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Visiting China for the first time

Ni hao! I will be visiting China for the first time this December. Please share your advice and anecdotes! [more inside]
posted by smorgasbord on Jul 15, 2014 - 11 answers

Feels like I'm 15 again

I'm in my early thirties, bisexual/queer and just ended a decade-long relationship with a cisgendered man. I'm starting to date women but haven't had sex with a woman in a decade and didn't have a lot of experience even then. I have always been a visible part of the LGBT community and most people assume I'm a lesbian, which makes people think I have more sexual experience with women than I do. I'm basically nervous about not knowing what to do anymore and being bad in bed. Questions are as follows: Should I disclose this lack of recent experience to the women I'm starting to casually date and have sex with? How can I stop being so nervous, which I know won't help? And: what does real-life lesbian safer sex look like when you're an adult and not a 23 year old with no sense of risk?
posted by anonymous on Apr 2, 2014 - 8 answers

I'm moving out, living as a real adult - finally! How can I do it well?

I'm 22, graduating in a month. I'm finally moving out on my own to the big city, starting a new corporate job - starting real, adult life basically - how can I make a smooth, healthy transition into independent life? [more inside]
posted by rhythm_queen on Mar 17, 2014 - 19 answers

First-time PC laptop... halp!

So: junior has saved up to buy his own computer. Since we're, by habit, a Mac family since forever, but he's opting for a PC, I'm finding the thicket of options a little overwhelming. The main issue is to reconcile requirements for gaming, durability (and potential futureablility) and price. (Also: we're in Europe, so some models/options don't seem as readily available as in the US.) The other main piece of information I'm missing is the reliability - in terms of build quality and service - of PC brands. Is there a good place to find some guidance - or is it really a lot easier than it seems? [more inside]
posted by progosk on Mar 2, 2014 - 19 answers

Swish! Swish! Stupid Sexy Flanders!

I get to go skiing for the first time ever. Yay! So excited! We'll be driving up to Squaw Valley Superbowl weekend and I have no idea what to expect. Specific questions inside, but all amounts of questions I don't even know to ask exist, so all advice on how to make my ski trip awesome welcome! [more inside]
posted by dame on Jan 14, 2014 - 32 answers

First car, newbie buyer. Help me make sure I don't get a bad deal!

So I just started a new job and need a car soon. I've never bought one before, and while I've had advice from friends I want to widen my information sources a bit. Complications, budget and other sundry details after the break... [more inside]
posted by fearnothing on Dec 4, 2013 - 4 answers

Dog book recommendations : Later life first time dog owners

Recommendations for dog books seem a common request here, but this one is going to be a little bit more specific: I'm after a kind of dog book that involves a person getting a dog for the first time, only in their adult life. Meaning, they didn't grow up with dogs, or didn't have any meaningful experiences with dogs as a child, but as an adult, from a cold start, got a dog. Examples - My Dog Tulip, he gets the first dog of his life, the dog who changes his whole life, in his 50s. Dog Man - The guy who was instrumental in saving the Akita breed from extinction, got his first dog only in his 30s. Counter-examples - Marley & Me, they both had dogs as kids. [more inside]
posted by Elfasi on Feb 9, 2013 - 7 answers

What Do You Give New Parents?

Parents of Metafilter: What the best gift you can give new parents? Everyone has suggestions for the baby but what about the parents? What are the things you wished you had/realized you couldn't live without when dealing with your first kid? How could someone have made your life easier despite being on the other side of the planet? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 24, 2012 - 23 answers

"You just have to believe in karma and fate... then everything will work out"

Asking for my parents: What advice to you have for first time landlords, especially with regard to the rental agreement? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 14, 2012 - 10 answers

Deviantart for writers?

What's the best way to serialize my novel online? [more inside]
posted by gentian on Nov 1, 2012 - 3 answers

But I swear I am a first time homebuyer... he just isn't!

First Time Homebuyer (Canada) Plan-filter. Can he NOT be considered my common-law spouse? [more inside]
posted by elkerette on Oct 31, 2012 - 10 answers

Free instructional videos on sex?

Best free videos on how to have sex? (NSFW) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 31, 2012 - 11 answers

Sex with a girl who's a virgin - what do I need to know

There's a ton of questions of AskMeFi along the lines of "I'm a virgin, about to have sex for the first time. Help!" Well, I'm (a guy) about to have sex with a virgin (a girl) for a first time - help! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 10, 2012 - 23 answers

Is an older MacBook a good match for an iPad2?

iPad first-timer - is my mid-2007 MacBook the right computer? [more inside]
posted by progosk on Apr 3, 2011 - 14 answers

Where to stay in Tokyo?

You are familiar with Tokyo. You are giving advice to a first-time visitor who is looking to experience some of the best of what the city has to offer. Where would you have them stay? [more inside]
posted by jnnla on Dec 17, 2010 - 18 answers

How can my dog and my brother and his kids get along?

Recently I got a dog. He's doing great, I'm doing great, it's been nearly 3 months since I got him from the shelter. Problem: He's meeting my brother and his kids, in a few weeks (family reunion weekend), and my brother has a strong fear, maybe even a phobia of dogs. What can I do to put him at ease, navigate the situation and help everyone get through this unscathed? [more inside]
posted by Elfasi on Mar 17, 2010 - 28 answers

We call it Master and servant, let's play Master and servant

First time D filter: Tell me your stories and pointers about being a first time Dom. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 6, 2010 - 11 answers

Help a first time international traveler have a good vacation in Belize.

I'd like to get some recommendations on travelling to Belize. I'm planning my first out-of-country trip ever from the US to Belize. I have never travelled outside of the country before and need some pointers on international travel in general and travelling to Belize specifically. I would like to stay on Caye Caulker and visit the Great Blue Hole and a couple of cave systems. I'm perfectly happy lounging by the sea in a hammock with an umbrella drink, but I'd also like to do something fun or exciting I can only do in Belize. [more inside]
posted by runcibleshaw on Jan 26, 2010 - 19 answers

What do I expect when traveling by airplane?

I am an air-travel virgin and I'm flying out of JFK (NYC) to Charlotte this Saturday and I'd like to know what to expect. [more inside]
posted by fuq on Sep 1, 2009 - 54 answers

Should I get a dog?

Help me find consensus from the hive mind. I have been wanting and preparing and planning to get my very own dog, my first dog, for years. However the question that keeps raising its head, is should I, given my personal circumstances? [more inside]
posted by Elfasi on Apr 2, 2009 - 37 answers

Overwhelmed Virgins!

Help two virgins make an educated decision about safe sex! (Condoms? Lubes? Spermicide?!) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 3, 2009 - 53 answers

Help me avoid pain during my honeymoon

Newlywed here. First-time sex question inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 2, 2008 - 25 answers

You never forget your first . . . designer?

What should I know before hiring a graphic designer for the first time? [more inside]
posted by joshuaconner on Feb 28, 2008 - 16 answers

Travel noob seeks advice regarding destination.

I'd like to take a trip to somewhere outside the US, for about a month, for about $1k, during an undecided time of the year. Where are two or three good places to go and what are some good things to do for a single mid-20's dude who's looking for general first-time traveler stuff and a little culture shock?
posted by philomathoholic on Dec 30, 2007 - 25 answers

First-time cat companion advice?

Before I get my new kitten, I have some first time cat companion questions. Advice welcome. [more inside]
posted by MeetMegan on May 14, 2007 - 48 answers

I’m an F.O.B. in LA.

What's a n00b to do in LA and Sacramento? Spending less than two weeks on the West Coast and I want to make it count. [more inside]
posted by micketymoc on Mar 15, 2007 - 5 answers

First time runner.

After 5 years of her refusing, I have finally convinced my wife to try playing a Pen and Paper RPG. But. She claims she has no imagination. Is this going to be a horrible experience, or is there hope? Have you ever gamed with someone who was willing to learn, but had to overcome the "getting into it" factor? [more inside]
posted by JonnyRotten on Aug 5, 2006 - 22 answers

What should I see my first time in California

I have a wedding to attend in the San Fernando vallery area. What should I see? Touristy and Non-touristy thangs welcome. [more inside]
posted by Botunda on Jun 2, 2006 - 13 answers

Tips for a first-time golfer

What are some tips for first-time golfers? I only care about two things: not causing injury and not wasting everyone's time by fruitlessly hacking the ball around. Not looking like an idiot is important, but merely secondary.
posted by PrinceValium on Jul 6, 2004 - 10 answers

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