Category Archives: COMMUNICATION

PDA ? What is too much?

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<the following has been prepared for icanrelate by one of the project’s amazing youth advisors> You’re late! You’re late! You’re late! You have 3 minutes to get to your next period class but you forgot your binder in your locker. You’re racing down the hall and lo and behold, Sam and Alex, the annoyingly over-affectionate […]

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Communicating about Sex: Starting the Conversation

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<the following has been prepared for icanrelate by one of the project’s fabulous youth advisors> Communicating about sex is hard! If there’s something you want in bed, but aren’t sure how your partner will respond, talking about it can be scary.  Here are 3 ways to start that conversation that I have found helpful. 1. Positive […]

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Challenging Three Things about Monogamy and Sex

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Here are a few widely held beliefs about sex and monogamy I’d like to challenge: Monogamous sex is more meaningful and pleasurable than casual sex and one night stands. Monogamous relationships are highly valued and casual sexual encounters are often devalued. Some people believe that one night stands are something to get out of your […]

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When the Upper Hand Slaps You in the Face

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Ever try to keep the upper hand in a relationship? Making sure that the other person likes or wants or loves you more, keeping control of power one way or another, dumping them before they dump you? It’s understandable that no one wants to get hurt. No one wants to get dumped, get played, get […]

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Re-thinking perfect partners

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Many of us put a lot of emphasis on finding a “perfect” partner. This means finding someone who sweeps us off of our feet, knows what we’re thinking, feeling and is able to meet all of our needs. This “perfect” person is supposed to become our BFF and lover. That’s a tall order, right? It […]

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I’m So Lonely

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Some things are still really hard to bring up.  Loneliness comes to mind.  For most, it’s very very hard to come out and say I “feel alone”, “unconnected”, or “left out”.  Tonnes of us are looking for friends or that special someone.  It can seem like everyone has somewhere to go on Saturday night.  Someone […]

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Giving the Silent Treatment?

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It’s pretty amazing how we can access almost anything.  Say I wanna bake a better chicken pot pie, I can watch a youtube video or download an awesome recipe.  To be a better photographer, I could look through thousands of online galleries or read advice from pros.   So, say I want to be a better […]

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