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to hate the term 'on the blob'?

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Champersonice · 04/05/2011 11:28

After reading about jam sponges on the mooncup thread, I googled and took a look. Under FAQs, they have used the term 'blob'. Yuk! I just hate that expression. Who agrees and what other terms do you dislike?? First one to say, 'got the painters in' gets a jam sponge Wink

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TottWriter · 04/05/2011 14:17

Lying - I don't think the point of this thread is about announcing it to the world, more that, if the subject comes up (which it does occasionally, especially if your partner doesn't do sex while you're bleeding), how you refer to it then.

SueSylvesterforPM · 04/05/2011 14:18

'On me Jam' has got to be worse lol

ExitPursuedByALamb · 04/05/2011 14:19

Read all through this thread, did not have anything to add, then went to click "I'm on" at the top of the page and it made me Grin. I am not by the way.....

TottWriter · 04/05/2011 14:20


Thing is, once you start thinking that way, it's hard not to see the double meanings everywhere.

Champersonice · 04/05/2011 14:21

Thank you Tott, my sentiments exactly!

There are other times it has to be brought up too - like when talking to a Dr or HV blah blah blah. Great to use the Jo Brand line to a health professional Shock

And come off it Lying, is it really something that should be swept under the carpet and not be discussed. Come on...bit dark ages!

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thelittlefriend · 04/05/2011 14:21

Champers I'm sat here desperately trying to think of someone I would dare say Twatsplat too. Right, that's decided, I'll say it to dp later to see the look on his face!

LadyWord · 04/05/2011 14:22

I say to DP "I've got my period" in a slightly sheepish way that also indicates, "yes I know I've been a grumpy cow for a week, sorry..." Blush

But I love "on the blob". Also at university there was a really awful, but funny rugby song about it (isn't it weird what rugger buggers find to focus on...) that had things like...

You can tell by the smell that she isnt very well...
You can tell by the string, that there's something up her thing...
You can tell by the moaning, that she's losing haemoglobin...

Made me larf. Blush again

Champersonice · 04/05/2011 14:23

Tott, also if partner DOES do sex Shock hence the XP that would ask if the mouse was in!!!

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Champersonice · 04/05/2011 14:24

Littlefriend, you have to do it and tell us his expression and response!!

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thelittlefriend · 04/05/2011 14:24

Ladyword that song is gross but hilarious

shareatip · 04/05/2011 14:26

I like this! I prefer to say "I am riding the cotton pony".

TottWriter · 04/05/2011 14:27

Champers - well, mine certainly doesn't (he has joked that I'm "unclean" a few times before now, but is still prepared to go and buy me tampons if they're on the list).

I used to assume that no one had sex during their periods, but apparently some people do. Obviously theirs aren't that heavy, or that would literally be a bloody nuisance to clean up after.

LadyClariceCannockMonty · 04/05/2011 14:33

Tott, some people don't even mind heavy ones ... Have you read that Erica Jong novel (is it Fear of Flying?) where she and a frankly Dionysiac lover have hot sex with her on her period?

Champersonice · 04/05/2011 14:33

I don't mind, tbh I am rather more eager when Arsenal are playing at home Grin but my DH isn't a fan, literally hahahaha. Gosh, just having a private joke there - sorry!! It was my XP that didn't mind. Another time in my life...

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LyingWitchInTheWardrobe2726 · 04/05/2011 14:36

Tottwriter... He just knows... I lose my marbles and am quite forgetful. Blush

I definitely wouldn't feel like sex, I'm too squeamish and just hate the thought of it.

TitsalinaBumSquash · 04/05/2011 14:38

This is an interesting thread..

I now think someone should start one with all the names we can think of for,

Male Genitals
Female Genitals

< mainly because I am childish and find it hilarious>

Groovee · 04/05/2011 14:43

It was "mollies" when I was at school. Dh used the word recently and it seemed quite yukky now compared to normal when at school.

LyingWitchInTheWardrobe2726 · 04/05/2011 14:48

Champersonice... I've realised, from posting on MN, that I'm quite old-fashioned about some things but I don't know, there are some things that I would have thought that women would want to keep private somehow? I'm obviously wrong in thinking that, but I do think that.

Fluter · 04/05/2011 14:51

My mother used to use the 'curse' one on the extremely rare occasions that the subject was brought up. I seem to remember her being slightly nonplussed when I hadn't told her I'd started my periods - I just couldn't quite see what it had to do with her!

I just tell DH that 'Nature's hit' - that's all he needs/ wants to know

JeremyKylesPetProject · 04/05/2011 14:56

Also just remembered. ds calls my sanitary towels 'knicker plasters' after witnessing me change one in the ladies loo one day and asking what they are for. So by his reasoning (following my frank and informative explanation that didn't have the words twat or splat in) they are plasters for your knickers. AIBU that I object to him telling the checkout lady that "Mummy has a bleedy widgy"? :o

thumbwitch · 04/05/2011 14:59

I can't stand "on the blob" - my sister uses that one sometimes and I cringe.
I don't like "Aunty Flo" either - too twee.

I am not much into the euphemisms for it - if I have to say anything, I tell people I have my period; or if it's DH I usually just tell him I'm bleeding.

MsScarlettInTheLibrary · 04/05/2011 15:00

I'm with you LyingWitch!

I don't call it anything. Can't recall an occasion I have needed to refer to it in the last ten years.

MsScarlettInTheLibrary · 04/05/2011 15:02

Oh apart from talking to DD of course. And then it's just the correct biological words.

Champersonice · 04/05/2011 15:04

I have a friend who's driving instructor (not that it makes ANY difference but it was about twenty years ago), would say, "if she's old enough to bleed, she's bleeding old enough" which is absolutely disgusting!!! It has scarred my friend for life!

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kreecherlivesupstairs · 04/05/2011 15:04

Just remembered another one. DH occasionally calls it a commotion in your knickers.
I saw a bizarre arts programme a couple of months ago. A beardy man introduced his (I think) Japanese partner who was naked on the seashore. She whipped out her tampon and started drawing on herself.
DH left the room.

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