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Talking With My Dad About Sex

October 15, 2018

Sex has started to really hurt but I don’t know how to tell my partner because I know he’ll get upset. It only hurt a little at first so I didn’t mind. But now I’m avoiding sex and he’s getting frustrated. But if I tell him he’ll be mortified that he’s been hurting me. What […]

October 1, 2018

“Since ending a long term relationship last year I’ve had a few casual hook ups and have been struggling to get and stay hard. This was never a problem in my relationship, and I feel like I’m too young to be having these problems. Should I see a doctor?” Dad says: I have had a […]

September 17, 2018

I’m 20 and have just started seeing a new guy (I’m male too btw), my issue is that he’s already mentioned he doesn’t really like using condoms. We haven’t had sex yet and it’s important to me to use protection, so any tips on approaching this? Lena says: Firstly, congrats on thinking ahead with this […]

August 20, 2018

Dear Salient, Today I sat in shit at the park while reading your magazine. I think you owe me one. Please provide a how-to on masturbation; ya girl is lost in this department, and as you mentioned in the Opinion edition, we’re not taught this in Sex-Ed. Yours truly, Tired of Hearing About Orgasms Being […]

August 6, 2018

Question: “I’m a girl who’s really struggling with my body image and sex. My partner is lovely and he hasn’t done anything to make me feel bad, but I’m still extremely self conscious when completely naked. I also feel very exposed in certain sex positions. How do I feel more comfortable with my body and […]

July 23, 2018

Hi I’m Lena. My Dad is a sex therapist and I’m studying to be a sex educator – we’re here to talk relationships and sex, so send your queries and worries our way (sex@salient.org.nz). Question: “I’m a 19 year old girl who identifies as lesbian and I’m struggling with how affectionate some of my female […]