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!
girlofavalon 2nd-May-2010 10:57 pm (UTC)
My name is Gabriela, I'm a 20 year old Brazilian. As for who I really am, I honestly am trying to quite figure it out/invent myself. It's a tough process, and endless, I believe.

After many years believing that I was a straight woman and feeling rather out of place with the "woman" part, I've recently figured out that I am in fact an androphile transgender. No need to worry about gender-identifying pronouns, though. I grew up with "she", "her" and suchlike... being called by anything different at this point would sound weird.

I have anxiety, though my therapist is still unsure of which spectrum, and I'm prone to depression.

I found this community in some friends' profiles, and I've flirted with it a bit before joining. I like the VP premise.
moondaughter20 3rd-May-2010 08:38 pm (UTC)
Hi! I'm Kerrianne, from near Vancouver, B.C.
I'm a (currently) pre-op transwoman, hopefully post-op within the next two years if all falls into place. So while I have been missing that part of me all these years, one day I won't be and I'm trying to absorb things now, so when that day comes, I have some idea of things that might come up.
This looks like a fabulous community, well run and thoughtful. :)
pixiebelle 18th-May-2010 04:13 pm (UTC)
Hello everyone! My name is Kristen. I am 27 years old and from St. Louis, MO. A friend recently suggested this community after I made a filtered post in my journal to get a discussion going on a topic that was covered here in the past. I figured I would enjoy this group since I am very interested in female health and open discussions.

I am currently working on leaving my husband and have had some down days, especially when it comes to my body. I have had some weird things going on in my life and sometimes, I want to talk about them and have nowhere I feel comfortable doing so. I hope to open up and be part of this group :)
oldnaturegirl a bit about me!12th-Jun-2010 01:02 pm (UTC)
I'm a 52 year old married woman with 2 grown up sons. Educated to degree level, I currently work in the health care support sector.
I came to VP some months ago, but I don't remember how!! (this amnesia is getting bad!), I think I was looking for information about female ejaculation (something I seem to be good at) & found that this community was so good I stayed!
I have found that I can relate to so many of the threads posted here & I enjoy putting my points of view. I am also keen on the everyday bodies/vulvas/faces projects.
icegirl99 20th-Jun-2010 10:53 pm (UTC)
Figured I might do this now.

I've been a member here a while now. My name is Piper and I'm a 29 year old female. I've been married twice. My first husband was abusive, both emotionally and sexually. I divorced him when I was 27, and remarried to the most wonderful man I could hope for a little over a year ago.

I'm an MD, but not a practising physician. I also carry a current Medical Laboratory Technologist license in the province of Ontario, Canada. I try to comment and help as much as I can here. I joined the community to help others and figured if I never needed help myself, this would be an excellent place to ask for it.
thekitparade 20th-Jul-2010 07:02 pm (UTC)
I'm a 19 year old student in the UK. I came across VP a while ago now but have only just joined- I have a worry/query at present that I felt only VP was the place to go for advice.
fashionvictem 3rd-Aug-2010 06:29 pm (UTC)
I'm 22 - almost 23 - and came her awhile ago. Switched usernames and re-joined :]
gateauoulemorte 13th-Aug-2010 12:52 am (UTC)
directed here from lj-secret. 17 years old and in a committed relationship with a 25 year old. I'm interested in the community as a safe space to talk about my sex and love life. I don't have many outlets in "real" life, and this place seems safe and empowering!
stephhton 21st-Aug-2010 05:34 am (UTC)
I came across this community via off_wut and am looking forward to being an active member!

My name is Stephanie, and I live in Milwaukee. I'm 20, and I currently live with my boyfriend (who is 25). He's loving, and too nice to me most of the time, and we have a good sex life. That's all. :]
flawed_karma 23rd-Oct-2010 03:21 am (UTC)
Hi!

I'm 36 and dragging my feet towards 37. I am married to a great guy, we do kinky things and have a LOT of fun. I had a partial hysterectomy last year due to severe female problems, including anemia, endometriosis, etc.

Since then, I have tried to speak out and share the knowledge I've gained battling for my reproductive rights (mainly, my right to be sterilized regardless of age or parental status) and my right to make decisions about my body and my health.

I am childfree, but spoil my friends' kids rotten as is required by the Courtesy Aunt Contract, subsection two, paragraph B.

I'm basically here because my reproductive health is in flux, as is my sex drive and so on. I'm also hoping to offer support to others as they navigate the maze of sterilization, whether it's by choice or medical necessity. I have been there, I have done that, and I understand the issues and emotions that surround such a monumental change to your life.
snapexprincess 27th-Feb-2011 09:37 am (UTC)
My name is Christy, 22, from NYS. I never really know what to put on an introduction, but I have depression and anxiety. I should also say that I am wicked shy...

I should probably put more, but that's all I really have to say right now.
stalnaker Newbie1st-Mar-2011 05:48 pm (UTC)
Hello! My name is Mark, I am 48 years old, and I live in Newton, NC with my wife and daughter (9 years old).

I (and my wife as well) have a long-standing interest in radical feminism. Oddly enough, I found this site while reading an article in Radical Psychology (online journal)and learning about cosmetic surgery for female genitalia.

I am concerned for my daughter as she grows up on this misogynistic world.

I plan to share this site with her and my wife.

I hope that I can figure out how to navigate....

Take care!
callmejaded 9th-Mar-2011 08:33 am (UTC)
I'm a 24-year-old bisexual gal from St. Paul, Minnesota. I have been struggling with vaginismus for the past six years, five of which I spent in an unconsummated relationship with a man. I have never been able to have intercourse, wear tampons, or have a pap smear done because trying to insert something even as small as my own finger can cause me terrible pain. I found this community while doing a LJ search for women with similar experiences. I love the vagina love going down here and know it will be a great place for me to find additional support for my sexuality and sexual pain problems.

I am currently seeing a sex therapist at the University of Minnesota's Center for Sexual Health, seeing a physical therapist who specializes in pelvic floor disorders, attend a woman's sexual health group every week, own the self-help kit from vaginismus.com, and take Celexa for my anxiety. So I have been doing a lot of work and know I have come a long way, but there are still many improvements to be made, particularly in my attitudes towards my body and the anxieties I have about penetration in general.

I look forward to reading your experiences and sharing my own.

Much love,
Jade
deztic 27th-Mar-2011 05:28 am (UTC)
I'm a 23 year old chick from WI. I'm queer. I enjoy reading and learning about women's health topics when I'm not doing homework. I can't remember how I found this community; I've been lurking for months. But my interest in this great community of women opening dialogue and sharing information that isn't easily accessible compelled me to open a new LJ account. I closed my old one years ago.
Cheers!
translucentpink Hi!6th-Apr-2011 06:57 pm (UTC)
I'm Trish. I'm 25 living in Florida and a mommy to a great four month old son named Jacob. :) I heard about this place through a friend and thought I would have a look. It seems like this community has a lot to offer about feminine health which is good because I have a question!

tenderseptember 7th-Sep-2011 03:39 pm (UTC)
Hello!

I am nearly 25 (in December) and nearly a mom (within a week, really!). I am a sagittarius with a taurus moon and virgo rising. I am a housewife/fortune teller. I am married to a lovely Renaissance man who is two years younger than I am, and decades more wise than his age. We are living in Nova Scotia, Canada, but we are both from the province of Ontario.

I am interested in spirituality, especially for female empowerment, and I am thoroughly passionate about sex-positive education, cultural awareness and bringing back our humanity to a less indoctrinated state of being (I studied anthropology in university and this is definetly one result of that!).

I like to help others, it is one thing I am sure I am on this earth to do, and it is good to be doing it no matter where I am.

Peace!
supercrook 21st-Sep-2011 04:37 pm (UTC)
I've heard about this comm before, but the link that sent me here was by way of _survivors_. So hi!

I'm 18 and attending my first year of college in Maryland. I'm trans* and queer, a sexual abuse survivor, and studying the classics. Unpacking my whole heap of acquired baggage is leading me to become more aware of my own issues, to seek help regarding them, and to a position of being more sex-positive and sexually aware -- since I've recently moved to a new area for school, and am entering a new phase in reproductive health concerns and self-responsibility, joining up felt like a good idea.
d0ntblush 8th-Nov-2011 09:11 pm (UTC)
I'm Sharon, age 24 and I found this journal through one of my friend's journals (which has since been deleted).
666juggalette69 29th-Nov-2011 02:57 am (UTC)
Hello, I'm Alannah.
21 year old from New Hampshire.
I'm engaged to a wonderful man.
I have PCOS, or so my old doctor says (not sure I trust her word). Sadly lost a baby at 23 weeks pregnant.
Found this community on the spotlight, and it'll be nice to have a place to go when I have questions that I need answered and don't feel comfortable asking people in RL.
swirvel42 29th-Nov-2011 08:49 pm (UTC)
Hi!

My name is Marian. I'm 29 and live in Philadelphia, PA with my husband and son.

I'm an artist, poly, bi, confused, and into hardcore bdsm. I have depression (possibly of a bi-polar nature as well as mild anxiety).

I found this community on the spot light, and thought "OMG! This looks AMAZING!"
abovepoetics 29th-Nov-2011 10:50 pm (UTC)
Hi, I've been on this community before under different names. My name is Rach, I'm a queer rape crisis counsellor, nanny and author. I live with my girlfriend and our three dogs (the largest and dumbest of which is my own, and I love him. ... he's a lot like me actually, which might account for the clumsiness.) I'm always around to talk. <3
coloredink 30th-Nov-2011 06:45 am (UTC)
Hey hey,

I noticed that you mention Joani Blank's Femalia in the intro post to this comm, which made me laugh because I just so happen to work for her. Nice to know some people out there know who she is!

I'm 26, female-bodied, single, and live in Oakland, California, in the SF Bay Area. You can read about my adventures as Joani's personal assistant on tumblr: Not a Blank Book.

By the way, Femalia has been reprinted, so you no longer have to buy exorbitantly priced used copies. You can buy it from Last Gasp Press or ask your local vulva-friendly bookstore to order it for you.
she_of_emeralds in which I introduce myself1st-Dec-2011 12:58 pm (UTC)
I'm 45 and still pretty squeamish about sex, sexual parts and so on. I'm hoping to get less so. This certainly seems like the right place to do it! :)

I guess there isn't much else to say right now.
teprometo 2nd-Dec-2011 08:30 am (UTC)
I never go to the LJ front page, but I did today, and I found this great community.

I'm a 22-year-old Minnesotan linguist, feminist, equal rights activist, and food safety activist.

I author a feminist blog (on on LJ) and have been really interested in helping women improve their body image perception. This community is fantastic and uplifting. I'm happy it exists.

I'm on LJ in the first place due to fandom. I'm an avid Harry/Draco shipper and more recently I've fallen in love with Arthur/Merlin. If you ever want to chat fandom, here are the ones I know a lot about: Harry Potter, BBC Merlin, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, and anything Joss Whedon.

I like friends. All my best friends live in internetland.
teprometo 2nd-Dec-2011 08:35 am (UTC)
*(NOT on LJ)

I also can't type, apparently.

Since I'm here:

I forgot to mention that my first relationship was a year of emotional and sexual abuse that led to several more years of sexually abusive partners. So if you want to talk about spousal/intimate partner rape, I am here. It took a long time to come to terms with what was actually happening, and to this day the majority of people I've told have said it wasn't really rape. I know the feeling, and I want to help.
funkygreendog Helloooo!16th-Feb-2012 05:51 pm (UTC)
Sooo...I just found this community! Awesome! Just wanted to say hi and introduce myself!

I'm Anisa: writer, artist and food nerd. I am actually obsessed with uteri. I am writing a book called Dear Uterus and my blog is called The Dear Uterus Project (www.dearuterus.blogspot.com). Basically, I am writing about how uteri effect people as a whole, using a lot of personal experience, some feminism a little history and a lot more.

Oh and I love hearing people's stories about their own personal uterus (and their vaginapaginas!). Can't wait to read about what people are posting here!
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