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Latina Writes Letter About Tampons To Her Mom – And It’s Hilarious

Dear Hi Mom,

It’s time for us to talk about something we’re both going to hate. It involves my vagina and a foreign object. I’m sorry, I know this is going to be super awkward for the both of us.

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When I first got my period you gave me “The Period Talk.” Granted, you did an okay job explaining that if I have sex or even think about it, I’d end up pregnant and that this officially made me a señorita – whatever that means. You gave me the proper tool, an ultra maxi pad. But honestly, I’m tired of wearing diapers under my skinny jeans and I don’t want to get started on the overnight extra heavy flow pads that go all the way up to my lower back.

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Insisting that I wear pads is by far the most humiliating thing you could’ve done to me. Every time I go to the restroom to change, everyone knows I’m PMSing because they hear me rip the pad off my underwear. Also, did you forget that I’m sitting on a pillow made up of my own blood for hours at a time? And do you know how hard it is to get rid of a dirty pad when there’s no trash can in the bathroom? It’s the worst.

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Later, no thanks to you, I discovered a little something called a tampon. When I asked you about it, you said, “¡NO!” right away “porque ya no vas a ser virgen.”

But mom, I’ve done my research and here are a few facts about tampons you need to know.

1. As romantic as it sounds, tampons do not take your virginity.

2. Although I won’t wear a white skirt or do gymnastics in a tampon, it does hold everything in place.

3. It’s not just my friends that you don’t like that are wearing them. It’s what most women under 41 use.

4. I know you’re afraid it’ll hurt me or get stuck. No mom, when a tampon is inserted correctly, you don’t feel a thing and your cervix is way too small to let a tampon through. I’m safe.

5. No need for you to show me how to use one, we have ton of YouTube videos, which saves us both the weird conversation.

So, it would be great if next time you go to the store, you buy me a box and leave it on my bed. Glad we had the talk. Love you.

For the love of periods, share.

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Users Shared The Best Sex Advice They Ever Got And Get Ready For Some Fun!

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Users Shared The Best Sex Advice They Ever Got And Get Ready For Some Fun!

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So you’re in quarantine, holed up at home all day, and the sex (either with your partner or quarantine buddy) is getting tedious. Likely this has nothing to do with your mate but a whole heck of a lot do with your current pandemic stress. And we get it, having sex under pressure (particularly when every day is uncertain) can be kind of a hard thing to do.

Fortunately, we came across a few threads on Reddit with some helpful tips not only on how to spice things up, but also how to do things the right way.

Check out some of the best pieces of sex advice Reddit users have received below.

“Sister in-law told us to ditch the PJs and sleep naked. Frequency of sex increased almost immediately.” – Smartyandfarty

“There was a story on reddit where this guy said a girl his dad pointed out was out of his league abd the dad said something like ‘Son, let her decide if she won’t fuck you.’ Pretty good advice.” – Pakyul

“Cut your finger nails.”- Reddit user=

“Making it fun is usually the answer to whatever happens in bed.” – TalkingFromTheToilet

“70-year-old give-no-fucks biology teacher at a Catholic High School: ‘Ladies never trust the man. Use a diaphragm.'” –kalechipsyes

“I tell my kids, “If you think getting a condom ruins the mood, imagine what a crying baby will do for it.” – AFuddyDuddy

“Tell him exactly what you want him to do – a guy I was casually seeing. After two long term relationships (3 Years & 4 years) with 0 orgasms, this little tip made orgasms regular with my current BF. Seems obvious, but I know lots of other women who have experienced something similar.” – FluffyRadcliffe

“Always use a condom, otherwise you have an accident and have to name it.” –Drulock

“Stop trying to **** **** like they do in porn. Find your own style and comfort level and it’s a win/win. I used to be so awkward and now I actually enjoy doing it. Also enjoying it is half the battle. Men like it much more when there’s some enthusiasm!”- Daisy716

“No teeth, lots of slobber, make it look really fun, and do it for him regularly.” – Girlwhofliesoften

“Don’t be afraid to discuss what you like and don’t like in bed, including weird kinks. Never gonna live that fantasy out of your partner doesn’t even know about it.” – EpicBlinkstrike187

“Strap on. Get one.” – pancakemixes

“Yo, imma let you finish, but the spiderman finger position is the best fingering position of all time!” –FlowersOfSin

“I suggest looking at the lyrics to the song “lick it” by God-des and She. Have fun.” – sugartea

“I’m a woman and I recognize this might seem self explanatory to others but to me it took some talking out. Move! Literally just move! Friction feels good and a lot of men will be very surprised and impressed if you actively participate in the sexing, by moving your hips back and forth, touching them, etc. Surprise! Men like a partner that doesn’t lay there like a fish! I regrettably used to lay very still and let him “have his way with me”. While sexy in theory, no one wants to fuck a dead fish. My ex-boyfriend gave me this advice while we were fucking.” – ExoticNoodle

“Start very slowly and look at her the whole time.”- IngridDruslan

“You have to feel it out. There is no tutorial for sex. It’s practice. The best thing that you can do is to do what you might want done to you, at the same time take in how she’s enjoying it. The no.1 thing that’s horny about sex is the getting to know each other. I’ve been in situations where I had no clue what I was doing when I was young but my energy was enough to make them cum, if not my skill. Just feel it out.”- gemaliasthe1st

“My only tip is to not take it so seriously. If you fumble or feel awkward, just laugh about it. Have fun and take it easy. Even if neither of you orgasm, the important part is that you both enjoy it.” – astroboletos

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It Turns Out Your Underwear Might Have An Expiration Date (!)

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It Turns Out Your Underwear Might Have An Expiration Date (!)

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When it comes to being strict about “sell by” and expiration dates, you might think that you only have to be concerned about the perishables in your refrigerator. However, as it turns out, the time runs out on quite a few of the items you have in your dresser as well. That could potentially include your underwear. That’s right, a recent piece published by Refinery29 has revealed that the thongs, boxers, boy shorts, and panties you have, might need to be tossed out after a certain amount of time.

Speaking to Dr. Philip M. Tierno, a professor of microbiology and pathology at the New York University School of Medicine, Refinery found that “there’s about one-tenth of a gram of poop in the average pair of ‘clean’ underwear.”

Yuck, right?

According to Tierno, “washing machines may not kill all the organisms.”

Speaking about underwear, Tierno says there’s no germ-related reason to toss out old underwear as long as you’re washing it regularly and after every use. “As long as you’re washing and disinfecting your underwear, and they’re mechanically functional, with no holes, and they’re not soiled, you can keep those,” Tierno explained. “When they become frayed or the elastic stops working, you’ll know to replace them.”

The inoculum effect, which means it takes a certain amount of organisms to cause an infection,” he went onto explain. “Your machine won’t leave behind enough microbes to create a problem for you, Tierno says. If you want to be extra careful, disinfect your washing machine by running a bleach cycle with no clothes on a monthly basis, to make sure it’s not collecting extra bacteria, he recommends.”

Tierno pointed out that to properly clean your underwear you should toss them in a washing machine with a detergent that contains peroxide.

Tierno says that you should check the label of your underwear to find out the hottest setting to wash your clothing.

“Washing machines may not kill all the organisms, but there’s another phenomenon, the inoculum effect, which means it takes a certain amount of organisms to cause and infection,” he explained. “Your machine won’t leave behind enough microbes to create a problem for you, Tierno says. If you want to be extra careful, disinfect your washing machine by running a bleach cycle with no clothes on a monthly basis, to make sure it’s not collecting extra bacteria, he recommends.”

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