Just wondering fishburner, but do you think you would have appreciated your dad giving you the talk and talking with you about it if you had heard it from him first before the health class, instead of it just being redundant for you?View Thread
You definitely need to have the talk with him soon, by that age they've probably started wondering about stuff for some time now. I would say that it's best to approach it bluntly and not try to sugar coat it. It'll be awkward, yes, but I would be willing to bet he'll be glad that he's actually getting answers to things he's curious about.
You might want to start by asking him what he already "knows" (quotes since he may be misinformed), so that way it's a little more of a talk with him and not to him. Once you get a little basis, or if he's really unwilling to talk, I would jump into the whole discussion but taking breaks and letting him ask questions that come up. I know it'll be hard, but try to make it the start to many conversations, not a one time talk then you never talk about sex with him ever again.
You don't have to go into all the mechanics of things I would say, but talk about the general purpose of a vagina, that that's where you make babies and so on, but I would mention that sex isn't always for reproduction, it is used for pleasure and when you are doing that you need to be safe which leads to the safe sex part. You might want to save this for a later conversation for when he gets more sexually active, but you can also talk about the other kinds of sex possible (oral, anal, outercourse) which don't lead to pregnancy, but also need protection.
Personally, which you might not agree with, I would start the discussion of other sexual orientations as well. When talking about how sex is also for pleasure, you could bring up that sometimes 2 women or 2 men like to share that pleasure with each other, and that that's ok too. That way he's not caught off guard if someone he knows turns out to be gay, or if maybe he's had those feelings himself.
The main point is to be open with him, let him ask questions, and be a resource that he can come to with any questions that he has in the future. I think if you can do that, you've done a great job. Hope this helps View Thread
I am in no way an expert on this kinda stuff, but I feel like walking or riding your bike isn't going to help with the flab too much. Just to make sure, when you say flab, do you mean like excess skin? Cuz if so, you're going to need more actual working of the muscle/skin by doing crunches, stretching, toning exercises in general. The bike riding and walking is more of a cardio exercise which will burn fat in general, which can leave the skin still there. Hope this helpsView Thread
So I'm just really starting to need to shave my face, and my dad is not the type to really offer advice for such things. What are some tips you guys have for me then. Do you shave with the grain of the hair, against it, across it? I've tried against which gets the hair the most, but leaves some irritation and can cause my acne to flare a bit.View Thread
Thanks everyone for their replies. Definitely helped out. Mark, I tried the double shaving and I really like it, giving me a nice close shave like I wanted and hardly any irritation at all. Also swapped out my blades which I'm sure helped as well.View Thread
Thanks guys. I should have said that I'm using a blade razor and not electric. I tried to shave with the grain yesterday and it worked fine, but I didn't get that close of a shave. Like I still felt some stubble pretty quickly after, where I can normally go a day after shaving before I really feel stubble.View Thread
With the exception of this topic that was re-brought up after the switch, not too many topics have focused on the gay stuff. It's been left to be open for the issues that aren't sexually related, just no one has posted anything. Can't really say that silence from members after the new switch means the board is still "a gay chat room"View Thread
Can I just point out that this thread was originally posted before the split to the second sexual board, and that it's only "new" again because a member that wasn't around for the split saw the old post and added a new comment. When the other board was created, the old sexual posts didn't get transferred over to the new one or deleted from the old one, but were simply buried by newer non-sexual posts.View Thread