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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.


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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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  • Self Care

    hey guys,
    my recent post and a comment from another user has made me realise that self care is so important.
    I wanted to start a thread in the Health and Wellbeing section of the boards about self care.

    Self care is provided by you, for you

    I know a lot of us are struggling at the moment with different aspects of our own lives, and sometimes we get so lost in these we forget to take time for ourselves. This tread is, a Reminder to you to take time out for yourself during the difficult times.

    down in the comments I would really love for people to share ideas and tips about self- care. to remind ourselves and others in the community.

    My way of self care when i recognise ( or someone recognises i have neglected myself) is:
    • Take a walk and admire whats around me ( take as long as needed)
    • treat myself to a bath with a bathbomb and bubbles ( bubbles are important)
    • make a hot drink and just sit down with a film.

    Please feel free to share your ideas!

    The Mix have a guide to self-care which you can find here.

  • #2
    Hey Meggles, this thread is a great idea, thanks so much for making it. Self-care and taking some time to look after yourself is really important so here's a few more ideas:

    - Make some popcorn and watch a funny film like Bridesmaids
    - Make a playlist full of up-beat motivational songs
    - Have a pyjama day and watch Netflix all day!
    - Also have to agree with you Meggles with the bathbombs!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Aife View Post
      Hey Meggles, this thread is a great idea, thanks so much for making it. Self-care and taking some time to look after yourself is really important so here's a few more ideas:

      - Make some popcorn and watch a funny film like Bridesmaids
      - Make a playlist full of up-beat motivational songs
      - Have a pyjama day and watch Netflix all day!
      - Also have to agree with you Meggles with the bathbombs!
      I agree (Rare I know),
      ​My self-care is a bit different and harder but this is my list
      ~Reading
      ~walking
      ~Listen and play music
      ​~Play with a pet

      Speak soon
      ​Abi.
      I am human, I fight through the pain to allow the ones I love to continue to live a fulfilling life.

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      • #4
        Hmmmm, not sure of the difference between self care and indulgence 😂😂

        Either way, they're both important 👌
        So, I guess these are a few of my ideas...

        1) Playing with pets! (Was gonna just put dogs, but even a budgie would do, but good luck walking a budgie) Fun, and gets you outside
        2) Or, stay inside and binge on netflix
        3) Deciding enough is enough, and napping through the madness

        And, for when I can remember where I've accidentally hidden my kindle, nothing beats a good book! (Except a good film adaptation of a book, because I'm lazy)
        Tough times never last, but tough people do

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        • #5
          These are some fantastic ideas! Hope you 3 look after yourselves today

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          • #6
            This bathbomb was fantastic. i was able to relax and focus on myself for a little while

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            • #7
              Blow bubbles
              Colouring
              Watching comedy shows
              Solving a Rubik's cube (geeky lol)
              Listening to uplifting music (The Middle by Jimmy Eat World!!!)

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              • #8
                hotcocoa your self soothe box would fit in under this thread!

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                • #9
                  Reading The Mix guide to self-care was so helpful that I've printed the text in full colour and later will stick it on the fridge door. Since our fridge is in constant use by us hungry girls including Mum, it will be a good reminder to take time out for ourselves.

                  And make biscuits.
                  The greatest female power is empathy to create relationships on a personal level. It's better for a woman to come across as more nurturing, more warm, and that is going to lend more success to her than for a man doing the same thing.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Princesa View Post
                    Reading The Mix guide to self-care was so helpful that I've printed the text in full colour and later will stick it on the fridge door. Since our fridge is in constant use by us hungry girls including Mum, it will be a good reminder to take time out for ourselves.

                    And make biscuits.

                    ​Hey Princesa, that's great to hear you found The Mix guide to self-care so helpful. Putting this on the fridge sounds like a great idea!

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                    • #11
                      At least my family have been reading it since returning from shopping, Aife Now we can start making progress.
                      The greatest female power is empathy to create relationships on a personal level. It's better for a woman to come across as more nurturing, more warm, and that is going to lend more success to her than for a man doing the same thing.

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