Real stories about sex and relationships from real people.
Planning for the future
I was afraid of getting her pregnant! Plain and simple. This was not because I didn’t love her, it was simply that that reality of our circumstance meant we could not afford to become parents yet.
The Agony of Being Raped
I was 18 years old when I was raped by a close relative. Sometimes it is hard to believe there will come a time when I won’t relive the morning I was raped second by second. Initially it was hard to believe that I had been raped; I wish it was a dream I would wake up from.
Pregnant at Last!
Oh No! That can’t be my period appearing again this month; a depressed and frustrated me vented out as John and I had unsuccessfully been trying to have a baby. After a year of trying to get pregnant, we took a trip to the clinic to talk to a fertility doctor.
My First Menstrual Period
I screamed out of confusion. Did I injure myself? When? Was it serious? No, this can’t be good! I cleaned up, got out and ran home. I remember being embarrassed as I told my mom, but she embraced me and explained the idea of menstruation and puberty to me.
My HIV test was positive
“Esther, your test came back positive for HIV”, said the nurse at the health centre. This can’t be happening, I thought! One simple mistake was going to cost me my world! I was HIV positive.