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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

Postby SDIX » Tue May 05, 2009 4:42 pm UTC

AngrySquirrel wrote:Sour hard candies works very well for making your mouth produce spit at least.

Also, if you've recently done some drastic changes to your diet (less than a month ago or something like that?) there's a very large chance it will make your body act all kinds of weird for a period while it adopts to it.

Well I decided to become a vegetarian... and started eating fruit. I never eat fruit. I particularly don't like most fruit. I find it too sweet and it makes me feel funny(I honestly think it is the sugar in it). And citrus fruit gives me heartburn... So that is why I was thinking it was the fruit. I am trying to balance it out with veggies. Everything I am eating is raw. Yeah, I would say that is a drastic change from how I have been eating for like the month before that. I had gotten WAY off course and decided this was going to be my 'detox' diet...

(I'm failing at this BTW. I end up eating a piece of cooked meat or a processed snack at some point in the day)

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Postby Cytoplasm » Tue May 05, 2009 8:14 pm UTC

Much congratulations on your marriage, Artesmia!! You look raveshing!! :) How did everything go?
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Postby tin » Tue May 05, 2009 9:12 pm UTC

Congrats, Artemisia! You look beautiful. :)
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Postby pemcat » Tue May 05, 2009 9:35 pm UTC

tin wrote:Congrats, Artemisia! You look beautiful. :)
Thirded. You look absolutely stunning. Your man is pretty cute too.
I hope you had a lovely day and wish you both many years of happiness together.

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Postby Jessica » Tue May 05, 2009 10:09 pm UTC

congrats! I wish you many happy years.
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Postby Artemisia » Tue May 05, 2009 10:26 pm UTC

Thank you!!

After all the hassle, our ceremony and reception went smoothly. My family really made an effort to make it all very special. And special it was :D
I felt very pretty, and loved, and wonderful ^^

Btw, I am wearing Moo's wedding necklace, and scarf, and Andrew is wearing her hubby's tie ^^ so even though they weren't there in person, it was lovely having that from them there :)

I am very grateful for all the support I've received, from everyone. The last hurdle is the EEA permit, but the application has been handed in, there is no reason for a decline, so I think we're ok now :) We'll be together again in London soooooon <3
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Postby studyinserendipity » Tue May 05, 2009 11:11 pm UTC

Artemisia wrote:Dear Woman Thread,

I'm so sorry I haven't frequented you that much lately. I would like to let you all know though that I got married last week! :D


Congratulations!!! You two look lovely and incredibly happy (which is the most important thing!). And might I add it appears you have married quite the snappy dresser - those specs are snazzy :) Much wedded bliss to you & your husband.
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Postby Magic Smoothie » Wed May 06, 2009 1:49 am UTC

Congratulations, Artemisia!
SDIX wrote:Well I decided to become a vegetarian... and started eating fruit. I never eat fruit. I particularly don't like most fruit. I find it too sweet and it makes me feel funny(I honestly think it is the sugar in it). And citrus fruit gives me heartburn... So that is why I was thinking it was the fruit. I am trying to balance it out with veggies. Everything I am eating is raw. Yeah, I would say that is a drastic change from how I have been eating for like the month before that. I had gotten WAY off course and decided this was going to be my 'detox' diet...

(I'm failing at this BTW. I end up eating a piece of cooked meat or a processed snack at some point in the day)
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Postby Flying Betty » Wed May 06, 2009 1:56 am UTC

Artemesia: Congratumalations! Your dress is lovely and his glasses kick some serious ass.

So apparently eating pizza for dinner with impending Shark Week when you've just upped your antidepressants is a bad idea. My tummy doesn't like me very much right now :(

In other news, I has new shoes! Remix Vintage for the win! I've been hearing how fabulous these shoes are since I started swing dancing, and especially since I started dancing in Cleveland, but they are Oh me yarm expensive and my feet hate me so I don't like to buy things that I'm not sure about. And then one day I was browsing Amazon and saw them on sale for merely expensive and decided to give them a shot. Damn. Even though they don't come in widths, they still manage to fit my wide and prone to blisters/rubbing to shreds feet and make them happy. And I'm ok with the vintage thing, too. In fact, I like a lot of vintagey stuff better than current fashions. These ones I got specifically for dancing but I'm very tempted to try some other pairs and see if I can find something to be my primary pair of dressy shoes, since I don't really have anything that works. Voila:
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Postby Isotope_238 » Wed May 06, 2009 2:32 am UTC

Those are awesome shoes. I'd definitely get a pair if I could find one in my size. But then again, with the open heel and toe, I wouldn't be able to wear tights, which means I'd have to start shaving my legs again. And I don't want to do that until the weather gets nice and stays that way.

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Postby obituary » Wed May 06, 2009 3:20 am UTC

-Artemisia, You look SO PRETTY! Congratulations on getting married!!!
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Postby Rinsaikeru » Wed May 06, 2009 3:23 am UTC

Flying Betty! Are you gonna be at the All Balboa Weekend?

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Postby dragonridingsorceress » Wed May 06, 2009 3:41 am UTC

Spacemilk wrote:Hi everyone! I have a quick question. I just got the pill today (I'm 22). I got it because my periods are seriously starting to affect my life. Not that they haven't for years now, but in college it was ok to skip classes; now I'm in the "real world" where I can't afford to take days off anymore to deal with this every month. I'm hoping the pill helps because this is sort of my last resort.

So here's my question: They said you have to take it at the same time of day, every day. What time of day do you guys recommend? I'd like to take it in the morning before I leave for work, but that would be 7 a.m.-ish, and I am almost never awake that early on the weekends. Has anyone had trouble taking it every night with dinner, or during lunch? I know I'll slip up, I'm just trying to minimize it. >.<

Also when I asked the nurse what the time window was on "same time of day", she just shrugged and said "oh, approximately the same time." ?!?!? Anyone have more insight on this?

I have mine when I wake up. This varies from 630am on days when I've got uni, to 9am-ish on days that I don't. I'm not 100% sure about whether this works for hormonal reasons, but for preventing pregnancy reasons, there's 12hrs leeway for being "on time", and it is still effective.

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Postby Zohar » Wed May 06, 2009 5:57 am UTC

It's perfectly OK for anyone to post in this thread. Just note that it should stay roughly ontopic (whatever topic is discussed right now) and also the [SAFESPACE] tag, which means be tolerant and nice. This isn't the thread for 4chan jokes.

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Postby LL Cool J » Wed May 06, 2009 6:06 am UTC

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Postby Zohar » Wed May 06, 2009 6:10 am UTC

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Belial wrote:For reference, if it says something blatantly incoherent but semi-relavent, and has a commercial link in its signature, it is probably a spambot. Don't talk to it.
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Well in my defense it was perfectly coherent. :) I just didn't notice the link.
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Postby Mmmm, Pi » Wed May 06, 2009 6:23 am UTC

A page or so late, but congratulations on the wedding, Artemisia! You both look great, your dress looks fabulous, and I love your husband's glasses.
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Postby Cassi » Wed May 06, 2009 7:49 am UTC

dragonridingsorceress wrote:I have mine when I wake up. This varies from 630am on days when I've got uni, to 9am-ish on days that I don't. I'm not 100% sure about whether this works for hormonal reasons, but for preventing pregnancy reasons, there's 12hrs leeway for being "on time", and it is still effective.

Though I do not believe the 12 hour leeway applies to all pills -- make sure you read the information.

I try to take mine at about 9.30 every day, though I've been gradually getting more and more inconsistent...going to work on getting better about it, though, just because if I'm keeping to a consistent time I'm also less likely to forget completely.
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Postby existential_elevator » Wed May 06, 2009 9:02 am UTC

Artemisia wrote:Btw, I am wearing Moo's wedding necklace, and scarf, and Andrew is wearing her hubby's tie ^^ so even though they weren't there in person, it was lovely having that from them there :)
That's so incredibly sweet! And cool!
I wish you guys every happiness, of course :D

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Postby Moo » Wed May 06, 2009 9:09 am UTC

I'm glad we could be there in spirit, Artemisia. You looked lovely.


@FlyingBetty: yay, that sounds like an exciting move, I hope you meet some cool new people!
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Postby Plasmic-Turtle » Wed May 06, 2009 9:14 am UTC

Zohar wrote:
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Belial wrote:For reference, if it says something blatantly incoherent but semi-relavent, and has a commercial link in its signature, it is probably a spambot. Don't talk to it.
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Well in my defense it was perfectly coherent. :) I just didn't notice the link.

You also made me feel a lot better about myself for falling for it yesterday, so thankyou... :D

Artemisia you look gorgeous. Hope everything gets sorted as planned and things go fine and dandy for being together in London.

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dragonridingsorceress wrote:I have mine when I wake up. This varies from 630am on days when I've got uni, to 9am-ish on days that I don't. I'm not 100% sure about whether this works for hormonal reasons, but for preventing pregnancy reasons, there's 12hrs leeway for being "on time", and it is still effective.

Though I do not believe the 12 hour leeway applies to all pills -- make sure you read the information.

This made me do some reading! Silly question, but a "failure rate of aprroximately 1% per year when taken correctly" DOES mean 1 in 100 couples who are on it each year as I've always thought right? Cause 1% of sexy-times would be considerably scarier :shock: Common sense would suggest the former, though. And yay, awesomeness - Levlen Ed, which I'm on, gives 12 hrs leeway. Cause shit, am I useless with stuff like that!

@Spacemilk - if it's a mini-pill, you won't have much leeway (maybe 3 hrs max?) but once you've checked the info and made sure you have, say, 12 hrs, I think the most important thing is to link it to something else you do daily without fail so that you don't accidentally miss one. If you're not going to remember at dinner, go with the morning: but don't think "I'll take my pill before work each morning" because you don't go to work on the weekends. Associate it with brushing your teeth after breakfast, or eating breakfast (provided you never skip it!), or your morning shower. The time when I was best at taking mine on time was actually when I was on anti-depressants as I took them both at the same time, and I'd quickly learned that skipping one anti-D would have me under my desk crying and suicidal 3 days after the missed one... an effect which is much more instant and tangible (and thankfully is non-permanent) compared with pregnancy! I need to get back into the mentality of "brush teeth, take pill".

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Postby Artemisia » Wed May 06, 2009 9:45 am UTC

Thanks all! :D
I'll pass on your compliments on his glasses :)

Betty: love the shoes! Good luck with moving and making friends!

Re: pills. I used the pill for just over a year, and took it before going to bed, approximately around the same time every night. If I didn't, I was horribly sick for a good few hours after taking it in the morning. Sometimes I got sick even when I took it on time (at night). I lost a stone in half a year. I... don't particularly miss it.
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Postby suffer-cait » Wed May 06, 2009 10:35 am UTC

Cassi wrote:
dragonridingsorceress wrote:but for preventing pregnancy reasons, there's 12hrs leeway for being "on time", and it is still effective.

Though I do not believe the 12 hour leeway applies to all pills -- make sure you read the information.
better still, ask your dr. "12hrs leeway" got me pregnant. seriously check with your doc.
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Postby blue_eyedspacemonkey » Wed May 06, 2009 10:39 am UTC

I want to add to the congratulations to Artemisia and hubby. You both look stunning and happy :)

I supposedly get 12 hours leeway from my pill(Cerazette, minpill), but am too paranoid to go with that, it gets taken within the hour either beofre or after (I don't get periods, so have to trust my pill is working or my baby paranoia would be constant).
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Postby Flying Betty » Wed May 06, 2009 11:42 am UTC

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Also I've got the Remix Anita in green...Love them so so much.

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Postby natraj » Wed May 06, 2009 2:12 pm UTC

Aw, Artemisia, congratulations! You guys look so happy! :D
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Postby SDIX » Wed May 06, 2009 2:35 pm UTC

Last night I skimped on my antihistamine by accident and caught back up with it at 10ish... within a couple hours I was dieing of thirst, having to get out of bed to get a bottle of water. I was choking up and had a scratchy cough. I'm thinking it might be those... they are prescription strength for like vertigo or something.

Also, I got a new do! though it isn't as drastic in pictures as it feels to me. I've not had a "style" in years and years and years(like 7 or 8 ) viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6318&p=1552513#p1552513

Also forgot to say congrats! and I love his glasses and your dress!

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Postby jeffk » Wed May 06, 2009 2:36 pm UTC

suffer-cait wrote:better still, ask your dr. "12hrs leeway" got me pregnant. seriously check with your doc.

Seconded. In our case:
  • Pill + flying half-way around the world = goodness knows how much leeway
  • Pill + flying half-way around the world + sexytimes = twins

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Postby Rinsaikeru » Wed May 06, 2009 3:02 pm UTC

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Rinsaikeru wrote:Flying Betty! Are you gonna be at the All Balboa Weekend?

Also I've got the Remix Anita in green...Love them so so much.

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Postby crowey » Wed May 06, 2009 3:26 pm UTC

Just adding my congratulations to Artemisia, you both look lovely and really ahppy (well, duh!).
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Postby tin » Wed May 06, 2009 7:33 pm UTC

Ladies, today was the start of a new era. I started using my mooncup!

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So far, so motherfucking good. I had an inkling that The Bloodening was about to occur (boy, I sure love PMS) and I was right. It was the mooncups time to shine.

I had a bit of a rough time of it when I tried putting in the cup for the first time last night. After much panicking, squatting and generally entering a world of vagina based pain, I got the technique down. I think. Hmm. Anyway, I got a bit scissor happy and stupidly cut the stem too much. So much so, that I thought it was lost up me forever when I tried to take it out in the morning. Cue more panicking and flailing. Gosh, the flailing. But I kept thinking this: I have had certain man parts and sex toys much bigger than this up there. You can handle it. Then things seemed to get a bit better.

Today was the first time I changed it in a public toilet and it went pretty well. Yet again, I regretted snipping off as much as the stem as I did, but I managed to grab the cup by the base and take it out, empty it and put it back up there fairly quickly. This is good news! Also, it seems it's more uncomfortable for me to get it in rather than take it out, which is what I was more worried about considering that there is suction involved.

I'll see how things go for the rest of Shark Week, but at the moment, it gets two bloody thumbs up from me!
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Postby Cassi » Wed May 06, 2009 7:37 pm UTC

I have not braved a public toilet with mine yet, and I've been using it since before Christmas, so well done on that front! I thought at first I cut the stem too much, but I've found I actually really don't use it at all now, and could probably be fine if I cut the whole thing off.
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Postby tin » Wed May 06, 2009 7:46 pm UTC

Cassi wrote:I have not braved a public toilet with mine yet, and I've been using it since before Christmas, so well done on that front! I thought at first I cut the stem too much, but I've found I actually really don't use it at all now, and could probably be fine if I cut the whole thing off.


Regarding public toilets, wet wipes are your friends! Also, i'm guessing you'll be sitting on the loo, which will catch all the mess anyway. I was a little worried about changing it in a public place too, but I kind of have no choice in the matter. It turned out that I'd have probably been okay leaving it in all day, flow wise.

Yeah, the stem was poking into my squishy bits, so I think i'd have just cut it all off eventually anyway.
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Postby existential_elevator » Wed May 06, 2009 7:48 pm UTC

I've kept it all on, and never had a problem with being poked. I've only had to do a changeover in a public bathroom a couple times [because, yes, it turns out I can bleed that much in six hours] but fortunately I know exactly which toilets on campus are usually empty. The one under the back-stairs is apparently forgotten territory!

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Postby Spacemilk » Wed May 06, 2009 7:56 pm UTC

existential_elevator wrote:I've kept it all on, and never had a problem with being poked. I've only had to do a changeover in a public bathroom a couple times [because, yes, it turns out I can bleed that much in six hours] but fortunately I know exactly which toilets on campus are usually empty. The one under the back-stairs is apparently forgotten territory!


How do you know when it gets full?

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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

Postby Rinsaikeru » Wed May 06, 2009 7:59 pm UTC

I only tend to need to change it in public when I'm at work. During the fall/winter/spring the women's changeroom isn't in use so I can wash the cup out properly in there without being disturbed which is nice.

The only potential downside is that if maintenance happens to check the door they might lock me in. Only happened once though. :|

To anyone who has a diva cup in particular: Do you find it incredibly hard to get the cup to hold the origami fold? I'm finding punch down doesn't always pop out easily so I've switched to seven--but it's a bit awkward.
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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

Postby Cassi » Wed May 06, 2009 8:00 pm UTC

Personally, I've just learned how much I tend to bleed on each day, and have a general idea of how often I need to empty it. When I first started using it, I was really paranoid and emptied it way more than I needed to, but now it's really only maybe twice a day, maybe three times on the heaviest day? I don't use any backup method, though I should probably start using one on the first night so I stop making a mess of my sheets every month...
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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

Postby Rinsaikeru » Wed May 06, 2009 8:02 pm UTC

I don't need a backup method. But I do need to empty it twice on the first day of shark week (though week is a misnomer because mine lasts 3.5ish days). My flow is heavy yo. :P
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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

Postby existential_elevator » Wed May 06, 2009 8:04 pm UTC

What Cassi said, really, except I can't predict any more at all...

And as for telling when it's full? It kind of feels different. I can't explain how, exactly. Like.. I don't know, too heavy. I guess you just get used to being able to tell.

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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread-The thread that gives (every month)

Postby Rinsaikeru » Wed May 06, 2009 8:08 pm UTC

Yeah heavy..or I notice it at all. When I notice the diva cup I know it's time to empty it because otherwise I don't notice it at all.
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