Today I fucked up while sleeping in my campervan.
I had eaten a burrito or two and was dropping some absolute bombs before falling asleep. I only have about 8 hours between shifts so getting as much sleep as I can in there is pretty important.
Around 1am I was woken by the CO/Propane monitor beeping loudly which is something that is scary as hell of you've ever read about CO poisoning. Well it had a propane indicator which for the life of me I couldn't figure out, I had taken the propane system out last week.
I was crouched and had silenced the alarm when my body expelled another big wave of leftover burrito fume and as it hit the monitor it starting screaming for me to please god stop with the torture.
Realizing my problem I cracked the windows and turned the fan on only to have it go two or three more times across the night, waking me and ruining my sleep for the night.
I had a horrible smelly zombie day today and it was all due to my ass.
TL;DR: I farted all night which set off the propane alarm and kept me from sleeping.
Update: Thank you all for your beautiful stories, you should all be proud
Historically, Western women's worth was tied to their beauty, because according to society their role inife was to attract a good man, marry him and make him happy. The problem is that even after women started being recognized as equal to men and entered the workforce, their beauty continued to be unjustly tied to their personal worth in a way that's just not true for men. (Consider the much harsher standards of physical appearance that female politicians have to endure.)
The modern body positivity movement reacted to this problem by trying to expand the definition of beautiful, and telling everyone that they are attractive. Instead, it should have told women "your attractiveness is irrelevant, your intelligence, courage, and skill are what matter." I don't worry about my appearance too much besides dating, health, and basic hygeine, and I think my life is better off for it.
Expanding the definition of beautiful isn't wrong, but it seems impossible to me. I get that beauty standards are subjective and have changed before, but that evolution has always been organic. I don't think Instagram influencers and activists are going to change people's perceptions of what bodies are beautiful, but they could make a difference by admitting that physical beauty is a worthless goal.
Now you might be thinking, "body positivity isn't about changing cultural expectations, it's about helping individuals accept themselves". But I'd argue that self-worth is always based, at least to a point, on social feedback. Humans are social creatures, and I am never going to be able to think of myself as attractive if other people (especially the ones I'm attracted to) don't treat me that way.
How can you possibly convince someone who's overweight and struggling to find a date that they are just as attractive as a supermodel, when the actions of the people around them tell them the exact opposite? You can't. What you can tell them is this: You are not as attractive as a supermodel, but you have other good qualities.
To sum up, body positivity asserts that everyone is equally beautiful in tbeir own way, but the truth is that some people are more attractive than others, and that's okay, because your physical beauty doesn't define you.
Edit: To clarify, I'm not against body positivity in general. What I'm trying to say is that it is less effective that it could be, and it would be better to acknowledge that attractiveness is pretty much worthless. I'm arguing against the strategy... keep reading on reddit ➡
I've met alot of women in my life who were unaware about various things about the female body, myself included. As a teenager, there were alot of things I've learned that I thought was true, only to realize it isn't. I wanted to make a post to share things I've learned over the years, and debunk myths. This is mostly aimed at teenage girls/young women. But who knows! Maybe you learn something new aswell, even if you don't fit that category.
If you have anything you want to add, feel free to do so in the comments!
PEE AFTER SEX Peeing after sex can help to flush bacteria out of the urethra, and therefore help avoiding an UTI.
Sex shouldn't hurt your first time People make having sex with men as a woman for the first time sound like a complete horror story. But I'm happy to say, it's not! It's normal to feel a little sore afterwards, but it's not supposed to be painful. Don't rush it, have fun with eachother. Make out, touch eachother, etc. If it's difficult to insert the penis or if it's painful, leave it be, and do some more foreplay.
Your vagina is self-cleaning Vaginas are self cleaning. You never need to clean the inside of your vagina with water, soap or any other feminine hygiene products. The vulva can be cleaned with a gentle unscented soap if this doesn't irritate you, but can contribute to recurrent yeast infections or Bacterial Vaginosis for some people. Using water alone to clean your vulva is what is recommended by medical professionals.
Having stains on your clean underwear is normal The vagina has a acidic pH level, that's why discharge can leave stains on your underwear. It's completely normal, and that doesn't mean your underwear isn't clean.
Semen can mess up your vaginas pH-level The optimal vaginal pH level is between 3.8 and 4.5, which makes it acidic. Semen and soap have an alkaline pH, in the 7-9 range. Because of this, the presence of semen can elevate your vaginal pH long after sex. If you often have problems with UTIs after having sex, this may be the reason why. The best way to deal with this is using a condom.
EDIT: Lubed condoms can actually mess with your pH levels aswell. Many popular brands of lube/condoms can irritate the vagina due to it's pH level.
This happened in 2015 when I was a senior in high school.
My grandfather had been diagnosed with cancer in September of 2014 and had been told that it was terminal. He had just retired and we were all really sad that he wasn’t going to be able to enjoy retirement with his wife (he remarried after my grandma). He was a goofy guy who wore pants with embroidered ducks on them and always had a magic trick to show everyone when we would visit. During his last day alive, my mother, sister and myself came over to support his wife. There were also neighbors coming in and out of the house saying their goodbyes and just consoling each other. When my grandfather passed away, we were all in the room with him and told him we loved him and that it was okay to let go.
After we left the room to give his wife some time alone, my sister, my mom and I went downstairs to join the neighbors at the dining room table. This table was able to seat about 8 people and it was full so I was standing next to my mom at the head of the table. People had brought food to snack on and someone brought a cheese plate. I did not notice this cheese plate, so I started to comment about how stinky the room was to my mom and sister. Eventually I said the words “it smells like a dead body” OUT LOUD in front of everyone. The room was silent except for my mom and sister’s attempts to conceal their laughter. I turned beet red and added “erm...dead cat” to the sentence and then abruptly left to use the bathroom and reassess my life. I know my grandpa would’ve laughed if he heard it so that makes me feel better, but I can never look any of those neighbors in the face without remember that moment 🙃.
TL:DR While standing in a house that had my recently deceased grandfather upstairs, I said “it smells like a dead body...erm dead cat” because someone brought a stinky cheese plate.
Edit: I appreciate the awards but you guys can stop now. All the notifications are getting a bit annoying.
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Im in pain, distract me with science
While I agree that it’s not the business of random people whether you shave your pubic hair, your sexual partner or significant other should be allowed an opinion on it. No, they shouldn’t be rude or forceful about their opinion, but you should care at least a little about your partner’s grooming preferences. If you expect them to go down on you, don’t act like your pubic hair isn’t their business.
Use this post to discuss whatever you want! Future dream casts, trying your stand up career, crying shenanigans about this season's robbed cinnamon bun... it all goes here. Just remember to be civil and keep opinions here and not in the speculation threads. Thank you!
I heard that when the virus enters the body it causes septicemia(bloodstream infection) which damages the organs.