Boo, I like having an excuse to cry just because I am having trouble tying my shoe laces, drop the iron, or lose my pencil momentarily...
Ladies, I think we should do as the Victorians did- refuse to get out of bed when the painters are in!
I heard that a few years back the male company of a ship decided to buy all the tampons and sanitary towels onboard. Once they had accumulated the stock pile they had a hoard of females desperate for femi-hygeine products, and used their new found power to align a regime of female slavery. Once the females had signed a contract, which meant that they were obliged to perform certain â€˜dutiesâ€™ (the specifics were never revealed to me), the lads â€˜releasedâ€™ the tampons and sold them at an inflated rate.
I remember years ago - at least 20 - reading that you could take the pill permanently if you wanted to - women particularly did it if they were going into situations where it would be inconvenient or to make sure they didn't 'get the painters in' when they got married. Problem is that one of the times it would be most convenient eg travelling in very very hot countries you might get the runs anyway and then the drug wouldn't stay in your body long enough to work. Never fancied it - might be useful on the space programme I suppose.