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Postby addams » Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:04 am UTC

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Postby Sungura » Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:45 pm UTC

thanks all, the only bad part is i keep getting sick on antibiotics so that sucks but that's better than it being cancer!

And that is a heck of a pagetopper :D
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Postby NovaNatalia » Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:54 am UTC

Happy International Women's Day everyone!
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Postby existentialpanda » Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:56 pm UTC

UTIs really suck, y'all.

I know that's not exactly groundbreaking news, but it bears repeating.

(at least it's not shark week. that would suck more. Silver lining?)

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Postby poxic » Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:11 am UTC

They do. Tea and sympathy.
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Postby Alder » Tue Mar 15, 2016 3:42 pm UTC

existentialpanda wrote:UTIs really suck, y'all.

I know that's not exactly groundbreaking news, but it bears repeating.

(at least it's not shark week. that would suck more. Silver lining?)

I had the pleasure of learning this for the first time last month, when I had a UTI during Shark Week, which, because I just assumed it was a terrible period, then segued into a lovely little kidney infection that needed two sets of antibiotics to clear.

February was nasty. O.o
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Postby Aaeriele » Tue Mar 15, 2016 11:42 pm UTC

So as it turns out, Victoria's Secret employees are significantly better at bra fitting than I am. Some combination of that + body shape changes since I last went bra shopping means that I'm now wearing a 34D instead of a 36A, and as it turns out that's significantly more comfortable. >_>

I blame bra sizing for being inscrutable.
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Postby rath358 » Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:45 pm UTC

Aaeriele wrote:So as it turns out, Victoria's Secret employees are significantly better at bra fitting than I am. Some combination of that + body shape changes since I last went bra shopping means that I'm now wearing a 34D instead of a 36A, and as it turns out that's significantly more comfortable. >_>

I blame bra sizing for being inscrutable.

I know, right? I was put into a 34B (with extender) last time I went in, and it's weird. Like wtf am i doing in a B cup?

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Postby Sprocket » Thu May 12, 2016 6:47 am UTC

I just watched a movie called "eat white dirt"
It's about this phenomenon of people eating dirt that is high is kaolin. It's apparently most common among pregnant women and according to the individual who made the film "anyone from the south knows about white dirt."
Have any of y'all heard of it?
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Postby doogly » Thu May 12, 2016 12:13 pm UTC

Cambridge Naturals has some dirt back by the herb section that has a label on it, "Not for consumption," and I overheard a staff member and a patron chatting about how well obviously this is just some nonsense they make them print. They got the good stuff.

We've got some seriously non food grade kaolin at the pottery studio too. It never really looked all that yummy, but it does look... nice?
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Postby Carlington » Thu May 12, 2016 1:38 pm UTC

Two of my cousins (they are sisters) and their mother as well have all had very strong cravings to eat dirt during pregnancy. I don't know about this specific kaolin thing, though.
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Postby SecondTalon » Thu May 12, 2016 4:22 pm UTC

I've heard of it, but not of anyone who does it. From what I gather it's mostly done in a band stretching from the Carolinas to Mississippi, mostly through Georgia, not so much in Tennesee.

It's also apparently a pretty backwoods thing.
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Postby Moo » Thu May 19, 2016 6:37 pm UTC

I seem to vaguely recall it being related to a potassium deficiency.
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Postby PictureSarah » Mon May 23, 2016 7:59 pm UTC

I never had the urge to eat any non-food items in pregnancy, but one of my former coworkers said that she ate chalk through all three of her pregnancies. She was in her early 50s when I knew her, and her youngest child was 17, and she *still* got the urge to eat chalk pretty frequently.
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Postby Fractal_Tangent » Tue May 24, 2016 9:35 am UTC

I have heard of the chalk eating thing. My mum had a thing about smelling clothes after they came out of the dryer. Apparently it was the best smell in the world.
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Postby Zohar » Tue May 24, 2016 12:35 pm UTC

Fractal_Tangent wrote:My mum had a thing about smelling clothes after they came out of the dryer. Apparently it was the best smell in the world.

I quite like that smell as well, and I've never been pregnant.
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Postby Deva » Thu Jun 16, 2016 4:11 am UTC

Sprocket wrote:I just watched a movie called "eat white dirt"
It's about this phenomenon of people eating dirt that is high is kaolin. It's apparently most common among pregnant women and according to the individual who made the film "anyone from the south knows about white dirt."
Have any of y'all heard of it?

Just released an article on it. Grabbed select quotes.

Source wrote: Geophagy has been reported in countries as diverse as Argentina, Iran and Namibia, and certain trends keep appearing in the team’s analysis. Consumption seems to be higher in the tropics, and two groups tend to gravitate towards it in particular: children (predictably, perhaps) and pregnant women.

Half an hour later, I walk out of a shop selling “African groceries” carrying a stone that had cost me 99p. I gingerly put a small piece in my mouth. The grit sucks all of the water from my tongue, forming a paste that sticks to the roof of my mouth like peanut butter.

I briefly entertain the thought that it tasted a little bit like smoked meat, before deciding that no, actually it tasted much more like dirt.

When elephants, primates, cattle, parrots and bats engage in geophagy, for example, it is generally considered to be serving a useful purpose. Despite this, some of the same scientists who consider geophagy normal in animals still see it as abnormal in humans.

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Postby araprado613 » Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:45 am UTC

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I decided to try this, either out of desperation or just plain curiosity. I started yesterday morning, first with not enough castor oil and then with maybe too much.

So far, so interesting. The pores on my nose actually look smaller. I should get a few proper washcloths rather than the scrubby thing I'm using (gently) for now. I'm still using a bit of acne treatment afterwards, but I'll stick with this for a while and let the thread know how it goes.

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This is interesting. Are we talking about oil-based cleansers or like oil-oil? Because what I use it an all-in-one cleansing gel from Hydropeptide. It's a little on the pricey side but it serves as my makeup remover, cleanser, and toner. That's it. I just apply moisturiser afterwards and I'm done. So it's a more affordable and simpler skincare regimen if you ask me. :)

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Postby poxic » Fri Sep 16, 2016 2:02 am UTC

Oil-oil. A mix of ~75% olive oil and ~25% castor oil, applied and rubbed in and then removed with a damp washcloth. Reapply a little bit more oil if the skin feels dry afterward.

The castor oil is actually quite drying on your skin, which is why you hide it under a lot of olive oil (or other food-grade oil like light sesame) at a ratio somewhere between 10 and 30%. The first week or so, your nose is oily all the time. After the skin has adapted, that stops happening and your skin actually starts looking really good.

The first time I tried it, I went back to soap and lotion after a month or two because the bottle of oil got some kind of bacteria in it. I got a bunch of zits and it sucked. It's hard to keep the bottle really clean, especially upon reuse, because there's no soap or alcohol killing off the bugs.

I did try this another time, earlier this year I think. It didn't work as well for me this time, so I went back to Dove soap and hypoallergenic water-based lotion. That mostly works for me.
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Postby existentialpanda » Fri Sep 16, 2016 3:34 am UTC

I've actually been using the oil method for several years now (I think I learned about it from this here thread, in fact) and I love it - it works better for me than anything else I've tried, and I've tried a lot of things. I use a mixture of 20-25% castor oil in sunflower seed oil or olive oil and exfoliate beforehand, usually immediately after showering (so, about every other day. Maybe it'd work even better if I did every day, but I'm lazy and I get good enough results this way.) Like poxic said, I was super oily for the first few days, but I knew to stick it out and within a week or so everything was awesome :D The only disadvantage is that the washcloth gets super oily and then the oil doesn't wash out very well (because oil and water don't play nicely) but I just reserve a washcloth specifically for face-oil and throw it out and replace it once in a while.

Mileage will obviously vary, but for me and my skin it's great.

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Postby studyinserendipity » Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:01 am UTC

I use coconut oil with a similar application process and a similar result; although in the summer when it's more humid, I just use water to avoid being too oily.
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Postby laicyle » Tue Oct 04, 2016 2:59 pm UTC

Hey girls, just joined the forum :D Nice to meet you all. What are you considering for halloween? Any special make ups or hairstyles?

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Postby (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ » Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:07 pm UTC

It's been too long since this thread was active.

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Postby poxic » Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:11 pm UTC

A friend of mine did. I think Vancouver hit 15k people. They started from the Olympic plaza and marched to the Trump tower some blocks away. Friend went with the community choir that she joined just this year.

I'm still embarrassed and irritated that we even have a Trump tower.
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I went with Sophy and her moms, who are great and have been protesting longer than I've been alive. They started a sing-along of This Land Is Your Land on the overcrowded Metro to give people something to focus on other than being crushed. It was super sweet.

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Postby poxic » Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:29 pm UTC

There are actual Canadians in actual Canada who thought having a Trump tower was a good idea. That's the embarrassing part.

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Postby SecondTalon » Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:13 pm UTC

My mother did, in St. Louis.

It was sort of a weird conversation and realization to have - that more than any other day, there was a nonzero chance I'd need to bail my nearly 70 year old mother out of jail.
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Postby WibblyWobbly » Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:20 pm UTC

SecondTalon wrote:My mother did, in St. Louis.

It was sort of a weird conversation and realization to have - that more than any other day, there was a nonzero chance I'd need to bail my nearly 70 year old mother out of jail.

My sister did, also in St. Louis. Most of her friends did as well. I think she had a sign with a picture of a bag of Cheetos and the caption "NOT MY PRESIDENT".

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Postby PAstrychef » Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:11 pm UTC

My 83 year old mom went in Chicago. At the pie shop where I work we raised over $300 for a coalition of civil rights lawyers.
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SecondTalon wrote:My mother did, in St. Louis.

It was sort of a weird conversation and realization to have - that more than any other day, there was a nonzero chance I'd need to bail my nearly 70 year old mother out of jail.

I was 100% down to go once Soph said she was going in part because if something shitty happened I wanted to be at her side. Once we got there it was weird because i saw so few police. There was a van of about 4 of them near our location but they stayed in the van, and later i saw what I thought were some bike cops but Soph pointed out they were actually EMTs. It felt like the police had already decided these ladies weren't going to be any trouble and didn't show up.
Sophy almost started throwing her shoulder into people when we saw some red hats later but the presence of her moms may have dissuaded her.
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Postby Liri » Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:03 am UTC

SecondTalon wrote:My mother did, in St. Louis.

It was sort of a weird conversation and realization to have - that more than any other day, there was a nonzero chance I'd need to bail my nearly 70 year old mother out of jail.

My dad got arrested protesting the NC Legislature a couple years ago at one of the Moral Monday events.

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Postby ameretrifle » Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:25 am UTC

There was actually a march in town, but I didn't make it, should've tried harder. Being out of the country (am in Canada) makes it harder to activist. Solidarity is worthwhile, I know, but it still feels kind of hollow. Doesn't feel like there's a lot I can do. I do have some recurring charitable donations set up now, though. Might set up one or two more or make some one-time donations after the shitshow of the last... has it only been a week or two he's managed to fuck up all this... sigh.

My mom was too sick to go to her local one, but I'm hoping she will if there are more (ha, "if"). She spends a lot of time with family, who, except Dad*, are all Trump voters; I think she needs to associate with some more liberals, for her sanity's sake. I'm making her a pussy hat right now actually... I get a lot of my asocial nature from her, but if anything's going to get her out and protesting... the whole thing's hit her pretty hard. Like everyone else, but her father's also sick and things; it's been a stressful few months. And it's still at least a month and more likely a few before I can legally leave the country (technically the problem is with being allowed back in but the effect is the same).

* outwardly he seems the trumper type, good ol' 'bama boy, but for 3 things: ideology (idk where he actually falls on the spectrum, he enjoys guns a great deal and made sure we sent a wedding announcement to his best lesbian friend; I'd say maybe kinda conservative and certainly still fairly privileged but also, like, sane and gives a fuck about people, which is not something I'm able to credit the GOP with anymore), a healthy contempt for the Fox News and other old-folk-conning drivel my grandparents watch (he's equal opportunity annoyed with his mother and his in laws, though there's a bit more resentment with the latter), and a strong desire to keep up good relations with Mom and I, haha. We could differ amicably in other elections without worrying too much, even in the GWB days when I was young and all appalled (innocent times), but Trump's a goddamn bridge (wormhole?) too far.

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Postby (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ » Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:16 am UTC

I only had the opportunity to go because a space opened up in a car. Otherwise I would possibly have made it to the one in my state capitol, not sure. It is awesome you are making a pussy hat. I did not, pink is not my color and I have a hat that is a goat so I wore that one. I am looking forward to being in Boston for the March for Science.

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Postby poxic » Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:19 am UTC

Fainting is just the body's way of saying "k, enough of that now" for a while.
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Postby suffer-cait » Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:28 am UTC

I think I'd rather faint than be awake for it again. But mine took like an hour and a half and seven tries.
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Postby Fractal_Tangent » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:10 am UTC

See, here they were telling me that it would be super easy to put an IUD in and I could get an exam and everything at the same time.

I kind of just like taking my pills.
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Postby (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ » Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:32 pm UTC

In the 11 years since I had my first IUD, (Chester Copperpot the Paragard) I made friends with a yoga enthusiast and have worked on the whole self-calming thing. I think that had a non-zero impact on my ability to focus my relaxation and breathe through having one thing yanked out and another put in. I totally didn't faint at all this time!
I still shouted a bit. And then I came home and curled up on the couch and stayed here.
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The doctor said she'd been doing IUDs for 14 years and it was the first time someone had asked to keep one after removal. Hey, the orthodontist let me keep my teeth, so why not this? I'll see if I can't cast it into a resin paperweight or something.

Also, because I am unemployed in a Red State (so no The Affordable Care Act, healthcare or income) it was free. From Planned Parenthood. I didn't know that was going to happen and I was kinda shocked, I really had expected a couple hundred dollar invoice and we were gonna put it on the credit card and get it dealt with as we could. SO I gave them a$50 donation because that's what I can afford to donate right now and some friends donated to PP for my birthday so THANK YOU to those ladies.
I am trying to not feel like I got something I didn't deserve. (things aren't FREE in America! That's not real! If you get something for free you DON'T DESERVE IT, says the government, conservatives, and my mom, etc)
Planned Parenthood is the best. I am glad there were no protesters, I assume that the clinic I visited doesn't do abortions and that's why there were no protesters. What unimaginably cruel people, PP protesters are. "Here, let me insert myself into your healthcare, refuse to understand any of it, and shame you while we're here." And they think they're Christians.
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Postby suffer-cait » Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:26 pm UTC

You should wire wrap it into a necklace! Man, I hope I remember that when my tine comes.

Meaux is also right that relaxation probably helps. I have little to absolutely no ability to relax my muscles, any of them, ever. I've also been told I have a more difficultly placed cervix. Also, the second gyno to come and try got it on the first try.

Point being, I might have had some special snowflake conditions and it should not make people so affeared of the process.
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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Postby Moo » Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:57 am UTC

I think you mean menstrual cramps, as the entire menstrual cycle is a continuous cycle going on 100% percent of the time.

As to the pain level, it differs hugely between women. Some women feel nothing. Some have dull aches. Some, especially sufferers of certain medical conditions (cystic fibrosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome, endometriosis etc), do have incredibly painful menstruation. I don't think (jeez I hope not) anyone has that level of pain continuously though (and if they do they probably need to see a doc asap).

I can't talk to the comparability to a broken bone as I luckily fall into the "dull ache" category 90% of the time (and also have never broken a bone). My ovulation is far more painful than my menstruation.
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