Thursday, February 09, 2006


I HATE MY PERIOD. And I will tell you right now that I DO NOT want to hear any crap about it being a gift because it means I can have kids. I am, at 31, pretty positive I NEVER want to actually birth my own spawn. I sorta think it's kinda selfish without at least considering also adopting one of the millions of children who've been abandoned for whatever reason. But now I'm getting off topic.

I HATE MY PERIOD. I was fine for most of this morning. Within the last hour, though, I've had every negative emotion humanly possible rattling around in my brain. Hate, rage, anger, sadness, depression...I can go on but won't. I should mention that all that bad juju was directed at ME. FUCK! Like I don't have enough to put up with from the outside.

I HATE MY PERIOD. Did I tell you it's messy? Nobody likes to talk about it, but hell! Is it ever fucking messy to deal with. The worst for me is at night. I use ultra-super-jumbo maxi goodness with WINGS and WALLS and wear two panty liners people, and STILL cannot keep my damn period in that area. I have to sleep on my side to try and keep it in the desired space and often even that doesn't work. Finally fucking-ass tired of ruining sheets about two years ago, I resorted to sleeping on my old robe. On my side. With all that feminine padded protection. Do I need to say, really, that this sometimes still DOES NOT WORK?! And I'm not talking massive quantities here. Sometimes there will be just a little dribble. But If I've disrespected the menses goddesses somehow...well, it's gonna end up somewhere crazy. Like, no lie folks, THE MIDDLE OF MY BACK! Dammit!! I had to wash my shirt in the bathroom sink. Pure fucking ridiculous dick sucking shit!!! Thank God the robe is dark plaid so that the stains don't show well. Shit.

To top off my excellent day my negativity has led to my eating like a starved giant on his way to the gas chamber. Which means gaining weight. That means added bloat and assorted puffiness. This will all lead back to more depression/sadness which may lead to me ripping my lower woman bits out with my bare hands.

Who's with me?


Anonymous said...

Can't exactly say "know how you feel" so I'll just gently offer a wish that you feel better soon.

Anonymous said...

Have you tried sleeping in black sweatpants, too? That's what I do and it seems to work.

citygirl said...

I haven't tried the black sweats, but I do usually sleep in my RED Nautica flannel pj bottoms. Comfy and practical.

Lordy, we shouldn't have to jump through these hoops!

Skywind said...

I hear you on the annoyance of night time leakage. And I'm not afraid to talk about it! :)

I'm a fan of lunapads cloth washable pads as they are uber-soft-comfy and far more absorbant than the damn paper-plastic things. This means far less leakage, less sticky, less mess. No crinkly sounds or sticky plastic pinching tender bits. They're fairly thick/absorbant, and you can even double up the liners if you need it, since liners are separate from the base.

They are a bit bulkier which takes a couple days to adjust to, but then I actually appreciated the resulting shape more, as it fit snugly against my body without any chafing or leaks. (It helps to wear gently snug underwear but not too tight and not too loose; sometimes this means a different size than I otherwise wear.)

Lunapads have a few different sizes so overnights should be easier. I also find that I don't have to change them nearly as often during the day because they are cloth. At the end of the week I toss them in the washing machine with some towels and they wash up totally clean, never had a problem with that. (I know it sounds a little odd. But it works out fine.)

This doesn't fix the PMS mood swings but it does at least help with comfort and convenience, and might reduce leaking through (or around) to sheets. Sorry I can't fix the mood for ya. :)

Skywind said...

Oh hey look what Lunapads created: menstrual blanket for protecting the sheets. Or burping a baby. Either way. :D I don't think this one was listed last time I surfed their site.

citygirl said...

Skywind, thank you SO MUCH for that link! I want the leopard print blanket. Gwrrr!!

miss tracey nolan said...

GAWD am I with you! It's nice to read those little truths that people don't want to talk about.

citygirl said...

It's nice to hear I'm not alone, Tracey!

Unfortunately, my period has now terrorized Valentine's Day, my boyfriend's birthday and next week will be showing up for mine and the boy's first vacation together. Yay!

Will the joy never end?

Lady VAM said...

i am with you too. wish men could experience it too...that would be truly an achievement for woman equality

citygirl said...

Thanks for the vote lady vam!

I also think men should have to be the ones to carry the babies. Of course we all know that would simply mean NO CHILDREN ANYWHERE EVER. Don't we?

Cheetarah1980 said...

hands down, you've got me beat.

Oh and use tampons. They're less messy.

citygirl said...

You know, I've been thinking of doing that for quite a while. Might as well try it.


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