My 2014 survey investigated whether having or shaving/waxing pubic hair had an impact on the pain and discomfort some people have with their labia minora, especially if they have protruding labia minora.
While each person’s experience will be unique, based on their anatomy, skin sensitivity, and their wardrobe choices, the results show that if you shave or wax your labia majora you will be more likely to experience pain, chafing, irritation, pulling and discomfort with your labia minora.
If your labia hurt, my advice is don’t shave!
I really wish I had a better grasp on my own language to give you a decent answer to this.
My reaction is anything from an eye roll or disappointed sigh to mildly annoyed and pretty damn angry.
I think that there is an innate sexism in (the English) language, not just in how we use it, like the examples in describing something as you mentioned, but also sometimes in words themselves, and I think it’s something that needs changing. The whole labeling of objects with female pronouns is just another example, I don’t think I’ve ever heard male pronouns used in the same way. It may not be a malicious thing, they could be calling their car or guitar ‘she’ in the most affectionate way possible, but they’re still (no matter how subconsciously) putting women in the same category as an object, a thing. Language is one of the first things that we learn and is incredibly influential in our development, in how we view the world, how we interact etc and a simple adjustment can have a huge impact.
Without sexism in the language we use and teach younger generations, they would be no, or at least much fewer misogynistic views/ideas and in turn violence against women.
I’m really not intelligent enough to answer these things
some of the most sensitive areas of the female body
look at all the regions that are not titties and vagina guys
porn has lied to you. there are other places you can touch that sensitive and pleasurable.
Oh yeah because I’m just gonna rub her eyes until a she’s horny
Kiss her there you walnut! Use tenderness! Hold her face gently and stroke her eyelids with your thumb and then kiss them! Run your hands down to her neck when you do! THINK!!! Lordie, you have a lot to learn that TOUCH gives more than making her “horny” you’ll drive her nuts doing gentle stuff! It’s trust! It’s care! It’s sensitivity! *smacks your forehead* You want her to be numb in complete ecstasy! I know this shit and I’m ASEXUAL!
Reblogging purely for the beautiful use of the word “walnut” as an insult.
WOULD ANY SANE PERSON think dumpster diving would have stopped Hitler, or that composting would have ended slavery or brought about the eight-hour workday, or that chopping wood and carrying water would have gotten people out of Tsarist prisons, or that dancing naked around a fire would have helped put in place the Voting Rights Act of 1957 or the Civil Rights Act of 1964? Then why now, with all the world at stake, do so many people retreat into these entirely personal “solutions”?
Part of the problem is that we’ve been victims of a campaign of systematic misdirection. Consumer culture and the capitalist mindset have taught us to substitute acts of personal consumption (or enlightenment) for organized political resistance. An Inconvenient Truth helped raise consciousness about global warming. But did you notice that all of the solutions presented had to do with personal consumption—changing light bulbs, inflating tires, driving half as much—and had nothing to do with shifting power away from corporations, or stopping the growth economy that is destroying the planet? Even if every person in the United States did everything the movie suggested, U.S. carbon emissions would fall by only 22 percent. Scientific consensus is that emissions must be reduced by at least 75 percent worldwide.
Or let’s talk water. We so often hear that the world is running out of water. People are dying from lack of water. Rivers are dewatered from lack of water. Because of this we need to take shorter showers. See the disconnect? Because I take showers, I’m responsible for drawing down aquifers? Well, no. More than 90 percent of the water used by humans is used by agriculture and industry. The remaining 10 percent is split between municipalities and actual living breathing individual humans. Collectively, municipal golf courses use as much water as municipal human beings. People (both human people and fish people) aren’t dying because the world is running out of water. They’re dying because the water is being stolen.
…Personal change doesn’t equal social change."Forget Shorter Showers: Why Personal Changes Does Not Equal Political Change (via america-wakiewakie)