7.24.14. art,

amandagirlonfire:

twentysplenty:

Pawel Kuczynski’s satirical art. Take a moment to look at these properly.

The chains and cat one really got me.

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thewhitejewel:

justaddfiction:

So basically all these separate posts are kind of combining into my head into this one epic fantasy series with mermaids and knights and dragons and pirates

where all the relevant characters are lesbians.

I am on board with this, 100%!

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thefoodispeople:

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?

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Speaking of non-toxic—there is absolutely NO risk of toxic shock syndrome with a menstrual cup!!!!!
  4. 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 :)

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7.23.14. Disney,

vuelie:

wearing a blanket around the house like

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margaeryen:

I think that when you have a connection with someone, it never really goes away, you know? You snap back to being important to each other because you still are.

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7.23.14.
unskinny:

lo-renishii:

lo-renishii:

HEY YO! ATTENTION ALL MY SHORT-SHORTS LOVING, THICK-THIGHED, CURVY KIN WHO HATE CHUB RUB
so you see that picture up there? its the best LUSH product ever, and I got that as a gift from a lovely friend for Hanukkah and I usually use it on my clean sheets to make my bed feel silky and smell like jasmine, its great okay
ANYWAY today I had the brilliant idea to dust some of it between my thighs where they touch and YESSSSS GAAAAAAWWWWWWWD my thighs have been silky literally all day, and have not even began to chub rub
thats right: no chub rub

so whats its deal? well its some lovely coco butter-jasmine scented dusting powder that absorbs into your skin and leaves you all nice and silky and basically even though today was like 88 and humid my thighs did not stick to one another, it was heaven
» here is the link to where you can buy it «
so everyone who hates that GOD AWFUL rash you get from when your thighs chafe, GO BUY IT, REALLY. ITS A MIRACLE. AND I SMELL SO NICE.
and for those of you who don’t think this is completely amazing, forget you, my thighs are silky and smell like jasmine


I’m so pleased this is going around because its getting fucking hot out and this is important

I get asked about chub rub remedies a lot, so hopefully this is helpful for some of you :)

unskinny:

lo-renishii:

lo-renishii:

HEY YO! ATTENTION ALL MY SHORT-SHORTS LOVING, THICK-THIGHED, CURVY KIN WHO HATE CHUB RUB

so you see that picture up there? its the best LUSH product ever, and I got that as a gift from a lovely friend for Hanukkah and I usually use it on my clean sheets to make my bed feel silky and smell like jasmine, its great okay

ANYWAY today I had the brilliant idea to dust some of it between my thighs where they touch and YESSSSS GAAAAAAWWWWWWWD my thighs have been silky literally all day, and have not even began to chub rub

thats right: no chub rub

so whats its deal? well its some lovely coco butter-jasmine scented dusting powder that absorbs into your skin and leaves you all nice and silky and basically even though today was like 88 and humid my thighs did not stick to one another, it was heaven

» here is the link to where you can buy it «

so everyone who hates that GOD AWFUL rash you get from when your thighs chafe, GO BUY IT, REALLY. ITS A MIRACLE. AND I SMELL SO NICE.

and for those of you who don’t think this is completely amazing, forget you, my thighs are silky and smell like jasmine

I’m so pleased this is going around because its getting fucking hot out and this is important

I get asked about chub rub remedies a lot, so hopefully this is helpful for some of you :)

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micdotcom:

Firefighter Danae Mines just broke through one of the FDNY’s most hallowed glass ceilings

New York City firefighter Danae Mines is the first woman to appear in the FDNY’s annual Calendar of Heroes, which features different firefighters in various locations for each month of the year.
The calendar is notorious for its photos of shirtless male firefighters; its yearly release is usually met with applause and long lines of people waiting to snag copies.
Why she’s a rarity in the FDNY

micdotcom:

Firefighter Danae Mines just broke through one of the FDNY’s most hallowed glass ceilings

New York City firefighter Danae Mines is the first woman to appear in the FDNY’s annual Calendar of Heroes, which features different firefighters in various locations for each month of the year.

The calendar is notorious for its photos of shirtless male firefighters; its yearly release is usually met with applause and long lines of people waiting to snag copies.

Why she’s a rarity in the FDNY

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  • Friend: So how do you think you've changed since high school?
  • Me: Well I became aware of oppressive power structures and how we are complicit in them and now seek to dismantle them.
  • Friend: ...
  • Me: I also think I got hotter.
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7.22.14. Sex Positive,

(Source: dad-dabs, via peacepunx)

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futuretoolsofdestruction:

lgbtfree:

specialagentofthelamb:

This woman deserves a round of applause and a throne of gold. This is the most realistic & amazing thing for someone to say for this generation of students. I wasn’t able to go to college this year because my parents can’t afford to send me and I had every scholarship, grant, loan known to man and it still wouldn’t work. Finally someone gets it!

This is so true. I go to a college that’s $15,000 a year (that’s with my scholarship) and that’s considered cheap for a lot of schools in the US. By the time I’m done I should only have to pay $60,000 but, since I’m borrowing the money from the government, it’s going to be somewhere over $150,000. Plus, the longer I don’t pay it, the more money I owe. DO YOU KNOW HOW HARD IT IS TO GET A JOB RIGHT OUT OF COLLEGE? It’ll take me decades to pay off that amount of money.

👌well said

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7.22.14.

gimptips:

thatgirlcanlift:

crossfitters:

Krystal Cantu 

NO MOTHERFUCKING EXCUSES

"no excuses" = the great able-bodied circle jerk.

speaking of jerk, if she didn’t have either arms she wouldn’t be able to clean and jerk (or whatever that is, excuse me). is that an excuse?

yeah, some disabled people don’t have excuses. instead, they have VALID REASONS for being unable to do certain things.

what do you call a disabled person who can’t lift 135lbs over their head with one arm? what do you call an ordinary person who can’t lift 135lbs over their head with one arm? lazy? not trying hard enough? physical ability is not the only measure of a person.

on the other side of the coin, i do find this awe-inspiring due to her sheer strength. go ahead and be motivated or inspired start lifting — that’s fine. but “no excuses” is a quick way to say you don’t give a shit about millions of people.

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spagka:

lithiumlollipop:

PLEASE REBLOG AND SHARE THIS POST!

A Pro-Choice counter protest to some douchebags on the streets with big photos of horrible aborted fetuses (Some of which I question…) handing out pamphlets. The said thing is that there are children there. :(

One of the women up there is:

spagka from feministtwins

holy fuck these notes tho! thanks for liking my signage :)

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7.22.14. funny,art,

theirrelevanceofgender:

catbugg:

nabulos:

spirits818:

everydaycomics:

Follow Your Dreams!

That took a direction I did not expect.

That was the best direction that could have taken

I don’t know what I expected.

I fucking love this website

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7.22.14. hiv,stis,Sex Positive,

sparklingsodacans:

jhameia:

snarkbender:

kabutocub:

fujl:

bearcubjay:

kabutocub:

Ok, so I figured that perhaps not everyone is aware that this is available to use now, especially the younger folk out there.

This is OraQuick, and it is an FDA-Approved, in-home HIV test that provides results in about 20 minutes. I’m not sure about the availabilty of this product (or similar ones) in other countries, but in the U.S. you can purchase these at Walgreens for a mere 35 bucks, and you can even have them delivered to your door for complete anonymity.

Reading the results is easy. One line you are negative, two lines you are positive.

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Why is this important? Well I know for a fact that a lot of guys say they are HIV negative without really getting tested, or they base that on some really old test result. There is no excuse now. You can get this in the mail if you want, and know for sure in the comfort and privacy of your own home. Its good peace of mind. And if you meet someone new and you are planning on playing around, its an easy and cheap thing to do to know where you guys stand. It builds trust right off the bat. Being safe is not just about wearing a condom. Its a combination of many things like trust, knowing the person, closeness, and being a good judge of character. Now on top of that you can keep up with your HIV status on a regular basis. :)

This is important for people to know, I never knew it existed

This is how my boyfriend and I tested before we started bareback in together after being with each other for 3 months. It’s super easy.

I know that it’s scary, believe me, I don’t practice risky behaviors and my anxiety was through the roof. It’s so important though you guys.

They even give you a non-descript bag to dispose of everything in.

I’m glad this is going around. :) Spread the word.

boosting

Very cool! Are there ones which test for other potential STDs? 

Be VERY aware that these types of test only test for ANTIBODIES. What that means is you can very well have the virus in you but your body hasnt made antibodies yet. Be very careful. 

(via lipstick-feminists)

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