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On You're Doo-ing It Wrong

@annejumps More squat toilets!
Seriously, I learned the feet-up trick a few years ago and have never gone back. Feet on the trash can every time. If you're ever even a little constipated it's amazing the difference it can make.

...and it makes it easier to play iPad solitaire while you poop.

Posted on September 18, 2014 at 1:25 pm 0

On The Worst Parts of Being A Woman/Going for Your Annual

Screw flashing a boob, how about having your pubes shaved by a nurse before they shove a catheter in your groin?

AWKWARD.

Posted on August 13, 2014 at 2:55 pm 0

On Ask a Fancy Person: Consignment Shops, Gendered Pronouns and Leaving the Forever 21 Zone

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.

Posted on June 30, 2014 at 3:47 pm 0

On Seamless and Netflix Are Killing You Says New Article

So I've been married for a few years, but ordering in Thai and House of Cards marathons? Check and mate.

Posted on March 13, 2014 at 11:13 am 2

On Viagra: The New Heating Pad

@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?

Posted on December 11, 2013 at 10:14 am 0

On Viagra: The New Heating Pad

@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.

Posted on December 11, 2013 at 10:11 am 0

On Viagra: The New Heating Pad

@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.

Posted on December 10, 2013 at 4:55 pm 0

On How I Found Out I Didn't Have the Herpes I'd Been Living With for Four Years

@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.'

Posted on November 14, 2013 at 2:24 pm 1

On How I Found Out I Didn't Have the Herpes I'd Been Living With for Four Years

@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.

Posted on November 14, 2013 at 2:14 pm 0

On How I Found Out I Didn't Have the Herpes I'd Been Living With for Four Years

@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.

Posted on November 14, 2013 at 2:12 pm 1