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Event 1: A Yummy Competition

Proposed by the lovely @the-winnowing-wind, it’s very simple, over the weekend of the 1st and 2nd of April, prepare and photograph a cake Hannibal would be proud of, post a photo to twitter or tumblr with the hashtag and make sure we can contact you!

To the prize! The winner will receive a Cards Against Hannibal set, designed by myself and not available to buy. You’ll receive the main set plus the Season 3 Expansion Pack. (Word to the wise, this game is for horrible adult fannibals. It has bad words. So if you’re under 18 please double check with guardians and if you win and don’t want the deck, I’m sure we can think of something else from my store.)

If you have any questions about the competition or prize, please ask!

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What Every Girl Sees At A Gyno Appointment | College Humor

It’s like the dentist. But without pants. 

Hi!

I’m incredibly awkward person, but i really wanna make some online friends (i just cant bring myself to write to someone just “hi, wanna chat?” o.o).
(To prove my awkwardness: I actually made this account only because of this.)

 I have another account on Tumblr, but I don’t wanna use it for this, cause its easily linkable with my real name and stuff (that happens when u use same nick or his variations since u eleven).

So, please, if there is somebody out there who is willing to talk with an awkward teen with limited vocabulary (i’m not a native speaker >.>) and u fan of/interested in/member of…

The Phandom
Haikyuu!!
Voltron: Legendary Defender
Harry Potter

Percy Jackson / Riodranverse
Books/TV shows/Anime in general

& occasional deep talks about meaning of life/universe/conspiracy theories/politics/weird shit/human rights

(or u just wanna chat)

please write me :)

I've never been to the gynecologist. What can I expect at my first visit?

Via Women’s Health:

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I’ve never been to the gynecologist. What can I expect at my first visit?

The first time you see a new gyno, you’ll often meet in his or her office to talk. Your doc is going to want the scoop on your life before beginning the exam. “[The patient] should expect to be ready to be truthful about a lot of issues, including sexual activity, the number of partners she’s had, whether they were male or female, the age she first got her period, and when she became sexually active,” says Shari Brasner, M.D., an assistant clinical professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive science at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, and a partner in a private practice. The gyno will want to know your family history and things that have affected your health and that of your parents and siblings. Think you may need to be tested for an STD? Bring that up now. Your gyno will discuss the Pap smear, appropriate testing for sexually transmitted infections like gonorrhea, chlamydia, and trichomoniasis, as well as whether you need blood work to test for HIV, hepatitis C, or syphilis.

Then you will move into the exam room, where you will undress completely and put on a robe. Your gyno will do a head-to-toe exam, including possibly checking your neck for thyroid abnormalities, a breast exam, and then the pelvic exam. During the pelvic exam, your doc will use one or two fingers inside the vagina and one hand on top of the belly, in the pubic region, to feel the internal organs. He or she may also use a speculum to hold the walls of your vagina apart to see the cervix and take specimens using swabs.

Total time? Approximately 20 minutes. Since that’s such a short amount of time, it’s wise to come prepared with a list of specific questions you want to ask. It’s very important not to leave the office without disclosing something important that could influence what kinds of tests the doc should perform. “I don’t want to finish my specimen collection and then find out that the patient suspects her boyfriend is cheating on her,” Brasner says.

Autism: Acceptance vs. Cure

trigger warnings for: medical abuse, ABA, conversion therapy, ableism, A$, brief suicide mention

note: I wrote this paper as an english assignment for a neurotypical audience. Because of this, it goes over a lot of “basics” that you probably already know (like what “allistic” means) but I’m hoping this can serve as a resource to direct your cure-seeking friends/family to.

here is a link to the same paper on google docs in a more accessible, easily linkable form. 

see end of paper for works cited.

long essay under the cut

Keep reading

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What Teens Should Expect From Their First Gynecologist Visit | ABC News

Visiting a gynecologist for the first time can be awkward and embarrassing for some teens. But the visit is crucial to help them understand their bodies and lay the groundwork for future health and wellness.

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Annuale | Saturday Night Live (February 23, 2008)

For women on the go…