@Hot Doom I should add, though, if you are having problems with cramps with tampons, it may not be the best option. I'd try Softcup over a DivaCup, etc. and see how it goes.
@Hot Doom YESSSSSS. As long as you change it regularly, it's not bad (unless this is something you are extra sensitive to). Instead of the usual twice a day, I change it more like I would be changing tampons most of the time. I'm a fan.
@frigwiggin Bring the beers! [What did you publish?? I'm just hopping on here now.]
@Briony Fields If you were non-monogamous, you would still have to work on the relationship though. Unless what you truly want is a series of short relationships, rather than one ongoing one. Which is fine too!
It's my boyfriend's birthday, but I'm mad at him. He's been down in the dumps lately and taking it out on me, which isn't fair at all, but rather than have it degenerate into a full-blown fight, I've been holding my tongue and taking it. I don't feel like this is a good strategy, but I don't know what else to do. Maybe all the tension and resentment will flit away this weekend, though, amid celebration. One can hope.
@coolallison Ughhhh, that sucks. Do you use a cup? I'm on Paragard, and it's been a lifesaver. You have to know when to put it in for it to work, however, so that may be moot. What a drag!
@bevrockin AWESOME!! You go rock that!
Also, OP, your boyfriend needs to start dating out of his circle, sheesh! I mean, other than you, obviously.
In some ways, don't we ALL have apricots in our shoes?