“the reason i am writing all of this is because female masturbation is still a taboo topic and i’m sure there are many girls and women out there who can relate to my story. i want to let you know you are not alone, you are not a freak and there is nothing shameful about masturbation. masturbation is the safest sex act you can take part in. it is an act of self care and self love. it reduces stress, increases circulation and improves your relationship with yourself. in short, masturbation is good for you. if it’s something you enjoy doing, that’s fuckin great. and, in this culture which shames female sexuality and objectifies female bodies, you should be really fuckin proud of yourself for maintaining any kind of sexual relationship with yourself.”—(via clementinecannibal)
Some of the ways to tell if you are (or someone you know is) in an up mood
your speaking gets higher in pitch and a lot faster.
you break shit from snatching it too quickly. or insist on running everywhere. basically, your movements are rushed, exaggerated, un-coordinated, and very enjoyable. you shouldn’t be driving.
your eyes pop out like a cat that smells chicken.
everything is louder and brighter. it can feel a bit drug-like.
you jump (happily!) at the slightest sound and your reflexes are a lot faster…but horribly coordinated.
you mind is going really quickly. if you’re lucky, and you’ve managed to keep your concentration, you get a lot of shit done. if you’re even luckier, that shit is the shit you were supposed to be doing. if you’re a famous type 2-er, you probably always responded to up moods by doing the shit you were supposed to do at a million miles per hour.
you haven’t been sleeping or eating, and you love it, so you don’t want to either. eventually you do, and it goes away. if you haven’t slept or eaten in a week, and it looks like you won’t be able to fix up your routine by yourself, you need to go to hospital so they can do it for you.
you’re really fuckin’ brave…. BUT! if your sudden energy and bravery has convinced you (at a million miles per hour) that jumping (or driving!) off a bridge into a river would be exhilarating, you are hypomanic. go to hospital.
sex is much more awesome, but you haven’t started to be dangerous or off-character about it. if you start acting like an invincible sex god, you are hypomanic. go to hospital.
sometimes when you talk to people, the amount of enthusiasm, conviction and personal attention you pay to people is really persuasive. this is a warning sign, because social reward is probably the quickest road to hypomania.
… other times, your mouth and the stuff that comes out of it becomes a force that cannot be stopped, but somehow, you are not the least bit embarrassed, and you will not be for quite some time. if this has happened after the point before, you are hypomanic. if this has just come with your up mood, you will probably avoid hypomania for now because being loud and obnoxious cuts off your social reward.
you are so fidgety, you get the urge to destroy a whole bunch of your own shit. if you actually do, you are hypomanic. if you are smart, you have avoided this by dancing all alone instead.
despite the damaged you have caused, you are really enjoying yourself… for now.
it lasts a from few glorious hours to a few days or so.
***EDIT: you can also tell by the after-effects…
normal happiness is rather fun, but results in a vaguely happy, wholesome memory. a smart, but rather limp-dick up mood has no lasting after-effects, but kinda feels like a lost opportunity. a fun, but less smart up mood results in a lost wallet, a few broken things, and maybe a few indicators about how good your friends really are. hypomania mostly ends in a burn-out with a few shitty consequences (like a crashed car…), but can end in a mixed episode, mania, or turn out just fine.