She Bop

This article was originally written for the Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health. It has been retitled to reference the great Cyndi Lauper.

Masturbation can be broadly defined as sexually pleasuring oneโ€™s self. Masturbation can include but is not limited to stimulation of body parts, fantasizing, watching pornography, reading erotica, using sex toys, and experiencing pain, pleasure, and/or orgasm for the purposes of sexual pleasure. Continue reading “She Bop”

Ulcerative Colitis is a Pain in the Abs

WARNING: Frank discussion of bodily waste.

When I was nine, I began to have crippling stomach aches. I would be curled up on the couch with my arms wrapped around my middle, and then I would rush to the bathroom before my bowels exploded. The doctor was no help, as the appointment brought a separate health issue to light, and they refused to focus on my initial problem. It wasnโ€™t until I was fourteen that I finally sawย a specialist, who diagnosed me with ulcerative colitis.
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