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Love your, um, faff

19 Feb

On the Mooncup poll, the word “faff” is number 170 on the list of popular names women give their vaginas, with 15 entries. I am impressed that their poll is enjoying so much attention.

Their marketing campaign for the Mooncup is necessarily sensitive and features an extensive FAQ: women probably don’t easily make a switch to such a strange new product, for such an intimate need. Yet they struck a chord with their poll, where women can anonymously celebrate the relationship they have with their, um, cookie (number 31 with 99 entries).

My period started again today, and I am currently weighing up taking a painkiller or remaining vaguely, almost pleasantly aware of this season by the dull ache just under my tummy. I guess I desire to interact with my feminity, with my fertility. Virginity probably increases this desire, as there is no other time besides my period when I interact with my body so intimately.

The Mooncup is appealing for the same reason. Besides the eventual cost effectivity, the logistical ease, and everything else they advertise, it will also require me to be in touch with my vagina more than otherwise am. That would be cool.