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No. 428562

Have a question that isn’t important enough for the advice thread?
Is it something everyone seems to understand but you can’t?

it's your time to shine

previous thread: >>411490

No. 428581

how do you clean diffusers that use essential oils? mine's getting smelly. i usually soak it in water but the smells are still there.

No. 428593

What kind omg diffuser do you have? Perhaps you can soak it in alcohol or thinly smear it with mineral oil and then emulsify it with dish soap and rinse.

No. 428608

Do you think vinegar would help? It's usually good to clean with vinegar for a lot of things. Helps deodorize as well.

No. 428630

I have the TOMNEW-Essential-Ultrasonic-Aromatherapy-Humidifier from amazon. Soaking it in water made the metal circle inside of it a bit rusty. Whoops.

I’m gonna try a vinegar soak or alcohol. Someone once suggested to add a vinegar water mix and turn it on but I don’t want to break it.

No. 428637

Is it possible that being fat during puberty gave me a "fat voice?"
My voice is pretty low and heavy sounding even though I've lost weight. I was watching vid related and this morbidly obese woman has a very similar voice to my own although I was definitely never her size and have an ambiguous North American accent. But she…sounds heavy, you know? And not just wrt the breathing (which I don't have ofc). Does this turn people off? Do people read it as a fat voice rather than just a deeper one?

No. 428649


Obviously fat doesn't change your voice, but hormones do. If you were fat due to PCOS, for example, it's possible that maybe your voice got deeper due to higher levels of testosterone.

But maybe you just have a deep voice, anon.

No. 428651

the part that makes this girls' voice fat is her horrible lisp but that's it. deep or not.

No. 428658

I think voice tone and pitch depends on genetics and not really the weight of someone. The heavier women I know usually have very high feminine voices cuz the more fat you have the more estrogen you have and the more estrogen you have the higher the voice or something. Most people hate the sound of their own voice so don’t feel too self conscious about it. Deeper voices on women can be sexy like Emma Stones voice.

No. 428672

If being fat DID change your voice, I assume it would be because of the extra fat around your throat pushing/altering your vocal cords somehow? But honestly if I heard a thin person with her voice I'd think nothing of it.

No. 428684

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Is it possible to remove/fade a tattoo with a dermaroller? lmao

No. 428686

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Does anyone know the name of this webcomic?

No. 428688

No. 428698

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Thank you anon!

No. 428700

Tattoos literally go to the deepest layer of your skin, so no, it's impossible to get rid of one with a dermaroller.

No. 428705

How do you get mental health help? Do you have to go through a general practitioner? My physical condition is fine but I am feeling very, very mentally unwell. I know I need to get help but I’m totally overwhelmed on how to even start.

No. 428717

Depends on where you live. In the US you can google therapists in your area, most don't require a referral. However your doctor might have suggestions if trying to find one on your own is too daunting.

No. 428749

nah. get a coverup. im curious as to what you got

No. 428758

Why would I start shitting more often?
Like, my usual "schedule" is twice a week. (It's completely fine for my metabolism, confirmed by multiple doctors). This weekend though I shat 7 times. In two days! It's not diarrhea, just softer than usual. Haven't changed my medication, haven't eaten more, so I don't really know what the fuck.

No. 428765

Why do both angry, white men and black women like to say white women fuck animals?
I've been hearing it more and more lately (on the internet. No one would say shit irl).

No. 428773

Maybe you ate more fiber this week, chewed more properly (can be unconscious), or maybe your cycle or the weather are making your digestion a bit out of track.
If this is unusual for you make sure to hydrate yourself a bit more tho.

No. 428776

To make themselves feel better, I guess. I'm not surprised by men saying shit like that but I am disappointed when women bring women of other races down.

No. 428791

the men say it to cope, because its been proven that there are more men into bestiality than women kek

idk why the women wouldsay it though, i think it might just be a meme at this point tbh

No. 428830

Also remember that your voice sounds different in your own head than it does to other people. Try recording yourself and see if it's not so deep.

No. 428835

Piggybacking off of this, there are tranny apps where you can like, check your pitch while reading given paragraphs and compare it to the average female voice. The tranny apps will actually tell you where your pitch is relative to most women (and men, but the apps are mostly for TiMs iirc).

No. 428837

Is it pathetic to move back in with your mom in your mid-twenties? I have my own place and I have no financial troubles but I've just been really lonely. After staying with my mom and her husband for the past few days, it kind of reminded me of what it's like to have a nuclear family. She really likes it when I stay over too and asked me before if I wanted to move in. It feels weird encroaching on their space like this but also it's nice to have my family so close by. What do you guys think?

No. 428842

you'll grow to hate it tbh. just visit them more often.

No. 428852

Yeah, I've considered this. Maybe I'll work out something where I stay with them on the weekends or something. Thanks, anon.

No. 428859

If it's not out of necessity then don't do it anon. Just visit more like the other poster said, or maybe invite some company.

I had to move back in my mid 20s and it was hell. Not that I ever got along with my mom to begin with, but mine had a tendency to revert back to treating me like a teenager when simply that wouldn't do. I didn't get much respect or privacy and she took it personally whenever I laid boundaries or stuck up for myself in any way.

No. 428878

get to know your mum as an adult, live with them while you can while things aren't so serious you have to cart a family or baggage along. OG family setups still exist, it's just weird in western terms apparently. look at how some people in japan and other tradition-rich countries treat and live with their family.
I'm in the same situation and I legit come home to my mum's for a breather and to hang out with her and her dog. when I'm not renting I pay her board so she can pay off her mortgage, so it's a win-win for both of us. I still get my autonomy and independence like a boarder but it isn't "freeloading". depends ultimately on your own family and it's different individually obviously, but if you're considering it and the only thing holding you back from saving money and spending quality time with your family is the misplaced stigma that it's somehow shameful to live with your family (or live where and how you want, ultimately) then dont but otherwise I say do it if that's what you want.

No. 428881

This video is so sweet, anon. Thanks for that. My main problem is that my mom and I don't always get along. We've only really been able to heal our relationship after living apart for a few years. I'm afraid that things will turn to shit if we live together. I am genuinely jealous of families who can live together with no problem, though. It seems nice.

No. 428897

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Has anyone here started a personal baking business?

I bake as a hobby but I have had a few people ask me to bake for their events. Mainly decorated cookies. I'd like to build out my brand a little and possibly grow this into a lucrative part-time gig alongside my desk job…

Both my husband and I work in an industry where there are lots of events, meetings and opportunities for people to appreciate custom-ordered baked goods. And since I've already been asked a few times I figure I am in a good place to start.

Would love to know if anyone here has done something similar.

No. 428898

My mom does it and I help her out a bunch! She seems to cater mostly towards businesses, she has entire lunch/dessert menus for companies who are willing to drop serious $$$ on their little work events. I think it's a great idea to see if you can get your flyers or business cards next to some water coolers. It's a really easy way to get clients. Good luck on your venture, anon. I've always wished I was as good as baking as my mom.

No. 428910

my friend does this and she makes bank, especially if you get one of those edible printers and do small orders at holidays.
make sure to look into your city requirements. depending on where you live, you may need licenses/certificates. in my area, they just send someone to inspect your kitchen and give you the cert.

No. 428986

Why do people tend to gain weight when they enter a relationship?

I've noticed a trend among my friends and classmates, anytime they get into a long term relationship they very quickly gain about 10-20+ pounds after awhile. A lot of slim girls I knew are now suddenly much bigger, and it started around the time they met their significant others. The men in these relationships also got chubbier. Never been in a relationship so I haven't experienced it myself, but it seems like there's a correlation. Do people really just "let themselves go" when they're no longer single? I'd understand if it was older couples but these people are in their late teens-early twenties. The whole "romantic relationship = very fast weight gain" just baffles me.

No. 428987

Is getting off to your own sexual abuse/trauma normal?

No. 428990

it's common yea, but not really normal. probably better to get therapy for it.

No. 428993

My theory is that people just tend to eat more food when in a relationships. Dinner dates, binge watching shows together while munching on stuff, just generally enjoying life with your partner and not really worrying about looks so much.

Happened to me and my bf. We're now trying to be more healthy and lose some weight together. It sucks because he loves baking. No more white chocolate cheesecakes and surprise blueberry muffins.

Worth it to avoid future heart problems and diabetes, I guess.

No. 429003

It’s because women choose what they have in their house and what they eat when they are single. Most men eat like toddlers and eat constantly, so it starts to rub off on them. They also almost always do the cooking — they have to cook tendies all the time for their manchildren, so that’s what they end up eating too.

No. 429004

IA but I think it particularly affects girls because she starts matching what the guy eats because he's also making choices of what and how much to eat. Obviously men can eat far more than women and it will make a small girl gain weight easily.

Honestly it fucking sucks seeing up close and personal just how much a guy can eat without gaining weight, even without exercising or being particularly big.

No. 429006

Combine people caring less about their looks now that they've settled with a life that may involve more food such as going out to dinners and it's what you get. I generally care MORE about my weight when I have a partner because I want to look good for them but it's def harder to keep the weight down when you're being gifted chocolate and being taken out to eat.

No. 429008

My BF eats like shit and whenever I'm with him he always pressures me into eating like shit too. He'll give me a little cookie or something and try to hand feed me like "uwu so cute" and I fall for it everytime. Fuck.

No. 429047

Oof, this is my nightmare going into a relationship since I'm an ex-fatty.
Any anons have experience dating skellies and generally smaller/less sporty men? Do they eat less?

No. 429298

What are good, comprehensive online resources to learn how to use excel? Preferably something completely written rather than a video (I don't want to put on headphones/have people passing by be able to hear what I'm listening to).

I job hunted for months trying to get out of retail and finally landed my first office job as a receptionist. It's slow as shit and everyone knows I do fuck all (they just need me here to tell off telemarketers and greet people), I get free reign of the internet to keep myself occupied for 8 hours, but I obviously want to do more than space out/browse lolcow/watch art restoration videos on yt.

I really want to learn excel, and I've played around a bit on it, but I'm really a sort of… give me an actual task and goal so I can use and learn the functions in a practical manner rather than just mindlessly playing around kind of person (I get bored easily and the info doesn't really stick).

No. 429302

What are your thoughts on taking IQ tests, online or offline?

I took an online test yesterday and scored high, 130, but the test itself was incredibly easy so despite it sounding nice, I'm aware that my IQ is probably closer to 100 maybe even 90 tbh.

Now I want to take an actual IQ test at Mensa and once and for all confront my deepest fears that I'm in fact a brainlet. It's not even expensive, 30 euros or so per test.

The thing is, my reason tells me that it's stupid to place so much value on a number. Besides, no matter how much of a low or high IQ I have, I can't change it. So why do I want to know?

Has anyone taken an actual (not online) IQ test? How did it go? Did it change the perception you had of yourself?

No. 429313

>once and for all confront my deepest fears that I'm in fact a brainlet.
only brainlets worry about this shit to this degree.

No. 429316

Can I wear burnt orange/brown coloured clothing if I'm cool toned? I think I look best in blues and greens but I bought a shirt online that was labelled brown and it looks so much more orange in person. I think warm toned people look great in these colours but imo I end up looking like a prisoner. Should I return the shirt and get it in black?

No. 429318

A lot of variables can influence an IQ test.
Hunger, attention, dumb luck.
Most people are in the 100-120 range, it's really nothing to bother over. Most people flicking their beans about being "Mensa" intelligent are incorrigible social retards, and what's the point of being a smart test taker if you're dumb in every other aspect regarding life?

No. 429324

my vagina used to get really wet so i started putting tissue paper in my panties everyday this year and i noticed that my vagina is really dry now. I stopped but do you think thats why my vagina has been dryer lately :((:()

No. 429325

IQ test aren't really that valid or reliable and mostly test logical-mathematical skills and to some degree linguistic skills. It is made by people who think that these two types of intelligences are the most valid one-whether that's true or not …I wouldn't know. But something as complex or abstract as intelligence cannot be fully measured by a test imo.
Cultural and socioeconomic factors, mental health etc. also play a role so I wouldn't be too obsessed with this kinda stuff.

No. 429346

Mensa has a free test you can use as an indicator, if you haven't tried that onr yet

No. 429348

can we start banning retarded men like this or nah we just gonna let em run around

No. 429365

Where can I get Microsoft Word and Power Point for free?

No. 429367

You can always use Apache

No. 429369

What is that

No. 429382

I don't know Apache like that anon said but you can use Open Office or Libre Office for free, you'll have the exact same features than Microsoft Word and Power Point as well as Excel and other things, it's just the layout that's slightly different.

No. 429389

Not sure about powerpoint but I used onedrive which has an online version of word.

No. 429417

I have to write equations tho, online version doesn't have that

No. 429419



Copypaste from Wolfram alpha?

No. 429421

Asshole professon expilcitly eants them to be editable

No. 429430

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Any pocket camp players here? What table is that behind Goldie, with the light fixtures above it, and how do I get it?

No. 429432

what table? can you circle?

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No. 429438

Not a player, but it looks like a wall divider instead of a table. Quick wiki search, and it might be the sweetheart window partition?

No. 429441

Not the anon that asked but that definitely looks like it, with the pendant lamps and everything. Only difference I see is the brick but nice job finding it anon

No. 429442

Technically, yeah, but the furniture sections are divided into pretty general categories. I figured it would've either been under lighting or tables, but >>429438 was right and it's under the partitions category.

Thanks anon! Damn, looks like I can't get it ugh. I stopped playing for about a year but now I'm getting back into it and I'm sad I missed out on so much cute furniture.

No. 429443

yea it's the back of the sweetheart window, you got it from an event.

No. 429460

What type of insurance would a wealthy person have to cover something like the loss of $100k+ baggage & items?


No. 429463

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I'm probably blind but is this cool toned or warm toned? Did the silver and gold jewelry thing, but I look pretty shit with both. Pic is with natural indirect lighting.

No. 429467

I can't tell but i think you look better in silver. Those rings are cheap looking though either way, no offense.

No. 429475

none taken, they were a few dollars on amazon. thanks anon!

No. 429494

Airlines have bag insurance policies up to a certain amount.
Rich people don't fly commercial, and when they do, they don't pack valuables into luggage.
Baggage screeners at the airport and baggage handlers are often contractors who are not affiliated with the airlines themselves, so a lot of shady shit happens.

But I can't tell if this fag was legitimately a moron or if he's scamming.
Because here's another tidbit: How does he prove what was inside his lost luggage? What retard packs $60k worth of shit?

No. 429517


Very obvious cool tone.

No. 429536

He did say he got the Birkin in a London auction. I’m sure he would be able to provide documentation of that. Either a certificate or contact the auction host.

No. 429539

Disagree with both the other posters, you look neutral to me. Cool toned people don't have green veins. You just suit the silver ring more because you're paler. I'm guessing you don't burn too easily and get a decent tan?

No. 429540

Looks neutral, but silver does flatter you more.

No. 429544

>putting a 60k bag inside check-in luggage when everyone knows not to even put $100 jewelry in a check-in

No. 429555

Thanks anons. Yes to the tan thing, and it's good to know that my veins are greener. I was confused about that too. What does neutral mean in terms of fashion colors since most of the guides divide them up into warm/cool?

No. 429560

Basically means you can't go wrong, do what you like. If something obviously suits you better, like the silver ring in this instance, go for that.

I'm neutral too and always found the advice on how to tell your undertones maddeningly confusing because most of them contradict each other. and I have yet to buy a foundation because ones with neutral undertones seemingly don't exist.

No. 429563

Thin people tend to eat badly but infrequently, I eat kinda junky food but only really have one meal a day and some snacks.

I guess if you feel pressured to eat with the guy you can schedule that as your meal. In my experience guys dont give a fuck if you've eaten or drank anything ever and will use food/drink purchases to guilt trip you with later (yes I am single)

Related, I am number-dyslexic (dyscalculia) and get so anxious worrying if I "owe" a friend/guy money for some $5 drink I avoid going out at all

No. 429594

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What do you think of pic related?

I'm kind of depressed after reading that. The one thing that I envied men was their camaraderie but I was always hopeful that it's possible to achieve that with women too if we put aside trivial shit and needless competition.

No. 429608

Stupid research because women are conditioned to not cooperate with other women. Need to either break their training first or do a study on a generation of women and girls not raised at all like this (that is, not raised in a society that prioritizes men).

No. 429610

> Need to either break their training first or do a study on a generation of women and girls not raised at all like this (that is, not raised in a society that prioritizes men).

I'm hoping for that too. I didn't mean to imply that solidarity among women is impossible or not achievable btw. It just saddens me to see how much work there is still left.

No. 429627

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If I am drinking hard liquor, I need an equivalent of about half a bottle of vodka to even feel remotely drunk. (A typical bottle of vodka in my country is 500 ml so I need a 250 ml of 40% alcohol content)
If I am drinking beer, a 500 ml bottle of 6,5% alcohol content beer gets me there just as quickly and effectively.

Is it a body issue? Is it because beer is kinda fizzy and fizzy drinks tend to get to your head quicker?

It always seemed fucking ironic to me since I really, really love coctails with hard liquor and hate most beers (and we have like 2 types of good tasting high alcohol content mainstream beers in our country both of which I am tired of)

What gets you drunk the quickest anons?
What do you think is a better option price-wise for you?

No. 429647

If you don’t want to gain weight in a rekationship date a guy who is cheap. I dated my ex for almost two years and I can count on one hand the number of times we ate out together, because he was that cheap. All he ever ate was grilled chicken and rice at home because it was cheap and easy.

No. 429651

>women and "cooperation"
who knows wtf that means.

Women in same-sex groups are more likely to voice their actual opinions, feel more comfortable disagreeing/calling someone out, debating, arguing, being blunt, whatever. Than they do when men are present. This type of dynamic is challenging for women who are used to men/mixed-sex dynamics, because men don't challenge women. They will ignore or dismiss, or patronize, but won't be as directly challenging as another woman would be.

No. 429658

You won't need to worry about undertones unless you need a foundation match. Neutral skintones go with most colors, and you'll only find some colors flatter you a bit more rather than some colors make you look straight up bad.

No. 429667

this is absolutely not true.

No. 429672


For some reason I always get drunk faster with beer as well. Two cans of beer and I am already tipsy, while I could drink 500ml of 20% sake and feel absolutely nothing.

No. 429680

can you elaborate?

No. 429704

How do I assert myself more in conversations?
In my friend group, I don’t have an issue with it. But when I hang out with my boyfriend and his friends, I get ignored/talked over/interrupted a LOT. The rare moments where I can actually get an idea out, it’s quickly dismissed or generally not responded to. Like I know we have different interests, but if I can listen to them talk about LoL and CS:GO for hours.. surely they can handle a few minutes of me talking about my video games? On top of that, I keep my topics on par with theirs. I don’t even bother mentioning my other interests. I just don’t get it lol how do I start actually becoming part of their conversations? I hate sitting there looking bored

No. 429706

It does't matter what you say, they won't look at you or take you seriously in their group because you're a woman. Your bf and his friends sound like losers too man lmao

No. 429711

At the peril of being accused a man-hater (imagine the horror!), men rarely take a woman's opinion seriously. I've managed to establish myself as an authority at my workplace but it took a lot of time and me becoming more androgynous for that to happen and I still get dismissed at times.

Online, where everyone's male by default, my opinions and thoughts are valued but irl? Nope. If they care about you, they might pretend for a short amount of time. Otherwise forget about it.

Even though their topics are neither complex or more interesting than yours, even if you present your arguments and thoughts in a coherent manner, they're just going to dismiss you. It's depressing because that's not going to change anytime soon, maybe never.


No. 429723

They kind of are lmao (my bf is the only one who’s had serious girlfriends lolllll) but like my friend group has men in it too, they listen and take me seriously. The men I’m friends with don’t have a lot of mutual interests with me but we can still maintain good conversation. I probably have more in common with my bf’s friends than my own but the ability to communicate with them just isn’t there

No. 429725

They prolly just suck ass at socializing cuz all they do is play csgo and lol. Dw about it hon. If they don't make an effort why should you. Ignore they bullshit

No. 429732

>Online, where everyone's male by default, my opinions and thoughts are valued but irl? Nope. If they care about you, they might pretend for a short amount of time. Otherwise forget about it.
diff anon but how does this happen in american society for example? its not like we activley teach boys to ignore girls so why does it get worse after grade school?

No. 429736

I didn't notice it changes that much after grade school but that's just my experience and considering that a lot of researchers are male and no one really gives a shit about women, I doubt we're going to see a mind opening and in-depth analysis of why, let alone any actions to improve things.

No. 429743

Probably just puberty. You go from being another kid on the playground at best, icky girl at worst, but then later as teens they just wanna have sex with you and nothing else. There's probably some kind of psychological theory out there that when this happens we try to get their attention again to be how it used to be which creates "not like other girls" syndrome. Idk if this makes any sense to anyone else, I cant explain it very well.

No. 429747

first of all im literally a woman and 2nd of all way to get mad about a stupid question in a stupid question forum dummy. Anyway I figured out that due to my period getting longer it probably also affected my vagina because before and after my period i notice dryness. I also used toilet paper because the first guy i was ever with told me that i " got "too wet" and it grossed him out so it subconsciously gave me a complex which I am no working through. But thanks for being a bitch

No. 429756

hey, this isn't a forum you newfag. get banned alrdy dude like i said before

No. 429759

> There's probably some kind of psychological theory out there that when this happens we try to get their attention again to be how it used to be which creates "not like other girls"

Nah, it makes perfect sense. That's an interesting theory and I'm inclined to believe it.

No. 429767

whatever no use arguing i dont care that much(USER HAS BEEN PUT OUT TO PASTURE)

No. 429771


No. 429877

(Mainly to US anons because of federal laws) Is there a limit on how much money you can transfer/withdraw out of your savings account? I know there's a limit of 6 times per month, but I vaguely remember the bank person telling me I also couldn't withdraw more than $600 over the course of those 6 withdrawals, but this was also over a decade ago. All the information online only talks about the 6 withdrawal limit. I have my savings with Chase at the moment, the Chase website doesn't seem to say anything about $600 limit but I'm not sure if I've just been going crazy this entire time or what?

No. 429882

Pretty sure I transferred several thousand out of my savings account in a short span of time to pay for a vacation last year. I think if your transaction gets declined you can just call the bank to have them approve you moving a large sum anyway.

No. 429910

she probably meant the ATM. i some banks don't let you withdraw over a certain amount from their ATMs.

No. 429985

this is something specific to your account type and plan. look through the paperwork you were given when you opened the account or call the bank’s customer service line.

No. 430008

ok so someone posted a monster girl/boy generator and one of the adjectives was 'abortive', what does that mean? morbidly curious…

No. 430011

do you guys think i could change if i lost the weight

No. 430014

Lol it's not morbid, I'm curious about the context in a monster person generator… It just means an action that wasn't successful/completed.

No. 430016

It may help. In my experience it increased confidence and exercise helped with energy levels.
Good luck!

No. 430018

thank you

No. 430019

Unrelated but the genius IQ serial killer Rodney Alcala used to brag about being in Mensa

No. 430037

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It doesn't seem like the IT term, here is the screenshot

No. 430043

Merriam-Webster says prematurely born. So… Yeah.

No. 430093

Oh that’s good to know! Mainly asking because I want to open a new savings with another bank for better inteest rate, I was really worried about transferring a bunch of money over haha.

Hm, that makes a lot of sense. Didn’t realize that lol

This also makes sense! When I opened the account I was in high school, so it was a sort of special account. It makes sense that they would have a limit for a young kid haha. My account is now just a regular one now, so I guess it’s fine (but I’ll still call to double check).

Thank you anons!

No. 430141

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In certain lighting (indoor overhead light, harsh lighting from a lamp, strong sunshine and a shiny face from sunscreen) my nasolabial folds look really bad and in other conditions (softer lighting/daylight that isn't direct sunlight) they're not visible. Which one do I believe? I asked my friends and boyfriend and they all said they're not visible or only sometimes but I don't know if they're just trying to spare my feelings.
The area there isn't even wrinkled really, but my facial fat is distributed in a way that I've always had them (they look like pic related but stretching from the sides of my nose and not that far down), there's always been a clear 'divide' between the area around my mouth/chin and my chubby cheeks. The skin around my nostrils is also darker which makes matters worse.
Is this something to worry about? Is this what people mean by nasolabial folds/smile lines? You did say dumb questions.

No. 430143

No it's a natural contour of the face which is why people form deep lines there later in life. When people refer to them negatively they usually mean premature wrinkling but at this point I think most people here agree it's a tired old meme and doesn't actually matter much.

No. 430145

I’ve never heard or seen anyone talk about nasolabial folds anywhere in my entire life outside of lolcow.

No. 430151

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how do I get this password pop up thing to not happen every time I open a thread

No. 430155

dl a better browser or get a better phone.

No. 430156

Do I use purple shampoo before or after regular shampoo?

No. 430157

She can't elaborate bc she's an olive which is lumped under neutral and she looks like a dead frog in most colors.

It's one of the first wrinkles that you begin to see as you age (the kind that stays as a wrinkle even when your face is neutral) so I think some anons have damage regarding it. It's absolutely normal and everyone has them when they make most facial expressions, and some people have them even when their face is resting, nbd. If it's facial fat related than they're likely being honest in that it's not obvious all the time.

There are tons of women with facial lines and sub-optimal fat distribution that are still considered attractive. Either way I'd focus on evening out skintone and flattering features you like the most rather than being sad about a "flaw" that you share with most humans and one that every human will inevitably have lol.

After, because you're trying to deposit color and not wash it off immediately.

No. 430170

Can someone explain to me how lesbians love women in a different way than men love women? I don't fully understand it myself even though I'm lesbian.

No. 430173

I never even thought of using purple shampoo in addition to another shampoo. Doesn't that dry the fuck out of your hair? Do other people use 2 shampoos too when purple toning?

No. 430176

idk if i'm doing it "the right way" so probably gonna get a lot of flack telling me i'm wrong but when the pink comes out of my hair i maintain a platinum by using loads of purple shampoo to dry hair and keeping it in for maybe 45 mins before washing out, then using my regular shampoo, then using an ample amount of conditioner afterwards. i DO have hair that gets oily easily so maybe that's why my hair isn't dried out. i also do trim my hair a lot because it's shoulder-length so my ends aren't disgusting either.

No. 430177

it's conditioner you're supposed to use not shampoo.

No. 430179

I guess it has something to do with distilled vs fermented booze. I also get drunk way faster on beer or wine but I get the worst hangovers from them.

No. 430182

Bc men don’t really love women, they love what women can do for them and how they look. Even if you get one of the supposed good guys, they will never be able to see you through eyes that aren’t tainted with male privilege

No. 430184

Sage for manhate but I think it's because women literally have the ability to love, whereas men's emotions are limited to lust, anger, excitement and so on. They lack sentimental bonding emotions which women have in abundance so they cannot "love" the way a woman can. So to answer your question (as a straighty) I assume lesbians love other women, literally, where men just tolerate, are attracted to, or are fond of women at best. Often they love what we do for them; our service.

No. 430228

Is it okay for me to not hug a person, esp. a relative after receiving a present? My mother installed this into me and my younger brother from a very young age that - after receiving a present we needed to hug the person that gifted us the present. I always hated this and felt uncomfortable doing this (also hugging someone as a greeting). The only people I feel comfortable to hug are my boyfriend, parents and my best friend. Is it okay for me to just greet everyone with a smile and firm handshake and just say "thank you for the lovely gift" after receiving one? I really really hate this hugging thing or am I just rude and ungrateful?

No. 430230

If you're really that uncomfortable then just don't do it. If you show genuine appreciation and smile and all it won't be rude at all.

No. 430251

effective ways to get rid of double chin? I’m skinny, young, and don’t know why it’s happening

No. 430257

it's more complete, imo. there are things about women and womanhood that are really hard to explain, but somehow other women just Get It.

Also, I've noticed in general that men make a lot of assumptions of their gfs/wives based on dumb shit that doesn't have anything to do with the woman. Like one male friend was bragging about his tomboy gf and how she wasn't high maintenance like the other girls, and she… just had a pixie cut. Face full of make up, manicured nails, but she didn't have long hair so that meant she was a tomboy. How can you say you're in love with a woman when you get her entire aesthetic wrong?

No. 430264

I'm not expert or anything like that but could be that you just have a small, less defined chin, have excess fat around the neck area or your lower jaw is not properly aligned and you have an overbite. All of these could give you a double chin even if you're skinny.
If it's a jaw issue you'd have to see an orthodontist otherwise you can get chin fillers or have the fat removed.

No. 430314

Eh, that's largely socialized imo. Men aren't taught to be emotionally available while growing up so they end up stunted. I'm sure you could socialize young boys to become more socially sensitive. It's dangerous to attribute shitty behavior to testosterone when that kind of logic is also used to describe women as unintelligent, catty, spiteful, etc. It's all learned behavior.

No. 430341

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Whats the deal with crystal.cafe? I found it off 8chan a month ago and was enjoying it until today… Apparently me explaining something about cryptocurrency during a /biz/ raid automatically means I was a larping incel and I got permabanned.

Apparently cc started as a branch of this place?

No. 430342

It was started by anons from here, yeah.
Unfortunately you got caught up in the recent /biz/ raid, you may be able to wait out the ban though. I've been mistakenly banned twice during raids and they expired within a couple of months.
I think the mods are just messy tbh.

No. 430348

K glad to know it's not just me, I guess I'll hang out here for a while. This place seems bitchier an more active, so far so good

No. 430350

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Why do I always feel sad and empty when I look at cute, innocent things? I've been like this since I was a little kid. I still like them, but they make me want to cry.
I also feel anxious and guilty when I hold babies or small animals. It feels like I'm going to hurt them, even though I'd never do that. Maybe their vulnerability makes me worry, I don't know.

No. 430422

what does "ksksksk" mean

No. 430426

did someone mistake you for a cat anon?

No. 430436

in some countries, its the onomathopea for laughing

No. 430468

How you try to befriend a cat in Sweden.

No. 430476

It's similar to the keyboard smash (something like asdfghj) and is probably used to express laughter or speechlessness over something usually dumb, ridiculous or funny.

No. 430492

is this scandi humor?

No. 430496

nta, and not Scandi myself, but that is how I get my cat's attention

No. 430539

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why is acting in japanese movies or dramas so bad?

who actually buys tickets to watch this shit?

No. 430547

is this a skit on tiktok or something

No. 430562

I presume it's a satire on contrived romance tropes.

No. 430574

it's just they're acting the way manga is drawn, if that makes sense. like, imagine these scenes as manga panels and it makes sense.

it's supposed to by cartoony and weird, I just haven't figured out if its just japanese humor or they legitimately believe this is how people are supposed to act.

No. 430593

its fo the kids. its just manga reenactment. im tired of seeing this chicks face everywhere too. shes in every single drama now. i wanna see more reina

No. 430594

you hangin out in tranny central over there.

No. 430690

Is there a way to report a blog that has mgtowish opinions? At least hurt the SEO ranking of it?

I've found a blog that had an interesting article on one subject completely unrelated. Then I went digging deeper into the blog archive because I was interested in finding more related stuff and thought I liked the author until I've encountered that one fucking post which sounded like it was written by someone from /r9k/ or by a MGTOW member. I was immensely disappointed because how can someone make an intelligent argument on one thing then make such simplistic asinine arguments on the other?

Can I report it to Google or is DDOSing the only thing left?
Sometimes I worry that by doing that I'm just going to give it more attention and it will clash back. God, I'm angry.

No. 430695

On a related note, did anyone every DDOS a site? Would it be easyish to learn to do if I have a basic understanding of programming, internet protocols, servers etc? If only I could hit those sites where it hurts like server costs.

No. 430726

Wouldn't you need a botnet? I'm old so there may be easier ways now.

No. 430997

Is there a way to search for artists with similar themes/styles?
I really like Simkaye for her black and white prints, but I don't want my room looking samefaggish.

Sorry but I'm art retarded.

No. 431001


Most sites have DDoS protection now adays. A funny way to fuck about a website is to contact their webhost and claim you are the copyright holder of literally any piece of obscure enough media on there and threaten to sue if they don't take the site down. A lot of site owners don't know how to deal with this sort of thing or it will compound other problems they've had with their webhosts and can keep the site offline for ages.

No. 431002

You can go through his instagram follower list and see what they like. Their taste is probably like yours so they'll have a lot of art like his faved.

No. 431097

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Can human flesh mold?
The flesh we eat certainly can but I never heard of mold on people or corpses.

No. 431110

When I hear something high pitched my ears pound. Is this normal?

No. 431142

When I hear buzzy or "vibrating" sounds (like if I'm shaving with an electric razor) my eardrums twitch and pound. Is it like that? I dunno if it's harmful but it's definitely annoying.

No. 431156

I FEEL sounds sometimes. I think it’s getting worse with time. It might be triggered by stress but I’m not sure. I think it probably feels like what you described, but sometimes it’s only higher/sharp sounds other times it’s a wider range of them

No. 431159

but it's really hard for humans who regularly shower or aren't in super damp environments to grow mold because our skin is good at repelling water at levels mold likes
mold usually doesn't grow on corpses because there's usually too many other bacteria feeding on corpses for mold to grow, and if it's rotting, the mold might not grow on it because not all molds like rotting material to grow on
In order for people to grow mold you'd probably have to cut them up in a sanitized environment and leave them in a fridge or something that already has mold in it

No. 431168

Can't super fat people get mold between fat rolls?

No. 431179

They can get fungus. It can happen in area with sweat and skin to skin contact (rolls). The are where your pubis and legs intersect can be a problem too for example.

No. 431202

Why is my teenage brother always getting sick? He get's sick all year round and gets my dad and mom and siblings sick and then if i visit them, I get sick. He seems healthy, but every few months he gets a goddamn cold or ear infection!

No. 431208

Is he constantly washing his hands or something? Some germophobes get sick more because a lack of exposure. I know someone who was never allowed to play outside or do anything but study and he's sickly. It's annoying tbh. He's always acting like a wuss about dirt all the time too.

No. 431441

i get a cold every few months too. no idea why but it's annoying as fuck.

No. 431442


No. 431648

Is soy actually bad for you ? Every time I mention that I make my own soymilk and use the leftover pulp for a lot of baking, men tell me that soy is terrible and that it'll give me cancer because of excess estrogen. I can't find any definitive conclusions about whether phyto-estrogens are actually harmful, though. Is it just a case of men being scared of any food that doesn't seem "manly" ?

No. 431655

>Is it just a case of men being scared of any food that doesn't seem "manly"


No. 431657

sage for no real answer, but how do you make your own soymilk anon?

I fucking love soymilk, especially the Chinese brand ones because they taste more like… idk what theyre supposed to taste like lol, but paying like $3.50 every week for a new half gallon really adds up and at this point I should probably just make my own.

No. 431660

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Can someone please recommend me bags in a similar, if not exact, style? I love the Burberry banner bag so much, especially with one with their signature plaid pattern on it, but I can't justify a month's worth of rent on a fucking handbag. Even secondhand I can only find it for a $900 minimum, I might as well buy a replica at this point lol

No. 431667

You can consume soy no problem. The soyboy thing is pseudoscience and phyto-estrogens do not affect the human body in any meaningful way. I should add developing fetuses may not be safe to expose to soy.

No. 431668

All you need is a nut milk bag, soybeans and a blender, it's really easy. I use this recipe but they're all pretty much the same, and how much sugar you add comes down to your personal tastes.
Be prepared to have a whole lot of leftover pulp, though. It's good for baking chewy cookies and veggie burgers.

No. 431672

Be careful if you do make your own Anon, apparently home made plant milk goes bad in a matter of a couple days so you'll have to be willing to take a lot of time to do it often.

No. 431687

Are there statistics that show whether tall women are less likely to get raped? It would make sense, because why would an evil guy go for a 6ft woman if he could also go for a much weaker <5ft girl.

No. 431700

Read up on the wiki at /r/RepLadies, you can probably get an identical rep of that for $200 srs

No. 431705

tall women are still weaker than average men

No. 431723

seconding this dumb question. i don't think height is that big of a factor. id really like to see this assumption proven wrong. my mom constantly embarrasses the fuck out of me in public because she thinks i'm much more of a potential target because i'm short and that i'm much more easily kidnapped. she makes a whole big scene like i'm a negligent teen if i'm not glued to her or with pepper spray out and it's annoying af. she's tall so maybe she's just delusional about the way men see short women because she feels she's much taller than me. i think men are pretty confident they can take on most women unless they're very heavy

No. 431732

Doesn't matter, those men go for easy prey. Lots of men are weak and they still wouldn't get mugged because they're men.

No. 431764

Hm, for me it's the opposite, I'm very tall and feel very safe (and my parents also don't worry).
I'm just saying, why would they try to take on a tall girl (and risk losing against her/getting hurt/being caught), instead of going the "safe and easy" road?
Some of my friend are very short and even I could just grab them and throw them into my car.

No. 431767

When you girls shave your legs, do you only shave up to your knee or do you shave your thighs too?

No. 431786

I shave up to my knees, they can get pretty thick & dark but the hair on my thighs are typically pretty fair and blonde so I don’t care as much.

No. 431790

What's a relationship like? This really sounds fucking stupid, but I haven't been in many relationships, and the few I've been in haven't lasted past the honeymoon stage.

I realized it when I saw a bunch of young teens, probably in high school, holding hands and being cute in front of me at the store. It just got me thinking in a weird way that that's how I've always viewed relationships- just being cute and holding hands. But people who are high school sweethearts well into marriage, or just people who make their relationship work, what… is it like to continue working on a relationship? What does that even entail? I'm an adult in my mid-20s but I feel like I have no fucking clue what a health, adult relationship is truly like or what I should even do to contribute to one lol.

No. 431792

Thighs too, it's not as visible but the back of my thighs has a few really thick, wiry hairs

No. 431793

i epilate my thighs as well. i have a loot of light brown/blonde hairs and i dont like the feeling at all. it's also noticeable bc im fairer than the hair so yeah i do feel i almost have to. i hate you binches that can get by without it

No. 431796

Thighs too. You don't want bangs lol

No. 431842

I only ever wax up to my knees. I have virtually no hair on my thighs. I think I have less hair on my thighs than on my arms and my arms just have "barely-over-peachfuzz" hair. My bikini area is wild tho, it's thicker than the hair on my head. Weird af.

No. 431928

It's gonna vary depending on the person talking but for me a good relationship is a partnership. You feel like someone's got your back and they're willing to engage you fully when you need that. Emotional availability and the comfort of knowing being exactly true to yourself is the only thing you need to keep that person around. They've accepted your whole being and they'll help you grow but won't be a burden to change you. Just more like a teammate who's rooting for you. Also validates how you look by being into the natural you. Generally speaking, a support role in your life I guess. You provide faith and compassion to one another.

No. 432018

I'm talking to a guy and i really like him, but in his instagram he has several photos where he is with girls and puts captions with things like "what a good night" or some lyrics of sexy love songs. my question is: do I take it as a red flag or i'm just overreacting? lmao

No. 432022

guys with Instagrams are basically women. that's some really womanly shit and not in a progressive way, just in a really pathetic way, like men who wear scarves in hot weather

No. 432023

Usually just above my knees, so mid thigh at the highest. The hair on my upper thighs is way too soft and light to shave, I can run a blade over it a hundred times and it just won't budge. You can't really see or feel it that much so I'm not fussed.

No. 432024

Are you on crack

No. 432040

is it cheating to speak to other people/be sexual with other people like not even irl when your boyfriend is CURRENTLY cheating on you and you know it and he did it first and actually like, say, fucked your best friend and then fucked more people? is that cheating on him? is that actually cheating?

no i am just correct

No. 432045

Just break up with him, dumbass.

No. 432048

Yes. So you should dump him and then do whatever you want.

No. 432049

Why does the cereal and milk and also sweets in the EU taste like how American food used to taste like in the 90s and 2000s?

No. 432052

this isnt happening to me.

No. 432053

Ingredient and nutritional value restrictions, less sugar, sweeteners, etc

No. 432060

would it be weird to prep your asshole w vaseline if you know your upcoming turd will be painful?

No. 432061

Lol. Maybe but it's not like anyone is going to know about what you did to poop easily so go for it.

No. 432089

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has anyone eaten this? What does it
Taste like?

No. 432090

that sounds so disgusting

No. 432142

eslfag here. can an american explain why the terms right-wing, republican, conservative and left-wing, democrat, liberal are being used interchangeably? we were talking about american politics with my friends and we were kinda confused because the equivalents of these words don't work the same in our language.

No. 432144

Because of the US's two-party system everything gets lumped into those two groups. It's retarded and barely applicable to even other English speaking countries but that's Americans for you.

No. 432155

They can be interchangeable, but not always. Left-wing and liberal are basically the same. I personally see 'liberals' as referring to the more extreme left, but not everyone uses it that way. You can apply both these terms to Democrats, but not always the other way around. You can be liberal/left-wing but not a Democrat. Same thing applies to right/conservative/repub.

Our system only really accepts Democrats and Republicans for the most part, but other parties exist, like the Green Party, which is left-wing. And Libertarians are kind of all over the place depending on who you're talking to, oddly enough. I've met liberal and conservative libertarians.

No. 432158

>extreme left
are you American??

No. 432162

>OP asks for an american to explain
>??? r u from borgerland????

No. 432165

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Would anyone happen to know who this model is? I saw her on the Aerie website, and I know they'll sometimes tag their models on their instagram posts, but she hasn't been posted on there yet…

No. 432171

Here's my question, what is this website? If talking about plastic surgery is on topic is this for people who are fat and want liposuction or something

No. 432179

Yep. We are all fattie fatsos who want liposuction. No need to read any further.

No. 432181

so this is like female 4channel then?

No. 432182

look. this is a fattie and liposuction support group. if you don't identify as either fat (and YES, we do accept transfats!!! we are an INCLUSIVE website) or transitioning TO fat. Liposuction is a validating surgery for those who suffer from fatness. Please read the rules here and be respectful.

No. 432183

transitioning to fat, please leave*

No. 432221

This is a Manchurian gossip rehab group for obese basket weaving enthusiasts, pls leave.

No. 432225

probably the stupidest of questions but how come lolcow is mostly female? has it always been that way or did it just develop? im not that familiar with the sites history but ive always been curious. not that i mind it obv

No. 432235

Can I epilate my pubes?

No. 432237

Probably because it is an imageboard and men who use imageboards are literally the worst. Makes sense to ban them, lolcow is actually a pretty good site as a result.

No. 432241

yeah, i hate them too and i think lolcow is probably my favorite imageboard. it just surprised me because most other sites are pretty mixed in terms of gender. then again, lolcow probably has its fair share of male posters as well, but the rules against … openly being male…? make it such a nice site.

No. 432256

if you can handle the pain

No. 432264

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Most of the original farmers are migrants from 4chan's /cgl/, which was already a mostly female community. In 2012 (or 2011? Can't quite remember) drama threads were banned from /cgl/ and users propped up different websites to continue their discussions. Stamina Rose was the latest creation and after that site closed down, our glorious Lolcow Farm came to be.

So to answer your question, it's always been mostly female, although I remember during the early days posting as a male wasn't explicitly banned like it is today.

No. 432301

It was Maximum Faggotry, then Stamina Rose, and now Lolcow IIRC. The fucked up thing about LC is that when it first started, the admin of Stamina Rose explicitly went to Unichan to try and get one of the autists there to be admin for her because she couldn't be bothered. It's why we ended up having threads about Orange Citrus, one of their many camgirls.
In hindsight, it makes sense that we got a Shoe0nHead orbiter as our first admin. Hell, in hindsight, Shuwu was probably the admin of SR, which would make her the "true" admin of Lolcow before handing it over to Ian.

No. 432311

the stamrose admin was a huge shitter anyway. i still don't understand why she shut down the entire site because k contacted pt's parents. or was it those retarded trolls that tried to pretend pt was a pedo? idr but the last days on that site were a trip.

No. 432350

Am I the asshole for not wanting my boyfriend to fart so loudly in front of me all the time? He says he has digestive issues. I call him farty boy.

No. 432352

>Hell, in hindsight, Shuwu was probably the admin of SR, which would make her the "true" admin of Lolcow before handing it over to Ian.

Interesting. what makes you think this anon? Wouldn't you need web development knowledge/other computer-y skills to admin an imageboard? Maybe you don't and I'm just retarded. But I think if that was something June knew about, she would have discussed it some point. She's not bursting with skill in any area that we know of.

No. 432368

Knee unless I have to go to the pool or to the beach. I'm a disgusting hirsute woman with PCOS so every time I shave it's already growing back the next two days. So not worth it.

If I'm desperate I'll just wax it since that shit will take longer but I also have sensitive skin.

No. 432370

Why do people get freaky over low birthrates? Is it because of the economical implications (lack of financial security etc) or are we really at risk of some sort of societal breakdown having less babies?

No. 432379

No, you aren't. My boyfriend always farts in front of me, too. I don't expect him to be like perfect but can't he go into the bathroom to fart once in a while. It's not sexy. He has literally farted while I'm mid-blow job, then he gets upset like I hurt his feelings if I stop or take a break. Just tell me to stop for fuck sake and leave the room. Please.

No. 432417

Are dogs technically GMOs? I mean, theyre genetically modified organisms right?

No. 432422

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Damn anon this fucked me up a bit.

No. 432431

How to look at someone's instagram stories without showing up in the statistics?

Don't want to get blocked lmao.

No. 432433

fake account?

No. 432434

Well, technically every edible plant and animal with a particular breed is a GMO.
Because while we may be not directly altering their genetics, we breed them for certain qualities.

No. 432438

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birth rates getting lower is a good thing, humans aren't in any kind of danger of extinction, it's just an excuse for racist men to be racist and force pregnancy upon women their race. women are getting more independent and focused on their careers instead of being forced to marry and have kids, looking after 10 kids is almost impossible for the modern family, of course the birth rates will be lower. and yet there are more humans alive than any other time of human history, it applies to all races.

No. 432440

Lower birthrates is a good thing, but not like it is happening right now. Western countries hardly reproducing, while shithole asian counties spew out millions of inbred vermin.(USER HAS BEEN PUT OUT TO PASTURE)

No. 432444

If he won't do something about it, like change his diet, give him peppermint tea with a spoonful of honey. It won't change the sound but it should help with the smell.

No. 432508

storiesig.com for a public account. fake account if it's private

No. 432578

Immigrant anons, how common would it be to get rejected after moving forward with the medical exam? They just asked for one for my PR application, and I really want to take it as good news that my application is approved for the most part, but I've just been in a state of nervousness about it.

No. 432585

Canada? My close friend's done the whole PR thing and Canadavisa(dot)com has helped her a lot. Make an account and talk about your progress there. People post about their applications and update on each milestone so you can track how well you're doing by comparing your progress to others that applied around the same time. Medical exam is a pretty good sign afaik!

No. 432840

Why was this poster banned for stating something that's entirely correct? Though it's not just shithole asian countries, almost the entire African continent has too high birthrates and then you have to deal with the waves of immigrants in Europe.

No. 433071

has anyone or your friend/family ever had experience with laser tattoo removal? pls share your experience (price,pain,healing,result satisfaction). would you reccomend it??

No. 433076

maybe because you and that other poster are nazis?

No. 433081

Vet’s office just closed so I can’t call and ask. My dog has been given liquid medicine to take 2x a day for 10 days. Today is the 10th day and I just gave her her last dose of medicine, but there is still a bit left in the conatiner. Do I give it (looks like maybe one dose) to my dog tomorrow or no? I’ve been giving her all of the doses, so I don’t know if this was just extra in case or what… the front desk person didn’t tell me what to do if this came up.

No. 433084

I'm gonna go for not giving the dose, just in case it is a strong drug and the ten day limit was for a reason. Maybe the extra dose was accidental.What's wrong with the pup and what is the treatment?

No. 433087

All of her kidney levels are super elevated, and then after doing a urine sample test, found out she had a bladder infection too. This medicine is for the bladder infection, we gotta run tests again in a few days and we’re hoping her kidney levels will go down!!!

No. 433091

Anyone know of any home remedies for mosquito bites that actually work? I got like 30 bites last night and they're driving me absolutely fucking insane, I've been putting hydrocortisone cream on it but it barely makes a difference.

No. 433095

Is it an antibiotic? Usually they want you to finish the whole thing. Did you miss a dose or not give her enough one time or is there just genuinely a whole extra dose?

No. 433098

Yep it’s an antibiotic! I gave her the prescribed 0.7ml via syringe everyday, didnt miss a dose. It’s genuinely about a whole dose left

No. 433101

I heard baking soda (or powder, I don't quite recall) is quite effective.

No. 433281

Are there any older cows that are doing super good these days? e.g. cleaned up their life immensely, got a job, became self aware etc.
I'm feeling a good comeback story.

No. 433283

Might be an unpopular opinion because I don't think she checks off the "self aware" box, and yet I think PT did a good job of losing weight, dropping the kawaii/gravure model delusion, and settling into the fact that she's an average person with an average job.

Except the last time a major post was dropped about her she had some issue with thinking she was turning into a male? I think that's some gender special trendhopper shit though, she's probably over that by now too.
I still give her kudos for going quiet after being the internet's biggest weeb laughing stock.

No. 433288

Yes, it tastes like fruity marshmallows

No. 433350

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Is buying a steamer worth it? I do have an ironing board and iron, but I also hate dealing with taking out the ironing board (parents put it in a weird place where it's god honest so annoying to take it out/put it back without wrecking a million things around it).

I'm eyeing this one (our black+decker iron is older than me and works great so I figure this might not break immediately) but it's $50…

No. 433356

i think they are great, not just useful for clothes but cleaning around your living space.

No. 433359

Iron is to steamer as broom/mop is to Swiffer. Steamers are just so much easier and you'll probably never go back after you get used to it.

No. 433371

Thanks anons! I'll probably just bite the bullet on it. I just want to wear a bunch of my cute button up shirts but I keep avoiding them since they get so wrinkled…

No. 433375

I own a steamer and it's extremely useful for polyester/chiffon clothes that might be too delicate to iron. Highly recommended.

No. 433388

Once I made a cape for cosplay (please dont @ me for being a sperg) and I worked so hard on its stupid scalloped edges and lining it nicely…. only to forget that the iron was on the wrong setting and burned a hole through it. I almost started crying (a friend helped me fixed it, but still).

Haven't been able to get out those stubborn fold lines from it but I hope this steamer will help!

No. 433396

irreligious anons, what's your drive to continue living?

No. 433399

…Not killing myself and making my mom suffer because of it? I don't know. I'm just alive and I'd rather keep it that way. I can give meaning to my own life.

No. 433400

Pretty cliche but my Husband and parents whom I love very much another reason was the suicide of my brother,the pain as a result of his suicide is still felt by my parents to this day and I don't ever wanna put them trough that,losing another child to suicide

No. 433401

the simple human monkey brain instinct to keep my meat machine alive

No. 433402

High chance of fucking up my suicide attempt and being easily disgusted with gore.

No. 433405

>>433401 This. Monkey brain say death scary and bad.

No. 433406

Too scared to kill myself, also no one in my family cares and loves my dog as much as I do so I stay alive for her.

No. 433411

I am suicidal, but also I wanna see the full extent of dystopia we live in before I off myself.
Yeah, morbid.

Before I lived to spend the most time with my girlfriend, be happy and grow old with her. She dumped me.

No. 433415

I don't wanna die but I don't wanna continue living like this either so that's where I am. I also am scared to attempt suicide, fail and live with the damage for the rest of my life, becoming a huge burden to my family.
Despite not having a great, close relationships with my parents, they've already been through too much and I don't wanna do this to them.

No. 433418

There's many experiences in life I want to have even if I have to wade through rivers of shit to obtain them. I'd rather live for an hour of happiness than die knowing that once I'm dead it's final, and I will never have another chance at happiness again. I cling to hope.

Death is horrible. Even though I know it's coming to me one day it makes me physically ill to think about my final moments in a dying shell. My memories, loves, and consciousness slipping away from me and knowing there's nothing I can do. I want to put that off for as long as possible.

No. 433424

I don't want to die, too scared of nothingness after death and I have too many goals.

No. 433449

i like being alive. i value the experiences i have with my friends, and i value learning. i like understanding others and i care about what i learn from others. i'll probably never get to be alive again after this life so i'm going to enjoy it as much as i can.

No. 433455

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Is religion supposed to give me a reason to live? Are my family, friends and pure enjoyment of Doing Things not good enough? Maybe it's because I didn't grow up with any religion but I'm confused.

No. 433466

unironically love

No. 433469

I never knew of these until now but I am going to buy one immediately. $50 is not much for a useful household appliance, a decent iron costs more than that.

No. 433471

I follow him on IG, he doesn't follow me. how can I get his attention, then flex? both of our accounts are public.

No. 433475

Also grew up with not much religion, so I always thought "if heaven is SOOOOOO fucking great, then why don't Christian's kill themselves? Why do they fight against dying so hard (in the case of illness and such?)" They really seem to not want to die as much as the rest of us, even though they supposedly have some great reward to look forward to.

No. 433477

I didn't grow up with any religion either, and I also feel like being Alive to Do Things is just about enough justification to stay alive.

I'm not religious, I have never been religious, I feel uncomfortable in places of worship enough to say that I'll never be religious. I stay alive because being alive is fun. I get to learn new things, I get to do new things, I get to meet new people. This kind of happiness and openness hasn't always been available to me, so I just want to experience it for all that I can while I can do it. I can easily hold myself accountable and build myself up in bad times without religion.

Why does anyone NEED religion? I can't wrap my mind around THAT.

No. 433486

I like living. Makes my proverbial dick really hard.
What is it like having to have heaven dangled in front of you like a carrot on a stick just so you continue living and/or not being a complete and utter sociopath? Do you hate life this much?

No. 433506


Yeah if anything I would think that religion would give you a reason to look forward to dying. Eternal paradise, reincarnation etc all sound pretty great.

No. 433542

I still live with my parents and haven’t bought many (if any) appliances so I have no way of gauging what’s a good deal and what isn’t… There are other cheaper ones out there too if you’re shopping around anon (not just cheap shitty ones, some ~$30 decently reviewed ones) but I’m pretty set on this one for myself.

The only appliance I’m dead set on buying when I move out is one of those dyson cordless vacuums. My best friend and future roommate thinks spending a couple hundred on it is a stupid idea but my parents bought one and I’m the main cleaner of the household and… holy FUCK I definitely want one when I move out lol.

No. 433615

This is sort of rhetorical I guess but it's a question…

What is with unhinged cows and calling this site a variation of "moo cow site"? I've seen it multiple times in different cows' social media. Are they trying to sound like they don't know the actual name to conceal their lurking?

No. 433617

lmao xD(xD)

No. 433629

Has anyone dealt with a German roach infestation? How many exterminator visits did you need and what did they cost? We put out roach baits a week ago, and late at night I've been seeing 4+ roaches. My main concern is I'm only home for the summer, and after that I don't know if my parents will make sure it's dealt with.

No. 433640

Hey anon, after getting a fridge that harbored some I can tell you what my family did.

There are gels specifically for roaches, you can apply it really anywhere in their way and they'll carry it back to the nest and nom on it. Borax is also an option as well as it's lethal to them (boric acid is lethal) There are some other powders as well specially made for this purpose. Find where they are hiding. You'll be able to find a ton of eggs that way (maybe dedicate a vacuum to this purpose specifically to dispose) find the pathways they take. It depends on the kitchen but common areas would be, in cupboards (search high and low) and make sure there are no holes in them or way they can hide behind them. Make sure you check the stove, they will hide in appliances. Check your fridge (under and behind), check your dishwasher (they will usually hide on top or behind the insulation). They will hide in base boards and that's how they will often travel to other rooms which is where I recommend sprinkling the powder. I hope your family has no pets for that method though.

If you need a little help tracking them, do it at night. Turn off the lights and wait a bit then turn them back on, some should be around because that's when they hunt for food, at night.

I would also recommend spraying a roach killing spray if you're able to like maybe… Once a week (especially in the nesting area). You really need to track down where the nest is. The mamas are pretty easy to spot and when they know they're dying, they'll usually detach the egg from themself. So you gotta find it fast before the next babies hatch.

Lock up any food you have and make sure the kitchen is clean, starve them a bit. They'll get desperate and appear more often, but that'll be good if you use the gel since they'll take it back.

Remember to apply the poisons to the areas where they travel or commonly go. Make sure pets aren't able to get near them too.

When you find the area(s) (we had 2 areas they specifically were drawn to) that they gather in put some powder (borax is an option) in those areas.

Last but not least… Their nest will most likely be in a dark area but near a food source. My family only had the kitchen to deal with but it is possible for them to hide in other furniture.

Best of luck anon. You'll know the poisons are working when you see them slowly walking or even in daylight. They get really desperate lol.

No. 433644

Sorry for double post but I forgot to mention, dishes you should look into putting into somewhere more remote, in a cabinet or some sort of storage box. They will hide in dishes and or even lay eggs in them. Things like spices and other foods you can do the same with, or dedicate an area in the cupboard for food but you need to often monitor it and make sure everything it tightly sealed.

No. 433652

This is about the second time mods didnt get i used xD sarcastically look at the damn context

No. 433663

>but also I wanna see the full extent of dystopia we live in before I off myself

i agree, the end of the world is gonna be so instagram friendly. Like okay, Mom, you achieved more things in life than me, but at least, I got to witness this shit

"oh no i was only being a retard ironicly!"

No. 433664

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No. 433670

And its apart of imageboard culture… so ?

No. 433671

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No. 433748

Any Mexican anons here? What does it mean when a little old lady calls you "mija?" Obviously, I already googled the direct translation and I'm not her daughter, I'm white and never met her before. Is it like just "young lady" or something?

No. 433772

Well your google skills suck ass or you're lazy as fuck because the answer is everywhere. It's used between couples and friends as well.

No. 433787

It's more like a term of endearment, but yes it could also mean young lady depending on the context.

No. 433822

Isn't there a literal equivalent to that kind of expression in english? Like when an older man calls a random kid "son"? You know, in a "hey buddy" way.
I believe "mija" would be exactly that, but for a woman.

No. 433836

I gave her a dollar I found on the floor at the laundromat because I thought it might be hers, but she didn't speak English, so I couldn't ask. She seemed really happy about it though and her big smile was very cute.

No. 433861

Then yes she meant it like what this anon said >>433822

No. 433863

Aw that's adorable! In this specific context I imagine she would've said something like "darling" or "sweetie" instead if she knew some english.

No. 433924

What makes someone boring or vapid? And what makes someone else interesting?

No. 433943

I know there's an anarchist's cookbook but is there something similar for making poison?

No. 433963


The short answer is they are just floating through life with no direction. They don’t make decisions, indecisive, no hobbies/skills, no real passion for anything.

It’s just believe who haven’t discovered themselves. Doesn’t matter if your interests is fucking weeb anime shit or collection coins. If your passionate about it when you talk about it with others it will never come across as dull.

No. 433971

I doubt anything like that has been made because it doesn't really need to. Any gardening book or herbology book has this information for the express purpose of helping people avoid poisons. For example if you have kids you appreciate when your guide to flowering plants disclose which are poisonous so you don't grow them where your kids can get to them.

No. 433973

Oh and please don't poison anyone, that shit's wack yo

No. 433980

that's not true unless the person being poisoned is female

No. 433987

Is it possible for breasts to take a long time to grow in or am I just a hopeless board chan?

No. 433988

From what Google says, they can change and grow up until around 18.

No. 433989

If even when I'm very pale my skin has a yellow-ish tint it means I have warm undertones, y/n? (My kidney is fine). I've noticed that compared to my other friend who's just as pale, her skin is immensely colder than mine.

No. 433991

Getting to play Cyberpunk 2077 and other new games and watching the 2020 Olympics.
There's always new entertainment coming out to get immersed in no matter how shit the real world gets.

No. 433998

Don't worry it's male. Bastard has it coming.

No. 434009

I'm curious about what's going to happen next.In my life,in science,in art,in the world..everything in general actually.Thats what keeps me going and i don't think i'll ever get bored of it.We all have good days and bad days, but what's next?

No. 434010

You could eat a lot of apples and collect the seeds, as they have a substance that gets broken to a form of cyanide, I believe.

But uh, you didn't hear it from me

No. 434018

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Godspeed, anon-chan

No. 434024

Wouldn’t you have to have A LOT of seeds for that’s yo work?

No. 434035


her story is so sad. She didnt mean to poison 18 people, just the people forcing her to get married and now she's gonna spend her life in prison.

a lot but not so much that you cannot do it at home either

No. 434036

Yep! (You didn't ask for an optimal solution though, but just a feasible one)

No. 434083

Is it possible to gain weight while eating a caloric deficit or is this just water retention?
Ate VERY salty trash food, but I totaled in at 1000 calories for the day (I'm 5'6" for reference and lifted for an hour as well, I've been losing weight eating above 1000 so far).

But I gained 4 lbs the next morning, is it instant fat or just bloating?

No. 434084

Excess salt does cause water retention, so it's probably bloating.

No. 434085

Instead of poison just leave dog poop on their doorstep anon cmon. Regardless poisons are generally bitter idk how you expect to feed it to someone without noticing. Oh and you better hope you don't somehow poison someone else by accident.

No. 434098

Does the jelly in those Asian iced teas actually contain gelatin? I asked the staff member who served me but they had no clue.

No. 434100

The tapioca pearls in boba? No it usually has caramel though.

No. 434110

>tapioca pearls
I don't know about other places but the place I frequent has both the pearls and jelly. I'm just wondering about the latter.

No. 434111

Are you talking about stuff like grass jelly or gulaman-like colorful jellies? The former is made by boiling a plant and adding starch, while the latter is generally using agar-derived gelatin, and not pork/beef/meat based ingredients.

No. 434112

I'm not sure about the consistency of grass jelly but it's more chewy than normal gelatin based jellies.

No. 434159

From your personal experience when traveling with friends (not family or your bf/gf, just friends) do you always stay together and do and visit everything together?Or do you just do some things together and you sometimes do things on your own and you just meet up later?

No. 434164

From my experience and my group is that we usually stayed together but those who were with couples did get alone time eventually usually got their own rooms and all

Just depends on how close everyone is

No. 434168

Generally stayed together but if one or two people wanted time for themselves (esp if they wanted to see/do something specific that didnt interest others) then it wasnt weird to split

No. 434183

Idk if there is another thread for this sort of question but I couldn't seem to find anything. I'm looking for cow on snow that I can't remember the name of. I saw the thread a little while ago when it got bumped after about 10 months because the subject had decided to come and defend herself. I don't remember much of the milk except it was wild and she was an adult pretending to be a teenager and would go to high schools to shoot photos for her instagram

No. 434186

ah shit, I remember this girl. She's like filipino or viet right? pretending to be 14?
I'm having a look now for you (and me lmao I forgot about her!!) I'll post here if I find anything. saging this in the meantime, good luck on the hunt. she was good milk

No. 434187

No. 434189

That's her! Thank you!

No. 434190

Hey all, I'm looking for a room to rent for uni this September. Unfortunately it's been pretty rough since I need to travel 1.5 hours one way to actually go and view the houses, and people keep cancelling appts because they've been rented out. I'm going to look at a room today which looks pretty nice from the pictures. Only problem is that its basement. I've heard that basement rooms are bad bc of the risk of mold.. but this house was recently renovated. So do you guys think it being a basement would still be a problem? That's really the only con about it. And also I will only stay there for 8 months. Thanks to anyone who can help!

No. 434205

You'll be fine anon.

No. 434849

how are there for-profit prisons? how is it allowed and why can they be privately owned

No. 434865

Never ever go for basements!!! Radon poisoning. Look it up. Landlords aren’t compelled to do a radon poisoning test so you’ll have to use your expenses to check it out

No. 434866

to anons who have studied in russia, japan or south korea as foreigners, and anons who have studied computer science in college

i'm thinking of studying computer science/programming in one of these countries. what was your experience like there as a foreign student? did you face any hardships regarding the language, culture, education etc.? and to computer science students, how hard is it to get employed in your country?

No. 434873

Someone else might be able to give a better, more detailed answer, but my understand is that the prison system is so overrun here that they have no choice but to accept for-profit prisons. They just need to put these people somewhere.

No. 434885

Why is it more likely that someone who thinks theyre nice and friendly are usually shitty people? Noticing this with every cow/snowflake/artist on here.

No. 434889

Idk about snowflakes and all but I've noticed this with irl people who tend to have this victim complex and want a cookie every time they act like a decent human being. For those people I feel like kindness is just a performance that's why constantly want recognition for it.

No. 434890

Probably related to the Dunning–Kruger effect

No. 434926

I studied in Japan twice (though I was a Polysci major), one semester in Nagasaki and one semester in Tokyo.

Both were easy as fuck. My university in Nagasaki wasn't anything special (small uni), but being in a homestay, having a really hands-on international student department to support us, and being in basically bumfuck, nowhere Japan where almost no one speaks English really helped my Japanese. Not like N5 to N1 level, but I did improve quite a bit (nowhere near fluent, but enough to communicate basic things and hold a semi decent dinner conversation with my host mum). Culture wasn't that difficult to adjust to, then again I grew up a giant fucking weeb so I sort of knew what to expect. My host mum was very, very forgiving with me and my school offered courses on Japanese culture.

In Tokyo, I was at one of the top universities. I don't say this to toot my own horn, but just to say that despite it being a top university, I wasn't really challenged in any of my classes. Then again, I wasn't allowed to enroll in Japanese courses because I didn't apply to it originally (they required a study statement in Japanese and again, my Japanese isn't that good). I'm sure the Japanese courses would've been a lot more enlightening, all the English courses are geared for Japanese students so it's super basic English and the professors expect the absolute bare minimum so getting S in all my classes was basically a given. I did get to take some interesting classes not offered here in the states, and gave up my second semester of Japanese language to take a class with one of my favorite professors (was definitely worth it for my own personal enjoyment).

I've left out so, so many things and your experience (whether in Japan or Russia or SK) will be definitely be different. I was going through a lot emotionally during my time in Tokyo so I unfortunately view it as sort of a stain on my life. It was easy to get by with minimal Japanese and I isolated myself a lot because of the things going on in my life so my Japanese arguably got worse than when I lived in Nagasaki.

Also, since I was a polysci student, it was easy to get all the courses I needed to take and have them count at my home university. I would imagine something like computer science might not be offered for international students (especially since most just come to fuck around and take the most basic classes in culture and language), but some schools might!

No. 434930

Some of my friends studied in Japan for one or two years and I couldn't because I was way too poor to go anywhere. They all told me that they also went to top universities in Tokyo because of partnerships with our university and everything was incredibly easy compared to what we studied in our country, classes, tests and assignments. They were all half-assing everything and visiting places and making friends instead and had no problems. I've seen many other people from my country say similar things but we were all studying more like business administration more or less but in several languages.

No. 434941

that makes sense, thanks.

No. 434961

Affording to study in Japan (twice!) was definitely not cheap, but somehow ended up making my overall college expenses cheaper (only paid tuition to my home university, room&board and all that was cheaper in Japan).

It was definitely a no brainer that I'd get into both schools. We have close relationships with them and we get a lot of Japanese students at my universities from them, and it's not like I was failing my courses so they had no reason to reject me (also not that many people applied).

I can't speak for everyone and all schools, but I do feel like the "half-assing everything and visiting places and making friends instead" is pretty much what a study abroad experience is for. You're there to experience the culture, and the classes are really just a side thing. When I lived in Nagasaki they really amped up all the student activities- took us to an onsen, amusement park, some other popular places to really explore and basically absorb Japan into our souls. They told us "you're a student, your main priority is to study" while also knowing you'll really just be off fucking around and figuring out what foreign alcohol tastes the best.

There was a huge difference between the international students who were seriously enrolled in a 4 year course with intention to graduates and international students who were studying abroad. Not to say there aren't those studying abroad who are really trying to get something super academic out of it, but most of us who were on the English track course were mostly there just to be there. Actually thinking back on it, quite a few of my fellow international students in Nagasaki were studying compsci or something similar and knew they were just there for the experience and not for anything beneficial to their major.

That said, they really were impactful life experiences for me and I wouldn't be the person I am today without them, so they're worth it even if you might not get a lot academically out of them! I have a brain full of mostly useless information lol.

No. 434978

thanks for your response, anon. i hope everything is better than what was happening while you were in tokyo. i'd also like to ask if your classmates were mostly japanese or mixed with international students, since you said it was easy to get by with minimal japanese?

No. 434997

I think "half-assing" was a bit exaggerated, but really my friends who went abroad only studied for tests and did their assignments in a reasonable way, while here in our country everyone else had some nightmarish schedules with nightmarish assignments and our teachers and the administrations lowered many students' grades to "reajust" the average marks in order to give our university a specific reputation. So it's really relative to that.

>they really were impactful life experiences for me and I wouldn't be the person I am today without them

All of my friends said pretty much the same thing. Many of them stayed there after graduating and have well-paying jobs, some are dating or married to people they met there, and other are often going back for holidays. ngl I'm jealous of them because I couldn't go anywhere and our university was very demanding but it was absolutely not rewarding. Other friends who went to English speaking countries instead loved studying abroad as well except one guy who spent a semester in NY and was shocked that everything was way too expensive for him, he had to come back just because of it.

No. 435002

Outside of conventional beauty standards, why do women bother shaving their legs/pits/pubic area?
I’m not a radfem at all, but the ONLY way I manipulate my natural hair is keeping my pubes trimmed and plucking my slight unibrow. I have lots of feminist friends but I’m still the only one who’s hairy. Albeit I’m ‘lucky’ because my hair is light and thin so it’s not immediately noticed in person and doesnt show up in pictures. But still. I have a hard time believing women genuinely want to spend so much time/money on being hairless. My legs get too sensitive when I shave, my vulva gets irritated and feels sweaty constantly regardless of various hair removal methods, my pits actually smell worse without hair (I do use deodorant tho lmao). And honestly, my hair has served as a great way to weed out (most) shitty men. I just really don’t understand why women, particularly “woke” ones, still engage in this

No. 435008

I shave my legs, pits, and pubes. I don't shave my arms because I just have some peach fuzz.

The reason for everything else is because my hair is super coarse and scraggly.
If I let it grow out it often gets caught in the material of my clothes.
I feel itchier when I have hair; sometimes a breeze across my legs makes the hairs move in such a way that my mind is tricked into thinking there's an insect crawling on me for a split second. It's unsettling.
When I sweat I hate having hair because I feel like the residual is wetter for longer (similar to how short hair dries quicker than long hair). I feel like a wet beast.
Plus I like the visibility of seeing every little bump, scratch, and bruise without noticing because a bunch of hair is covering my skin.

No. 435009

I don't like the feeling of furry legs and arms or having something "on" me at all times. People do it for lots of different reasons, I'm sure social conditioning also plays a part but I don't think it explains everything.

No. 435010

i have decades' worth of trauma related to waxing and shaving (being forced to since barely hit puberty) so i just flat out decided to stop shaving & waxing at all around 4 years ago and besides the occasional brazilian wax during the summer for comfort reasons, it's made no difference to me. i quite like my body hair, i feel so comfortable with it i often forget i have chewbacca legs. and yes, it weeds out scrotes, which is a big plus.

i don't judge women who wax or shave, it's a personal aesthetic choice and me going all radfem on them is senseless and won't change their minds. i understand my hatred for it comes from a place of trauma and subjectivity, but i do think it's the dumbest double standard and beauty standard to impose on women.

No. 435011

I shave my underarms because I like the way gel deodorant sticks better. I've always had that problem where every deodorant I use sticks to the hair so I just shave.

I feel like there's no similar valid reason to shave my arms/legs, there is visible dark hair, but it's not a lot and it's not uncomfortable. It made me think about it more when the other day my bf was telling me how he was self-conscious about his extremely hairy arms and legs and rarely wears shorts because of it. He's a huge sweetheart and I comforted him about it. But most guys don't even think about how hairy and gross they are, and they show off that shit to everyone. It's pretty stupid how even having a little bit of hair visible on my legs feels like a huge humiliating thing.

Thankfully I never got behind shaving pubic hair, only trimming. If anyone judged me about that I'd show them the door.

No. 435012

>Outside of conventional beauty standards, why do women bother shaving their legs/pits/pubic area?
There is no reason outside of arbitrary standards. Women tell themselves they do it for ~their own reasons~ but that's a cope 'cause they don't want to feel weak.
Their precious pornsick boyfies would leave them if they don't maintain their baby vaginas uwu
Funny how you never hear about men shaving their entire bodies for "comfort".

No. 435013

I guess what I’m having a hard time understanding is the aesthetic decision to remove hair, I’m not sure how you can come to that choice without social conditioning being a huge factor?

I understand the feeling of a breeze making it feel like there’s something on me lmao I guess after years of it, I’ve just gotten used to it. But for whatever reason, having bare legs turns into sensory overload almost when things touch them.

No. 435014

Men SHOULD shave their nasty ass hairy bodies. I might shave because of beauty standards or whatever but in no way do I think men are exempt from those standards. If anything they need it more, our hair is lighter and softer.

No. 435015

>Funny how you never hear about men shaving their entire bodies for "comfort".
Erm, I know it's not mainstream popular for men to discuss shaving anything but their face but I most certainly have known men who shave for comfort. Why's that hard to believe?

No. 435016

nta but because outside of one single gay dude, I have never seen a man with underarms + legs + pubes (+ arms!!) shaved so closely that they look hairless

No. 435018

I dated a guy who trimmed his pit hair because it’d get pulled by his (too tight) shirts lmao. But men generally only shave places for personal reason, as opposed to women shaving being the default.

No. 435019

Even I have really thick, black hair and I stopped shaving a few years ago. I only started shaving my legs because I was scared kids in school would make fun of me, and there's really no point in shaving pubes or other sensitive areas. It just gets itchy and gives painful ingrown hairs. I do trim it though, especially my pubes because it's gross and annoying when discharge dries if the hairs are longer.

Sometimes I get comments from people wondering why I don't shave my legs. My mom laughed at me one time and called me Middle Eastern. It did piss me off because it's none of their business but I still do whatever I want. It's my body and their opinions are worth nothing.

No. 435020

I'm talking about straight men. I had an ex who hated his hairy ass and shaved it. Mostly cause he'd get swamp ass with the hair.
Some straight dudes are mega insecure about hairy backs and get that waxed.
Know some guys who hate their pubes and shave it bald.
Back in my high school and college days I knew male swimmers who shaved their legs for aerodynamic and comfort issues as well.

>shaving being the default
Anon said men never shave for comfort, not that men don't shave as a default.

No. 435021

it's 100% conditioning. men in general don't get grief from sexual partners for not shaving their genitals or 'pits or whatever, you never see men's pictures on social media get flamed by women bc "ewww he doesn't shave gross". it's a double standard, a patriarchal one too.

any woman who tells you that they do it "for themselves" has a right to do so, you can do whatever the heck you want with your body and it's understandable if body hair makes you feel uncomfortable, but we can't deny we've been conditioned for years & years by media and societal standards to think body hair is "gross" on our bodies (but not men's). ask yourself: would you think having hairy legs/vag/pits feels and looks bad if tv, movies, magazines and your social environment hadn't always talked about it that way?

No. 435022

It's a self reinforcing loop that's perpetuated by the media. Everyone shaves because everyone thinks that everyone else is doing it. I don't really get it. I don't feel disgusted or think any less of a woman with facial hair or hairy arms. I'm not convinced men care that much either. Last winter my husband and I agreed to stop shaving our body hair. The result was that I prefer it when he's hairy and he doesn't care about me being hairy. He would stroke my leg hair and tell me how nice and soft it was. I did go back to shaving my arm pits because I didn't like the sensation.

No. 435023

>every aspect of women's behaviour and sense of self-worth is shaped by societal rules, spoken and unspoken, especially those related to appearance.
Women: Yeah, that's correct
>including the one-sided expectation to remove body hair
Women: I've never been affected by any aspect of society in my life, #notallwomen

No. 435025

Body hair is ugly as fuck.

No. 435026

Personally I won't date men with gross long beards and excessively hairy bodies. Bushy pubic hair on men is gross as well. I know many women who don't prefer them either, it's just that we can't exactly go around campaigning about it because we'll step on male fee fees if we do. I wouldn't say hair removal is one-sided, but it's definitely not equally represented.

No. 435027

I shave my legs on VERY rare occasions (like maybe once a year) for fun because I like how the freshly shaven skin feels. Like how pants, bedsheets or the wind feel against it. I enjoy it for a few days, then just forget about them again for a year.
I also try to keep my pubes quite short because I feel like really long pubes trap odor more easily, but I don't use razors so I guess it doesn't count as shaving.

No. 435028

I prefer hairy men, as long as they have proper hygiene. The crazy thing is, I’d still date someone if they shaved their whole body. But men I’ve dated who didn’t like body hair were flat out cruel about my choice to keep mine. Not touching me whatsoever, shaming me for being gross, talking shit to their friends behind my back. And not one of these men even trimmed their pubes.

No. 435038

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>"Body hair is ugly", the brave farmer says through tears as she pulls a gory wax strip off of her anus. "I expect men to shave it all, too." Her bearded boyfriend, Nigel, drops his skidmarked-to-hell tighty-whities on her pillow so she'll remember to take them down to the river and scrub them, his furry asscrack a direct challenge to her firmly-held beliefs.

Oh come on. We aren't going to slap the razor out of your hand but it would be nice if you all could acknowledge that it's hard out here for us women who don't care about having hair on places other than our heads. Men literally can't-won't wipe their asses but expect you to look like a teen porn star 24/7.

No. 435044

>it would be nice if you all could acknowledge that it's hard out here for us women who don't care about having hair on places other than our heads

Maybe because OP's question was asking about why women who shave do so, and not about your personal struggles of not shaving and what's abuzz about typical male double standards.

No. 435063

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>Her bearded boyfriend, Nigel, drops his skidmarked-to-hell tighty-whities on her pillow so she'll remember to take them down to the river and scrub them, his furry asscrack a direct challenge to her firmly-held beliefs.
This hits too close to home

No. 435074

Literally everyone here acknowledges it's hard for women who don't shave, where are you seeing these responses? Not here as far as I can tell. Be more secure with your decisions instead of getting upset that not every single one of us chose body hair as our feminist hill to die on.

No. 435077

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I'm not insecure with my "decision" (it's not really a decision, it's the adult female body's natural state) but I'm burned out from so many discussions of this issue in feminist spaces where women's knowledge of social pressure and ability to critique it short-circuits at the mere mention of body hair (and the double-standards around it).
Women saying they wax/shave for ~themselves~ is like women who wear makeup saying they do it for ~self-expression~. Like, do it if you want, but we both know you wouldn't if it wasn't expected of you or if it made you uglier in men's eyes.
The only insecure people in these discussions are women who can't handle their choices being examined, and that's libfem shit right there.
>upset that not every single one of us chose body hair as our feminist hill to die on
Yeah, since when do feminists talk about the female body? Also I just feel like sperging about this okay, take me as I am world (a sperg)

No. 435078

Things have definitely gotten a lot better! Tokyo happened during an unfortunate time and the isolation (my own fault really) and being so far away from my support system of friends and family did nothing but worsen the situation. To make things even more worse, no one from my school applied that year so I went in completely alone! I did make both intl and Japanese friends through the seminar my school basically forced me into!

To answer your question, my classes in Nagasaki were 100% American international students. Japanese students weren’t allowed to take the courses offered fo us. Lol, even the Chinese and Korean intl students were in seperate classes from us. We mingled a lot with Japanese students in the common areas though!

In Tokyo my classes were more mixed because my english classes weren’t 100% geared towards international students. Japanese students took them too (which was why is was so easy, they had to simplify the English so taking a law class felt like… if you were to teach constitutional law to grade schoolers) and I unfortunately got babied into speaking English all the time because they wanted to practice with me.

Oh that sucks! I’m a New Yorker and I’m struggling to stay alive here lol.

I met a girl at my Nagasaki university who married her boyfriend she met there and now she works for a cute lil coffee shop! I used to have dreams of moving there after college and working there, but I’ve found just visiting to be good enough. I’m not terribly fond of the work culture (I work for a Japanese company now here in NY and it’s just really not my favorite thing lol, but to each their own!). I’d love to retire in Nagasaki but being on lolcow and reading some of the threads on Venus and Sere and whatnot have made me realize that getting a visa would be a fucking pain if not just near impossible (I’m not taking the sham marriage route thanks!)

No. 435080

Yes, you are sperging and that's why you seem insecure about not shaving. Nobody here is trying the empowered choice libfem bullshit, saying they like having smooth skin or shaven men doesn't mean they are denying the social expectation for women to be hairless. You're getting mad at 'I like how it feels' as an explanation because being a slave to the patriarchy is the only reason you're willing to accept, apparently.

Maybe consider that some feminists prioritize other things. I've chosen the single, celibate and childless life so what am I to think of women who dont shave complaining about their bfs and fuckbuddies not liking it? I shave my vag but nobody sees it, is that worse than not shaving and still giving ungrateful, undeserving men pussy and letting them hurt her feelings? People do what they are comfortable with, for some that will include shaving.

No. 435083

I shave mostly because of sensory reasons, sometimes I get so uncomfortable if I feel something on my skin at times it feels unbearable until I fix it. Maybe it started from societal pressure, but I can’t stop now.

Weirdly my partner shaves way more than I do though, he doesn’t care if I do or not but he wouldn’t be able to handle not shaving himself I think.

No. 435085

>I've chosen the single, celibate and childless life
Same, partially because I don't feel like having every aspect of my person scrutinized by men. You know, men, those people who, due to porn and severe entitlement, think they are owed bald pussies.
>People do what they are comfortable with, for some that will include shaving.
All I'm saying is that 'what you're comfortable with' isn't a completely organic concept that you are born with. That's all.

No. 435088

Are there any based countries to move to?

I want to live in a country with decent health care, affordable college, and a place where women are respected as equals and the men aren't entitled and scummy to date. I know this is wishful thinking, but after being around some different states and observing their culture, I actually don't hate California as much, even though it's awful here too. I'm just so fucking fed up of American culture, and I'm "patriotic" and (used to be) very conservative/libertarian leaning. Why can't I have guns, healthcare, LGBT rights, AND keep illegals and religious nutjobs on the other side of the wall? I can't fucking take this anymore. I just want to start a nice family, without worrying about their education or dealing with liberal males that dump everything on you, or right/christian males who are entitled and mean as fuck. I love women too, but I'm only surrounded by "intersectional feminist" type. Please help. PLEASEEEEEE.

No. 435094

It’s also possible to feel insecure in your decision to not shave because of societal expectations? It’s a bold decision to start with, but the confidence to be unapologetic about it may not come easily. Especially since it’s not past strangers to comment on a woman’s body unprovoked.

No. 435101

Since we’re sperging about shaving and body hair, do any anons here have tips on trimming pubic hair? I hate shaving that area because of ingrown hairs and it grows back so fast. I remember a farmer once recommended electric trimmers but I’m kinda scared of using one near my labia. I just want neatly trimmed hair, idc about being bald anymore it’s too much of a hassle.

No. 435107

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I use these bad boys, esp for that pesky hair that seems to grow almost inside the inner rim of the labia. It'll get you a pretty close trim without the ingrowns, and I've never had the trimmer knick me despite straight up attacking my labia with it.

No. 435108

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I use the clio. It's a great electric trimmer for the price. Just be careful around your labia.

No. 435110

Should add that the reason I love it is because I haven't knicked myself with it, but just telling you to be careful since you're inexperienced with them.

No. 435120

>Maybe consider that some feminists prioritize other things.
People aren't prioritizing body hair in feminism just by simply having a conversation about it. Feminism critiques almost everything under the sun related to female socialization, yet without fail some people will take it personally when the thing they do/like gets put on the chopping block. You're allowed to do what you want but don't get pissy about normal criticism and deny that most women's choice to shave is in some part informed by social expectations.

No. 435121

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I use one of these bad boys, has lasted me for years for like $15 @ the grocery store. Super close shave but no ingrown hairs and I can do it dry with a handheld mirror once a week before I hop in the shower.
Dunno everyone's body hair is different but my hair is stubborn like a man's beard so this gets the job done without being too dull and literally ripping hair from my flesh.

No. 435123

literally everything is informed by social expectation, anon, but this thread isn't a platform for enforcing that discussion. go to a thread that is.

No. 435126

Throwing a tantrum because other women shave isn't 'having a conversation'. I would completely understand and empathize if anons were responding like dumb libfems but they aren't, they're just saying they shave for whatever personal reasons and several specifically conceded social pressures as a cause.

This isn't the radfem thread to begin with.

No. 435129

Opinions that challenge your pov is not "throwing a tantrum." A lot of posts are acerbic but that is the general tone of this board and to be expected. This exactly what I meant when I said people can't take normal criticism that pertains to the things they do.

No. 435132

But nobody has had their opinions challenged, jfc. You think we're defending shaving as purely our own choice, but nobody is doing that. We ALL know we don't shave or wear makeup in a vaccuum, but some of us do it anyway. The fact that we shave despite understanding that doesn't warrant responses like >>435038, which I do consider a tantrum because it reeks of bitterness.

Again, I am not and have never once argued that hair removal is chosen without the influence of social pressure. Nobody here is arguing that but you keep responding like we are, in a way that might be appropriate for choice feminists on tumblr, but not us.

No. 435140

Am I a bad partner if I'm repulsed by my bf liking pictures of anime girls on twitter? They're not all sexual, some of them are, but it's still weird to me liking images of basically what look to be little girls. I'm seriously turned off by men who like moe anime and anime girls in general. There's a lot of lain and evangelion in there too which I know anons here have previously said were red flags when men are obsessed with these. I've broken up with boys who were into anime before my current bf. There's something really gross about it to me like somethings not right in their head.

He also told me he doesn't like anime but only likes it for the art style. So basically…he still likes anime. Why lie? Am I being too harsh?

No. 435170

>He also told me he doesn't like anime but only likes it for the art style.
that's actually soooooo much worse. i hope you guys are 18. if he likes anime girls so much, let him be with them and find someone that isn't spending hours pining over drawings of little girls with h cup breasts. just my opinion.

No. 435171

you're not a bad partner. imagine how livid men would be if women commonly spent their free time collecting pictures of sexualized little anime boys. Any man who is heavily into anime is a man to avoid in my experience.

No. 435172

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Spoiler because the picture is kind of disgusting.
Does anyone know what could cause white lines and peeling on the toenails? I tried anti fungal treatment but it didn't do much.

My feet aren't exactly exposed to water, but could it be due to being in shoes all day?

No. 435176

That happened to me too. Anti fungal worked for me, but I also stopped using tight shoes and thick socks, took a long fucking time but they grew normal after taking care of it. But nails like that may be a sign of something wrong in your body too, you should go to a doctor and do a blood test just in case.

No. 435221

Guess the socks will have to go, thanks!

No. 435234

denmark or norway has good healtcare, college etc basically pure socialism, but we are too lax on immigration laws, but it's slowly changing due to both countries having more rightwing parties in power. intersectional feminism is pretty big in larger cities but in small cities people are "normal" and men usually will contribute a fair bit to the household and not expect the wife to do 100%, but women still have to do most of homemaking and childcare. i dont think a country exists where men contribute totally equally.

No. 435239

Should I break up with him? It's an ldr anyway so it's hard to trust him. I accidentally displayed my repulsion before about the anime shit and he responded that anime is just for titties and fapping and that it doesn't mean anything which was pretty cringey.

No. 435245

loool, what a charmer. yeah, he sounds gross. i would say leave.

No. 435335

That was such a flippant response. He doesn't actually care what you think or how you feel.

No. 435354

He's pretty dismissive during semi-serious conversation (one word responses) and I hadn't told him about anything too personal or serious about me yet because it's only been 5 months yet I'm always there for his meltdowns because of his anxiety and body dysmorphia. I think I'm going to end it. He's not my type anyway or what I need from a partner.

Also excuse me, I know this isn't the relationship thread lol.

No. 435366

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good on you anon, you better end it. i stayed in that stuff and it really numbed me mentally. guys like that see the anime girls as holes, and it transfers to their views of actual women

No. 435485

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I checked out Magdalen Bern's Twitter, and saw this pinned.
I know next to nothing about brain cancer or therapy for it. Does this mean she has a chance of it not killing her? Is she getting better? I only just got into her videos, and I feel pretty down about the whole cancer thing.

No. 435487

No. 435488

Whoops. My browser glitched out.
I was gonna post about on male pattern baldness. Yeah, it’s shallow of me to ask this but… how do you know when your partner is balding or will be bald at 40? I just don’t want to be with a bald man as we grow older. They gross me out.

No. 435492

how his dad/granpas ages is a good indicator of how he'll age. same with us. if your mom/grandmas aged well, you will probably age well too.

No. 435497

> I just don’t want to be with a bald man as we grow older.
Whats the plan if he does? Getting a new full hair head bf when the time comes or getting him hair implants?

No. 435501

related, but not answering a question: I wish the older prince brit who cheated on his wife would get a hair transplant done. It's not like he can't afford it, and I feel like he wouldn't be such an insecure bitch about his brother if he did.

No. 435503

Doesn’t she have glioblastoma? It’s a really aggressive form of brain cancer, people who are diagnosed with it typically don’t live longer than a year. I don’t know much about Magdalen but I’ve seen a few of her videos and she seems like a great person. I think her tweet is about remission, which means the cancer has stopped growing for the time being so she can pause her radiotherapy.

If you want to know more about this type of cancer:

No. 435541

Anyone have experience working at Apple? I'm in school and I got accepted to work there as a "Specialist".

No. 435544

Are Fabletics leggings actually good? I've seen them get shilled by influencers a lot and I'm kinda tempted by the 2 for $24 deal but I'm afraid they're gonna be total shit. Are they at least worth the 12 bucks a pair or should I not bother?

No. 435570

They're a scam. They're like one step above an MLM scheme.

No. 435575

Eh I guess I can't say I'm surprised. Thanks anon, I'll save my money then, I don't really even need new leggings that much anyway.

No. 435591

old navy leggings on clearance are great for that price range and great quality, just make sure to get the compression kind and not the yoga kind.

No. 435610

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German anons! I started listening to Nina Hagen very recently, and I want to ask some stupid questions about her
Is she well-known in Germany? Like, does the average person know about her? Do people there like her? Does anybody know what she's up to these days? Any extra info or personal opinions about her are welcome.

No. 435612

She's very well known but maybe less for her music. I don't think she's particularly well-liked but she gets attention for her outrageousness, very shrill and histrionic. She's on talkshows every now and then. Her daughter Cosma Shiva is a semi well known actress

No. 435615

Samefag to say that she is definitely regarded as part of Germany's post-war cultural heritage, due to having a career in both east and west Germany and being the biggest female name in German punk and that's why she still gets exposure. But I guess the average person knows her as a cooky loudmouthed colorful grandma that's on TV sometimes being contrarian.

No. 435619

Thanks for the info, anon! Every detail about her is very interesting to me.
Happy to hear she's still around on tv and stuff, even if it's not that often.
Also for some reason I assumed her daughter was like 25 years old, lmao.
Sorry to bother, but do you know why people seem to not like her very much? Is it because of her loud personality? Or did she do something shitty at some point? I really want to like her, but I'm worried she is or has been involved in some ugly stuff or something like that. You know how celebrities can be. I don't want to get my hopes up just in case, haha.

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