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(San Diego Magazine)   Thanks to hormones, "...arid vaginas flowered, moods improved, and at long last [women] could sleep through the night"   (sandiegomagazine.com) divider line 21
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2012-09-14 07:28:28 PM
'Flowering Vaginas' would make a great lesbian band name.
 
2012-09-14 07:41:01 PM

dark side of the moon: 'Flowering Vaginas' would make a great lesbian band name.


There's a local duo called "The Lovebirds". They're partners in life and in music. Highly recommended if you get a chance to catch them in the San Diego area.
 
2012-09-14 08:11:08 PM
"Have you noticed how much they look like orchids?" -- L. Long
 
2012-09-14 08:57:21 PM
My mother's description of the effects of hormones on her body was the overshare of the ages.  I still shiver when thinking about that phone conversation.
 
2012-09-14 09:34:03 PM

dark side of the moon: 'Flowering Vaginas' would make a great lesbian band name.


Arid Vaginas would also make a good name for the bridge club team at the senior's center.
 
2012-09-14 11:15:04 PM
How do you make a hormone?
 
2012-09-14 11:16:50 PM
But I thought aging was wonderful and people would never ever want a youthful body that works properly ever again. This is unnatural and must be stopped. Oil-powered agriculture and moon rockets, that's natural.  Much much better to inhabit a decrepit shell with weakening muscles, dulled senses and barely functional brain.
 
2012-09-14 11:25:24 PM
Robert Wilson, a prominent gynecologist with ties to the pharmaceutical industry,

yeah, sounds like something he would do. RIP.

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2012-09-14 11:42:21 PM

ChrisDe: How do you make a hormone?


Don't pay her!!!

////BaDum-TISH!!
 
2012-09-14 11:44:49 PM

brap: My mother's description of the effects of hormones on her body was the overshare of the ages.  I still shiver when thinking about that phone conversation.


I bet the time my nephew found my moms vibrator and came to "massage" my back was a worse experience
 
2012-09-14 11:51:04 PM
Look, I don't mean to be crass but there are certain places where I don't want extraneous plant life.
 
2012-09-14 11:59:30 PM
Is it wrong that I read the link as sandivagmagazine.com?
 
2012-09-15 12:13:46 AM
Arid Whale's Vagina
 
2012-09-15 12:50:40 AM

PacificaFitz: I bet the time my nephew found my moms vibrator and came to "massage" my back was a worse experience


At least he wasn't pretending that it was a rocket ship, flying around with it in the front yard.
 
2012-09-15 02:28:20 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: Much much better to inhabit a decrepit shell with weakening muscles, dulled senses and barely functional brain.


Wow, that sucks. What will that be like when you're old?

/Had to be done.
 
2012-09-15 02:39:17 AM

dark side of the moon: 'Flowering Vaginas' would make a great lesbian band name.


I wonder how many band names FARKers have created over the years?
 
2012-09-15 02:52:13 AM
My grandmother was part of this study too. When they abruptly brought the study to a halt due to the risks, she found out that she had been receiving the hormones rather than the placebo. Typical of Grandma, she just shrugged and said, "I don't regret doing this study at all. How else will medical progress be made?" She DID miss taking the hormones though. "My skin went to hell in three months!"

/she's 91 now, still hale and hearty
 
2012-09-15 04:15:05 AM

the801: Robert Wilson, a prominent gynecologist with ties to the pharmaceutical industry,

I stopped reading there. Hmm, how can we make the most money off women.

 
2012-09-15 05:06:32 AM
When my mom hit menopause she had to change doctors. Her original doctor required all menopausal women to take hormones, which she refused to do. So he told her he would no longer be able to be her doctor. I got to hear all about it for months over the phone until she found someone willing to take her.

Why would a doctor insist on a one-size-fits-all solution to a problem that isn't even recognized as a medical condition except by pill pushers? Menopause was specifically mentioned in an Anthropology of Aging class as something that only exists in certain cultures, and only where there are pills to treat it. Women all undergo it, but it only affects the lives of women who live in countries where there are medical treatments for it.
 
2012-09-15 06:26:44 AM

BolloxReader: Menopause was specifically mentioned in an Anthropology of Aging class as something that only exists in certain cultures, and only where there are pills to treat it. Women all undergo it, but it only affects the lives of women who live in countries where there are medical treatments for it.


Whoa there Mr. Ed! How about not really? In many cultures it's simply not talked about, ever, especially to nosey farking whiteboys with notebooks. This doesn't mean it's all fine and happy, or that it's nonexistent. It means in many cultures they just suffer along through it. Just like they have to suffer through medical incidents that would have most of us first-worlders crawling for the hospital screaming by just gutting it out. Why? Because they haven't got much of a choice, that's why. Your "cultures where it doesn't happen" typically have quite an herbal pharmacy for the effects of menopause oddly enough. Why? Because it pretty much sucks ass to deal with it for some people. Sorta like kidney stones. If you've never had 'em, or had ones that just pop out with little annoyance. you won't get it. If you have, or have seen a loved one have to deal with it from up close and personal, you'll understand the horror show.

/no, I am not directly comparing the two in effect - that would be stupider than me even. I AM comparing them in the sense of something that people that have not experienced them directly or nearhand can dismiss as comparatively minor.
 
2012-09-15 12:56:41 PM

PirateKing: Wow, that sucks. What will that be like when you're old?


Horrific. For some reason, I don't glorify and romanticize aging like most people do. I observe that aging is not fun, and it takes an enormous amount of denial to be old. Hell, Middle-Aged Delusional Syndrome pretty much proves this. You know, the 40 year old guys who think they're better, stronger and smarter than they were at 20? While working out in their XXL gym shorts and bifocals, unable to remember what they had for breakfast while complaining about their knees and bad backs?
 
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