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Body Hair Anonymous 4073[Reply]

What are your preferences for personal grooming?
How has it changed, or does it vary seasonally?

What does your routine consist of?

(I know there's a pubes thread, a few head hair threads, but I haven't seen anything about this yet)
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Anonymous 8524

Im the original ipl poster. Surprisingly it works. I dont even believe it myself. At around a month of very regularly using it I started getting busy and lazy and stopped, fustrated that it wasn't working and it wasted my time.. but my hair hasnt grown back. Honestly I sometimes feel like its a trick but my leg hair hasnt grown in a month when it normally visibly grew back in less than three days, sometimes one. I was less consistent with underarms and other areas, so no results there to speak of yet.

About buying the cheapest model you can find as I did, my guess on the main difference is the speed it can flash. Also, the higher the level, the slower it is. This doesnt seem like much but it's extremely time consuming to use a tiny little window on your entire legs' surface areas so often, so consider the value of your time vs a few coins!

Anonymous 8526

Can I use an epilator on the netherzone? Are these things strong enough to break skin?

Anonymous 8528

How often did you use it? My manual said to do it every two weeks. Thank you for reporting back! I'm trying to use it on my chin, armpits, and treasure map (line between belly button and pubic mound). for some reason i have been getting a lot of black/dark hair growing on my chin in the last year or so which is absolutely unacceptable. i'm also using it on where smilelines would come, because apparently ipl helps with wrinkles. no effects thus far.

i will try to be regular with it. i'm doing it every other weekend. even with the provided calming gel sometimes it's major ouchies on my armpits more than anywhere else.

Anonymous 8583

I despise any form of body hair in mem and women. It's just something I can't stand. One of the most idiotic things of feminism is trying to normalize body hair just because mem have it. The change should be otherwise, we should teach men that they should shave/wax too.

Anonymous 8608

I use a hair trimmer to get as close to my legs and bikini area as possible without actually shaving anything.
I used to shave pretty regularly, but I began getting ingrown hairs as I got older and I can't help but fuck with them. I have permanent scars around my inner thighs from this, so I said fuck it, I'm not doing this anymore.
Now I just trim.


Cost/Benefit of Losing Weight When Not Necessary Anonymous 8610[Reply]

I was underweight for my entire adolescence, got into a major ana phase as I entered my 20s, and now I'm finally at a healthy bmi (18.5-19). The problem is, at this weight, my clothes are having trouble fitting. I was a size 0 or 00, whatever the smallest size available was, and unfortunately, most of my wardrobe I've accumulated is now having trouble accommodating how I've gained weight in the bottom area of my body. Furthermore, even my size small/xs tops are also having trouble fitting because my bust increased, too. I'm very compelled to lose 10 pounds so I can utilize my full wardrobe because I don't want to spend the money on buying a whole new one; however, that would mean I'm underweight again. Wat do? Does anyone have any advice? I don't want to be ana again, I just want a fit/lean body.

Anonymous 8611

Also, I'm quite conflicted regarding tops because I am planning on getting implants in the near future

Anonymous 8612

you sure losing weight again wouldn't make you relapse?

Anonymous 8613

By the clothes you need (not a whole new wardrobe) second hand or on the cheap while you're in this in-between state. Don't use clothes /money as an excuse to relapse.

Anonymous 8614

If you lower your bodyfat while maintaining the same weight you will take up less volume and fit in your clothes better.

Anonymous 8600[Reply]

10 habits you might like


Anonymous 4096[Reply]

Have any of you ever been able to transform yourself to Stacy? How did it change your life?
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Anonymous 8594

No. I'm glad I don't look like a Stacy. Imagine being seen primarily for your looks. Everyone would assume you're a dumb npc bitch too.

Anonymous 8595

Very salty indeed

Anonymous 8596

Nice projection, but I'm just stating facts.

Anonymous 8597

>Imagine being seen primarily for your looks.
Literally everyone of every second forever.
The maymay that personality, confidence, attitude comes first is a lie. What you look like is always the first thing that starts to affect someone's brain regarding you.

University studies have proven that 'gay face' and 'pedo face' are not only real, but very accurate. People can very accurately, without any information other than looks, guess a criminal or a sexuality.

I'd rather be pretty than ugly because people are going to immediately judge you for your looks either way. At least when you're pretty people are shallow in a helpful way, like giving you more money or holding doors and stuff. When you're ugly, people are still shallow but just even more openly cruel or dismissive.

Anonymous 8598

You're close minded if you think there's only pretty or ugly. The example posted by anon here >>8590 is unappealing to me if that's what you consider a "Stacy" and I would still not like to look that way. You can also experience bullying if you're too attractive since people are cruel and jealous.


OOTD / recent purchases thread Anonymous 5339[Reply]

There was a thread for this at one point, but idk what happened to it.

>Outfit pics

>Recent buys
>Advice on how to style pieces
>Store recs
>Outfit inspo/aesthetic posting
>Have fun!

Pic related, bought these trousers recently. I like them! They mix up my wardrobe which I feel is full of dresses atm.
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Anonymous 8543

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Just bought this dress from reformation as a weight loss motivation thing

Anonymous 8565


I’ve started wearing long skirts and I’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback about it. I’m in my 30s so maybe it was time to step away from body-con miniskirts all the time anyway lol. Love how feminine I look and how comfortable and loose long skirts feel. I recently bought this skirt (I think, or one similar. I don’t want to spend all day looking for a pic) from Uniqlo. The color is really pretty irl.

Anonymous 8566

Now that I’ve looked at the full sized image, this isn’t the skirt I bought at all. I’ve been buying more cottony skirts so I can wear them in my private life and to work. The skirt I recently bought is a pretty pastel blue.

Anonymous 8573


I recently got this from Spencers. It's really cool but I feel like I'm not cool enough to wear it out in public haha. Also does anyone have any idea what the text says? I've tried looking it up in kanji translators and such but can't find a match.

Anonymous 8575

top: “six” 六
bottom: “lover(s)” 恋人


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 8046

Don't worry too much about what kind of weight you're losing. If you're losing weight, you're losing weight. If you stop losing weight, reconsider your diet. Also, always stay hydrated. People only lose significant amounts of actual water weight through dehydration.

Anonymous 8142

What talking about the ABC diet be against the rules?

Anonymous 8161

it wouldn't but it's pretty stupid to do it in my opinion. you should probably just restrict and do if

Anonymous 8567


I'm 5'8" and 160lbs atm. Been yo-yoing between 165 and 155 due to shelter-in-place orders for the pandemic, but I'd ultimately like to get down to 135-145ish. Usually I'm pretty good with my diet and fasting, but I've noticed that the week before my period I devour EVERYTHING, ruining my progress. Any tips on how to fix that?

Anonymous 8569

Stop fasting, it’s stupid and it won’t make you look good. Slower weight loss is better for skin laxity.


[health] I think I might have vaginismus Anonymous 7222[Reply]

How do I know for certain?

I tried to put in a tampon for maybe the tenth time this weekend when I went to the beach and I literally couldn’t. It burned and was just extremely painful the whole time. I’ve never had sex but I was molested as a kid. What do I even do? Will sex be really bad forever? I kind of find it hot because I am a masochist mentally but I am worried that it might be really bad for my husband in the future if I am really scared and hate sex because it hurts so bad every time
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Anonymous 7397

I got the exact same. Penetration burns/cramps/stings big time. It hurts on the inside, especially after 2mins with the fibger inside (couldnt fit a benis even if i tried). I can also feel my cervix when im ~2 knuckles deep, although i read thaz thats normal. But shouldnt the cervix go up a bit when youre aroused?
I dont remember any sexual assault during childhood though.
I think it also might be bc my muscles are totally unused to anything down there (never even used tampons before my first time, which failed spectacularly, and masturbating feels as pleasurable as rubbing my arm).

Anonymous 8521

can i just ignore the pain and have sex anyway or would that lead to an infection or something?

Anonymous 8549

I posted this before in another thread but since this topic comes up a lot and doctors are useless I'm reposting:

I had it. Some background:
I went to the doctor (who didn’t even examine me) and got told to see councilors, who were useless and only recommended some weird 70s sex book that included a section on armpit sex (yes you read that right). Another doctor just gave me a lube prescription. Went again a couple of years later and saw a sex therapist who did examine me but was also useless and just wanted to talk about the times I had tried to have sex and criticising my choices. She couldn’t seem to grasp why I thought losing your virginity wasn’t a big deal (virginity is a man made concept) and couldn’t find anything in my childhood so I stopped going. Aside from an examination, I don’t recommend involving doctors at all.

How I cured it:
I went to another doctor and asked about a treatment that is basically inserting dildos of varying size until you are ok with a normal size. While men can get viagra as a free prescription, I was going to have to pay $$$ for a dildo set. I didn’t want to do that so I did the following instead:

1. Stop dating completely. It just put pressure on me to put up with the pain and made things worse.

2. When masturbating, right before climaxing, insert my pinkie finger for a few seconds, then remove and continue as normal. Gradually I built up to having the finger for longer, using the finger for stimulation, larger fingers, multiple fingers, etc. One you can bunch your whole hand together and insert that you’re pretty much fine.

3. During sex I now insist that I masturbate or my partner gives me oral until the brink of orgasm before anything is inserted into me. My partner can lick my nipples, kiss me, stroke themselves, while I do it. Also, if it hurts even in the smallest way (which basically never happens now) I stop immediately. No more pretending.

Hope this helps.

Anonymous 8551


I used to have problems like OP and did stuff like in 2. and 3., I can't remember exactly what though since it's been a while. I don't have those problems (as much) anymore. I thought it was probably me just growing out of it, but it was probably those tbh! Super weird to know I wasn't completely autistic in my self remedies for once

Anonymous 8552

Glad to hear something similar worked for you anon.

Regarding the cure, I should add that this isn’t a quick fix and it took me at least a year to work my way up. When you do start having sex again, push out with your vagina muscles when you try to insert something. It sounds counter intuitive but it makes insertion easier (a gyno friend told me this). Also don’t be afraid to close your eyes and let your thoughts wander to other sexy scenarios if it helps you relax (e.g. the things you think about when masturbating). If you’ve had a lot of bad experiences, trying to be in the moment can make you tense up and more likely to feel pain. Gradually work up to finding the situation sexy and not just the stimulation. Turning the lights off can help too.


Beauty Routine Anonymous 8451[Reply]

What does your every day makeup routine look like? Which products do you use?
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Anonymous 8515

i bathe regularly

Anonymous 8517

I would hope so.

Anonymous 8522

am: wash my face with gentle soap, moisturizer, sunscreen, and light mascara/eyebrow pen.

pm: double cleanse, moisturizer.

Hado Labo Gokujyun is doing wonders for my skin. I just started using an aha this week…. I’m starting slow with once a week even though I’m itching to use it again since it seems to have helped my super congested skin.

Anonymous 8523

I wash my face with normal hand soap in the morning (I don't have any problems from it so I stopped buying specialized face soap for no reason) then I put acetylsalicylic acid and moisturizing cream on my face. In the evening I do the same, my skin is better than ever before and I don't have to buy a lot of stuff. Maybe I should use sunscreen too but it stings my face (I will try again when I buy one that isn't 3 years past expiry date though)
If I put on makeup I take a little bit of purple eyeshadow and paint it with a small brush on the outer edges of my eyes because I'm not skilled enough to do anything else with it and eyeshadow is the only thing that doesn't burn my eyes

Anonymous 8542

skincare (the most important part of your beauty routine)
>cerave cleanser
>(2x a week in the morning) apply biologique recherche p50 with a cotton pad
>(morning) timeless vitamin C serum or (evening) tretinoin gel 0.1%
>hada labo gokujyun premium lotion and a tiny bit of cerave moisturizing cream
>(morning) la roche posay sunscreen

>nars radiant longwear foundation, tarte concealer in the stick
>anastasia brow wiz
>muted shimmery brown cream eyeshadow and a bit of tightlined black eyeshadow, urban decay perversion mascara
>peripera lip tint

I'm looking for base makeup with lighter coverage now that my skin has leveled up. considering korean BB cushions, but I don't know any that are the same shade as Missha BB cream #13.

Anonymous 8416[Reply]

It's that time of the month again
What strategies are you using to cope with it and to feel better?
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Anonymous 8496

Felt it might be a bit tmi for some was all, idk. Probably you have a point that I'm used to censoring that stuff because it's not usually in women-only spaces that I'm posting it or sth. Also I've never heard of anyone else having painfully swollen labia as a period side effect, but I guess if I never talk about it I'll never find them lol.
Yeah, I'm not one to say that disposable pads are horribly toxic or whatever, but I do find them a little irritating now even though they have saved me in a pinch a couple times.
I've actually never had an issue with textile pads shifting around too much- I actually like them better than the disposable ones because I can adjust them back to the right spot (discreetly of course)

Anonymous 8501

ADHD lol. Also tampons are pretty small, I couldn't feel that there were 2.

Anonymous 8502

>What strategies are you using to cope with it and to feel better?
Overdose on painkillers, medicine for stomach cramps and also some stuff my doctor prescribed me. I have extremely low blood pressure, so every other month I'm rendered useless for like 2 days, while I lay in bed and pray to whatever I can that I won't faint while walking to the toilet. After these two days it gets better, but I still envy girls that have 3 or 4 day long periods, a week of this shit is way too much.

Anonymous 8509

I used to suffer from bad cramps but in recent years they've calmed down a lot. I used to use a hot water bottle. Btw ladies, anyone take iron supplements while menstruating? In general, we have to consume more iron because of blood loss.

Anonymous 8527

Not sure how many people this will help, but I've stopped myself from feeling any anticipation of pain, which sometimes causes the pain to be even worse. I tend to treat myself with less discipline if I anticipate being in pain, and there's really no reason to do that. To deal with it, I close my eyes, breathe deep, and repeat to myself "it doesn't hurt" or "it feels good" and that takes away ~80% of it on bad-but-not-awful days.

On days that my cramps are really horrible, I take ~1300 mg acetaminophen, put on a heating pad, and usually I will be knocked out and fast asleep within 30-ish minutes.

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Short & Tall girls Anonymous 3018[Reply]

Which one are you?
Do you wish you could change your height?
Does it even matter that much when it comes to dating?
And for guys, do you have a preference?

Share, I'm curious.

I'm 155cm tall btw. And yes I do genuinely wish I was taller.
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Anonymous 8398

>Which one are you?
Average? I'm 5'6"/168 cm.

>Do you wish you could change your height?

I used to do modelling but was an inch or two too short to do it professionally. Recently I've been thinking that short women are cute. I guess I feel the same as this anon >>7810

>Does it even matter that much when it comes to dating?

No one has ever mentioned it so I guess not.

>And for guys, do you have a preference?

I think 6'0" can be hot but it's not a dealbreaker for me. I haven't dated someone smaller than me but never known any guys who were.

Anonymous 8413

>Which one are you?
Tall, about 5'9.5"/176 cm.

>Do you wish you could change your height?

No. I love being tall and I used to wish I was as tall as my mom who's 6'. Now I'm glad I'm 5'9" bc my mom has the figure to pull it off but I'm gangly enough as it is, and it's hard enough to find well-fitting clothes.

I do feel like my height has impacted me socially, I worry a lot about how people will perceive and treat me as a female who's the average US male height and it's a factor in why I'm so fucking self conscious. >>8014 has a good point, I've never thought about that before but subconsciously I think that's maybe a reason why I feel weirdly ashamed of being tall around other people sometimes? I also got a lot of comments as a kid like >>8011 about being tall and slim and it's shitty enough when kids do it but adults need to learn to not comment on children's bodies point blank period. I think hearing that shit through my childhood and tweenhood contributed to my anorexia which developed out of a fear of not being thin/gaining weight. I had heard my whole life up to that point that being thin/"modelesque" was a valuable thing about me, which wasn't the straw that broke the camel's back but it didn't fucking help.

>Does it even matter that much when it comes to dating?

I'm not sure, my adult relationships have both been people I already was friends with and knew well so I've never been in the "dating world". Both men I've dated seemed to appreciate my height.

>And for guys, do you have a preference?

For both men and women, dating someone around the same height as me would be ideal. My bf and I are literally the exact same height and I love it it's adorable, but the absolute ideal would be a partner who was an inch or two shorter than me. Taller than me is good, but I'm not sure how I'd feel about dating a guy or girl who was significantly shorter than me. I'd like to say it wouldn't matter but I haven't had the chance to test that hypothesis so I'm not sure.

Anonymous 8448

What do you guys think of this video? Boggles my mind that some of these Japanese girls are so short (<160cm) already and want to be even shorter.

Anonymous 8505

The influence of height on this study is really, really weird. Basically, if a woman is being abused by a significantly taller man, and kills him with a weapon in an act of self defense, a jury is likely to send her to prison for a much longer time than if she killed a man who did not have such an overwhelming physical advantage over her. She is more likely to be considered either not guilty or only guilty of a lesser degree of manslaughter if she is significantly taller than him.

That is crazy. The second hypothesis listed in the study was exactly the reverse of this conclusion; it was hypothesized that women would be convicted at similar rates across all height disparities, but a man who was abused by a taller woman would be viewed more sympathetically than a man who was abused by a shorter woman. That's what I would have expected, especially since I've heard tall girls say that they're seen as "ogres" or "monsters" by shorter men and sometimes women. If the "monster" perception were real, then taller women who killed shorter abusers would have a much higher conviction rate than women who killed taller abusers.

In the study's own text:
>Height Interaction:The abuser gender x abuser height interaction provided a significant contribution to the logistic regression model onverdict at step 3, Step χ2(2)= 6.72, p=.035. However, the interaction was not in the predicted direction.
>Participants exposed to a male abuser were 2.68 times more likely to render guilty verdicts when the male abuser was taller than his partner (OR=2.68, p=.025). When the abuser was a woman, a logistic regression with participant gender, ethnicity, and age entered on step 1 and abuser height entered on step 2 was not significant
>Specifically, when the abuser was a man, a woman defendant was seen as guilty more often when she was shorter than he was.

>the female defendant was more likely to be convicted when her abusive male partner was taller rather than shorter. This finding is som
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Anonymous 8516

>Which one are you?
tall, about 180-183cm
>Do you wish you could change your height?
not anymore. sure, growing up you had to "suffer" through quite the remarks but I was either to autistic to notice most of the times or I just wasn't really bothered by what other people were telling me. that's probably a me thing tho.
I can very much imagine how others would be seriously hurt by the social stigma. in any case, I've come to like it in recent years, reason being
>Does it even matter that much when it comes to dating?
I've got a thing for cute subs, so being fairly tall is a blessing:^)
>And for guys, do you have a preference?
preferably shorter, no limit to how much shorter. if they're the insecure manlet type we're probably incompatible.
im bi but with girls I'm not into subs. they can just be equal, or some power dynamic, I'm fairly open there.

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