Some called it Eve's curse but she thought that was stupid, and the real curse of Eve was having to put up with the nonsense of Adam, who as soon as there was any trouble, blamed it all on her.Margaret Atwood It's five years since I had my first Mirena put in. It feels like… Continue reading Getting My Mirena Changed During A Pandemic Wasn’t As Scary As I Expected
Category: Menstruation, Contraception, and Gynaecology
My Mirena Coil Experience
“You should never make a decision the day before your period.” ~ Miranda J. Barrett I had a Mirena coil fitted in May last year. That's the intrauterine device that releases a low, localised dose of progesterone as opposed to the one that doesn't use any hormones. I've been meaning to tell you about it… Continue reading My Mirena Coil Experience
I Asked A Bunch Of People How They Felt About Their Vulvas
“Moving from phonetics to etymology, ‘vagina’ originates from a word meaning sheath for a sword. Ain’t got no vagina.” ~ Inga Muscio So, a late night conversation on Twitter last week led me to conduct some more polling. Completely non-scientific, non-generalisable polling of course. I like to think of it as finding out what a room… Continue reading I Asked A Bunch Of People How They Felt About Their Vulvas
At Last An Advert Finally Acknowledges That We Bleed
“When she bleeds the smells I know change colour. There is iron in her soul on those days. She smells like a gun.” ~ Jeanette Winterson So, we've spent a lifetime watching sanitary towel and tampons adverts that show product demonstrations using some smooth, pale blue gel/liquid which doesn't resemble anything that actually exists outside of… Continue reading At Last An Advert Finally Acknowledges That We Bleed
See How Other People Feel About Their Periods
(Image via Planned Parenthood: How To Use Menstrual Products Superpost) “I mean if there was any justice in the world you wouldn't even have to go to school during your period. You'd just stay home for five days and eat chocolate and cry.” ~ Andrea Portes So, you remember how a little while ago I told… Continue reading See How Other People Feel About Their Periods
Ever Wondered How Everyone Else Deals With Their Period?
(Image via Planned Parenthood: How To Use Menstrual Products Superpost) “Women's regular bleeding engenders phantoms.” ~ Paracelsus So, I had a conversation the other day with the lovely Karina about menstrual products and how applicator tampons aren't really a thing where she lives in Germany, while they're pretty commonplace here in the UK. Midway through this conversation… Continue reading Ever Wondered How Everyone Else Deals With Their Period?