I am genuinely sympathetic whether you believe it or not. I don't like hearing that anyone is in pain and I never meant to be rude. However, I still don't think you understood my post or that your response applies.
Also, how is womens health issues such as periods taboo in this modern era? I see tampon commercials every two seconds on television, mammograms on live television, etc. Decades ago, sure. But not today. Very little is taboo in this day and age except for things that should be like incest or pedophilia.
When I said you needed to speak to a professional, I meant a psychiatrist (I apologize for my bluntness). I say that because if you are so ashamed of your own body enough to forgo treatment or at the very least speak to a trusted family member or friend, then that is a serious issue that goes outside the realm of physical medical treatment. That is a personal stigma that needs addressing.
I don't mean to disrespect you at all, but given what this thread was really about, and that is indeed tacky public speaking, then your message really doesn't apply. It's a much more dark and dramatized situation than someone simply talking about their personal business at a gas station because they weren't taught any better.
I do sympathize and I am very sorry for any pain you have suffered. And yes, by all means, if someone has any sort of issue related to his or her sexual health and well being, then he/she most certainly should speak to someone asap and not be ashamed. You're right about that. I apologize if I didn't explain myself clearly.
Periods or any other women or mens sexual health issue isn't dirty or gross. I never said that, thought it, or implied it. It's like I've said a million times, there is a time and place for everything. If you're in a setting and with people where the talk is encouraged and appropriate then that's fantastic. Speak on!
Learning when and when not to speak is the difference and learning that is the sign of true maturity.
Travis, with all due respect, telling someone they need to see a psychiatrist is very insulting. You appear to be very single minded and stubborn in your view and opinion of my life. I dont know how simpler I can make my view for you, I have tried to spell it out previously...
I was not using my personal experience as a cry for help or attention, it was merely pointing out that, yes, while there is a time and place (I never once stated that such subjects should be discussed 'checking yorself at target'), but, that such subjects should not be so strictly taboo as to allow young women to feel their bodies should be kept hush hush at all times.
My story related because growing up in a stict and traditional english family, where I should never speak of such things, lead me to act the way I did relating to my sexual health. Something I have overcome and have no need to see a psychiatrist, but thanks for your uneducated mental health diagnosis.
Believe it or not, the subject is relevent, and I was adding my outlook on the topic. I apologise if freedom of expression is not tolerated in your world of class.
I would also, like to point out this... In response to another quote of mine you threw around expressions of what I can only assume were to mock 'white trash America' and referencing such places as the 'seven eleven' and 'waffle house'. I am a very
English young woman, who isnt afraid to say has come from a middle class background. Now I have no prejiduce with working class America, infact I find it rather romantic, but please dont assume someones background, just because their views dont live up to your visions of 'class'.
That aside, I do apreciate that you obviously sympathise with my situation, although its not what I was trying to gain... but I am thankful none the less. We obviously have very different views on the subject, while sharing some. Believe me, I do
agree that discussing such things in public is not pleasant, I certainly wouldnt go into a bar or restaurant and advise the bartender of the status of my menstrul cycle...
however I do believe that too strict a hold on the subject leads to feelings of embarrassment and shame for many young girls, and thats where the line is blurred. When is it appropriate? When is not appropriate? For example, had I discussed my situation openly in public, say a bar, with a friend, would that have been acceptable..? It may have saved alot of time in terms of medical assistance, however, would it have been shameful to do so? I was discussing the same subject of when is appropriate to discuss such matters, just putting a sexual health stamp on it, rather than just 'Yo girl, my period is so heavy, it looks like i slaughtered a bear in my pants'