For those of you who don't know, a Menstural cup is a soft & flexible medical grade silicone cup that you can leave in for up to 12hrs to collect the period blood and pour out. As you can imagine, a full cup has a fair amount of blood. This is important for later.
This morning at 5am, I felt the need to go to the toilet. I noticed that a little blood had spilled out so I knew it was over time to empty my cup. This usually doesn't happen to me, but I guess overnight I had more blood than usual.
Groggy at 5am with the lights off, I take my cup out and dump it into the toilet. It was messy, and I finally discovered that I had an accident with how much blood came out. I chucked my cup in the sink next to me ready to clean everything up, but at this moment, my boyfriend peeks into the bathroom to see if I'm okay and what I'm doing awake.
From his perspective, he just sees blood all over my hands and in the sink. The lights were off and he just can see me from the flash on my phone. I... keep reading on reddit ➡
I'm not saying your partner or my partner can't have a celebrity crush, but having a crush that you gggguuuuusssshhhh over is lowkey kinda rude and hurtful to your partner. I get what a celebrity crush is, but im watching my girl get so wet to nick jonas to a point that I just straight feel like...idk like im less than what she wants.... I just don't think its fair to be so blatantly obsessed with a celebrity in front of your partner.
Edit: Yo, I went to bed like right after I posted this. I was a little drunk and in my feelings, ill admit; but idk all the likes and comments I just woke up so appreciative of that. So thank you all more than you guys know.
Edit 2: Some of yall being getting so mad bout how i feel, and I love it hahaha
Sadly, this has always been a fear of mine. Whenever men fiddle around in their pockets, I always get this flash of paranoia that they're secretly jerking off to the fact that we're unaware. Today it actually happened.
I work at a rather popular coffee chain, and our particular location is incredibly busy, fast paced, and stressful. Customers haven't exactly been the nicest during the pandemic, and I have to put up with a lot of verbal harassment, and I've had people actually threaten to come inside to throw some hands, but this really takes the cake.
I'm a supervisor and took over at the window for my co-worker's break. Two customers into this line, this guy pulls up to collect his order. I kindly greet him, look at his face, repeat his order and hand him his stuff. I noticed he was having a rather hard time focusing on putting his damn card in the stupid chip reader. I was focused on him paying for his shit, so my eyes were on his card, waiting for the "approved" text to flash acro... keep reading on reddit ➡
Even if they flip their rear view mirror to reduce the brightness, the side view mirrors shine your ultra bright lights directly into their eyes.
Keep an extra amount of distance between you and them to help keep the other drivers safe.
Edit 2: as countless people have pointed out, YSAK: you can adjust the angle of your headlights so you’re not as blinding to the car in front of you!
Edit: glad to see I’m not the only one hating these lights! Thanks for tips, I do a lot of driving at night on one lane highways, so next time I’m definitely going to adjust my side mirrors to shine the light right back in their face
I (37M) have three girls; 8, 10, and 12. Their mother walked out on us for another man when our youngest was around 4. My ex still stays in contact, though, and pays child support.
A few weeks ago while doing laundry, I saw red spots on my oldest's underwear. I asked her if she knew about it, and she cried and told me she tried to call her mom, but my ex didn't call back. She'd been stuffing toilet paper in her underwear, hoping that would work. I explained to her that periods are nothing to be ashamed of, and found some great resources online for us to review together. I took her to the store to pick out brands of feminine products she wanted to use (she picked Playtex Sport because she's a gymnast).
After we were done, I decided I should do the same thing with my other two. My 12yo volunteered to be part of preparing them, and we made a whole night of it; it was wonderful, and I learned a lot. I even learned what a menstrual cup is, and how they benefit the environment.
The other... keep reading on reddit ➡
I (22F) recently started working as a private tutor for a wealthy family. The job pays very well and really improved my financial situation. I’m fortunate to have secured this role but it’s still the beginning stages and I’m not trying to fuck things up.
Last week the couple invited me to dinner and said that I could bring someone along. I told my BF about this and asked if he wanted to come with me. He said yes. I warned him that these people can be a bit snobby so I expect him to show good manners.
So the dinner happened and it started off well. I noticed my BF was nervous but didn’t think much of it. Then I noticed that he was drinking more than usual. (He rarely drinks). I kept giving him looks to hint that he should stop drinking. He was completely oblivious and behaving like a nervous wreck.
After a short while he got so drunk that he started talking absolute shit. He looked at me from across the table, pointed at me and asked if I was single. For some reason they actually... keep reading on reddit ➡
I actually posted this on Am I The Asshole few days back. Some people suggested I post this here as well, so here goes.
This story has four characters ; my husband (28m), me(27f), mother in law and father in law.
Even though husband and I are Indians, we’re from different states. He’s from North India and I’m from West India. MIL thinks I don’t know their native language. Thing is,I do understand it. I’ve picked up a lot of words and phrases from hearing my husband speak and and from songs etc. I understand enough to comprehend.
We could be at dinner at my in laws house and the conversation would go like this :
MIL : switches to her native tongue and makes some remark about me.
Husband: defends me in native tongue. Asks her to stop
This used to be very funny to me because these people thought I did not know what they were saying about me and I found his mother’s remarks very Indian mother-ish. Nothing offensive really.
For example, she’d say to my face that the foo... keep reading on reddit ➡
I met my current husband in college. We were not really super serious at the time - but it was a fun, lighthearted relationship. In my graduating year I fell pregnant (with his baby). It obviously was not planned.
We decided for an abortion - life was just about to begin and we didn't want to start off with a baby.
As neither of us worked at the time, we both asked our parents for money (not saying for what) - well somehow his mom still got wind of what the money was for and made a terrible scene about how we can't abort her grandchild, how we can go live with them if money is an issue, that she'll find a place for the crib, etc etc.
My parents then heard about the situation, agreed I should not ruin my life, and paid for my abortion.
I remained with the same guy, and later married. My MIL never really forgave me for the abortion and throughout the years made passive aggressive comment about it. I generally ignored them.
Fast forward 12 years. I have a 4 year old toddler. I was vi... keep reading on reddit ➡
Fairly short one: I have autism, as does my son. A friend/neighbour has made casual comments for years about how autism isn't real, it's over-diagnosed, only children have it and teens/adults with autism are just using it as an excuse to not grow up, that autism is the result of bad parenting, the list goes on. The closest I've seen to him backing down is when one of his teenage son's called him on it in front of me and told his dad what autism actually is, listing symptoms, at which point his dad declared that "in that case we're all a bit autistic" and spent a few months telling anyone who'd listen that he's autistic too. Anyone who's dealt with someone like this before, sorry, I know you blood pressure already hit the roof, but earlier today I was straight up done with it.
Anyway, my son and a few other neighbours are outside, all appropriately distanced and having a chat. My son is stimming with one hand, a sort of one-handed clap he does when he's excited, which helps him manage... keep reading on reddit ➡
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It's been quite a while. I wasn't planning on it, but many of you have personally messaged me asking for an update. Thank you for all the kindness and concern for my family.
Early March I was phoned at work by my neighbour saying my 10yo son was at her place. He had biked in the dark to my house. He told me that he'd left because GF had punished him for not joining a family bath in a way no one should support.
Of course I went home immediately. I told my boss that I was leaving for the night, and I wasn't sure if I would return the next day. After checking if my son was okay, we went to Ex's house.
After arriving, GF immediately started raging at S, but I shut that down very quickly. I went inside the house to collect my children, who were awake because GF was yelling very loudly. They cried and asked to come with me, which was absolutely horrible. To... keep reading on reddit ➡
Im a 15 yo girl and i have a older brother and a younger sister. My Mom always tried to teach me to be ashamed of my period and to keep it discreet so that it wont any males "uncomfortable". this has always bothered me because almost all cis females and trans men have to deal with this, its perfectly normal so why on earth should i hide it?
anyways so today my mom bought me tampons and they were the wrong size, i went to the kitchen the box of tampons clearly visable in my hand to ask her to get a smaller size. My dad and brother were in the room talking and when they realised what i was talking about they went silent and my dad gave me a disgusted look. My mother told me to put them away before the boys could see them which got me really mad, I stomped over to the boys and shook the tampons loudly in their face and screamed IM HOLDING TAMPONS puts hand over mouth and looks shocked OMG OMG THIS IS DISGUSTING HOW F**KING DARE I. my brother called me a crazy lunatic and that im disgu... keep reading on reddit ➡
smh bungie why are you creating these unrealistic beauty standards for us hunters to live up to?
edit: now everyone is talking about it
Firstly what the hell kind of parent brings A SEVEN YEAR OLD to a bar at 1am!!!??? Secondly if you don’t care enough about what your kid is being subjected to why should I? Thirdly I don’t care that you’re a single mother and want a night out. These are your decisions that you made. Tough.
I do not condone looting and am only bringing this up as stories of protesters and reporters being arrested, blinded, and assaulted with chemical weapons becomes more prominent. You are by far, much safer with a group that will be held legally accountable watching over you.
It was late and we were walking about the park. I went to the Restroom. I come back and some jackoff is sexually harassing with my g/f. Shes very uncomfortable (doing her best not to panic)and lets him know so and that her boyfriend is nearby. He's not listening. I approach him and kindly tell him to fuck off or I'll call the Police. Dude is very clearly drunk as I can smell the beer on him. As we turn to leave he grabs her ass and tells her to leave me and come to him. I turn around and hit him. My girlfriend has been a victim of sexual assault before and she's doing her best not to breakdown. I'll spare you the details other then I got my ass kicked. He left after that. My girlfriend had a panic attack in the car after that.
I just feel letdown I couldn't help her. I feel embarrassed, emasculated. Shes been a victim of sexual assault before so this harassment is traumatic. I wasn't able to hep her. I wasn't there for her. I feel worthless. I could have held it in, I could have jus... keep reading on reddit ➡
Edit: This was so much fun! Dr. Prokocimer and I will be signing off for now but we will try our best to check back in later today and tomorrow. Please support Mainly Mozart. These drive-in concerts are free to the public but not free to operate.
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Hello Reddit! Excited for my first AMA. My name is Martin Chalifour, I am Principal Concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and teach at Caltech and the USC Thornton School of Music.
I have also performed with the Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra in San Diego for the past thirty years. Mainly Mozart's orchestra is a collection of the country's top orchestral players and a true symbol of mu... keep reading on reddit ➡
An edited autopsy photo (Not graphic, but you can tell it's a touched up photo of a deceased person.)
On the afternoon of July 28, 1995, an eastbound Canadian Pacific train carrying over one hundred boxcars of grain was approaching the city of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, at approximately 70 km/h.
Two Canadian Pacific employees saw a man walking alongside the tracks just east of the level crossing at 13th Avenue and Courtney Street. The traffic control arms were down and the red warning lamps were functioning. The man stepped back when the train's whistle blew.
But the engineer watched as the man walked away from t... keep reading on reddit ➡