Where are the pictures?
Oct 2011 21

Where are the pictures?Comments Off on Where are the pictures?

Posted In blog,Brittnee

With immediate access to internet at the tip of our fingers, our generation has become more dependent on the internet to diagnose any symptoms that we think we might have. Most of us have taken a health class (although it has been as far back as high school) that gave a brief outline of STIs (sexual transmitted infections) with pictures. And as if it wasn’t awkward enough to talk about STIs I don’t think teachers effectively facilitated a way to discuss safer sex and STI prevention without completely scaring us.

The pictures that were shown are often the worse cases that probably come through the clinic or doctor office. Not to mention, each person reacts differently to infection, so symptoms vary from person to person and most STIs are asymptomatic meaning that even when it is the case that one has contracted an STI there are no symptoms at all. This is what makes the transmission of STIs so easy. It’s not merely that we are not telling our partners, although sometimes that is the case, but more so it’s the simple fact that we don’t even suspect that anything is wrong.

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To Sext …or Not to Sext
Oct 2013 02

To Sext …or Not to SextComments Off on To Sext …or Not to Sext

Posted In blog,Elan Shoulders,Featured Story

Image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net

With people relying so heavily on technology these days, it was only a matter of time until sex came into picture. Sex can literally come into the picture with the act of sexting. Sexting is when people send sexually explicit message or photos via email, text message etc.  About 33% of of people between ages 18-24 years old have been involved in some form of nude sexting. As with most sexual activities there are pros and cons. We will start with the negative so that you can have something to look forward to.

A positive light is generally not shed on sexting in the media. This may be because there are some risks associated with it. It is very easy for someone to use explicit photos or messages against you or to show messages that you thought would be private. Reputations can be affected and this could cause an emotional roller-coaster that you didn’t sign up for.

However, sexting could go in the completely opposite direction. It could be that you decide to sext on cold winter night to enhance your relationship. The anticipation builds as the conversation becomes more and more passionate. You look forward to these hot and heavy sext messages because they keep things fresh and interesting. You may use sexting as an alternative to physical sex or just as something to fill the time when you and you partner are apart.

Either way it should be a decision that you have thought about…a decision where you weighed the potential risks and the benefits.

If you decide to go with it, sexting has some rules according to the Huffington Post that you may or may not agree with.
1. No baby talk…use the proper words.
2. Relationships are important…Only do it with someone you trust.
3. Keep your face hidden.
4. Delete the photos after use.
5. Don’t sext the wrong person.
6. Don’t use emoticons…it could be creepy.
7. Don’t sext while drunk.
8. Answer promptly.

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