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u/3ap · 2 pointsr/AskWomen

Check out . I haven't seen this one yet, but the one for younger girls was pretty good. Also, this is a good resource There's tons of information online about normal sexual development, and it's good to teach your girls about "good" touch and "bad" touch - especially since a bunch of idiots have had sex ed removed from schools. You need to get your wife on board with these things - she'll be at least as big of an influence as you are in terms of comfort with their bodies and development. Your job is mainly to treat your wife well, be respectful towards other women and to not freak out when they start dating. The not freaking out part will be hard since you know how teenage boys think and you know damn well they will go as far with your daughters as they can and half of them will run if things get rough. Teach your daughters that they should never go farther than they want, that they should not always be pleasing others and that they need birth control and condoms when they start having sex. And also teach them that sex is an intimate act that is beautiful but will also leave them vulnerable (at least in the beginning). It should be enjoyable but shouldn't be shared with everyone.

Kids are exposed to things much earlier than they were in the past. And way before their emotional development is ready for it. So watch for signs that your daughters are asking questions or learning things from other kids. Have private talks with them to give them information when this happens because you don't want them learning about sex from the wrong people. Put secure settings on your computer so that they don't see porn because a lot of it can get rough and violent, and they will never be able to un-see it. Girls are not empowered by looking sexy. They are empowered by being strong and confident and being loved as whole people - not sexual objects. If your girls are valued for who they are, they will be comfortable and confident and they will grow into their sexuality on their own.

u/msim4044 · 2 pointsr/AskWomen

I'm copying these ideas from another post I made on the thread for a Secret Santa but I think they still apply

u/_knockaround · 2 pointsr/AskWomen

I've read and loved almost all of the recommendations already here (TAMORA PIERCE). But to add some that haven't been mentioned (and trying really hard to not overload you with 20 books at once), I read and reread Robin McKinley's The Hero and the Crown and its prequel so. many. TIMES. Maybe even more than I reread Tamora Pierce. Patricia McKillip, Maria Snyder, Patricia C. Wrede (Dealing with Dragons quartet), Althea Kontis, Francesca Lia Block, Libba Bray and Susan Fletcher (Dragon Chronicles) are similar authors to check out for awesome female-driven fantasy, with varying degrees of lightheartedness. Wrede, Fletcher, Snyder and Kontis all wrote books that lean a little less epic/serious, Block writes a lot in prose that's also a very quick (but more intense) read, McKillip tends to be more wordy but beautifully so, and Bray can kind of go either way depending on the series.

For more contemporary fiction, RACHEL COHN (of "Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist"). Her Gingerbread series has content a good deal more mature than Angus, Thongs, etc., but her style is similarly irreverent and witty and really fun. Seriously, check her out. Sharon Creech's Walk Two Moons is like a much younger version of Cohn, still zingy and sweet. For a quieter modern-day read, Garret Freymann-Weyr writes realistic (more mature) young adult relationships, and introduced me to the idea of bisexuality in a sort of roundabout way.

Julia Alvarez relates stories about the Latina-American experience incredibly well, although I think the first book I read by her takes place solely in the Dominican Republic. According to my reading list, I guess young me got sick of reading about other white people, so I'll add Marjane Satrapi's hilarious graphic novel Persepolis and the more sedate Shabanu series by Suzanne Fisher Staples.

I'd also strongly second comments for Gail Carson Levine, E.L. Konigsberg, and did I mention Tamora Pierce?

(I tried to link a lot of authors to my faves from their work, but I won't be mad if you never look at any of them. Is your reading list long enough now? Also, I know you didn't ask for a ton of fantasy/historical fiction recs, but I think a lot of us defined our teenagerhood by and identified more strongly with one of those series or another.)

tl;dr my top three recs that haven't been mentioned yet are Rachel Cohn, Julia Alvarez, and that one duo by Robin McKinley.

u/zuzuanna · 1 pointr/AskWomen

I’m not the person you replied to, but I strongly recommend The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer.

I personally find the book to be a little more spiritual than I prefer, but if you feel the same, I urge you to try to stick with it anyway. I think about the lessons from the book almost daily. He really guides you through practical steps you can take to observe your own emotions and common scenarios that cause people to get overwhelmed (and then how to help resolve them).

Meditation practice is also a great way to practice mindfulness. If you’re interested in guided sessions that teach how to meditate in a mindful, observant way, I recommend trying the Insight Timer app. There are lots of free classes and guided lessons that can teach you how to be still and observe your surroundings, your body, your emotional state and mind.

u/aefd4407 · 2 pointsr/AskWomen

Happy to help! What's your budget? I'm on mobile - let me see if I can grab links to what I would recommend based on what you want to spend

Edit: these are the markers I have and I love them. A bit pricy but worth it if it's in your budget:
(There is actually a bigger set you can get from I think)

For a coloring book, I have a couple I like:
This one (and the other ones by this author/artist) is great:

This one also looks nice. I don't have it but one of my friends does:

u/MuppetManiac · 3 pointsr/AskWomen

I can't help with makeup. I don't wear any. At all. Unless I'm going on a job interview.

It took me about 15 years to figure out how to deal with hot, humid weather, and curly hair. Here are all my secrets.

  1. I don't wash my hair very often. Like, every three days. The natural oil in my hair helps hold the curl together and frizz less. I also use sulfate free shampoo to keep more of my natural oil in my hair when I do wash it. Your hair gets frizzy in the humidity because it's too dry.

  2. I plop my hair after I do wash it. You would be amazed how much difference it makes in keeping my curls tight, and together. I use a mousse or a cream in my dripping wet hair before I plop it.

  3. I have learned a half dozen up-do's from Lilith Moon for curly hair that make my hair look really "done" but seriously take 5 minutes. I'm actually wearing my hair in one right now. Long curly hair in Texas in 110 degree weather equals heatstroke. So I wear it up.

  4. I pick hairstyles that already look a bit messy on purpose, so that if a hair gets out of place here or there, it's not a big deal. It still looks "right."

    These secrets only work of course if you are willing to embrace your curly hair and work with it, instead of trying to attain perfectly flat-ironed hair that only exists in magazines and on people who naturally have absolutely no body in their hair. If you're trying to get straight hair in this weather and your hair naturally curls or waves, well, good luck with that. If you're still struggling with your curly girl identity, I suggest you read this book. It was the only thing that convinced me that curly hair is beautiful too.
u/everdancing · 1 pointr/AskWomen

My parents gave me two books called The Care and Keeping of You and The Care and Keeping of Me pre-puberty. They were very helpful, and written a level little me (9 year old, maybe?) understood.

I just looked, and it seems they've revised the two books into one for younger girls, and one for older girls. I haven't read these, but they're probably still great. They answered a lot of questions I didn't even know I had, and prepared me for stuff I would have been scared of. In fact, I was so well prepared I was excited for my first period, not freaked out at all. I'd highly recommend getting one for your daughter.

The Care and Keeping of You for Younger Girls

The Care and Keeping of You for Older Girls

u/_sia_ · 1 pointr/AskWomen

Agree with the rest of the peeps who suggested seeing a doctor/therapy. Also, this is the second time I recommend this book today, but it's really that good: Feeling Good by David D. Burns. It has a great section on very spesific anger/conflict management strategies, in addition to being an all-around godsend when it comes to emotional health and cognitive skills for handling life in general.

u/AnonymousBBQ · 1 pointr/AskWomen

Sure, I responded to another poster, but I'll paste it here too!

For the face, I don't spend much more than 10-15 minutes a day on it, but I stick to this regimen daily for the most part. Here's what I do (YMMV):


  • Wake up, put rose hip seed oil on my face, walk my dog.

  • take a shower, proceed with a vitamin C serum, or Vitamin C with CoQ10 cream (just depends what I bought that time, I switch back and forth). Finish getting ready

  • Apply SPF, usually SPF 30 (I also have a CC cream with SPF20 if I feel like doing makeup)

  • Head out!

    Night (5 minutes):

  • Wipe makeup off with a Burt's Bees Wipe, wash with CoQ10 cleanser

  • Apply retinol every other night, coconut oil otherwise.

    Here are some of my favorite products:

  • BWC Vitamin C + CoQ10

  • ROC Retinol Cream

  • CoQ10 Cleanser

    Oh, I also use a Vitamin E oil I get from Trader Joe's, and I mostly use it on my chest and neck to keep that skin looking moisturized. I don't do it religiously, but I keep some in my bathroom.
u/-Mediocrates- · 1 pointr/AskWomen

Baking soda ingredient in natural deodorants typically cause itching and rashes. Try to use natural deodorants without baking soda. Organic 101 on Amazon has some great natural deodorants without baking soda and are also Usda organic so you can actually trust the ingredients.


if interested here is their amazon link. They have a 30 day money back guarantee as well if you dont like it:


u/megsbenny · 6 pointsr/AskWomen

I have very oily sensitive skin which can be hard to deal with since you need some pretty intense astringent to deal with my oil problems. I found this on amazon and it has changed my damn life. It's suuuper nice for sensitive skin and helpful for oily skin. I also use this from Lush, I know it's expensive but it is what helps me the best.

Good luck!

u/Equinoxfive · 6 pointsr/AskWomen

I work at American Girl and they have this book called "The Care and Keeping of You 2: The Body Book for Older Girls"

Also on Amazon for a lot cheaper...

One of the most popular books that we sell, and it's really helpful all around. 5 stars on amazon, even read the reviews! Awesome book, for a great price.

u/pandaeconomics · 3 pointsr/AskWomen

It's a horrible trade-off to make!

Here is the air purifier and I highly recommend getting both the suggested filter and pre-filter. The pre-filters get all of the pet hair and are cheaper so that you only replace those every so often instead of the entire filter. Once the pre-filter gets gray I replace it, about every month, but the actual filter only needs to be replaced a couple times a year in my experience. It depends on how much dust and other things are actually making it through.

Life has been much better with this and if you just need a dog-free space like the bedroom, it'll be even more effective because the space is smaller. :)

Edit: Also, I've had it since December of 2015 and it still works very well!

u/little-bun · 1 pointr/AskWomen

The Staedtler Triplus Fineliner is my all time favorite. I'm all about porous point pens because they don't smear and for whatever reason make my handwriting infinitely better than any other pen. I followed a bunch of study blogs on tumblr when I was in school and all the people that had the best handwriting and cutest notes swore by these pens. I especially love how many colors they have and the convenient carry case that turns into a stand.

u/IronTitsMcGuinty · 3 pointsr/AskWomen

Dealing with Dragons by Patricia Wrede. It's technically a young adult book, but I've loved it all my life and still do. The characters are AMAZING and you will laugh out loud reading it.

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/AskWomen

I think it would be much more like a regular bioshock game.

I don't think women were behind this product, read the reviews

People who game want good challenges, hopefully good story, great art, impressive physics

u/slowfa11 · 2 pointsr/AskWomen

Toners are used to minimize the appearance of pores, and are usually of made from super harsh ingredients like alcohol. The witch hazel tightens the pores and smooths the skin without being harsh and drying. It is a natural toner. The rose petal ingredient moisturizes, and the aloe soothes/decreases redness. This is what I use, if you're interested in it. It is my favorite part of my routine! :) It smells great too

u/llamacolypse · 7 pointsr/AskWomen

Victorinox 8 Inch Fibrox Pro Chef’s Knife which I got for my husband, we needed a better kitchen knife and this one was rated pretty well by america's test kitchen

Chooka rain boots I have thick calves and these rain boots are fantastic, they're a bit wide too so I can wear wooly socks with them.

My Asus laptop

This cat lounger my cats love, especially my chunky one

And my air purifier

u/Kate-Capsize · 1 pointr/AskWomen

Cool then I think you'll get these! If you don't know them already.

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle is the most famous one. I read it over and over. He also has tons of videos on YouTube.

The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer is the same principles but in much plainer English.

The Work by Byron Katie is an actual exercise you can do to challenge your thoughts. You ask four questions, and it helps deconstruct your thoughts and show you how untrue they are. And once you know they're not true, they lose their power. She also has lots of videos on YouTube.

Check out the reviews or vids and see if any speak to you. Books saved my life, it's amazing how something that costs $2 (I get them used) can change so much.

u/flyingcatpotato · 1 pointr/AskWomen

Not affiliated with the amazon link, but Shisheido Perfect Whip.

I have dry skin and it is strong enough to get sunscreen off while at the same time not tearing up my skin. I buy it in bulk.

You only have to use a pea sized amount so a tube lasts me four or five months with twice daily use. It is just the right mix of gentle/gets my face clean.

u/jigglylump · 3 pointsr/AskWomen

Yo I use the Flawless hair remover by Finishing Touch & it's great! It's an electric hair remover. I've never had any issues with it. I use it on my lip, unibrow area, etc. I use it every day & I love it.

Link👇🏻 (sorry I'm on mobile so I couldn't blend it in to words like the other reddit wizards)

u/acquiredsight · 1 pointr/AskWomen

I actually have one that I ordered on amazon (this, or something like it, for anyone who's interested) and it's pretty great. It attaches to the same water that fills the toilet tank, so it's a pretty easy install, less than an hour. But it can't travel with me!!

u/Wanderlustskies · 9 pointsr/AskWomen

These marker/pens are really nice and much cheaper on Amazon than in a store

Also I got a silk pillowcase, it's fantastic

And these boots are pretty nice

u/scottyboy218 · 12 pointsr/AskWomen

Bic Pens for HER (they're normal pens)

"BIC Cristal For Her has an elegant design - just for Her! It features a thin barrel designed to fit a women's hand. It has a diamond engraved barrel for an elegant and unique feminine style. "

Read the reviews, they are hysterical.

u/onewordeightletters · 1 pointr/AskWomen

I use this and love it! I would always break out after getting my lip waxed so I would put it off as long as possible. I discovered this product about a year ago and LOVE it. I've gotten one for my mother, sister, and grandmother and they all love it as well.


u/tralfamadorianMD · 36 pointsr/AskWomen

I remember my friend had a book called the "Girl Book" or something. It went into details about what a normal, healthy body looked like, with illustrations, including discharge in your underwear, pubic hair differences, etc. My mother could never talk to me about those things, and that book was INSANELY helpful. Before that book, I thought discharge meant I was pregnant because it started around the time I was being molested. Children's minds have no rhyme or reason sometime haha. I also had no idea how to clean properly, again something my mother never talked to me about. She basically pretended I didn't have a vagina. You may consider books like these:

u/angryqueerfeminist · 3 pointsr/AskWomen

For real. I have an ex that commented on a FB post I put up of a really entertaining listicle of the "masculinity so fragile" variety. And he got all butthurt like "isn't this just generalizing about men? wouldn't this be offensive if it was about women?" And I'm like no, dude, it's about toxic masculinity. Men should find it funny too. Just like, as a woman, I find it funny when people mock pens for women. Not everything is about you.

u/xenejiano · 1 pointr/AskWomen

I found [this book] ( to be helpful. I have very curly hair myself. I follow most of the advice from this book (and have a hairdresser who really knows what she's doing), and my hair usually looks pretty good. I get compliments all the time.

u/searedscallops · 1 pointr/AskWomen

I think that your BF has a great idea. Condoms are wonderful as both birth control and STI prevention. For BBT and charting, there's an amazing book - Taking Charge of Your Fertility, by Toni Weschler. In fact, I think all uterus owners should read this book.

As for me, I don't use BC with some partners, but condoms with others. I have struggled with infertility for about 6 years and since I'm not TTC, I'm totally cool with it. But at other points in my life, condoms worked well, as did charting all by itself.

u/deadasthatsquirrel · 3 pointsr/AskWomen

Join /r/waiting_to_try and start lurking at /r/TryingForABaby.

I'm 34 and I was on the pill for almost 16 years - I came off it in January to give my cycle a few months to sort itself out before we started trying at the end of April.

Everyone at TFAB will recommend reading Taking Charge of Your Fertility - it's like the TTC bible!

I also recommend reading The Impatient Woman's Guide to Getting Pregnant. She looks at the scientific research behind most common TTC things and tells you whether they're worthwhile or not.

u/joysbreath · 1 pointr/AskWomen

Shiseido Perfect Whip. A tube goes a long way and cleans super thoroughly.

u/mesophonie · 3 pointsr/AskWomen

Or you could get this amazing bidet! I actually bought this after another redditor posted it on a thread years back. Changed my life. Plus it's less than $30 and it was super easy for my husband to set up.

u/thesoundsyouknow · 4 pointsr/AskWomen

When I was around that age my mom had gotten me a book that had lots of stuff about periods, how to use tampons, and other puberty/changing body/general health stuff. It was great because I felt so awkward about talking about it, so I could just read it in private. There may be something better out there but I believe it was some version of this:

Also if she is worried about bothering her aunt/female relative or embarrassed to talk about it, maybe you could help set up a time for them to just hang out or get lunch or something? Like, not framing it as a time for her to ask questions or anything, just to spend time together, and then she might feel more comfortable as a resource.

u/bobapanda · 5 pointsr/AskWomen

I recommend the Schick Quattro bikini trimmer. You can adjust the blades to trim at several different lengths, it's easy to use (just press a button to turn on!), and works quite well.

u/piperandcharlie · 1 pointr/AskWomen

From my parents/family: A new coat, already purchased. Since we're living in my in-laws' attic with 4 cats, a HEPA filter. We could always use Petco, Target, or Amazon giftcards too - litter and food for 4 cats is a big part of our budget.

From fiance: wireless Bluetooth speaker for our attic room. Also, for my birthday (11/29) and Xmas gift, he's paying for our winter photoshoot :)

u/poesie · 0 pointsr/AskWomen

You need to read this book. Your problem is you are freaking your own self out - like this:

>So whenever I feel that a girl is attracted to me, my mind races through what would happen if I went for it (first date, start hanging out a lot, become comfortable with each other, sex) and I get uncomfortable.

The book will tell you how to get more control over your thoughts so that you can learn how to respond in a way that is in line with your own best interests. I learned about it on reddit. It's basically CBT - cognitive behavioral therapy.

u/VickHasNoImagination · 1 pointr/AskWomen

I got this for trimming about two years ago and never looked back. I usually take off the extender thingy and do a very close trim. It's perfect for all the tiny places down there.

Oh and it's much better than shaving because I never get those ingrown hairs anymore.

u/todayonbloopers · 19 pointsr/AskWomen

Feeling Good, the New Mood Therapy, a popular CBT book that is useful for a variety of problems. if you're in a rough spot financially, it's an older one so should be easy to find in libraries and other ways

not a book but very helpful, Wait But Why's breakdown of procrastination. if you like this post you'll also love the TED talk.

if you're a person who struggles with being attracted (to an unhealthy degree) to men that never return your interest, especially in the context of an abusive past or co-dependence, Mr Unavailable and the Fallback Girl

u/eternalistorm · 2 pointsr/AskWomen

I use Shiseido's Perfect Whip foaming cleanser (it's like slapping marshmallow whip on your face, the foam is so thick) and I use Queen Helene's Mint Julep Mask.

u/Pudums · 1 pointr/AskWomen

I hit puberty at 11 and my mom gave me "The Care and Keeping of You." It was just the right amount of stuff at that age and I memorized that book within a few days. I highly recommend that you pick up a copy and read it for yourself first, then pass it off to them in a couple years.

u/plywooden · 5 pointsr/AskWomen

You've prompted me to check these out:

I think I will get this. One review reported using 1/3 less t.p. and I know my septic system would appreciate this, plus the other obvious benefit.

u/turtlehana · 2 pointsr/AskWomen

Shouldn't you be asking this in /r/parenting. The majority of women here are childfree.

That being said how can anyone tell if someone is masturbating?
Evidence. Sticky sheets, sticky socks, lots of kleenex in the trash bin, lots of locking oneself in a room, extended periods of time in the bathroom, a request for more privacy, etc.

It's safe to assume that your child may be masturbating as early as 10 years old, sometimes younger and sometimes later.

There are books 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, you can buy your child or yourself about growing up and give it to them and if they have any questions they can ask you. (There are more than I suggested).

u/MISSINGNO_appeared · 4 pointsr/AskWomen

Aw, I'm so sorry you have to deal with all that :(

It's weird that some people react just fine to hormonal methods, while the rest of us suffer tremendously.

I found that spermicide + cycle-tracking was pretty effective for me, but not all women are able to successfully use that method. This book was my bible for a couple years.

u/Libbysmom · 1 pointr/AskWomen

Check out the curly girl line of products they really helped me and there is a book that actually teaches you how to wash and style your hair to bring out the best side of your curls.

u/nomongoose · 11 pointsr/AskWomen

All of these are fabulous!

I would also add Patricia C. Wrede's Enchanted Forest Chronicles. It begins with Dealing with Dragons, wherein Princess Cimorene decides that she's terribly bored with all this royal business and runs away to live with a dragon (sort of as an apprentice). I remember it being a lot of fun!

u/haszerofuckstogive · 2 pointsr/AskWomen

The Untethered Soul

This book was life changing for me. It teaches happiness through the art of letting go...

u/thebloodofthematador · 1 pointr/AskWomen

Well I only have the one and it was like $40, not sure what your budget is exactly. But here's a link!

u/lo_lei · 6 pointsr/AskWomen

Fertility awareness and withdrawal.

Withdrawal, when used properly, is nearly as effective as condoms.

For fertility awareness, pick up a copy of Taking Charge of Your Fertility.

u/RubberDucky_Meow · 1 pointr/AskWomen

this will help, the trimmer can trim back what's there to make it easier to shave. Go slow if you are worried and take your time.

u/mahayana · 7 pointsr/AskWomen

I use a Schick Quattro Bikini Trimmer. It gets crazy close, I love it.

u/transientavian · 4 pointsr/AskWomen

this is the book she got me. I also use Paul Mitchell Smoothing Gloss Drops to keep the frizz down. Two pumps works wonders. Other than that, it's just important to learn that an oily complex isn't always bad for curly hair, and how to handle your particular curl type.

u/Cuddle_Apocalypse · 31 pointsr/AskWomen

Offhand, the Amazon reviews for those are amazing though.

Edit: Make sure to look at all the five-star reviews. Seriously. I was in stitches the first time I read those.

u/caustickitten · 3 pointsr/AskWomen

I wish I had the hot water/ seat heater/ air dryer one but I only have the basic one

u/Journey66 · 11 pointsr/AskWomen

The BIC Cristal For Her Ball Pen

^just ^kidding, ^I'll ^use ^any ^old ^pen, ^but ^I ^love ^those ^reviews.

u/wondergingerwoman · 2 pointsr/AskWomen

This is the one we have (in US), not sure how plumbing differs where you're at but it attaches externally to the water line on the toliet. Bidet

u/xanadead · 24 pointsr/AskWomen

I'm just saying there's no need for womens pens. Example

u/babiesonacid · 12 pointsr/AskWomen

Rose petal witch hazel as a post-facewash toner. I have sworn by witch hazel for years and will never buy the 'regular' stuff again after having used the rose petal kind.

u/guinnypig · 0 pointsr/AskWomen

I had ParaGard for 8 months, two years ago. It was fucking awful from day one. My uterus was measured and everything. I wasn't too "small" and the placement was perfect (checked via ultrasound).

But goddamn, that thing was pure hell. The drugs given for insertion mimic labor contractions and make you shit non-stop. Then the insertion nearly made me pass out. After that, the cramping was horrific for a solid two weeks. Then it let up. BUT I had the heaviest periods imaginable with the most intense cramps I've ever felt. I couldn't move. Couldn't eat. Couldn't sleep. Couldn't work! I passed out on the job, sitting behind my computer. I was taking RX pain pills to manage and they weren't enough.

So after 8 months of pain, tears, and blood, I had the fucking thing pull out. Oh and btw, my insurance didn't cover it at the time. So I paid $800 out of pocket. Then about the time I had it pulled I got a $600 check in the mail from the insurance company for the device.

The day I had it pulled, the pain and hell was over. It was amazing.

Anyways, I employ the pull out method. Not the safest, but I'm married and don't care if kids happen. I also understand my cycles and can track my fertility. "Taking Charge of Your Fertility" is the female bible and EVERY woman should read it.