The Best Birth Control In The World Is For Men by Jon Clinkenbeard
If I were going to describe the perfect contraceptive, it would go something like this: no babies, no latex, no daily pill to remember, no hormones to interfere with mood or sex drive, no negative health effects whatsoever, and 100 percent effectiveness. The funny thing is, something like that currently exists.
The procedure called RISUG in India (reversible inhibition of sperm under guidance) takes about 15 minutes with a doctor, is effective after about three days, and lasts for 10 or more years…
Oh, and when you do decide you want those babies, it only takes one other injection of water and baking soda to flush out the gel, and within two to three months, you’ve got all your healthy sperm again.
The trouble is, most people don’t even know this exists. And if men only need one super-cheap shot every 10 years or more, that’s not something that gets big pharmaceutical companies all fired up, because they’ll make zero money on it (even if it might have the side benefit of, you know, destroying HIV).
Today I left the house. I suppose that won’t come as a surprise to anyone but me. I have been holed up here for weeks, slinking out for groceries and work and then crawling back into my pit. Fortunately enough the pit usually has Netflix and tea and blankets and chocolate, but it’s not a great…
I’m sad tonight. I’m tired of working and never feeling like I get enough done.
The last time I let someone touch my skin,
it was not gentle and it was not kind.
It was angry and punctuated by sharp sighs
and pent up purpose.
I wanted to take his control away,
to make him feel small,
to show him how it felt when someone else
held him down and forced a…
Ugh the last stanza of this poem is PERFECT
Periods make me fail at adulthood. I haven’t gotten dressed yet today. At least my pet rat still loves me.
Thrift Store Chic
The desk shown looks pretty uninspired like something you’d pass in the local thrift store covered…
- inspiring workspace (via Add Simplicity)
“a humument” by tom phillips (1970)
A Humument: A treated Victorian novel is an altered book by British artist Tom Phillips, first published in 1970. It is a piece of art created over W H Mallock’s 1892 novel A Human Document whose title results from the partial deletion of the original title: A Hum
Phillips drew, painted, and collaged over the pages, while leaving some of the original text to show through. The final product was a new story with a new protagonist named Bill Toge, whose name appears only when the word “together” or “altogether” appears in Mallock’s original text (…) (wikipedia)
browse through the book here: http://www.tomphillips.co.uk/humument/index.html
Photog Makes Whimsical Art With Carpet, Construction Paper and Cat
California photographer Theresa Knudson had an epiphany when her cat Fluffy was sleeping on a blue carpet during a hot day.
“I cut out some construction paper balloons, fish, clouds, etc. and laid them down around him,” Knudson tells The Fluffington Post. “I stood on my sofa and shot from above.”
The rest is Internet history, as the photos have popped up on blogs all over the web. Knudson credits the technique to Jan von Holleben, whom she claims is the master.
Photos by Theresa Knudson, used with permission.