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Anonymous 7323[Reply]

Does anyone have dental fluorosis? What treatments worked to fix it? Does teeth whitening work or would that make the fluorosis stand out more?


Anonymous 7262[Reply]

Was there any bleeding the first time you had sex? Have you ever used tampons/masturbated/had some form of penetration before that? Does age have to do with it (i.e. hymen wearing away over time)?
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Anonymous 7307

I stained the sheets a little, and afterwards I bled for days. One day I went to the bathroom and suddenly started bleeding a whole lot. I kept bleeding a little bit afterwards each time we had sex. Had to wear daily panty liners for a while.
I looked it up and it was supposed to be normal, but I'm not sure if I got hurt or if he was just too big.
Losing my virginity was the second most painful thing I've ever experienced.

Anonymous 7308

That's it, I'm never going to have sex.

Anonymous 7309

Don't say that. It was a bumpy start but it didn't stop me from wanting to have sex. Even with all that it was very enjoyable and I wanted to do it as often as possible.

Anonymous 7318

I was in my early twenties my first time. It hurt a bit but I wouldn't call it painful. It felt like I expected it to, I guess. But I was pretty comfortable at the time. I had never used tampons or really inserted anything substantial into myself before. I don't recall bleeding afterwards.

Anonymous 7319

I didn't bleed at all (I was 20). I used tampons before I started having sex, but I could never fit a dildo up there (still can't unless I recently had sex either).
I do believe that the hymen does wear away over time, but I think it was more due to my tampon use than anything else


Giving up vices/ bad habits: advice, support, celebration Anonymous 7240[Reply]

What vices are you trying to leave behind? Why? Let us know and let's help and support eachother.

Some starting points :
>What are you giving up/stopping?
>How long have you gone without so far?
>What are you struggling with?
>What's helped you the most?
>what victories have you made?
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Anonymous 7247

>Is the soda stream easy to use/clean?

Dead easy. The most time I spend on it is when I change the cartridge and even that takes like 2 minutes tops. There's not really a lot of cleaning, I wipe it down occasionally and disinfect the nozzle but it's not really a big deal, only water touches it and even if you use their syrups, those go in after you fizzed it. I also don't drink from their branded bottles (they come with the device and are necessary because they have to fit correctly), I just use them to fizz and then pour the water into my glass drinking bottle.

I love having the machine, it's so convenient. I live on the 4th floor without an elevator and buying beverages is a drag. If your place has hard water, you should also invest in a water filter, but they're cheap. Where I used to live, the water was terrible and had to be filtered to taste good, but I've moved and now the water is great! It really makes a big difference.

>It's kind of inspiring to know that it's possible to keep ones vices in check and it doesn't have to be all or nothing for everyone. Kind of jealous tbh.

Haha no, I still suck at keeping myself in check. Whenever I did get weed, I went overboard and smoked it much sooner than intended. First I tried to control myself by giving half of it to a friend so I'd have to ask her if I wanted the rest, but I was still frustrated with how much I thought about it knowing I could have it anytime. So since then I've only bought small amounts (like 1-3 grams each time) and I don't have a dealer, so I only get weed when I coincidentally meet a smoker who will connect me or sell me some of their own, which takes months in between buys. My social reclusiveness is saving my ass here. I think alcohol is way harder to quit; I've dated both a stoner and an alcoholic and both were awfully addicted but the alcoholic had a much easier time hiding his addiction, being drunk, and buying it, compared to smoking weed which leaves more traces and is still harder to get (illegal country)

Anonymous 7312

well done, anon! keep up the good work. I love your journaling idea

Anonymous 7313

wow that's quite the turnaround going from daily to just a few times this year

Anonymous 7314


junk food. I am addicted to it and often binge until I feel sick. I choose a lot of junk that makes me feel awful and aggravates my IBS, breaks me out and generally makes me lethargic. It makes my hard so much more difficult than it needs to be. some days I wake up and just eat 10 cookies instead of a normal breakfast. later I'd eat toast and then finish off the cookies. maybe later I'll eat a huge bag of crisps. I rarely eat fruit and veg. some days I will go on a health kick and drink green smoothies and forget the junk but the cravings and dislike of healthy food pulls me back.

in the past I've gone maybe a week without ANYTHING that my body reacts badly to (this includes all highly processed food including wheat) I felt great after those 7 days but couldn't keep it up unfortunately

nothing has helped me really but I'm going to try the journaling to observe my emotions thing another anon mentioned. I usually binge when I feel sad or bored, it's comfort eating I suppose.

I really want to be healthy and eat a balanced diet. I'm going to try and learn to cook (I have NO idea how to) and have a bunch of healthy meals I can turn so I can plan my meals because now the complete lack of structure is another reason I eat so poorly.

Anonymous 7315

I meant makes my life much harder than it needs to be especially the physical reactions


K-pop diets Anonymous 7290[Reply]

I can't help but feel jealous when I see how skinny k-pop idols are. They looks so cute in about every type of clothes.
How can they stay so slim while also maintaining youthful skin and healthy hair, and having enough energy to dance?
On top of that Koreans are the "biggest" Asians, many female idols are over 170cm with larger frames, so it's not like they're naturally petite either (e.g. see pic).

How much do you think they eat per day?
Does anybody know how they exercise to avoid getting bulky muscles?
Have any of you ever tried one of those k-pop diets?
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Anonymous 7296

lol kpop diets are a joke. if you're that desperate just go full anachan

kpop idols (via their agencies) probably have access to top of the line skincare products not to mention plastic surgery & hair clip -ins/wigs + the fact that most asians genetically hold more fat than others in their face so they'll never look malnourished facial-wise

idols practice dance, which is a full body exercise like hiit cardio so its slims down fat all around the body instead of in certain places doing regular exercise. if you wanna look like them id suggest developing a calorie deficit and doing one of those

Anonymous 7301

>lol kpop diets are a joke. if you're that desperate just go full anachan
Well, I would like to know what or how much exactly they eat so that I can copy that…

Anonymous 7302

I listened to a radiolab podcast a while back that interviewed someone who underwent kpop training. This was in the transcript:
>SARAH WOLFGANG: Like, they wanted us to lose weight. So we would wake up at, like, 4:00 or 5:00 a.m. in the morning and then go hiking.
>ALEXANDRA: Sarah says after the hike they'd come back, eat breakfast.
>SARAH WOLFGANG: Which usually consisted of lettuce.
>ALEXANDRA: Then they'd have dance classes, singing classes.

Anonymous 7303

If you really want to lose weight anon, there's no need to follow a gimmicky diet. Just eat less calories.

Anonymous 7305

Just do CICO and lift weights friend. 1500 calories is probably a good start, adjust as necessary. Lifting won't make you bulky unless you do really big weights and eat a lot.
Personally I wanted to get slender legs with tight gap so I did a caloric deficit and uphill biking for 1 month and got great results. My bike was very heavy so that added extra weight. The good thing about weight exercises is that you keep more shape than you would with just dieting. So sometimes I get a bit fatter but never lose my new tight gap because I built my legs' muscles. By only dieting you build nothing, you just get rid of everything and end with two shapeless sticks.


Anonymous 7138[Reply]

Makeup is fakeup?

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Anonymous 7144

Unless you have "under makeup vision" then no, or if you're trying to pass of your skin as being perfectly airbrushed/lips and cheeks being naturally rosey, eyelashes being naturally long, etc then yes

Anonymous 7298

It burns me how common and expected it is for a woman to hide her true looks. Some companies even have the nerve to have make up as part of company uniform. Why should I lie to others about my face? Why should I hide all the slight imperfections that make us human? Why should I have to "feel" beautiful in public to boost my self esteem?
All the thousands people waste, the hours, the damage done to the skin and all those people who crash their cars trying to put it on on their way to work. What for? Empty validation. Vanity.
And they push it on to kids from an early age…


Breast Implants/General Plastic Surgery Anonymous 3999[Reply]

Does anyone here have breast implants? How did they affect your life? Do they hurt? Do they even feel like your own body? Has anyone here ever considered a boobjob?

Do most men consider fake breasts normal now? More and more young girls are getting them and male oriented media is dominated by women with implants. I’m pretty sure most men can’t tell the difference.

All plastic surgery discussion is welcome. Please stay reasonable and open minded, and don’t try to talk others into stuff they don’t want.
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Anonymous 7169

What do you have against fatties with implants?

Anonymous 7282

because they look disproportionate and unusual in shape a lot of times

Anonymous 7286


tbh implants with a fit body always looked ridiculous to me. Something about the low BF makes the tits look especially disproportionate to their body.
>pic related. can't help but wonder how she'd look like with a more proportionate chest.

Anonymous 7287

female bodybuilders get implants because the combination of low bf, developed pecs and steroids leaves them with "weird" looking chests they want to hide. although its less of a big deal now so you see younger female lifters not bother getting them

Anonymous 7297


DO NOT FALL FOR THIS MEME. fake boobs are hard, plastic, and are VERY EASY to tell apart from real ones.


Diet Thread Anonymous 6210[Reply]

Who here is on a /diet/?

I'm 5'4 and 165lb and trying to lose some weight. I started a diet yesterday. Trying to eat lots of veg and lean proteins and keeping my total calorie intake below 800.I'm so hungry tho
How's your diet going?
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Anonymous 7256

Anyone not entirely sure when they want to stop losing weight? I feel like I only want to lose maybe 4 more lbs but losing weight is kinda fun?
Is this the danger zone

Anonymous 7257


5'7 here at 56.5kg. Want to get down to 52kg.
This is for accountability. Godspeed you all.

Anonymous 7258

why do you want to be so underweight? have you thought about stopping at 118lbs (53.6kg) to be borderline underweight?

Anonymous 7260

I never thought it would be, but OMAD feels really good and is not hard like it sounds (drinking lots of fluids, especially something like coffee w/ half & half during the day makes it effortless). The results are great too. Would recommend.

Anonymous 7269

I think this girl is a pornstar


The X Effect Anonymous 1[Reply]

The X Effect started on reddit as a method of forming habits and building willpower.

The idea is to track the habit you want to form for 49 days on a 7x7 grid. Each day you cross off a box if you did the thing, and you try and keep the chain of X's going for the whole 7 weeks. The theory is if you can do something every day for 7 weeks then you can keep doing it.

I've been using it to form basic morning/night routines and it's been really helpful, not only for motivation but also for accountability and tracking my progress. Have any of you tried this before?
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Anonymous 6918

How did your first month go?

Anonymous 7266

Just want to bless this entire OP because getting into this was the single most beneficial thing at helping me move forward and deal with my depression and I can't recommend it enough to you all, so bump bump bump

Anonymous 7281

thanks for bumping. I hadn't seen this thread before but now I'm inspired and I'm gonna try this out! I would like to track healthy eating habits

Anonymous 7288

This has really been helping me. But I've realized once I go past 4-5 things I start dropping the difficult ones and then just dropping all but the easiest. Anyone else have this problem or am I just lazy? (or both?)

Anonymous 7289

That may be from trying to form too many habits at once. Why not focus on 3-4 for the first 7 week cycle and then evaluate later?


Nuva Ring Anonymous 7235[Reply]

Anyone here use the nuva ring? What are your thoughts?

I've been using it for about four months now. Its my first time using birth control and I'm pretty content with it. I've skipped my period twice with it. The first time I had spotting and the second (now) I'm having cramps but it might be because of something else.

Anonymous 7237

Yay, a BC thread!
I used to really like it, but I had to get off it because insurance reasons and my lack of a steady relationship meant I was using condoms anyway when I was having sex

Any anons who are super forgetful with taking a pill everyday (like me) but don't want/need to rely on barrier methods, the nuva ring is great 10/10 would recommend.

Anonymous 7285

I never considered the nuva ring! glad to hear its working so well for you, I was on the shot for a few months but it fucked up my fat distribution a little, and now that i'm off of it my period is quite wonky. All in all the depo shot was an okay experience. I'd love to just not get a period, on the shot I would have 3 week long periods.


Rant and Rave Thread Anonymous 7283[Reply]

Wanted to make a separate thread from >>313 for talking about skincare and makeup products specifically. What are you using?What products do you swear by? What do you absolutely avoid?

Anonymous 7284


I went to ULTA the other day and bought some stuff I was really satisfied with.
>Urban Decay Stay Naked foundation
Absolutely amazing. I bought it in shade 30NN and it feels very light and provides good medium coverage. Before I was using Tarte Amazonian Clay, but it's a bit too thick for my liking. I also recently started using tretinoin and noticed that the Tarte foundation would dry out throughout the day; I don't have this problem with UD.
>Tarte Shape Tape
I bought this in light sand, and while the coverage is great, I think the shade might be a little too light. It would be good as a highlighter if I wanted to contour, but I'd have to wear it more to see if I'm comfortable using it just for my dark circles.
>Tarte Busy Gal Brows
I bought this in medium brown. Does a great job of filling in my brows, and looks more natural than the Pixi brow powder I was using before.
>Colourpop BFF volumizing mascara
I bought the red color because I wanted to see how it looks and I wasn't really impressed. The red wasn't as vibrant as I was expecting and it did a meh job of elongating my lashes. I might try using my covergirl clump crusher first next time for longer lashes and than use this for color and see if that works better.

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