treatment help me to overcome from the depression state? Or should I first undergo depression treatment and then consider alcohol treatment? I'm confused. Any advice is highly appreciated. Thanks!!

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    Hey Brenda,
    Firstly, welcome to the boards!
    Have you been to the GP regarding your depression? They may offer you a form of treatment, whether it be medication or therapy. A lot of the time drinking issues come along side having depression, so again it might be worth seeing your GP and just mention the fact that you're struggling with drinking along side your depression and seeing if they have any advice or suggestions as to what may help.
    Hiccup
    You're a ghost at most
    A set of empty bones
    Searching for anything and everything to make you feel whole

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      Hey there! I don't know what's on offer in canada for treatment but it sounds like you have that base covered - i would highly suggest going to that clinic for treatment!

      As for depression- alcoholism and depression are closely intertwined, and can cause and feed one another. Addictions are extremely difficult (if not impossible) to get over alone, so you'll need help with the alcoholism eitherway. When getting treatment for alcoholism in the clinic you should also recieve therapy which will help with the depression.
      Why didn't you just shout i'm lonely and i'm looking for a place to go ~ Where everything's an embrace and everybody wants to know

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      • #4
        Thanks a lot for your posts. They are so informative and helped me too.
        Life is beautiful

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