I’m just going to address this quickly because I still get funny looks/questions/laughed at when I talk about wearing condoms, using condoms or buying condoms. Indeed, my spouse and I both have vaginas, but we use condoms regularly. The problem (and my frustration) is:
A. Not everyone uses condoms right now, especially people who don’t have penises
B. Some people without penises really need to use condoms
For some education on why you should use condoms, even if you don’t have a penis or don’t use a penis in sex:
The rate of HPV that’s spreading and how easily it’s spread is scary, and can lead to full-blown cancer. Someone in my family had pre-cancerous cells found in them and they still have to get regular check-ups to be screened for cancer in their cervix. There are also a ton of other STI’s that can be had from fluid contact (vagina to vagina included, or even from fingers, tongues, etc.) and shared toy use.
Also, a lot of common toys, especially dildos, are made from materials that can’t be sanitized effectively, so not only does that increase a risk of passing along STIs, but it also can lead to bacterial infections from the toys never being able to be truly cleaned, or other nasty reactions from non-medical-grade PVC or other materials that your body doesn’t like.
So, people who have vaginas or use toys: USE CONDOMS AND USE THEM EFFECTIVELY, as this comic demonstrates. Use them as dental dams, use them on your fingers, use them on your toys, use them for switching between vaginal and anal play, etc. etc. You can very literally save your, or someone else’s life, and I feel like the only time condoms are brought up is when there’s a penis involved. There’s no excuse not to be safe, and that includes not having a penis.
Reblogging again for the FANTASTIC information above. Condoms don’t just protect hetero couples from babies, they protect EVERYONE from STIs, bacteria, and infection no matter what you’re putting where!
“They had me in these tiny underwear things that held NOTHING in. So when I lift my leg there, that is everyone’s real reaction. Look at Allison Bree’s face. That’s real!” - Joel McHale
look at Danny (Abed)
Always in character, Danny is.
Troy no gusta
Blech; that was one shitter-of-a-lunch shift today, because not only did the member extend it two hours past the normal finishing time, but the elevator to the cellar/function room was busted, so I had to make multiple stair trips carrying meals, booze, and dirty glassware/crockery/rubbish.
I better get better legs/butt out of this, or I’ll… I’ll… fuck it; I need a drink!
Dr. Hermann Gottlieb is disabled. He has a bad leg, and walks with a cane. This isn’t incidental to his character, or what his character means, as he isn’t merely portrayed as disabled but as bodily weak and ill. (There is a huge difference, after all there are amputee bodybuilders and people with cerebral palsy who are graceful as cats.) Burn Gorman must have lost muscle mass for the role, and multiple layers of terribly unflattering clothes make him look even scrawnier. He may still be adorable, but his round glasses and atrocious haircut emphasizing his too-large ears make sure he isn’t conventionally handsome. His hunched back looks less like bad posture and more like painfully untreated scoliosis. He is pale like he hasn’t seen sunlight in a decade, and his white skin pulled too tight on his prominent cheekbones give him an almost skeletal look. His speciality is abstract mathematics, theoretical and dry. He works in numbers and chalk, no kaiju entrails on his side of the room - he has nothing to do with anything organic. He seeks knowledge, and doing so, he is outside of his own body.
Dr. Newton Geiszler is not explicitly stated to be mentally ill. Still, anyone looking at him can tell that either he is on some serious uppers, or he is so high on his own brain chemistry that he needs some serious downers just to keep his feet on the ground. Many fans interpreted him as either bipolar (potentially during a hypomanic episode) or as somewhere along the high-functioning end of the Autistic Spectrum. The narrative goes out of its way to show Newt off balance - he is constantly moving, frantic and desperate, running in fear for his life, running to save the world, stumbling over his words to explain something with breathless urgency. For most of it, he is drenched with rain and shaking with cold, or with the aftereffects of the drift - in fact, he is shaking more than often than he is not. He is the one to come up with unconventional, unhinged idea of drifting with a kaiju - to find knowledge, he literally has to leave his own mind.
The two characters who are presented as the seekers of truth in Pacific Rim are also clearly coded as two different kinds of disabled. The scene where the scientists are introduced, they are late, and Newt is shouting after the others to wait. The scientists duck in from the rain at the very last moment before the thick metal doors to the Shatterdome close. They are late, but you should wait for them. Because the people who have been fucked up by biology are the ones you can count on to fuck it right back.