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Relationships

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Losing your virginity

Thinking about losing your virginity? Learn about being ready for sex and some myths and facts around losing your virginity.

How do you know if it’s love?

How do you know if it's the Big L? Well, it can be hard to tell- love is different for everyone, but there are some key differences between love and a crush. Delve in for more...

Being bisexual

People who are attracted to men and women often identify themselves as bisexual. Learn facts about bisexuality.

Moving in with your boyfriend or girlfriend

Learn about things you need consider as you make a decision about whether to move in with your boyfriend or girlfriend.

How can I develop coping strategies?

Developing coping strategies or tools to cope, is a powerful way to deal with life's inevitable challenges. Learn some new ways to cope.

Dating someone older or younger than you

Dating someone who is not your age, especially if that age difference is considerable, can get complicated. Check out this fact sheet for tips on assessing the relationship and sharing the news with your family.

Long distance relationships

Long distance relationships can be any type of relationship, including family, romantic or a friendship. Learn about the benefits and challenges involved.

I think I might be gay, lesbian or bisexual or transgender

Trying to know for sure if you're attracted to someone of the same sex can be very confusing. Learn about discovering your sexuality.

Being a lesbian

Women usually describe themselves as a lesbian when they are attracted to other women. Find out more about what is means to be a lesbian.

Abusive relationships

Not all relationships work out, no matter how much we might want them to. Learn the key signs of an abusive relationship and what to do if you are being abused.

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