May 19th, 2011



Have you any one of you taking the gardisal shot? Is it really important? Just asking cause I went to the doctor today and she wanted me to take them but I said no cause I hate shots and an hypochondriac.
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Anonymous post: Discharge changes around friends?

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Hello to all! I'd like to apologize in advance for any inadvertent overshare and/or stupid questions. I'm 24, not sexually active, but interested in understanding my own body a little better. I've recently started paying attention to my daily vaginal secretions, and have noticed that I tend to get wetter, as it were, around my friends. After hanging out and chatting for however long, when I hit the bathroom, I've inevitably ended up with "more" in my underwear than when I spend a day alone. It varies from being milky to stretchy/egg-whitey, and occasionally my underwear is just damp, not from secretions, maybe from sweat? This has been nagging at me as a straight-identified woman: am I becoming aroused around my friends? Does my body know something I don't? I don't feel "horny" around my girlfriends, and I don't think I have repressed feelings for them (although would I really know if I was repressing something?), so I'm kind of stumped on why the excess discharge. I'm hyper-aware of my vagina around my friends now, trying to monitor what I'm doing and/or feeling, and matching it with what ends up in my panties. Obviously, this is an odd question to ask my circle of friends, so I hoped one of the lovely VPers here could provide some insight. Thanks in advance!
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switching pill time from 10pm to 11am for a few days - how to do it?

Hullo VPers!

In three weeks I'm going to change the time I take my HBC at for a few days. I usually take it at 10pm, but I'm going to Bonnaroo (music festival) and I think the best option is going to be for me to take it around 11am instead. Taking it at night would require me to remember it while I'm out having fun at shows, plus bringing the pills into the main festival area (through security) would be really problematic.

I'm currently in the middle of my placebo week, so I'll be starting the new pack on Sunday. The ones that I'll need to take in the morning will be the last three pills of the pack, which might work out well, I suppose.

What does anybody suggest as the best way to go about rearranging my pill-taking times for those days?

Since I'll be taking them earlier in the day, is it okay to just take them at that time or do I have to somehow back the times up gradually? And then when I go to start the next pack - is it okay to take the first pill of that pack at my usual 10pm, or since that would technically be late based on when I will have taken the last active pill, would I be compromising the effectiveness and running a risk that those extra hours will give my ovaries time to wake up?

Oh, and while I'm here - does anyone else find that their withdrawal bleeds take a while to show up? I just started bleeding today (been taking inactive pills since Sunday night). I'm surprised it took it so long to start. And if anyone else is the same way, how long do they last? I have plans on Sunday that I would rather not bleed all over, but now that I didn't manage to start bleeding until today I'm worried that I'm going to still be leaking on Sunday.