...to wonder what kind of loon powders her minge?

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badbride Wed 19-Jun-13 07:48:00

So the "using talc on your nether regions increases your ovarian cancer risk" story is doing the rounds in the media again. (Daily Mail)

There's an argument to be had about how these risks are being communicated in the media. That's not my point. My point is that I'm flabbergasted by the claim that 40% of women feel it necessary to dust their bits with talc on a regular basis.

Is this really true? If so, WHY???? The thought of doing this never even occurred to me. Are these women mad, or am I just a manky old bint?

Apologies for the Daily Mail link. For the sake of balance, here's Cancer Research UK's take on the topic.

EspressoMonkey Sun 23-Jun-13 06:50:40

MIL uses talc. We thought it was cocaine, for a long while. Whenever she came to stay there would be white powder deposits on the top of the wall mounted chrome loo roll holder. DH drew a line in the powder and rubbed it on his gums. I asked him if it was cocaine, but he said he didn't know as he didn't use it but that is what they did in the movies. Fool. eventually we detected the smell of Lily of the Valley which suggested it was not cocaine.

I couldn't understand why it was only on the top of the loo roll holder as the bathroom is pretty big, why talc yourself near the loo? But apparently MIL liked to prop one leg up on the loo seat and talc her bits that way.

AmbrosiaCreamedMice Sun 23-Jun-13 06:58:31

@ DrHolmes I've heard great things about Dr Hauschka Body Powder. Google and see what you think. This stuff: www.amazon.com/dp/B001V9LUW6/ref=asc_df_B001V9LUW62572204?smid=A5F9JK1915JPL&tag=dealtmp287097-20&linkCode=asn&creative=395105&creativeASIN=B001V9LUW6

AmbrosiaCreamedMice Sun 23-Jun-13 06:59:21

Another vote for under-boob talcing here... I also often use it on armpits instead of chemical deodorants but now wondering if it is a 'kinder' alternative...
Also, just bought massive tub of burts bees baby bees talc for PFB due in 5 weeks so off to research if I'm killing her before she's born confused

MummytoMog Sun 23-Jun-13 09:36:54

We still have the forty tubs of talc we were bought when DD was born. I've occasionally powdered DS's nappy area when he was getting a persistent sweat rash, but otherwise I just don't really like it. I'm intrigued by the under boob powder notion though, might be worth a try...

Not so sure about the piñata. I'll ask DH if he fancies it.

Dubjackeen Sun 23-Jun-13 10:18:24

I remember talc being an 'essential' for a baby, years ago.
As for other uses, mentioned here, no, I hadn't heard of them, but this thread made me laugh a lot. grin

snooter Sun 23-Jun-13 12:12:14

I found a little spray can of Vaginal Deodorant in my mother's underwear drawer when I was about 13-14. This was in the late 70s. Urgh - I wish I hadn't been rummaging about.

Sparklingbrook Sun 23-Jun-13 12:16:48

Foof spray? shock

SunshineBossaNova Sun 23-Jun-13 13:20:53

Arf at lily-of-the-valley flavoured cocaine Espresso.

valiumredhead Sun 23-Jun-13 13:33:57

Snooter-be grateful it was just deodorant <scarred for life >

thismumismad Sun 23-Jun-13 14:29:48

From what I can remember, I will do some research in a bit but wasn't the talc that was found on cancerous ovaries from powdered gloves of the technicians who were testing the samples.

SunshineBossaNova Sun 23-Jun-13 15:48:09

That makes a lot of sense mad.

After thinking the corn flour (not talc) on the minge and a pouf of dust as you snap your knickers back in place was a good idea. Seeing I was heading to exercise and we live 5 miles form the sun. Don't do it!
I happily went off, did Zumba, came back and wondered what that was on my bum! Turns out the cloud will permeate the knickers and black exercise leggings, I looked like I had sat on something blush no one said anything at the studio grin I wonder if they knew?

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