just out of curiosity, reblog this if your family has ever made you feel bad about:
- your weight
- your interests
- your friends
- your taste in music
When I was a kid I thought your 20s were supposed to be fun, not filled with perpetual anxiety about financial stability and constantly feeling like an unaccomplished piece of shit.
That’s because it was fun for baby boomers and they basically gave us this impression it would always be like that, but then they ruined the economy.
I control my own happiness, and I alone control how I feel. No one else. But it is nice to have someone by your side who will help make choosing happiness that much easier.
So I had a discussion on my dash with a friend about menstrual cups yesterday, and it sparked so many questions and responses that I thought I’d make an actual post about it.
To all you fab people who menstruate: Have you ever thought about using a menstrual cup?
Most of the time when talking about periods, only two options are mentioned: tampons or pads. In the past several years, however, menstrual cups have become more widespread and popular!
Why use them?
- They’re re-useable! When you’re on your period you can just take them out, empty them, rinse them, and put them back in. If you feel like you need to clean it more thoroughly when your cycle is done, you can clean it in boiling water or with baking soda! What’s the benefit? You’ll spend WAY less money than you would otherwise. It’s a little spendy to start, around £30, but you can use it for 7+ years! That also means you’ll have a lot less waste from menstrual products, which is much greener.
- Unless otherwise stated, tampons and pads contain loads of chemicals from the manufacturing process. You certainly can get natural organic products, but generic ones often contain bleach & chlorine. That’s how you get the ultra white “clean” look. These chemicals when used in tampons can often exacerbate cramps. Menstrual cups, however, are absolutely non-toxic.
- Speaking of non-toxic—there is absolutely NO risk of toxic shock syndrome with a menstrual cup!!!!!
- To insert, you can just fold the cup in either of the ways shown above, and insert into your vagina. It’ll open and create a seal around the walls, and will collect blood until you remove it! (If you wait too long to remove and you have a heavy flow, it might leak a little—on the first days of your cycle be aware of that!)
If you’re at all interested, you can check out mooncup (UK) or divacup (US), or even just search “menstrual cup” and you can find the type that’s most central to your area. Both those sites also have FAQs if you have further questions!
disclaimer: I’m not a medical professional, and the pics I’m using aren’t mine—I just think menstrual cups are great and I wanted to share some info :)
I use one of these and it was the best decision I’ve ever made!
There are SO many different options in terms of menstrual cups, and I’m currently using the Lunette- it’s great!
Seriously if you menstruate, these things are the best ever and I HIGHLY recommend them!
Pushing the Boundaries of Burger Edibility with @fatandfuriousburger
To see more creative—and questionably delicious—burger creations, follow @fatandfuriousburger on Instagram.
French graphic designers Thomas and Quentin swear their @fatandfuriousburger creations are edible, despite their over the top, made-to-be-photographed nature.
What started as an exercise in collaborative lunchtime cooking “soon became a ritual,” says the duo. The ingredients they use are as varied as gold leaf, whipped cream and salmon, drawing inspiration from newspaper headlines, film and everyday life. But how do they taste?
“Sometimes it’s a great surprise,” they say, “but sometimes it’s kind of a failure.”