things i needed to hear in health class:
- puberty might make you squishier and its ok
- vaginas have a smell and it’s a ok
- all kinds of people with all kinds of bodies have gr8 sex
- genitals do not all look the same and variety is rad
- people have stretch marks sometimes
- people have pimples on their butts sometimes
- people have cellulite sometimes
- gender =/= sex
- sex =/= scary danger FEAR
- bodies aren’t scary or gross or sacred
- everything is ok
It’s been a really long time since I answered any questions, I’m sorry for that. I’m just too busy. Summers are nothing but work and sleep for me, always have been. Plus, there’s just so many negative messages that I don’t feel like sorting through to get to the real questions.
Hopefully I’ll feel up to answering soon. In the mean time, my FAQ pages might help a few of you who’s questions I glanced over.
I don’t have any experience with IUDs. Maybe someone who knows something about them will answer in the notes?
The entire menstrual cup is worn internally. I don’t recommend “shoving” it inside of you, you need to be kind of gentle when you insert it. Its really not as hard as it sounds since cups are made of soft silicone.
It’s ok to skip a few periods when you’re young, no worries. But if it’s really bothering you you could talk to a doctor.
It is possible for a small tear in your hymen to occur, but if you get the right size cup for your body and are very careful it doesn’t have to happen.
Even if a tear did occur, the hymen heals really quickly.
Switching to a menstrual cup was one of the best things I’ve ever done for my health and I highly recommend it.
I don’t really know how you could slow down your development. Maybe if you talked to your doctor about it they could do some hormone therapy to stunt the growth, but not many doctors agree to things like that. I wish I had something better to say, but I don’t know.Oh and hi :)