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Archive for May, 2013

  • Painful Sex Part II – Hypersensitivity

    May 28, 13 • Health, Womandom2 Comments
    Painful Sex Part II – Hypersensitivity

    All of my life, I’ve been extremely sensitive to absolutely everything. I can hear and smell things no one else can. I can identify most ingredients in anything I eat after just one taste. Preservatives, colors, and all. Sitting next to someone wearing perfume or cologne will give me blinding, 48-hour migraines. It takes three [&hellip...

  • Pants Down

    May 21, 13 • Faith, MormonismNo Comments
    Pants Down

    And so it is that I find myself in the middle of a massive crisis of faith. Some days I’m willing to be still and sit and wait and just try not to think about things too hard – answers must be out there somewhere, after all, and I can’t reasonably expect them all to [&hellip...

  • Mommy Issues

    May 11, 13 • Feminism, Parenthood, Womandom1 Comment
    Mommy Issues

    One day at age 5 I came home from morning Kindergarten and, after happily rattling off all the day’s most notable events to my mom, I announced that I was hungry. “Hungry?” My mom asked. “Didn’t you just eat lunch?” “Nope!” I announced gleefully. Worry quickly clouded her face. “Why not? I gave you lunch [&hellip...

  • Painful Sex – Part I

    May 5, 13 • Health, Mormonism, Womandom4 Comments
    Painful Sex – Part I

    I’m guessing I’ll get a lot of interesting keyword hits from this one. This is a topic I hate discussing because it’s a huge anxiety trigger for me, but I know that there are a lot of Mormon girls in the world with this same problem mostly because we DON’T talk about it enough, so [&hellip...

  • Confessions of a Mormon Vegetarian

    May 4, 13 • Health, MormonismNo Comments
    Confessions of a Mormon Vegetarian

    Confession #1: I love meat. I’m not even going to pretend I don’t. But the Word of Wisdom doesn’t say “whatsoever you think is tastiest, consume it until your body doesn’t work properly anymore.” Contrary to popular belief, doesn’t even say anything at all to the effect of “moderation in all things.” It says to [&hellip...