On Let's Talk About Birth Control

@Sarah Galo Yeah, ugh, the placebos taste like minty blood metal to me. So gross. I actually switched to Lomedia 24Fe which is a new-ish generic for Loestrin 24Fe because I could not handle the placebos.

(Also, I just got an email from the makers of Mianstrin saying that you *can* swallow the pill whole, in which case, it's exactly the same as Loestrin 24Fe.)

Posted on March 16, 2015 at 12:11 pm 0

On Let's Talk About Birth Control

I started taking the pill later than most women, I think - I started around 23-24 years old? So I had already started what I call "my second puberty" or "quarter life crisis" or whatever where I gained weight and my boobs were different and I got inexplicably depressed with no libido. The pill certainly didn't make things worse.

I took a month off of hormonal BC a few months ago and it just reminded me how much I hate getting a full period. I hate the cramps and the mess and the emotional freak outs. I don't skip the placebo pills but I still don't get any of that on a low-dose pill. TL;DR my feelings about hormonal BC are pretty uncomplicated.

Posted on March 16, 2015 at 11:28 am 0

On Kim Kardashian, Into The Gloss

HER LEG PSORIASIS YOU GUYS!!! She's never seemed more human to me. Also, Lancome does have the best mascara. Two undeniable facts.

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 5:34 pm 2

On The Best Time I Wrote Orlando Bloom Fan Fiction

For the first time, I feel lucky that all my pre-sexual yearnings were for completely fictional characters in novels. They can never let me down!

Posted on January 13, 2015 at 2:33 pm 1

On "Too Many" Straight Friends, Hiding Your Sex Tools, and Life in the Queer Lane

It seems to me like the best way to keep your parents from snoopin' in your stuff is to pack it up, and then label it SEX STUFF. Then, if they look in it, anything they find is on them.

If you label it something boring, they have an excuse for snoopin' and can justify getting upset at what they find.

Posted on October 10, 2014 at 4:46 pm 1

On Hugette Clark's Collections

Oh geez, "Millionaire recluse" is pretty much my dream retirement, although I doubt I'll ever have the luxury of never having to leave my glorious 5th Ave apartment.

Posted on October 2, 2014 at 11:37 am 0

On Drake and Nicki Minaj Conversation

Gym shorts are allegedly the most considerate option for guys looking for a lapdance (apparently, the lack of rigid seams makes them more comfortable for the dancer) so in once sense Drake is showing his creds?

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 10:56 am 1


This series makes me miss my best friend :(

Posted on June 23, 2014 at 4:02 pm 0

On $3 Million for 7 Weeks

@muddgirl And I should add that I believe that every doctor we've worked with has been trying to do their very best by their patient, but at the same time I'm glad I have been able to be with my husband and the doctors as much as possible to provide another viewpoint, another set of eyes and ears.

Posted on June 17, 2014 at 11:22 am 0

On $3 Million for 7 Weeks

I don't talk about this a lot, because in most ways it's not my story to tell, but my 30-year-old husband was diagnosed in January with a rare cancerous tumor. While navigating the health care process we talked with about 5 different doctors with a wide range of experience with this tumor about his prognosis. Two different expert oncologists gave us widely different impressions of where he would be in 5 years.

We want our doctors to be impartial, unbiased experts. They want to be experts, too. But medicine is not an impartial science, and in the complete absence of certainty they bring their own personal biases to bear - for treatment or against treatment; for fighting to live or for fighting to die peacefully. Too, patients and caregivers have their own biases - my husband and I have walked out of dr meetings with completely different impressions of what was discussed.

There's been a lot of talk about "end of life" care decisions, but not a lot about if we need impartial (as far as that's ever possible) guidance for during-life care decisions. And this goes both ways - not only do doctors over-state survival chances when they unconsciously want to treat, but they also overstate the hardships of long-term disabilities when they do not want to treat.

Posted on June 17, 2014 at 11:18 am 0