gaywrites:

Check out the trailer for “I am the T,” a documentary in the works about the lives of seven trans guys in seven different countries. These men are doing incredible work and hoping to increase visibility of trans lives on an international scale — and they need your help to make it happen. If you’ve got the means, consider donating to their Indiegogo campaign here

Amazing cartoon (with extended transcript underneath) about being Black and bisexual, and the dangers as well as the benefits of attending Pride events. 

I fight Rape Culture because
When I told my ex boyfriend about my rape
He ‘forgave’ me.

I fight Rape Culture because
I saw my baby sister age overnight
As she told me about her best friend getting molested.

I fight Rape Culture because
My closest friend was abused as a child
And he told nobody but me.
It took him 13 years to open up.

I fight Rape Culture because
My friends admit to letting their partners fuck them when they don’t want it
Then laugh it off as typical male behaviour.

I fight Rape Culture because
Saying that you’re raping someone is perfectly acceptable
If you’re playing a video game.

I fight Rape Culture because
Men tell me they are insulted when women walking in front of them start to walk faster.
As if their ego is more important than our safety.

I fight Rape Culture because
If I tell somebody their rape joke isn’t funny
I am told that I’m uptight.

I fight Rape Culture because
It won’t die out
Unless we kill it ourselves.

I Fight Rape Culture
Lomticks-of-toast.tumblr.com (via slayr)

stfuconservatives:

antiprolife:

Things that lower abortion rates:

  • Better access to condoms
  • Accessible birth control 
  • Accessible Plan - B pills
  • Comprehensive sex education

Things that do not lower abortion rates:

  • Abstinence-Only sex education
  • Banning contraceptives
  • Shaming people who have sex or get abortions
  • Making abortion illegal

Friendly daily reminder that the entire pro-life movement is basically pointless and counterproductive

"Sometimes it takes the relationships that don’t last forever to teach us the lessons that will. thegoodvibe.co"

"Sometimes it takes the relationships that don’t last forever to teach us the lessons that will. thegoodvibe.co"

foryoursexualinformation:

Here is my contribution: 

dragondicks:

there’s a prevalent attitude in media that any sexuality other than heterosexuality is more sexual and adult than heterosexuality, which is the norm, the default and “innocent”. It needs to stop immediately

Sex and relationships education that is age appropriate is a must! Sign our petition if you agree! 

I have a high-risk strain of hpv. I'm getting a colposcopy soon and I'm freaking out a bit. Also, how long does it take hpv to resolve?

themidwifeisin:

Sorry to hear it, megglesthetribble!  HPV is one of those frustrating things that is absolutely no big deal at all until one day out of the blue it is.  You can never really prep for it.

So, here’s the thing about HPV - the average HPV infection will resolve within about 2 years.  But you can’t expect it to actually resolve.  That’s the reason why we have all this testing and poking and prodding - if all HPV infections resolved themselves it wouldn’t be an issue.  It’s those very few that don’t resolve that start down on the (very very) long path to cervical cancer.

Now, don’t freak out just yet.  Statistically speaking, it is very likely that yours will resolve on its own.  However, your provider has decided to give you a colposcopy just to be sure.  What the colposcopy does is look very closely at the cells that the pap smear picked up as being “abnormal”.  Having abnormal cervical cells does NOT equal cervical cancer, it just means that they’re starting to get wonky.  During the colpo, your provider will probably take a biopsy (a sample) of the cells to analyze in the lab, and sometimes that biopsy actually takes all the cells that are abnormal, effectively fixing the problem.

If the colpo gives you reassuring results, you’ll probably get a pap smear once every 6 months - 1 year for a while, and after a little while you’ll hopefully start getting negative paps again.  Then you’ll know you’re in the clear.  If you’re not, your provider will take care of you and bring you to the next step in managing the abnormal cells.

It is scary, but know that we have a really good method worked out to manage this sort of stuff, and it works.  You’re in good hands.

This Buzzfeed post featuring nine women talking about having HPV might help set your mind at ease. :) (Note: Contains shaming language)

damegreywulf:

Protect teen girls at all costs.

Especially queer teen girls. Especially fat teen girls. Especially teen girls of colour. Especially teen trans girls. Especially poor teen girls. Especially teen girls with mental and/or physical disability. Especially abused and bullied teen…