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By David Futrelle

Hey, vagina-havers! If any of you are in need of some unsolicited advice about your vaginas and their proper upkeep, there;s a dude on the Standardcels subreddit who would be happy to help.

Well, maybe “happy” is the wrong word for it.

In a post with the combative title “Advice to foids on how to take care of their vagina because they’re too dumb to figure it out on their own therefore require men to teach them,” an incel Redditor called Representative-Way39 warns against the nefarious practice of “jamming shit up there,” specifically tampons.

If that’s too small to read:

modern vaginas are just as repulsive as their bearers.. all historically depicted pussies are neat and tucked, they didn’t have massive dildos or have sex with countless men. and no pedo but no young prepubescent girls have roast beef, this shit only happens after they start jamming shit up there.

GIRLS when you put your tampons in do it delicately, too many of you pull the vagina to the side too roughly, OF COURSE doing that is going to cause the flaps to become worn and become loose and dangle. you fucking stupid repulsive cunts, god damn yous are so stupid, you can’t even handle taking care of your vagina without men having to tell you what to do. fucking idiots.

It’s bizarre that guys who have never seen a vagina in real life think they know so much about them. Dude, vaginas (or more specifically vulvas) look all sorts of ways. Some women look “neat and tucked,” while others have external labia that look like manta rays. It has nothing to do with what’s been “jammed” up there, and it certainly isn’t the result of “rough” tampon insertion.

An artist named Jamie McCartney plaster-casted 400 vulvas for a project he called “the great wall of vagina.” The point of the endeavor was to show that perfectly normal vulvas can look radically different from one another, as a quick look at a segment of the wall makes abundantly clear.

McCartney did the same with a smaller selection of penises both flaccid and erect and guess what? They looked different as well.

Incels’ insistence that most women’s vaginas are “repulsive” is truly the worst case of sour grapes I think I’ve ever run across. It’s also completely self-defeating, if their goal is to someday, you know, actually get laid; no women wants to be with a guy who thinks like they do.

H/T — r/BlatantMisogyny

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Chris O
Chris O
2 months ago

This guy can best be described as what noted political analyst Lucy Van Pelt would call “a blockhead”.

If he told me it was sunny, I’d immediately grab my umbrella.

Naglfar
Naglfar
2 months ago

Advice to foids on how to take care of their vagina because they’re too dumb to figure it out on their own therefore require men to teach them

Is this the ultimate example of mansplaining? A cis man who has never seen a vagina thinks he can instruct vagina-havers on how to take care of their own genitals. This might even surpass that time some guy mansplained to Jen Gunter what a vagina was.

all historically depicted pussies are neat and tucked

I don’t think that’s true either. And even if most historical paintings of vaginas do look that way, it’s not because vaginas all used to look that way. It’s because cishet male artists painted them that way because that was what they liked.

they didn’t have massive dildos

There have been 8 inch stone phallus objects found dating back 30,000 years. They most certainly did have dildos in the past (in addition to other toys).

when you put your tampons in do it delicately, too many of you pull the vagina to the side too roughly, OF COURSE doing that is going to cause the flaps to become worn and become loose and dangle

How on Earth do they think this works mechanically? Even accepting their weird premise about stretching permanently for big penises, how would a tampon make the labia stretch?

@Chris O
Don’t just grab your umbrella, also run away from this creep. He does not seem like a good person to be around.

Catalpa
Catalpa
2 months ago

If this guy finds vaginas so disgusting, he could always just… Not interact with vaginas? Most people keep their vaginas out of sight, so I can’t imagine it would be very difficult. I’m not terribly fond of genitals of any sort, and I can safely say that no one has even once aggressively tried to get me to observe or interact with their vagina.

And if there somehow are people who want this guy to interact with their vaginas, then he can always show this post to them and that should keep his life perfectly vagina free.

weirwoodtreehugger: chief manatee

Oh my god is this not how tampon insertion works

GIRLS when you put your tampons in do it delicately, too many of you pull the vagina to the side too roughly,

What the actual fuck? You do not pull your vagina to the side to insert a tampon. That is not what happens.

OF COURSE doing that is going to cause the flaps to become worn and become loose and dangle.

Does he think you put tampons in between the labia?

That’s just not what happens.

THIS IS REALLY FUCKING NOT HOW IT WORKS.

Sorry to yell, but I think this actually broke me.

you fucking stupid repulsive cunts, god damn yous are so stupid, you can’t even handle taking care of your vagina without men having to tell you what to do. fucking idiots.

I might have to bookmark this post next time a man tries to claim that mansplaining isn’t a thing. Because to get the anatomy of the vulva and vagina so completely mind blowingly wrong and then call us stupid cunts for not being able to take care of our vaginas is just mansplaining in its purest form.

Naglfar
Naglfar
2 months ago

@Catalpa

And if there somehow are people who want this guy to interact with their vaginas, then he can always show this post to them and that should keep his life perfectly vagina free.

I get the feeling this guy makes it clear that any non-incel should stay away from him the minute he opens his mouth. I’ll bet he never shuts up about “foids” and “looksmatches” and other incel bullshit.

StaceySmartyPantsTwiceRemoved
StaceySmartyPantsTwiceRemoved
2 months ago

I feel really strongly about the whole incorrect anatomy terms thing. This post reminds me of that. I think it’s a power thing for these creeps. Words have power. I was slut-shamed when younger and as an adult woman and powerful one now I feel like insisting that people call my body and every part of it what it is and what I say it is should be an act of anti-patriarchial resistance. I love every part of my body and am proud of it.

theluckyfrog
theluckyfrog
2 months ago

WHY does this guy “know” what prepubescent girls’ vaginas look like? I can think of no non-disturbing way he could claim to have obtained this information.

Also, a man’s foreskin (if he’s not circumcised) gets stretched WAY more than any part of a woman’s anatomy during conventional sex or masturbation. Do foreskins keep getting bigger and flappier with sex? Do circumcised men think that they do?

Finally, given that full-innie vulvae are pretty rare based on pretty much every consensus I’ve heard, how/why did these guys get so attached to the idea of them? Could it be that they just hate women so much they’d find a “problem” absolutely regardless of what the anatomy looked like?

Naglfar
Naglfar
2 months ago

@theluckyfrog

Do circumcised men think that they do?

Possible TMI: I am not a man, but I do have a penis and I am circumcised. I don’t know much about foreskins, but I don’t think they grow floppier with sex. Another difference is, while I don’t know much about foreskins, I don’t pretend that I do and I don’t go around telling people with foreskins how to maintain theirs.

OTOH, the Ancient Greeks thought that penises should be small and that large penises with giant foreskins were very funny, so comic actors would wear fake giant dicks with big foreskins.

how/why did these guys get so attached to the idea of them?

I would guess it’s a feedback loop: they tell each other all the myths about “roasties” and the like, and they spread the idea among each other, reinforcing it. Porn might also play a role, as many women in pornography have had labia surgeries to look a certain way.

Also, I just realized this game from a subreddit called Standardcels. It would be nice if Reddit could just ban any subreddit that ends in “cel” or “cels.”

Catalpa
Catalpa
2 months ago

Also, a man’s foreskin (if he’s not circumcised) gets stretched WAY more than any part of a woman’s anatomy during conventional sex or masturbation. Do foreskins keep getting bigger and flappier with sex? Do circumcised men think that they do?

I mean, obviously you can tell when a person with a penis has had a lot of sex when their foreskin looks more like a cowl than a turtleneck. For the mightiest of chads, their dicks start to look like inside-out umbrellas./sarcasm

Luzbelitx
2 months ago

and no pedo but no young prepubescent girls have roast beef

Yeah, no pedo at all. How do you even know what young prepubescent vulvas look like?? Why are you even thinking about it at all? You disgusting piece of shit.

too many of you pull the vagina to the side

Pull the vagina to the side.

Pull. The. Vagina. To. The. Side.


I can’t even.
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BBBB
BBBB
2 months ago

and no pedo but no young prepubescent girls have roast beef

The wicked flee though none pursueth.

Seth S.
Seth S.
2 months ago

Why do they call themselves “Standardcels”?

… are they trying to convince themselves they’re incels only because they think they have “standards” (that are probably ridiculous and unreasonable in reality because they got them all from porn videos) or something? Because if so, oh my lordt.

Kat, ambassador of the feminist government in exile
Kat, ambassador of the feminist government in exile
2 months ago

GIRLS when you put your tampons in do it delicately, too many of you pull the vagina to the side too roughly

Personally, I’ve always had trouble getting tampons in properly because of how I’m built. I’ve always preferred pads. But even I know that I have to insert a tampon delicately, so as not to hurt myself. Also, no, no, no, pulling the vagina to the side — were such a thing possible — would be absurd. A tampon goes up the vagina, at an angle, toward the spine. Up. At an angle. Toward the spine.

In summation, you are an idiot.

Kat, ambassador of the feminist government in exile
Kat, ambassador of the feminist government in exile
2 months ago

Some vagina tips from a dude who knows less than zero about vaginas

As always, knowing less than zero about a subject will not stop an incel from pontificating about it. For incels, knowing nothing about the subject they are discussing is a feature. In no way should their ignorance be construed as a bug.

Penny Psmith
Penny Psmith
2 months ago

It feels kinda gross to even attempt to make sense of this text, but my guess about “pulling the vagina to the side” is that he actually means spreading the labia with one hand as you insert the tampon with the other (since these guys tend to call the whole genitals “vagina” and since that’s the only thing I can think of that could connect – in a very stupid way, mind you, but still – to the idea of somehow enlarging the flaps). He must imagine that, when done “roughly” (whatever that means) it would stretch them out.
And now I’m going to have some coffee and try not to think about what goes on in incel minds. Shudder.

Ariblester
2 months ago

I just, what? Look, I know that some of this may be down to porn giving people the wrong idea about what “normal” genitals look like, but surely not every single porn video that they have watched involves an actress who has had labiaplasty, right? Or does this just feed back into their nonsense again (“Look, this actress just had a train run on her, no wonder her vagina [sic] looks like that!”). Do their own buttholes work the same way in their mind, I have to wonder.

Masse_Mysteria
Masse_Mysteria
2 months ago

Why did I still fall for this? With the “jamming shit up there” I was like, “well, literally, no?” and then found out that said “shit” was just tampons. Sigh.

@WWTH

I might have to bookmark this post next time a man tries to claim that mansplaining isn’t a thing.

I might also do that. Sometimes when people complain about the term mansplaining, they say things like “Well maybe he thought he knew more about the subject than others”, but here there’s not even the hint of “it’s common knowledge that” or “all my friends agree” or even “from what I’ve seen” or anything to make it seem like any sort of thought beyond “vaginas gross” went into this.

@theluckyfrog

WHY does this guy “know” what prepubescent girls’ vaginas look like? I can think of no non-disturbing way he could claim to have obtained this information.

Yeah, but he did add “no pedo”, so that makes it all right. Everyone knows that if you add “I’m not horrible and gross” to a statement, people always take you at your word.

Policy of Madness
Policy of Madness
2 months ago

I’ll note that this incel is not giving advice on how to keep your vagina healthy, or even clean – advice that he is not qualified to give either – but rather how to make your vulva visually pleasing for him in particular.

It’s just another application of lookism, pointed at vulvas this time, which is not the common application but not an unheard-of one either. It’s a boner update of the most literal variety; if your vulva does not please his boner in particular, then something is direly off and it needs to be fixed (or, in this case, prevented).

It’s obvious that this particular dude is laughably off base, but I think we need to address the underlying lookism problem, which is a common and accepted part of our culture. Of course this incel feels entitled to vulvas that please his boner; he is taught that it’s okay to feel entitled to women that please his boner in every way, and most women have vulvas.

Ohlmann
Ohlmann
2 months ago

@PoM : I would extend lookism about how people think that looking good is the same as being healthy. Apply to vegetables, meat, or humans.

It’s less directly threatening than what you point out, but I have the feeling it contribute quite a bit about their self-loathing – they don’t just consider themselves (and any women not being up to their standard) as ugly, but also as diseased-disabled-dysfunctional just because of their appearence.

Lumipuna
Lumipuna
2 months ago

Psenny Psmith wrote:

It feels kinda gross to even attempt to make sense of this text, but my guess about “pulling the vagina to the side” is that he actually means spreading the labia with one hand as you insert the tampon with the other

For what it’s worth, this was also my interpretation. But then, how does it tie in with “massive dildos” and “sex with countless men” and the common idea of “loose vagina”?

I suspect this guy just invented the whole tampon thing because he was obsessively thinking about the “roastie phenomenon” and then realized that sexual penetration shouldn’t actually cause labial stretching – or rather, he couldn’t imagine how it would do so. (I wrote in a recent thread on how the “roastie” meme has apparently evolved from being a visual metaphor for “loose vagina” to something misogynist nitwits actually take literally.)

With this level of rationalizing, he probably thinks vaginal loosening is a separate phenomenon caused by the aforementioned dildos and sex partners, that simply correlates with labial abuse in the depraved behavior of “modern women”. Heck, he might even have a theory on why monogamous (as opposed to promiscuous) sex isn’t supposedly contributing to the “roastie problem”.

happy cat
happy cat
2 months ago

I hope that guy will never approach a pregnant person. If he does, he’ll probably say something stupid like “when you give birth, do it delicately so you won’t pull the vagina to the side.”

SideVagina
SideVagina
2 months ago

This is the perfect post to share the news that Ireland has banned an ad depicting proper tampon usage.

https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/tv-radio-web/tampax-s-tv-ad-has-been-banned-get-a-grip-ireland-1.4317651

Gotta get ’em up there, Girls.

Sheila Crosby
2 months ago

I wonder if any of these men who are disgusted with vaginas are gay, and in the closet even to themselves? I don’t understand the disgust otherwise. I mean, vulvas and penises are kind of funny looking, but most of us have very happy memories associated with them that they make us smile. It’s hard to imagine anyone sexually attracted to women with their attitude.

Or maybe the hatred for the person overrides the sexual interest. Yeah, maybe that.

Ohlmann
Ohlmann
2 months ago

@Sheila Crosby : I would more put that toward frigidity and/or bad sexual experience than homosexuality. They seem to know very well what kind of sex they want, they just lament that they can’t get it. Look a lot like people who believed porno too much.

Naglfar
Naglfar
2 months ago

@Ariblester

Or does this just feed back into their nonsense again (“Look, this actress just had a train run on her, no wonder her vagina [sic] looks like that!”).

I would guess that’s what they think. If an actress has short labia, they assume it’s because she’s taken care of her vulva. If she has long labia, it’s because of her sex life.

Do their own buttholes work the same way in their mind, I have to wonder.

I’m pretty sure no incels have ever put anything up their butts, the probably think it would be “gay” and refuse to do it.

@Masse_mysteria

they say things like “Well maybe he thought he knew more about the subject than others”

I know the people who said that were using it as an excuse, but I feel like it’s part of the problem. Mansplainers assume that just because they are (generally cishet white) men that they know more about the subject at hand, and that’s something that they need to learn not to do. So I don’t think it’s the clever excuse they think it is.

@Lumipuna

Heck, he might even have a theory on why monogamous (as opposed to promiscuous) sex isn’t supposedly contributing to the “roastie problem”.

As I mentioned in another thread, one explanation I’ve seen from incels is that vaginas somehow recognize penises and this means labias don’t stretch for the same penis. How or why this works is unexplained.

@Sheila Crosby
I think it’s the latter. They very much want a woman but they hate women, so the hate causes them to feel disgust.

Ohlmann
Ohlmann
2 months ago

@Nagfljar : I can admit they would never *admit* to have put something up theirs ass, but that a good portion of them have experimented with that seem likely. Toxic masculinity is perfectly compatible with hypocrisis.

Buttercup Q. Skullpants
Buttercup Q. Skullpants
2 months ago

Vagina care begins by vacuuming thoroughly and sewing up any minor rips with upholstery thread. Work a can of Simoniz cream thoroughly into the crevices, then, with a soft rag, buff the rich Corinthian leather to a high sheen. Take the labia in to the dealer for periodic detailing as outlined in the instruction manual.

In the off season, leave a baseball inside so it keeps its shape over the winter.

Why don’t feeemales understand simple vulva maintenance?

Threp (formerly Shadowplay)
Threp (formerly Shadowplay)
2 months ago

I wonder if any of these men who are disgusted with vaginas are gay, and in the closet even to themselves?

Nah.

It’s fear, that’s all. A complete, crushing, overwhelming fear of women.

Gay, Narnia level or not, has nowt to do with it.

Naglfar
Naglfar
2 months ago

@Ohlmann

a good portion of them have experimented with that seem likely

I guess it would depend on whether most cishet men have tried putting things up their butts. I’d imagine incels would be a bit less likely to than the general population, but maybe they’ve done it in secret.

@Buttercup

Vagina care begins by vacuuming thoroughly and sewing up any minor rips with upholstery thread. Work a can of Simoniz cream thoroughly into the crevices, then, with a soft rag, buff the rich Corinthian leather to a high sheen. Take the labia in to the dealer for periodic detailing as outlined in the instruction manual.

In the off season, leave a baseball inside so it keeps its shape over the winter.

I think you just predicted Gwyneth Paltrow’s next product line.
Her cluelessness about vaginal health is quite similar to the incels, but probably more dangerous as she actually sells dangerous products relating to it.

Ariblester
2 months ago

I was making the butthole comment because that is literally an orifice that regularly experiences stretching when we defecate, and yet you don’t hear about incels worrying that they’d become more incontinent over time due to overuse*, despite worrying about how something as slender as a tampon will ruin anatomy forever.

*and they should, since they’re so full of shit 🙃

Victorious Parasol
Victorious Parasol
2 months ago

I haven’t had enough caffeine to deal with this. Good thing this guy’s never going to be in range of my body.

Moon Custafer
Moon Custafer
2 months ago

@Naglfar:

Unless it’s called something like r/Tencel and it’s just people talking about rayon fabrics.

I’m still very confused by these guys’ view of biology. Do they think blowing one’s nose will result in enlarged nostrils? People aren’t made of plasticine.

Naglfar
Naglfar
2 months ago

@Ariblester
Apologies, I misinterpreted that as being about anal penetration, since AFAIK incels think that things exiting the vagina like menstrual material cause stretching. And also because there has long been a persistent myth that anal sex causes incontinence, and incels might subscribe to that. But maybe I’m just overthinking this.

francis
francis
2 months ago

This might be tmi but

the 1st time I got labia shamed for my roastbeef flaps was by another girl when I was 11, years before I used a tampon so much for prepubesent girls being neat down there

Weird (and tired of trumplings) Eddie
Weird (and tired of trumplings) Eddie
2 months ago

Great bleeding shit.

Conservatism has a worship of ignorance that is stunning.

epitome of incomprehensibility

Re the picture: I think that’s a six-vagina couch. The ones on the sides are half a vagina each. 🙂

Jamie McCartney’s project seems cool, though I feel like having plaster there would be uncomfortable!

@PoM re lookism: Yeah, it’s weird – well, not so weird, considering who we’re dealing with – that incels focus so much on look discrimination but don’t realize they’re doing it themselves. And I’d bet the aims of feminism would most likely help them, not hurt them, since lookism tends to affect women first and then filter down to men.

I mean, not always, but that seems to be the trend. E.g. with pubic hair. The idea of it being gross or messy-looking on women seemed to come first, and now there are ads for “manscaping” and such.

Naglfar
Naglfar
2 months ago

@Epitome

The ones on the sides are half a vagina each.

Well, there’s six vulvas, but we can’t see if the half vulvas have full, half, or no vagina, so I’m not sure if the couch has 5 vaginas (if the halves have none), 6 (if each has a half), or 7 (if each has a whole). I realize I’m overthinking this.

incels focus so much on look discrimination but don’t realize they’re doing it themselves

It seems like they project it onto women to try to avoid coming to terms with how they do it themselves. As for why they reject feminism, it’s probably because even though it would help them, the focus is on women and they don’t want anything to do with something that doesn’t center them.

I mean, not always, but that seems to be the trend. E.g. with pubic hair. The idea of it being gross or messy-looking on women seemed to come first, and now there are ads for “manscaping” and such.

Since all the “manscaping” products I’ve seen in ads look like regular electric shavers, I would guess the manscaping stuff is probably a cash grab by shaving manufacturers to get men to buy more electric shavers.

numerobis
numerobis
2 months ago

I’m vegetarian so what do I know, but I thought meat-eaters rather liked roast beef.

Threp (formerly Shadowplay)
Threp (formerly Shadowplay)
2 months ago

Jamie McCartney’s project seems cool, though I feel like having plaster there would be uncomfortable!

Pretty sure they did the impression mould with latex or similar, then cast the actual display piece in plaster. That’s how they do custom dildos, at least. You really don’t want plaster on your sensitive bits. 😀

Seth S.
Seth S.
2 months ago

@Sheila Crosby
Might be the case for a scant few. I also know some trans women friends who were vagina (and women) haters before their egg cracked. Not all, obviously, but a few. Apparently a lot of their hatred from that time in their lives was based in raging jealousy, but they didn’t know that until they realized what was going on with their own identities.

That being said, I think it’s unlikely they’re all gay or trans women. Those would be a tiny minority at best. They’re probably mostly just misogynist assholes who hate feeling like they’re being denied something they think they’re entitled to and they’re coping by pretending it’s not good enough for them.

kupo
kupo
2 months ago

Hey, what’s old Paul up to these days?

https://twitter.com/paulbullen/status/1100851128516829184?s=19

Ah, his treatise on mansplaining the word vagina is up to 44 pages now and was last updated in April. You know, more than a year after he became the dictionary definition of mansplainer.

Naglfar
Naglfar
2 months ago

@kupo
He’s still at it? That is…something.

Nice ratio on his tweet too. That is one of the highest I’ve seen.

epitome of incomprehensibility

@Threp – Yeah, that makes sense! I figured it was a two-step process since the final design wasn’t inverted, but I don’t know what clay-like substance you could put there that wouldn’t be uncomfortable 🙂 I guess latex could be molded – I never thought about that.

Well, there’s six vulvas, but we can’t see if the half vulvas have full, half, or no vagina, so I’m not sure if the couch has 5 vaginas (if the halves have none), 6 (if each has a half), or 7 (if each has a whole). I realize I’m overthinking this.

@Naglfar – Yes, but! Your overthinking has a logic to it and it made me laugh! 😛

OT: So I did something today that I was dreading; I scheduled a phone appointment with a doctor to talk about my anxiety. It’s for Wednesday morning. So what I have to do before then is write down the points I want to cover.

I don’t think need medication at this point, but probably some type of psychotherapy. Either way, money is a concern, but I think it’s worth it. Anxiety isn’t like a constant problem that prevents me from doing everything, but it still comes up a lot…

My panic attacks gradually tapered off after 2012, when some stressful stuff happened, but in the pandemic time they’ve come back. I become more liable to panic if I’m alone at home, hungry, too hot or cold, or tired; I nearly canceled the trip I took from Montreal to Toronto earlier in July with my boyfriend (by train and staying at his mother’s house so it was fairly safe) because I felt really, really scared right before leaving. Not so much because of the virus – the general anxiety around that was maybe part of it – but because of the fear of doing something new. And I felt nauseous most of the trip, which is unusual for me (I don’t get motion sickness, so it was probably from the anxiety).

It makes sense to be nervous about meeting your partner’s mom for the first time, and to be cautious because of the coronavirus, but not to let it affect me to that extent.

Anyway, my challenge is to write about these things concisely so that I’m clear with the doctor over the phone. I’m not the best at being concise!

Weasel-Rah
Weasel-Rah
2 months ago

Neat and tucked.

This guy should really look at some art history. For instance, Shunga. Or if he wants to be a typical racist euro-centric,
Sheila-na-Gig.

StaceySmartyPantsTwiceRemoved
StaceySmartyPantsTwiceRemoved
2 months ago

I hate how they can’t or won’t say vulva and call everything that they are creepily talking about a vagina. I’ve had creeps talk about “vagina” or “pussy” when it obviously they mean (creepily) mons pubis.

It’s using words to try to exert control.

They’re mad because they can’t control my body.

It’s usually a NiceGuy(TM) when he’s advanced to jerk stage because I’m not attracted to him and he’s mad about how I’m dressing “at” him. Or existing “at” him.

Bakunin
Bakunin
2 months ago

@epitome
Dental alginate is a common one. It works at body safe temperatures, and doesn’t have any dangerous reactions while setting (plaster of Paris can cause nasty chemical burns)

Naglfar
Naglfar
2 months ago

@Stacey

I hate how they can’t or won’t say vulva and call everything that they are creepily talking about a vagina. I’ve had creeps talk about “vagina” or “pussy” when it obviously they mean (creepily) mons pubis.

This is also a very one sided occurrence, as I’ve never heard anyone refer to the combination of penis and testicles as just “the penis” or “the testicles.” It’s always “male genitalia” (which has its own issues as a term) or “penis and testicles” (or something cruder like “cock and balls,” but even then it names both separately). Yet few sources mention “vagina and vulva” or similar.

Nequam
Nequam
2 months ago

@Bakunin: I once had my face cast with dental alginate for a stage makeup class. It was mint-flavored, as it turned out. Refreshing!

Threp (formerly Shadowplay)
Threp (formerly Shadowplay)
2 months ago

@epitome

Panic attacks are bad enough at the best of times, but those that hit ‘without good reason’ always seem to me to be particularly vicious. 🙁

Well done on making an appointment with the quack!

Surplus to Requirements, Observer of the Vast Blight-Wing Enstupidation
Surplus to Requirements, Observer of the Vast Blight-Wing Enstupidation
2 months ago

@SideVagina:

This is the perfect post to share the news that Ireland has banned an ad depicting proper tampon usage.

https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/tv-radio-web/tampax-s-tv-ad-has-been-banned-get-a-grip-ireland-1.4317651

What is this, the Dark Ages? We’re dealing with medievalism here …

So why ban it to placate 84 offended viewers? We should be working to ensure that girls and young women understand their bodies and the products they use.

I guess because the idea of women understanding their bodies absolutely terrifies old conservative white men.

And don’t get me started on the ads that substitute an unidentified blue liquid for blood.

Now now. No need to get speciesist. There’s nothing wrong with advertising feminine hygiene products for horseshoe crabs. Though I’m not sure how much of a market there is there …

For those who disagree, here’s a tip: get a grip.

And (in context) that’s a side-splitter. Please excuse me, I think I may need medical attention.