Q and A

Lots of young people write in with different questions about relationships, sex and their faith. Often they feel that they don't have anyone to go to for advise or they feel too embarrassed to ask. We wanted to create a space where you can ask questions anonymously and see what other young people are struggling with. 

Check out the questions and answers of others below or click the 'Ask a Question' link to ask your own questions (completely anonymously) If you don't want your question shared to help others then just say in your message. 


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My friends boyfriend is asking her to take the next step (have sex). Should she or not? 

If either of them is under the age of sixteen then it is illegal for them to have sex and whilst it is unlikely that someone would be prosecuted for under age sex, if they were similar in age, both were consenting to the relationship and neither was seen as vulnerable, the law is there to protect young people. (more…)

How do you know if a boy loves you?

That is a hard question to answer. Does he show you love and respect, does he want what is best for you and accept you as you are? Does he try to get you to do things that you are not happy with, disrespect your family or upbringing? Does he put pressure on you to be a different person or not spend time with your friends.  Remember words are cheap and buying you gifts is easy. Actions speak louder than words, it is by the way he treats you and what he does for you that you will know. Check out these pages before you decide if he does or not – Love and Love vs Infatuation

Why do you bleed from your vagina?

Once a month the lining of the uterus thickens ready to accept a fertilised egg or ovum, however most months the egg won’t be fertilised and attach to the wall of the uterus, so the body then expels the lining in the form of blood. This comes out of the woman’s body via the vagina in the form of a monthly period.

Find out more about Girls and Puberty here

Why are guys so hairy?

Men tend to be more hairy than women because they have more of the hormone testosterone. It is this hormone that tends to make men stronger and hairier. However, body hair varies for lots of other reasons including race. There is also lots of cultural reasons and pressures around women removing body hair.