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Anonymous 13034[Reply]

does anyone else here get UTIs all the time and they're so painful and they just won't go away
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Anonymous 13036

Make sure you wash your hands and toys before and after you masturbate. And any guy you fuck should be clean too.
Could also be kidney stones.

Anonymous 13038

I got one a few months ago, but I only really had it for two days because I drank a shitload of water and went to the bathroom every time I felt the need - that helps flush out the bacteria I hear. Maybe that could help anon. Hope yours goes away eventually, they're annoying and embarrassing af

Anonymous 13039

Yes. Especially when I was younger. Drink cranberry juice, drink water, take a bath, and go to the doctor.

Anonymous 13062

Yes - get yourself some d-mannose. I take it at the first hint of a twinge and any time I do anything like bike or have sex. It doesn't stop or happening every time,but it definitely does stop it happening most times!

Anonymous 13065

Try a women's probiotic. The one I'm using right now is up4. it has 10 billion CFUs and doesnt need to be refrigerated. another one I get when I have more money is Garden of Life's women's probiotic which has 85 billion CFUs but needs to be kept refrigerated. ive seen doctors, been as hygienic as possible and changed my diet but nothing helped except for probiotics. they are also good for your immune system anonita, I cannot shill them enough they have saved me


alt fashion in a more subtle way Anonymous 13054[Reply]

i want to dress in more alt style (especially punk/goth/egirl) but i don't want to go too extreme. what should i look for?

Anonymous 13060

casual goth fashio…

i'd search for things like 'casual goth fasion/style/clothes' etc
also look for information about how adult goths dress for work, it's usually more modest and not extreme

btw, i'd just go for the basic black clothes such as a tshirt (band tshirt, anime image, something alterative really) combined with a black skirt or (skinny) pants

add some alternative accessories or details that are typical for the style you wanna go for such as a tattoo choker or waist chain or heavy bracelets or whatever, big black boots

you'll look dark and alternative even when you don't overdo it

you can even add some white and still look alt if you add some darker make up

i'm not even alt anymore but i used to in highschool and that's how i did it basically

Anonymous 13061


Look up pastel goth! Some of the stuff is pretty but subtle.


Anonymous 12060[Reply]

I seen this girl posted on lolcow. Apparently she is heavily disliked because she posts in the body positive tags preaching about the struggles of beauty standards/body image while she looks like this.

The person who posted this says that the problem is not that this girl is skinny or pretty. The problem is that she is aware that she is skinny and pretty, has identified a space where people use her body type as an example of "societies idea of a perfect woman", and proceeds to post to that space showing off her body to stroke her ego.

I agree with the poster. I don't think it's right to hijack a movement based around struggling with image just to show off how well you fit the standard. It's incredibly obnoxious and she should just be honest about what shes really doing and stop pretending she has the same struggle as everyone else when some women literally die trying to acheive her "genetic" look.

What do you guys think?
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Anonymous 13033

she's definitely doing this for brownie points and is well aware that she is making people angry. it's almost trolling, in a way. definitely obnoxious

Anonymous 13041

jfc what a trainwreck of a post. there definitely is an issue with refugees from another imageboard here.
this girl looks like a normal thin girl, where do you all live that she looks "anorexic"? have you never seen thin people IRL? And what's with the seething about Billie's boobs jfc. Fix your blood sugar then go black to /ot/ please.

Anonymous 13056

>this girl looks like a normal thin girl
Nah she looks clearly underweight.. you can see her ribs and she has a thigh gap.

Anonymous 13057

thigh gap is more about bone structure though. I've always had one even at a healthy weight

Anonymous 13058

samefagging to clarify, I do think this girl is probably underweight tho lol


Anonymous 12980[Reply]

why does drinking a lot of coffee make my knees hurt? staying up to 6am has also sometimes made this happen. i like coffee sm tho!!

Anonymous 13053

Caffeine and lack of sleep are both triggers of restless legs syndrome which can feel like a soreness or itchiness in your knees and calves. Next time you feel this, see if moving your legs makes the feeling go away. If so, it's probably RLS.


Fat bitch hours, tips 2 lose weight Anonymous 12878[Reply]

Tired of being over 200lbs. Anyone have any ACTUAL good advice for starving? I hate being light headed all the time, it makes it hard to drive n shit. Also any advice for stomach pain would be mint. Also no body positivity bs, I’m here for it for other people just not me thnx.
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Anonymous 12988


How to not be fat 101

Make sure you understand different nutrition vocabulary:
- Carbohydrate: Refers to all 'sugar containing molecules' like Fiber, Starches, Glucose, Fructose, Sucrose, etc.
- Sugar: Added sugar (that white granular stuff) also known as monosaccharides and disaccharides. Common examples are Glucose, Fructose, and Sucrose
- Fiber: Mostly indigestible sugar structures, makes you feel physically "Full" but not satisfied long term.
- Starch: Chain of sugar molecules, also called polysaccharides. The body will break it apart into monosaccharides as needed.

- Unsaturated Fat: Fat from plants, very healthy. Liquid at room temperature.
- Saturated Fat: Fat from animals, unhealthy in large quantities due to increasing cholesterol.
- Trans Fat: Cancer causing human made fat. Avoid eating it at all costs. trans fats btfo

- Protein: Collectively referring to the amount of amino acids in food. There are a bunch of different types of amino acid that humans use and not all food has all the amino acids in its protein.

Key things to know:
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Anonymous 13006

You will not go into starvation mode, don't listen to this poster.
Eat 1000 calories a day if you want to lose very quickly, 1200 if you want to lose moderately. Since you're already very overweight, the pounds will come off quickly at first, and then you may plateau. But do not give up or think you are not making progress, just keep at the caloric deficit and you will get to your ideal weight.

Anonymous 13014

You gotta find what works best for you. I lost 17 kilos in the last year by eating around 1500 calories a day (not strictly measured, it's ok to eat out with friends sometimes or go over the limit, as long as you don't say "fuck it" and start eating everything in sight) and lifting weights 4-5 times a week. A moderate caloric deficit means you won't be hungry all the time (esp. if you fill up on veggies) and working out gives you control over how your weight distributes itself. It's also a good way to avoid sagging skin from losing weight too fast.

Anonymous 13019

Yes, but certain eating habits can decrease the bioavailability of the calories you take in.

Anonymous 13030

shouldnt you exercise before you eat so you burn more calories while eating?
thanks for the tips. going to lose 20 lbs with your technique. i hate lifting weights, ill skip that


abortions Anonymous 12757[Reply]

Hot topic, but what's your opinion of it? I don't like the fact that so many young people act like it's nothing, it's a quite serious topic with many angles to look at it from.
In my opinion abortions should be available until the 8th week, which is around the time the nervous system and brain reach a level of development where the fetus can be called "conscious".
Special circumstances should be available for rape victims.
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Anonymous 13009

Europe is not below replacement level. Some places even have higher rates than the US lately. It's just an excuse to import browns.

And even if it was, forcing births is not the right way to solve a declining population. Multiple unplanned children do more harm than good. Just look at all the countries that do that and see how inferior they are. The ones who reproduce the most in no-abortion places are ALWAYS the poor, the uneducated, the minorities.

Anonymous 13025

Abortion is a good thing, it should be free and available on demand

Anonymous 13026

>The ones who reproduce the most in no-abortion places are ALWAYS the poor, the uneducated, the minorities.
What's wrong with being any of those things?

Anonymous 13027

Their argument was that allowing abortions hurts the economy because people don't reproduce. That was just to explain that the demographic groups that do reproduce under no abortions laws aren't the type that help the economy.
Being uneducated is not good tho. Not for you or anybody. And I don't mean fancy upper education, just decent education at school and at home while growing up.

Anonymous 13029

Nice straw-man, did you build it yourself?


Anonymous 12620[Reply]

>Got a new job where I stand for 8 hours
>Feet stink when I come home
What should I do?
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Anonymous 12650

Anonymous 12974

>Feet stink when I come home
Might be a blessing in disguise if you have a bf who's into that stuff.

Anyway I use a little baby powder before I put on my socks and leave, and then if I come home from uni to lunch and I still have classes I put a little more of the talc under my socks. Then when I get home I usually shower and make sure I'm clean.

Anonymous 13003

Gotta just soak em after work

Anonymous 13021

Have a similar problem, just bought a foot cream from a pharmacy and no longer have that problem. Not a bad idea to wash them after getting back from work regardless.

Anonymous 13024

Wear fresh cotton socks everyday.
Are your shoes staying damp overnight? If so put a dry teabag in each of your shoes, this will help absorb any moisture (and odour).
Go to the pharmacy and ask about athletes foot spray or anti fungal cream just in case.
Wash feet after coming home from work and after exercising.
Good luck nona.


Anonymous 12693[Reply]

Have any anons gone blonde? What's the upkeep like? I want to do it but i'm kind of lazy. I would be starting off from a level 6 light brown. I feel like it would make a difference in my confidence though.
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Anonymous 12720

When you dye your hair, there's shampoos and conditioners that will help your hair not turn brassy https://www.byrdie.com/best-purple-shampoos-for-blonde-hair-4587044

Anonymous 12890

don't go full head as the upkeep is a pain. go to the best hairdresser you can afford and get balayage or something similar that can be grown out

Anonymous 12982

Nice, I'm a level 40 paladin

Anonymous 13000

I went accidentally blonde this way. I had light brown hair and kept getting lighter and lighter balayages. Don't know how to feel about it, I definitely get more compliments but blonde doesn't match my self-image and personality.

Anonymous 13022

just grow your hair out a bit and gradually transition back


Mild Drinking Problem/Alcoholism Thread Anonymous 11653[Reply]

Take your shit attitude to lolcow. This is a comfy help thread.

I don't know if I have full on alcoholism yet but I'm getting there. I am 20, too young to buy alcohol in the U.S. but always manage to get my hands on it, which really worries me. If I don't have it, I am not ever happy. In fact I am often extremely depressed and will self harm, which is why alcohol feels so necessary. My goal is to one day make sobriety my most desirable state so that I won't need to drink.
I think it's lowered my immune system quite a bit because I got a UTI after a heavy binge with friends. That is a sign to stop drinking as it can irritate my bladder, but I just had 2 beers tonight. Really upset with myself.

How are the anonettes coping? How often/how much do you drink? Can you be happy or content without it? And most importantly, are you getting help?

Anonymous 11654

i don't use alcohol specifically, just anything i can get my hands on. i really don't like alcohol but drink if i have nothing else. i wouldn't call it a mild addiction but i have a really stressful life and don't experience enjoyment of anything or calm, ever, unless i'm not sober or just a little 'enhanced' by substances.

Anonymous 11655

I used to drink heavily once a week in social settings. I couldnt not be drunk because im really awkward and didnt really have fun with the people i hanged around with. If i couldnt drink for some reason i would just go home. It didnt help with my anxiety and shit tho because id just feel horrible about being cringy/social the next few days. But i couldnt help myself.
I stopped now. Dont really drink ever. I dont feel like i have to because i have met some new people and got a boyfriend who are good company without alcohol. I dont feel the need to get drunk with them even if they are drinking (although i dont really like being around drunk people, never have but i didnt notice that most people were drunk too while i was drunk)

Anonymous 13018

I'm trying to stop. I've made a rule that I can only drink Friday and Saturday but it still feels degenerate considering I get drunk off of 2-3 beers. I always say really stupid shit to my friends too. I just fucking wish I could enjoy things without it.

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any miners with skin picking/excoriation disorder/dermiotilliomania? Anonymous 12858[Reply]

>how long have you had it?
>where/what do you pick?
>how does it make you feel?
>any coping mechanisms/tips?

Anonymous 12859

I do that thing where I pluck hair and put it on my tongue. Ive slowly gotten better but the hair on the front left of my head is visibly thinner from the whole process.
I started wearing a beanie to prevent me from doing it, a little barrier to entry helped me realize when I was doing it (since the muscle memory was jarred) and I think helped me do it less overall. Not sure if that would help with dermiotilliomania.

Anonymous 12860

>how long have you had it?
It’s been a habit since I was a kid and I’ve mostly outgrown it besides me picking at my cuticles/skin around the nail or the occasional scab when I’m anxious
>where/what do you pick?
Growing up I had eczema and I remember always picking and peeling off large layers of skin from my knees, inner elbows and especially the skin behind my ears. It was weird because they never bled or felt sore but there was always some kind of liquid-y substance left after
>how does it make you feel?
The picking itself was a self soothing technique I guess, but it made me extremely insecure and growing up with eczema was very difficult to say the least
>any coping mechanisms/tips?
I apply many layers of nail polish until it’s thick enough to peel off - just make sure it’s completely dry (I wait an hour) between coats otherwise it won’t peel. I don’t like peeling base coats because it tends to come off too easily and rids the joy of picking it but that could possibly work for someone else. I also find wearing rings being able to twist and play with them on my finger, anything to keep my hands busy. It’s mostly not a problem for my anymore though since my eczema break outs are under control after fixing my diet/finding products that work for me.

Anonymous 12945


>how long have you had it?
i have had it since i could remember

>where/what do you pick?

it all started with my nails, the skin surrounding my nails, cuticles, scabs, scalp, and lip skin. When I entered puberty, I started picking on my face or any other bump that would appear on my body. I also started getting a lot of pimples on my head and I would just repeatedly pick at a pimple before it would heal completely. I am pretty sure if i shaved my head, it would be scarred. I also recently started picking my shoulders a bit, but its all getting better and I dont do it as much as I used to (i would still get episodes though)

>how does it make you feel?

the fixation that comes with it honestly feels good, but afterwards i would feel this heavy feeling of uglyness. When I was little, I would pick at my nails untill they were stubs, and it felt nice because I was so fixated on it, and it just felt good to do it. I welcomed any pain because I associated the pain with the problem going away like it was a cost or something. Even if I bled, I kept going. I would be left with jaggedy nails, and I would feel regretful and ugly afterwards. It was even worse with my lips, because constantly feeling roughness or skin hanging out made me want to "smooth it out". Thats really what I was doing most of the time, just smoothing my imperfections out. I think puberty was the absolute worst, I felt so disgusting and when I tried to not pick my face, I would go back to my nails and scalp and I couldn't stop… I think the worst thing that has happened though was when my face was starting to get an infection, my face was always warm and red. The antibiotics really helped. Thank God though that this was during a time that I was recovering from my habits, so my face is healing very nicely :)
and now for the past 2 years I have been getting way better through recognizing my own patterns, and I just started going to therapy which has been helping too. I can actually let my nails grow out and they are now so long and strong!! It makes me so happy that nails look prettier than before.

>any coping mechanisms/tips?

I have recovered very nicely, for someone who has been doing this for years. I hope that this can help any other miners going through what I am going through :3

>I avoid an
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Anonymous 12971

>how long have you had it?
I've been pulling out my hair since age 7, picking at my skin since age 10ish. I'm in my mid 20s now.
>where/what do you pick?
face, scalp, sometimes back, chest, fingertips, or toes. I basically pick on blemishes such as acne, hangnails, calluses. Mostly harmless. I pick on pimples until they start to bleed a little bit, though.
>how does it make you feel?
Idk, kinda gross if I do it too much, but kinda satisfying in moderation?
>any coping mechanisms/tips?
Not really lol. If you aren't doing to the point where you're causing serious injury, I think it's no big deal. Stressing over it probably will just make you do it more lol. The important thing is to keep your hands and fingernails nails clean to avoid infections. I do think it also helps to do what you can to keep your skin clear, especially if you pick on acne like I do.

Anonymous 13017

>how long have you had it?
Can't remember specifically, but since childhood
>where/what do you pick?
Mostly the sides of nails and skin on the sides of nails. I get extremely sensitive and uncomfortable over having anything but very short and rounded nails for some reason, if they are edgy in any way it bothers me a lot.
I have keratosis pilaris where some hair on my legs is spiraled into a tiny bump and sometimes I also get urges to unravel them (which damages the surrounding skin a bit).
Rarely I'll randomly bite inside my mouth for similar reasons but this is much easier to control.
>how does it make you feel?
It helps destress and feels satisfying when I do it, but I also feel anxious/ashamed because it leaves damage. Sometimes my hands or feet feel a bit sore because I picked off too much of my nails, or I have some small scars on my legs, and I feel bad about the way it looks.
>any coping mechanisms/tips?
Since I mostly do it (somewhat unconsciously) when stressed, I guess general stress management stuff helps. I try to not look too closely at my legs now because the bumps aren't that noticeable at a distance. Still struggling with the nails thing because I don't like to keep my hands or feet covered and I can feel it when my nails get long, which makes me feel compelled to cut (too much of) them.

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