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(New Zealand Herald)   "This picture is stumping most men: Do you know what the item is?" Or better yet, why is this considered news?   (nzherald.co.nz) divider line
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2022-01-14 6:24:29 AM  
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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.
 
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