1:06 pm - 08/11/2002

Who Are We?

Please use the comments section in this post to introduce yourself (if you feel so inclined). Tell us about yourself and what brought you to the community!
ncsu_lady 21st-Feb-2006 03:56 pm (UTC)
Hi, I've been on this community for quite some time but did not know about this entry!
I'm 23, nearly 24. I have an identical twin sister and an older sister. My twin sister and I both have endometriosis so I've been aware of the lower bits for a long time but have definately not celebrated it either.
Coupled with being sexually abused i never felt like being female was something to celebrate so I do want to change that mentality. However I do know lots of medical reproductive things so I hope i am an asset to this community and through that maybe I can improve my views :)
wingsgirl14 1st-Mar-2006 11:15 pm (UTC)
My name is Heidi, and I just joined a few days ago. I came across the group on my friendsfriends list, and was very interested in all of the posts, and the positive and supportive nature of the community.

Few things about me... I'm 25, sexually active, and living with my boyfriend in the SF Bay Area. Lately, I've had issues with my "female parts," lol. I skipped 4 months of periods (nothing like a pregnancy scare to shake you up, heh), had my first pap test, which came back abnormal, went on birth control, and will be following up with the abnormal results soon. Yeah, that's been fun.

I look forward to interacting in this community, and learning more about my vagina!
vaselinetrees 6th-Mar-2006 03:38 am (UTC)
I'm soon to be 17 years old and live in a little town right outside of Boston. I take pride in being female and love everything about it - from my strong maternal instinct and caring personality right down to my menstrual cramps. All of it, just gives me a better sense of who I am.

I am in a serious relationship with my boyfriend, and thanks to this community, I found the courage to love my vagina and be comfortable with it around him. Ever since I gathered the self-worth and love, partically in thanks to all of you here in VP, my boyfriend and I have had a very healthy relationship, physically and mentally.

You're all wonderful and have been so supportive. Thanks so much for three years of compassion and advice, I can't express how much you've helped me. From pregnancy scares, to odd smells, to relationship problems, I doubt I could have made the wise decisions that I did on my own.

Again, thank you!!
queensugar 6th-Mar-2006 04:43 am (UTC)
Yo ladies and dudes.

My name is Melissa Freakin' Martin (I didn't pick the nickname; but it has stuck, and I adopted it). I'm 24 years old, and hail from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

My real life has been something of a wild stumble through fortuitous circumstances. It began with my adoption three days after my birth into a very educated family; my father is a clinical psychotherapist, textbook author, and professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Manitoba.

I am the youngest of six siblings. We are split down the middle: the three oldest are my parents' biological children, the three youngest are adopted. I am eight years younger than my next sister and 19 years younger than my oldest brother.

Due to a series of random events, in 1999 I began my career as a freelance music and entertainment journalist.

It has suited me well. I am currently a well-recognized freelance journalist in my area, writing for publications like The Winnipeg Free Press and Uptown Magazine.

I am also a contractual correspondent with CBC Radio One (the Canadian equivalent of the BBC), and I have recently begun making radio documentaries for the CBC.

In August 2005, I started a communications program at Red River College in Manitoba, where I am studying journalism and broadcast journalism. It wasn't my choice; unfortunately, it's nigh on impossible to get a full-time job without a piece of paper these days, and the stresses of the freelance life were getting tiresome.

I came to VP because when I started journalling, I had been a member of the old Blurty community called Cunt_Conscious. I actually was even voted to be a moderator of that community; however, during the great Blurty exodus that began shortly before Livejournal got rid of approval codes, I left Blurty and haven't gone back.

So after a couple of years on LJ, I began to look around for a community that offered a similar experience to the incredible Cunt_Conscious one. And I found it here; and I'm happy I did.
queensugar 6th-Mar-2006 04:51 am (UTC)
By the by, just to remember the great community that was...

http://www.blurty.com/userinfo.bml?user=cunt_conscious

As I understand it, none of the moderators are active on Blurty anymore, and I'm the only one I know of who's still active on journals at all. It was very much like VP in many ways, although because it was smaller it had a somewhat more intimate feel and didn't need to employ as many rules and guidelines.

C_C was the first place I learned that it was normal for women to have hair in their buttcrack and on their nipples, the first place I learned that it was normal to have long inner labia. It was an awesome place for those of us not on LJ. :D

It died in the first few months of 2004.
missycarolynne Hurrah!12th-Mar-2006 04:10 am (UTC)
My name is Carolynne and I'm 22 years old.
I'm a graduate student in journalism at the University of British Columbia. When I graduate next year I want to be the first journalist assigned exclusively to a sex beat at a mainstream Canadian newspaper.

I'm in a wonderful long-term relationship with my best friend, partner in crime, chessmate, and lover.

I love third-wave feminism, sex-posivitism, unabashed conversations, diy feminist porn, being in the sunshine, wearing dresses, and generally being fabulous.

I heard about this community from my friend sunkistfriend.
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scarsnsouvenirs 12th-Mar-2006 04:04 pm (UTC)
I've been a proud VP member for almost a year and a half, but I'm getting around to posting now.

I'm called LCA--my initials. I'm 23, I live in Atlanta with my boyfriend and my fish (I hope to get a cat one of these days), I work as an editor, and reading and writing are some of my favorite things.

There was never a time when I wasn't a feminist, and I'm loud and proud about it. I'm a volunteer at the local Feminist Women's Health Center. I haven't always loved my vagina and I used to be weirded out by sex. I consider myself to be pansexual and incredibly open-minded.

Turn-ons are spring, good yarn, cities, and Mediterranean food. Turn offs are winter, pork, fancy shoes, and SUVs.
groundisnotmine 14th-Mar-2006 02:22 am (UTC)
I'm Danielle and I'm eighteen. I want to learn as much as possible about my body and fully embrace every aspect of womanhood. I am also a proud lesbian.
neims16 15th-Mar-2006 04:37 am (UTC)
Hello everyone! My name is Emily, I'm 30 years old, and a college student once again. I'll be starting a graduate nursing program at Ohio State in the fall, with the end goal of becoming a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (it's only 3 short years away!). I'm interested in working with young women (teens and 20s) about sexual risk awareness, sexual identity issues, and potentially drug and alcohol use/abuse.

I found this community while killing time on LJ one day and have found it to be really interesting!
kitten_nya_nya 15th-Mar-2006 12:55 pm (UTC)
I am a 20 year old girl from Northern Ireland. My name is Ellen. I live with my boyfriend of over 2 years, and we are currently engaged. I have 2 pet degus called Ringo and Roger and they are my babies! ^_^

I only have 2 or 3 peole who I'd really consider a friend, but thats the way I like it.

My interests include Japanese anime/manga, internet, comuters, art, drawing, web design, animals/pets, Monty Python :P, video games, and lots more stuff :P
augiefaerie A bit verbose.17th-Mar-2006 02:36 pm (UTC)
Hello, all.. I'm August. I'm brand-spankin' new, and I found this community from an lj friend's info page. I read a few of the entries and then decided to do a search for a problem that I've been having but have been both:

A. Too embarrassed to mention
or, the dreaded
B. Laughed at about. By my best of friends.

Never a great feeling. But, lo and behold, I'm not the only one in the world who has had her vag smell of onions after prepping them for spaghetti night. I cried. And then felt really, really great. And the more I read the entries, the more I realized that EVERY woman needs something like this site. Because for some reason we're taught to be ashamed of those little things about our 'naughty bits.' Just the fact that we're almost always taught they are naughty should say something. Luckily enough, I've always been able to go to my mother (or my father, come to think of it) with any question I may have about...anything. Sexually or otherwise. Some...are not that lucky. Which is what makes this place PERFECT. When I asked my mom about the oh-so-dreadful onion-y smell...she shrugged. (While she's there..she doesn't know everything.)

Anyhow, so far ridiculously long, but I just wanted to let you know my first impression of this community. ;D

As introductions go, this stinks, though. I'm 22. I live with the love of my life, Joshua, and we want to have kids. But...not yet. I like to take pictures of stupid things and dream about one day going to Paris. Or one day becoming a well-to-do writer. Not necessarily a famous one. Just...well-to-do.

Oh..and...What the heck is a menstrual cup?
beny_bum 22nd-Mar-2006 12:31 am (UTC)
Hi, I'm sorta new, Just saw this on the newly done Info Page. (Awesome job guys!)
Well, My name is Morgan And I'm 15, super young, I know.
And I love being a girl, well, most of the time.
I'm glad I found this place. I need to know how to embrace my vagine as my friend, not my enemy.
goldendarkness 22nd-Mar-2006 08:31 am (UTC)
Hi, I'm a 22-year old vegetarian Filipina bisexual, still figuring out where life will head :) I'm a major advocate of animal rights, LGBT rights and feminism.
alice_borealis 26th-Mar-2006 03:31 pm (UTC)
I joined this community because I wish something like this had been available to me when I was a teenager. I believe passionately that girls and women need free access to *correct* information and education about themselves and their bodies, and the internet is a marvelous source. I'm saddened sometimes that, even with the huge amount of information available to girls these days, there are still so many who don't know how they work and are so shy and embarassed about what is natural and beautiful about being a girl... but it makes me happy that there are places like this where I can help by sharing what I know and learning from others as well!

In addition to all that, I'm in my thirties and still discovering and growing sexually, and I have questions too! And I enjoy reading about sex, whether for pleasure or education.
storm_in_az 1st-Apr-2006 07:30 pm (UTC)
I'm Tracy, 39, in northern Arizona. Married 12 years. Trying to get pregnant again after a 3 year break from it. I'm into natural healing, and tend to annoy others with my penchant for it. I'm not anti-medicine, just pro-nature.
I have 4 ferrets and 3 cats, and several strays who like to think I'm theirs. I will have horses again as soon as we gets our property ready.
I love cold, stormy weather.
I am currently unemployed, though I do help out at our office occasionally. I worked with the developmentally disabled for years and years.
I'm passionate about biology (and science in general), language, and history. I am an insomniac. Late at night I can be found watching the history or discovery channel..
I don't remember how I came across this community, but I'm glad I did. I love the idea of a safe place for women of all ages. :)
stenodork 1st-Apr-2006 07:31 pm (UTC)
i'm 21, engaged to be married april 30th.

i've had lots of probs with my vagina like tons of UTIs in a row that led to a chronic bladder prob, vulvar vestibulitis, and now recurrent BV.

i hate my vagina.
but i want to learn to love it.
celerest 8th-Apr-2006 05:05 pm (UTC)
I am Stacey, and I can across this community whilst browsing around a while back, and thought about joining. I didn't, but I am back.

I have many thoughts and questions that I hope I may find some of the awnsers to in this community - I sure have a lot to learn!

I have Asperger Syndrome *gasps from the crowd as they back away* so I find some times I have a different way of thinking from society as a whole. I guess some of my questions stem from there.

Yup - thats me!
sugarcane_moon 12th-Apr-2006 12:56 am (UTC)
I'm a week and a half shy of 21 years old at this point, and have been sexually active for just about 2 years now. Even after said 2 years, I'm still pretty sexually clueless simply because the men I've been with have been either completely misinformed or virgins themselves. Joining this community in the hope that I'll be able to learn something about my body and myself.

I live with my boyfriend of 10 months. We're hoping to get married soon. ^.^

--Carlotta
_ambidex 13th-Apr-2006 05:44 pm (UTC)
Im just found this community while searching for things to help me.
heard good things about here from other groups.
eumelia 13th-Apr-2006 10:56 pm (UTC)
I'm Melody, and I've been a member for a little while now.
I joined because I wanted a place where I could bare all my concerns in regard to my body without judgment and VP is certainly that.
yourkisshello 20th-Apr-2006 11:48 pm (UTC)
I'm Stacey, and I'm 19 years old (less than 6 months shy of no longer being a teenager!). I grew up on the east coast: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to be exact. I was born in Santa Barbara, California, and although we moved just after my brother was born when I was two years old, I still find that sometimes the west coast beckons, and once I graduate college and get married, I will probably move there. Speaking of college, I am a second-semester Freshman, but there is only one more week of classes :] I started out as an El. Ed. major but quickly changed my mind thanks to a fued with one of my professors for my El. Ed. classes. I am now an English major with a focus on Creative Writing. I'm prepared to be poor for the rest of my life, but at least I'll be happy! I do love children a whole lot, and once I pursue my writing dreams, I will most likely go back to school to get my teaching degree. I have a boyfriend of going on 6 months, and I've honestly never been happier. I joined this community because I want to be informed about my body, and everything concerning it. I think it's a wonderful environment here that really does promote respect. If there's anything else you'd like to know... don't hesitate to ask :] I'm not shy in the least!
tanzabonanza 28th-Apr-2006 12:10 am (UTC)
Hey everyone! I'm Atanza, I'm 20 years old, and I'm from southeastern Wisconsin, but attend college in Winona, Minnesota. I came to VP because I saw it linked somewhere and it sparked my interest -- I've always been very open with talking about my vagina, and most of my friends don't feel the same way. You guys have answered tons of my questions. I have an amazing boyfriend that I've been with for a little over 3 months, and you have helped answer all my questions regarding sex -- I've learned a TON! Thanks so much for being around!!
nerdpony 1st-May-2006 07:50 pm (UTC)
I'm Ellen. I've been wanting to join this community for a while, but as I'm under 18 (16) and there used to be an age restriction (I think), I couldn't. But now I can. (At least I think so. I didn't see anything about an age restriction.) I live in Germany, but am actually American and will be going back in July.

I like my vagina. :)
peaceofpie 8th-May-2006 06:52 pm (UTC)
Hey, you're not Ellen! You're Zoe! ;-)
delikatcreature As for me...3rd-May-2006 05:19 pm (UTC)
I am 30 years old, and trying to figure myself out. I didn't have sex until I was 24 and then with the man who eventually became my husband - then exhusband.

Now, I find myself slowly finding experience with men and being very confused along the way.

I would like to find the power in my feminity without orbiting around men and I find this goal to be very difficult. I saw this community in another's journal. SO, here I am.
aint2nuts 5th-May-2006 10:42 pm (UTC)
So, I own a vagina. Have for 40 years. Yeah, it is wrinkled, and old, but it still brings me pleasure.

I am sarky at times, but it is all in fun. I have lots of answers to a few of the questions, but I will try to limit myself.

peaceofpie 8th-May-2006 06:52 pm (UTC)
I don't think I ever posted an intro before! I've been a member of this community for about three years now, though.

I'm Danni! I like exclamation marks! I am attached to a vagina! Or, perhaps my vagina is attached to me. I am genderqueer and I identify as a transgender person of female experience. But mostly I just identify as a musician with purple hair. I was a women's studies student for awhile and I am trained as a Sexual Assault Survivor Advocate, and I've done work with children at a domestic violence shelter.

I have a strange and dynamic relationship with my body, but we're in this together for the long haul. *hugs self*

I eat a lot of garlicky food. This results in what my friend Kay and I call Garlic Cunt. I enjoy this greatly. :)
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