I know @atipofthehat said it already, but yes, this was Wonderful.
@rathermarvelous I think so, yes! Americanah was about so much more than academia. Really great characters.
YEEES I love it so much.
This is just like every dance my sisters and I made up in our living room. Awesome.
@SarahHyphen IT'S SIDE-EYE CHLOE!! My sister is obsessed with her. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGhuLkjl4iI (about 2 minutes in)
@RachelAnn But did she hyphenate?
Photobooth pictures, boxes of wine, tears, jealousy, career advice, oversharing sex talk, inside jokes. Love my girlfriends, we became closer this year.
And I also seriously love all my new IRL Hairpinner buddies! :D
Just wanted to pipe up and say that I, too, really appreciate this post. So much to think about.
I would love to see more content like this.
A+ alt-text on the last image.
I love Sammi's dress!
I'm no doctor, so of course take this with a grain of salt.
I think Americans really got scared off IUDs because of the Dalkon Shield scandal in the 70s, but the devices are different now. I'm assuming the scary things you heard about are "perforation," infection, and ectopic pregnancies. Definitely all possible, but all pretty rare.
As others have said on this thread, all BC comes with potential dangers. But with the Paragard, hormonal risk is moot, pelvic infection and perforation are risks mostly only at insertion (someone correct me if I'm wrong), and ectopic pregnancy is a risk only if you're having sex (obvs)—and to mitigate that risk you could use condoms, too.
(A note on periods: in general I believe the Mirena makes your periods lighter and the Paragard makes them heavier. My Mirena periods have been unpredictable but also almost nonexistent.)
PLUS I love that I don't have to even THINK about birth control for 5-7 years. It's just there, doin' its thing. To me, there's just more pros than cons with the IUD! :D