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When did you get your first period? Anonymous 4796[Reply]

As the title says.
I have a friend that has an 8yo daughter and she already has hairs under her arms. My friend is a little bit freaked out because she doesn't want her 8yo to get her period yet. I mean, who would want that?
I got mine when I was 11 or 12, and so did my friend. Do you guys think this is genetic? We've read stuff online about it but we want to hear your opinion. Also she has gone to the doc before and even though her daughter is not showing any "puberty signs", the doctor said that nowadays is normal to get their period earlier than before.
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Anonymous 14414

I thought I got it when I was 13 but it was haemorrhoids
I got it at 14, irregularly
Lost it at 15 because of sports and stress
It got regular at my current age, 18

Anonymous 14418

I was 15 years old. I am one of the lucky ones :)

Anonymous 14420

Sorry if it was a weird question! I asked because I also went to an all girls school and all the girls that got theirs late were also Japanese.

Anonymous 14438

I got mine when i was 13, was too scared/ashamed to bring the subject up to my dad (mom died when i was younger, my dad never really discussed feminine hygiene stuff up to that point) for a month or two so i stole some pads when i was at my friend's house and looked up how to use them.
Later when i told him he went out and bought a large pack of pads from Tesco and hid it in case my brothers would make fun of me.
I still remember catching him googling how to handle this stuff later that day lol he was very flustered, but he was generally a shy man and i suspect that i may have inherited my mild asperger's from him.

Anonymous 14444

I got boob lumps at 8 years old (me and my sisters called them "quarters" because it felt like a big coin under your skin lol) but no period until like 12 years old. I think I had hair well before period too… but can't remember. I wouldn't worry about it.


Anonymous 14435[Reply]

hello idk if this post is for /adv/ or here its just I wanted to ask.
Can I just take bc pills whenever I want? Like can I take them for a month then quit for 2 or smth and then another month?

Anonymous 14436

I think this is fine but I'm not a doctor. Probably shouldn't do it too often though.

Anonymous 14437

Anonymous 14439

Idk if they're all the same, but for what I have been on you have to take it for at least 7 days for it to be effective.
So, yeah. As long as you've taken it for the first week you should be okay

Anonymous 14440

Ive been to several doctors that all have told me that you can take bc pills perpetually. As in, you can take them everyday and it's fine for your body.
I, for example, choose to take mine continuously because I'm at risk for ovarian cysts, so not ovulating at all is the safest option for me.


Skincare General Anonymous 431[Reply]

Post your skincare questions, routines, recommendations, rants, raves, product recs, etc.

I'll start with my routine that's finally working for me:

Thayer's unscented witch hazel (as a toner)
COSRX Oil-Free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion
CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion

Pond's cold cream cleanser
Thayer's witch hazel toner
Cosrx BHA Blackhead Power Liquid (leave on for 15 minutes)
Oil cleanse with mineral oil
Remove with Pond's cold cream cleanser
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Anonymous 14399

Yeah I think maybe I'll try to use the retinol only once every 2 days

Anonymous 14403


honestly anons, I'm tired. I'm almost 30 and I still get pretty bad acne on my lower half of my face. I have tried fixing my diet, simple skincare, etc.

…and in recent weeks I've just…stopped. Despite having extremely dry and dehydrated skin (feels like paper, flakes, etc., but despite that looks extremely shiny and rough), I don't even use lotion anymore because I'm so afraid of not knowing what it is that's breaking me out. And I go days without putting anything on my face, yet I still break out.
Tretinoin? I tried for probably 6 months and I ended up chickening out because I heard some stories about it negatively affecting the skin.

I don't want to go on some sort of pill to fix my acne but I look so genuinely disgusting that I'm now genuinely getting afraid. The only thing keeping me comfortable is that now I have an excuse to literally ONLY wear a mask around other people and never take it off.

Anonymous 14404

What products do you use? How did you change your diet?

Anonymous 14416

I only have a mattifying toner and a standard face wash to go with it.
OPs routine seems a lot, am I doing it wrong?

Anonymous 14419

Less is more in my experience.


Small Breasts Thread Anonymous 3427[Reply]

Let's discuss our thoughts on our small breasts and offer solutions and bra recommendations. Please, no derailing with people saying how we have it "easy" or anything like that.

>How has having small breasts affected your body image and confidence?

>Do you believe breast augmentation is alright?
>Do you prefer going braless?
>What are your favorite types of bras, if you wear bras?
>Do you care about having cleavage or not?
>If you have been berated for having small breasts, how have you coped?
>What are your favorite aspects of having small breasts?
>What's your favorite breast type visually?
>Any other advice for other small-breasted ladies, stories related to your small breasts, etc.
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Anonymous 14394

I've thought some about my post over the evening. Still unsure; but I do know that I sometimes wish I could have some cute bras/tops to wear rather than just being so comfy without. Seems like a strange thing to be enviable of, no?

Anonymous 14395

Why? There's nothing wrong with wanting to be cute. Have a look at Mimi Holliday and similar brands. They do very cute things. Even if you can't find a bra you like, you can get a cute vest or camisole to wear as lingerie.

Anonymous 14396

>There's nothing wrong with wanting to be cute.
I have a very hard time trying to let go of hangups I have from childhood over this. I was very introverted and hated any part of my body that showed I was a girl.

But those are my hangups, not yours lol. Thank you for the ideas to check out

Anonymous 14402

>people have called men interested in me pedos quite a bit kek or fat girls saying i look like a little boy
Did they say these things right in front of you or were these online comments?

Anonymous 14405

both, more so online since i got out of high school though


Tips for quitting BC pill Anonymous 14245[Reply]

Hey miners, my husband's vasectomy is going to be scheduled soon, so that means I can finally stop taking the demonpills (a.k.a. Lutera) and I am wondering if anyone can share their experience coming off of them? (BC in general if not specifically Lutera)

I have been taking them for about 4 years. I know they make me gain weight. (I used to top out at 120lbs, but now I cannot get myself under 140 with regular exercise/dieting) They also destroyed my sex drive. Though they got rid of my back/chest acne so I am not looking forward to its resurgence.

I have read horror stories about women becoming suicidal for a year after going off the pill, or turning into someone they don't recognize because the pills altered their hormone balance for so long. Anyone have some wisdom/experience/warning/tips for me?
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Anonymous 14314

Ugh, good to know- I have heard that sometimes it's the first couple months that are the worst. Did you see the issue drop off a bit after that period?

I didn't go on the pill specifically for skin issues, but I did have pretty moderate but annoying chest/back acne beforehand that totally went away with the pill.

If you have any tips for combatting body acne in particular I would love to hear em.

Anonymous 14339

you're welcome
>I definitely think that the pill lowered my sex drive considerably
then I think it will come back after you go back on it and you have that to look forward to <3

actually I had some body acne after I went off now that I think about it, and benzoyl peroxide wash did the trick
Panoxyl is too harsh to use on the face IMO, but good for the body
CeraVe's benzoyl peroxide was was good for my face, didn't dry it out or irritate it

Anonymous 14371

i wish i could help out more, i have practically resigned to the fact i will always have breakouts because personally my acne is hormonal. it makes a huge difference in my life self esteem wise to be on the pill but i feel like it will never be worth it considering i haven't even been sexually active in almost three years. typically benzoyl treatments like >>14339 said. carbs and refined sugars are notoriously inflammatory, drink water, get a good nights rest. i am sure you have heard it all before! godspeed

Anonymous 14376

I suffered from terrible migraines when I was on a low estrogen pill. I ended up getting the Nexplanon implant when I was 17 and I'm on my second one. I no longer have periods but I get phantom cramps from time to time. Honestly best decision I ever made

Anonymous 14401

>I no longer have periods
Wow, you're lucky. It made me bleed continuously for weeks until I just took it out. Sucks about the cramps though.


At what age dis you start to menstruate? Anonymous 14320[Reply]

How old were you when you first started to menstruate? I was 15.
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Anonymous 14337

I got mine at 17. It was so embarrassing going to an all-girls high school and not getting it until so late compared to my classmates. Now I wish I didn't have it lmao, shit sucks

Anonymous 14341

…are you Japanese by any chance?

Anonymous 14343

I got mine when I was 15 and I thought I could run away from it untill my 20s. I wish I was you, when I started to menstruate my flow was so heavy as if it was pouring all the missed menses from the eyars I didn't had a period.

Anonymous 14349

Stupid early. I have a very vivid memory of looking down on Ariel-print panties and seeing blood. Was 8 or 9. Tried putting in a tampon one (1) time, and have been on pads for 25 years.
I'm also crazy jealous. Hitting puberty that early made me so bulliable. I was suddenly this gorilla in a sea of little humans. Some days I don't think I ever recovered from it.

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Anonymous 14311[Reply]

Anyone here living with genital herpes? How do you treat outbreaks?If you don't have it how would you react to a date telling you they do? What if they didn't disclose it? I got it from a non disclosure.

Anonymous ## Cleanup crew 14319

Moved to >>>/nsfw/6466.


Anonymous 13099[Reply]

my bf keeps popping his zits. sometimes he even calls me to look at him squeeze out the pus and blood. he says i'm the weird one for not popping mine and just letting them dry by themselves. my questions are the following:
i. what does he mean by this?
ii. is he right?
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Anonymous 13106

I pop my own pimples and it doesn’t make a difference in scarring for me. In fact, if I don’t pop some of them, they will turn into full-blown deep cysts and possibly spread and create more cysts.

Anonymous 13643

I tried not popping pimples once and one of the pimples I didn't pop grew into the biggest and nastiest pimple I ever had and gave me an awful dark scar full of those little pits. After it popped, the stretched skin on the pimple remained loose and baggy for weeks, until it glued back into whatever is under it.
Amazingly, soon after a pimple just like it showed up on the other side of my face, and I didn't pop it, and the same thing happened again.

Anonymous 14203

I used to pop pimples on my ex bfs back. It hurt him alot but he liked it for some reason.

Anonymous 14289

>i. what does he mean by this?
it's "oddly satisfying"
>ii. is he right?
it is oddly satisfying but not good, leaves scars, and promotes the zit getting re-infected and having a worse pimple come up in the same spot

you're right, he should just leave them alone and maybe use a wash with benzoyl peroxide or something if he really has a problem with zits

Anonymous 14292

I check my face carefully daily and squeeze spots as soon as I notice them, then put on acne patches to get the rest out if needed. I don’t see the advantage of letting the spot get bigger and more painful when it is going to burst anyway. It could have healed in the time you let it grow. And earlier squeezing means a smaller hole to heal.

The only ones I leave are cysts from eating foods I’m allergic to and that’s only because they aren’t fully formed yet. Once the pus is fully formed after a day or so, then I can squeeze it and it goes away. If I try to squeeze before that, it doesn’t go away and is more likely to leave a scar from all the squeezing skin damage.


Anonymous 7789[Reply]

Do you stretch? Stretchers post your stretching routines.
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Anonymous 7820

Good channel for stretching routines.

Anonymous 14278

Reviving this thread. How does one become more flexible and be able to do the splits (frontwards and sideways splits)

Anonymous 14279


get one of these

Anonymous 14280

thanks anon. what are they called so i can buy it online?

Anonymous 14281

Splits stretcher


breast augmentation Anonymous 14230[Reply]

Can you go from a 36B to a J cup?
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Anonymous 14234


I'm sure it's possible but it'll look really unnatural.

Anonymous 14237

Have you measured yourself using the r/abrathatfits guide? A true 36B is pretty rare. More likely you are a 32D at least. That's 2 cup sizes there, though probably 3. Next, go on birth control for a few months are you will get another cup to take you to about 32F. As for the remaining cups, you can either get implants (probably need about 800cc) or you can wait until you gradually increase with age or more rapidly with pregnancy.

Anonymous 14239

You should consider losing weight instead anon. Implants have to be replaced anyways.

Anonymous 14242

is there any way to naturally increase breast size without the use of birth control?

Anonymous 14243

Gain weight, pregnancy, aging

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