20-something from Indiana, loves feminism, pop culture, literature, and whatever is catching my fancy this week.
@iceberg Yeah, this happened to me as well. I finally lost mine at the ripe age of 25, and as an educated, self-aware feminist it was pretty devastating to have it end up going in a rapey direction. I did everything right! I talked it out with the potential partner in advance! I have resigned myself to the fact that it is not my fault that he lied about his intentions to not abide by any of the ground rules we had set.
Luckily, that was about 2 years ago and I've just passed the 1-year mark with my amazing, feminist boyfriend, with whom I have a healthy, loving relationship. I guess I'm just glad that what happened to me didn't happen to me as a teenager; I was so much more emotionally fragile then that I don't know if I could have dealt with it.
@MalPal Lip gloss (except the long-wearing kind) comes off in a few hours anyway, so I've never been able to justify spending a lot on fancy lipcolor. But really, there is some good drugstore stuff (and some really terrible stuff too). NYX forever!
Eyeshadow and foundation/skincolor correction though? Never ever drugstore stuff for that. Funny how that goes!
@zeytin Agreed. If you want to try out only AHA for now/avoid spending a lot of money, try Alpha Hydrox (http://www.neotericcosmetics.com/alpha-hydrox/products.html). Don't know where LW#1 lives, but you can buy that brand at Walgreens and Ulta if either of those stores are near you. Honestly, their "Retinol ResQ" is an exact copy of Philosophy's "help me." Good stuff.
@karenb Foxy! And when it comes to sex blankets, one should go big or go home, of course.
@karenb Uh, feels like a weird time to make this my first-ever hairpin comment, but: there is a sexy version of this called the Liberator Fascinator Throe (the same people who make those memory-foam sex shapes), available in several colors. It feels nice and looks like any other comfy blanket. Works quite well!