Anonymous said: Is it normal to have diarrhea around the time of my period? This always seems to happen...
So there’s this thing called period poop. I know you all know what I’m talking about. It comes right at the beginning of the period each month pretty much like clockwork and it feels so much better once it’s no longer in your body.
Why? Well there are these things called prostaglandins which are little hormone-like chemicals that do different things all over the body. In one fo their functions, they are released from uterine muscle cells and cause “smooth muscle” to contract. What kinds of things are made out of smooth muscle? Well, your uterus for one, your bowel, your blood vessels, your bronchioles, and others. Smooth muscle is different from the type of muscle that you use to pound weights, so you don’t have to worry about prostaglandins causing your leg muscles or arm muscles to contract.
But here’s the tricky thing. When they are released in/around the uterus to cause the uterus to contract and begin the menstrual period, they don’t just stay where they’re put. They can pass right through your muscle and tissue and start working on your bowel as well. That means that your bowel starts constricting and passing feces through it more quickly. Thus, the feces is less formed, more watery, and comes out quickly.
THUS: Period poop. Happy periods everyone!
Anonymous said: how is that homophobic? i have gay friends and support them all the way, but i don't believe in gay marriage.
your gay friends are all talking shit behind your back 100%
Yeah, you support them all the way.. We’ll most of the way.. We’ll some of the way.. Clearly not as far as marriage.. Cause marriage ain’t for gays.. Or something
You hear so many of these people say, “I have a lot of gay friends but don’t believe in same sex marriage”, but you never hear gay people say “I’ve lots of friends who think it should be illegal for me to marry the person I love”.
So, here’s a PSA for everyone who is against marriage equality, but thinks they have gay friends. You probably don’t. What you have are gay acquaintances who have learned to quietly put up with your bullshit because it’s the path of least resistance and they just don’t have the energy to “My Fair Lady” your ass into being a decent human being.