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No. 113718

Continued from >>71573

No. 113720

>>113716
I try to feel around it and I always feel like it's alright but then it still leaks, so I must just absolutely suck at this.
TSS is apparently caused by just air being inside the vagina where it shouldn't be, so cups don't help here at all.

No. 113721

>>113720
Nah, maybe it’s the shape/size or your flow is too heavy and you’re not changing it enough? Doesn’t work for everyone.

Also, I think tss caused by bacteria growth. I only really hear about it because tampons made of certain fibres/anything left inside long enough encourages rapid growth.
People with burns and cuts can get it too.
Never heard of it being because of air in the vagina but considering how many things can and do go wrong, that’s probably a factor.

I boil mine every two days or so to be safe and don’t leave it in for longer than 8-10 hours.

No. 113722

>>113721
>I only really hear about it because tampons made of certain fibres/anything left inside long enough encourages rapid growth.

Yeah I think cotton is more bacteria-friendly than silicone. Plus, the string may be a source of bacteria as well.

I‘ve talked to a girl who almost died of sepsis from using the cup (and only had it in for like up to 7 hours) though, so I think neither of the methods that require you to insert anything into your vagina is really safe. The cup has less risks though. If handled correctly, that is.

No. 113725

I'm terrified of those TSS stories but I hate pads so much. I have only used tampons in the past 2 years. I change every 4 to 5 hours. Has anybody had any problem with them here?

No. 113729

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TSS is rare and you guys should really not be as worried about it as you are. I posted a substantial rundown about TSS in a previous thread but I can't find it unfortunately so I'll rewrite it.

Basically there was a TSS "outbreak" (obviously it can't be spread from person to person, but in a short period of time there were many cases) in the late 70s and early 80s because of a new tampon brand called Rely, which were marketed as ultra-absorbent and could be kept in for hours and hours. Carboxymethylcellulose and polyester, which made them super absorbent, caused dryness in the vagina and lead to a higher possibility for ulcerations in the vagina upon removal. This, combined with the fact that they could be left in for an extended period of time, led to an abundance of cases of TSS.

Rely tampons were eventually taken off the market because of the extreme volume of TSS cases associated with them and they were found negligent in offering the product. Carboxymethylcellulose and polyester can no longer be used in tampons. The FDA now requires that tampons are regulated as medical devices, absorbencies are regulated, and pamphlets warning users about TSS are included in boxes. The rate of contracting TSS is now 1 in 100,000 - very low.

TL;DR: the chance that you will get TSS is very low and the reason that people think TSS is so widespread is because of FDA regulations stemming from super-absorbent Rely tampons in the late 70s.

No. 113732

>>113725
I‘ve been using tampons for about 10 years now. I sometimes (but only like 5 times in all those years) had to leave it in for 8+ hours and nothing happened. Wouldn’t recommend trying it - at all - and avoid it as much as possible, but it’s supposed to show that it’s not happening as quickly as it sometimes seems.

Wash your hands before changing your tampon, use the smallest possible size and only leave it in for up to 6 hours and you should be fine.

Also: I noticed that in most stories (at least in the news etc) of people who (almost) died from TSS it’s also people that ignored unusual symptoms like fever, throwing up, etc. and thought they had the flu or similar. It’s mostly people that aren’t aware of TSS and its symptoms.
If you go see a doctor as soon as you show flu-like symptoms, get an unusual rash or similar, you’ll be fine. It’s not a death sentence.

It’s more likely you’ll catch the flu (which could also kill you), yet you won’t stop going outside or seeing people.

No. 113741

>>113718
once I accidentally left a tampon in for like a month… it was nasty but I didn't get sick or die

No. 113742

>>113741
wow this is my actual nightmare.
i've heard enough horror stories from female nurses in my family about women not even knowing they needed to take tampons out to last a lifetime.
one story involved maggots

No. 113747

>>113742
ugh… thankfully my situation wasn't that bad. I think what happened was, during a night of heavy drinking, I couldn't find the tampon string and just assumed that I forgot to put one in, so I inserted another one which must have squished the old one up even further. I was near the end of my cycle so I didn't think much of it when my flow stopped shortly thereafter

No. 113748

>>113747
when/how did you realize you'd left it up there?

No. 113749

This discussion has just made me more wary of tampons.
Pado for life. idc if it makes me a gross frumplet in the eyes of others (who won't even know anyway lol?) for 5 days.

No. 113752

>>113718
at the beginning of my next cycle, the flow wasn't as heavy as it should've been, and there was a persistent odour

No. 113755

>>113721
Bacteria can grow because of the air introduced into the vagina. No air, less growth. That was the problem with these super-absorbant tampons they had in the 70s or 80s as well. Here's an interesting article: https://vitals.lifehacker.com/everything-you-think-you-know-about-toxic-shock-syndrom-1831047669

> “Menstrual blood can multiply Staph. aureus organisms from 1,000 to 10 billion,” he said. But in order for all that bacteria to result in TSS, “you just need something to turn on the toxin.”


>That something, Schlievert said, is air.


>Anytime a woman inserts a tampon—or anything else, like a menstrual cup or a diaphragm—she risks introducing oxygen into the normally anaerobic vagina.


I quite like the cup actually, even if I have problems with it fitting (it doesn't overflow, just flows past it, my period isn't that strong) because it feels less intrusive than a tampon with the string etc. Maybe I'll go back to the cup and period panties on my next period. I unfortunately get skin irritations from actual pads.

No. 113757

I used to hate cups after having a bad experience with my first one, but I've since repurchased and this one is a lot better than any other solution I've ever used. My period problems went from shit to amazing.

Before
>Got my first cup, so no frame of reference
>Narrow, made out of stiff silicone
>Would make me want to pee whenever it was in and always leaked
>Insertion and removal were annoying because it would always slide up
>Unfolding it always felt like getting cunt punted on the inside by a large rubber band

Now
>Softer silicone, more malleable
>Doesn't press on my bladder, can't really feel it at all
>Wider, gets almost all of the blood except on the heaviest day (but even then using a reusable liner is plenty)
>Never slides up, removal is easy and fast
>Doesn't make my bathroom reek of menstrual blood since there's no waste in the bin

I'm so glad I didn't completely denounce cups.

No. 113790

>>113757
Please anon, I’m desperate for a good cup. Do you know the brand of the latter?

No. 113812

>>113790

Different anon but I've tried Lunette and Diva and they've both been super comfy. Lucky I have a light flow so I literally put it in the night I get my period then change it every 24 hours in the shower

No. 113868

I‘m having a mini crisis rn so please bear with me.

I‘m having one tiny and one slightly bigger skin crack on one side of my vulva, between my inner and outer labia. It hurts like hell and bleeds a tiny bit occasionally.

I‘ve had an unpleasant itch for the past few days but I‘ve also had a lot of sex with my bf on Monday and Tuesday and I always get a bit itchy when he‘s cum inside of me, so I didn’t think too much of it. I didn‘t notice any unusual discharge or smell either, so I don’t think it’s a yeast infection?

I should have gotten my period today and I‘ve been having some really annoying pms symptoms over the past few days. Dry skin being one of them. So I think the cracks are just some really sore and dry skin? Ugh, I don’t know. I‘m kinda worried but also think it’s just a hormonal thing.

However, since I should be starting my period soon, I‘m a bit worried about how to deal with that. I usually use tampons and pads but I feel like neither is actually a viable option right now. Inserting a tampon would actually really hurt right now and a pad just seems very unhygienic.

So does anyone have any idea how I can deal with the wound or has had something similar?

No. 113873

>>113868

I've had this before - always just assumed it was a yeast infection. Mine clear up easily on their own - don't shave dont there for a bit, drink plenty of water, make sure you're wearing loose fitting trousers and knicks, no sex for a bit either. It really sucks anon, I know how painful and uncomfortable you must be. I think pads are better than tampons so that you're not touching the area as much?

If you've had a yeast infection before and it seems different, you should go to a doctor if your symptoms keep persisting.

No. 113886

>>113790
It's the OrganiCup, it's pretty neat.

No. 113892

>>113812
>>113886
Thanks! You guys are the best.

No. 113893

Probably the wrong thread but if I just use birth control, my man doesn't need to use a condom right?

No. 113895

Anyone else feel almost nothing from oral? Every time I’ve had oral done on me, I feel a bad about it because I honestly don’t get much pleasure out of it and I don’t want my partner to feel like they’re doing a bad job..

No. 113896

>>113895
I'm the same, I just don't get anything from it. I don't enjoy having my nipples sucked either.

No. 113901

>>113893
Yes, unless you are taking medications that interfere with birth control and for the first week at least of starting being on it, or if you forget to take a dose, with certain types. The obvious about not preventing STDs also applies. This link might help! https://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/birth-control/birth-control-pill/how-do-i-use-the-birth-control-pill

No. 113907

>>113895
How many people did you receive oral from? Are you sure they aren’t just bad at it?

I used to really dislike oral too because I didn’t feel anything either. I thought oral is just not for me and it kinda made sense since I didn’t feel anything from sex either.
Then I met my current boyfriend and oh boy was I wrong. Him eating me out was the first time anyone ever gave me an orgasm. I mean, it’s not like I’ll definitely come whenever he eats me out but it feels significantly better than everything all other guys have done.
Many guys just really suck at it.

Not saying that this definitely has to be the case for you, though.

No. 113909

>>113901

Also be wary of having sex while you have any illnesses that has a gastrointestinal element to them e.g. diarrhoea, vomiting.

No. 113922

I've had a new boyfriend for a bit more than a month and I'm absolutely crazy about him. I want to have sex with him all the time but the problem is that I get sore literally every single time we have sex. Like, so sore that I can't have sex for a couple of days afterwards. I really don't know why this is happening. I'm usually really wet myself but we've been using lube just in case, so it's definitely not dryness.
I thought maybe it's because condoms increase friction, but last night we didn't use a condom for the first time and I'm still sore… It's so weird because I haven't had this problem with any of my previous sexual partners. His dick definitely is on the bigger size but it's not huge and definitely not a lot bigger than the other guys's. I've realized that this especially happens when he slips out for whatever reason and then reenters, but I really don't know how to avoid this. I'm so frustrated..

No. 113935

>>113922
Do you go at it for long durations?
What positions?
These things can contribute to it

No. 113940

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I went ahead and bought some Japanese pads because they looked like they were really high quality and held a lot of blood. They were measured by centimeter too instead of being small, medium, large, XL which was awesome because more variety of sizes.
Well, I finally wore them. They suck. I seriously thought the pad was going to start to rip apart. I only wore it for about 6 or so hours. They were nowhere near the same quality like the generic ones I get from Walmart and Aldi. I could wear those practically all day and overnight.
I dunno maybe it's just this brand. I'm glad I got a package of them for only $1. I feel sorry for all the women with a heavy flow and this is all they have. Is there a better brand out there? I'm the type of person that has to wear overnight liners all day and the ones out here in America are way too short for my ass crack.

No. 113941

>>113940
you should really change them more often than that tho anon….

No. 113942

>>113895
Feels like absolutely nothing. I’ve had all my partners go down on me just in case they are different but I think it’s just my tiny stupid clit that gets nothing from it. (Sorry I get so frustrated thinking about it)

Two of those guys are supposedly pretty good at it too from what I’ve heard from other girls. One guy went at it for an hour before I thanked him and gently pushed him away lol. I felt like such an ass

No. 113946

>>113941
I just looked up how often I should be changing it.
>Every 3 to 4 hours
Really? I'll run out of pads so fast… I go through 3 to 6 during the duration of my period now I gotta bump it up to like 12. That's over half a bag for one period cycle… Jesus this sucks.

No. 113947

>>113946
You should change more often for sure. I use toilet tissue layered up plus a pad, if you can't change more often you can at least flush the toilet tissue and replace it. I'm sorta allergic to feminine hygiene products so I try and use tissues when I can.

No. 113948

>>113946
Holy shit 3 to 6 for an entire period is WAY too little.

Sorry to be this harsh but I feel sorry for the people around you. I mean, unless you have a really, really, really light period (so, basically just spotting) that shit must reek.

You gotta be glad you didn’t get any infections yet. Please change them more often and get over being so gd cheap.

No. 113949

>>113946
Oh my god, Anon…. you have to change it.
Once you get your first UTI, you become extremely susceptible to future ones.

Take it from me, chronic UTI stranger.

No. 113951

>>113946
3-6 the entire week damn you must have a light and short ass period because that shit wont fly with the rest of us lmao

No. 113954

>>113790
Every body has different needs. Check out this quiz from a reputable site which does not sell any cups. http://putacupinit.com/the-menstrual-cup-quiz-v2/

No. 113957

>>113954
Thanks! It actually recommended Organicup as my result so that settles it then.

No. 113962

>>113951
It's usually really heavy for only one day where I'll sometimes need two and it only lasts for 4 or 5 days really light.
Anons, I honestly had no idea I had to change the pad that many times. My mom never told me how many times to change my pad because she mostly used tampons. She never complained about the smell when I still lived at my parents. Only my boyfriend complains sometimes when I'm in the bathroom but I thought it was just because it's how we naturally smell during our period. I've learned something good today so thank you.

No. 113968

>>113946
Yo… I don't want to come across as rude but that is so extremely unhygienic. I go through around 5-6 tampons a day, if I use pads I go through the same amount. You are just going to have to suck it up and use more.

No. 113980

What kind of pads are you using though?
I only use like two maybe three pads a day on my period but I buy those nice Always Infinity with the gel core and they absorb a ton of blood before the top of it gets uncomfortable.
I've never had an UTI either.

No. 113981

>>113980
I think anon uses 3-6 pads for her entire period, not just for a day.
Also yeah I use the same amount as you and am actually uti prone, but I've never gotten an infection from it.

I also do the toilet paper thing >>113947 mentioned on my heavier days though.

No. 113989

>>113946
My period only lasts four days and I use a full packet of pads. People would be able to smell the blood after that long anon. Good god fix your hygiene.

No. 113991

>>113962
Hey - we all have to learn in some way. My mom refuses to even mention menstruation with me so sometimes you just need a group of girls roasting you on the internet.

No. 113999

I finally figured out my vaginismus and I'm able to have sex. I don't have the burning/stretching pain anymore. But now Im getting sharp/"gas" like pain in my lower abdo on every stroke even if he doesn't enter very deep. The deeper he goes the more intense the pain is though. It still hurts even after sex. My abdomen was hurting especially when i first sat down.

i am so pissed off, i can't win. Im also not ever aroused so thats fun.

No. 114000

>>113999
>Im also not ever aroused

Why are you having sex if you aren't aroused?

No. 114001

>>114000
Im trying to fake it til I make it i guess. I never get aroused but I want the intimacy of it with my partner.

No. 114002

>>114001
There are other ways to be intimate with someone. Are you asexual or just not into this guy?
You need to be aroused to have PIV, no wonder you're experiencing pain.

No. 114004

>>113999
The fact you are never aroused = your entire problem with sex. Going in dry is going to hurt for anyone. If you were aroused your body would loosen and lubricate up. Have you ever been turned on before? It may be a hormonal imbalance or you are not attracted to your partner? I don't think you should hurt yourself for "intimacy" anon.

No. 114037

>>114001

You can't fake it until you make it, you're fearing pain so you're unable to relax, unable to get aroused and you're tensing up and that's exacerbating whatever issues you had to begin with. Honestly don't put yourself through this, talk to your partner and put penetrative sex off the table until you're ready. If he loves you, he'll do whatever it takes to make you comfortable and confident to have sex again. If he whinges, kicks up a fuss or acts like it's your fault, then he's not worth having and you kick his ass to the curb.

Seriously anon, love yourself

No. 114057

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I saw this post on /r/godpussy yesterday, and I swear to god if I've never had vagina envy before, I have it now.

No. 114058

>>114057
Gross. Nobody cares about your porn fantasy or pictures of anuses.

No. 114060

>>114057
it looks like they photoshopped it into a tiny hole lmao? how could anyone look at this and consider themselves attracted to women

(and not children)

No. 114062

>>114057
>>114057
>Browsing subreddits dedicated to collecting the dismembered women's body part that scrot find the most arousing
>Loving yourself

Pick one.

No. 114063

>>114062
As if the anon posting their “pussy envy” isn’t a grubby bloke anyway.

It’s like when incels larp as women. So stupid it’s obvious.

No. 114064

>>114057
It's like >>114060 said, why is there a weird blank space above her clit? Looks like she'd have trouble peeing.

No. 114067

>>114057

You're clearly a man, get the fuck out of here. No women have vaginas that are this tiny and pink, they have hair and long lips and discolouration and all sorts. This is like a child's vagina

No. 114068

>>114057
this vagina looks like a bleached anus that has been blown out by a severe anal gangbang to me.

No. 114069

>>114058
>>114060
>>114063
>>114064
>>114067
>>114068
Look at all this frustration, kek. As if anyone who doesn’t love hairy big labia is automatically a dude. Get over yourselves.

>>114057
Feel you. It’s not like I hate mine or that I have large labia, but whenever I see a really pretty looking one like this I’m like… oof.

No. 114071

>>114069
Pretty much exactly what I meant, sure this example is really extreme, but my comment still stands

No. 114072

>>114071

Why don't you make another thread to post pornographic photos of women. We're talking about vag issues, I really doubt anyone wants you dumping this gross objectifying shit here

No. 114073

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>>114057
This anatomically just looks very off? I'm going to be honest I've never looked up vaginas or ever truly gazed upon mine except for shaving. I found this photo of a "stripper" local to me on twitter that men were all going nuts for and again this body looks off spoilering image. The tits look fake and idk Wtf is going on with her vagina.

No. 114074

>>114057
Why did you feel the need to share that? This isn't tumblr, weirdo.

No. 114075

>>114069
>pretty looking

You want to look like a baby or a fgm victim? Okay. That's your problem but it makes you sound like you got extreme body issues or are indeed a dude.

No. 114076

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>>114075
I don’t mind hair on the pubic mound, but yeah sure, preferring clean shaved labia over pic related sure makes anyone a pedophile on this website.
Btw are we still talking about preferences, not ‘I can exclusively be attracted to X/like X’. If I say I think that muscular men or brown haired women are pretty, doesn’t mean I loathe any other body type or hair color. Jfc.

No. 114077

>>114076
Why don't you sperg more about your taste in female genitalia and post more pics, everyone is really loving it.

No. 114078

>>114076
Do you have a huge collection of close up HD pic of labias or smth?

No. 114079

>>114078
This.
That's pretty gay, vagina-envy anon. Perhaps your envy is…something else?

Anyway, in general I don't think anyone should feel ashamed of their genitals. This includes men wrt penis size and foreskin. Making a hierarchy of privates isn't where it's at for me. I'm kind of an ugly-people-deserve-love-and-acceptance type though, so perhaps my thoughts are moot.

No. 114081

>>114079
I‘m not the OP.
I do like other vulvas too and do find them pretty. It’s just like saying you like every single dish equally. I just don’t believe that there’s anything you do like more than others.
And as I said, my preferences don’t make me see other people or parts of them as unattractive or makes me treat them differently. (>>114073 for example is just really uncalled for, because the labia looks perfectly fine imo.) In fact, I don’t fucking care what other women’s vulvas look like if they’re comfortable with them. I just have an ideal for me (although not in a way that makes me want to change mine). And I think that’s what the original vulva envy anon wanted to express, too.

All vulvas are beautiful and deserve the same amount of love and appreciation tbh.

That being said, this whole topic would’ve been over much faster if you just had ignored the OP.

No. 114082

>>114081
let me assure you you are fucking weird and none of this is normal.

>I just have an ideal for me (although not in a way that makes me want to change mine).

um, tf does this even mean? are you using your mind's power to make your fanny morph into that fleshlight one you posted earlier then?

just go hook up with a woman or something, hoarding hd pictures of vaginas is so bizzare whether you are a larping scrote or a self hating female.

No. 114083

>>114082
>um, tf does this even mean? are you using your mind's power to make your fanny morph into that fleshlight one you posted earlier then?
Wtf where is this even coming from? I do not want to change mine, as I said, but I wouldn‘t mind if it looked different? Like, the same way that one might say ‘I would like if my stomach was a bit slimmer/more muscular’ but it doesn’t bother them to the point of actually attempting to change the stomach they have? Why is that so incredibly hard to fathom?

And, still not OP.
I have posted one single picture that took me approximately 10sec to google. Yeah, so weird.

No. 114084

The recent contributions to this thread have made it reek. It reeks of jealousy, misogyny, homophobia, internalized misogyny, internalized homophobia, internalized jealousy, and externalized jealousy, misogyny, and homophobia.
>Eww don't post close up pictures of vaginas. They're gross.
Love yourself.
>Wow I really don't need to see anuses
Uh, sweetie? Hello? Its 2019? We eat ass. If you don't like that then how about you fuck off back to whatever racist, sexist, and homophobic time period you came from. If you haven't eaten a few of your friends asses you can't say for sure that you're straight. You can say "I like to think I'm straight because I'm homophobic, but I can't say for sure because I've never had a lesbian experience so I don't know if I enjoy it, or not.".

Can we PLEASE get back to the current year now? Thanks.

No. 114086

>>114084
WTF are you on about? I'm pretty sure not all lesbians "eat ass".

No. 114087

>>114084
I can't decipher if this is satirical or not.
Poe's law, I guess. Farmers are pretty angry and batty so by making fun of us we'll just believe you are one of us.

No. 114089

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>>114084
>jealousy, misogyny, homophobia, internalized misogyny, internalized homophobia, internalized jealousy, and externalized jealousy, misogyny, and homophobia.

No. 114091

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>>114057
Jfc, I jumped because I thought I was looking at CP.

You do realise that labia minora exist for reason? Life without them as an adult woman would be extremely uncomfortable. They protect the vaginal and urethral openings and stimulate the penis shaft during sex.

Why would you want your vag to resemble a loli onahole?

No. 114094

>>114091
Not only do they protect the vag but it feels good when they are touched. Why would you want to have less of your sexually sensitive parts? Do men want to have less dick? No.

No. 114096

>>114084
This will make great copypasta, thanks

No. 114106

>>114073
Body shape is clearly that of a man. Also the bolt ons look like they were botched and have migrated.

No. 114107

>>114002
questioning asexuality honestly, but I'm getting everything that can affect libido tested.
also if that's true, how can prostitutes have sex with gross dudes if you have to be aroused?

>>114004
well we're using a boatload of lube. nah never been turned on before honestly. I know what the situation sounds like, but i'm not just having painful sex for him or anything. I only started having sex recently and we have PiV sex occasionally to check in and see where we're at or see where/quality of the pain so I can relay it to my gyno. He's a great dude and I'm glad I have someone I can trust to help me try and get through this. Obviously I don't want to be asexual. Recently found an issue with my thyroid that's developing, but I don't know if that can make someone feel completely asexual.

>>114037
I do love myself. Read comment above. I'm the one initiating because I want to experiment with different positions/see if anything makes it better or if anything has gotten better. I've told him all my concerns and he's really sweet about it.

I'm just so happy my vaginismus was resolved. I was googling the pain and it can be consistent with banging your cervix (d/t not being aroused maybe?) or ovarian cysts (i have a history of them). Thanks for the concern though girls I appreciate it.

No. 114113

>>114069
Loads of women browse subreddits for “god tier pussy” sure. Definitely not just bringing up your porn for kicks, because women totally sit around and discuss other women’s vaginas with photos to compare who better suits men’s porn fantasies. Much legit.

>>114084
Shoving your sexuality in peoples faces because some mingers on twitter talk about analingus for attention doesn’t make it cute or woke to bring up your fave porno in casual conversation. Nobody is afraid of an asshole. It’s just that what you think is sexy and interesting is exactly the same as a 15 year old boy.

No. 114124

Can we drop this entire porn pussy discussion already maybe?
Like, both sides?

No. 114179

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Vaginal health is such a nightmare. I felt like I had a UTI for 2+ years straight, and no one could tell me why and my tests kept coming back normal. After being shuffled around to different doctors that would just shrug their shoulders at me a urologist sent me to a physical therapist that dealt with women's issues. Turns out pelvic floor dysfunction was my issue (high tone to be specific, basically the physical therapist said "it feels like you're trying to break my finger" when examining me). All I've had to do is some minor stretching, and I almost instantly felt better. I have a set of dilators I'm slowly trying to use, but even just my fingers worked fine.

The fact that it was such a simple fix and it took years to figure out, even speaking to more than one gyno makes me so frustrated. Just feels like just when I think we have Women's Health figured out, something like this – something I had never even heard of in all of my years of trying to figure this out – was the problem. Took finding an ultra-specific specialist to say "pussy 2 tight gurl, you're basically permanently clenching"

idk, just wanted to throw it out there in case someone out there was experiencing something similar. pic related was exactly what I was feeling: desperately hoping for a positive uti result for years so I could just finally fix my issue with an antibiotic. ugh.

No. 114258

Anyone ever go to a waxing salon? I would like to try it but I obviously don't enjoy strangers torturing my vulva so idk.

No. 114266

>>114258

I've been getting brazilians regularly for the past year. The initial awkwardness never really fades, but just remember its their job and they see lady bits every day.

I WILL say, the first time (or if you wait a months between waxes) is always gonna hurt more than any regular appointments afterward. Be sure to let them know its your first time and they'll tailor their process to it. And for the love of god, DONT go to a nail salon to do it, most of the people at nail salons aren't professionally trained for waxing. Make sure their licenses are displayed or available on request.

No. 114301

>>114258
I kind of enjoyed it (obviously not the waxing itself), my technician was super nice and I found the sessions would fly by because I would be focused on our conversation and the waxing (while painful) was kinda like background. it only took like 10 minutes. I just had to be careful not to be speaking when she would tank the strip because I was scared I'd lose control of my voice and accidentally yell. so I guess it hurt, but it's honestly not that bad at all. The most awkward part is taking your pants off in front of them lol. once you're on the table it all goes quick and they're just doing their job and you can chatter/have them talk to distract you.

No. 114432

I have an extremely small clitoris and for some reason that makes me feel mad and jilted. I feel like I have the female equivalent to a tiny penis, except this probably does affect pleasure.

No. 114622

>>114432
Oh my god, anon.
Mine's so small I have trouble finding it.

No. 114917

>>113892
Update: I used the Organicup for the first time today.
Here's what I learned.

1. I bleed way more than I thought.
The first time I entered in the cup it must've not unfolded properly. I couldn't tell cause my fingers wouldn't fit in with it as it was too deep. Anyways, I bled through a lot. Honestly the cup filled up too and was half full, so it did it's job despite the mess.

2. The recommended C-fold the instructions recommended hurts and is hard to enter.
I discovered the push method works much better. I attached the video for anyone interested.

3. It's such a pain to get out. If I can reach the cup to pinch it, then it's too low (and the stem sticks out).
If the cups too deep I can't reach it without yanking on it (feels like a vacuum cleaner attached to my cervix).

4. Despite everything, I am converted now. Tampons good bye, cups for life. When it's entered right - it's honestly perfect. I can't feel it. It stores so much blood and it doesn't smell. I don't have to change it as often and when I need to re-enter it, it's not impossibly dry. I'm excited I don't need to blow cash on tampons anymore (especially since I have a irregular every 2 week cycle). Also it's better for the environment. I can't believe the amount of waste we produce from tampons and sanitary products alone.

> tfw used to be completely anti-cup / critical

No. 114918

>>114432
Glad I'm not the only one lol.

No. 114978

How does menstrual blood travel out of the vagina? By muscles? Is that what cramps are?

No. 114980

>>114978
Yeah, your uterus expels it into your vagina (cramps) and then gravity takes it from there.

No. 114981

Is it normal or possible to have moles on your inner labia? I didn’t think you could get one on that type of skin but I’ve got a tiny, non raised dot of pigment on my left labia minora that shocked me when I was examining down there to check for things like this in the first place. I think I saw it before when I was a teenager and ended up forgetting but idk if I made that memory up since it’s been several years.

I’ve also never had a monthly period, I would skip 3 or 4 months and now it’s 1-2 which I took blood tests for and everything came back normal. The doctor told me some women just have unexplained irregular cycles and he didn’t seem dismissive but I don’t know what to believe. I don’t have PCOS symptoms, I’m not an athlete, I’m average weight for my height so what do?

No. 114988

>>114981
I have a mole on the hood of my clit, where my inner labia meets my outer labia and no gyno has ever said anything about it so I guess it just happens. If you’re too unsure or it keeps growing I’d definitely see a doctor though.

And I also have a very irregular period, too. In 16 years I’ve had less than 10 4-week-cycles and I don’t show any other irregular symptoms either.
I am, however, quite thin (only close to being underweight though) and not living a healthy lifestyle at all, so that might be it for me.

No. 115031

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How do I shave my pubic area without causing little red blood spots? This only happens on the front area but not underneath my vagina near my lips. I use conditioner on my legs to shave, would it be okay to put conditioner on my pube area? Obviously I wouldn't put it underneath. I just want a clean shave!

No. 115035

Period stuff. I never really got clots until a few years ago (I'm 27) and they are HUGE! Seriously, I just bled through a super tampon in 1-2 hours and when I pulled it out there was a gigantic clot that wrapped around the whole tampon. This happens every period and I sometimes have periods where I use 10-25 super tampons a day for 2 days (I'm serious. One period I bled through them in less than an hour for at least 8 hours straight).

It doesn't really hurt too bad, the worst part is I get bad mid back pain, which I tried looking up info on but it seems that women normally have low back pain. I don't have pain in my low back, only in my mid back. And I get bad digestive issues but I have IBS so I just thought the period made it extra bad.

I'm just getting worried because I was reading online and this is supposedly not normal. I read that on a normal period women only have 2-3 TABLESPOONS of blood for the entire period????? WTF? Even when I was a teenager I started using super tampons. And clots bigger than a quarter are also abnormal? I really am getting scared because my mom had to get a hysterectomy when she was 40ish because she had similar issues for years and ended up having her period for months straight, extremely heavy.

Should I go to my doctor? Or do you ladies think that I'm overreacting and Dr Google is just making it worse?



>>115031
Don't shave that part totally. That's really the only way to avoid those nasty bumps. A bit of hair looks better than a bunch of pus filled boils on your mons. I don't use a razor on my VULVA or pubic area at all because of this, I trim it up with scissors or a trimmer. I only use a razor in the bikini area so that pubes aren't sticking out of my underwear. An easy way to thin out the hair on the mons is to shave with the hair instead of against it.

Also can we all as women stop referring to our entire genital region as our "vagina"? This shit is so annoying to me like…your vagina is a very specific part of your crotch and it is on THE INSIDE. Call it a pussy, cunt, vulva, lips…something! But don't call the outside area your vagina.

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>>115035
>Also can we all as women stop referring to our entire genital region as our "vagina"? This shit is so annoying to me like…your vagina is a very specific part of your crotch and it is on THE INSIDE. Call it a pussy, cunt, vulva, lips…something! But don't call the outside area your vagina.

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>>115031
Truth be told anon, I haven't figured out the trick to banishing them completely either. What does work for me though, is using tiny bikini razors (pic related) and trimming first. Shave with the grain. I use coconut oil, but there are different options. After shaving I use something with alcohol to disinfect the open follicles and moisturize as well. It's not perfect but has helped.
I know it's "dangerous" but to be honest I just use hair removal cream and shave to touch up, it takes a while to grow back and I don't get ingrown hairs.
No matter what you choose for hair removal it's a lot easier to deal with if you trim first. And cleaning the area and the razor first probably helps prevent ingrown hairs.

No. 115045

>>115037
Seriously? Okay have fun making more girls and women confused and uneducated about their own bodies and saying shit like

>>This only happens on the front area but not underneath my vagina


I know grown ass women who don't know the names of basic parts of their own bodies and think that piss comes out of their vagina or their clit. It's sad.

No. 115046

>>115045
Maybe grown women and girls should learn how to google instead of you policing how we should call our genitals.

No. 115053

>>115045
Your whole post is annoying you sound like a right cunt. There, used cunt like you wanted us to instead of vagina. You're a 27 yo womanchild.

No. 115056

>>115053
I'll say it! She sounds like a right vagina.

No. 115059

I'm on my period but I'm having no blood. I'm shedding lining because I am getting out clots but without any blood at all, I don't even stain my smallest pads. My last period was normal but I've had this problem once before this year, it ended up being tremendously delayed. This time around, however… I'm not sure it'll even come.
Is this something I should be concerned about? I haven't been sexually active in a really long time so, pregnancy discarded.

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>>115031
I usually only shave the outer few centimeters on either side of my pubes but when I do, I use this method and I don't get bumps at all:

-exfoliate the area first using a rough washcloth or shower brush
-use a new razor every time (or as close to new as possible. If I've used the razor more than 3x on other parts of my body I will use a new razor and shave my pubes first so they get the sharpest of the blade.)
-use shaving cream or conditioner every time
-swab the area with alcohol and a cotton ball immediately after exiting the shower.

I trim the rest of my pubes with hair clippers… lol
I hope this helps!

No. 115117

Pubic hair struggles..
I'm hairy af specially down there. Last year I gave up and started laser hair removal. IT IS FANTASTIC. The hair's gone and my skin's gotten ridiculously smooth. It is probably the best decision I've made in the past five years and I figured I should share it so more people would know about the option being available. It can be expensive but it's really worth it. No more razor burns, bumps, itching, ingrown hair or any other shaving/waxing related problems. It hurts, specially around the clit and anus area (I know not everyone has hair growing around their buttholes but still). I guess it is similar to getting a Brazilian for the first time. But once it's done it's done.
To be honest it has helped my self confidence and made me more comfortable with my femininity. So yeah 10/10. If you're curious definitely give it a try. For me it worths every dollar.

No. 115143

Is it normal to not be able to cum from anything other than a vibe/showerhead? Even when I first started masturbating when I was younger, I've never been able to get off using my hands/dildo. I don't think there is a man or woman on earth who could make me cum just by using their hands. I need really intense pressure from a vibe. It's awful, I feel like my vagina is broken. I'm not on antidepressants either…

No. 115156

On the topic of shaving: does anybody remember this cow named Asha?
I remember reading in one of her threads and somebody posted that she likely has some illness (can't remember the name) that makes it difficult for her hair to break through her skin and therefore her body was littered with ingrowns.
I fear that I have the same thing.

My armpits are fine, on my legs it's also still somewhat okay, but regarding my pubic her it's so bad, that I don't dare to shave it at all.
I'm "blessed" with being extremely hairy, so the hair on my inner thighs, around my crotch is also already very pube like and whenever I shave, 2 days later it's so itchy that I can barely keep from scratching in public and not a single hair breaks through. Like there's always at least 30 little pimples that contain a hair. Sometimes I can't pop them to free it and it turns into a nasty big bumb and scar.

I already tried so much: shaving cream, normal shaving, shaving foam, shaving gel, shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, shaving dry; then afterwards different lotions, baby powder, toner, aloe gel,… I also tried whether to exfoliate before or afterwards, but nothing helps.
Maybe waxing would be better, but I'm too much of a chicken for that.

No. 115168

God, I haven't shaved in over a month and I keep getting ingrown hairs. Could their be another reason why? Or is it just from the random hairs that fall out?
It's only one or two at a time and usually only on the right side of my pubic area. Popping the ingrown hairs feels so weird, like there's a bit more pus still in there I'm not squeezing out, but it usually goes away a day or two after I get it to pop instead of get bigger.
Also I have a slightly itchy area where my clitoris is, the thing is I'm able to scrape some dead skin off every couple days. I happen to have psoriasis and my crotch used to be really itchy and flaky over 8 years ago, it slowly went away out of nowhere. I was wondering if that might be a reason why? My gyno has never said anything was wrong with how my pubic area looked.

>>115156
From my knowledge it's either folliculitis or psoriasis.

No. 115169

>>115109
Thanks, anon! I found out I was knicking myself because I wasn't using a proper lubricant when shaving. I'm now using conditioner and it's all smooth as butter but now that you and the other anon mentioned it, having some hair in the center sounds cute and now I'm going to have to try out how to shape it and trim it the way I want after it grows lol

No. 115172

>>115109
what kind of alcohol do you guys mean? Is it stuff I can find at my local drugstore, like a disinfectant or something?

No. 115175

>>115143
same here i never was able to have an orgasm in my life without the showerhead (and i discovered the showerhead when i was 21)… are there more of you who have the same problem? Is there any way to fix that… i love my bf and he tries his best but… i cant and i often fake it because i dont wanna hurt his feelings and i love him…

Oh before him i had another relationship and 2 make out sessions and there was also nothing never…

Im nearly 27 now and still not able to orgasm outside me being by myself in the shower its frustrating.

No. 115179

>>115175
You could always invite him into the shower to use it on you. Might end up with you being able to orgasm in other ways from getting more comfortable.

No. 115216

>>115175
I'd been having sex for 11 years and been with my partner for 3 years before I finally had my first ever (non-masturbatory) orgasm. If you know what works for you alone, just try getting him involved in it and slowly removing your assistance. I still can't come from penetration but oral works for me. Just stay relaxed, it's all in the mind!

No. 115217

since some anons are on the shaving topic: if u get razor bumps or ingrown hairs easily i have found that using peppermint oil before u shave is a good idea. just dont get it u kno… on ur actual vagina its hell.

i also like to mix a lil bit of shaving gel, water and soap while to use while i shave.

using aloe (like REAL plant aloe) on your coochie after shaving is really a life saver also.

>>115168
fellow anon with psoriasis. i have to shave VERY often cuz of the ingrown hairs. it's prob flaring up cuz of sweat depending on the weather where u live. i have found also it's easier to tweeze out the ingrown hair (if possible) then pop it. not recommended when ur pubic hair is still super short tho.

buy some peppermint oil. apply it before u shave, wash it off in the shower and after you shave and wash it off with soap in the shower. repeat it a few times after u shave too.

No. 115350

Sorry if this sounds retarded or too tmi but how normal is it to want to shower before sex? I'm self conscious about having pieces of toilet paper stuck in my cooch (idk why this happens) and I dont want my bf to see that if we start doing it.

No. 115351

>>115350
It's pretty normal, some people complain it kills spontaneity, but I'm not going to feel sexy if I'm afraid my buttcrack stank or I have toilet paper on my labia.

No. 115354

>>115350
Who cares if it's normal or not, if it makes you more comfortable you should do it. I'm sure the guy won't care at all since he's getting sex regardless, he might even be happy to know you'll be extra clean.

It is expected in Japan, if that helps.

No. 115361

>>115350
tbh i don't the he'd care. if he's horny, he's more focused on orgasm and pleasure. if toilet paper was in your cooch and he noticed it, he'd take it out and go at it. i like to keep a box of kleenex and wet wipes nearby where we have sex so if you don't want to go the extra mile and shower, wipe yourself real quick.

No. 115369

>>115361
This is what I do. Whenever we’re about to do it I’ll just quickly clean my private parts/butt crack and arm pits. Unless I’m generally sweaty like in summer or something, then I’ll take a shower.

No. 115385

Ok this is also related to sex and it's gross but whatever I need to let this out please don't make fun of me

I feel so uncomfortable about my whole body even my vagina because it's a big dark floppy roastbeef, I get discharge a lot and sometimes leak a little bit of pee so I always wear pads cuz I refuse to change my underwear multiple times a day, I never had sex because I only tried it with a long distance guy I didn't see often and it hurt so much not even the tip would go in and no I wasn't scared or anything, now basically every guy my age has already slept with plenty girls which I don't like because I want my first time to be special and I'm also embarrassed of my vagina/body and I have anxiety disorders and am really uncomfortable with sex stuff, dicks gross me out. I also went to the doctor for a hemorrhoid kind of thing but they just left it there lol

No. 115394

>>115385
Ok, girl, don't worry too much about your inner labia, unless it's very uncomfortable doing daily stuff there's literally nothing wrong with them. People who say otherwise are ignorant, misogynist or both.

And with your incontinence, I suggest doing some kegel exercises, as it makes your pelvic floor muscles stronger so at some point you won't accidentaly pee yourself whenever you sneeze.

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>>115172
Yep just the regular stuff from your drugstore! Use 70% isopropyl instead of 90%, which may be too drying.

No. 115410

Alright, I should probably just go to a doctor but I figured I'd see if any anons have advice. About 3 months ago I was forcefully penetrated against my will (not technically rape since it wasn't a penis) and it tore the skin at the bottom of my vaginal opening. It healed fine, and two weeks later I had sex with my long distance boyfriend who visited me after my assault. It tore back open. Five weeks later I moved across country to be with him. The first time we had sex it ripped back open and bled for about 20 minutes. After that it kind of just kept tearing slightly every time we had sex. Finally I got to the point where I was like okay, no sex for a week. It healed. Had sex, it ripped again. Waited another week. Still tearing open. I had a pelvic exam before I moved and the doctor didn't say anything so it must have looked okay when she was down there, but when I look with a mirror now it looks like a huge rip, similar to when you tear during childbirth. I didn't think it was a big deal but my boyfriend was horrified when I asked him to look. I'm at my wits end; I read that new mothers have to wait 6 weeks if they have tearing but that seems extreme and I'd really rather not wait six weeks. I already waited 5 and it felt like ages. Do any other anons have experience with this? My mom suggested I might need a stitch but it heals fine by itself if I leave it alone. I hope someone has a suggestion, I'm desperate.

Sorry if that was gross.

No. 115411

>>115394
Thank you. I hope I'll be able to do the exercises though..

No. 115413

>>115410
Even if you were raped with an object it's still rape. Like wtf, don't downplay what happened to you.
Secondly, you really need to see a doctor, this sounds scary.

No. 115415

>>115410
You should see a doc asap because if it keeps healing and tearing over and over it may not heal or heal very badly.

No. 115416

>>115410
>I was forcefully penetrated against my will (not technically rape since it wasn't a penis)
That is the literal, legal definition of rape. A penis doesn't need to be involved. See a doctor, see a therapist and see the police, this isn't something we are qualified to help with.

No. 115430

>>115413
>>115415
>>115416
Thanks for the responses. I was told by police that it's technically sexual assault and not rape because he didn't use his penis. I did not press charges because I didn't have time since I was in the process of moving, but also because I felt the police were downplaying what happened. I feel very guilty about it.

I also feel very discouraged to see a doctor. When I was assaulted he also forced oral on me (him performing it, not me), so I decided to get tested for stds while I was at the doctor. It was not covered by my insurance. I finally paid off the bills last night, almost $500 for the blood work alone. I have no faith in police or doctors at this point. I simply can't afford to go to a doctor anytime soon.

And yes, I do post in the man-hate thread now.

No. 115431

>>115410
You need to see if your boyfriend can leave you alone/no PIV for however long it takes to completely heal. The guy who raped you is a piece of shit…I'm so sorry Anon.

But you really need to let this heal or even see if you can get a loan from someone to cover the medical expenses for it to be stitched up. Don't continue having sex and breaking the wound because you could end up getting seriously infected.

No. 115546

I feel like I always have a UTI or I'm on the verge of one. I have tried D-mannose, probiotics, cranberry pills, AZO, etc. Nothing works. This didn't start up until I became sexually active with my current bf. Am I allergic to his dick or something? We both shower/freshen up and pee before and after sex, I only wear cotton underwear and keep myself dry, and we are both extremely clean, so I'm not sure what bacteria is consistently getting up there??? My gyn said that I'm just naturally prone to UTIs and she said I should pop nitrofurantoin after intercourse.

I don't want to be dependent on antibiotics for the rest of my life, but this is honestly debilitating. Is there anything else I can do?

No. 115548

>>115546
I have the same problem, anon. I started making my boyfriend wash his hands every time we fool around and it's helped a little bit. I haven't had a uti in a few weeks, I think the hand washing helps. That and I take two azos everyday. My doctor also suggested taking an antibiotic after each sexual encounter but that seems really overkill. What if we have sex daily or twice a day? That's a lot of crap to ingest.

You said you were fine with your other boyfriends, right? I was thinking maybe your bf isn't washing as well as you think he is. Also, this is obvious, but don't let him put his dick anywhere near your ass, not your asscrack, nothing. Just keep him away and if you have to try showering with him and see if he's doing a thorough job. One person I was with insisted he was cleaning, but when I watched him he merely rinsed his penis with water for like 2 seconds even though the rest of him was very clean and washed. You never know what's going on in there. Also make sure your bf's underwear are clean. That helped me as well as the obsessive hand washing.

No. 115551

>>115546
I was with a guy who would give me UTIs. No sugar added cranberry juice was my go to. Just chug like three big glasses a day. Avoid sugar and alcohol as that will make a uti worse. A warm wash rag can help alleviate that "I have to pee" sensation.
I dumped ole dirty dick dude and the utis stopped. Consider a new boyfriend. Is he especially large. My uti guy was, and I hated it.

No. 115563

This is embarrassing but recently I have to always strain/push when I pee in order for it to come out. I’m a hypochondriac so it’s freaking me out a little. I started Prozac a little over a month ago (started at 20mg and went up to 40mg) and I don’t know if that has something to do with it because I didn’t have this problem before.

No. 115575

>>115548
We have showered together and he definitely scrubs his dick properly. I actually think you're onto something regarding the hand-washing. We definitely touch unclean surfaces before or while fooling around (phones, laptop, remote etc). I never even thought about the hand-to-genital transfer of bacteria, thanks for the tip.

No. 115648

Is there something I should be looking for, like a certain sensation to be certain that my menstrual cup is in properly? It always seems to leak. I've only gotten it to work once or twice and it was glorious but the rest of the time it just leaves me with stained panties.

No. 115659

>>115648
If you're not already shoving your finger up your vagoot to run it round and check the rim of the cup is open (should feel circular or like it's not still folded in somewhere) then honestly, nah.

No. 115660

>>115648
I fold mine in half to get it in. Then like this anon says, >>115659.
I sorta jam my finger in up to the rim of the cup, trying to break the seal of cup and vagina walls and allow air in to fill the cup, thus unfolding if.

No. 115662

>>115648
Make sure it's not sitting too high either. At first I was shoving it all the way up there and it was leaking, it's actually meant to sit pretty low in your vagina. I find giving it a bit of a spin and pull down helps it open up that last little bit too.

No. 115704

>>115648
For me, if I try to pull at the bottom of the cup (I cut off the stem) and there's some resistance, I know it sits correctly and push it back a bit.

No. 115734

>>115648
Feel for your cervix before insertion (it moves throughout your cycle) and then check after insertion that you're not placing it beyond/next to the cervix.

No. 115737

>>115734
It cannot go past your cervix.
Right?

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>>115737
To be clear, it's just deeper in the vaginal canal. It cannot go through your cervix.

No. 115759

>>115659
>>115660
>>115662
>>115704
>>115734
>>115737
Thanks for all the replies, anons! I ironically got my period right after posting this so let's see if it works!

BTW do you guys follow the instructions and 'boil' your cup in between cycles? What is the best way to sanitize?

No. 115760

>>115759
Oh man this is embarrassing. I didn't know about boiling it.
I wash it with antibacterial soap every time I take it out. I will boil now. Thanks Anon lol.

No. 115765

>>115760
You should avoid antibacterial soap if you can, as antibacterial cleansers can mess up your flora. Plain soap is just fine, though.

No. 115803

I'm in a LDR where we might see each other like, 3 to 3 months? For now though, in the future I plan on moving in together in 1 or 2 years. But I want to get a copper IUD in the meantime. I just don't trust condoms alone. I'm very paranoid about getting pregnant. Is it true that you can get it and then you don't have to do anything for the next 5-10 years? Sounds too good to be true… Damn.

No. 115828

>>115803
You should check your strings every month after your period to make sure it's still there.

No. 116027

Anyone extremely scared of having any diseases whenever just one thing shows up? My recent bf showed me a picture of what I assume is a cold sore on his lips, and now I'm freaking out, noticing every small thing on my pubic area, annoyingly calling my doctor and puking and not being to eat properly or sleep.
What if I somehow gave it to him, or that he I got it from me (despite me only sleeping with him once and using a condom) I am going to KMS out of this fear, it hurts.

No. 116032

As someone who has genital herpes (cold sores there, basically) you don't need to freak out like that. If you really got infected with herpes you'd see it right away, and it hurts. Most people have herpes and don't show symptoms actually.

No. 116043

>>116027
his mom prolly gave it to him during birth, don't worry. as the other anon said, most people have latent oral herpes due to childbirth but if you had it, you'd have your 1st outbreak by now (assuming you're over 18).

No. 117083

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My inner labia is probably less than a centimetre long I'm an innie. The only way that I've ever enjoyed masturbating is by rubbing my vulva through my panties. I stopped because I got anxious that maybe that's why I have any labia protruding at all. Once I found out a lot of girls including other virgins who have really long labia artist were in that way I realised that's retarded. My question I really need help with is I'm still scared to keep rubbing so is there any way that continuously rubbing my vulva really roughly and fast is going to lengthen my labia?? What do I search to find sources that can reassure me or inform me because I don't even know what to search take it any relevant information

No. 117085

>>117083
If you were actually permanently stretching your labia it would hurt and be extremely uncomfortable. Look up labia stretching, people do it in African countries and it's a painful process.
There is nothing wrong with visible inner labia. Most of the women in porn are not naturally innies, the majority have had labiaplasty, so don't compare yourself to them

No. 117101

I can't find any answers on this, but has anyone found that the placement of your pubic bones limits how big of a penis you guys can fit inside of you? Like, my pubic bones (the bones on like, either side of your vagina opening) severely limit the size of what can be put inside. They're really weirdly close together.

Like, not an issue with the vagina, but the bone placement.

No. 117102

>>117083
man, why the fuck is the vulva/vagina/labia always being treated like some mystical element with magical abilities. if you continuously rub any other skin flap on your body, does it lengthen? jfc do you guys listen to yourselves?

No. 117104

>>117101
Considering your pelvis should be able to have a baby going through it I'm going to guess no.

No. 117105

>>117104
The pelvic ligaments and bones loosen when you're pregnant and the pubic symphysis separates to allow a baby through. Not comparable to a person that isn't pregnant and has never been.

No. 117110

So, I tried all sex position and everything hurts. I have endometriosis and a retroverted uterus. Started hurting more than usual (my guess is that my second partner has a longer/weird shaped dick compared to my ex) I can't find sex enjoyable at all anymore.
Anyone here deal with this shit and have tips?

No. 117111

>>117083
I don't masturbate much but my inner labia has grown a little bit over the past few years (i'm 27).

I don't think it has anything to do with whether or not you touch it though.

I think it's more about hormones and how they change with aging.

No. 117130

>>117110
I have the same issues and have the same problem with pain in certain positions and I found that it's better when i'm flat on my back or stomach but if i'm at an angle with my legs lifted up it hurts too bad.
maybe see if you can go slow trying out certain positions to see if one type will be okay but if nothing is working i would just recommend using toys and things besides penetration and eventually u might be able to ease back into it

No. 117137

>>117110
Why should you have to force yourself if it's painful and uncomfortable? There are other ways to be intimate

No. 117148

>>117110
Have asked your doctor about this particular issue?

No. 117452

What does BV smell like? I feel like I'm smelling sort of funny compared to usual, but it didn't show up on my test at the doctor. However, I was spotting, so maybe it did effect the result, the yeast result looked like a flat out negative though. I treated for yeast already so it's not that and it didn't look yeasty either to me or the doctor.
I'm starting to think that I just get low grade BV regularly and especially after treating yeast, so I wanted to know if anyone gets it, what it looks/smells like, how they manage it, etc. I have leftover medicine for it but no applicators, I'm trying a little bit to see if I notice any changes.

No. 117454

>>117452
They say it smells like fish

No. 117456

>>117454
I thought that was only after sex?

No. 117482

Uhhh… idk if this goes here, but it’s vag-related so I guess??

For those who have had kids or have been pregnant before, how did you know? Did you have a feeling you were before your missed period? :/ I’m freaking out because I may be.. my period is due any day and something feels really different about this cycle, but I might be imagining things.

No. 117490

>>117482
Not really what you're asking but what happened? Are you on the pill?

No. 117494

>>117482
Honestly stress can make your period feel weird

No. 117509

>>117452
It has a very distinct smell. I wouldn’t say it smells like fish, though. I had BV for three years and the only things that helped me were this: https://de.iherb.com/pr/Renew-Life-Women-s-Vaginal-Ultimate-Flora-Probiotic-50-Billion-Live-Cultures-30-Vegetable-Capsules/13115 and a proper antibiotic. Does your discharge have an unusual color, too? Because that is another symptom.

No. 117512

>>117482
I missed my period for a week and also had a really weird sensitivity in my boobs, even that early. Take a pink dye cheap test when you are 1 week late, they are better than the expensive tests

For those of you with an iud, I've just seen a photo of the size of it in an actual uterus and it's really put me off getting it done. I'm really freaked out by the idea of getting it inserted and also I have seriously rough cervix thumping sex so I'm afraid it'll cause me pain during or after sex, or that it'll accidentally get pulled out or some shit

No. 117516

>>117512
I had an IUD a few years ago, getting it inserted didn't hurt at all but as soon as I got home and sat down, I felt like I'd been stabbed and started bleeding. I had it taken out a week after that, the bleeding didn't stop and the pain was getting worse.

Male doctor said it was normal, but a nurse gave me codeine and some of those huge pads for women who've just given birth. It didn't feel normal to me, but idk.

No. 117518

>>117512
>>117516

Sorry for micromodding but there is a separate BC thread: >>>/g/108748

No. 117521

>>117516
Thank you, I've had a baby so youd think I wouldnt be afraid of this but ugh

>>117518
mb I always forget, thank you

No. 117668

Has anyone else had their PMS symptoms change over time?

Up until 18 my boobs got extremely tender around my period and I never had cramps. Eventually one day, a switch flipped and my boobs don’t get tender anymore. I bloat and get crampy now. I have the copper IUD but even before I got it at 19, I noticed that my period symptoms changed and became more of an annoyance due to the water retention and the cramps.

I tried looking it up but it’s hard to go through the articles about general PMS symptoms to find what I’m looking for. I’ve heard that PMS is rougher for women in their 20s but that doesn’t explain why I stopped having tender boobs during each cycle. Does anyone have any insight on this by chance?

No. 117962

Weird/retard question but is there a menstrual cup…but for petite/small vagina people? I got the smallest version of the Lena cup but god, it still hurts to put it in and take it out.

No. 118001

Is it true or not that some woman just don't have regular cycles? I've never had a once-per-month period, it's always skipped 2-3 and every blood test I've had that included iron/thyroid/hormone stuff came back within normal range and one of the doctors I saw said not every woman has it exactly once a month. But he was 1) a dude, 2) not that experienced (he was at my clinic as part of training and was fairly young but still quite older than me) 3) not a gyno. Sometimes I think it might be an issue if I want to have children because doesn't that mean I'm not ovulating on those skipped months?

No. 118008

>>118001
Yes, some women have (very) irregular cycles. Can be a hormonal unbalance, or your body is just wired like that. It can also be linked to a mental trauma. Sometimes after your first child it suddenly changes to regular cycles.
If you don't have any period in a month, then you didn't ovulate.
I do know a a lady who had 3 children, and she has her period every 40 days. Might be related, she has very long pregnancy every time (nearly a month more than a normal pregnancy).

No. 118017

>>117962
i’m petite and the smallest size of the mooncup fits well. you should try using a bit of water based lube to help insertion, that helped me a lot

No. 118061

>>117962
The MeLuna Small (not the Shorty) is a good small cup. You can also check out this chart and sort by capacity.
https://putacupinit.com/chart/

No. 118070

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I wanna start shaving my pubes. Any advice so i don’t accidentally cut myself or make it itchy down there?

Last time I tried it, it got super itchy and I kept discharging because my vagina was irritated. Especially when the stubble started to grow in. Last time was the first and only time I ever altered body hair down there.

I just wanna shave now because I got a super cute bikini but my very hairy bush always peeks out of it. ~sigh~

No. 118071

>>118070
not contributing but I'm just wondering if the intense itching from hair growing back ever goes away…

No. 118073

>>118071
I only got this kind of itching on the first few times I shaved. Maybe it's something on your skin…

No. 118075

>>118071
I shave my pubes and don't get any itching. I've been shaving for years, but I use a safety razor as opposed to plastic Venus ones. The blades are a lot sharper and it gives a super close shave so that might be a factor.

No. 118081

>>118071
there shouldn't be any itching when you shave but ive been shaving since i was 8 and never stopped so

No. 118090

>>118070
>>118071

>get safety razors for the delicate areas

they market them as "bikini line"
>exfoliate and moisturize the area
i use a sugar scrub with coconut oil in it, which does both,but exfoliating with hot water and then moisturizing keeps itching and razor bumps to a minimum
>don't rush
i've only cut myself a few times and it's always important to dedicate time to doing it

>>118081
are you high mami?

No. 118097

>>118008
I think my weird cycle is my "normal" then and I'll count it as a blessing (my periods are on the lighter end too so it feels like I cheated my way out of menstruating lol). But yeah thanks anon that was reassuring. I hope longer pregnancies weren't more stress for her? I thought it would be increasingly difficult as the baby's head grows larger. If it was really important I'd wonder how you'd count the age of a person who was in the womb for that much longer.

No. 118107

>>118090
What products do you use? Do you make your own scrub?

No. 118109

>>118097
She's kinda old, if she had a that long pregnancy these days most doctors would have pushed her to be induced. No problem with any of the babies, but she told me she was sick of being pregnant… There's no typical pregnancy, and no typical baby imo. If you actually get pregnant, tell your gyno about your long cycle. You should track them when you try to concieve (or even before) so you have some data, because most doctor won't trust your memory and won't believe you if you don't. Maybe try those fertility tracker methods (temperature +self cervical check just one is not enough) to know exactly when you ovulate. I'm not an expert though.

No. 118275

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I recently decide to switch to reusable pads, and I'm in love with them. I'd love to see what anons who use them have to share.

No. 118287

>>118275
Do they show under clothes?
Those are pretty but I wouldn't wanna bleed all over pretty artwork of a girl's face.

No. 118289

>>118287
I've used some and even made my own, and they didn't show at all. They're super comfy, but I'm a Yuropoor and there aren't any sold here and ordering from the US is super pricey.

No. 118298

>>118275
I have some double gauze reusable liners, though I mostly use a cup. I love how they breathe.

>>118287
Some show under some clothing. An overnight pad would probably show under thin, white leggings. The liners I have don't show under medium or lightweight pants. It's similar to regular pads, really.

>>118289
Precious Stars Pads ships to the EU, but making your own like you have is even better.

No. 118315

>>118298
I've been thinking of switching over. Do they ever slide around for you? That's my main problem with non-winged pads, and I feel like even with the snap, they could still go up or down.

No. 118338

is it abnormal to wear panty liners at all times? i get a lot of discharge (despite washing very thoroughly) and don’t feel like changing panties 3 times a day.

No. 118339

>>118338
No, it's what they're made for!

No. 118345

>>118338
Yeah, what >>118339 said. Tbh, I‘d find it more abnormal to change your panties several times a day every single day (the amount of laundry…) instead of just wearing panty liners.

No. 118350

>>118338
It's not, but it must be really expensive in the long run. Whenever I wear them, they bunch up and ride up my asscrack lol. Have you tried Thinx or some similar underwear?

No. 118351

Does anyone else here rarely use underwear? I just find it extremely constricting and only ever buy panties when they're cute and I want to wear them for aesthetic reasons. My vagina is healthy but I feel like a weirdo admitting to going commando 99% of the time.

No. 118364

>>118351
same. I only own a few pairs and I haven't worn them since the last time I wore a skirt (over a year) at this point it feels incredibly uncomfortable, like I can almost feel a UTI developing. Too tight, hot, and keeps moisture around so much longer. I honestly forget that most people wear it every single day, it surprises me when I think about it.

No. 118396

>>118351
>>118364
where does ur discharge go? if u dont have discharge, that's not healthy.

No. 118404

>>118396
The only logical conclusion is that the discharge goes to whichever pants I'm wearing lol. It's rarely heavy enough to leave bleachy stains, but it's not like I'm dry as a bone down there all day.

No. 118412

Has anybody used female condoms for period sex? I'm thinking about trying it out, but buying them requires a prescription.

>>118338
It's not abnormal, but it isn't recommended because it doesn't let the area breathe. [Source: https://www.womansworld.com/posts/wear-panty-liners-every-day-129580] However, if you don't have any problems wearing them every day, then it is perfectly fine. It's best to stick to cotton liners without added scents, but again if what you use works for you that's what matters.

>>118315
They stay in place unless I'm wearing very loose panties or synthetic panties. Normal cotton or modal panties keep them in place for running, sleeping, etc. One thing to make sure of is that the gusset in your panties is wide enough. If it doesn't cover your whole vulva sans liner, you're going to have a bad time with a liner.

No. 118416

>>118351
I don't think I have ever spent a day in my life without wearing panties…

No. 118422

>>118404
that seems kind of gross. cotton panties are really the way to go, they let you breath and protect your crotch area from uncomfortable fabric in jeans, or the elements in other things. i would never not opt for a comfortable pair of cotton panties or wireless cotton bra since most fabrics are too rough for crotch/nipples.

No. 118426

>>118422
It's incredibly gross and those anons are weird as hell. Letting your discharge fall on your pants and down your leg is fucked up dude.

No. 118427

>>118404
Soooo if you go shopping, you take some panties with you? Because it's really gross imagining someone is trying on jeans which were in contact with your discharge before…

No. 118448

>>118351
>>118364
So you wear every single pair of pants just once before washing them?

And what do you do when you’re on your period? Even when I‘m wearing tampons there will be some light staining.

I‘m genuinely confused by women who don’t wear underwear and are comfortable with it.

No. 118527

I swear I started my period today, I got all the cramps and everything. I went to the bathroom and saw some blood. I have PCOS so it's really hot or miss on which months I'll get it. I went to the bathroom again and there was no blood on my pad so I stuck my finger in my vagina with toilet paper and I got more blood, I just assumed I needed to do that to have it come out. Next time I go to the bathroom, pad is still untouched. I did the finger again, still blood. It's really gel-like like a regular menstrual clot. Is this normal? Any other anons had this situation? Should I masturbate or something to open up my vagina and help push it out lol?

No. 118591

Any suggestions for razor bumps and/or ingrown hairs? I like to stay shaved but I fucking hate the bumps I get. Maybe reading Shayna’s thread has made me a bit self conscious about it. Something I could be putting on my skin, maybe? My skin is sensitive so I avoid putting stuff on it and usually just shave in the bath.

No. 118592

>>118527
okay so update, everything is good lol. i just had to wait another day and the flow started.
>>118591
i'd like suggestions for ingrown hairs as well. i haven't shaved in like 4 months and i still get ingrown hairs to this day, i think it's just from stress and just random hairs falling out. how to avoid that?

No. 118598

I keep showing very clear signs of pregnancy but took 8+ pregnancy tests and all of them are negative, why?

No. 118601

>>118598
It might be the type of birth control you're using. When my mom was on a certain kind of birth control it sometimes made her have symptoms of pregnancy even though he wasn't pregnant

No. 118611

>>118598
your hormones might be fucking with you, look up pregnant woman care and see what they do to ease it incase you are having nausea or pain, sounds like your body is simulating a pregnancy for some reason
if you're american go to that one free clinic that conservative boomers hate they might help

No. 118612

A few days ago I had sex and was properly penetrated for the first time (it was my second time having sex and I was/am really tight).

Afterward I felt really sore and now days later my vagina is itchy. Is this normal and if not, what could it be?

No. 118617

Sometimes I get really sharp pains but they don't really feel like regular period cramps? Like rather than throbbing/contracting it's just a sharp, continuous pain, like my uterus is in a vice grip. It's bad to the point where I can't even budge an inch without the pain multiplying and I get shivers but it usually calm down after an hour. Does anyone else get the same kind of pains? Are they just cramps or possibly something else?

No. 118622

>>118612
Could be micro tears healing or t might just be irritated. Did you use a condom? Is your partner STI free? We can't answer that for you, but if you're unsure - get checked. Chances are you're just a bit irritated.

No. 118654

>>118612
i have regular unprotected sex with my LDR bf that i see once a month, and every time i have sex with him for the first time he tears the vaginal opening open on the spot closest to my anus. its relatively normal, but if it itches on the labia and all around you could get some Clotrimazole, as its OTC and pretty cheap.

sidenote ask him to get tested

No. 118664

>>118654
Your boyfriend tearing your vagina isn't normal anon. That happens when you give birth. Your body should relax and lube itself up to allow for entry without tearing, this is for the other anon too with possible tearing. Are these guys just jamming it in dry with no foreplay? You need lube at the very least if these guys are not putting in any effort to get you loosened up first. But really they need to spend time getting you relaxed and comfortable - and if you are expecting pain it will be difficult to relax.

No. 118669

>>118664
ldr anon here
sorry, i didn't mention the severity of the issue. it's not really a tear, like open flesh, more like tiny micro tears due to friction. i guess it is due to not being super soaking wet, but in my case i hardly am crazy horny, if at all. any tips for that?

No. 118695

>>118669
>>118654
This happened to me one time. We go through bottles of lube crazy fast bc i'm a bit tight, so this one time we tried applying lube only to the top half of his dick (we use condoms though) because also i was very wet that day. Never again. Now i know i always need to apply lube all the way to the base, and reapply mid way.

So maybe give that a shot.

No. 118702

>>118664
first anon here, he ate me out for a really long time before to try to help me relax/get turned on and loosen up. i guess i was just too nervous to relax properly. he didn’t use lube, though, nor a condom, and he pushed it in even when i was almost crying and telling him i was in pain so idk.

No. 118709

>>118702
>and he pushed it in even when i was almost crying and telling him i was in pain

My god anon I'm sorry. That is NOT okay.

No. 118780

>>118709
thank you anon. i felt like i was being impaled, it was awful. i thought it was my own fault for not being relaxed enough, i'm glad that's not really how it's supposed to be.

No. 118884

My problem is way less important that the other anons here, sorry.
But I'm a WOC, I have a darker tone pubic area and it bothers me, I always keep my hair, I trim it but almost never shave, I shaved today and I'm planning to not let my partner see it until some hair grows back, I know that it supposed to be slightly a darker tone but mine is so dark it makes me feel insecure and I've been struggling with this since early adolescence, I tried many home remedies and different shit.
Any solutions?

No. 118905

>>118884
Do you happen to have Acanthosis Nigricans? I have it too and it might be a health problem. If you can solve that health problem, it’ll probably return to the rest of your body’s skin tone. I’ve seen hacks where people rub lemon water on their pits to lighten it. Idk if you want lemon near your pubic area because it might upset your vagina.

No. 118935

Why does my vagina look like this? Why isn’t the hole visible? I don’t even know what this skin is?

No. 118936

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>>118935
Anon what the fuck are you doing posting that. To answer your question it's your hymen or vaginal corona.

No. 118937

>>118936
Okay i deleted it. Im not a Virgin Though so im not sure why it’s there

No. 118938

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>>118936
>>118937

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

>>>/pt/679596

No. 118941

>>118939

Because you're putrid?

No. 118943

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HEY YEAH, MODERATOR HERE. I EXPERIENCE THIS SALTY TASTING GREEN DISCHARGE FROM MY VAGINA WHENEVER I BAN SOMEONE HERE. NOW DESPITE ME NOT HAVING BEEN FUCKED EVER IN MY ENTIRE FAT LIFE I DID EXPERIENCE 14 YEAST INFECTIONS AND 8 ABORTIONS THE PAST YEAR ALONE. MY CUNT SMELLS LIKE SAUDI ARABIA GOT SHOVED IN TO AN OLD MANS SCROTUM, AND WHENEVER I BAN AN IP HERE THIS GREEN SPLIT PEA SOUP JUST RUSHES OUT THERE LIKE A SPRINKLER. IT LOOKS LIKE THAT SPLIT PEA SOUP REGAN PUKES OUT WHEN HER HEAD SPINS AROUND IN THE EXORCIST, EXCEPT IT COMES OUT OF MY VAGINA.

I NEED SOME ADVICE HERE BECAUSE I HIT MY LANDLORD IN THE FACE FROM MY UPSTAIRS BEDROOM AND NOW HE'S THREATENING TO CALL THE HEALTH INSPECTION AND HAVE THEM EVICT ME. COPS CAME TO MY DOOR A WHOLE BUNCH OF TIMES THINKING SOMEBODY DIED IN MY APARTMENT.

I TRIED PUTTING A CORK UP THERE BUT ENDED UP ACCIDENTALLY SHOOTING MY POMERANIAN WITH IT. ADVICE PLEASE.(epic trole)

No. 118944

>>118943
mods are trannies. good try.

No. 119031

>>118598
If you have to do it more than twice, you're probably not pregnant. You're more likely than not constipated.

No. 119131

I can't say I'm surprised to hear that you hater bitches all have gross yeast infections.(USER HAS BEEN PUT OUT TO PASTURE)

No. 119160

>>118598
Which signs? Early pregnancy and PMS have a lot in common. Also your hormones going a little nuts can also make your period late.

>>118612
You might not have been properly turned on or too nervous. Try giving yourself time to heal and have an orgasm before penetration so your body is more ready.

>>118702
>he pushed it in even when i was almost crying and telling him i was in pain so idk.
Yeah don't let him penetrate you if it hurts.

No. 119178

>>119160
Breaking out, morning sickness, breast soreness, constipation, cramping, cravings, discharge which I found weird because usually my only pms symtoms are breaking out and being emotional

The thing is I have pcos and not to get too TMI but my husband has been cumming in me literally every other day, I did however get my period unless it was a miscarriage which wouldn't surprise me because I have miscarriaged before


Any tips on getting pregnant?

No. 119209

>>119178
That does seem unusual, your hormones were probably doing something unusual for you. You should see your obgyn about this if you're trying to conceive. There are a number of things they can do. One thing is that they'll put you on birth control for like 2 weeks at a time to regulate your cycle. There are also a couple medicines to help you ovulate. See your doctor so you can figure something out. Most women with PCOS are able to get pregnant without IVF.

No. 119364

I have what is either an ingrown hair that's blown up or a bad pimple right between my labia majora, near the clitoral hood/minora in that little crease between the labia where you can still grow hair. The placement is terrible, I don't have a hand mirror, and I know for a fact that I'm going to get gross there. How the fuck can I get rid of this? It's making me feel really self-conscious and I had a heart attack when I noticed it because I thought it was on my clit and there was something really wrong.
I have prescription acne meds and gentle wipes for the vulva. I'm trying to just treat it and keep clean, but nervous about doing too much because painful area and I've already been dealing with vulvar discomfort for a month. Never dealt with such a bad and poorly placed thing in my life. Anyone have any ideas?

No. 119442

>>119364
You could try to remove it after holding a hot wet washcloth to it for 10-15 minutes, but honestly, the locations pretty sensitive so if it's not crazy expensive in your situation a doctor would be totally justified. Salicylic acid is good, too.

No. 119531

I'm experiencing some pain on my clitoris. It's mostly when I touch it or wipe. It's sort of a burning sensation, sometimes a sting… Never happened before. Nothing to be seen on the surface. Haven't had sex in more than a year so can't be STD. Anybody knows what it could be? I'm about to have my period these days

No. 119533

>>119531
I sometimes get a weird pain when I have a loose (pubic) hair stuck under the hood of the clitoris. I usually can’t get rid through it just by wiping etc because it’s stuck really weirdly. I’ll have to pull everything back as far as I can to be able to see/get rid of it.

It stings really weirdly, not just a stinging sensation on the surface as you would expect and causes a discomfort whenever I touch myself, wipe etc.

No. 119538

I'm new to sex/sexual acts in general (despite being mid-20s, long story) and I'm nervous about having sex with my new bf for the first time. I've had some issues with tightness/pain even with fingering which has been annoying for me.

He's great with foreplay/making sure I'm comfortable so I'm wondering if there's anything I could do to make things a bit easier? I want to have sex with him but I'm really worried that it's going to be a difficult time.

No. 119541

>>119538
water-based lube is your friend. if you're uncomfortable breaking that out, the key is definitely to try to relax. if you're still a virgin, expect some discomfort your first time, but it really is about trying to keep your muscles as relaxed as possible. muscle tension from being nervous can really hinder your ability to enjoy it.

most importantly - as is always mentioned in these kinds of threads - don't force yourself into something that hurts or makes you uncomfortable

No. 119561

this is more of a vent sorry
I absolutely hate having a heavy flow. I can sleep with a maxi pad and a super plus tampon in (I know, don’t lecture me) and I end up bleeding down my leg every morning. The worst days, I go through at least 6 super plus tampons. If someone is using the bathroom when I realize I need to change it, I literally have to change my clothes just because I’m five minutes too late. I have a copper IUD which I think has made it a little heavier, but it’s always been bad. I’ve stained every set of sheets I’ve owned, I’ve bled on literally all my pants, the only underwear that’s safe are ones I specifically only wear when I know it’s safe. I can’t have sex at all on my period because I bleed through towels and stain the mattress AND neither me nor my partner can feel anything. I’ve stained the bathroom matts, the carpet on the way to the bathroom.. because I basically have to shower after getting up in the morning cuz I’m covered in blood and can’t get to cleaning the floors fast enough lmao. It’s so awful. I can’t afford to change my birth control a bunch to try to remedy this either.
I just wish I could sit on a bunch of towels for a week and not have to worry about shit lmao.

No. 119588

>>119561
Are you overweight and/or do you have a crappy diet?
I used to have a super heavy flow when I was a bit overweight (like just 10 lbs) and eating crappy. Once I started eating healthier and loss the excess weight I noticed a huge difference.
But even now if I happen to give into period cravings or something and I eat crappy for a few days before my period I notice it gets heavier again.

No. 119594

anybody have experience with endometriosis?
I don't have it, but a friend does, and I want to know a bit more about what she's going through to help in any way I can.

I know a bit about the medical stuff behind it, but what are some things that help and what are somethings that definitely don't?

No. 119598

>>119588
I’m not overweight or underweight. My diet is currently shit lmao but even when it was a LOT better, my period was the same. I even got work done to see if there’s something wrong with me causing it but everything came back normal.

No. 119612

>>119561
you should try a menstrual cup, the avg capacity of a super tampon is around 10ml but cups generally hold around 25-30ml of fluid. i’m pretty sure you can even get ones which hold around 45ml.

No. 119651

>>119612
Ive thought about it but I’m kinda just freaked out by the whole thing. It took me years to be okay using tampons, another new product seems just as overwhelming to me? I’m all around uncomfy with fiddling around down there and I’ve heard it can take time to learn how to place it properly

No. 119653

>>119651
As someone with a heavy flow I 100% recommend the cup. It worth learning how to use it as overwhelming as it might be. I put it off ages and honestly regret it. You'll have your period for a huge chunk of your life so you might as well make it easier for yourself. It's worth it.

No. 119974

Maybe a dumb question but my period came early, I'm assuming the date it happened is the new date my period will start on from now on..?

No. 119978

>>119974
Idk if you're a child but it doesn't come on the same date every month. 28-31 days in a month. Periods usually start between 21-30 days for those with a regular cycle. If yours is around 30 days it means your next one may be closer to the new date. Stress and health affects the startdate too. Mine has never been completely exact.

No. 119989

>>119974
Are you on the pill? I am and mine is pretty regular I can always count 4 days back from my next tablet, but stress and diet can have fluctuations.

If you're looking to start on to the pill for the first time iirc you take it the first day you bleed.

No. 119995

Is it normal to have long periods? I'll spot for 3 days before my period (I don't have any symptoms aside from this spotting), have 4 days that's my "actual" period, and then another 3-4 days of spotting.

No. 120039

can any anons break down for me the basics of grooming your pubic hair? i never really found a reason to trim/shave or anything and now i'm curious and want to try. my main question is what exactly is the most common thing to do. do most women shave their pubic hair off completely or mostly trim it? i have some hair growing in my inner labia so i don't think shaving only would be a good idea or at least only on the outer edges, but even when it comes to shaving i'm a bit clueless. do i just buy a safety razor and go at it the same way i do my armpits (just with soap and water) or do i need to do something else as well? sorry for the dumb questions, i don't really have many people in real life i could ask this to.

No. 120040

>>120039
Everyone does it differently but I've got my method down to an art so I can shave every 2nd day and not get ingrowns/irritation/itchiness
>hair on the labia is so soft and easy to shave I do it every day, soap and water is enough and I prefer that to shaving cream
>it's also possible to shave slightly into the inside of the lip if the hair goes there, it's never bothered my skin at all
>pull the skin taught when you do it, squatting makes it easier or just standing up
>hair on the mons is coarse and hard to shave, use shaving cream.
>never shave against the grain (the direction of the hair, it goes inwards and meets at the top of the slit) because it hurts and irritates the skin badly
>shaving with the grain (inwards/downwards) is the safest way to avoid irritation
>shaving horizontally to the grain also works, I do it once with the grain then again horizontally to get a closer shave
>consider not shaving the centre area at all, it's by far the most easily irritated skin. I leave a patch and trim it
>pretty much any razor works as long as it isn't blunt, I'd say get a nice one but honestly I've used cheap as shit disposable razors for men without even a strip of soap on it and it was great
>it will probably be itchy for a while even if you do it perfectly, it goes away after a while

No. 120041

>>119978
I vaguely remember my period being regular though but this time it came a week and a half early. But I'm thinking stress and poor nutrition may have caused it..

No. 120051

>>120040
>all this effort instead of making a pass with an electric trimmer once a month.
You're fucking up, anon.

No. 120052

>>120040
I second most of this.
Few things I do differently:
>shaving against the grain doesn’t bother me/my skin too much
>I don’t use shaving cream or gel at all, as it usually irritates my skin a lot, instead I’ll use regular hair conditioner on the mons and let it ‘soak’ a few moments before shaving
>men’s disposable razors (3 blades or less) work best for me (Gillette Venus and cheap alternatives were by far the worst and I always got irritated skin, even when using fresh blades)

Another few things:
>let my razor sit in some isopropyl alcohol for a minute or so before shaving
>always do it before going to bed so I can avoid wearing (tight) underwear (but if you have to wear some, use something light and made of cotton)
>let the area air dry and use skin- and wound-friendly desinfectant afterwards
>a little while after shaving I’ll use some hazelnut or coconut oil on the area
>when it’s really hot I’ll use baby powder in my bikini area in the morning because I’ll tend to get irritations from sweat and friction there

No. 120084

>>120051
It takes 1 minute max, it only sounds like a lot of effort because I put thought and detail into my post for a newbie's benefit

No. 120087

>>120052
>>120040

Thanks anons for the responses, they're honestly really helpful. Even when I tried looking it up online most websites were incredibly broad on how to groom so it didn't offer much help and I appreciate how much detail you put into it.

No. 120091

So I've never bothered taking care of the skin on my lips because it's easy to overlook but since I started wearing makeup I find that I can't wear lipstick without it REALLY bringing out all the lines I have, not granny pout lines around my mouthh but it's like permanently dry lips (I used to peel them a lot and they're naturally super dry without balm). Any way to reverse this? My current plan is moisturising them and exfoliating the dead layers off because I get the urge to bite them and it's slow going.

No. 120098

>>120039
I literally hate shaving but when I do, I use coconut oil instead of shaving cream and I avoid doing it in the shower, like the only water needed is to rinse off the razor. Squatting over a mirror helps me get everything. I go with and against the grain, just don’t go over the same area too many times. I usually leave a triangle of fuzz up too because it gets irritated sooooo easily, I trim it with a trimmer meant for facial hair lol. After, I’ll take a shower and rinse really well, pat dry, and use a little bit of coconut oil to keep the area happy. I’ve never had an issue doing it this way. But I have a “fat pussy” so stubble rubs me in all the wrong places lmao I usually just go full bush or trim it, it’s like twice a year that I shave at all.

No. 120101

>>120091
Unless you’re applying lipstick to your labia, you might be in the wrong thread lmao

No. 120364

a week ago I got my period a week and a half early, figured it was from stress and other things but now I've also had brown shit coming out of me for the past few days already. I don't usually have a period for a whole week and the brown stuff is weird.. some of it is thick and some is watery.

No. 120372

>>120364
It's just tissue from your womb mixed with mucus and old blood. Trying to think how the best way to describe it is, is it sometimes like little blobs and gobbets and also a bit like viscous snot or phlegm, but brown? Does it spread out into a little brownish slime streak on the paper when wiping after going for a pee?

It's very normal anyway, this used to be what every breakthrough period I had while on the mini pill looked like (no bright red fresh blood at all) and now this stuff is what the end of my periods look like I'm off hormonal contraception. My personal theory is it's what older shed endometrial tissue looks like if it's been hanging around for a while and has had a chance to oxidize (go brown).

No. 120385

>>120372

nta but this happened to me this week and this post was reassuring! hadn't even had my period in a week but it's exactly as you've described so I'm no longer worried.

No. 120387

>>120372
yeah I started getting brown stuff after my period after quitting birth control pills but it was never like this + my whole period has been messed up and weird this month. thanks for assuring me tho.

No. 120398

>>120387
Hey, sometimes periods do just be like that. The more I read about it and hang out in female spaces the more I learn about how wild each woman's menstrual cycle can be. Did you know doctors only consider the absence of a period to be notable if it's been 90 days since your last menses? When I read that little factoid my mind was a bit blown, that's literally like, a quarter of a year lol, anything under that can be considered within "normal range" apparently

No. 120400

I think I have a cut on my labia minora as a result of my boyfriend using a lil too much teeth while sucking on it. I didnt feel too much pain when he was doing it but since then it has become rather tender, and hurts a bit when I pee. I tried my best to examine it and it looks like a patch of raw skin kind of? Has anyone dealt with something like this before?

No. 120401

To the anon who recommended nixit cup like half a year ago, thanks it has saved my period! I have a very low cervix and heavy flow so traditional period cups didnt work for me and tampons were uncomfortable too. It is almost fun to get my period now lmao.

No. 120412

is there anything I can do about my dark/grey roastbeef vagina? at least make it lighter or something..? it's so bad I hate looking at it.. also not completely vagina related but I have a hemorrhoid and I checked in the mirror while lying down and it's kind of noticeable and pops out a bit, do you think my boyfriend will mind when/if he notices it?

No. 120416

>>120412
Labiaplasty
But I do not recommend it, learn to love yourself first.

No. 120417

>>120412
Skin is skin, anything that works to brighten complexion on the face works anywhere else. A niacinamide cream would work fine. But he probably wont mind.

No. 120428

>>120416
That's too expensive anyway.
>>120417
I doubt putting random creams on my labia is safe tho

No. 120429

>>120428
If you're wary of even putting creams on your labia, wtf kind of advice do you think you'd be willing to follow? That's the absolute safest sounding possible solution to changing your skin colour. Obviously you can't do much short of horrible sounding things like bleach and injections.

No. 120433

Does anyone else feel a tingling on the bottoms of their feet when they masturbate?

I get so distracted by this weird feeling in my feet. It's like that tingly, almost burn-y sensation you get when you first move your foot after it's been asleep. It's not pleasant or sexy to me– it just makes it hard to focus on masturbating.

>>120412
Shit like this is why porn infuriates me. Vaginas are not supposed to be pretty, and I hate that porn has created an unreasonable expectation that vaginas be 100% pink and have no minora showing. Ridiculous.

Your vagina is fine, anon. Any guy who bitches about what your fucking junk looks like needs to be dumped asap.

Also, hemorrhoids are common and incurable. If it's not bleeding, painful, or obstructing anything, don't worry about it. I would advise against anal sex if you have hemorrhoids. Anal sex is a meme invented by men anyway, and is always more pleasurable for them than it is for women. Plus it's unsanitary and requires a lot of preparation on the reciever's part.

No. 120435

>>120433
>Does anyone else feel a tingling on the bottoms of their feet when they masturbate?

Yep, I know exactly what you're talking about. Like firey pins and needles. I think it's because we unconsciously tense our muscles during sexual pleasure, so you're feeling the effects of cutting off your own blood supply in your legs. Apparently this is why you should consciously learn to relax your legs when dabbing the Devil's doorbell, I've seen a lot of Cosmo-esque advice suggesting it makes your orgasms better.

No. 120460

>>120433
light-skinned innies are kinda cute though..
well my hemorrhoid is uncomfortable but when I finally went to the doctor she told me it's a skintag and didn't do anything besides telling me to put vaseline on it so I guess that hemorrhoid is my partner for life now lol. I've already had it for years as well.

No. 120462

>>120435
random but i used to really tense my legs up when i would masturbate and i got really bad charlie horses all the time that would completely ruin the moment. i taught myself to focus the tension to my glutes and it feels great (to me) and makes you feel like you had an ass workout afterward lmao.

No. 120501

how many of you wash your hands after masturbating? i do it in bed at night and well, i don't lol
it doesn't help that we don't have a sink in the bathroom tho

No. 120503

>>120501
I never do, but only because I don’t really penetrate myself and I also don’t get wet or anything, so my fingers usually stay dry.

No. 120550

>>120501
I always need to pee after masturbating and I wash my hands after peeing.

No. 120573

>>120501
never i usually pass out right after i come so
it's not like it's a mess afterwards anyway

No. 120584

>>120501
I do. I also wash my nether regions too because I get super wet.

No. 120596

>>120501
Ew yeah. Why would I want pussy juice remnants dried up and getting on anything i touch?

No. 120599

>>120584
nether regions? this is sus, bro. we don't call that shit the nether regions.

No. 120601

>>120599
I’m just a prude and don’t like saying pussy or vagina. plus I was referring to the whole area including my ass crack cuz it seeps into it. That’s why I don’t masturbate much it gets too messy for me

No. 120603

>>120584
> nether regions

No. 120775

Is it normal for your vagina to be looser lying down than when vertical?
I was rubbing one out, as you do, but decided to lie down for once and there was definitely more room. Is it because the muscles are less tense or has my vagoo got an issue?

No. 120779

>>120775

I find dildo-time feels a whole lot better if I'm in a squatting position rather than laid back so def think it affects muscles like that

No. 120928

>>120601
My dad used to say pussy in front of me, like in the trump manner which was super weird considering my age.

Now I can't find a good way to say vagina that doesn't cringe me out.

No. 120945

Is it normal to have all over increased body sensitivity after taking birth control for about a week?

I started on vienva and ever since I became really tender-headed, typical pain I could deal with like bumping into things became more intense, I get uncomfortable easier, but on the plus side I'm starting to have really intense orgasms

No. 120948

>>120945
Yes, that’s normal.

No. 121392

So I've had a mole on the outside of my labia majora for years. I can't remember how long, it's been there for ages. I shaved off all my pubes today for the first time in quite some time and… I think the mole grew some? Of course googling it only beings back CANCER CANCER CANCER and I can't deny that it's weird to have a mole down there. It's got me all anxious because it's not a flat mole, plus I can't go to the doctor. My health insurance isn't that good. Would Planned Parenthood look at this kind of thing? I know if they end up referring me elsewhere I'm still screwed (because, again, insurance). Or am I just worrying for nothing????? Ugh

No. 121396

>>121392
I have one next to my vagina, too, that worries me sometimes. Growth itself isn't indicative yet of anything bad. I feel you though and it's very stressful to think about and the internet only amplifies that fear. I'm sorry that you can't ask for help because of insurance. Did it change otherwise in appearance? Like shape/colour/border? If not, I'd say you're good. Even wonky, lifted moles are usually healthy. It just sucks if you can't get them checked and have some relief. It's also normal to have moles literally anywhere on the body.
Asking PP for help sounds like a great idea!
You could also get a friend's opinion if you dare and if it could help for starters as a non-professional first opinion and maybe to vent some of your frustration.
Good luck and I'm hugging you from afar!

No. 121400

>>121396
Thanks for the kind words, anon, I really appreciate it. Color hasn't changed on it as far as I can remember, and while I know color isn't really indicative one way or another, it's more pink than brown. I just feel like it's grown in size a bit, like… oblong? It's always been an irregular mole, so I feel unsure about how far I should read into its shape. And I did have my husband look at it and he thinks it's a little bigger too (and honestly I think that's what has me all anxious. Like… if someone else can actually acknowledge that it's different, ahh!!) I know I really have nothing to lose by requesting a PP appointment, so I guess I'll work up the nerve to make one!

No. 121470

>>121400
Do you think it could be a skin tag? That's a common place to get them, the friction from your underwear or from your labia rubbing can cause them.

No. 121479

>>121392
Sage cause anecdote, but I also had a mole down there and accidentally shaved it off and ever since it's an ugly ass scar.

That said, get it checked out.

No. 121570

Idk if this is the right thread but I’m an ex fatty. I’m also part middle eastern so I already have kind of dull olive skin.. the skin around my vag lips/upper inner thigh is dark and discoloured from rubbing so much for so long.. is there anything safe I can do to help rejuvenate the skin there and brighten it?? Almost makes me look dirty when I’m fully shaved :(

No. 121638

>>121470
I guess there's the tiny chance that it's a skin tag and I'd really be happy to learn that it is, but I'm pretty certain it's a mole. It's got volume to it and it's oblong with weird edges. I think my biggest indicator is, like… they say you should get a mole looked at if it's the size of a pencil eraser? And this is pretty darn close to that size. But I do have a PP appointment scheduled for tomorrow morning! I know they won't be able to do anything but look at it and give me an assessment, but it's a start. I have really bad insurance so I don't know what I'll do if I need to go further with it, but… idk. I don't know! One step at a time, I guess.

No. 121647

>>121570
I would also like to know if anons have suggestions. I've been looking at niacinamide creams for intimate areas and wondering if they work?
I get a lot of results for papaya soap too but I've a feeling it's just a physical exfoliant.
I think though, some darkness is inevitable and normal. I'm whitest white with no friction down there and I'm not even sexually active right now - but still have slightly dingy, dark fanny skin. So if there are no suggestions, it's probably worth us both just coming to terms with it.

No. 121661

>>121570
>>121647
Your skin is really sensitive there, even if bleaching creams work it's probably not the best idea. I've always been self-conscious about my skin being darker in that area but no one I've been intimate with has cared or even noticed until I pointed it out. Anyone who thinks it's gross is probably just a creep anyway.

No. 121664

What're the best pads? Preferably nothing crazy expensive.

No. 121665

>>121664
call me a weeb but fuck it. megami elis.

>pure cotton, nice and soft and breathable

>cute package design, looks like magic circles, being a girl is suffering
>kawaii heart design on the pad itself which also lends to keeping moisture locked in
>fairly cheap considering the nice material

do it.

No. 121670

>>121664
I like Always Infiniti, they're super absorbent while still being thin.

No. 121680

>>121664

Always is the best brand imo, they're nearly always on promotion or in multibuy offers (where I am at least)

No. 121688

>>121664
Always Infinity.

No. 121713

>>121392
You guys were really supportive and I really appreciated it, so here's my follow up if there's any interest! Doctor said it was just a skin tag and I am SO relieved. She said it was nothing to worry about health-wise, but if it gets irritated because of its size, my pcp would probably have something to prescribe for it to help it go away.

I am so thankful for Planned Parenthood as a resource for this kind of thing. They're so well trained on how to make you feel comfortable and they really do take care of you. Thank you, PP! I'll pay it forward when I get financially stable!

No. 121722

>>121664
DEFINITELY agree with other anons, Always Infinity. I recommend the extra heavy/overnight pad to anyone who has a very heavy flow like myself. If someone isn't using this brand and is having issues (like I did) with leaking and a heavy flow. I'd 100% recommend it.

While i'm here do any anons have lube suggestions for someone who has an allergy/sensitive problem? I have a sensitivity (possible allergy) to lube and no luck on a replacement. Any reputable brands?
The issues I have been having every time I use lube is burning/itching then swelling. The swelling happening over time not immediate.

Any recommendations would be great!

No. 121725

>>121722
Are you using silicone based lube? A lot of people are sensitive to that.

No. 121744

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>>121722
YES lube is very gentle.

No. 121745

>>121722
I like the System Jo H20 lube. I have extremely sensitive skin, and have never had a problem with it.

No. 121756

>>121725
Hey anon, from what the lube says in ingredients, no it's a water based formula. No silicone.

>>121744
>>121745
Thank you anons! I'll check them out.

No. 121875

I've been using a period tracking app for the last few years and in the last twelve months or so my periods have been getting further and further apart, I am several days to a week later than the apps estimate every month. I also only bleed for 2 days. I don't know what to put this change down to, I turned 30 this year, am not sexually active or on birth control

Anyone know if this is a '30s' thing? In a way light and short periods are ideal but it's the change that makes me wonder. Can't afford to go to doc right now and my towns only (male) doc is usually dismissive of women and womens issues

No. 121897

>>121875
I can't even remember where I was reading it, but I was reading about natural cycles of periods. I've been on the pill for over a decade with few breaks and am curious about my presumed fertility levels. I read that the body can naturally slow your cycle, thereby preserving release of your egg. It probably is a normal thing since you're not on birth control. A concern I have is that I'm regulating my cycles too much.

No. 121900

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(warning spoilered pic is SUPER GROSS!!! not mine but looks the same)
has anyone here ever passed a decidual cast before? it happened to me today for the first time and it was the most painful, traumatic moment of my life. i felt like i was birthing an egg sized thing, paired with the most intense period pain i have ever felt. it was followed about 10 mins later with a blood clot that was the size of my hand. now i'm still experiencing quite bad period pain but nowhere near what it was before getting that thing out. i've also had the heaviest flow that i've ever had (filling up a night time pad every couple of hours). am i going to die? i'm going to the drs tomorrow but the feeling of having to birth that thing out on the toilet was so freaky and painful. :(

No. 121905

>>121900
I've shed parts of one, but not the whole entire thing in one go. I remember a lot of pain, different pain than usual (like, cervix-y? I'd hazard a guess as to it being what the beginning of contractions feels like tbh, it happens sometimes when I pass a really large clot, too), then freaking the fuck out when I went to the toilet to go sort myself out and finding whatever the fuck it was, lmao. A photo and a flurry of "holy fuck, am I dying???" texts to my mum later, she told me it was probably parts of a decidual cast.

I can't tell you whether increased flow/clots and pain is normal, because I have PCOS and ?endo/adeno, and super overnight pads on the hourly and bad pain is my usual, but you're probably not dying. It's a good idea to see your doctor though, just to get checked out, and to talk about it. It's absolutely really freaky, I empathise with you there.

If the pain and bleeding get appreciably worse I think you should consider more urgent medical attention, though. In the mean time, just look after yourself anon! Get a hot water bottle/other heating method of your choice, some painkillers, some chocolate, a cup of tea maybe? Do some of that good good self care.

No. 121908

>>121905
thanks anon, i'm feeling a lot better now after some strong af painkillers, hot water bottle and new season of mindhunter! i seem to have finished passing the big clot stuff now so i'm less on edge. the pain really was insane! it was defo inside my vagina pain which was new to me, and it felt like i had super bad trapped wind in my stomach just before that came in waves so i guess it is like contractions. freaky stuff!!! the joy of being a woman

No. 121909

>>121900
Jesus I didn't know these existed. It's basically a period pod from my quick search about it. I woulda fainted anons, you're both braver than me.

No. 121911

>>121909
Same, how do our bodies still seem to hold endless untold horrors? I feel like by now I should know everything I have to fear but they keep coming.
You anons are incredible for not just dying of fear

No. 121920

>>121900
I've seen women convinced they've had a miscarriage after passing regular old clots.. this thing is a whole other level

What kind of conditions cause this? birth control, pcos?

No. 121922

>>121920
hi i'm original anon that posted about birthing one of those things. google tells me it can come from the pill, pcos, endometriosis and cancer of the uterus. i'm not on the pill and not diagnosed with any of the latter but i have suspected i have pcos for some time as i have had issues with fluctuating weight in the past and i'm super hairy (on my chin and neck, sideburns and tummy. sometimes on my boobs too. lucky me!) i also have had period pains so bad before that i've been vomiting from the pain or almost fainted if i stood up too quick with them. i know there are other symptoms so i don't want to self diagnose, but i'm going to mention it to the doctor today so hopefully they can do tests or whatever to find out!
me and my boyfriend use condoms religiously right now as i have been avoiding the pill due to one making me really crazy for the couple of months i took it around a year ago, but i'm hoping to go back on it to make things easier. i was really freaked out though and genuinely thought i miscarried when it came out cos it just looked like a bloody lump of tissue, followed by really heavy blood and big, beefy clots. i really wouldn't wish the experience on anyone! i'm just worried this is going to be a regular occurence during my periods now and i don't think i could handle that pain again without heavy drugs and i try to avoid super strong pain meds due to addiction issues in the past. i still have cramps today so that's over 5 days of pain now (i usually just have pain on the first day of my period) so it is a little out of character, but my doctor is a super nice and understanding lady so hopefully i will get some answers and help today! sorry for the massive post, this has been a super weird experience as i don't have a lot of female friends to run these things by!

No. 121936

>>121922
I hope your doctor has some sort of explanation or solution for you Anon! Good luck!

No. 121954

>>121922
Hopefully it was a once off thing for you anon. Wouldn't like to think of any woman going through that regularly. Let us know if the doc has any useful info on them/ particularly on avoiding them!

No. 121964

Am I the only one that gets REALLY wet very easily? Like I'll have a sopping mess down there just after a few minutes of being aroused, not horny as fuck, just normal levels of sexual arousal. Is this normal? I've always been like this, since I was 12 or 13.

No. 121973

>>121964
That sounds normal to me anon, I'm sure some of us here wish we had that problem

No. 121975

>>121973
Well yeah, I guess not getting wet enough is much worse when it comes to having sex. But having to walk around with panties that are VERY wet every now and then is a pain in the ass, shit happens sometimes.

No. 121986

>>121964
same tbh. if I know I’m not gonna put the wetness to good use, I’ll wear a pantyliner so it’s not too annoying and doesn’t also soak my pants lol

No. 122001

>>121964
This is why people have sex towels.

No. 122043

>>121964
You are not alone. I dont even have to be aroused because I have so much discharge sometimes I get a wet spot on my jeans. Also I fucking hate panty liners. I have some period panties but they are too expensive to buy for every day use.

No. 122057

>>121986
For years I didn't get why pantyliners were a thing, only in the last few months have I found out why

No. 122058

>>122043
Sometimes this can be a sign of an infection. If you some other issue too like different color, have it checked.

No. 122059

>>122043
i hate pantyliners, they honestly make my crotch stink. and i change them every couple hours. i also feel like the liners themselves make me get even wetter, if that's even possible.

No. 122060

>>122058
I did ask a doctor years ago. They said if there isnt a weird smell/color/texture or itching it is normal.

No. 122071

>>122043
Fabric panty liners yo. They don't ride up your ass and get destroyed by friction, smell, or make you itchy. And the liquid doesn't sit on top.

No. 122296

>>122059
I've literally just been realising the same thing this week after religiously wearing them all the time to feel cleaner.

No. 122313

ugh, end me. I guess this is half vagina related, but my problem started there. I've been so ITCHY the last two days, but, like… it's migrating around my body? I thought it was excessive itch from my shaved pubes growing back in, but when I got a mirror, I saw two tiny white bumps on my labia. I thought they might be ingrown hairs, but I've since gotten individual itchy bumps on my lip (thought it was a cold sore), behind my ear lobe, on a knuckle, inside my other ear canal (??), and now I'm laying here in bed with an itchy was. What the fuuuuck. Google isn't helping me at all, either. Fortunately it seems like a specific area is only itching for a 24 hour period? But I don't have the money to go to the doctor. I just want the itching to stop.

No. 122323

>>122313
scabies maybe?

No. 122325

>>122323
You know, I was wondering if it was this. I won't discount it, but I'm not seeing any "trails" on my skin, plus my husband hasn't been dealing with any itchy bumps.

After sleeping on it, I'm wondering if I'm just dealing with an allergic rash. The bumps are reminiscent of the after effects of my last case of poison oak. Like, I got little bumps on my lip and genitals then, too, despite doing the appropriate cleaning at the first sign of poison oak. My body is stupidly sensitive that way. It just really wigs me out that this all started on my vag, you know?? I have no reason to have an std or something, but wtf

No. 122328

Why do I just smell bad sometimes?? There are days when my underwear just stinks, but it’s not a fishy odor. It’s like ammonia but… not pee, because I know I wipe correctly. And it’s never coupled with unusual discharge. It also doesn’t seem to happen when I don’t wear underwear? Is it possible my vagina just needs to “breathe” sometimes?

No. 122329

>>122328
it's your PH levels, try changing up your diet a bit. the same thing happened to me and i got sick of bleaching my underwear. i would research more into it if i were you, but i fixed it by eating yogurt and other such probiotic foods.

No. 122369

>>122325
It can take several weeks to develop symptoms after having contact with someone infected.

But nonetheless, you should go see a doctor. No one here can really help you with it and there’s a ton of possible causes. It might be as little as stress induced hives, it might be dermatitis, it might be an allergic reaction, it might be scabies and the list goes on. it’s impossible to tell.

No. 122592

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I haaaaattteeee my vagina SO MUCH. >Spent an hour and a half trying to put in a tampon.
>Finally get it in and it hurts
>Taking it out hurts
>can’t even finger myself without it hurting
>want to lose my virginity bc tired of being a pathetic loser but can’t even insert anything by myself without it hurting
>looks ugly too

No. 122612

>>122592
Alot of the time virgins have no problem using tampons. Could you actually be dealing with something like vaginismus?

That comes to mind cos you seem to have a negative view of your vagina.. that negative view mixed with past painful experiences could be causing your muscles to involuntarily tighten

No. 122736

>>122592
Sounds like possibly vaginismus, friend. Dumb question but did your tampon have an applicator? When I was younger, my first time using one was a brand that had a weird shape and no applicator and it soaked my damn vag dry trying to put it in and hurt like a bitch. Have you ever been to a gyno/doctor about your situation?

No. 122844

Does anyone else have to do ‘tip toes’ when they’re close to orgasm? I do it without thinking and trying not to requires effort that takes me out of the cumming headspace. I’ve even given myself bad cramps in my calves from how hard I bend my feet down if I’m being really intense.

I never really thought about it until I rewatched End of Evangelion where they censor the scene of Misato sleeping with her bf by only showing her legs on camera where she’s doing that and I thought ‘that’s a really weird way to move your feet during sex, wait, I do that’.

No. 122847

>>122592
I used to have that too. Still cant wear tampons comfortably (havent really tried a lot tbh)
It gets better when you have regular sex with a good partner who spends enough time at foreplay.
If it still hurts a lot when he inserts, you're probably still dry and he's not doing a very good job "preparing" you
Not saying the first time won't hurt (it probably will) but it helps.

No. 122861

It suddenly became difficult and painful for me to insert into my vagina and I'm worried about it. For the context, my period ended 2 days ago and I didn't masturbate during. Probably around 10 days since I last inserted anything into my vagina, I don't use tampons. I use an average size (5 inch) dildo exclusively to masturbate, I clean my toy immediately after use every time. My vagina is very tight so I'm used to a struggle to insert and then things become very easy and pleasurable when its inside, but now it feels completely different. Its even tighter and completely painful to insert, I can't get it in all the way and it feels kind of like it might be swollen inside. I have no sex life outside of using my dildo, I don't overdo masturbation and I definitely don't have an STD. Should I be worried? Does anyone else have this experience or know how to fix it? I'm afraid I won't be able to masturbate like normal ever again and I want to cry.

No. 122863

>>122861
It could be a mental thing. I never wear tampons cause I hate them and just use pads, but I was having PIV with my ex frequently for years until one day I closed up. Stayed with him for a sexless 2 years while we both thought my shit was broke. Soon as I moved on from that situation I've opened up again and had no issues. I really want to get back in contact and say I've had loads of sex since, since he really made me out to be broken lol. Honestly, I think a lot of girls when they say they're too tight there's something subconsciously making you tense up. Maybe try a vibrator on the outside for a while and you might get aroused enough for penetration? I don't think a tampon or dildo has emotional scarred you like my ex bf did so hopefully it goes away. It sucks when you feel like you're broke, but I don't think you are anon

No. 122866

>>122844
You're not alone, anon.
>>122861
I've had something similar happen to me after heavy and uncomfortable periods. It's always just gone away after a few days. I think >>122863 is right that you're probably just tense.

No. 122869

>>122863
>>122866
Thanks for the advice and reassurance anons. I did it last night and tried again this morning and its really freaking me out but I think freaking out about it might just be making it worse. I did try with a vibrator earlier and it got me relatively wet but unfortunately made no difference when it came to insertion. I don't think was originally making me any more tense than usual, I was excited to masturbate now my period was over, but now this whole issue is probably making me tense, I don't know how to get past that.
Also its a relief to hear that it could be related to the period itself as that makes sense with the timing.

No. 122881

Stupid as fuck question, but do hymens grow back? The only thing I ever put inside me was a 2 and a half inch curling iron and when I finished I noticed that I was all bloody and freaked the fuck out. It’s been yeaaarrrsss since I’ve done anything vaginally. I tried to finger myself but I could physically feel the sensation of “breaking” something. The only example I can think of is when you stretch out bubblegum and put your finger in it. If that makes sense. What the fuck is that sensation? It turns me off and freaks me the fuck out.

No. 122915

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>>122881
No, they don’t grow back. How is that an idea anyone has?

No. 122924

>>122881
Waaaait why did you put a curling iron up there?

No. 123057

>>122861
Update, gave it a break for a while and tried again last night. I took it really slow including some shallow masturbation when I couldnt get it in all the way. By the end I almost had it fully in but it still felt different and kind of painful and closed up compared to usual. I'm just hoping if I keep this up things will go back to normal.
Should I invest in lube? I havent used it before since I produce plenty of moisture pretty fast but I think it might help my situation now.

No. 123133

how do you deal with a yeast infection? this is the first time ive had one lol. idek what caused it. im 99% sure its a yeast infection and not bv because theres no odour and its a thick white discharge but it itches and burns like hell

ive brought an otc cream and some probiotics, would these work? i dont really want to go to the doctor because nearly all the gynecologists in my area are male lmao.

No. 123137

>>123133
I had like almost a year long reoccurring yeast infection streak as I was trying to cure it with otc pessaries and cream combo (canesten for britbongs) and it worked for a cycle and then came back. Just go for the otc pill, it is much more effective (gone for good as of 5 months on the 1st try!) and probiotics are probably a good idea anyway! honestly hate myself for suffering so long with it, for the first few months i thought it was just a ~a natural change~ due to aging/moving to a diff climate, but nah, it was just good old candida

No. 123144

>>122915
Idk, if it doesn't break all the way, won't it just heal?

It's been years since I've had a hymen lmao

Is there any good info online about hymen? Now I'm curious. What is it for?

No. 123166

>>123144 It either breaks or it doesn't for fucks sake. It cannot grow back, it's not some lizard tail jfc you sound like Yaniv.

No. 123169

>>122881
>>122915
>>123144
>>123166
The hymen never leaves the body. I know Laci Green is obnoxious, but this video summed it up pretty easily for me when I was a kid with bad/no sex ed, so I'll share it here.

No. 123175

>>123144
It's not always a "wall" type of hymen as we imagine it - it can have a hole or many holes etc, that's why you can insert tampons every month and yet still have an intact hymen that would break during sex. Or it's partially broken, you can insert tampons, fingers, but breaks more when you put in something bigger, like a penis lol. Hymens are wild man.

No. 123176

>>123144
It's not always a "wall" type of hymen as we imagine it - it can have a hole or many holes etc, that's why you can insert tampons every month and yet still have an intact hymen that would break during sex. Or it's partially broken, you can insert tampons, fingers, but breaks more when you put in something bigger, like a penis lol. Hymens are wild man.

No. 123186

>>123169
I'm an idiot. I thought hymen's were a myth cause I've never had one and neither have any of my friends.

No. 123193

>>123186
you need to be 18+ to use this site anon. if you're not underage please go back to school jfc.

No. 123196

>>123166
Really? Because if I break skin anywhere else on my vagina or body, it grows back. If the hymen isn't toally obliterated and only gets injured, why wouldn't it repair itself? Stop getting caught up in the Almighty Virginity and think rationally about this literal piece of flesh. That's all it is.

>>123193
How about we stop shaming others for being ignorant of something no one bothers to teach us about?

No. 123199

File: 1568212979362.jpg (243.11 KB, 741x1631, hymen101.jpg)

Whoops, dropped pic, lemme try this again.

>>123175
Interesting, I didn't know there were different types!

I did a lil research I'd like to share! See pic related;

>there are different types of hymen but the most common is a "half moon" which allows for tampon insertion and menstrual blood to escape

>biologists npt sure what the evolutionary use a hymen has– probably to keep bacteria out of the vag
>hymen can be stretched and usually when it "breaks" it's really just stretching open for good
>other mammals have hymens who don't give 2 fucks about virginity so it's probably not about that
>all girls are born with a hymen, see pic related for different types. some girls have super thick hymen.
>apparently if you get water blasted in your cooch or accidentally jump on a pole in a pool (? Lol I'm sure it's happened) it may bust/stretch the hymen

No. 123205

>>123193
I'm probably older than you. It wasn't covered in sex ed.

We were also taught blue balls were a myth but I've had a lot of guys confirm otherwise.

No. 123208

>>123196
lmao anon do you know where you are?

No. 123209

>>123199
the reason people think hymens break during sex due to virginity is because american christians didn't historically use lube during sex lol. nothing more nothing less. also >>123196 is wrong, it doesn't grow back cause it never left, it's supposed to stop covering the opening after puberty. if it rips it heals, but it doesn't regenerate.

>>123205
fair enough, i forget that sex ed was retarded even just a few decades ago. learn on, oldanon!

No. 123212

>>123209
>123196 is wrong, it doesn't grow back cause it never left
>if it rips it heals, but it doesn't regenerate.

I'm that anon and I never said it regenerates. See:

>>123144
>if it doesn't break all the way, won't it just heal?

I even said in >>123196 that if it get injured it will heal, NOT regenerate if it is broken (aka permanently stretched open according to my research in >>123199 )

No. 123213

>>123205
I'm still on the fence about blue balls.
Has anyone else ever felt the ache when they get really horny? It hurts a bit. I figured it feels like that, maybe a little worse at worst and men use it as an excuse to guilt women into banging sooner rather than later.

No. 123214

>>123213
can't these guys with blue balls just masturbate if it hurts so bad?

No. 123216

stupid question, but i used one of those vaginal suppositories, idk what theyre called, against thrush, but i didnt manage to push it all the way up. maybe half way at most. would it fall out if i went to go pee? am i allowed to pee with it in?

No. 123217

>>123214
Yes lol

No. 123222

>>123213
My boyfriend apparently has actually really painful blue balls (but he doesn’t use it to guilt me into sex so don’t worry). When he cums after blue balling, it’s always a LOT more than normal and he says it’s a little painful too (he sounds like he’s in pain mid orgasm too, usually he’s quiet) and he stays sore briefly afterwards. I never believed blue balls were actually a thing until him because the evidence is pretty obvious with him. But I bet it’s different for most guys.

No. 123224

>>123222
What does he say causes it? Not ejaculating for several days? Or literally just getting a boner?

I have read tons of material about all manner of nofap autism and edging degeneracy. You'd think it would be a huge topic of discussion amongst communities centred around these things.

No. 123230

>>123213
i used to get blue balls as a teenager. When fooling around with my gf i was hard 100% of the time. After fooling around my balls felt like someone kicked them very hard.

>>123217
yes, as a precaution. After getting blue balls cumming won't ease the soreness.(USER HAS BEEN PUT OUT TO PASTURE)

No. 123232

Recently I bought one of those reusable pads for periods and I was surprised by how much I liked it. I didn’t feel any wetness for a few hours and it didn’t smell either (which is what made me hate using disposables). But I was wondering if anyone else uses them, how many is a good number to have to get through a period with?

No. 123236

>>123232
it depends on how much you bleed and how often you do laundry. i have like 10 and do laundry every 2 days.

No. 123237

>>123224
Being turned on without release, like if he gets turned on before bed, he’ll blue ball the next day. So getting a boner from something, yes. But a random one (like morning wood), no. He doesn’t really go multiple days with doing something so I have no idea if it goes away on it’s own or gets worse over time

No. 123252

>>123232
I use washable cloth pads - have done for about 8 years I think now! they're great, I used to hate sticky sweaty plasticly pads.

the amount you need all depends on how heavy your flow is really. I have, I think, 6 but I alternate between pads and using a menstrual cup during my period. 3 of my 6 pads are technically liners too which are just for discharge and very light bleeding.

if you have a heavy flow you'll need more as you'll want to change them more often. you could buy a few more and see how long it is before you run out of clean ones and then buy more accordingly until you have enough to last through an average period. for some great info I would recommend checking out precious stars on youtube. that's where I started for info on RUMPS (reusable menstrual products) btw, welcome to the club!

No. 123253

So I have very small inner labia. It's hidden and the lips are short, always kinda "closed" together, you could say I don't see them often lol. But I tidied myself up after some me&me time today, I pulled the labia apart and I saw bumps I've never noticed before. They were on the inside of my labia minora, not like pimples but… glands… idk. A bit like on the tongue. I remember the skin being smooth there. I'm a virgin so I doubt that's some disease. Did a little digging on the internet and found out that those can be fordyce spots? Apparently they appear during puberty and you get more of them with age and they're normal. It's not like I've seen many vaginas…, but I've never heard nor saw those. So my question is basically do you girls have them? Or should I saw a gyno about that? That would be my first ever visit and I'm the shyest person I know, so I'm not really eager about that

No. 123271

>>123253
Do you have a screenshot of the article you read or related pictures? I’m curious. My labia are kind of long, but I’ve never noticed something like that.. but I also never really explored my body much until way after puberty so I can’t say if it’s different.

No. 123278

I keep getting recurring yeast infections even after getting prescription medications from a doctor twice. It seems like my balance is just totally fucked up. I don't know if it's toys and having sex doing it, but I don't want to keep spending money on treatments for them to come back over and over. What do other people who get this do to make it stop coming back all the time?

No. 123289

>>123253
I’ve had them since puberty ur fine anon it’s super normal

No. 123290

>>123253
Are you talking about vestibular papillomatosis anon? According to the internet they're normal and not a disease. I think you're fine but if you're really concerned seek a gyno out.

No. 123293

>>123278
What materials are your toys made out of? If they're rubber, jelly, TPE or TPR throw them away and replace them with silicone options

No. 123318

Hoping this is the right thread for this. Did anyone else experience this or know what I should do?

I went off birth control (patch) in December. After that, I had no period until July. During this time I got a Pap & blood test done to try and find out why it was taking so long to get my period back… everything was fine. I got a ‘period’ in May (very light and irregular), and a normal period in June and July (normal for me is intensely heavy & painful). Now it’s September and no period… I’m almost 7 weeks now without one (I’m usually every 5 weeks). I have not had sex, so I am not pregnant.

Since then I’ve lost my doctor. I have no access to health care. My area has a doctor shortage and almost no one can get any healthcare.

Should I be worried? I know my tests came back fine but it seems weird to now be 9 months in and still not have a regular period back. Especially after having one twice…

No. 123319

>>123318
*after that I had no period until May, oops

No. 123335

>>123318
This is normal for any hormonal change anon. I gave birth nearly 2 years ago and my period still hasn't settled back to normal. If you're not having sex I wouldn't worry about it.

No. 123369

>>123253
i have those too, theyre harmless

No. 123373

>>123278
Your partner could be giving it back to you after you cure it. He or she should see a doctor, too.

No. 123404

>>123278
Get you partner treated for it and don't have sex until you have both finished treatment. Throw out any toys that are porous materials like rubber or jelly and clean any other toys after every use. Silicone toys (without a motor) can even be put in boiling water for a few mins to disinfect them every now and then

No. 123438

>>123253
I have them. Never even gave them a second thought.

Here's a weird thing about my vagina. It was one lip fused my entire childhood until puberty. I didn't think anything of it and it never affected me. (unless that's why I have an innie clit cause if so… that sucks)

No. 123528

I don't know what to do with my pubes anymore. I tried hair removal cream but it missed some spots so it just ended up becoming patchy and you can only use that stuff every few weeks.. I used an epilator on the rest but it grew back really fast so then I used a razor. I also got my damn labia stuck in the epilator so now I'm a bit scared to try again. I don't know what to do, I hate shaving because I always have stubble and get all those ugly red bumps.. but no other method seems to really work for me. The cream would work if it would get all the hairs but it didn't so now I'm stuck shaving the rest until it's safe to use the cream again. Can you use wax inbetween hair removal cream or is that also too damaging? I don't have wax yet but I want to try it. I don't want to get it professionally done because it's too expensive (I'm very poor) and I'm also very ashamed of my vagina because it is a smelly roastbeef that leaks all the time lol…

No. 123530

>>123528
If you are ashamed try hiding it with your pubes? But seriously anon if you actually smell go see a gynecologist. You likely are normal and worry too much about genital beauty though. Genitals aren't very pretty.

No. 123533

>>123528
if it legit smells (vs you just being insecure/not knowing how normal vaginas behave), go to gyno, it is probably bv. excessive discharge could also be due to bv or it could be you just produce more discharge naturally (most likely the case if the exact amount/texture varies throughout the cycle). otherwise maybe leave your vag alone for a bit so the pube situation can calm down, do not use hair removal cream bc they are really harsh chemicals and the thought of anyone putting them anywhere near their vagina honestly makes me shiver. used that shit on my legs once and my skin got so fucked up and dry and went back to normal only in a week or so. and those are legs!

try looking up "proper" shaving techniques but tbh i think it is all a meme/down to individual person's biology as I personally always end up with red bumps and ingrowns anyway, even on my legs. i recommend just keeping everything nicely trimmed (scissors or clippers), imo that's the most comfy colution and if you are so concerned about your (btw very normal) labia, a little amount of pubes will hide them a bit as opposed to a complete baldie look just making them more on display.

No. 123539

>>123533
My vagina has been the same ever since I was a child, I don't believe I had bv since then already.. I recently switched doctors already and don't feel comfortable around my new one so I'd rather not tbh. I recently already tried trimming my pubes and I kind of liked that, but I'm worried my SO won't be happy about it lol. I don't want to ask him for his opinion because he keeps acting like a pushy pervert which makes me really uncomfortable so I don't want to bring up those subjects..

No. 123540

>>123539
Anon….if your partner is a pushy pervert who you aren't comfortable talking to about sexual things, are you really comfortable having sex with him?

No. 123542

>>123528
shaving is a meme just quit, theres literally nothing good about it, especially on your genitals, if there are parts that bother you then just trim lightly with scissors, who gives a fuck about uneven pube length

No. 123546

>>123539
then that's probably just the way your vagina is, I am also quite discharge heavy, usually have to change panties twice a day or else i feel like a slug lol, nothing wrong with that!

You describing your bf as "pushy pervert" does rise red flags, you should feel comfortable enough in your relationship to be able to ask your partner for his input into things but also hold your ground if it is something that pertains to your body but he has different wishes on than what you feel comfortable with. does he not shave his pubes? has he ever implied that he finds pubes on women gross? positive answer to either voids request for a bald vagina imo.

No. 123548

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Don't know if it's the right thread to ask this, but has any of you tried IPL hair removal?
Does this get rid of the hair for good or it's just the usual marketing ruse?
I am very lazy so I trim my bush like twice a year, but if this really works I might invest some money in it to keep the area less hairy in a more permanent way.

No. 123568

>>123540
No but I also never tried to have sex with him in the first place. I'm still a virgin and his behavior has only made me feel more put off by the idea of even attempting to have sex. It makes me feel gross and anxious. And yes I told him that. Different subject tho
>>123546
Sorry I don't understand the last sentence.. you mean if the answer is positive I should shave my pubes if he wants me to?

No. 123571

>>123548
Only the tria works don’t buy any other brand I’ve tested a few over the years

No. 123574

>>123568
no, the opposite, if he either doesn't shave his own or thinks women with pubes are disgusting then leave the bush firmly on. 1st indicates hypocrisy and 2nd immaturity/porn sickness/inability to comprehend women are human too etc etc

do not have sex with anyone that makes you feel gross or anxious, it will only make you feel worse and create negative associations with sex, which will hurt you in the long run.

No. 123576

>>123571
>tria

is it available in Europe?
so you did get rid of hair with it? did you use it on your pube too?

No. 123577

>>123576
>is it available in Europe?
Yes

>so you did get rid of hair with it?

Yes

did you use it on your pube too?
>my hair is super black and coarse unless you are tan/black skinned I highly recommend it

No. 123580

>>123548
i have used the braun ipl, it is okay, it does work, but i also have the tria, and that is effective. i would say go for tria if you can afford it. you can get a pretty ok deal on some ipls though that do work in my experience, just not as well.

No. 123585

>>123528
get rid of shaving bumps by wiping down the area with 70% alcohol after shaving and patting dry. then moisturize.

use a NEW razor every time you shave, use baby oil to shave with.

buy caplet probiotics on amazon (candefence is what i use) to stop your vagina smelling. this will stop the discharge too, if it's bacterial vaginosis.

No. 123617

>>123585
this is all terrible advice. every last bit of it. especially the probiotics, which cause tons of ongoing issues. you should feel bad.

No. 123625

>>123617
Ntayrt but nah the shaving advice is solid. Fuck off with your unhelpful ass

No. 123659

>>123577
>>123580
Thank you, might be my next purchase then.

No. 123665

>>123625
nta but even though that sort of routine is generally seen as gold standard, there is still no guarantee of zero razor bumps. it has probably sumbe dumb shit to do with individual skin differences or whatever but point being, if you shave, you prolly will get em, unless you're exceptionally lucky.
t. bitch who gets razor bumps at a drop of a hat

No. 123671

>>123617
so you haven't tried any of the advice posted, yet it's terrible advice because it doesn't work for you? I use this method every time and never get shaving bumps. you are obviously doing something wrong.

and please go ahead and post what ongoing problems probiotics cause. I'm waiting.

No. 123676

>>123617
I disagree with that dumbass post but probiotics are legitimately good for you and help prevent yeast infections (idk about BV). I am constantly on antibiotics for sickness and I'd probably be dead without them.

No. 123955

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Is it normal to feel aroused when you're on your period???

This only happens during the first days, I tend to be very affectionate and crave physical touch. It's frustrating.

No. 123956

>>123955
Yes. Very normal. It happens to me every month. I find it annoying too, lol. I wonder, "is this what men feel like all the time?"

No. 123960

>>123955
yeah when you are ovulating you have higher desire to have sexual relations and also higher chance of getting pregnant

No. 123962

>>123955
Yes it's normal.
I watch some porn if my bf is not available.

No. 123965

i've been cramping pretty bad and my period is due, so i took the plunge and shaved my pubic hair!!

this is the first time i've ever done this before. i'm very, VERY hairy naturally but i didn't shave until i turned 18, and i rarely ever shave except under arms and legs when i go out clubbing (also rare) so it's not as coarse as it could be.

i wanted to experience a period without hair because it's kind of annoying (i have a very big bush!) and i'm surprised how much i like it!!

it took about an hour and i have a couple cuts but it's a good first attempt. i don't think i'll do it often though, maybe just special occasions.

No. 123966

So I know you’re not supposed to put soap inside your vagina.. but is there a special way to wash your vulva? Can you use scented soap? I’ve been doing it for years and have never known if it was okay or not because people use vagina for everything even though the vulva is different…

No. 123968

>>123966
Just wash the external bits. The more mild a soap is the better it is for you, but if what you are using now isn't causing any problems there's no need to change things.

No. 123983

>>123966
any of the non-skincolored areas are semipermiable membrane, which is the part you shouldn't wash.

No. 124002

>>123965
everyone likes it the first day, update us tomorrow or the next day lol. itchy as fuck I can't stand it

No. 124055

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I've been using menstrual cups for years now but always feel I have to wear a thin cloth panyliner too. I've heard lots of women talk about how great it is to not get leaks but they never mention 'spotting' which I always get when using my cup which is why I wear the liner. I'm definitely using the cup right, making sure my cervix is inside, I think the spotting of blood is just what was already inside my vag inbetween removing of the cup. does any other cup users here get this?

follow up question, has anyone tried the underwear made for periods that is meant to soak up any blood (like thinx and modibodi)? if they're designed to do that then surely they could cope with a little spotting of blood as I'm using my pad. anyone have any experience with them?

No. 124056

>>123955
I feel this way on my period too

No. 124057

>>123585
70% alcohol… rubbing alcohol? sorry if stupid question

No. 124058

>>123960
but ovulation is an entirely different time in the cycle from the menstruation

No. 124059

>>123965
congrats on your shaving success, anon!

No. 124060

>>123966
the vagina is a self cleaning organ, anon. you don't need to put any kind of wash inside there, doing so can mess up your pH levels! when I wash I just stick to a little gentle soap (I've been using dove for years with no issue. don't use one with harsh detergents) in my pubes and around my vulva but never inside and wash it away thoroughly and I've never had an issue.

No. 124061

>>124055
*as I'm using my cup

No. 124064

>>124060
but when you rinse off the water and soap reaches the rest anyway or do you girls somehow cover your opening when you rinse off? lol

No. 124065

>>124057
Yes. Also called Isopropyl alcohol. Good luck!

No. 124067

>>124064
My theory is that the reason there is no universal method/advice when it comes to washing is because vaginas differ so much.

For instance, no, the soap doesn't reach my inner bits when I rinse because they are completely covered and by my labia majora.


What do you ladies think?

No. 124074

>>124060
So do you use soap on your inner labia or no? I get like, smegma build up between my inner and outer labia because I have ‘fat’ outer lips and long inner lips. I guess the question is, should I be using soap between them or is just water okay? It seems like either way it gets rid of the build up but idk what’s better for that area.

No. 124075

>>124074
It's easier if you pull apart your outer and inner labia with one hand, and then use one of the fingers on your other hand to scrub in-between the fold with lots of water. Make sure you use lots of water or else you'll get irritated bc it's a very sensitive area. You should feel the dirt being lifted off as your scrubbing and washed away. Absolutely don't use soap. It always throws off my balance.

No. 124076

>>124055
Yeah, this happens to me too. It's just blood that's between the cup and vaginal opening.

No. 124078

>>124074
I get that weird build up too but def do not use soap to wash it away, just your fingers as >>124075 described.

also unrelated but I wish femfresh headquarters burnt to the ground, how can they and similar companies (looking at you, period pain "specific" ibuprofen costing 6 times more than normal) prey on women's insecurities and general lack of info around women's health still in the good lord's year of 2019 is beyond me.

No. 124079

>>124074
I always use a delicate intimate cleanser (regular soap or shower gel is a no-no), never had an issue with PH balance or irritation, but maybe I'm just lucky. Foam cleansers are my fav.

No. 124087

>>124064
I guess the soap touches the entrance to my vag but it rinses away, I doubt any soap gets in there as I said I've never had any issues with washing this way

No. 124089

>>124074
yeah on my inner labia. I have a similar inner and outer labia as you by the sounds of things and also get like a weird build up sometimes. I do get the soap in between the outer and inner majora but not between my labia minora where the vag hole/urethra is. maybe a few bubbles get in there but they get rinsed. also, when I say I use soap I mean just some bubbles on my hand and a little light rub, not holding the soap on my labia or anything. I think the soap itself is the biggest issue honestly. can't stress enough the importance of a mild soap like dove

No. 124091

>>124089
Hmm yeah, I feel like I understand it better now lol. I’ve always alternated between soap and just water trying to figure out what’s better to no avail.

No. 124094

>>124055
period underwear is ideal for cup or tampon backup. I use thinx for this purpose and they're awesome, they look and feel exactly like regular underwear.

No. 124104

Usually my period only lasts for 3 days but its been going for 6 days now. I always get more depressed, angry, irritable, sad and hungry the week before my period but this current cycle was the worst ever. I was a literal demon. I seriously turned into something else then suddenly came back to normal the day the period started. Scary. I also get one really long dark hair but that grows out of the same place on my chin every single time. I know it's probably something hormonal but just to say I'm a loser normie virgin so I don't have any issues like that. I Don't shave. I clean with simple lukewarm water and my hands in the shower.

No. 124118

Hi I have really bad anxiety and often am too scared to go to a bathroom due to that, I started using bc pills again to be able to postpone my period when I go to events and stuff but they make me feel fucked up mentally. I'm really sensitive and emotional and get upset too much. I know there's this IUD without hormones but that doesn't really help with postponing periods + I can't afford that for now anyway. Anyone got any advice?

No. 124125

>>123965
>>124002
>>124059

oh my god this is the worst. i don't know what i've done wrong because i followed all the advice i could find but it's like someone grated my vag i am SO bumpy and red and itchy!! what the fuck? how the hell can anyone shave down there regularly? i mean it's been less messy period wise but jesus christ it's horrific looking. i'm worried about ever trying again!

No. 124127

>>124125
welcome to the world of shaving your pubes, it never gets better that's why I've resorted to just trimming the hair really close instead.

No. 124213

>>124125
A really good shaving cream and razor are a must. If they're not good enough, you're fucked. That might be why. I use Nivea shaving cream for men and a 5-blade Venus razor.

If you want to try again, wait 'til everything heals and the hair grows out a little or else you'll go through worse.

No. 124250

I always wear pads because I always leak urine or get blobs of discharge but when I stay at my bfs place I don't wear them because that's embarrassing and the urine would be visible lol but in return I feel disgusting after some minutes because I feel myself sitting or lying around in blobs of discharge and probably some urine..

No. 124262

>>124250
Anon…are you okay?
Pls see a doctor if you're leaking piss.

No. 124267

>>124250
You need a gyno and a doctor ASAP. Gocs of discharge is abnormal and a sign of vaginal infections. Leaking piss is unusual unless you’re wheelchair bound or have had quite a few kids. You might have a physical thing that can be sorted out.

No. 124278

>>124267
I've been this way ever since I was a child. When I was 11 or 12 my mom already called my doctor multiple times to ask what to do about the discharge but he kept saying it's normal.
Also I don't leak urine that much it's just a bit.. I don't think I leak enough to warrant surgery which honestly I'm not that excited to get into anyway.

No. 124279

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My discharge has ALWAYS balled up like lint or wet toilet paper. It's so gross but every gyno and GP I've seen says it's normal. I've had a million yeast infection tests and they always come back normal.

I feel so gross. This is not sexy. This is not normal. I'm so sick of being told to just deal with it. Someone teach me some sort of home remedy I can use to have normal discharge.

No. 124280

>>124279
It may be the laundry detergent you use anon

No. 124292

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>>124279
Is it like that all the time for you? Thick discharge is normal at some parts of the cycle.

No. 124298

>>124279 are you drinking enoigh water? Even that can affect your discharge, also detergent or soaps, even the material of your underwear. Not that it's gross or unnatural but just because you're clearly bothered by it.

No. 124308

when you guys wash your vagina every day how much time do you dedicate to it? I feel like I should wash a little longer just in case because i usually just splash and rub some water in the important parts. I've been thinking of adding a tiny bit of soap mixed in with the water, is that alright?

No. 124309

>>124278
It’s probably not gonna be surgery, you’re much more likely to need pelvic floor exercises or something. Keep leaking pee so constantly you need to wear daily protection and saying it’s not much if you like, but it’s probably a fixable problem you’re gonna ignore.

>>124308
How can so many adult women not know how to wash themselves? Wash for as long as it takes to get clean. If you cannot recognise when you are clean you’re probably not qualified to shower without supervision and a life jacket.

No. 124312

>>124309
>How can so many adult women not know how to wash themselves?
It's weird, right? I feel like some scrote keeps asking so he can masturbate to the detailed answers anons keep giving.

No. 124313

>>124312
Oh ew I bet you’re right. I almost wish it was that the average woman no longer knew how to wash themselves but of course it’s just gross horny dudes.

No. 124315

>>124312
I suspect you're right, I would hope that the average woman knows you don't put fucking soap on your vag unless you want issues afterwards.. it's a dumb male thing to not understand these basic facts about vag. It self cleans so water in the shower is enough

No. 124324

>>124313
The question of "should I put soap on my vagina/how do I clean my vagina" has come up a few too many times on here lately

Male brains really are fucked

No. 124328

Most men complaining about how soooo many adult women don't clean themselves are scrots who push women into sex despite a woman saying no, in which most women say no if they are having bad vagina days like a yeast infection or UTI, if you're a man and can't take no for an answer you literally have no right to complain

No. 124369

>>124312
I was the first anon who asked and it was a genuine question because this shit isn’t really explained and my mother was too reserved to actually tell me lmao kind of embarrassing but oh well!! Idk bout that other anon, the answers to my question probably should’ve been enough for them

No. 124371

Is anyone else afraid to look at their vagina close up? Idk what's wrong with me. I'm just afraid of it and I won't let my bf eat me out and I feel like my clit is too tiny and I feel like my labia minora isn't pink enough sometimes… it gets pale and almost bluish sometimes, idk. I wash it with soap but I don't think I do a good enough job. I don't like my smell or looks. Go ahead and hate on me for being like this but has anyone gotten over this

No. 124377

I can't put my own fingers inside me. I can manage a tampon and a partner using fingers/penis/toys no problem. But there is a mental block when I try to do it myself.

No. 124379

>>124371
I hate looking at my vagina lol. I've used a mirror a few times but I just cringe and don't want to know. I don't mind having someone go down on me, but sometimes I'll deny it if I'm feeling particularly off about it idk.

>>124377
I'm the same. I hate feeling myself there, I don't mind a partner or using a vibrator but I just don't care to touch inside of myself.

I wonder if there's a lot of women with an aversion to their own genitals? I just don't get the appeal of them haha I don't think they're pretty.

No. 124390

>>124379
I can't stand the feeling either. I think mine stems from a time I tried to insert a menstrual cup and it trigger a vasovagal response and I felt so faint and weird I had to lie down. There's something about putting my own hand in there that makes me feel so bizarre, like it shouldn't be happening. Not morally, I'm not bothered by things like that, I think it just weirds me out that there's a hole? Who knows.

No. 124395

>>124371
Don't wash your vag with soap.
If it smells weirdly or you think the colour is off, it's probably because you're fucking with it bacterial flora. Soap is highly alkaline, actually the highest you can get in a washing product! Your body's skin can take it, but neither can genital area and your face. Use products intended for vaginal wash ONLY and check for strong detergents; don't use anything with SLS, but something with Lauryl Glucoside and other gentle detergents you can Google. I know some countries don't have the variety of products to choose from, but you can always try to search for the best.

Also, for some other anons, it does not self-clean. That's a myth. You shame that one anon for asking yet you give wrong advice. Discharge doesn't magically disappear. Water isn't enough to clean all of it. Do you also wash your asshole with just water? The vulva is close enough for shit bacteria to spread, also you sometimes wipe carelessly maybe, you sweat, you sit whole day in your underwear. It's all there. You have to wash it with a product. It's skin like any other. You just don't use anything harsh and only wash external parts (sounds obvious, but believe me, not for everyone).
Don't shame people for asking. It's something that needs to be talked about more, and more openly.

No. 124399

>>124395
I think the issue is that the question of 'girls please describe how your wash your vag' kept coming up over and over and sounded like a male poster, then the soap thing kept coming up in those male sounding posts so people got tired of answering the same question day after day on here and another thread

No. 124401

>>124395
Discharge is the self cleaning. The vagina cleans itself in that no woman ever needs to douche or insert pessaries to be clean. Nobody is saying a splash of water is all that’s needed to clean the vulva and labia.

You badly misunderstood the so-called myth you’re railing against.

No. 124402

>>124395
I'm the anon you're quoting about vaginas being self cleaning, at no point did I say 'the vulva is self cleaning' so calm down

Nobody is being shamed for asking a question either but lets be real the cleaning/soap question is asked daily on here so why aren't anons reading those posts for answers? It's like groundhog day on this thread lately

No. 124403

dumb question: do vaginal ‘lips’ become more pronounced as you get older/your body ages?

No. 124408

>>124403
They usually do when you are going through puberty but I don't think they do for the rest of your life.

No. 124413

>>124403
yes, they are affected by aging pretty much the same way the rest of your body is (not that they will suddenly undergo a growth spurt or something, but they can change shape somewhat. fat loss from the pubic mound can also happen and will change their shape). it's also common for labia minora to get darker.
fyi this is a noticeable difference if you're comparing how things looked as a 20 yr old vs 80 yr old, not you turn 30 and your vag transforms.

No. 124423

I have an arm implant so I don't get periods or anything, I just have self-consciousness issues about my vag discharge.
So basically it's a constant milky cream color. It has a pretty consistent vaggy smell and sometimes when I swatch it with tp it's slightly off color yellow. Slightly, but not like an infection.
It's not itchy or clumpy like a yeast infection.
It never hurts when I pee or have sex.

It's just strange.

No. 124441

>>124423

the soft yellow is probably just oxidation, iirc my mom thought i was diseased because i had discharge like yours
i had to bust out the good ole biology book on her.

nothing to be ashamed anon, just your body doing its natural thing.

No. 124490

>>124441
I just got my period again and I want to try out menstrual cups. I have a retroverted and slightly tilted to the side uterus. My cervix seems low (44mm) and I've had issues with penetration due to tightness. I use small tampons (o.b.) and my flow is average. I've never had a baby and am not a virgin.

The quiz said Lunette (size 1), Lena, Saalt, or Ruby.

I'm worried that my weirdly positioned cervix will mess things up, anyone else deal with this?

No. 124501

>>124309
I need to wear pads because of the discharge anyway. I don't want to change my panties 10 times a day. And since I've had frequent discharge literally as long as I can remember I don't believe that could be a fixable infection or something. If I've had an infection since I was a young child I'm sure there would be other signs of infection or it would be worse by now after 10+ years.

No. 124508

>>124501
You can choose not to believe it but it won’t make it true.

No. 124509

>>124508
Aren't doctors supposed to know what they're doing? Not sure why you think you know better than a doctor

No. 124520

Does anybody else find it hard to empty your bladder when you have a menstrual cup or even a tampon in? Wondering if it's normal

I have a bit of an overactive bladder (from anxiety I think) so it's annoying having to change a barely used tampon whenever I need to pee

No. 124521

>>124395
Nobody thinks the vulva self cleans you moron

No. 124524

>>124490
Ah shit, didn't mean to quote the other anon there. Anyway tilted uterus and menstrual cups y'all??

No. 124525

>>124524
There's a youtuber called Precious Star Pads with a few vids on what cups will work best with low cervix or tilted uterus etc, might be worth checking them out

No. 124581

>>124520
Yes, it presses down on your urethra. I love my cups, but hate that it's hard to pee. The Instead cups don't affect my urination, though, so I switched to them.

No. 124605

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>>124520
maybe try a softer cup. one that doesn't cause much pressure.

No. 124609

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>>124395
>it does not self-clean. That's a myth.
>Discharge doesn't magically disappear.
Gosh you don't know what you're talking about here. The discharge IS the self-cleaning. Think of a self-cleaning litter box. Just because it's "self-cleaning" doesn't mean you won't ever come in contact with cat shit or you won't ever have to look at a litter box or ever touch one again. It just means it's gathering it all up and out for you in one location for convenience, and you don't have to stop what you're doing and clean it out yourself every single day. You just get rid the stuff that's been collected for you. Or even a self-cleaning oven – you still have to clean the soot out that the cleaning created when it's done. The discharge is like that.

>Water isn't enough to clean all of it.

>You have to wash it with a product.
This isn't true at all and everyone's vagina is different. For example, I have atopic dermatitis so I have to pay close attention to what I'm using on any of my skin, and even (dermatologist's orders) minimize soap use to only the most necessary areas such as armpits etc if it's flaring up. If I use any type of cleansing agent (even the ones specifically designed for vaginas or are for "sensitive skin") outside of water it all goes up in flames for me no matter what. But that's not the case for everyone. It doesn't smell bad and my discharge is normal just using water.

>Do you also wash your asshole with just water?

>The vulva is close enough for shit bacteria to spread
No, because they're completely different functions and asshole isn't self cleaning. This is why people douche before anal sex. If you spread the shit bacteria to the vulva it's because you did wash your asshole properly, it's not because your vagina doesn't clean itself. It's not the vagina's job to clean your asshole. If your cat shits outside the self-cleaning litter box or pisses on the wall next to it, it's not the litter-box's fault it can't clean that up. You don't then say "This self-cleaning litter box is a myth!"

No. 124614

>>124067
Yeah I guess I have like a gaping vagina so I assume the soap will get in there on its way when rinsing off lol but that also makes me wonder how girls like me are supposed to wash then although they do usually say you're only supposed to use water in the first place..

No. 124823

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>>124298
>>124280
>>124292
Guys, it's like that on the inside of my vagina. There's no way that's caused by detergent. And masturbate and my finger comes out looking like there's a bunch of white lint on it. It's been like this for literal years.

God I wish someone knew what the fuck is wrong with me. Mucus-y discharge is what it's supposed to be like, right? It's not supposed to ball up, right? That's my understanding.

>>124609
Maybe it's just because it's four in the morning but this post made me laugh. Nice insights, anon.

Plus shit shouldn't be getting into your vag if you wipe front-to-back and don't wear thongs.

>>124614
For real though, vaginal canals are self-cleaning (please don't douche) but vulvas are not. Stuff gets stuck between the labia and causes smell and itchiness if left untended to, so definitely wash that area with at least warm water and a washcloth.

Although does anyone masturbate in the shower just for the sake of cleaning and making sure everything's okay? Masturbating in the shower is how I discovered the issue I mentioned at the beginning of my post.

No. 124827

>>124823
White lumpy discharge usually indicates an overgrowth of yeast but you say you've been tested and that's the first thing a doc looks for

The only similar thing I can say I experience is from having an enlarged clit (past testosterone use) under my hood needs to be cleaned every day or it gets little white clumps under it which I assume is a result of trapped dead skin cells? something similar to what men get when they don't clean under their foreskin

No. 124837

>>124250
Is anyone gonna give me some actual advice instead of just accusing my doctor of being a liar and telling me I have been infected the past 12 years
This is still something I struggle with and I want to feel better.

No. 124838

>>124837
Pissy pants, pissy attitude

No. 124841

Haven't masturbated in a month until last night. When I was turned on it started hurting? What the fuck. Can girls get blue balls?

No. 124844

>>124838
NTa but how is that anon having a pissy attitude? Ya'll wanna be middle school mean girls so bad sometimes

No. 124846

>>121922
Maybe I'm too late but I figured someone might find this interesting.

I've tried two types of pills and am currently using a spiral/IUD. When starting the pills I was always a hormonal mess (I cried watching Big hero 6, which I normally don't do etc) for the first month or so but I have not experienced the same with the IUD. I think I've read that IUD's release less hormones than the pills and that's why there's a difference.

Best of luck! <3

No. 124848

>>124837
k, I'll bite. you don't comprehend there's two different issues going on, if you say there's no infection then I guess the blobs are just your normal, I too get these gelatinous blobs when I'm ovulating; the other issue is the urine leaking, which is probably due to weak pelvic floor muscles as >>124309 said and you totally disregarded them and went off as if it was about your discharge instead of wetting your pants.

No. 124855

>>124837
See a female doctor not some dude who thinks an obvious problem is normal. Go see a gyno like you were already told. Don’t accept an obvious problem as totally normal because one doctor said it’s normal for young women to piss themselves all day and produce globules of abnormal, unhealthy sounding discharge.

You were given solutions and got bitchy when anon told you to see a gyno because it’s abnormal and you insisted it’s all perfectly fine and normal.

No. 124858

Do any anons have the Kyleena IUD? I'd love to hear your experiences with it. I've had mine for 1.5 year now and I have more frequent spotting on it than I did when I had the Skyla for 2 years, but at least I'm not bleeding for 8 months straight like I was when I was on the depo shot.

Anyway, I've been bleeding a bit since last Tuesday evening and the blood is brown. I looked it up and a couple of articles said it's actually normal if you're on hormonal birth control. Regardless, it caused me to schedule my annual appointment with my gyno, as I tend to have trouble feeling my strings (I think they may have curled up towards my cervix) and I haven't had a bout of spotting/bleeding last this long.

TL;DR - I've been having consistent, but not worryingly heavy, bleeding with my IUD over the past week. Wondering if this is normal.

Side note: I should also add that I don't think I'm pregnant, but they'll test for that anyway when I have my appointment on the 17th.

No. 124866

>>124844
Read all the responses to her posts, people took time to reply and she gave them attitude, now she's back reposting the problem and has to start with another passive aggressive comment on the last batch of responses.. doesn't encourage people to want to help

No. 124869

>>124823
I've gotten it before too. Usually what I do is just…. flush the inside of my vagina out with body temp water. Honestly, it's usually because I've gotten a tiny bit of lint or something up there from masturbating (hazards of cats sleeping in your bed) and my body is trying to flush it out so I help it along.
But if you've had it for years I'm not sure, have you managed to cut yourself with your nail and it's your body reacting to the damage?
Does it come and go at all or just stay forever?

No. 124870

>>124837
Cytolytic vaginosis presents the same as a yeast infection but you won't test positive for yeast. I've been having trouble with it for 6 months and the only cure is baking soda douches. Consequently I'm allergic to baking soda so yay me. You might ask your doctor about it, it's diagnosed through ruling out other things like yeast and there's no real way to test for it.

No. 124921

>>124869
>flush the inside of my vagina out with body temp water
>2019
>still douching

please fucking don't do this.

No. 124926

My friend douches her vagina, how do i make her stop? I already told her she doesn't need to. She said it just feels like it sometimes. She uses a special cleanser for it, but idk what kind.

No. 124934

>>124921
Don't worry, I only do it when I have the weird discharge because I know it's my body trying to flush out something foreign. I don't do it all the time, only when I know there's something up there that I can't get out. I know it's not healthy to do but only in emergency.

No. 124941

>>124934
just stick your finger up there then, much better than risking all the complications of douching.

No. 124958

>>124921
>>124926
My doctor told me to douche. Sometimes the ignorance is taught by the people we are supposed to be listening to.

No. 124967

>>124958
i will never understand why doctors are so fucked up in regards to genitals. the effects have been understood by doctors almost forever, they just want to "fix" stuff they think is icky about genitals for "cleanliness". lucky for us, unlike men, we don't have anything easy to snip off to dry it out down there, so they tell us to rinse all the "gross" stuff. and most of us never learned about how either sex's genitals actually worked in high school. the negative effects weren't really widely talked about till the 80s/90s and even then, commercials still promoted it.

No. 124974

So I have an "innie", as in my labia majora pretty much cover everything. I clean it every day using my fingers and water. But it seems no matter how often I clean it I get this smegma build up in the folds under my clitoral hood. Little bits of smegma get hard and fuses to the skin making it really difficult to clean. The only way I have figured out how to get rid of it is to take the pointy ends of a tweezer and carefully scrape at it over and over in the shower. Even like this it takes FOREVER to get the chunks out, plus it makes my clit area sore to dig at it with tweezers after a while.
Please tell me there is some better way to prevent/clean this, at first it was satisfying to get the chunks out but I'm getting tired of having to spend an extra hour in the shower when I want my bf to eat me out

No. 124975

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>>124974
Fucking what

No. 124976

>>124974
is this like "penis inspection day" tier shit for femcels?

No. 124979

>>124974
Yeah um I have an "innie" too but I don't get cement gunk stuck to my inner bits requiring tweezing. STD?
You need to see a doctor if you're not trolling.

No. 124981

>>124979
Understand if you don't want to share but what do you do to clean yourself? Maybe I'm just a retard and have been doing it wrong. It can't be an STD because I'm a virgin

No. 124984

>>124981
Ughhhh listen scrote, how to clean has been described in detail here enough.

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No. 125136

I guess this is the right thread for this but does anyone have a good way to prevent ingrown hairs? I don't get them often but they're super irritating

No. 125148

>>125136
do you mean after shaving or just in general?

No. 125223

>>125136
don’t use a dirty or dry razor, trim before you shave, moisturize after, avoid wearing dirty clothes and underwear

No. 125353

>>125136
I shave with the grain and try to leave the slightest of stubble. If I don't it's game over.

No. 125470

>>124870
>Cytolytic vaginosis

I'm curious about this. I haven't dealt with any vaginal issue since my tween years but this year it's been utter hell with me getting sick with some sorta coughing shit, getting a bodily rash that excluded my genital area, and now what seemed like a yeast infection that I took one of those one-day Diflucan pills for. It seemed to help with discharge but the skin on my labia never seemed to fully go back to normal. It's still sensitive, stings when I pee or wipe with the usual baby wipes I use (basically almost entirely made up of aloe vera with no fragrance). I haven't changed anything about how I treat my vagina but it's just been so sensitive and raw lately.

I did go on a beachy vacation and try tampons for the first time during it. I'd been a pad girl all my life and I wonder if tampons just totally messed my balance up.

Wow what a wall of fucking text about my mysterious new ailment.

No. 125495

>>125353
then what's the point shaving if you aren't smooth for even 2 hours? genuinely asking, no hair looks cute, full hair looks cute but a stubble is so vile in my eyes.

No. 125510

>>125353
If you have to leave some stubble anyway then why don't you try a trimmer?
I only shave the sides and use a trimmer for the rest, i use one with attachments because i like my hair about 1cm long, even and tidy.
But there are some that can cut the hair really really close to the base too.

No. 125524

two days before my period my vagina gets SO ITCHY. i don't really have other symptoms like strange discharge, smell, or dryness. just terrible, uncomfortable, "please kill me now" itchiness. it goes away when my period starts.

when i was on the pill i lived without this for years, but now i am off the pill and the itchiness is back. what is going on and is there any other fix for this besides birth control?

No. 125544

>>125495
NTA but I keep myself at stubble length too, I hate the feeling of being totally smooth for some reason but I also hate longer pubes

Don't really know why smooth bothers me so much but I can't even masturbate if I shave close because I can't stand the feel

No. 125582

As a kid I had labial fusion and I thought everyone had that and it was just a detail they skipped in sex ed. When i hit puberty they separated and it didn't feel anything so I was never concerned.

https://www.rch.org.au/kidsinfo/fact_sheets/Labial_fusion/

No. 125737

Bc of PCOS I celebrate my period. Is there any alternative from birth control? I really hate what it does to my body. It never normalizes my periods, in fact I usually get the first one and it rarely happens from there. Once I've quit I've noticed they're more frequent.

No. 125739

>>125524
I also have itchiness issues depending on where my cycle is at the moment. When it was really bad still, I also got micro fissures on my labia that itched like crazy. Usually it happens before getting my period. It usually goes away when I use yeast infection treatment (usually a 3 day regimen with uvulas). I did that a few times and it got better. I took lactic acid afterwards and started taking probiotics. Especially the probiotics made this problem go away totally. Look for "Ultimate Flora". Generally, I think most vagina issues are a bit of a trial and error, but most of them you can cure. Good luck!

No. 125767

I don’t feel pain inside my vagina. Long nails or other pointy things, don’t hurt. I’ve tried to use my nails to scratch to really test it out and I don’t feel anything. It’s fucking weird and I don’t know if it’s something I should see a doctor about

No. 125896

>>125767
I also don't feel anything in there. PIV is comparable to touching my arm… erotic arm touching.

That said, I think everyone is different and there's nothing for us to worry about.

No. 125939

Does anyone else get intense leg cramps on their period? Like the whole leg but especially the upper thigh area? How do I stop the pain?

No. 125941

>>125939
That's not uncommon, anon. I get it too, some women don't. It's due to hormones released while on your period. There's not much you can do except take regular pain meds. Maybe contact your doctor to see what options you have if you believe your period pain is pretty unbearable because there could be underlying causes. I take naproxen for period pains, but they only do so and so much for me.

No. 125942

Some tampons my mom got me (huge cardboard ones) irritated my taint and I can't wear underwear without feeling pain what do I do

No. 125943

>>125737
Metformin is also a treatment for pcos but i've only ever seen it being prescribed to overweight or diabetic women.

Also there're a couple different types of bc pills that treat pcos, you should ask your doctor if the ones you're taking are not working for you.

And don't get too carried away by the rageboner people have for the pill. To some people it works wonders. In my case it got rid of my pcos period cramps, cleared my skin, and made my boobs grow a size up.

It does give me mood swings but i'll take that 1000 times over the misery pcos used to put me through. I used to pass out from the pain sometimes.

No. 125949

>>125942
Just don't use them? If they're that bad they're probably cheap crap, go buy your own.

No. 125960

>>125949
Lol obviously but the damage is done

No. 125995

>>125943
I'm amazed some people get clear skin or extra boobage from the pill. It saved me from heavy periods but not much else. Still fatigued and get pains from my period. I got a cream that helped cystic acne on my chin/mouth area earlier this year but it looks like it's increasing again now so I might have to ask for it again. I'm still on one of the combination pills that have less risks and might hear with my doctor about trying a stronger one but I'm unsure. Anyone had experience with switching to a stronger pill?

I've been waiting a bit over half a year now to get a kinda big cyst operated away and still heard nothing from the hospital. Not always joyful to have free health care in that sense. I'm too scared to have penetrative sex atm in fear it'll burst.

No. 126287

The nymohet thread made me think of something I've never thought about before… do labia minora grow with puberty? God forgive me but the lollis in that thread are always going on about their perfect uwu little girl innie vaginas. Are all girls born with "innies" (cringeee) and the inner labia grow during puberty or something? I'm hetero with no dangly bits and also not a pedo so I have no idea

No. 126301

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>>126287
let me google this for you…

No. 126302

>>125942
Healing ointment, >>125942

Monistat makes an anti-chafe gel, that would help.

No. 126305

>>126301
Fascinating thanks! I didn't even consider googling it because I was fresh out of the lolli thread and didn't want to end up on a list for googling about little girl vaginas lmao
Also I was asking anons about their personal experiences/bodies which sounds even creepier lmaoooo anyways thanks for satisfying my curiosity

No. 126306

>>125995
regarding the acne, that depends on the pill. Not all pills have a specific ingredient that combats acne.

No. 126342

>>126287
I was always a little ’outie’ as far as I can remember and it made me feel bad because my (also female) cousin was an innie, I noticed in the bathroom mirror when we were like 4 at the time. It grew and got darker during puberty and I couldn’t give a fuck about being a roastie, especially when the alternative is getting stranger surgeons near your junk and risking nerve damage/urination problems. Most penises look like worse disasters anyway, it’s called ‘bumping uglies’ for a reason.

No. 126348

Anyone else cringe when hearing other women refer to vaginas as roast beef?? Or even worse when they say they’re loose lmfao. I actually see it ALL THE TIME and it kinda triggers the shit out of me.

No. 126349

>>126342
Samefag as >>126348 sorry but also just wanted to add that I saw a plastic surgeon in my area record and publish on Snapchat a labiaplasty or whatever the fuck they call it where they literally scissored off a woman’s labia minora and I was just so grossed out that someone would mutilate themselves like that….

No. 126351

>>126348
I feel irritated about it too. It's just.. very dehumanizing and offensive.. but people these days defend their right to be as dehumanizing and cringe as they want, so hey.

No. 126355

How do I stop squirting during sex? I just want to be able to go to sleep after sex without having to lay in a gross cold wet bed or changing the sheets, it also dehydrates me even more as if sweating and peeing after sex didn't do that already

>Inb4 it's piss!!

I wish then I would be able to control it, it doesn't smell, taste, or even look like piss. And I still have to pee even when I do squirt loads

No. 126356

>>126348
I call my own vagina roastbeef because that IS what it looks like. I'm white but it's dark and floppy. Not attractive at all.

No. 126357

>>126349
You voluntarily watched it yourself anon. Plus most women who get the surgery are doing it because it causes discomfort or other issues. Using the word "mutilation" makes it seem like some extreme African level shit. Truth is it's just women wanting to shorten their labia.

No. 126364

Any anons know any remedies to control spotting? Particularly from a copper iud? I've had it for 6 months and I still get a lot of spotting between periods. My gyno told me my options were to take the pill for a few months (I can't handle hormonal birth control) and use ibuprofen to control the spotting as needed. The ibuprofen works but it's really hard on my stomach and I don't like taking it a lot

No. 126368

>>126356
Same here, but I'm very ashamed. It's so fucking ugly. Labiaplasties are not normal where I live so it's not an option. I'm a virgin and I can't see myself having sex with the lights on ever, if he even agrees.

No. 126383

>>126357
It is mutilation, unless it's for medical reasons. You lose sensitivity, sex feels less pleasurable for both parties by decreasing friction (similar to how the foreskin works during sex), and there can even be reoccurring pain.

>>126356
>>126368
Just own up to it. There's nothing wrong with having bigger inner labia/discoloration. When women enter puberty the hormones cause color changes and inner labia growth in many women. If your concern is what men think, they don't care. Men are programmed to find a large variety of things attractive. The retards you see complaining about labia and breasts jerk off to porn and hentai all day. They aren't the kinds of men you'd be with in the first place, so who cares?

No. 126384

>>126356
You should enjoy your roastbeef cuz it makes sex/masturbation far more pleasurable for both you and the man. the extra skin gives extra sensation

No. 126390


No. 126391

What does it mean if you have an atypical PAP and tested negative for HPV?

No. 126394

>>126383
Seconded. It is completely mutilation. Just as any plastic surgery is.

Y’all anons with the big labia need to stop with the internalized misogyny. Lots of us are happy with our big labia as are lots of men, but also who FUCKING cares what men think? If they want a vagina w nothing extra then fine but yes typically all they do is watch porn and jerk off to smooth bright pink vaginas and bleached hairless assholes and that’s just not fucking reality.

No. 126396

>>126383
Sorry, I meant larger labia themselves decrease friction and keep the natural lubrication from drying out. No labia/no foreskin both cause more friction and drying, which can cause discomfort and pain for both parties.

>>126394
Yup, and if you do find a guy who cares that much, then that's a blessing in disguise. You know to dump him on the fucking spot. I know we all have our insecurities but really there's no part of your body you should be ashamed of. The body tries hard to keep itself healthy and in good order for you, it's so heart-breaking people hate themselves over small imperfections

No. 126398

>>126390
thats really helpful thank you!

No. 126404

Are any anyone here mommies? I'm 7 months pregnant and I accept the fact that my coo hie will inevitably change maybe? But what are the changes and how do I deal with my new vag?

No. 126405

>>126404
Any anons*
Coochie*
I've heard about things like you pee when you sneeze, your period gets heavier, your labia hangs a little lower, etc. obviously I don't mind any of these things but how do I get used to them and what should I be wary of

No. 126407

what can one do about chronic BV or yeast infections after periods? Taking probiotic supplements doesn't help. My obgyn just prescribes me the meds to get rid of the issue and then be done with it until it comes back the next month. Literally every month for the past several months (maybe over a year) after my period I get BV but this time I think I may have a yeast infection. Do any anons have any suggestions? I'm so tired of the discomfort.

No. 126415

>>126356
>>126368
I'm sorry anons but reading this makes me angry. I hope this isn't race baiting or whatever, just sharing my experience, but I'm a darker skinned woman with no hope of being born with an 'attractive' neat pink vag like some white women and it'll spiral into a source of dysphoria if I don't mentally squash it. Like even if I get it shortened, it's not pink, if I wanted to bleach it, that's probably not even possible on top of being dangerous and expensive. It's easier and free to change my mindset about a body part I shouldn't be judged for anyway. It's still upsetting to read what you guys think about genitalia that look like that and I feel sorry you feel the same embarrassment as I did when I was >>126342 this young.
Admittedly I think men's genitalia looks awful most of the time and their darker ball/dick skin looks like dirt but I remember that it's just skin (that's gonna be clean before it touches me) and sure as hell no man is going to wax and bleach his nuts just for me so why should I do it for them?
>>126348
I'm not bothered about 'roast beef' comments because I've only ever looked forward to a good roast beef. I fucking hate the word 'loose' as if you can tell how it feels just by looking at it, people seriously need sex ed and to use their brains more than ever as labia minora have no indication of 'experience'. Like does anyone comment on the appearance of men's dick and balls changing shape for having sex too many times? Of course we don't.

No. 126416

>>126415
Vaginas are made for sexual pleasure, and birth. They don’t need to be pretty, just healthy. It’s fuckin sad to read about women being shamed into hating their perfectly healthy vulva or labia because some mediocre dude throws a fit if she doesn’t look like a 3D rendering of a sex doll.

No. 126421


No. 126422

>>126348
I hate it sfm. its bad enough when men say it but when women say it, it makes me sad. why do you hate your own gender so much? the worst is women hating on other women for having larger labia/supposedly being loose. that shit pisses me off

No. 126423

>>126396
>Yup, and if you do find a guy who cares that much, then that's a blessing in disguise.

exactly this. I have a medium to larger labia and if a guy ever mentioned he didn't like it I would peace out. I actually prefer to have larger labia tbh now (even though I've wished I looked different before) because I'd rather look the way I look instead of having one of these 'god tier' pussies gross men put on a pedestal. I'm happy to be undesirable in those kind of men's eyes, if that makes sense

No. 126432

>>126415
>I'm not bothered about 'roast beef' comments because I've only ever looked forward to a good roast beef.
Hell yeah anon. I totally admire and respect you.

No. 126440

>>126423
I have been shamed for my labia by men so many times AND women as well, and I have out loud in conversation with women who have never seen my vagina told them “well my vagina looks like that and has since I was little. Would you call me a roast beef pussy to my face? Would you call my labia loose and nasty and ugly to my face?” They usually don’t bc they’re so stupid that they think nobody really looks like that except old whores. And then they apologize.

Anyway yes I have definitely had to learn to love my vagina. But now I do and I have to remind myself of exactly what you said. I don’t want those kind of people down there anyway. When people try to say that large labia is ugly I just counter them with I think its beautiful and looks like flowers. Pretty pussy petals. I especially hate when people make those kinds of comments because you never know who is listening, some girl who really wants to like chop her vagina lips off… nobody should ever feel like that.

No. 126442

>>126440
Fuck ywah, good on you anon

No. 126446

>>126440
Big dick energy is out, big labia energy is in.
Ilu anon.

No. 126473

How do you clean your labia? Wipes? Just during shower? How is it supposed to smell?

No. 126487

>>126473
I just use fairy and some dishwashing sponges from lidl, you know those green and pink ones? Works like a charm and I feel like a squeaky plate down there!

Seriously tho, how many "how do you wash your genitals my fellow females" posts are we gonna get huh?

No. 126491

>>126473
what do you even mean by smell? just clean with warm water and your hands. i have large labia on one side and i rinse on either side of it

No. 126496

>>126491
Recently my discharge started to be more intense (maybe because I've changed my meds), and idk, during the day I just feel uncomfortable, so I've been wondering if feminine wipes would be a good choice. My gyno said they disrupt your natural processes so I'm not sure what I should do.

>>126487
I'm sorry for my autism kek.

No. 126502

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>>126440
>I have been shamed for my labia by men so many times AND women as well
I'm sorry you had to go thru this anon. and it's so sad to hear women parroting the same bullshit as these men. it's great to hear you stand up for yourself though! I'm impressed

>When people try to say that large labia is ugly I just counter them with I think its beautiful and looks like flowers


I agree, large labia are beautiful and need to be celebrated. the majority of women have them and I'm tired of us having to feel like we're less than because we don't fit into this cookie cutter ideal.

>you never know who is listening, some girl who really wants to like chop her vagina lips off


it's so sad tbh and I'm tired of labiaplasty being so popular (simply for cosmetic reasons) and young women growing up in a world where they think their perfectly normal labia is somehow wrong.

No. 126503

>>126473
Oh my god how many times does this need to be asked. Google it. If you’re a woman, you’ll learn two valuable lessons in one. If you’re the same cumbrained dude who asks this every week, you’ll find all the porn you could dream of.

No. 126513

>>126503
Sorry, I should have phrased my question better. I wanted to ask if any farmers had any problems with using feminine wipes, since my gyno is very adamant about not using them.

No. 126520

>>126513
why do you want to go against your gynos wishes? surely those 10 years of medical school taught them something?
I personally can't use shit like that without an immediate yeast infection, even scented or more plasticky pads/liners are too much.

No. 126523

>>126496
use baby wipes unscented they’re basically just water wipes much better for ph balance

No. 126531

>>126523
thank you anon! i'll do just that then.

No. 126534

>>126513
I started using 'sensitive wipes' lately and within a couple days I had my first ever yeast infection

No. 126537

>>126348
I call my own pussy roast beef or loose as a joke sometimes, but I would never say that to another woman. Or joke like that around someone who might take it seriosly.

Once on a another image board two anons were fighting "innie vs outie" and being particularly cruel and disgusting about how they talked about womens genitals. They turned out to be both women. Well it could have been larping males but still. Throwing other women under the bus so you can feel like a better object for men. Makes me want to vomit. I think everyone should like their genitals. They are there for YOUR pleasure and baby making, not to look pretty.

No. 126584

Okay so I'm a virgin and ever since I was really young, as young as around 13 I believe, I have noticed these little white bumps on my labia minora. They're only really noticeable when I stretch the flaps out, but they're there. They don't hurt, they don't itch; they're just ugly. I've never gone to a gynecologist, but from online research I've concluded these are fordyce spots. Has anyone else here had this? Is it possible to get rid of them? I hate them and honestly they've made me scared of actually showing my body to anyone because I'm afraid they'll think I have some terrible disease or something.

No. 126589

>>126584
I have some of these too. Idk what they are. Guess it is normal!

No. 126618

>>126584
These are normal, they're pretty common, and literally no one will even look at them. Your future partner (male of female) will either have them too or at least seen them before.
In the case of men, aside from fordyce spots on their dick or balls, they can also have pearly penile papules that are even uglier but equally harmless. So even if your partner isn't female they will probably relate.
So really, don't worry about it. This is such a virgin worry that it's almost endearing.

No. 126630

>>126537
Have them! I don't think i've seen vagina irl without them tbh.

No. 126670

>>126584
I have these, I'm pretty sure, above my clitoral hood. they seem incredibly common anon. try not to worry about it too much

No. 126693

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Who here uses menstrual cups? has it ever leaked while you were asleep? I toss and turn around a lot and I'm worried about that.

Do you need to buy one of the specific menstrual cup washes and use those daily or can I just rinse it in between wears and boil it after use?

Also, does anyone else have a menstrual cup microwave sterilizer like in the pic? Do those work well?

No. 126695

>>126693
I haven't used that type of menstrual cup that you have in this photo, but I have used disposable ones. They didn't leak as long as you make sure to empty it as often as your flow is. If you flow in heavy than you'll need to empty it out or throw it away often. I did wear a disposable one to bed and I don't remember it leaking in the night. You really don't need to be menstrual soap for it. Soap and water between uses will work fine. You should definitely boil between cycles

No. 126696

>>126693
Also, I wouldn't buy the high-cost reusable ones if it is your first time using a menstrual cup. Go with the Softcups.
http://softdisc.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/SoftdiscBox_Disc_WhiteBg-1024x683.jpg

No. 126719

>>126693
If you do it right, it won't leak. I wear mine to bed and have no problems. The only thing that is going to make it leak is puting it incorrectly and after you get used to it, it won't happen. Also, don't forget to measure your cervix to make sure you get the right size!

No. 126735

>>126693
I got a Luna cup a year ago and I’ve loved it since. I’ve only leaked like, 3 times, and it was caused by incorrect placement and a heavy flow. Cups take a little while to get used to but they’re healthier for your body and for the environment. I boil mine before and after my period and wash it with soap and water every time I empty it. They’re definitely worth trying.

No. 126752

>>126696
Speaking of softcups, have you girls already tried it for having sex? Does it leak or feel uncomfortable?

No. 126766

>>126752
wait, you can have sex with a cup inside? how/why? I'm confused

No. 126778

>>126719
Thank you for telling me I need to measure my cervix, I didn't even know you could do that!

No. 126790

>>126778
It's really important, also your cervix lowers a bit when you are on your period, so keep that in mind too! My cup is 4,5 cm, the exact measure of my cervix, and I have to struggle a bit when using it. Its not awful, but insertion could be a bit easier if I got a smaller one. I'm sure you'll like it, just don't give up if it seems a bit hard in the beginning, took me about 3 months to get it right and I almost threw it away.

No. 126791

>>126752
Never tried a softdisc and penetration, but oral with the regular cup is actually REALLY good and I had no problems at all! Definetly worth a try.

No. 126842

>>126693
It will leak only if it is full; I've never had a problem with movement with any model I've tried. You should probably wash it, though any sort of mild soap without oil, scent, antibacterial ingredients, or abrasive additives should be fine. I use the specific washes just to keep scents from accumulating, but it's not necessary. Rinsing under cold water before washing is a good way to minimize staining. I've used those collapsible sterilizers before and I found they hang onto scent even when dried immediately, and also tend to overflow if you fill them enough to cover the cup. If you don't want to just use an old mug that you've designated for the purpose, you could try using those pump/bottle part microwave steam bags.

>>126752
I've done it with the Lumma Unique, which is the same thing but a reusable silicone. No pain or leaking. My boyfriend did not feel it at all.

No. 126850

i honestly cant tell right now if i am pissing blood or of its just my period that i have had for a year straight it just seems different today

No. 126862

Has long massages helped anyone with menstrual cramps? I've tried for like a minute but it's been painful mostly and makes me bleed more. I'm tired of beating myself up mentally for painful periods and want to treat my body better but idk what to do to help relieve symptoms.

No. 126884

>>126842
This is a great answer, thanks anon!

No. 126927

Washing my vulva with regular body soap isn't that great, right? That's what I've been doing, but lately I've been considering getting something else. A "feminine" wash makes me feel like I'm betraying women. I don't want my vulva to smell like a delicate flower or a fruit, I just want to clean it. I almost bought a feminine wash but the marketing angered me. Any recommendations?

No. 126928

>>126927
Why not just water?

No. 126929

>>126928
I've done that for most of my life and it went okay but I feel really self conscious about it around my bf ? Soap make me feel better, but I don't think body wash is ideal

No. 126934

>>126927
it's fine to use a gentle unscented soap

No. 126981

>>126927
I use a unscented wash meant for coochie, idk is it just where i'm from but that shit is widely available at most grocery stores.

No. 127677

So Im paranoid i could have a silent STD, even tho its high unlikely (only had 4 partners, with pretty clear sexual history each) but fuckk its OCD ish levels of madness.
I can’t get tested (not murican) because i would show up in our family plan since i share insurance with my mom, and shes fundie levels of prudish.
The smell and discharge are normal, just the same ive always had since puberty, no itching, pain or redness, i think i had the beginning of an UTI but I wasn’t taking really good care of my health and hygiene at that point when i kicked my own butt back into decent grooming it went away.
Im still so panicky about having an STD tho, anything i could do or should look for without professional testing?

No. 127679

>>127677
Is there a sliding-scale clinic near you? If so, you could go and pay cash.

No. 127713

>>127677
There are services online where you can request a test kit and post off samples to a lab. You get your results through email and they will even post a prescription if needed. Bit pricey but I used one once to test for a couple of the most silent/common STDs and it put my mind at ease without having to face anyone at any point during the testing. All very discreet

No. 127867

Not sure if I want to put this in a the mental health thread, but I tend to get really anxious around my menstrual cycle. Usually a few days before I start bleeding, I have dissociation and when the cramps start, the dissociation gets stronger.

Any other anons deal with similar symptoms? Anything that's helped ease the symptoms? I usually like to workout when I'm anxious, but I don't know anything else that could help.

No. 127885

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Are these wet wipes safe to use?



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