“Ever take a crap so big that your pants fit better? I’m hoping that happens to me later tonight, ’cause these babies don’t fit anymore. I’m hoping I’m one big turd away from backing into an old wardrobe.”
To gingivitis: they will probably be making them out of fabric. Usually layers of cotton and/or fleece. They might even include a waterproof layer, and some ‘wings’ with a press stud, if they’re good at sewing.
To Miss Shegas (and I’m assuming from your name that you are female): those conveniently disposable tampons increase your risk of toxic shock syndrome, and exposure to carcinogenic dioxins. Or if you favour towels/pads, they float around the oceans or sit in landfill indefinitely – that’s if you don’t flush them and cause a plumber’s nightmare blockage. Also, just because sanitary products are white doesn’t mean they have been sterilised. Would you buy a pair of socks and shove them straight up your good-good? Of course not, you don’t know who’s touched them, whether they’ve dropped them on the floor… same principle.
So a nice soft fabric pad that you can wash in your own home (exactly the same theory as a washable diaper/nappy) is often the cheapest, greenest, healthiest choice. Sure, call me a tree-hugging hippy if you like, but next time you’re on the rag, just think about what you’re putting in direct contact with your most intimate areas. Do you really know where it’s been?
(Apologies for the preachy, taking-it-all-too-seriously attitude of this post. Let the chorus of “Ewww” and mockery recommence.)
Agreed, no reason for the first to be on here.
And @ #25 person
It’s a cultural stigma. If you see a woman in a bar with an obvious pregnant belly, what are you going to think? She was probably just making it clear to her friends (if any saw her) that she wasn’t there to drink.
I felt weird buying my brother-in-law wine for his birthday when I was 5 months pregnant. ._.
“Also, just because sanitary products are white doesn’t mean they have been sterilised. Would you buy a pair of socks and shove them straight up your good-good? Of course not, you don’t know who’s touched them, whether they’ve dropped them on the floor”
I think your vajayjay can handle unsterilised goods sometimes; you don’t know who has touched or dropped (haha) a guys penis which has (probably) been “straight up your good-good” and you’re still alive right? Why the fuss?
I know enough eco-conscious women who consider alternatives to disposable pads and tampons that I don’t really see why Vanita’s post would be considered Lamebook-worthy. I have no issue with using the disposable stuff, but I’ve encountered lots of people who have used menstrual cups and the like. They’re not necessarily out sewing their own, but still, I wouldn’t read Vanita’s post and think, “Hur hur, LAMEBOOK.”
@Alas – You seem to have mistaken me for someone who a) completely unaware of this utterly new and striking concept, and b) gives a two shits about hearing it again here. I default to hippy on most of the stuff I put in or on my precious temple, but HYGIENE rules!!!!
Isn’t it a bit weird to immediately assume women who don’t like your preferred method of red tide abatement are shoving random crap up the hoo-ha? Sounds like a bit of a personal fixation.
There are responsibly made disposable pads, too. Furthermore, I rebut your “greener” claim thusly; either you have a stinking mound of blood and womb-debris covered fabric piling up as you gather enough to do a proper and efficient full load of wash, or you waste water doing small daily wash loads of this re-usable pad, inefficiently using coal energy to heat the water, run the machine for multiple small loads, and adding soap and additional waste to the water treatment system. What about how the fabric is manufactured and treated?
See, there’s no magic bullet solution to anything. Every solution has side effects and consequences, and I grow impatient with myopic, “perfect” pseudo-solutions foisted with great self righteous volume upon the masses, without examining the “minor” side effect details as well.
T-Rex may have a gigantic penis, but his arms are too short and useless to stroke it. Not sure that’s a fair tradeoff. Although if it’s 12 feet long, autofellatio may be an option. A very toothy option.
As wordpervert says, it doesn’t say she’s drinking. I actually read it as she wasn’t, which is why she was saying she WASN’T uncomfortable.
Some people feel uncomfortable being in a bar type setting and not being able to drink. A pregnant woman would probably feel even weirder, as it’s obvious she’s in a place not exactly the norm for her ‘state’.
And yes, drinking a glass of wine in the second and third trimesters is just fine. My doctor encourages it, actually, as a way to destress, and cause less harm to the baby than stressing out would. But I’ve only had 1 glass of wine (on Christmas) since finding out I was pregnant.
I don’t think it’s Vanita’s choice of making reuseable pads that’s at issue here. I think it’s her choice of RSVPing to an event that shows up in her friend’s feed and forces them to think of her- and her using that product- that deserves the Lamebook submission. Because seriously, who wants that picture in their head??
Sigh. This feels a lot like talking to an empty room because of lamebook’s habit of posting nothing all weekend then 15 new items in the space of a day, but in case any of those questions above actually expected an answer…
@Soup – sure, there are public toilets in town that have useful holes cut in the cubicle walls for ease of access. I’ll draw a map and tell you the password.
I didn’t mean to imply that I know people who will pick a tampon up off the floor and use it. I was referring to standard tampons that are sold in cardboard boxes, in wrappers – they’re not sterile. They just look white. They could have been anywhere.
@Tante – I absolutely agree, we shouldn’t try and make our lives completely sterile, and as the old saying goes “you’ll eat a peck of dirt before you die”. Just… not all at once. And maybe not in prolonged absorbent contact with your good-good.
@Miss Shegas – I genuinely apologise for my assumption that you were completely unaware of alternatives. I misread your short reply as a knee-jerk reaction, especially as it compared sanitary products to toilet paper. I find the image of a “full washload” of fabric pads just as nauseating as you do, let me assure you, but to go into the actual details of how I manage my laundry and menses here would seem… lamebook-worthy. Suffice it to say my eco-conscience is clear, my washing machine has a green halo, and I don’t feel particularly fixated on anything. Thanks though.
I can’t imagine why anyone would give a shit (let alone two shits!) about Vanita’s post. The only thing I thought was funny was that her name makes me think of the word “vagina,” making it a bit silly sounding in context. Otherwise, “OMG A WOMAN MENSTRUATING!! OMG NOWAI!! OMG NOT USING KOTEX OR TAMPAX LOLOL CALL THE LOLPOLICE HER UTERUS IS SHEDDING ITS LINING LAWL” must have been going through the submitter’s (and poster’s) head.
Way to go, Sid.
And I hope Ashley is enjoying herself… Another one that isn’t really funny.
@noonecares123: Yes, but you ooze such class that I’m sure the ladies are lining up to suck your dick.
@Alas: Let’s not forget the fact that pads and tampons get such a pretty white sheen to them because of bleach and other toxins, or that tampons hang onto bacteria that the self-cleansing vagina is trying to rid itself of. Yeah, that’s way hotter than a Diva Cup.