With regards to addressing students respectfully but gender-neutrally, a high school teacher of mine did something that could be workable.
He'd playfully refer to students when calling on them as "Doctor _____", "Professor ______", "Representative _______" and so on.
I personally loved it and think most other students did too. It's completely gender-neutral and as a nice bonus is demonstrating not just respect but confidence in their futures and abilities.
So I've been married for a few years, but ordering in Thai and House of Cards marathons? Check and mate.
When I was a 911 operator I had a memorable conversation with a man who was either very high or an unmedicated schizophrenic. He called because there were "people outside his house with guns," and as I tried to get descriptions of them their numbers, placement, and the number of weapons kept changing. Exasperated I tried to just focus on one woman that he had said had a gun.
"Where is the gun?"
"Where did you last see the gun?"
More rambling nonsense
"The woman - where does she have the gun?"
"I dunno! Probably in her pussy!"
"... In her pussy, sir?"
"Well that's where she keep everything!"
Until this day I did not think it possible.
@Myrtle They make plenty of money already, though when has that stopped anyone?
It's safe for long-term use in women, or at least it fucking better be, but if you're referring specifically to vaginal use I can't imagine it would have any greater impact than maybe tissue irritation?
@Eyre Apparent Yea. If I still get cramps every month when I'm chock-full of Cialis (or Adcirca for the fancy lung people) I have a hard time believing this beyond just anecdotal evidence or a super subtle effect.
@Eyre Apparent It's not just a headache though, it's a weird dizzy kinda headache. You can literally feel your blood vessels dilate and constantly have this strange awareness of the lower blood pressure. It's not pleasant.
I both take sildenafil daily for my Pulmonary Hypertension and have a Paraguard IUD, so I know a bit about the drug AND severe cramping. I can't imagine it's worth it.
@what As someone who has oral HSV-1 I can say that suppressive drugs are a fucking MIRACLE. I had an outbreak here and there over my 29 years until my body decided to have as many in just the last 6 months.
I'm all about destigmatization and sex positivity, but it's fucking unpleasant to say the least and not anything we should stop concerning ourselves with spreading, regardless of it's lack of 'danger.'
@Mariah Mantis@twitter Pretty much. Or you roll the dice (like most of us I'd say) and A. Hope you don't get it and B. Hope you don't get recurrent outbreaks if you are infected.
@RisaPlata Well if you have antibodies for one type you've already been exposed to it and can't 'get' it again. It's just a question of whether or not you have outbreaks.
However if you have 1 you can still get 2 and visa versa. Immunity only occurs for whatever type you've been exposed to and even then you theoretically can spread it to other parts of your own body.
Word up to all of the above. You guys are all basically saying the things I'm feeling, but far more eloquent and thoroughly.