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Unread postPosted: 26 August 2019, 06:48
by larryjones
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Re: short, unattractive, small penis. How to accept?

Unread postPosted: 29 August 2019, 17:53
by René
poolerboy0077 wrote:
René wrote:
poolerboy0077 wrote:
René wrote:and dependent on eye drops

Ah. I suspected that’s why I’ve been needing artificial tears as of late. :pfft:

I’m sorry to hear you got horrible (permanent?) side effects. :shake:

What kind do you use? I've been using cheap carbomer eye gel from eBay/Amazon, buying in bulk (10 or 20 tubes at a time) to get the lowest price per unit. Most recently I paid the equivalent of about $24 for 20 tubes of 10 g each, and these last a lot longer than regular eye drops.

I mean, I’ve been using Refresh Tears but I don’t know if that would be enough for what you’ve got. Especially since I’m still able to wear contacts. I recently went to the ophthalmologist who said my eyes were healthy.

I see that comes in bottles. The carbomer kind I use is actually a gel rather than drops — you squeeze it out of a tube. The drops never did much for me as they're not very thick and always evaporate or drain away pretty quickly.

I've been reading some interesting research and decided to try combining a few things to see if that helps more:

  • Acetylcysteine eye drops (just got them prescribed; they're not commonly used, but fortunately my new Scottish doctor is open to suggestions as he knows patients have sometimes researched things more than he has :awesome:)
  • Vitamin A eye drops / artificial tears
  • High-dose oral vitamin A supplement (2.4 mg or 8000 IU per day with a high-fat meal)
Fingers crossed. There are some more heavy-duty medications that would probably work, but those have scary side effects like possibly causing glaucoma :runaway:

poolerboy0077 wrote:
René wrote:I also figured out that the lip balm you can buy in retail is kind of a scam (it has ingredients that actually cause your lips to dry out more after a while so you need to keep reapplying it and end up buying more). What I've found works much better is pure cocoa butter. It's more expensive, but it feels much healthier and doesn't actively make your lips dry again as it wears off.

What ingredients are those? I rarely use lip balm since I don’t usually need it but my dermatologist use to gift me Dr. Dan’s Cortibalm.

I'm not sure exactly which, but I would guess it's some of the more difficult to pronounce stuff on the ingredients lists, e.g. the one for Nivea's "Original Caring Lip Balm":

Octyldodecanol, Hydrogenated Rapeseed Oil, Ricinus Communis Seed Oil, Cera Alba, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Cetyl Palmitate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Copernicia Cerifera Cera, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Persea Gratissima Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, Aqua, BHT, Limonene, Linalool, Citronellol, Aroma

The CortiBalm thingy might be better:

Beeswax, petroleum jelly, mineral oil, hydrocortisone

But of course that's very expensive. I'm surprised to see hydrocortisone on there, though, as that's a steroid which isn't suitable for long-term use because it can thin the skin as well as suppressing the immune system locally.

Re: short, unattractive, small penis. How to accept?

Unread postPosted: 29 August 2019, 21:26
by Brenden
René wrote:
poolerboy0077 wrote:
René wrote:I also figured out that the lip balm you can buy in retail is kind of a scam (it has ingredients that actually cause your lips to dry out more after a while so you need to keep reapplying it and end up buying more). What I've found works much better is pure cocoa butter. It's more expensive, but it feels much healthier and doesn't actively make your lips dry again as it wears off.

What ingredients are those? I rarely use lip balm since I don’t usually need it but my dermatologist use to gift me Dr. Dan’s Cortibalm.

I'm not sure exactly which, but I would guess it's some of the more difficult to pronounce stuff on the ingredients lists, e.g. the one for Nivea's "Original Caring Lip Balm":

Octyldodecanol, Hydrogenated Rapeseed Oil, Ricinus Communis Seed Oil, Cera Alba, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Cetyl Palmitate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Copernicia Cerifera Cera, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Persea Gratissima Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, Aqua, BHT, Limonene, Linalool, Citronellol, Aroma

The CortiBalm thingy might be better:

Beeswax, petroleum jelly, mineral oil, hydrocortisone

But of course that's very expensive. I'm surprised to see hydrocortisone on there, though, as that's a steroid which isn't suitable for long-term use because it can thin the skin as well as suppressing the immune system locally.

I feel like limonene and citronellol might be ones that ultimately cause more dryness.

Citronellol is irritating to insects and d-limonene is an outright insecticide. Limoniene is also a solvent for oils.

Why does one want citrusy notes in a lip balm anyway? They're supposed to be soothing, but citrus is associated with sharp sourness! Do anyone's lips feel nicer after encountering a lemon? :squint: