ozymandias271

ozymandias271:

shlevy:

Asking because I don’t experience this thing: are questions that make you uncomfortable/feel put on the spot made any more palatable by an earnest assertion that it is ok not to answer/say no?

I could also use this information from my friends!

Oooh, so there aren’t questions that do this from me on an only-me sense. Like, I will talk about mental health shit and really like answer questions about my experience with anorexia and stuff. BUT, a portion of my friends find hearing people discuss suicide or eating disorders or stuff to be really triggering, and lots of times they’re around when these discussions start. And it’s hard to change a conversation away from that without being obvious. 

So I like when people ask and include “it’s okay not to answer” with questions that seem like the could be sensitive because it gives me a graceful way to change the topic without being like “I’d love to talk BUT SOMEBODY MYSTERIOUS NEAR HERE WILL BE TRIGGERED” or something. I can just say “actually, can we talk about it later?” or “do you mind asking me another time?” without making Person Who Could Be Triggered Who Is In The Room feel like all eyes are on them. 

[this is in-person only ofc, so perhaps slightly further away from what you’re looking for?]

molly-ren
jesusrox10:

shinichiwinchester:

lonely—mountain:

ridiculousinpiccadilly:

gallifrey-feels:

lizrrd-queen:

satanslittlebuttercup:

*nearby lesbian laughter*

*muffled asexual snickering*

*conflicted pansexual noises*

*moderately panicked bisexual muttering*

HETEROSEXUAL SCREAMING IN ANGUISH


*Catholic dancing*

jesusrox10:

shinichiwinchester:

lonely—mountain:

ridiculousinpiccadilly:

gallifrey-feels:

lizrrd-queen:

satanslittlebuttercup:

*nearby lesbian laughter*

*muffled asexual snickering*

*conflicted pansexual noises*

*moderately panicked bisexual muttering*

HETEROSEXUAL SCREAMING IN ANGUISH

*Catholic dancing*