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Relationships & Sexuality

Abstinence & Celibacy

1873 Members
Sexual abstinence is the practice of voluntarily refraining from some or all aspects of sexual activity. Common reasons to deliberately abstain from the physical expression of sexual desire include religious or philosophical reaso...


4158 Members
  • Bisexuality is a sexual orientation which refers to the aesthetic, romantic, and/or sexual attraction of individuals to other individuals of both their own and the opposite gender or sex. Most bisexuals are not equ...

Breakups & Divorce

25517 Members
  • Divorce is the termination of a marriage in which both spouses are still living. In the United States, there are two types of divorce: "no fault" and "at-fault." Under the former, the spouse who initiates the divor...


1177 Members
Bullying is the act of intentionally causing harm to others, through verbal harassment, physical assault, or other more subtle methods of coercion such as manipulation. Bullying can be defined in many different ways. Although the ...

Child Support & Custody

1956 Members
  • Child custody and guardianship are legal terms which are sometimes used to describe the legal and practical relationship between a parent and his or her child, such as the right of the parent to make decisions for ...

Children Of Divorced Parents

1141 Members
This community is for the children of divorce, both for adult children who have lived through a divorce as well as parents concerned about the effects of divorce on their children. Children of divorced parents (those entirely f...

Coming Out

2813 Members
"Coming out of the closet" describes the voluntary public announcement of one's (often homosexual or bisexual) sexual orientation, sexual attractions or gender identity. Being "out" means not concealing these characteristics. Bein...

Empty Nests

957 Members
Empty nest syndrome is a general feeling of depression and loneliness that parents/other guardian relatives feel when one or more of their children leave home. While more common in women, it can happen to both sexes. The marriage ...

Families & Friends Affected By Suicide

2142 Members
  • Suicide affects not only the individual, but also the family and friends who provide support and love. This community is offered as a place for those affected by suicide to gather and gain strength from each other....

Families & Friends Of Addicts

5261 Members
  • Addiction affects more than just the individual. This community is dedicated to the families and friends of individuals suffering from any form of addiction. Mental health professionals are increasingly considering...

Families & Friends of Gays & Lesbians

693 Members
This community is dedicated to parents, siblings, grandparents, other relatives and friends of someone who is either gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or questioning their sexual orientation. Like PFLAG, the purpose of this comm...

Families of Prisoners

2880 Members
This community is dedicated to families that have been disrupted by prison. A prison, penitentiary, or correctional facility is a place in which individuals are physically confined or interned and usually deprived of a range of pe...

Family Issues

5263 Members
A dysfunctional family is a family in which conflict, misbehaviour and even abuse on the part of individual members of the family occur continually, leading other members to accommodate such actions. Children sometimes grow up in ...

Female Sexual Issues

2078 Members
Sexual dysfunction or sexual malfunction is difficulty during any stage of the sexual act (which includes desire, arousal, orgasm, and resolution) that prevents the individual or couple from enjoying sexual activity. Sexual dys...

Gay & Lesbian Teens

5121 Members
This community is dedicated to teens that identify as Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender or are questioning their sexual orientation. It's a supportive community where LGBT & questioning teens can give or get advice from their...

Gay Men's Challenges

1303 Members
This community is dedicated to the challenges that gay men face, both between the partners in a relationship and from other influences (family, society, etc.). Societal attitudes towards same-sex relationships, reflected in the...

Grandparents Raising Children

1105 Members
This community is dedicated to grandparents who are the primary caregivers of their grandchildren. In cases where the parents are not willing or able to provide adequate care for their children, grandparents may take on the role o...

Healthy Relationships

6519 Members
No relationship is perfect. A long-term relationship requires constant effort to understand each other, fix misunderstandings, solve problems and continue to grow as both individuals change and evolve. How we deal with our misunde...

Healthy Sex

4138 Members
  • This community is dedicated to an open discussion about healthy sex and sharing thoughts and feelings about sexuality and improving one's sex life. Most active adults desire to have an active and fulfilling sex lif...


2026 Members
  • HIV (also known as human immunodeficiency virus, and formerly known as HTLV-III and lymphadenopathy-associated virus) is a retrovirus that primarily infects vital components of the human immune system such as CD4+ ...


2012 Members
  • Papillomaviruses [ Human papillomavirus ] are a diverse group of DNA-based viruses that infect the skin and mucous membranes of humans. More than 100 different human papillomavirus (HPV) types have been charact...

Impotence & Erectile Dysfunction

874 Members
  • Erectile dysfunction or impotence is a sexual dysfunction characterized by the inability to develop or maintain an erection of the penis for satisfactory sexual intercourse regardless of the capability of ejacu...

Incest Survivors

1737 Members
Incest refers to any sexual activity between closely related persons (often within the immediate family) that is illegal or socially taboo. The type of sexual activity and the nature of the relationship between persons that consti...


7486 Members
Infertility is the inability to naturally conceive a child or the inability to carry a pregnancy to term. There are many reasons why a couple may not be able to conceive, or may not be able to conceive without medical assistance. ...

Infertility, Secondary

654 Members
"Secondary infertility" is difficulty conceiving after already having conceived and carried a normal pregnancy. Apart from various medical conditions (e.g. hormonal), this may come as a result of age and stress felt to provide a s...


7984 Members
  • Infidelity is generally defined as consensual sexual intercourse by a married person with someone other than his or her lawful spouse. In many jurisdictions, an unmarried person who is sexually involved with a marr...

Interfaith Relationships

185 Members
This community is dedicated to the challenges presented when two people of different religious backgrounds form a relationship. Mingling different religions has both positive and potentially challenging aspects, including the reli...

Interracial Relationships

765 Members
This community is focused on the unique challenges and social issues that a relationship between people of different ethnicities can present. While marriage and relationships between races is legal virtually everywhere, some indiv...


1179 Members
Jealousy typically refers to the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that occur when a person believes a valued relationship is being threatened by a rival. This rival may or may not know that he or she is perceived as a threat. ...

Lesbian Relationship Challenges

2995 Members
  • This community is dedicated to the relationship challenges that lesbian women face, both between the partners in a relationship and from other influences (family, society, etc.). Recent cultural changes in western ...

Life After Divorce

2088 Members
This community is dedicated to starting over after a divorce. With the marriage over, how do individuals begin a new chapter in their lives and what hurdles do they face? Divorce is often one of the most traumatic periods in a ...

Long Distance Relationships (LDR)

784 Members
Long Distance Relationships (LDR) are defined as any relationship where distance is a significant factor. Whether you live a couple hours away or a couple continents away, the specific challenges that face a long distance relation...

Male Infertility

169 Members
  • Infertility is the inability to naturally conceive a child, and male infertility accounts for 30-40% of all fertility issues for couples struggling to build a family...
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Military Families

1682 Members
Today's military family faces a lifestyle that is comprised of frequent deployments, which results in increased family separations. This often proves to be a stressful challenge for military families. This community is dedicated t...

Pet Bereavement

1600 Members
The loss of a pet or a non-human animal to which one has become emotionally bonded can be an intense loss, comparable with the death of a loved one. Whilst there is strong evidence that animals can feel such loss for other animals...

Physical & Emotional Abuse

11348 Members
  • Abuse is a general term for the treatment of someone that causes some kind of harm (to the abused person, to the abusers themselves, or to someone else) that is unlawful or wrongful. Physical abuse is abuse involv...

Senior Dating & Sexuality

395 Members
This community is intended for senior to discuss senior dating and sexuality, and the specific issues that arise for seniors, such as starting over as a widow or widower. A first date can be a very nerve-wracking experience at ...

Sexual Abuse

9280 Members
  • Sexual abuse is a relative cultural term used to describe sexual relations and behavior between two or more parties which are considered criminally and/or morally offensive. Different types of sexual abuse invo...

Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Female

703 Members
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) - also known as sexually transmissible diseases, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) or (infrequently) venereal diseases (VD) - are diseases or infections that have a signifi...

Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Male

144 Members
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) - also known as sexually transmissible diseases, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) or (infrequently) venereal diseases (VD) - are diseases or infections that have a signifi...

Single Dads

522 Members
This community is dedicated to fathers who are going through the parenting process alone or without the support of a spouse. Single parenthood may occur as the result of many things. Often it is opted for by the parent (as in divo...

Step Families

1951 Members
Traditionally, a stepfamily is the family one acquires when a parent enters a new marriage, whether the parent was widowed or divorced. For example, if one's mother dies and one's father marries another woman, the new woman is one...

Teen Sexuality

1558 Members
This community is dedicated to teenage sexuality, and the issues and challenges surrounding intimate relationships.


1155 Members
  • Transgender identity includes many overlapping sub-categories. These include transsexual; cross-dresser; transvestite; consciously androgynous people; genderqueer; people who live cross-gender; drag kings; and drag...

Trying To Conceive

1533 Members
Whether you are just beginning your journey to create your family, or you have been trying for a few months and would like some information about the best ways to succeed in becoming pregnant, the TTC community will provide you wi...