Navigating any relationship can be challenging, at any stage of life. The RIghtTime app provides valuable resources for anyone, whether you’re looking for a short-term partner on dating websites or if you’re already in a long-term committed partnership. Our app does everything from helping couples negotiate ideas around consent to helping them plan for a healthy and successful pregnancy. If you’re in a relationship and concerned about your partner, or concerned that your partner may be abusive, our app can also help. Our app contains information about discreet, knowledgeable counselors who can help answer your questions about your relationship and get you to safety.
Frequently Asked Questions
I have sex with my partner to make them happy but I really don’t want to do it. What should I do?
No one should be forced to have sex. You need to talk to a trusted adult – your parent, a relative, your doctor, or a teacher or guidance counselor at school about this. Another option is to contact a counselor at Sojourner House or Day One – they have trained staff that help individuals who are being forced to have sex or are in abusive relationships.
If I tell my provider that I am having sex, will my provider tell my parents or anyone else?
No. Your relationship with your provider is confidential and the information you share should remain private. The only exception is if you indicate that you plan to harm yourself or someone else or if you are being abused – in this case your provider is obligated to get you the care you need.
I was forced to have sex last night and I want to talk to someone about it. Who can I call?
You should seek immediate medical care to be evaluated for any health risks including HIV. You may be eligible for post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) which has to be started right away and is used to prevent HIV. You may also need to talk to a trusted adult – a parent, a relative, a college health clinic provider, or college counselor. Another option is to contact a counselor at Sojourner House or Day One – they have trained staff that helps individuals who are being forced to have sex or are in abusive relationships.