I couldn’t decide if this was a YOU or a TMI, because it’s really a bit of both… so I labelled it as both.
How young is too young for…
- Wearing makeup?
- Having sex?
- Moving out? (And we don’t mean “going away for college but coming home to visit”)
- Voting and drinking?
Discuss in the comments! Here are my answers; I recognize that I’m fairly liberal, and but no means want to start any fights. If your ages are lower, higher, or even the same, I’m just curious as to why!
- Wearing makeup? Twelve-ish (that’s around the seventh grade, right?) for a little bit of lippie or perhaps mascara for a special occasion, like school photos or a birthday party. Sixteenish for all else, and NO AGE IS A GOOD AGE when it comes to eighties porn-star makeup ;) No one wants to see those overnude, overglossed lips and clumpy mascara!
- Having sex? Sixteen, though I know it’ll vary a lot from person to person — it just depends on emotional development and blah blah blah. The argument is that at sixteen you’re not ready for that kind of commitment, or that you’ll be irresponsible… I call bullshit. There are teenagers that shouldn’t be having sex, sure, but there are also twentysomethings that shouldn’t.
- Moving out? I’m not even going to touch this one, because each family has its own issues and hell — some of them are really serious. The government says sixteen, and I say “fine”. I think you should be out by the time you’re thirty, but I also think there’s no shame in returning home if you need to for a while.
- Voting and drinking? Seventeen and eighteen respectively.
How do you guys feel about the occasional TMI day? Anything that you feel is too embarassing or awkward for real life can be discussed on said days — or emailed to me as a suggestion for the next TMI Time! The only rule is that it cannot be lewd, and the subject matter has to be appropriate for [most] ages.
TMI Time will always be under a cut, so by clicking on the “read more” button, you can choose to read it or skip it. Also, by clicking, you accept that you are… [legal jargon] and [more legal jargon stating you cannot sue me or any of my readers, who are AWESOME, might I add.]
To start this off: what type of period care do you use?? I’m a Tampax girl, my sister uses only plastic applicators (preferably Playtex) and mother can use whatever the hell she wants. I have an aunt that uses only pads and a friend who loves her DivaCup…
And now, to take it up to the TMI level… pro/cons!
- Tampax (traditional): cardboard applicatiors are better for the environment than plastic ones but harder to insert (I have no problem with this, though my sister does… and I use Extra Supers [ugh] in comparison to her Regulars!) They expand in this  shape, so they’re easier to remove.
- Tampax compak: small, with a plastic applicator for easy insertion. They also expand  thisaway, so they’re easy to remove. Unfortunately, they’re also pricier and generate more waste than a traditional tampax.
- Playtex (traditional): plastic applicators with rounded tips, which is more wasteful, but wayyy easier to insert. What I have trouble with is the removal — they expand like this <> and when I’m bleeding to death, tired, and anaemic, it is physically distressing to have to remove these. Plus, it hurts!
- Pads: messy. That is all.
- DivaCup: I would love to try one of these, because they sound wonderful! Reduced waste, one set cost (no monthly rebuying) and, from what I hear, very effective. The only problem? I haven’t the ovaries (har, har) to try it out!!
Now it’s your turn — respond!!