Some Chatty Broad

Ramblings of a poly, queer, feminist floozy

  • 5th February
    2012
  • 05
I can’t use the Push Down Fold either, so I go with the C-Fold too. I make sure the fold is to the back so when the cup opens it doesn’t flick the sensitive area near the front. Of course, everyone is different, so different folds and different cup brands for different people. :) Here is a nice video which shows different folds: zhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nt6L-POE-b0
marisupial:

The worst fold.
This is the way to go: 

I can’t use the Push Down Fold either, so I go with the C-Fold too. I make sure the fold is to the back so when the cup opens it doesn’t flick the sensitive area near the front. Of course, everyone is different, so different folds and different cup brands for different people. :) Here is a nice video which shows different folds: zhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nt6L-POE-b0

marisupial:

The worst fold.

This is the way to go: 



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  • 4th May
    2011
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cassket:

Cup U Is The Best Short Documentary About Menstrual Cups You’ll See Today

Vanessa Meyer’s master’s thesis is a short film, titled Cup U. It is fifteen minutes of women — who are not, in her words, “granola eating hippies” — discussing menstrual cups.

What’s interesting about this whole menstrual cup business is that the concept — collecting menstrual blood while it’s still in the body and then disposing of it — is fairly simple. But since you never see commercials for cups, and because they’re rarely available in drug stores, they’ve taken on some kind of secretive, cult status. Menstruation is already wrought with clandestine behavior — we don’t want anyone to see us carrying a tampon to the office ladies’ room; we don’t want anyone to hear us opening a pad in the stall. Everything is supposed to be hush-hush, clean, sanitized and swept under the rug (no pun intended). And yet… There’s this lady-to-lady whisper campaign about how to deal with your period, and the message is: Cups!

This is a wonderful video. It discusses menstrual cups in an honest way, interviewing many different women, even those uncomfortable with using cups. I found it very empowering and I had to share. If you’re a fan too, please reblog.

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  • 3rd May
    2011
  • 03
5 Sexist iPhone Apps: Turning Cute Technology-Geeks Into Obnoxious Pervs

5. PMSTracker

Everyone knows that when a woman is on her period she’s an emotional, irrational and vulnerable wreck who will go insane at a moment’s notice. At least, that’s the annoying mentality that is the basis for this iphone app. Take a look at the application description: “Tired of your wife/girlfriend/sister/mom/secretary biting your head off unexpectedly biting your head off once a month? PMSTracker allows you to quickly track the approximate time each women in your life has PMS.”

In my opinion, this is the worst one out of the five listed in this article. I can’t believe there is such an app. If a woman in your life is important to you, you should have enough respect not to stalk her with a fucking iPhone app that tracks her period. Fuck it, you should have that level of respect for every woman in your life. You should have healthy communication in your relationship that allows you to talk with her about when she might be upset or unwell (for whatever reason) and when she has a period (depending on the level/type of relationship, of course).

Women are not objects that need to be watched and tracked. It might sound convenient but this is not how relationships work. This app might look all kinds of appealing but it’s degrading towards women. We are equals, we are human beings, and we should not have to put up with this shit.

  • 3rd May
    2011
  • 03
Oh wow, I’m not sure about this. I might be empowered, I love my body and now I’m crazy Menstrual Cup Lovin’ Lady, I feel a lot better about my period. But a cake to celebrate my first period? I’m glad my mum didn’t go there. Thanks for the gorgeous bunny and bird cakes over the years, mummy, you’re really talented and a great cook, but thanks most of all for not getting me a cake like this. Not my thang. :)
PS: yeah, the word ‘period’ is spelled wrong too. :D

Oh wow, I’m not sure about this. I might be empowered, I love my body and now I’m crazy Menstrual Cup Lovin’ Lady, I feel a lot better about my period. But a cake to celebrate my first period? I’m glad my mum didn’t go there. Thanks for the gorgeous bunny and bird cakes over the years, mummy, you’re really talented and a great cook, but thanks most of all for not getting me a cake like this. Not my thang. :)

PS: yeah, the word ‘period’ is spelled wrong too. :D

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