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Anonymous 19115[Reply]

Aluminum free deoderant. Do you use it? I am paranoid about getting breast cancer because I'm genetically predisposed so I'm always trying new brands but I haven't found any that are effective at making me not stinky.
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Anonymous 19187

I can't even buy something as mild and tame as 5mg melatonin over the counter in the EU because they deem that dangerous, I'll take my chances with deodorant allowed in the EU.

Anonymous 19193

Secret Aluminum Free is the only brand that works for me. Anything coconut oil based or “natural” leaves me stinky asf.

Anonymous 19213

the link you provided notes that when considering aggregate exposure to aluminum from sources other than pharmaceuticals, the total exposure could exceed safe limits.
i used to use glycolic acid in a spray bottle which worked just fine, but now i use dove aluminum free for fragrance

Anonymous 19218

if you shower regularly and dont have any known medical issues, you probably don't stink. The idea that you go "nose blind" to your own stink is a gaslighting tactic when people want women to feel dirty but she points out she doesn't think she smells bad, the only way for someone to go noseblind would take months, if not years and you'd have to notice you regularly stink too. If you haven't noticed any smell on you before you aren't just going to take up one day, smell like shit and just not know it

Anonymous 19489

I use the salt deodorant. it comes under a few names/brands but I just use whatever is cheapest. I've used it for probably 6 years now. I love them because they range from 5-10 bucks, last a long time (some have lasted me 6 months to a year or more depending on the size), and they work pretty well. I'll work out or go camping and now shower for a few days and still smell perfectly fine. only thing is you rub it on your pit after a shower while it's damp/wet, and you have to kind of either sit while a fan dries you or let it dry on it's own to avoid just transferring it to your clothes. if I want fragrance I just use perfume.

doomer wojak girl …

how to look good while off guard? Anonymous 19204[Reply]

recently this girl on my campus who doesn't like me has been snatching photos of me looking horrendous and sending it to people. Does anyone have any tips on how to just look better even when not paying attention? Ive tried to stop the photos but nothing has worked, so I may as well embrace it.
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Anonymous 19207

We used to be friends until I told her I thought it'd be best we go our separate ways, she did not like that one bit.

Anonymous 19208

1. Why is this asshole doing this to you?
2. This is usually a matter of bad posture. Try to fix yours, style your hair better and take care of your skin too, but posture is more important, try doing some exercises to fix this

Anonymous 19209

God, what a bitch. I see why you cut your losses with her. Yes, posture makes a huge difference in how you look. Straighten your spine out, contact your abdomen slightly, and don't roll your shoulders back. Eventually, it'll become second nature

Anonymous 19212

I'd report it to whoever's equipped to deal with that within your uni. Collect evidence, get her reprimanded.

Anonymous 19216


thank you for the advice nona! ^O^


going on birth control soon, any recommendations/tip? Anonymous 19200[Reply]

any major downsides or types to avoid completely?

also are there any that have helped like lose weight??? i know BC goes hand in hand w weight gain and i wanna avoid that since im kinda chubby already :P

Anonymous 19211

Made me crave cheese, made me crazy, made me gain 10 lbs, fucks with your brain in general. I don't know the point of getting on it in the first place. If you don't want to get pregnant then don't have sex with someone you don't actually completely trust and use condoms if you do and you're in your fertile window. Your periods are harder without it but you can also just suck it the fuck up and take a midol because it's better than being on hormones and brain altering pills.

Anonymous 19214

I also recently started taking contraceptives, I'm a little worried, because I think my anxiety has increased (I don't know if there would be any correlation). I don't think all pills make you gain weight, but I'm eating less and exercising more anyway.

Anonymous 19215

Pills equalized my moods but dampened them too. Good to rein in crazy periods. And not being pregnant.
That said, I regret taking them for so long. I finally feel like myself now, and it was a long time coming.


How do I stop cutting my hair? Anonymous 19188[Reply]

I know I've been depressed for quite awhile and that's probably why I do it. I've had a pixie/grown out pixie for over a couple years now. Just recently, I promised my moid I wouldn't cut it for 3 years. But, I get urges every so often. I settled on the fact that I'll grow out my hair as a sign of strength and commitment. What do you nonas suggest? I don't like having my hair this short btw, it's not because I want to impress my moid or other moids. I just want to feel pretty and feminine again

Anonymous 19192

I had short hair for years until one day I came to the conclusion that it was causing me to feel less feminine/more insecure. Throw your shears away!

Anonymous 19199

Ty nona, I don't cut my own hair but I do feel less feminine and more insecure with short hair. It's a bad coping mechanism I have when I think things are out of control but it makes me sad whenever I have super short hair. So, I guess I just have to put more faith/confidence in myself


Lifting Anonymous 13775[Reply]

Anyone here lifts weights? I'd love to have a lifting buddy
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Anonymous 19159


Really sorry for necro but whar’s the best i could do for my biceps with one 25lb kettlebell? i go to the gym sometimes but when i’m at home i’m stuck with that lone kettlebell since weights are expensive

Anonymous 19161

What are some exercises for building leg muscle fast?

Anonymous 19163

Anonymous 19194

25lbs is a lot of weight for bicep curls, if you can do 3 set of 10 reps with that you'll build great ceps, if 10 reps gets to easy for you, you can do 21's
if 25 is to much weight for one hand, use both hands like this

Anonymous 19201

Occasionally I do, nowadays I use kpop for my exercise needs and I alternate if I get bored. Not looking for results, just want to be healthy


Period pain tips? Anonymous 19157[Reply]

I have extremely bad period pains on the first day. So bad I have to skip school or anything I have planned that day because of the pain. It usually includes cramps along with vomiting and an aching pain in my uterus. I refuse to get on birth control so does anyone know any at home remedies to ease the pain? Sorry if this was TMI.

Anonymous 19167

If it's that bad it's likely abnormal and seeing a gyno would be your best bet… it sounds like you might have something like endometriosis. I relate to not wanting to go on BC and many doctors might recommend that as a first attempt at treatment because it's cheap, try to find a good one who will listen to your concerns and explain possibilities for alternative treatments. However if you truly have a disorder like endo, there may not be many other options besides surgery.
At home you can try using a hot water pack or using NSAIDs (ibuprofen, aspirin). Some women find that changing their diet to avoid certain foods helps.

Anonymous 19169

Gyno + laparoscopy would remove any Endo/cysts making periods painful. No hormones needed

If a doctor immediately throws you on BC with no further testing do not see that doctor again, BC can make endo worse

Anonymous 19180

Honestly, masturbation is probably the most immediate and effective period pain relief there is

Also staying hydrated + taking ibuprofen. I drink a lot of sugar-free Gatorade or something with electrolytes during my period

Anonymous 19181

Anons are right you should probably go to a gyno, but it you can't/don't want to, try painkillers with a different active ingredient than what you've been using so far. Not all active ingredients work the same.


is ED recovery real and/or worth it? Anonymous 18408[Reply]

got forced into treatment a few months ago and am still feeling like complete shit. every time i see an online testimonial by a “recovered” person they seem to exaggerate abt how much their life improved, or they admit that they are still constantly fighting urges and thoughts. it doesn’t help that I don’t know a single person in my life who is more than quasi recovered or clearly in denial of relapse. for anyone who recovered from an ed (or more generally, learned to stop hating themselves), what were some things that made it worth it? do you miss your ED? any useful advice for someone who just isn’t convinced that i actually want to give it up?

Anonymous 18409

sorry meant to post this in /hb. mods please remove

Anonymous 18410


Radfem pill cured me, made me realize I only wanted to be hyper feminine and skinny because I hated myself. I had a bf and did what I thought was expected of me. Girl need to be pretty girl need to be skinny, no one will love me if I'm not pretty and skinny, was my thought process for so long until I was introduced to the obvious explanations on why I thought that exactly. Misogyny beauty expectations etc, right before I got radpilled I even thought maybe I'm trans nonbinary because I'm a human and don't want to live up to rigid stereotypes. Anything to escape. Luckily I didn't and now I'm fine I gotta thank the transphobic women on here for introducing me to the concept of being a woman comes from being female nothing else. Misandry is the cure, accepting yourself is the most radical thing you can do to stick it to people who want to put you in a box. Radfem pill, pink pill, in general made me start appreciating and loving women, and in turn myself more. Don't miss it and, I wish the same positivity or neutrality on body image for any other girl or woman.

Anonymous 18411

Had pretty severe BD (wanted to kms constantly because I thought I was so fat and ugly, despite being a completely normal weight, also heavily relate to the no-photos thing) and binge-restrict cycles. Now I'm fully recovered, really, and life is a lot lot better. For me, it was a period of letting myself eat whatever I wanted, with no restricting (the kicker for me was reading Brain over Binge). I gained weight but not to the extent of becoming overweight, before things stabilised and I lost most of what I gained over the span of ~3 years.
I do not miss it. The only thing that came out of it is probably my depression art, and even that is shit. Some advice:
- it's a process, you don't magically get better overnight, but incrementally over a long period of time until one day you find yourself 'recovered,' and eating food like everyone else.
- Even then there will still be bad days where you fall back into the ED-depression mindset, but you must acknowledge them as bad days that will pass. And then they do. Idk but it works for me.
- the biggest mindset change for me was probably that my BD was vanity. Like, caring that much about your appearance, hyper-focusing on it in any situation, crippling self-hatred - that's vanity, and also a distorted sort of narcissism. What's important isn't you, it's what's outside of you, and that's what you need to focus on in order to live life properly. And so now I can go outside, talk to people, and experience things without constant anxiety. So it's pretty worth it.

Anonymous 18412

I was taking the radfem pill even before developing an ed but it's not working.

Anonymous 19173

When I really recovered, it took me around 4-5 months to gain what believe was around 30 pounds. It happens really fast, and you have to force yourself to do it and have someone for accountability. I knew I wasn't recovered mentally, so it felt like another fake attempt. But you really can not recover without being weight restored, which is not only dysphoric but also uncomfortable physically (you can be really bloated much of the time). However, AFTER that process, I continued to work on my mental health. I just had to tell myself over and over again, writing it down even, that I'm more than my appearance. Look into body neutrality and try to really internalize it, it's okay that you don't believe it at first. Avoid mirrors and scales (obviously) and social media and any focus on your body during this time. I can tell you that it is completely worth it once it's over. For me I still don't view food 100% neutrally unfortunately, but I never feel guilty for eating until I'm full or enjoying desert. Best of all, I don't control my food portions and can still maintain a natural weight. If you are eating intuitively, you will NOT remain overweight (even if your natural weight is slightly overweight BMI-wise, it really won't matter, no one would think you look fat. fat people are really overweight or obese, and that won't happen if you are recovered). Intuitive eating works only AFTER being weight restored, before you need to eat what is advised medically. Now that I'm recovered, I feel like this is my body, how it is if I just eat what I want and exercise when I want. And I can have a significant other that loves my body as it is uncontrolled and I don't have to worry about 'letting myself go', because it is in its natural state when I eat a balanced diet (which includes some 'unhealthy' food!) and only really walk (which I love to do). Social events are so much easier because I eat what everyone else is eating without any guilt. It is real and worth it, but it takes at least a year of hard work and faking it. Weight restored is necessary for recovery, but weight restoration =/= recovery, and when you quit at that state you quit at the hardest part without reaping any rewards for your efforts.


/fit/girls Anonymous 7341[Reply]

Anybody here workout?

I work out pretty regularly; regular weight lifting and strength training along with plenty of cardio. I can bench press 120lbs, but I've gone as high as 150lbs on good days.
It's come to the point where friends and family have taken notice because I've become considerably more muscular.
Sometimes I contradict myself because I don't want to be known as the buff girl, but I love seeing those numbers climb on the smith machine. And I can physically do more than I ever was able to before. I don't want to lose that.

Does anyone else here have a workout/exercise regime? Doesn't matter if it's only cardio or if you're a gym bunny like me. Let's talk about it!
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Anonymous 11727

marisa bright smil…

Thank you for your well wishes. I appreciate it, sincerely.
Healthy meals and good regimented sleep is a great start. Just keep it up. The hardest part is making it a habit and sticking to it. Takes a lot of willpower. You can do it. I believe in you!
The bad days where you don't feel like doing it or eating well are the hurdles that you really need to strive to clear. Once you get past the hardest days everything else just becomes easier.
Best of luck!

Anonymous 11734

yeah i figured a three month response was a bit iffy. would you say prices have recovered from being raised by covid or are they still going to be high?

Anonymous 11738

depends on where you buy from. you have to wait for someone needing to get all their shit out of the garage asap. older gym guys want like the down payment of a house plus a kidney for this kind of stuff, no idea why they price so insanely high. prices will probably drop further tho so if you can wait, i'd say do it. secondhand bikes were insane like two months ago and now they're cheap

Anonymous 11745

My entire waist is sore from hula hooping. Is it going to widen my waist. I already have some abs, I'm just hoping to cut down even more.

Anonymous 11757


to anyone buying used power cages they often have nylon insert nuts which can't be reused so if you take it apart to move it you'll need to replace them.


Vomit/Acid and shit Anonymous 19147[Reply]

I vomit a few times a day, anyone got advice on how to not destroy my throat or teeth?

Anonymous 19148

get something basic in your mouth to neutralize the acid, like toothpaste, but don't brush them, just like gargle it, not sure how well it works but its probably better than nothing

Anonymous 19149

Rinse your mouth with sodium bicarbonate after vomiting. Drink a lot of water to flush the acid from your throat. Go to a doctor and get help to stop vomiting because it will cause permanent injury even if you do damage control.

Anonymous 19151

You should rather find out why you vomit a few times a day. For how long is this going now? You sound like you don't just have the flu…

Offtopic, but are you swiss or why the picture? Would be nice to have another miner here :3


Memory loss Anonymous 18981[Reply]

Does anyone else with serious memory problems? For years now I have felt as if I developed some kind of early stage dementia. Recently, it feels like it's gotten worse. I just almost threw my keys out with the garbage because I forgot they're in my hand and thought they were somewhere else. Had to fish them out of the garbage bag. I struggle to remember which side to turn my lock to lock/unlock the door, and I end up sleeping on an unlocked door whole nights because of it sometimes. I still struggle to find my way around routes I have been to several times before. I don't know pretty much anyone's birthday except my own, but even then I've unironically forgotten how old I've turned sometimes and have to do the math (No joke). I almost always leave home having forgotten something, like my money or umbrella. It's gone beyond being some kind of "haha, how cute" kind of airheadedness to being like I'm going to legit wake up one day and not even remember my own name. Any advice?
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Anonymous 19140

I have really bad memory, short-term and long term. I'm in my thirties but my memory is that of someone in their 60s/70s. My dad and paternal grandma also have/had memory problems dating back to when I was a kid.

I tried brain games, but they don't really help. They just help you get better at the games.

Make sure you are getting dha, I think gaba helps memory as well.

Anonymous 19141

you have a tumour in your brain. go to the doctors. NOW!!

Anonymous 19143

I do the same thing but I abuse alcohol and get really flustered when socializing. Are you similar?

Anonymous 19144

In the past I would drink something light on family gatherings, but recently I stopped completely. I've always had issues with socializing but now it feels hopeless, I mostly talk to my family and usually it's through calls/texts. Idk I guess that could affect speech?

Anonymous 19145

try B12

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