A 19-year-old female asked:
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when i think of sex with men or picture having sex with them i get scarred and nauseus. but not with women so much. more scared ill get hurt?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Wait 4 a gentleman: I read that you are age 18, have crohn's and are taking two meds for your emotions. Becoming an adult brings new joys, new pains & new responsibilities. No two people are the same in terms of orientation / preferences. My take: (1) no one can force you to do something you don't want; (2) there's no shortage of gentlemen who, when / if the time does come, will put you at ease. Wait for real love.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
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Your Crohn's regional enteritis makes life more difficult for you. Whoever wrote the Rx for your meds may be able to direct you to a short-term therapist with whom you can sort things out. The prospect of adult sexuality is frightening for everyone who is coming of age -- physically and emotionally. Find someone who will listen and guide without telling you who you are, how you feel, or who you should be, but will help you gain the autonomy to make choices that will ultimately be right for you.
Sep 1, 2013
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Feelings & fears: Agree with dr. Friedlander that considering sexual relationships is a big part of growing up. Many people are anxious & worried about this, even if they don't say so. Also, learning about your own sexual preferences is momentous as well. Not everyone is heterosexual, and some need time to realize their own natures. Working with a therapist may help you through this important life passage.
Answered on Sep 11, 2013

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