My boyfriend and I (both gay) recently had oral sex. I didn’t insert any of his genitals inside me but he cummed on both my hand & on my face and it started to burn. When he cummed on my hand I had what appeared to look like red spots all over my hand which frightened me. I went to wash it off as soon as he cummed on me and my face was red and tingled for a few days. 2 days later I started feeling tingling sensation around my lips and then developed like a rash on right lip (this went away after a day but then came back slightly and then again went away). Then I had the rash reappear again but on the other side of my lip (this too went away after a day). The spots on my hand went away after an hour but it still very much frightened me as I’ve never had this happen before. I’m scared that he might have given me an STI or an STD.

What you are describing sounds like an allergic type of reaction.  

The other thing to consider when there is a rash is herpes .  But, herpes lesions  generally appear 3-6 days after contact with someone who has herpes.  The lesions are very painful .  It sounds very unlikly that the red spots you describe are herpes.  

One other bit of information.  An STI (sexually transmitted infection) is the same as a STD (sexually transmitted disease)

If this occurs again make an appointment to be seen by your primary care provider or Corner Health Center

I'm 17 and started T 2 months ago. I'm feeling really attracted to women now and it is kinda freaking me out. how do I deal with these feelings? It's really upsetting my partner (non-binary) that some of my feelings toward him are changing. help!

Corner Health has therapists who can help you with the feelings you are experiencing.  

If you are a Corner patient call to schedule an appointment at Corner

If you are not a Corner patient ask your primary care provider to refer you to a therapist or 

Schedule an intake appointment at Corner health to be referred for therapy  

I'm a transgender minor who will be turning 18 in a few months and plans on scheduling an appointment as soon as relatively possible to start HRT. I do not have insurance and am wondering how much the cost of such a process is. Any information, pointers, ect?

The first step in starting HRT through Corner Health is to make an appointment to establish care. At that appointment you will get a physical exam and blood tests.   After the first appointment, you schedule another appointment to discuss the hormone treatment options.  After starting hormones there are follow up appointments every 3 months for the first year. 

If you do not have insurance there is a sliding fee scale that is used to determine the cost of your appointments.  

There is also someone at Corner who can assist you in signing up for insurance.  

According to this website, Hormone Replacement Therapy is provided at this facility. My question being, if a transgender adult were to request these services, would they need some form of medical confirmation (a letter from a therapist/etc) or could they get treatment with informed consent only?

We practice via an Informed Consent model and decisions about treatment are made with patients on a case by case basis. If you fall within are age range (12-25), please schedule your first visit!


I'm 15 and gay and I feel like there's nobody out there in my position. I'm really lonely, and I really don't know what to do. I would like to meet some friends (or perhaps someone special), but I feel like I have no contact with the LGBT community at all. Any suggestions?

Thanks for writing to us! Coming out as gay can be a difficult and lonely process, especially during your teenage years. However, it’s important to know that you are not alone. There are lots of great resources in our local community to make friends and find support. Take a look at these following LGBTQ youth spaces:

Washtenaw County

  • Ozone House PrideZone: A safe space for young people ages 13 – 20 who identify as LGBT to find support and socialize. Meets every Wednesday from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Ozone Drop-In Center located at 102 N. Hamilton in Ypsilanti. They also have a facebook page.

  • Neutral Zone Riot Youth: A safe space for teens who identify as LGBTQQA to find support, build leadership skills, take action, network and socialize. Meets every Friday from 4 – 6 p.m. at the Neutral Zone located at 310 E. Washington in Ann Arbor. 

Metro Detroit

  • Affirmations Youth Empowerment Program: Drop-in space for young people ages 13 – 20 who identify as LGBTQ. Open every Monday – Saturday from 4 – 9 p.m. at Affirmations located at 209 W. Nine Mile in Ferndale. 

  • Ruth Ellis Center Youth Programs: Drop-in programs for young people who identify as LGBTQ. Located at 77 Victor St. in Highland Park. 

At the Corner, we provide young people who identify as LGBTQ with safe and confidential health and mental health support. If you need anything from a physical to HIV testing to someone to talk to, we’re here for you. Live chat, call, or walk-in to schedule your first visit!


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