I thought it might be worth putting up a dedicated topic to discuss in light of the events of this weekend. We want the Fourm to be a happy, positive space where people can chat about sex and sex toys openly. However we understand that our members may not always be in the best headspace (especially during the past two years) and may come here to vent to their forum friends, this is fine - everybody loves a good moan (pun intended?), but it is important to remember that the things you post can have an impact on other members. So from now on - I am requesting that you blur/spoiler any posts you think may be triggering and pop a little trigger warning in front of it.
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