Go Ask Alice: Body, Partners and Sex

By Darla Breckenridge
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Feeling disturbed about your body image, what your partner thinks or wondering if you could ever let someone touch you or see you naked?

Do you have tons of questions about disordered eating, sexuality and relationships  that you don’t know who to ask?

Go Ask Alice is an a great web site created by Columbia University. Here’s what they have to say about themselves.

Dear New Readers,

Welcome to Go Ask Alice!, Columbia University’s health Q&A Internet resource! So glad you’ve found the site! Hope you’ll browse the archives in search of the answers to your health questions.

 …check out the six category pages — Alcohol & Other Drugs; Emotional Health; Fitness and Nutrition; General Health; Relationships; and Sexual and Reproductive Health — to get a feel for the types of questions answered.

Go Ask Alice! is here for you, so that you can be connected, inquisitive, informed, and healthy.

—Alice

Several young women at Green Mountain at Fox Run have found this site really useful and appreciate the confidentiality which encourages honest questions and from which they receive helpful answers.

Here is one of the questions:

Dear Alice,

My boyfriend and I have been together for two years. He always compliments me and is very good to me. My problem is that I feel funny undressing in front of him and I can’t wear sexy nighties in front of him. I have a very low self-esteem. When I look in the mirror, I see fat. I want to be able to wear sexy things for my boyfriend and feel good about myself. What can I do?? Here is the Alice’s answer.

What do you think about this site?  Was it of use to you?

 

 

 

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