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Real Talk: I REALLY Want to Love My Period

26 Mar

Okay folks, we are about to get down and dirty and really gross in here. And I mean REALLY. I understand if you choose not to read, but real talk is what I’m looking at, so here we go!

According to the internet, there seems to be a lot of stigma about periods. I don’t really abide by anyone’s rules, though, and will openly talk about periods with anyone. To remove the stigma, some people want to tell you that periods aren’t “gross” but “natural”. I, on the other hand, am here to tell you that no..periods are really disgusting. You know what else is natural? Poop. Pee. Bloody noses. Just because these things are natural it does not make them any less gross. If you poop your pants, change that shit. (No pun intended.) If you pee on yourself, please…don’t just walk around with a pee mark on your pants. And I fully expect that if you have a bloody nose, you stop it and clean yourself up.

I, honestly, have no idea why periods would be any different.

Gross alert: If you have followed my blog for any length of time, you probably know how opposed I am to pubic hair (and just general body hair). If you want a full set of pubes, by all means…go ahead! I will not be joining you. I saw a post just a few days ago talking about how we treat our pubic hair, and how there is a desire to look “pre-pubescent”. Listen, it isn’t about that! Hair usually serves a purpose, and we always say that pubic hair serves to keep gross stuff out (like nose hair), but it is also really gross. It is subject to all of your bodily functions, and here is where it gets real: If you wear a tampon and you leak or you wear a pad (which I can’t even think about how this is possible) and you have pubic hair it is going to stick around! It sticks together, and don’t even get me started on if you throw a clot. Then, you can either hope to get some of it out, shower immediately, or maybe you even have cleansing wipes/products for this exact situation. This is DISGUSTING. So, here we illustrate two things that are dear to me: 1) Periods are disgusting and 2) pubic hair is disgusting.

 

Now that we have that straightened out, and everyone can breathe again…

 

With all that talk and “gross” factor of periods, they are still very natural. The thought of being on any sort of birth control that stops such a natural process legitimately concerns me, even though I hate them. Periods are also something womanhood shares across ages and cultures, and sharing this kind of connection…well…makes you feel connected to your fellow woman. Just yesterday I had to ask strangers not once, but twice, for a tampon. Women can commiserate and revel that we are woman, and we are all connected.

This brings me to my point: I really, really want to love my period.

Every time it comes around, I want to be able to say I am healthy, I am woman, I am remarkable…THANK you mother nature for giving me this gift.

But I struggle…after all, it serves a purpose that I am not connected to (procreation) and again, it is really gross, uncomfortable, and inconvenient. I think that if I could just take that week off of work to “soul-search” and center myself, I think I’d come to love it. I think if I could not have to use hygiene products to keep it contained, I think I’d come to love it.

So, dear readers…

Ladies: Do you love or hate your period? If you love and embrace it or are working toward it, what steps are you taking? What advice do you have?

Fellows (if I haven’t lost you): Is there a lady in your life that revels in all that is woman? How does she do it?

 

Aside 2 Dec

That moment all you want to say is “I’m busy hemorrhaging from my vagina right now, go away!!!”

A Woman’s WingMAN

8 Jul

I’ve never had a wing, but if I was going to a choose a wing,  I have a couple of options. I can choose a wing woman for myself, or a wing man.

Generally, men tend to have wing men and women have wing women (or something…do wing women even exist?), because you want to attract a mate of the opposite sex (or I do, at least), and you might be sending them mixed signals if you are with your guy friend.

It’s kind of like you want to look thinner and prettier…you invite your fatter, uglier friend along.

But there is the option of taking your opposite sex buddy along with you. I feel like if I took my best guy friend to the bar as my wing man, that I was actually interested in him. If he offered to be my wing man, I’d speculate he might be interested in me. If neither of those were true, I think other guys would assume I was taken, and would not approach me. Maybe with a good enough wing man, he strikes up conversation with the man of interest and talks you up.

I’d still be leary, if I was a man. But I’m not.

So…

Men, would you approach a woman if her wing was a man? Women, would you approach a man if his wing was a woman? Do you find “wings” effective when picking up people? Have you ever been a wing, and do you enjoy it? 

Why I Hate the “P” Word

7 Jun

There are lots of ‘p’ words, and it just happens that most of the words I dislike begin with the letter ‘p’, but lets focus on just one right now: pussy.

First of all, I sound absolutely ridiculous saying it. Unless I get into character like I do when I say pretty much anything jokingly – fa real!?, Oh, hell nah!, I’s gon whoop some ass! – it just sounds dumb.

That aside, I want everyone to take a second to think about what calling someone a “pussy” is implying.

If you are a women, you are basically telling someone they are acting the equivalent of…well…a woman.

With all this equal rights for the sexes talk, shouldn’t we stop using words that are derogatory to women, especially if we are women? It’s even worse when feminists start throwing this word around. It completely baffles me.

If you are a man, you are basically telling someone they are acting the equivalent of…well…a woman.

This is demeaning to women.

I suppose you could argue with me about it’s connotation in reference to the “scaredy-cat” but really, I haven’t heard anyone but awkwardly-aged children use the ‘p’ word in relationship to cats.

And anyway…what exactly does a “pussy” act like? Moist? Conforming? Hairy? To be completely honest, I’ve always just thought of them as stationary, inanimate objects that don’t act like anything. Maybe I’m in the minority here.

What do you think of the word ‘pussy’? What other ‘p’ words would you venture to guess that I don’t like? What are some of your least favorite words?

Inter-Religion Marriage

4 Sep

A comment, made by @ANVRSADDAY, on my previous blog about mistakes made me think about something I don’t often think about: inter-religion marriage.

In my own life, I can’t say that I would never marry someone with religious beliefs different than mine, but if I did he would have to have pretty relaxed beliefs, and could in no way be a die-hard religious fanatic. For me, though, its a little different because I don’t believe in God. That, in itself, pins me against almost every religion. With those people who do believe in a God, there is a vast number of combinations of denominations and religions that can work together.

Even if I did believe in God, the implications of having different religions would be minimal. I think the biggest reason its a complication in a marriage, is the decision of what to raise the child as. I’m not having children, so that is of no concern to me (although I do believe children should be exposed to as many religions as possible, and allowed to make their own choice).

Would you be comfortable marrying someone of a different religion than you? Do you think its okay for other people

My Expectations, Revised

3 Sep

 

A while ago I posted about how people are always telling me to lower my expectations. After reading through a few comments, I decided to revise my list. Here is the new list:

1. Must be at least mildly attractive

2. Must have a life-long quest for knowledge, and the ability or desire to converse intelligently with me (and/or a degree)

3. Must have a good job and/or love their job or is working toward one and/or has a direction in life (see above)

4. Doesn’t smoke or do drugs

5. Drinks at most occasionally and does so responsibly

6. Must like animals

7. Must be sincere, honest, and deserving of my trust