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Ariel Loveless
@Ariel Loveless
05/27/13 07:36:04PM
11 posts

Girls: Sea Pearls Sponges?


Alternative Lifestyles and Subcultures

I'm very interested to get some for my youngest sister, she hasn't started bleeding yet but it can happen any day now. I don't have any money right now, however when I do I'd love to buy from you. Do you have a website or any kind of shop set up?

Elaine Crittenden said:

Also I would be willing to make a starter set to try at home for cheap. I use flannel tops, terry cloth inners, and fleece for the backs :)

updated by @Ariel Loveless: 07/22/15 07:36:05AM
Ariel Loveless
@Ariel Loveless
05/27/13 07:26:16PM
11 posts

Girls: Sea Pearls Sponges?


Alternative Lifestyles and Subcultures

I've heard of Diva Cups long before I found out about menstrual sponges but I was way too intimidated to try it.. I think I still am. xD

Heidi said:

I use the Diva Cup. It's great. No waste and no cost (after initial purchase). No risk of TSS and no emergency trips to the store. I highly recommend trying it! :)

Ariel Loveless
@Ariel Loveless
05/27/13 07:22:03PM
11 posts

Girls: Sea Pearls Sponges?


Alternative Lifestyles and Subcultures

Unfortunately, unless you're using cloth pads, pads are bleached and made of synthetic fibers so they do have those risk factors same as tampons. It's really a matter of how much that bothers you or not.

Light Faerie ~ said:

I have never heard of Jade & Pearl, nor have I heard that tampons can be risky. Hm. There's nothing wrong with pads either, seems safer than tampons. I switch it up, using tampons on nights out & such.

Ariel Loveless
@Ariel Loveless
05/27/13 07:10:24PM
11 posts

Girls: Sea Pearls Sponges?


Alternative Lifestyles and Subcultures

Their pamphlet says you shouldn't boil them because it will shorten the sponges lifespan but girls on other forums/blogs say they boil it. I've been soaking it in warm water with a couple drops of tea tree oil for 10+ minutes. Other than tea tree oil you can use acv, sea salt, hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, and colloidal silver. I'm sure there are other ways to clean it those are just what I know of so far.

Ariel Loveless
@Ariel Loveless
05/27/13 06:35:23PM
11 posts

Girls: Sea Pearls Sponges?


Alternative Lifestyles and Subcultures

I changed the color.

the Barrellady said:

hard to read dark purple on black background

Ariel Loveless
@Ariel Loveless
05/27/13 05:27:55PM
11 posts

Girls: Sea Pearls Sponges?


Alternative Lifestyles and Subcultures

I'm real new to the idea of alternative menstrual products. After researching and being told about the awful risks (not just TSS) associated with bleached tampons and synthetic fibers, I've decided to make the switch to a much more healthy and natural method. So I just started trying out Jade & Pearl Sea Sponge Tampons, I'm still getting use to it, it's very different but it doesn't feel like my vagina is absorbing toxins which was how I felt when using conventional tampons. Anyway I'm wondering if any of you girls use these and what you think about them?


updated by @Ariel Loveless: 02/14/15 04:59:57AM
Ariel Loveless
@Ariel Loveless
02/01/13 01:03:43PM
11 posts

Opinions on Birth Control Pills?


Alternative Lifestyles and Subcultures

Everybody's different. When I took birth control (I used Loestrin 24Fe) I never had any noticeable problems, I used it for 2 1/2 years it helped a whole lot with the terrible physical agonizing pain and sickness I get when I start my period which was the reason I decided to go on birth control in the first place, because seriously any kind of obligations I had school, work, whatever was not happening during that misery which was a problem, and you know I didn't have to worry about getting pregnant. And that's what I loved about birth control, it cured me of that pain and illness but I was always always always so paranoid about fucking my system up if I missed a day or didn't take it at the exact same time every single day which I did a lot and that's no good. Vaginas are so touchy and those lil doses of hormones change so much it's scary and can cause hidden minor issues that will later become known and severe if you don't regulate it properly. So being off of birth control (it's been 4-5months) I like that I am no longer paranoid about those things everything feels the way it should be- natural and I notice my sexual drive is going back up, downer side that evil pain is back and I worry about getting pregnant. Will I go back on birth control? Yes I want to, I'd still be on it if I had insurance to pay for it, however not being on it I see clearly how it has affected me and what has changed.

Ariel Loveless
@Ariel Loveless
12/20/12 02:40:26AM
11 posts

I may need an intervention:)


Dread Maintenance

The way I see it is you can be super high maintenance as much as you want or not at all with your dreadlocks, but if you want some maintenance why not do your own kind of upkeep? Try experimenting with different dreadlocks routines and see what works best for you, just be aware of how your hair/scalp reacts and understand what is you are doing and using (you don't want dead hair) product-wise I'd stick with something natural keep it in moderation and balance. Of course, ya know, if you're lazy you could totally find out what that place your friend goes to is all about. Ask them specific questions, if you like what you hear but are still unsure well then there is only one way to find out how you really feel about it.

Ariel Loveless
@Ariel Loveless
03/07/13 04:05:50PM
11 posts

Before OR After?


dreads jobs employment issues

Thanks very much for the advice, doesn't matter that it was late. Anyway I ended up dreading, not waiting. I'm at 6 months right now.. however I still don't have a job well I did have one but it was bs and that's all I'm a say about it. I'm still on the search with no luck and it's really depressing. My options are very limited without a car and around where I live because majority of places around here are small businesses not needing any help and the places I think are promising just lead me on to nothing and waste my time. I even resorted to online jobs but that hasn't been going anywhere. I don't know what to do about this.. it's so frustrating. My next step is to take the train and look elsewhere, surely someone will hire me right?

Ariel Loveless
@Ariel Loveless
07/13/12 02:30:55AM
11 posts

Before OR After?


dreads jobs employment issues

Awesome! Thanks =D
Ideally that is the goal, I'm still figuring what is that I'd enjoy doing plus I also need to learn the craft of all these different arts that interest me. I have much to learn and experience to gain before I can become my own boss.

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