June 1st, 2012

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Hey all,

I come to you with a quandary. For the past two months, I've been on Amethia (lovelovelovelovelove it) to control some nasty PMS symptoms. Since my boyfriend and I are very long distance, I haven't really been too worried about pregnancy protection. Since pregnancy protection wasn't a concern, I've been taking my pill anywhere from 9AM to 1PM instead of on-the-dot perfect.

Well, due to some unforeseen circumstances, I'll be visiting my boyfriend for a week. We always always use withdrawal in combination with other measures, so we do have at least one back up measure.

What would you say my level of protection is? At this point, I'm just finishing a second month of continuous hormones and have another month to go before my withdrawal bleed. I've taken a pill every single day (none missed, only a bit late).

Thanks for any help!
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Sexual Revolution School Project

Hello, everyone! So I'm taking a Biology of Sex class this summer and my final project is going to be about the "sexual revolution" and how throughout history our idea of sexual pleasure has evolved and changed and the impact of it on different social, cultural, and religious structures. My report can contain videos, pictures, interviews, movies, etc. and I need to have enough stuff to talk about to fill an hour.

So my question is, does anyone have any recommendations on this type of topic? I'm looking for social, religious/spiritual, and scientific views on the topic of sex and how it is viewed in popular culture. I'm also going to try and interview the owners of some local adult video/toy stores to get their input. Informational websites, books, documentaries, etc. are encouraged!

I want to get all sides of how sex is viewed in today's world, and how our opinion of it got to where it is now. I'd also like some historical stuff (like ancient pornography, etc.) so I can get a "then and now" kind of thing.

I'm also looking for any fiction or non-fiction movies that promote sex and/or promote abstinence and the main plot of the movie (or even books, actually) is all about how sex is viewed in the public eye.

As for scientific stuff, I'm looking for things that give information as to the biological side of why human sex is so different from other animals and how that may be going against the "standards" of evolution.

I'm also thinking about briefly touching on the subject of rape and the different definition it has in the public community and the scientific community. But someone else is doing this subject, so I'm not sure I'll include it. But still, any information touching on this subject in a biological sense would be great.

All of the above is more in-depth things that I'm considering discussing, but my basic idea is how sex has been viewed throughout history.

Thanks for any and all help, and if anybody else has some suggestions on what might be interesting to put in my report, I'd love to hear them!

*Edit* Reworded it to better get across what it is I'm talking about and looking for.
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ITCHING!!!!!!!!! AHHH!!!!!

Help! Ahhh!!! I can't stop itching. This is terrible. Maybe someone can help?
Here is the entry I posted a few days ago and an update:

"I went to see a specialist and I have been symptom free from vulvalar vestibulitis (pardon my poor spelling) for months. I know the pattern of it is it waxes and wains. Over the past two days it seems I am having some internal itching around the inside of my opening. Feels sort of tight and it comes in waves throughout the day. I have no discharge, smell, bumps, nothing out of the ordinary. Just the wave of itchiness through out the day. Seems worse then yesterday. I attempted to have sex last night and I wasn't able to get as wet as I normally do and it just seemed tight and uncomfortable so we stopped. I am due to get my period in roughly 4-5 days. Would anyone happen to know if this is just the vestibultis peaking it's head or does it seem like something I should immediately go get looked at? Has anyone else had this and had it go away? I am paranoid it could be yeast and had a diflucan laying around so I took it for good measure.
Any advice? Thanks VP."

Here is my update. I went to my OBGYN. Got tested. No STDS, BV, Yeast, or UTI... Okay time to panic. What is going on with me? If it's vulvadynia related I have never had this itching symptom before and now i'm starting to get a thick paste like discharge. It's moved from around the outside to deep inside of my vagina where I can't reach. It's gotten so unbearable that I am at the point where I am wearing a tampon throughout the day to get some relief. :( Taking an antihystamine twice a day but it does nothing. I feel so unsexy and so uncomfortable. I'd give anything to get this to stop. This has been going strong now for about 4 days. My period may start any moment now. I am hoping maybe it will flush whatever it is out... a girl can only hope...

Any advice VP? Has anyone else ever had this happen? What were the results?
Addition information: I have had paraguard for a little over a year with no problems.
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