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latest letters

Is it OK to vape under age?

Hi, I'm just wandering if it's OK to have possession of an e-cigarette if your under 16. I have a friend who has one....

Loneliness at University

Hi im 18 and i just started university. Its a lot harder then i thought but i wouldnt dream of dropping out because i...

Chronic illness

Hi Sam, I feel so out of contol. After being unwell for years i have finally got a diagnosis of SLE (Lupus). It's a r...

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Hi Sam... ​ So recently I’ve been really struggling with my OCD. I’ve been washing my hands about 20 times everytime ...

The implant

i had the implant put in just over a month ago now but i still get my period and have been on my period for nearly 3 ...

Renting at 17

Hi im 17 and i was wondering would i be able to rent a flat at 17 ??

Message from Sam

As the end of the year approaches there's often a lot of different things going on – festivals, parties and family gatherings. In the next couple of weeks I'd be interested in hearing more from you if you have any worries or problems about how things might be over the festive period, as well as any other problems you might have. Remember that although I read every letter I can only respond to a couple each week and these will be answered here on my page, not in private.

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The implant

i had the implant put in just over a month ago now but i still get my period and have been on my period for nearly 3 ...

Period and swimming

hi sam, i am a 14 year old girl who has recently started their period......i cant find anything about this in any oth...

Prescription Medication

hey, i’m a boarder so my parents obviously cant come to the doctors with me and cant get my prescription medication. ...

I sent nudes

hi im 15 i sent nudes to a boy who i thought really liked me and now he keeps asking me to send again and i keep refu...

drinking

me and my friends alwyas go out drinking and we are 13 and my mates keep passing out and going to hospital and i thin...

Porn addiction

hi im experiencing a porn addiction. i feel very trapped. i associate porn and masturbation with a good feeling and t...

My gender

I am 14 years of age I'm struggling with my gender identity I am female at birth but I feel more male than female I h...

I feel ugly sometimes.

Hi Sam I am struggling at the moment with my confidence. Sometimes i feel like I look pretty and then i see other gir...

Is Stuttering a disability?

Hey, so I was in my French lesson last Friday and I heard my teacher say something about how stuttering is a disabili...

Transgender male to female

Hi, i am male to female transgender. Can you please give me advice about next steps for me, I have 'come out' to my f...

ADD Testing?

Hey Sam, I don't want to self diagnose myself with anything but I'm pretty sure I have a lot of the symptoms for ADD ...

Boy Questions

Hi Sam, ​ I am currently not seeking extreme help but wondered if you could answer my questions.... ​ As a year 7 in ...

Penis size

Hi im 15 and go to a normal school just like everyme else but i feel like when my friends get girlfriends and talk ab...

My breasts :(

For a 13 year old girl my boobs are bigger than most girls my age, I have a double D cup size and I recently got into...

My teeth

Hi Sam! A kinda embarrassing thing but I’ve not brushed my teeth in almost 10 years and I really want to start brushi...

Psrioriasis

i have had psrioriasis since i was 8 years old( im now 13 ) and i really hate it i feel ashamed of it i try hiding it...

Body image

i feel really disgusting about my body and i am definitely not body positive can you help ?

Transgender

i have always preferred being a girl to a boy and love crossdressing, my parents do not like it. They threaten to tak...

Alcohol

Hello I’m gonna make this short and sweet I like alcohol a lot And although I don’t drink too much as I’m only thirte...