We didn't learn anything about protecting ourselves, about consent, about our reproductive rights. For that, we needed field experience.
If you have HPV and you’re as confused and scared as what I was, you probably have some questions. Allow me to answer them.
We’re collecting the best - and worst - advice out there - and we need help from you.
This is not a drill. I repeat: this is not a drill.
I refuse to apologize for having a totally normal reaction to a terrifying event.
It's totally normal. And it isn't something just gross teen boys do.
You have to kiss a lot of frogs before you meet your prince/princess.
Is it normal to feel like I need to pee?
This is for those who are tired of the mansplainers, the naive apologists, and the "just take a Tylenol and move on-ers."
These are some lessons I wish I'd taken to the bank a lot earlier.
Disclaimer: This explanation might not apply to everyone.
When I finally had sex at 23, knowing what I “should” do didn’t make it easier for me to communicate.