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  1. Catmom

    Pets as therapy

    I have pets and they mean everything to me. It is sad when they get old, though. The little dog that is in my profile picture will be 14 in December. She is doing well for her age but I just had to spend over $600 on her to have the vet fix some dental problems that she rather suddenly developed. I clean her teeth every day but things can go wrong when you get old. I know it has been true for me! ❤️🐶❤️ Best wishes to you Klingsor & I hope you can have pets again some time. (BTW, I was a very active member here 10 years ago but haven't been around much lately. Nice to meet
    4 points
  2. IrmaJean

    New age bionic plaque

    I have been working in retail for over two decades...people are especially irritable right now..sometimes you just have to roll with it. 🤷‍♀️ Don't let it get to you. At least with the mask on, I can sigh inaudibly now, lol.
    4 points
  3. LaLa

    Why Are We Here?

    Good questions, Mark. I don't know. But to me, this site provides the possibility of written contact with some people I know a bit and I like them and I like this possibility to come when it suits me and to 'interact'. It's perhaps more like a social network / medium now. When I remember "the old times", I have to admit I liked it here much more then. But it's not because I don't like the people who are now here, just... the greater number of contributors about more diversified topics was more stimulating and engaging and, mainly, provided more possibilities to some help to emerge from all tho
    4 points
  4. Klingsor

    New age bionic plaque

    Hopefully you won’t have any jerks Irmajean. I understand the anxiety. My state just mandated the same thing...it’ll be a juggling act between those even bothering to enforce it and those bothering to pay any attention.
    4 points
  5. Klingsor

    Job fears

    Thanks @LaLa and @Victimorthecrime I did get the job and accepted, it's full-time work, pay is minimal, but it does come with health coverage I was pleasantly surprised to find out. Most importantly I won't have to move, my routine won't have to change all that much and it will even add some much needed structure to my days. That all is good for my mental health. I might talk more about it in my blog. Thanks for the well wishes and kind words.
    4 points
  6. IrmaJean

    New age bionic plaque

    The virus has thankfully slowed down here in NY...for now anyway. That hasn't been the case for some other states, though, unfortunately. I hope there is a safe and effective vaccine soon. So many lives lost.. I have read a number of studies that have shown the efficacy of mask- wearing to help prevent the spread of the virus. To me it's smart and thoughtful to wear a mask.. Klingsor, my daughter has been struggling more too because of this, I think. The civil unrest has also been very upsetting. It hasn't been an easy year... Thinking of you. We're in your corner. I could get a
    4 points
  7. Catmom

    Performance anxiety

    I don't think this forum has many posters these days. I used to be a moderator of it over 10 years ago so I got an email regarding your topic, which requires approval. I have definitely approved it because you have a legitimate emotional difficulty that is worthy of attention. I hope I am not the only responder to your post but if I am I hope you don't take it personally. Nowadays, I participate in many very active support communities on reddit.com . There are probably several forums for you to seek guidance but one subreddit you can try is at r/smallpenisproblems . As a woma
    4 points
  8. malign

    Vocational Rehabilitation

    "Vocation" originally meant the calling that priests were expected to feel when they chose to enter the priesthood. It only later came to mean whatever career a person chose. I chose to make a right turn fairly late in my life, and go from a quarter century or so of computer programming to a new profession, psychological counseling. The change required that I get at least a master's degree, which at my age is probably as far as I will go. What made me decide to make such a change? Well, some of the events in my own life, which are largely detailed elsewhere in this blog, gave me s
    4 points
  9. Wayless

    Why Are We Here?

    What do you think was the cause of activity decline? Problems or issues resolved? Or, at least explored as far a possible. I know I don't feel the need to discuss my sps issues much any longer as people have helped me look at it from all angles and it is more or less stable. Wouldn't say I was cured, though. I think people are more "stuck" in major social media sites now and less likely to google about for a site like this.
    3 points
  10. Daveuk

    Why Are We Here?

    Support service for me when I found this site. And very helpful advice. At moment the UK has hit it's highest covid count. So this site might help with mental Health issues. As for Social media. Last year I saw docu about social media Called the "Social dilemma" and well let's just say you watch that and it will scare you from using Social media.
    3 points
  11. Wow November 12 was the four year anniversary of this thread. I started it November 12, 2016. I am still not good at planning. Now just because I’m not good at it doesn’t mean I’m bad at it, sometimes I think we forget there are designations in between good and bad. Basically I can be OK at it if I’m motivated, feeling decent (emotionally & physically), and have a bit of luck/fate on my side. I would still like to hear anyone’s thoughts and/or tips regarding planning on this thread. It doesn’t have to be right now anytime is fine. Anyway I hope everyone is doing OK. Th
    3 points
  12. Moon phase today: 96% waxing gibbous Almost there! Found a place where I can have a cookout and camping in privacy, so I’m really looking forward to it.
    3 points
  13. I wish I was your neighbor! I’m sick of United States. Good luck buddy enjoy
    3 points
  14. Daveuk

    Netflix is awesome

    In 3 weeks I be moving to my new place a upstairs flat :)
    3 points
  15. IrmaJean

    whining thread

    We remember you, Resolute. Thinking of you. The tiger photos are lovely and I think they honor his memory.
    3 points
  16. @Daveuk ok super. Hope it’s a peaceful place. And yes keep us posted. Hope you are weathering the pandemic well.
    3 points
  17. Thank you VERY much for taking the time to respond....It means a lot to me. I'm sorry that I posted this and pretty much disappeared. After my "meltdowns" I usually don't even turn my personal PC on. I needed to vent that day.
    3 points
  18. malign

    New age bionic plaque

    Sheep don't wear masks. 🙂 They're not smart enough to recognize an idea that's in their own self-interest. This is why shepherds are needed.
    3 points
  19. geronimo

    Why Are We Here?

    I like this (quiet) forum - I suppose it is not so busy because less people are using forums? It was hard to find originally, just looked now and it is page 4 on bing search. Quality rather than quantity 🙂 Edit - just searched again and now it is page 1 lol.
    3 points
  20. IrmaJean

    Why Are We Here?

    I have been a member of this community for over 10 years. I have made friendships here that have been life changing. I have learned here, both by receiving support and by giving support to others. I have journaled here for many years. Part of my story is here. I have blogs that show my experiences in real time. I can go back now and read where I was, see my struggles and see how I have pushed through and grown. I have a message space here that spans over years that I shared with a friend who has since died. I'm grateful for all of this. I would be sad to lose this site and all of concrete memo
    3 points
  21. Victimorthecrime

    Why Are We Here?

    Very few things in life do what they are intended to do. I have both seen and gotten support here. The Coronavirus thread has been active - that’s not SPS. But you are right most topics get little to no traffic. So it’s up to you big guy. If you wanna put the kibosh on it I would just request a ‘heads up’ so I could connect w a couple of people via email or whatever.
    3 points
  22. @Helpless_loner on-line relationships are notoriously erratic. Hope you are doing better.
    3 points
  23. Loads of people must be feeling the same way. I haven't got advice as such, just wanted to leave a supportive message. One of the ways to think about it is it hopefully is just a phase of life and you are building on the friendships you do have even if you are not seeing them much right now.
    3 points
  24. @Klingsor agree. I take comfort in that where she is at is overall pretty decent in terms of the culture & behavior. My State has announced we are taking a step or two back in the direction of shutdown. Stores are going to begin strictly enforcing the no mask thing. Imagine making $9-11 an hour and having to confront some of these lunatics who don’t want to cooperate???
    3 points
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  26. LaLa

    New age bionic plaque

    Yes, "usually", but what's the point when there are thousands "unusual" cases? https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/06/covid-19-coronavirus-longterm-symptoms-months/612679/
    3 points
  27. Hello Dima. What helps you to organize your thoughts? Could you possibly record them verbally first? Or maybe write an outline or bullet list before you write the letter? Sometimes considering a project as a whole can feel overwhelming and it helps to take a few steps at a time. Best wishes to you.
    3 points
  28. Klingsor

    Job fears

    Fingers crossed but I may have a min-wage work-from-home job. This will to two things if I get it: 1) pay my bills and 2) keep me in the labor force with an established large company.
    3 points
  29. Klingsor

    New age bionic plaque

    It is obvious to me that people who say wearing face masks can cause CO2 poisoning have never done anything except sit in an office or on a couch and tweet. Observe any US manufacturing facility and you will see welders, pipe fitters, electricians, mechanics, line operators, etc wearing some type of construction mask and usually a heavy nomex or long sleeve clothing performing manual labor. I was using “PPE” before it ever became a buzzword and I have never once heard of someone suffering CO2 poisoning because of a damn mask.
    3 points
  30. Hey @IrmaJean good post. Glad things are relatively good. Yes I am still wearing the mask. It is annoying on hot days though. As you know I work in behavioral health and we have seen a spike in psychiatric admissions by young people (teens & 20s) who aren’t taking quarantine well. @geronimo - how are you doing?
    3 points
  31. IrmaJean

    New age bionic plaque

    The Memorial Day weekend was as crazy busy as ever where I work. We wear masks and most of the customers do as well, there is plexiglass, we are sanitizing frequently.... Today was the first day in 2 1/2 months there were no new cases in our county. We are in a lull with the virus here at the moment, but I don't think this is over. I don't think we should let our guard down either, but things are moving in a positive direction with gradual reopening. Let's hope this continues. I'm sorry you were locked out, Dave. I never received any messages about it, but glad to see you back again.
    3 points
  32. IrmaJean

    New age bionic plaque

    Hello all. How is everyone holding up? I hope everyone is as good as they can be under these circumstances. I think of everyone. We are holding up as okay as possible. Still healthy, thankfully. We are fortunate enough to still have work, but at the same time, it's a little frightening to be working with the public as much as we are. The virus, though down in the state in general, has remained steady in my area, unfortunately. A local young policeman just died due to this, very sad. I honestly don't think this thing is going away anytime soon. I think we may need to adjust to a new normal
    3 points
  33. @Klingsor on a more serious note please seek help if you think for a second you might need it. Not sure what your health insurance situation is but providers both in and out of network are offering therapy and prescriptions via Skype, Zoom or just phone call. Many offer sliding scale because their business has been hit. This is one of the few things I actually know about because it is part of what I do for a living. Just do a search. Where there is a will there is a way.
    3 points
  34. Klingsor

    New age bionic plaque

    The fruits of high finance. Why worry about manufacturing when you can wave a debt lever like a magic wand and create wealth out of nothing?
    3 points
  35. Could not agree more @Klingsor. It’s the same here. Our governor has issued a decree that everyone must wear masks in public and specifically when going in stores. We will see what compliance is like. If people get on board w the measures needed to slow transmission we could end this sooner rather than later. Hope you’re doing as well as can be expected Klingsor. I hope everyone is doing well also.
    3 points
  36. Klingsor

    New age bionic plaque

    Here is an excellent article about making your own face mask at home...no sewing machine, trips to hobby lobby, or craft making skills required: https://blog.japanesecreations.com/no-sew-face-mask-with-handkerchief-and-hair-tie I had a couple of construction masks (N95) but decided to donate them instead of wearing it in public because I am a magnet for nutcases who would take the opportunity to cause a scene about it. I honestly see no issue with the general public using a cloth fabric like a handkerchief to stop airborne droplets since many people are filthy and never cover th
    3 points
  37. Best wishes to you, IJ, it must be very concerning to say the least. What's it like at work now? jazz
    3 points
  38. LaLa

    New age bionic plaque

    Hello! Sorry for not posting here these days - it didn't occur to me that I might make some people worry! I live in Canada and I'm not worried much about Canada and myself here, while I'm quite worried about my home country and my family there. My husband works from home since the cases started appearing "around" (not far away from our town). I'm still doing volunteering at least once a week; we have special measures taken, so I hope it's relatively safe (certainly more that going shopping ...). Most of our volunteers are around 70, so... I hope the younger ones of us can replace th
    3 points
  39. IrmaJean

    New age bionic plaque

    I have been carefully monitoring the news for months about the coronavirus. I think it is wise to be prepared, this virus is concerning. It can spread while those who are infected are still asymptomatic. The potential strain on the healthcare system and the ripple effect is alarming. I live in New York in the US and nearby counties have cases. My daughter's school has been cancelled through early April. My son is on lockdown in his CA apartment. I work in retail so I have an elevated risk. That being said, I think it makes sense to be rational as much as possible. Listen to the scientists, hee
    3 points
  40. YOTH

    Struggling 😣😞😢

    Hey, Emed. Sorry you're having a tough time, it's shit, there's no two ways about it. Congratulations on losing weight and looking better, that's a difficult thing to achieve, I've struggled with weight loss for years, so I take my hat off to you. There's no easy way of saying this, but as painful as it is, you're going to have to let the woman (whoever that is) make the decision of whether your size is an issue. For some women it is, but for other women it isn't. I've been with both and it's just something we have to deal with, it's an unavoidable experience. But I can tell you for a fa
    3 points
  41. Daveuk

    Netflix is awesome

    Yes I did not sure my new locale will be but will keep you posted
    2 points
  42. Benedict's Sherlock sends a lot of text messages, wonder what Arthur Conan Doyle would have thought of that.
    2 points
  43. Nothing in particular, I was posting covid news in this thread by mistake like a dummy. Thank you both for your well wishes, I will try to provide an update in my blog soon. For now TGIF 😓😵
    2 points
  44. @Klingsor - hang in there friend. We’re pulling for ya. Good luck w the job. Don’t worry about the move. Do what I do and just thrown shit out. Half of it is junk anyway 😄😁😆 Me I’ve been all over the map emotionally (certainly not geographically!). I will feel absolutely great for a bit but then other times really really miserable. I’ll rant more on my page. @Klingsor - don’t forget to add “Senior member - Small Penis Forum” to your LinkedIn. I’ll be a reference if you need.
    2 points
  45. These are trying times for sure.😞 I'm hoping we have turned a corner with the virus (at least for now), but I can't say that I feel sure about that either. Vic, are you in a space where you can go outside and safely walk? Maybe the fresh air might help a bit? Klingsor, is there any activity you enjoy that you find grounding? I hope everyone feels better soon.
    2 points
  46. It's been interesting working a 10 hour shift with a mask on. My main problem has been with my vision. Glasses fog or I can't see out of my bifocals. I have seen only a slight majority comply with the mask ordinance here. I do wonder if some doubt their vulnerability in this. Humans do seem to have difficulty confronting vulnerability. Whatever the psychology might be, I also feel the less compliance with the distancing measures, or lifting them too soon, may ultimately make this process take longer. I can attest that, at least in my very small town, that people are not buying as mu
    2 points
  47. Then I'm even more glad to see you've chosen one as your avatar here! Thank you. The account that sent it is already flagged as spammer. Sorry about such spam, everyone. We can delete the spam-posts from the forum before anyone else sees them, but private messaging doesn't allow this kind of protection, unfortunately. And someone apparently realized that and took advantage...
    2 points
  48. @Klingsor - have you seen this? It’s shows reported cases by State https://ncov2019.live/data?fbclid=IwAR3T5gkEo2pe2EGjxz3sPMIrDE4ZP7V_CadXv2wLUoggCLfFvkN276eAK_s
    2 points
  49. Bit of a big U Turn in policy here, much more strict measures announced today which will hopefully better protect the vulnerable and support business too.
    2 points
  50. Klingsor

    The Man Cave

    Idk. This is all the ramblings from an impotent, ineffectual runt. I live in a limbo world...working class background, bullied and made a target because of a skinny body and stunted, deformed penis but never accepted into middle class college society either. Intelligence is utterly worthless. It means nothing outside of a lawyer's office. The only things that matter are physical endowment and street smarts and this becomes truer with each passing year. Beta male is just a synonym for weakness. Might makes right, always has always will, it's the nature of the universe nothing will gainsay it an
    2 points
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