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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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Staying with friends

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    Hi so I'm staying with friends atm. Two women.. I am finding it tough to be constantly around people when I used to live alone. I have lived with people in the past but not for a while. I am struggling to keep calm and not get stressed out.

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    Hey Turtle,

    I'm sorry to hear you're finding it tough to live with your friends at the moment. It can be hard moving back in with friends and getting used to a busy house when we're used to living alone. For some people what can help is to take some time in the day for yourself, so finding a quiet room to chill out in away from your housemates. Do you have your own room where you can go when you feel things are getting a bit too hectic? Communication is also really important too, do you feel you can talk to your housemates about what you're feeling stressed about?

    - Aife

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    • #3
      Hi Aife
      I have my own room it is small but I like it. That's a good idea. I can't really talk to my friends as it is there house I am just staying in . Just don't feel like I have much say in like things and that's ok.. but I m nervous I am going to be annoying to them.

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      • #4
        Hey turtle

        I understand the stress of being around people being to much. Especially if it's all of a sudden and not use to it. It can take some time to get use to but nice that you have your own room. And going out when you feel stressed for a walk or something that calms you down could help?. By yourself or with other People in a different environment.

        You live there so you have some say in things if you don't feel comfortable with certain things . And can say it in ways that may not seem annoying
        "Recovery is my best revenge" - Carolyn Spring "Let your past make you better not bitter" - Unknown

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        • #5
          Hi thanks Shaunie
          I am just staying up away sometimes away form folk. I keep making tenison unintentionally
          Thanks for your advice

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          • #6
            How's it going, Turtle?
            Taking care of yourself takes care of more than just yourself.

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            • #7
              Things settled down a bit thankfully I always worry about being rude etc to people. I am going to move and stay with some family for a month next week. And then move again in July.

              But it's ok. Hope you are ok too .

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              • #8
                Hey Turtle, just checking in to see if everything is okay.
                My hobby is bot busting ^_^

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                • #9
                  Just moving tomorrow but all good. Hoping things will settle down when staying with down family

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