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2022-01-13 9:27:49 PM  
That's a T bone-stake.
 
2022-01-13 9:30:22 PM  
HD antenna for a cell phone duh
 
2022-01-13 9:32:37 PM  
It's a buttfor.
 
2022-01-13 9:33:32 PM  
Aww. It's a pogo stick for a mouse. Cute.
 
2022-01-13 9:37:49 PM  
Dummies, that's a joystasis. If you hold it right, it stops you from suffering from potentially bad decisions.

/am I wrong?
//uterine bling!
 
2022-01-13 9:41:52 PM  
Is it a G-Spot?
 
2022-01-13 9:45:18 PM  
Spring and damper for RC aircraft landing gear. Do some damn research!
 
2022-01-13 9:45:39 PM  
That's got to be the world's hugest fuel metering needle. I'm guessing the NOx mixture was too rich and the manifold probably landed a quarter mile away.
 
2022-01-13 9:47:40 PM  

ThomasPaineTrain: It's a buttfor.


It's always "a" buttfor.  It's never "your" buttfor.
 
2022-01-13 9:47:48 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Is it a G-Spot?


No, no. There's a picture of it. It actually exists.
 
2022-01-13 9:50:11 PM  
Why the hell did you take the flux capacitor out of its lead-lined casing?

Great Scott!
 
2022-01-13 10:12:58 PM  
Does this represent her choice of where to go to dinner?
 
2022-01-13 10:45:38 PM  
It's an anchor for a ship in a bottle.
 
2022-01-13 10:53:57 PM  
It's a bad decision, and an unreliable form of birth control (from what I've heard from women at work).
 
2022-01-13 10:55:12 PM  
Mouse-sized motorcycle handlebars.
 
2022-01-13 11:33:19 PM  
I knew it was an IUD as soon as I saw it.

I am not interested in female anatomy.
 
2022-01-14 3:08:41 AM  
why is this considered news?

It's not news, it's Fark.

/And farking with fewer consequences
 
2022-01-14 4:14:17 AM  

kittyhas1000legs: It's a bad decision, and an unreliable form of birth control (from what I've heard from women at work).


Well, I thought, "WtF, why would someone bronze one of those?" so technically, I lost.

/I always thought they were, like, Teflon or Delrin or something
 
2022-01-14 4:36:39 AM  
It's the brand Kevin Costner uses on Yellowstone.
 
2022-01-14 4:40:06 AM  

kittyhas1000legs: It's a bad decision, and an unreliable form of birth control (from what I've heard from women at work).


Plenty of women I know swear by the newer ones.
 
2022-01-14 4:43:37 AM  
Most men know what an IUD is FOR. They don't know what it looks like, because honestly, it's irrelevant to their lives.

Funny story : I had a friend that was a lesbian until she was 25, when she realized she was actually bi. Hence, for a girl that age, she was quite innocent regarding all things birth-control.
When she got into a stable realationship, she decided to get an IUD. Before going to her ob-gyn, she had to get the device at her pharmacy, and it came in a box that was as long as her forearm. She almost got a panic attack until she realize the actual device was actually much shorter.
 
2022-01-14 4:45:21 AM  
obviously it's the grappling hook from a Lara Croft action figure
 
2022-01-14 4:46:12 AM  
My high school health class was amazingly progressive for its time and would probably have opened the school up to a thousand lawsuits these days. One of the teaching aids was a mobile made of all the IUDs then on the market. Even the scary Dalkon Shield.
 
2022-01-14 4:47:38 AM  

anuran: kittyhas1000legs: It's a bad decision, and an unreliable form of birth control (from what I've heard from women at work).

Plenty of women I know swear by the newer ones.



BY GRABTHAR'S IUD,
BY THE COILS OF WARVAN,
YOU SHALL BE AVENGED!
 
2022-01-14 4:50:37 AM  

educated: //uterine bling!


NuvaBling - SNL
Youtube P8WL79XHmDg
 
2022-01-14 4:50:51 AM  

billix0: obviously it's the grappling hook from a Lara Croft action figure


Or GI Joe. Think it is a Scarlett or Lady Jaye accessory
 
2022-01-14 4:57:04 AM  

kittyhas1000legs: It's a bad decision, and an unreliable form of birth control (from what I've heard from women at work).


Knew what it was the second I saw the image. My wife went to have hers removed only to told that it had become embedded. The surgical removal was $3,000 and she got to keep the device as a souvenir. I think we have it taped to a page in a nonsensical notebook covering our adventures in life together. Worth it for the baby girl I got out of the deal.

Wife did like that her periods and cramping were next to nil while this hook thing was inside her. However, she'd never suggest anyone get it because of her embedded wall experience.
 
2022-01-14 4:57:20 AM  

Warthog: ThomasPaineTrain: It's a buttfor.

It's always "a" buttfor.  It's never "your" buttfor.


Right. Never imply ownership of the "a buttfor".
 
2022-01-14 4:58:30 AM  

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: anuran: kittyhas1000legs: It's a bad decision, and an unreliable form of birth control (from what I've heard from women at work).

Plenty of women I know swear by the newer ones.


BY GRABTHAR'S IUD,
BY THE COILS OF WARVAN,
YOU SHALL BE AVENGED!


By the Menses of Mirena and the Lusty Loop of Lippe I absurd thee, Jabiru, Leptoptilos, and Mycteria!
 
2022-01-14 5:04:55 AM  

Grumpy Cat: Aww. It's a pogo stick for a mouse. Cute.


The Party | The Young Ones | BBC Studios
Youtube wk5pO06BdSk
 
2022-01-14 5:05:58 AM  
It's an I.E.D.
Get the bomb squad...
Run for cover...

...wait...

It's an I.U.D.
Get some disinfectant.
Sanitize... everything...
 
2022-01-14 5:07:23 AM  
Hmmm, my first thought was a pendant for a necklace that's shaped like an IUD.
 
2022-01-14 5:17:56 AM  

anuran: kittyhas1000legs: It's a bad decision, and an unreliable form of birth control (from what I've heard from women at work).

Plenty of women I know swear by the newer ones.


The devices used to be shiat. But the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation poured money into research years ago and turned them into the most reliable form of birth control. I guess the pill might be more reliable, but the IUD is "set it and forget it."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/07/31/warren-buffetts-family-secretly-funded-a-birth-control-revolution/
 
2022-01-14 5:22:20 AM  
A grappling hook for a G.I. Joe action figure.
 
2022-01-14 5:36:18 AM  
It's a bomb?

No, Dick for brains
 
2022-01-14 5:38:18 AM  
The Terrhawks logo didnt age well ....


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2022-01-14 5:39:31 AM  
An IUD.  Not as sexy as the Millennium Dalkon, though.
 
2022-01-14 5:40:46 AM  

ThomasPaineTrain: It's a buttfor.


What's a buttfor?
 
2022-01-14 5:43:03 AM  
I recognized it in an instant. Not because I'm smart or woke to women's issues, but because the first time I saw one I was amazed that such a simple device could be effective. Was suspicious it would work. I mean, what if she's a gymnast, bounces around on a trampoline, sleeps on her side, elevates her legs with a medical condition? Wouldn't the fluid flow around it?

The article laughs at men's understanding, but I've always been impressed that while men know little about women's anatomy, women know more about men's physiology than men know about themselves.
 
2022-01-14 5:46:05 AM  

dsmith42: The devices used to be shiat. But the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation poured money into research years ago and turned them into the most reliable form of birth control. I guess the pill might be more reliable, but the IUD is "set it and forget it."


My understanding is that the differences (when the pill is taken on schedule - religiously, if you'll pardon the former-Catholic humor), fall well within statistical error. A draw, in other words. 

That said, if you're at all like me and are occasionally not 100% reliable about medication of any kind, the IUD becomes the far better choice.
 
2022-01-14 5:46:48 AM  

Pert: ThomasPaineTrain: It's a buttfor.

What's a buttfor?


It's for sitting on, duh.
 
2022-01-14 5:47:37 AM  
Impairing a normal bodily process does not comprise "health."  Don't @ me.
 
2022-01-14 5:48:31 AM  

blockhouse: Impairing a normal bodily process does not comprise "health."  Don't @ me.


Cancer is a normal bodily process.
 
2022-01-14 5:51:50 AM  
An over engineered slide whistle?
 
2022-01-14 6:03:43 AM  
It goes in your pee-hole to stop you getting pregnat. But I tried one and it was really unpleasant, do not recommend!

/male
 
2022-01-14 6:06:41 AM  

Nicki Minaj's Cousin's Friend's Swollen Testicle: It goes in your pee-hole to stop you getting pregnat. But I tried one and it was really unpleasant, do not recommend!

/male


Wow - I know the whole "user name checks out" thing is overused, but user name really does check out!
 
2022-01-14 6:08:07 AM  
Hey baby do you have an IOU? I didn't bring a condominium.
 
2022-01-14 6:16:56 AM  
The strings on those things do not feel good on the penis.
 
2022-01-14 6:18:46 AM  
My sister the doctor has one, prescribes them especially for women who can't take, won't take, or can't afford pills every month.
 
2022-01-14 6:20:07 AM  

blockhouse: Impairing a normal bodily process does not comprise "health."  Don't @ me.


Half your job is helping impair normal bodily processes from infection and tumor growth to acid reflux and schizophrenic breaks. Bet you're one of the dipshiats who tears up women's contraceptive scrips and ooks "Religious Freedumb!"
 
2022-01-14 6:24:29 AM  
The picture from this article mixed with the Fark headline just above:

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"It's dangerous to go alone. Take this."
 
2022-01-14 6:26:44 AM  
The concept always struck me as medieval. "We're going to shove this copper alloy thing up there past the cervix and it'll mess with the sperm and uterine lining just enough to prevent a pregnancy. Although I guess the copper is there for valid medical reasons unlike all those copper infused knee braces and whatnot.
 
2022-01-14 6:27:10 AM  
Although I recognized it, why would it matter if I know what someone else's specific medical device is? I'm not your frikin' doctor.
 
2022-01-14 6:28:51 AM  
Ripcord handle for a string of anal beads
 
2022-01-14 6:29:14 AM  
When these were discussed in my high school health class one of the less bright dudes asked, "What if you, like, uh, hit that with your, uh, you know, when you're, uh, having sex? Wouldn't it hurt? Is that safe?"
 
2022-01-14 6:31:08 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: When these were discussed in my high school health class one of the less bright dudes asked, "What if you, like, uh, hit that with your, uh, you know, when you're, uh, having sex? Wouldn't it hurt? Is that safe?"


It's not the worst question. And at least it shows he's thinking. Shame him for it and he won't ask important questions.
 
2022-01-14 6:32:42 AM  

Stands With A Tiny Fist: Pert: ThomasPaineTrain: It's a buttfor.

What's a buttfor?

It's for sitting on, duh.


I would also have accepted...

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2022-01-14 6:33:00 AM  

anuran: Ripcord handle for a string of anal beads


There used to be a site called "lowbrow.com" or something where people would send in weird confessions or observations and then the site would just serve them up anonymously every time you refreshed. And I recall one of them being about someone experimenting for the first time with anal beads with this girlfriend, and not really understanding how they were supposed to work, and when she said to pull them back out, he, "Yanked them out like he was rip-starting a lawn mower. There were some angry words, a little bit of poop, and some hurt feelings."
 
2022-01-14 6:33:15 AM  

steve_wmn: The concept always struck me as medieval. "We're going to shove this copper alloy thing up there past the cervix and it'll mess with the sperm and uterine lining just enough to prevent a pregnancy. Although I guess the copper is there for valid medical reasons unlike all those copper infused knee braces and whatnot.


The shape is to prevent implantation of an egg. The copper is there to make the uterine environment (aka, the chemistry) very hostile to sperm. Kills them stone dead.
 
2022-01-14 6:34:56 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: When these were discussed in my high school health class one of the less bright dudes asked, "What if you, like, uh, hit that with your, uh, you know, when you're, uh, having sex? Wouldn't it hurt? Is that safe?"


"Don't worry, you're not that long."
 
2022-01-14 6:35:33 AM  
That's the thing that used to open sardine cans before pull tabs became a thing.
 
2022-01-14 6:37:03 AM  
one of those liberal barbless fishing hooks
 
2022-01-14 6:41:55 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: Is it a G-Spot?


It's a divining rod to find the G spot
 
2022-01-14 6:43:30 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: anuran: Ripcord handle for a string of anal beads

There used to be a site called "lowbrow.com" or something where people would send in weird confessions or observations and then the site would just serve them up anonymously every time you refreshed. And I recall one of them being about someone experimenting for the first time with anal beads with this girlfriend, and not really understanding how they were supposed to work, and when she said to pull them back out, he, "Yanked them out like he was rip-starting a lawn mower. There were some angry words, a little bit of poop, and some hurt feelings."


Sounds like the US election last year.
 
2022-01-14 6:52:45 AM  

steve_wmn: The concept always struck me as medieval. "We're going to shove this copper alloy thing up there past the cervix and it'll mess with the sperm and uterine lining just enough to prevent a pregnancy. Although I guess the copper is there for valid medical reasons unlike all those copper infused knee braces and whatnot.


Do a GIS on medieval pessaries. It won't be much worse than 1 Guy 1Jar
 
2022-01-14 6:55:42 AM  

Stands With A Tiny Fist: Prank Call of Cthulhu: When these were discussed in my high school health class one of the less bright dudes asked, "What if you, like, uh, hit that with your, uh, you know, when you're, uh, having sex? Wouldn't it hurt? Is that safe?"

"Don't worry, you're not that long."


I'm "not that long." Believe I felt a woman's diaphragm, with it being quite solid and uncomfortable. But I also have to consider it was approaching 5:00 a.m., we were quite drunk, and not in the best or most comfortable of locations--on the bleachers of a local HS football stadium, just in front of the press box (her yard abutted the HS campus; I'd gotten high in her yard, years before I knew her and that it was her yard). The sun came up while we were occupied. I sat up to learn there were several joggers circling the track. I've always wondered how long they were there, what they may have seen, and if they'd seen her there before.
 
2022-01-14 6:56:11 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: Is it a G-Spot?


I don't believe they exist.
 
2022-01-14 6:57:49 AM  
It's a pendant in the shape of an IUD


The real ones are springy
 
2022-01-14 6:58:38 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: When these were discussed in my high school health class one of the less bright dudes asked, "What if you, like, uh, hit that with your, uh, you know, when you're, uh, having sex? Wouldn't it hurt? Is that safe?"


It doesn't hurt to touch that thing with a penis, but the experience is not a pleasurable one.  If ones penis is making contact with the strings on the IUD, switch to a position that forces shallow penetration. Otherwise just deal with it.
 
2022-01-14 6:59:29 AM  
It's the pull start handle to a gas powered vagina.
 
2022-01-14 7:01:54 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: When these were discussed in my high school health class one of the less bright dudes asked, "What if you, like, uh, hit that with your, uh, you know, when you're, uh, having sex? Wouldn't it hurt? Is that safe?"


It hurts.  My wife's wasn't put in correctly.  There are certain times when I don't want to be poked in the penis and she didn't want her uterus stirred.

But that's if it isn't in correctly.
 
2022-01-14 7:02:21 AM  
Unless there is a meme, a videogame, or a comicbook movie about it no male under 30 will know wtf it is
 
2022-01-14 7:02:39 AM  
It's a Pocket Dowser, I bought one off late night TV.
 
2022-01-14 7:14:59 AM  
Before clicking article, I knew it was either one of these or a menstrual cup.
(My money was on menstrual cup, to be honest)
 
2022-01-14 7:16:45 AM  

Pert: ThomasPaineTrain: It's a buttfor.

What's a buttfor?


Welcome to Fark...
 
2022-01-14 7:19:25 AM  
It's a snow cone maker!
 
2022-01-14 7:26:45 AM  
Oh I've seen one of those.  It's a prototype missile for the original Boba Fett action figure.  They had to cancel production because children were choking on similar missiles from Battlestar Galactica toys or some such.  The springs were ridiculously powerful.  This is an incredibly rare piece.
 
2022-01-14 7:26:49 AM  

Pert: ThomasPaineTrain: It's a buttfor.

What's a buttfor?


Tide pods go in. Tide goes out. You can't explain that
 
2022-01-14 7:30:32 AM  
Tinkerbell's pogo stick
 
2022-01-14 7:31:33 AM  

anuran: Prank Call of Cthulhu: When these were discussed in my high school health class one of the less bright dudes asked, "What if you, like, uh, hit that with your, uh, you know, when you're, uh, having sex? Wouldn't it hurt? Is that safe?"

It's not the worst question. And at least it shows he's thinking. Shame him for it and he won't ask important questions.


And a valid question. When my ex got hers we got....a bit frisky before her first cycle & it hadn't yet settled into place.

That was a big ouch on my end.
 
2022-01-14 7:37:39 AM  

fargin a: cameroncrazy1984: Is it a G-Spot?

It's a divining rod to find the G spot


Leads you to moisture!
 
2022-01-14 7:40:35 AM  

Tenatra: My wife went to have hers removed only to told that it had become embedded.


Gah!

I'm cringing, and I don't even HAVE a uterus...
 
2022-01-14 7:41:49 AM  

Stands With A Tiny Fist: dsmith42: The devices used to be shiat. But the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation poured money into research years ago and turned them into the most reliable form of birth control. I guess the pill might be more reliable, but the IUD is "set it and forget it."

My understanding is that the differences (when the pill is taken on schedule - religiously, if you'll pardon the former-Catholic humor), fall well within statistical error. A draw, in other words. 

That said, if you're at all like me and are occasionally not 100% reliable about medication of any kind, the IUD becomes the far better choice.


This sounds like the small print behind the official failure rate for condoms -- it includes all the times people who rely on condoms as their primary contraceptive method forgot to put on a condom at all.
 
2022-01-14 7:43:27 AM  

steve_wmn: The concept always struck me as medieval. "We're going to shove this copper alloy thing up there past the cervix and it'll mess with the sperm and uterine lining just enough to prevent a pregnancy. Although I guess the copper is there for valid medical reasons unlike all those copper infused knee braces and whatnot.


Pre-medieval, actually.  Roman women would use the shells of small turtles, apparently.

/they also had "the sponge"; basically wool soaked with olive oil
 
2022-01-14 7:46:07 AM  

wademh: Hmmm, my first thought was a pendant for a necklace that's shaped like an IUD.


Way back in the day (40 yearsish) mom volunteered at Planned Parenthood. She got a couple of them to wear as earrings.  Mortifying to me as a teenager, but life has led me to realize that mom was (is) pretty cool.
 
2022-01-14 7:48:40 AM  
Is it a vegetable?
 
2022-01-14 7:49:32 AM  
Looks much better than that spring thing.
 
2022-01-14 7:55:42 AM  

Recoil Therapy: wademh: Hmmm, my first thought was a pendant for a necklace that's shaped like an IUD.

Way back in the day (40 yearsish) mom volunteered at Planned Parenthood. She got a couple of them to wear as earrings.  Mortifying to me as a teenager, but life has led me to realize that mom was (is) pretty cool.


I'll need to know if they were fresh or had been removed before I opine.
 
2022-01-14 7:55:57 AM  

question_dj: The strings on those things do not feel good on the penis.


If you're hitting the cervix so hard the strings bother you, you're doing it wrong.

Or maybe the dr cut them weird?

I've had IUDs basically since I was 16. Never had anyone complain about the strings.
 
2022-01-14 7:56:25 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: I knew it was an IUD as soon as I saw it.


Wait, you mean those things that the Al Qaeda hid on roads to blow up military vehicles? Who knew something that small could be so destructive?
 
2022-01-14 7:56:58 AM  
TFA Headline: "This picture is stumping most men: Do you know what the item is?"

TFA: Exactly one answer that isn't an obvious joke.

Hey NZ Herald, giving a joke answer != Not knowing what an IUD is.

/Clickbait garbage headline.
 
2022-01-14 7:57:12 AM  
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2022-01-14 8:02:26 AM  

wademh: Recoil Therapy: wademh: Hmmm, my first thought was a pendant for a necklace that's shaped like an IUD.

Way back in the day (40 yearsish) mom volunteered at Planned Parenthood. She got a couple of them to wear as earrings.  Mortifying to me as a teenager, but life has led me to realize that mom was (is) pretty cool.

I'll need to know if they were fresh or had been removed before I opine.


Being a mortified teenager* I never asked but I'd assume fresh but rejected for whatever reason (or at least run through the sterilizer a few times).

/* I shouldn't have worried. Nobody I knew would have recognized them. And I never overheard her laughing hysterically with a friend about someone who did.
 
2022-01-14 8:02:38 AM  

talkyournonsense: question_dj: The strings on those things do not feel good on the penis.

If you're hitting the cervix so hard the strings bother you, you're doing it wrong.

Or maybe the dr cut them weird?

I've had IUDs basically since I was 16. Never had anyone complain about the strings.


Once my wife finally got one put in correctly, then the string was poking at me.  I'm pretty averagely endowed. It meant we could only have sex doggy style, which is fun for a bit, but then some variety is nice.

She also bled constantly for a couple months so there wasn't any discussion about fixing the string.

We gave up on it and she's on the pill again.  I wasn't allowed to get snipped because she wants more kids.  Anyway, running off to Mexico and changing my name has gone well.
 
2022-01-14 8:04:47 AM  
Holy shiat, they found the clitoris.
 
2022-01-14 8:06:39 AM  
Quite frankly, I only know what it is because of an episode of House.
 
2022-01-14 8:08:19 AM  

wildcardjack: Quite frankly, I only know what it is because of an episode of House.


So you're saying whatever it is, it isn't lupus.
 
2022-01-14 8:08:33 AM  
Wait, I got it.  It's a divining rod for The Borrowers.
 
2022-01-14 8:15:42 AM  
Toothbrush?
 
2022-01-14 8:18:35 AM  

talkyournonsense: question_dj: The strings on those things do not feel good on the penis.

If you're hitting the cervix so hard the strings bother you, you're doing it wrong.

Or maybe the dr cut them weird?

I've had IUDs basically since I was 16. Never had anyone complain about the strings.


My partner certainly did not feel I was doing it wrong and actually congratulated me on being able to feel them.
 
2022-01-14 8:19:57 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: wildcardjack: Quite frankly, I only know what it is because of an episode of House.

So you're saying whatever it is, it isn't lupus.


I enjoyed House in the day, still watch an episode from time to time. But I focus on the dialogue and interpersonal relationships, ignore the medical as best I reasonably can. He's always wrong about everything until the last few minutes when his insight saves the day. The format suggests that we should learn learn with each episode he'd been wrong about his solution from the previous episode.

(Saw a comedienne the other day--Julie Nolke, she's on YouTube--say that this season three of Covid is just the same plot lines from the first two seasons.)
 
2022-01-14 8:21:23 AM  
It's on the Rhode Island stat seal thingy! 
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2022-01-14 8:22:12 AM  
My favorite answer to that was "It's a crossbow for hamsters"
 
2022-01-14 8:27:27 AM  
I thought it was an IUD shaped pendant. It does not look insertion would be comfortable at all, and isn't that an extra loop on the back?
 
2022-01-14 8:27:41 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: When these were discussed in my high school health class one of the less bright dudes asked, "What if you, like, uh, hit that with your, uh, you know, when you're, uh, having sex? Wouldn't it hurt? Is that safe?"


Well, there are usually 'threads' at the one end that do protrude slightly so they can get it out easily. My wife's doctor said "If you or your husband notice them, they can be trimmed shorter."  I only hit them once, but yes, it hurt a lot. But other than that, it's been very reliable.
 
2022-01-14 8:30:02 AM  
That's the only question from yesterdays Jimmy KImmel video that stumped me. I've heard of them, but never seen one before.
 
2022-01-14 8:37:40 AM  
It's the poultry timer for the game of life.  When it pops out, your goose is cooked...
 
2022-01-14 8:43:11 AM  

Nicki Minaj's Cousin's Friend's Swollen Testicle: It goes in your pee-hole to stop you getting pregnat. But I tried one and it was really unpleasant, do not recommend!

/male


User name checks out.
 
2022-01-14 8:49:17 AM  

ChubbyTiger: Holy shiat, they found the clitoris.


Again? Have they lost it again since a few days ago?
 
2022-01-14 8:49:37 AM  
This is a Soviet MIRV-Six, from an SS-22N launch vehicle. The warhead contains 14.5 kilos of enriched uranium, with a plutonium trigger. The nominal yield is 10 kilotons.

Either that, or a snow cone maker.
 
2022-01-14 8:52:13 AM  
Cuff links.

What, you guys don't wear your wife's IUDs as cufflinks?
I made the 3rd one into a tie tack anchor

Every time we took one out we got another kid.
So as far as we are concerned, we won against the doctors who told us not to reproduce.

/Alabama love
//My sister is hot
 
2022-01-14 8:54:03 AM  

Pert: ThomasPaineTrain: It's a buttfor.

What's a buttfor?


Pooping, but that's not what is important right now.
 
2022-01-14 8:55:43 AM  
That's strange. Humans aren't supposed to have this technology yet.
 
2022-01-14 8:55:52 AM  
I knew what it was the moment I saw it, so I guess that makes me enlightened, right? Now let's see how many of the tools in my garage this person can correctly identify.
 
2022-01-14 8:56:14 AM  

blockhouse: Impairing a normal bodily process does not comprise "health."  Don't @ me.


Then why did you post? That cracks me up. You might as well of said, "I'm going to post something idiotic based on my own personal belief that has no basis in logic because I just like typing, and nobody better reply and give me any additional information which could possibly change my world view!"
 
2022-01-14 8:58:34 AM  
Is it a bomb?
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2022-01-14 9:00:07 AM  
Not sure why that's news.  A lot of people go around not knowing lots of things if they aren't exposed to them at some point.

If you've ever been stabbed in your dick hole by the pull strings on one of these things it can be a little disconcerting and also, good job, fire when ready.
 
2022-01-14 9:00:58 AM  

Tenatra: kittyhas1000legs: It's a bad decision, and an unreliable form of birth control (from what I've heard from women at work).

Knew what it was the second I saw the image. My wife went to have hers removed only to told that it had become embedded. The surgical removal was $3,000 and she got to keep the device as a souvenir. I think we have it taped to a page in a nonsensical notebook covering our adventures in life together. Worth it for the baby girl I got out of the deal.

Wife did like that her periods and cramping were next to nil while this hook thing was inside her. However, she'd never suggest anyone get it because of her embedded wall experience.


My Mirena tried to get embedded but it had only been in there a few weeks so they were able to remove it before it perforated anything important. It was showing up in x-ray but not ultrasound for my follow up "was it placed correctly" visit.
Always a fun time knowing a tiny thing is burrowing into your guts and they can't find it.  That's that the IUD is supposed to prevent, not cause.
 
2022-01-14 9:05:10 AM  

Stands With A Tiny Fist: dsmith42: The devices used to be shiat. But the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation poured money into research years ago and turned them into the most reliable form of birth control. I guess the pill might be more reliable, but the IUD is "set it and forget it."

My understanding is that the differences (when the pill is taken on schedule - religiously, if you'll pardon the former-Catholic humor), fall well within statistical error. A draw, in other words.

That said, if you're at all like me and are occasionally not 100% reliable about medication of any kind, the IUD becomes the far better choice.


And when an IUD fails it's pretty funny.  You know how babies will reflexively grab anything you stick in their hand?  Well they do the same thing rolling around in the womb and it isn't uncommon for them to be born holding the IUD.
 
2022-01-14 9:05:12 AM  
I'm a closet case and even I know that's an IUD. No condom? No problem!
 
2022-01-14 9:05:33 AM  

Robinfro: anuran: Prank Call of Cthulhu: When these were discussed in my high school health class one of the less bright dudes asked, "What if you, like, uh, hit that with your, uh, you know, when you're, uh, having sex? Wouldn't it hurt? Is that safe?"

It's not the worst question. And at least it shows he's thinking. Shame him for it and he won't ask important questions.

And a valid question. When my ex got hers we got....a bit frisky before her first cycle & it hadn't yet settled into place.

That was a big ouch on my end.


So, it's a dentata.
 
2022-01-14 9:05:34 AM  
*click*
IUD

how stupid are most men?

I regret to ask
 
2022-01-14 9:07:24 AM  

kittyhas1000legs: It's a bad decision, and an unreliable form of birth control (from what I've heard from women at work).


And needs to be outlawed, stat! Won't someone think of the fetuses?
 
2022-01-14 9:08:55 AM  
it's clearly elon musk's inspiration:
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100+ posts in and nobody had posted this yet??

/am disappoint
 
2022-01-14 9:15:30 AM  

steve_wmn: The concept always struck me as medieval. "We're going to shove this copper alloy thing up there past the cervix and it'll mess with the sperm and uterine lining just enough to prevent a pregnancy. Although I guess the copper is there for valid medical reasons unlike all those copper infused knee braces and whatnot.


You guess correctly.
 
2022-01-14 9:15:38 AM  
That's a man's hand, with a ring on one finger.
 
2022-01-14 9:15:53 AM  

anuran: My high school health class was amazingly progressive for its time and would probably have opened the school up to a thousand lawsuits these days. One of the teaching aids was a mobile made of all the IUDs then on the market. Even the scary Dalkon Shield.


I don't think I've ever seen an IUD in person, but I vividly remember the Dalkon Shield from the lawsuits being on the evening news. Along with airplane hijackings and AIDS.

/Yeah, I was one of those kids.
 
2022-01-14 9:21:13 AM  
I thought it was a bracelet charm of an IUD.  I didn't realize the new ones were so small.
 
2022-01-14 9:21:29 AM  
Well, since the ladies are so smug and seem to know everything, do they know what this is?

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2022-01-14 9:22:06 AM  

Tenatra: kittyhas1000legs: It's a bad decision, and an unreliable form of birth control (from what I've heard from women at work).

Knew what it was the second I saw the image. My wife went to have hers removed only to told that it had become embedded. The surgical removal was $3,000 and she got to keep the device as a souvenir. I think we have it taped to a page in a nonsensical notebook covering our adventures in life together. Worth it for the baby girl I got out of the deal.

Wife did like that her periods and cramping were next to nil while this hook thing was inside her. However, she'd never suggest anyone get it because of her embedded wall experience.



$3,000 embedded wall? You should have made Mexico pay for it.
 
2022-01-14 9:31:00 AM  

plecos: HD antenna for a cell phone duh


cameroncrazy1984: Is it a G-Spot?



It's a combo of both. That's the all new 5G-Spot hotspot from V Mobile.
You'll get great reception, but the sound is kinda muffled.
* not recommended for those looking for a family plan.
 
2022-01-14 9:34:54 AM  
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2022-01-14 9:36:00 AM  

Harlee: steve_wmn: The concept always struck me as medieval. "We're going to shove this copper alloy thing up there past the cervix and it'll mess with the sperm and uterine lining just enough to prevent a pregnancy. Although I guess the copper is there for valid medical reasons unlike all those copper infused knee braces and whatnot.

You guess correctly.


I was actually trying to spin the conversation into a side discussion on Copperfit snake oil.
 
2022-01-14 9:46:56 AM  
It's the wishbone of a robot chicken
 
2022-01-14 9:49:57 AM  
It's that thing women put in their hoohas so they can develop health problems down there.
 
2022-01-14 9:53:35 AM  
I knew what it was, but I had no idea that it looked like that.  Or that it was so small.
I had my tubes tied, never dealt with such things.
 
2022-01-14 9:55:13 AM  

BrerRobot: It's that thing women put in their hoohas so they can develop health problems down there.


Nope, it's not a penis.
 
2022-01-14 9:57:03 AM  

Notabunny: cameroncrazy1984: Is it a G-Spot?

No, no. There's a picture of it. It actually exists.


The (or a) G-Spot exists, sorta.  It's just in a different spot on every woman, where the internal parts of the clitoris come close to the surface of the vaginal wall.  And some women don't have one.  Some have more than one.  You just knew it had to be complicated.
 
2022-01-14 10:10:44 AM  
I dunno what it's called but you can't beat it for catchin' bluegills.
 
2022-01-14 10:16:06 AM  
it's an IED, duh
 
2022-01-14 10:19:22 AM  
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iud sis, stay in school cuz it's the best
 
2022-01-14 10:29:26 AM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: it's an IED, duh


Insurgents are getting more and more clever on how they conceal them.
 
2022-01-14 10:29:52 AM  
My Trumpenkrieger cousin back in Arkansas tried an oral contraceptive -- but she choked on the coil.
 
2022-01-14 10:31:21 AM  

kittyhas1000legs: It's a bad decision, and an unreliable form of birth control (from what I've heard from women at work).


There are different types and some are highly effective forms of birth control.
 
2022-01-14 10:31:42 AM  

RustyShock: My Trumpenkrieger cousin back in Arkansas tried an oral contraceptive -- but she choked on the coil.


come again?
 
2022-01-14 10:34:49 AM  

Stands With A Tiny Fist: dsmith42: The devices used to be shiat. But the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation poured money into research years ago and turned them into the most reliable form of birth control. I guess the pill might be more reliable, but the IUD is "set it and forget it."

My understanding is that the differences (when the pill is taken on schedule - religiously, if you'll pardon the former-Catholic humor), fall well within statistical error. A draw, in other words. 

That said, if you're at all like me and are occasionally not 100% reliable about medication of any kind, the IUD becomes the far better choice.


Antibiotics don't interfere with the IUD like it does with pills. I loved my IUD,I have never had sex without birth control,not ever. I still have two kids.
 
2022-01-14 10:35:46 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: I knew it was an IUD as soon as I saw it.

I am not interested in female anatomy.


I knew it looked like an IUD but I've never seen one that didn't look like white palstic. So I thought it was some stupid necklace charm.
 
2022-01-14 10:36:18 AM  

gabethegoat: it's clearly elon musk's inspiration:
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I was going to say that it is something that women stick up their hoo-ha to show that they are the ultimate Tesla fans.

 
2022-01-14 10:37:11 AM  

Dr.Fey: [Fark user image image 191x127]


All I ever see is you...

Uncle Charlie's Summer Camp FTW
 
2022-01-14 10:50:34 AM  

Spawn_of_Cthulhu: My Mirena tried to get embedded but it had only been in there a few weeks so they were able to remove it before it perforated anything important. It was showing up in x-ray but not ultrasound for my follow up "was it placed correctly" visit.
Always a fun time knowing a tiny thing is burrowing into your guts and they can't find it. That's that the IUD is supposed to prevent, not cause.


Mirena with my wife as well. She was terribly stressed that it caused permanent reproductive damage but it wasn't long before that concern of hers was gone. After our discovery it was somewhat incredible how many of her friends shared experiences with placement issues/embedded scares
 
2022-01-14 10:56:16 AM  

bughunter: kittyhas1000legs: It's a bad decision, and an unreliable form of birth control (from what I've heard from women at work).

Well, I thought, "WtF, why would someone bronze one of those?" so technically, I lost.

/I always thought they were, like, Teflon or Delrin or something


They normally are. Mirena is plastic, Copper-T is plastic with copper wire.
 
2022-01-14 11:00:36 AM  
You put those in your sewer vents in winter to keep them from icing up.

https://www.amazon.com/Sewer-Skewer-XL-with-extentions/dp/B01N45AIPV?th=1
 
2022-01-14 11:03:32 AM  

kittyhas1000legs: It's a bad decision, and an unreliable form of birth control (from what I've heard from women at work).


Been quite effective for Mrs enviro.

/those strings at the end aren't all that comfortable to run into...
 
2022-01-14 11:08:33 AM  
I'm gay and I knew what that was.
 
2022-01-14 11:08:36 AM  

steve_wmn: Although I guess the copper is there for valid medical reasons unlike all those copper infused knee braces and whatnot.


It zap kills semen.
 
2022-01-14 11:10:19 AM  

FarkOf40000Years: I'm gay and I knew what that was.


That's odd.  I would have assumed you'd only be aware of gay forms of birth control.

;o)
 
2022-01-14 11:16:32 AM  
A Copper Fit for vaginas?
 
2022-01-14 11:19:08 AM  
Several of my friends have had bad experiences with IUDs. And almost all of their boyfriends had, at one point or another, felt the device or the little string attached to it while having sex. One friend had it perforate, another had it become embedded, and yet another said it was installed so poorly that she couldn't have sex at all anymore because of the discomfort she AND her boyfriend experienced. Plus doctors don't really provide much pain relief during installation. Manual dilation of a cervix is a thing that happens quite often and is as horrible as you expect it to be. I'm almost glad that my medication makes my periods non-existent UNLESS I'm taking birth control pills cuz I damn sure would never consider using one of these devices.

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2022-01-14 11:20:27 AM  

talkyournonsense: question_dj: The strings on those things do not feel good on the penis.

If you're hitting the cervix so hard the strings bother you, you're doing it wrong

long.
 
2022-01-14 11:26:18 AM  
Ummmm, duh.
 
2022-01-14 11:36:14 AM  

talkyournonsense: question_dj: The strings on those things do not feel good on the penis.

If you're hitting the cervix so hard the strings bother you, you're doing it wrong.

Or maybe the dr cut them weird?

I've had IUDs basically since I was 16. Never had anyone complain about the strings.


Sounds like he'shiatting it just right to me!

Some of us like a good, hard pounding - one of the reasons this method of BC was never right for me. Thankfully, that's why we have so many options ☺
 
2022-01-14 11:46:22 AM  

The_Sponge: A grappling hook for a G.I. Joe action figure.


I didn't think he, uh, grappled that way, IYKWIM.
 
2022-01-14 11:48:22 AM  
I was expecting a menstrual cup.
 
2022-01-14 11:52:59 AM  

bughunter: kittyhas1000legs: It's a bad decision, and an unreliable form of birth control (from what I've heard from women at work).

Well, I thought, "WtF, why would someone bronze one of those?" so technically, I lost.

/I always thought they were, like, Teflon or Delrin or something


Some are plastic, some are copper. Depends on if it's hormonal or not. Copper IUDs are a solid choice for women that can't use hormonal birth control. I thought about getting one bc I'm over 35 and I have APS* so I can't use hormonal BC due to stroke risk. Thankfully my bf got snipped instead and does his followup testing religiously.

*APS or antiphospholipid syndrome. Mostly women get it. It causes your blood to clot too much. Most women discover they have it when they miscarry. Being childfree by choice I found out I had it by tons of testing after having an occular stroke at 35 and going blind in my right eye. Pregnancy is dangerous af for APS sufferers and to carry to term takes tons of monitoring and care.
 
2022-01-14 11:57:11 AM  

jimjays: Was suspicious it would work. I mean, what if she's a gymnast, bounces around on a trampoline, sleeps on her side, elevates her legs with a medical condition? Wouldn't the fluid flow around it?


That... that's not how any of it works.
 
2022-01-14 12:10:37 PM  

GloomCookie613: jimjays: Was suspicious it would work. I mean, what if she's a gymnast, bounces around on a trampoline, sleeps on her side, elevates her legs with a medical condition? Wouldn't the fluid flow around it?

That... that's not how any of it works.


Let him go, now he is just imagining gymnasts bouncing on trampolines...
 
2022-01-14 12:11:31 PM  

seapig: Several of my friends have had bad experiences with IUDs. And almost all of their boyfriends had, at one point or another, felt the device or the little string attached to it while having sex. One friend had it perforate, another had it become embedded, and yet another said it was installed so poorly that she couldn't have sex at all anymore because of the discomfort she AND her boyfriend experienced. Plus doctors don't really provide much pain relief during installation. Manual dilation of a cervix is a thing that happens quite often and is as horrible as you expect it to be. I'm almost glad that my medication makes my periods non-existent UNLESS I'm taking birth control pills cuz I damn sure would never consider using one of these devices.

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I used to have the Paragard copper IUD, because I hated hormonal birth control. The comment about painful installation is spot on. I wasn't offered any pain relief (other than a heads up to take Advil or Tylenol or something prior to the appointment). It was ridiculously painful obviously because you're getting a metal object stabbed through the core of your body. It's total BS that stronger pain relief is not standard for this or any other cervix-related slicing/insertion (for example cervical biopsy).

As far as the strings go, my midwife stated at the time that it's actually better to leave the strings longer, so they coil up flat against the cervix instead of sticking out and downwards. She left them longer and said if it was an issue she could go back in and adjust them, but my ex-husband could never feel them (and there was no, uh, size-related reason for him to not be able to) so maybe there's merit to her theory, IDK.
 
2022-01-14 12:22:43 PM  
ok on the fark main page, the headline right above this one, is way better for this one.

It's dangerous to go alone. Take this
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Me
2022-01-14 12:23:28 PM  

SimonElectric: I thought it was an IUD shaped pendant. It does not look insertion would be comfortable at all, and isn't that an extra loop on the back?


This is what I thought. "That's not an IUD, it looks like a piece of jewellery shaped like an IUD."
 
2022-01-14 12:26:14 PM  
Why the f*ck would I know?
 
2022-01-14 12:35:18 PM  
Tie pin for OBGYN.
 
2022-01-14 12:48:42 PM  
That is the t-handle from a mouse's drag ski lift.
 
2022-01-14 1:03:35 PM  

padraig: Most men know what an IUD is FOR. They don't know what it looks like, because honestly, it's irrelevant to their lives.

Funny story : I had a friend that was a lesbian until she was 25, when she realized she was actually bi. Hence, for a girl that age, she was quite innocent regarding all things birth-control.
When she got into a stable realationship, she decided to get an IUD. Before going to her ob-gyn, she had to get the device at her pharmacy, and it came in a box that was as long as her forearm. She almost got a panic attack until she realize the actual device was actually much shorter.


Can't blame her, I'd be running if they brought in a box 3 feet long for scalpels at a vasectomy.  Well, hobbling but still.  And beyond what you said, it's a device that people other than the recipient often plain don't see.  It's either in the container or in the person.  I can't identify pacemakers either if someone just showed me a picture of a random one, every time I encounter one it's a bit inconvenient and messy to try to check it out
 
2022-01-14 1:16:08 PM  
Late so, probably already mentioned, but:

We saw Deadpool. We know exactly what that is. Pop culture saved "th' Dudes" on this one.

CSB: My buddy got hit by one of these during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
 
2022-01-14 1:21:30 PM  
Still late, but after reading a few stories...

Actual CSB: I am not a... well endowed man. Got enough. Nothing to brag about. The time my lil' feller pulled out my wife's IUD (some ring thing), I felt kinda proud. Hehe!

She said effit and went back to the pill.

(I've been offering to get snipped for... *double take*... 26 years?!...)
 
2022-01-14 1:56:15 PM  
Never knew the could be made of copper. Looks like it could hang from necklaces chain.
 
2022-01-14 2:18:46 PM  
IUD
 
2022-01-14 2:27:19 PM  

TheOtherGuy: Notabunny: cameroncrazy1984: Is it a G-Spot?

No, no. There's a picture of it. It actually exists.

The (or a) G-Spot exists, sorta.  It's just in a different spot on every woman, where the internal parts of the clitoris come close to the surface of the vaginal wall.  And some women don't have one.  Some have more than one.  You just knew it had to be complicated.


And since it's not fixed to the vaginal wall, the "spot" changes position as the woman changes position.
 
2022-01-14 2:41:45 PM  

seapig: Several of my friends have had bad experiences with IUDs. And almost all of their boyfriends had, at one point or another, felt the device or the little string attached to it while having sex. One friend had it perforate, another had it become embedded, and yet another said it was installed so poorly that she couldn't have sex at all anymore because of the discomfort she AND her boyfriend experienced. Plus doctors don't really provide much pain relief during installation. Manual dilation of a cervix is a thing that happens quite often and is as horrible as you expect it to be. I'm almost glad that my medication makes my periods non-existent UNLESS I'm taking birth control pills cuz I damn sure would never consider using one of these devices.

[Fark user image 425x500]


The multiload.
wow
Is that just poor product naming, or is that IUD designed for gang bangs?
 
2022-01-14 4:12:16 PM  
Oh, it showed up from a friend on faceplant. I didn't realize anyone was supposed to be stumped, except maybe for evangelical funnymentalists.

I'm so old, I remember when there was a short-lived fad of women wearing them as earrings.
 
2022-01-14 4:56:43 PM  

whitroth: Oh, it showed up from a friend on faceplant. I didn't realize anyone was supposed to be stumped, except maybe for evangelical funnymentalists.

I'm so old, I remember when there was a short-lived fad of women wearing them as earrings.


Had a friend that was trying to explain this to her co-workers, and was going on about how she was going to have an IED implanted.  I just walked away, I wasn't gonna farking touch that conversation

/to be fair, an implanted IED would technically terminate any pregnancy 100% guaranteed
 
2022-01-14 5:10:24 PM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: whitroth: Oh, it showed up from a friend on faceplant. I didn't realize anyone was supposed to be stumped, except maybe for evangelical funnymentalists.

I'm so old, I remember when there was a short-lived fad of women wearing them as earrings.

Had a friend that was trying to explain this to her co-workers, and was going on about how she was going to have an IED implanted.  I just walked away, I wasn't gonna farking touch that conversation

/to be fair, an implanted IED would technically terminate any pregnancy 100% guaranteed


Did you ask if the E stood for erotic?

/or maybe euthanasia?
 
2022-01-14 5:23:09 PM  

PvtStash: ok on the fark main page, the headline right above this one, is way better for this one.

It's dangerous to go alone. Take this
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OMG this is how I got stuck in someone once.  It went into my tip, and lodged there, and when I tried to pull out the grappling hooks deployed.  Only the expertise of Jeffrey and Ghislaine saved us.

wait ... my name is not Andrew.  Never mind, this happened to someone else.
 
2022-01-14 5:34:21 PM  
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2022-01-14 6:42:56 PM  

Notabunny: cameroncrazy1984: Is it a G-Spot?

No, no. There's a picture of it. It actually exists.


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