As I mentioned before, I was in the hospital last weekend because I have been having such terrible menstrual cramps that at one point I was in fetal position inching across the floor. There’s also this really intense throbbing in my right ovary and I’m like ????da fuq?????
I’M LOOKIN ATCHU, REPRODUCTIVE PART THINGIES.
At this point I still have no idea what’s is going on. I got an ultra sound, no cysts. I am still working through a diagnosis, but it’s defo no fun man. Even with all the painkiller drugs they put me on. Like, I thought painkillers were supposed to make you feel good and high as a kite. Not feel like shit.
Plus my partner has been super busy and all over the place in the middle of finals so he’s like
Neway. Just an update. I’m not dead. Oh, and I made a video. Methinks it will be up tomorrow! There may or may not be talk of vagina prophecies. Hope you like! hughug. byebye.
Few solid statistics are available about prevalence of eating disorders amongst men. Because eating disorders are thought of as a “girl thing”, men who have them feel even more shame and are less likely to get help.
For men and women, symptoms vary slightly. Women tend to focus on weight loss while men tend to focus on muscle gain - however, both are found engaging in extreme alterations in diet, over-exercising, and even use of performance enhancing/appetite suppressing drugs.
Check out NEDA for more info & keep an eye on my Tumblr this week to learn more about eating disorders!
it’s okay to shave your body hair to wax your body hair to grow it out long to trim it up short to color your body hair to whatever your body hair.
body hair is a matter of personal preference! it’s not a matter of “boys do this and girls do this”, and it’s supermega uncool for people to body police those who have a different preference than they do. pffff. fuzzy or hairless, you’re a friggin babe either way. ;D
Many menstruation ads today are considered, by some, an *empowering approach* to periods. And on the surface, maybe that’s what it looks like. We see smiling women who aren’t held up by menstruation, who are athletic, and business savvy. But when you take a closer look, these images hold the same negative attitudes about menstruation that we see throughout history. These ads subtly, but effectively, communicate that menstruation is embarrassing, gross, and needs to be made “invisible”, that it is a defect you need to “smack down” or defeat, that periods are inconvenient and uncomfortable for men.
Rarely are we provided with a positive view of menstruation. Many of us don’t even know what it would look like to talk about menstruation without implying that it is a “female defect”, shameful, or disgusting. This positive view might reflect that yes, your body actually releases red menstrual fluid, not some mysterious clear blue fluid. That no, it does not make you “dirty” for a week and it’s actually OK to have contact with your menses. That it is not like peeing or pooping because it is biologically connected to sexual reproduction and sexuality. That being on your period doesn’t make you “crazy” or weak or incapable of making rational decisions. That it’s okay to love your period, to hate your period, to be a “tough cookie” or to be upset about it - menstruation is different for everyone. But half the world does it, and it’s not something we should be made to feel bad/embarrassed/gross/defective for.
About to head out to LA to be on the Dr. Phil show! The episode is a panel/debate about slut shaming. Wish me luck babes! …I think I’m gonna need it X)
The episode is set to air this Friday. It will not be streamed, but you will probably be able to find clips (or the whole episode) on YouTube afterward. I’m going to ask them about it when I get there and I’ll try to put what I can on my channel. Here’s the episode description:
Dr. Phil takes on the hot-button topic of what some are calling “slut-shaming” — when young women are taunted and harassed, often online, for their sexual behavior, such as having casual sex, having more than one sexual partner or dressing provocatively. This form of bullying, like others, can lead to tragic consequences. Fifteen-year-old Felicia Garcia sent her last tweet, “I cant, im done, I give up,” before jumping in front of a train, while many of her classmates looked on. Friends of the freshman say she was tormented by bullies for alleged sexual encounters with football players. Did her classmates go too far? And, what can parents and students do to prevent another senseless act? Grab your teen, sit them down and watch this powerful Dr. Phil together!
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