On Let's Talk About Birth Control

@talie Okay but how LONG did it take for your body to figure it out? I've been on Mirena just over a year and am less than thrilled. Still get periods plus a fuck ton of spotting in between plus body acne that I never had before. I'm trying to muscle through but man. I haven't met anyone with the same experience as me! I feel like I'm nuts. :[

Posted on March 18, 2015 at 10:11 am 0

On Let's Talk About Birth Control

I have taken:
the patch
the pill
DepoProvera shots
and now a Mirena IUD

I started with the patch bc it was easier to remember and it was GREAT. The only reason I switched to the pill after was because this was pre-Obamacare and the patch jumped up to $60 a month and I just couldn't afford it anymore. So my last year of college I was on the pill, which was fine until I noticed I was suddenly getting like 3 migraines a month. Always around my period. And that seemed... bad...

Also it was unbearable.

So I told my doc who then kinda freaked out bc that can be a sign of clotting that can lead to strokes?? So they said no more hormonal birth control for me and put me on DepoProvera bc I was too scared to get an IUD also I couldn't have afforded one.

I HATED depo shots. My body was all over the place. So after like a year of that, I saw a neurologist to get them to give me permission to go on NuvaRing. And then that pretty great! But after a couple years, the migraines were back. Not as bad or as many, but it worried me and an IUD sounded pretty good anyway.

So now I've been on Mirena for like a year and its... fine. I guess. I feel like I'm out of options and switching puts my body through hell. But I don't get a single one of the magical side effects that most people get. I have some deep body acne. I gained weight. I still get a period. I spot like all. the. fucking. time. It's more unpredictable than the ring or the patch. Sex is an ordeal bc I CONSTANTLY have to check for spotting, which happens like 80% of the time.

Soooooo yeah. I don't know. It sucks. And I just kinda want to be on the patch again... But I figure I'll give the IUD 6-12 more months. See how my body adjusts and if things get more predictable.

Bless all of you with more normal experiences than me!

Posted on March 16, 2015 at 11:34 am 0

On What's the Best Time Your Family Has Ever Trolled You?: The Answers

my dad told us Kiddie Land, the kids' themepark, was too far away to go to regularly so we could only go like maybe once a year. I remember the drive would just take ages and ages.

Then later we found out that Kiddie Land is like maybe 30 minutes away tops and my dad just circled around in loops for an hour or more to convince us it took longer so we wouldn't ask as often.

Well played, DAD.

Posted on February 20, 2015 at 4:08 pm 0

On What's the Best Time Your Family Has Ever Trolled You?: The Answers

@Rene Huey-Lipton@facebook you beautiful witch, you! that's perfect also 12 yr old me would have literally DIED INSIDE. A+

Posted on February 20, 2015 at 4:06 pm 0

On "New Wave," by Sleater-Kinney ft. the Belcher Kids

oh man two of my interests wrapped up into one! just saw Sleater-Kinney on Tuesday (IT CHANGED MY LIFE)--hadn't seen them since Lollapalooza '06! And the bf just informed me he got us tickets to see Bob's Burgers live so basically, this video was meant to be.

Posted on February 20, 2015 at 4:02 pm 0

On A Review of a Sexy Naughty Sex Film

this review made my day hahahahaha


Posted on February 17, 2015 at 10:05 am 0

On A Controversial Ranking of Mr. Darcys

I'd flip flop Bridget Jones Darcy and BBC Darcy and the BBC Darcy and Keira Knightley Darcy would be tied. But mostly, YESSSSSSSSSS.

Also I hated Bride & Prejudice so much. I was so sad to discover I hated it, too. I really wanted to like it! I was sure I would! But NOPE. No no no.

BBC & 2005 Darcys all the way.

Posted on February 17, 2015 at 9:54 am 0

On Kanye West is Fucking Real

@alsoknownas AGREED.

Posted on February 11, 2015 at 2:51 pm 1


My boyfriend didn't realize for almost three years that whenever we went out to eat, I was putting the lemon from my water in his water because why the FUCK would you ruin my water with lemon???? He just thought restaurants must be really going all out with the lemons. So I guess mine would be lemon related.

Also I don't NEEEEEED to get my own drink! I only want a SIP of yours! Stop being unreasonable!

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 4:16 pm 3

On Dads: Occasionally Adorable, Not The Worst

oh man, I needed this! Today has seriously been the goddamn pits but d'awwwww!

Posted on September 3, 2014 at 3:32 pm 0