I’ve recently starting dating a new guy. We work together so we see each other almost daily, and text a lot when we don’t.
I have really awful periods that basically keep me in bed on the first day because of the pain. (I’ve been to the doctor about it, apparently nothing’s wrong.) I got my period today and he was texting me asking how my day went. It was horrible, because I was doubled over with cramps all day. I didn’t want to just dump all that on him though so I said it was okay.
If your girlfriend is in pain because of her period would you want her to tell you, or to just keep it to herself? I know there’s not really anything he could do to help but idk.
Edit: wow, I didn’t expect this to blow up! Thanks for the awards and advice everyone. :) My doctor didn’t dismiss me, he sent me for bloodwork and an ultrasound when I first brought it up and everything came back normal. He also did a test where he felt my abdomen to see if anything felt off, and nothing did. I don’t have any of the symptoms of endo other than bad pain on my period. I’ve been on the pill since I went to the doctors, and it’s really helped. Now I’m only in pain on the first day instead of the whole week. Thanks for your concern and advice!
Every month, for a few days, I get suuper depressed and hungry. I have cravings. I get acne. The whole deal. And every time I CANNOT figure it out. And I just spiral into, "Why do I feel so bad? Is this life from now on?"
And then I finally get my period and I'm overjoyed. Every. Month. I forget.
The cramps churn everything up so the poop itself is horrible. R.I.P to the tampon that you JUST put in. And worst of all...wiping!!!!! It’s a real catch 22 when you have blood coming from one hole and poop from the other. It takes strategy to wipe.
Please tell me I’m not the only full grown woman who dreads pooping on my period because I never hear it talked about and I really hope it’s not just me struggling
Why YSK: because mistakes happen and minds change, especially during such an emotional and stressful time. You don’t have to live with regret because you messed up the spelling or you suddenly realize that the baby’s name just isn’t the right one.
This was just so cute. I vented because I feel just dreadful, and a bunch of guys started asking questions like "do you have a heating pad?" "Have you ever tried midol?" "Have you talked to your doctor about birth control options?" "Maybe some tea would help?"
Like where did you learn all of that? The men in my life don't know that. My dad thought my period was some sort of horrible infection, one of my friends reached into my bad and screamed when he touched a tampon, and my bf is supportive but im pretty sure he just knows my period is the sleepy crying time 😭 it Added some sweetness to an otherwise painful and terrible day.
Oh and one more thing. Not a single surprise dick pic. Not one 🥰
Edit: Ended up seeing my own post get spread online. I apologize to anyone I may have hurt.
That's the reason cops spawn right behind you instead of tracking you like GTA. That's the reason you've never been in a car chase in the open world, not in a mission. That's the reason the AI stops behind you forever when you park in the middle of the road. That's the reason people don't peel away in a panic when you pull a gun on them in a car.The only driving "AI" that the game has is predetermined paths for cars to follow along.
At the moment I'm binge watching Schitts Creek. For what is mostly a comedy, it's got me in the feels.
I know this goes back to the whole debate of frugal vs cheap but I just wanted to remind you all. do NOT cheap out on your health, any substance that goes in or on your body needs to be quality. For me that means soap, toothpaste, deodorant, and most importantly food. Health should be a priority for everyone, don't put toxic crap into your body because it saves you money.
Everyone has different things they splurge on, for me its tires, a nice jacket, kitchenware and the the four things mentioned above, but honestly anything that relates to your health should be a priority financially, food, hygienic's, and fitness are not something to skimp out on. (Although I personally do calisthenics which keeps my fitness cheap, I only pay for a pull-up bar)
Reason why I felt the need to mention this is because have many friends who claim to be "frugal" but really just buy cheap food, toiletries/skincare products go for daily 15 minute walks but then show me their new pair of Jordan 1's and say its worth it because its their hobby. (exaggeration but you get the gist)
Bit of backstory: my periods were INSANELY painful. I’ve been hospitalized because of them.
On to the story: (D= dad, M= bio mom, SM= entitled stepmom, G= grandma)
So when I was around 15, my SM and D where going to a BBQ for my SM’s brother. I don’t remember the occasion but it wasn’t for anything big. They asked me to come along and I told them I didn’t feel that great so I was gonna stay home.
They left and about 2 hours later I fell to the floor in COMPLETE pain. They were still out and my dogs found me on the floor. My pitbull stayed next to me while my boxer ran around for someone (yes this is important). I texted my dad telling him he needed to come home but he didn’t answer. So I texted my grandma.
OP: hey grandma I think I started my period do you have any pain killers?
G: of course I do! I’m out shopping right now but I’ll drop them off once I’m done here
Op: ok thank you.
About 5 minutes later I get a call from SM. The conversations goes as followed:
SM: why did you text your dad that?
Op: because I’m laying in the floor in pain and can’t get up.
SM: why can’t you get up?
Op: I’m on my period and this pain wouldn’t stop unless I stay curled up in a ball like this
SM: ugh fine we are coming home. But don’t EVER text your dad with that again.
Then she hung up. I waited about 15 minutes for them to arrive home. My boxer ran over to them and showed them where I was. My D picked me up and carried me to my room. My SM gets some pain killers, a heating pad and then tells me to sleep. She was mad the rest of the day and wouldn’t even look at me.
The next day we meet my M and my D tells her everything that happened. My M and I decided to start looking into birth control. We found out I can’t have the pill due to the fact I have epilepsy, so we heard about how an implant was still in testing and how it wouldn’t have an effect. So we went with that one.
I told my D and SM that I got birth control to help and my D was happy. Then my SM says “well I hope you know that means you can’t go around sleeping with everyone.” I sat there in shock that she said something like that IN FRONT OF MY DAD. I’m Demisexual which means I don’t have sexual attractions towards people I have no emotional bond with. So random stranger hookups were out the window.
Around dinner time I still couldn’t stop thinking about what she said. My dad knew that something was troubling me and said “she didn’t mean it you know. That’s not how it meant to come out.” I belie... keep reading on reddit ➡
I thought this was an interesting statement from David Locke (Jazz NBA insider), especially in regard to Rudy Gobert’s extension.
Look, we all know Rudy’s extension is an overpay. But is it a terrible move from the Jazz? Not necessarily. I don’t see any alternatives that would bring them closer to a championship right now. And sometimes—as a small market team especially—you just have to be satisfied with simply being good and competitive. Paying a ton of money to a player like Rudy definitely hurts your ceiling. But it guarantees that your floor is high. And I can’t really fault the Jazz for doing that.
So, my (24F) boyfriend (28M) is really protective over his furniture, I assume it's because they're white. This really shows when I'm on my period. My boyfriend does humiliating things like placing sheets on all of the chairs and lounges (I feel like if I were to leak, I'd just leak through the sheets anyway) and makes me sleep in the guest bedroom on the first two days of my period (my heaviest days) and then he even asks me about when was the last time I changed my tampon. I'm a grown woman who has had her period since the age of 12, I don't need somebody to remind me to change a tampon.
When he does this I just feel embarrassed and it gives me the vibe that he cares more about materialistic objects than me. I'm not even allowed to cuddle him during my period. He acts like I'm just gushing like a waterfall or something. I started my period yesterday and as I expected - the sheets come out. I decide to put my foot down and I take off all of the sheets off the furniture, which got my boyfriend irritated to which I told him that he needs to stop treating me like a leaking juicebox. He's saying that I have no right to prevent him from keeping his expensive furniture clean and that I'M the one acting like a "jerk."
I need to know, AITA?
Had to repost with more stuff cus it was too short last time but yeah.
People seem to hate modern music and especially genres like hip hop a lot and it's cool if you personally don't like it yourself but saying certain music is objectively worse is just not true at all when it's just your opinion and personal preference.
There's always people talking about how all rappers nowadays sound the same and everyone with "lil" in their name makes the exact same music but if you actually listen to a lil uzi vert song, lil peep song, and a lil dicky song and genuinely think they sound anything like each other you need your hearing checked because these people are all vastly different in both their lyrical content and their musical content as a whole.
One more criticism I hear is that modern rap artists don't write their own songs or create their own instrumentals. Saying rappers don't write their music is just flat out not true because they do. Obviously I'm sure there's a few that do but the vast majority don't and it's always been like that. Plus the criticism of rappers not making their own beats isnt fair either. Most rappers work with a producer to find a beat that they want to use for their song and they have input over what they want it to sound like while the producer makes it. It's a collaborative process where the rapper does what he/she is best at which is rapping and the producer does what he/she is best at which is producing to come up with something that neither could've dont on their own.
And at the end of the day none of this really matters as long as people enjoy the music they wanna listen to.
Why YSK: This will help people be aware of the risks while shoveling snow, and therefore help prevent injury and even death during the winter season.
Background: I work in a fast paced healthcare environment where every minute counts and I have both male and female co-workers on my shift.
We have lockers with opaque doors where we're allowed to store our things. When I'm in the office area I leave mine unlocked for easy access and I've started keeping a box of tampons in my locker. I've told my female co-workers if they're in a hurry and need a tampon they're welcome to just open my locker (when it's unlocked and I'm in the office) and take one, no problem.
I got called into my boss's office the other day because a male coworker of mine complained that me keeping tampons in my locker was "disgusting" and he hated that he could see the box whenever my locker was opened. My boss (a male) told me that some men were really sensitive to "this type of thing" and that I should try hiding them in a different type of box so I wouldn't offend my coworkers. I asked what the point was because my coworkers would see someone reaching into a "crackers/pop tarts, etc" box and taking out a tampon instead of food anyway. My boss got all huffy and told me that it was for the best and I needed to do it.
I made a cover for my tampon box that said "Mother Earth's Bloody Nutrients Bars: with extra gooey, nutritious filling!" with a photo of a bloody bathtub and placed it on the box.
That was two days ago, and I saw the male co-worker open my locker (trying to be sneaky) and he paled when he read the box, got all angry, and I received an email from my boss that my cover "wasn't funny" and that I need to take it down.
... So I emailed our HR person a copy of the email as well as a summary of what happened and photos of the lockers, the box, and the cover. I also suggested that the male coworker sit somewhere where he didn't have a direct line of sight to my locker if it really offended him so much. She thought it was freaking hilarious and said I "followed my supervisor's instructions" and so I was fine.
Nothing else has been done yet, and I'm mostly angry that my time was spent on something as stupid as this and not on patient work.
EDIT: Thank you so much for the support and the awards!! I've documented everything and am encouraging my coworkers (male and female) to do the same. HR is now in the loop and they have told me they have had multiple people come forward saying similar things that they're doing some investigating. So hopefully things change.
EDIT 2: Here is the link to the box! I spent ma... keep reading on reddit ➡
i know this sounds crazy but whenever my period starts, i always get ads on my instagram about pads and tampons. this happened countless times! and i know how they usually hear us talk about something through the mic and the ad pops up, i mean that seems creepy but understandable how it works. but what i don’t get is, how the hell do they know when i’m on my period? i don’t remember speaking to anyone about it out loud or on text? and just today, again, i got ads as soon as my cycle started...
I've suffered with severe period pain since I was 16, I'm now 23. I recently started seeing a new gynecologist who brought up the possibility of me having endometriosis and I have a laparoscopy booked for next week.
Because my menstrual cramps are so bad to the point of passing out I struggle to get out of bed and do pretty much anything. This has caused frustration in my boyfriend (26M) who recently vocalised how unfair it is that he has to do all of the housework for the first few days of my period. He's aware of the severity of my periods, he has literally found me passed out on the bathroom floor once. I always do my fair share of the cleaning and cooking, it's just when I'm on my period that I physically cannot help. Anyways, we got into an argument about it and he ended up accusing me of exaggerating my pain to get out of doing the housework. I'm super upset about it.
He's making me feel like a lazy person. Aita..?
I come from Greece and ac Odyssey represented my country very well (I even found in the map the beach I go every summer fully detailed without playing any role in the history).
Edit : It should be OBLIGATORY for Ubisoft workers to read the comments below if they want a successful new ac game
Literally the easiest and least messy period I've ever had. Kinda weird rooting around in your vag getting it set properly and definitely gross having to pour it out and clean it but dang is it nice to not spring any leaks. So great not waking up 20 times during the night worried I just bled the bed. Super great to not spring a side leak and ruining my underwear and work pants. I was even ballsy enough to wear a thong at work yesterday no problem. Seriously wish I had started using one years ago. Definitely a bummer cups aren't for all ladies because this was seriously a quality of life improvement for me
I have the lena sensitive cup in the small size. Took the quiz on the put a cup in it website (which gives you a variety of choices on a nifty comparison chart based on questions about your cycle) and watched some general info YouTube videos before deciding which to get then watched a couple more videos on how to actually get it in and out. Was actually surprised to see how little blood is in the cup after 10 hours compared to how much of a bloody freakin mess I get into every month with pads tampons and period panties. Thought I had a super heavy flow, but its just average and messy
Happy to answer any questions yall might have
Edit: this post got a lot more attention then I was expecting when I was asleep! Going to work but will try to keep replying. Thanks to all the ladies adding their own personal experiences!
His response was to speak with her one-on-one. He told her he has friends that are girls and he understands that it isn’t a fun experience and that she can talk to him if she needs. He also told her that if she needed any products or help with cravings, he’d be happy to walk to the corner store or grocery store for her. (Both are within two blocks and he dog walks for money)
I am absolutely in awe of my son. I haven’t done much right in my life, but these two kids are amazing.
—- ETA: wow, you all. Thanks for all of the comments of support and advice. We appreciate it. The awards are awesome and I’m humbled.
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