@upupandaway I really don't think you need to warn new partners so that they don't think you have an active yeast infection. I get mild ones pretty regularly (I've seen a doctor about it; I know they're yeast infections; it's fine even though it sucks), and basically it just does not matter at all. Dudes tend to be pretty ignorant about vaginas; they're not likely to even notice, never mind care.
As for the spotting: I think you can just ask! Just say "hey, I have an IUD, so I might be spotting a little bit. That's not a problem, is it?". It might be for some people, but a lot of adults have long since gotten over any squeamishness about period sex. I mean, the majority of sexually mature women bleed for a week every month. At some point you kind of have to get over it, right? Unless the person has problems seeing any blood ever (which some people do!), I think it's okay not to worry about grown ass people freaking out over a little menstrual blood. :)
@LacunaKale They're both good, though! I am now envious of your soup and might have to make some tomorrow.
@LacunaKale Portuguese kale soup is SO GOOD. Do you have the actual Portuguese sausage, or just the Spanish chorizo? I can't get the Portuguese sausage here, and I swear there's a huge difference.
This was such a great interview!
I loved this.
I've only ever had them when coming off birth control (Ortho Evra patches, specifically - I've never taken any other kind). I remember them as severe pain, nausea, dizziness, and sensitivity to light. I just went to bed, threw the duvet over my head, and waited for death.
Stupidly, I went off that same birth control three times before I realized that I actually didn't enjoy dating or sleeping with men all that much.
On "Laughing Through the Tears": Talking With Jessie Kahnweiler About Her Dark Comedy, Meet My Rapist
Oh, I'm going to have to watch this later. I suspect that I will love and hate it in equal measures, which sounds like an insult but which I promise is not.
Basically anything that requires me to do a task after hours of having no work to do. I need to be constantly focused or I get sloppy.
Also, anything that's math-heavy. I wasn't terrible at math or hard sciences by any means, but there's no way I could be an engineer or a chemist or a mathematician. My brain will work that way, with a lot of effort, but I'll get a headache and want to cry. I couldn't do that for eight hours.
@victorian rose Seriously.
@Faintly Macabre I have done literally no upkeep on the jacket I've worn for three years. I just treated it once and have worn it in the rain and snow. It's not quite as wonderfully soft as it was when I bought it, but it still looks great.