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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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Highly experienced addict.. worried

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  • Highly experienced addict.. worried

    I take a substance, daily for several months. Expensive. Was old school back in day, quit years, started again on this, last summer, I know my stuff but in bit of panic. This purchase is cut with something that is worrying me. Heart pounding, feel dreadful, can just deal if distracting self but very scary. Scared to tell services of even girlfriend, she knows I've been doing but pretends not to know. 3g a day. Posting could just be because of panic.. advice may settle me.

    I take as im the one everyone turns to, limit hit last summer and started so I could keep being there for everyone. Not great for my relationship.

    Thanks in advance

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    Hey there Jambo,

    It is great to see that you are being mindful about what you are doing, and amazing that you want to help yourself so that you can help others! Being worried is only natural, and there are always people to help you through it.

    Unfortunately, we aren't experts here so we can't really give you advice. However, there are some sites where they can give you some more expert advice.

    The NHS has a website that allows you to find professional services near you which are right for you, which you can view here.

    There is also a website called FRANK which gives friendly and confidential advice about substance use here.

    I hope this helps! We are definitely here to listen if you ever need
    I remain,


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      Go to your GP. Get yourself checked out. Tell them and they'll try to help you out.
      Doves, Playboys, Biscuits, Barrels, Callies, Clear Caps, China Whites, Rhubarbs, Loony Toons, New Yorkers... you know, bang on, larging it, the full monty, safe as houses, pair of trousers, what a laugh, let's do another half!


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