I'm a grad student writing a research proposal about squicky health issues/stuff that is uncomfortable to talk about and how online communication can aid "paradigm shifts" (how people change long-held attitudes). As my main focus I'm examining menstrual cups (because, hello, you will pry my DivaCup out of my cold, dead hands).
I'm trying to find out how people talk about menstruation and what hinders discussion. This community is a great example of how chicks can speak more freely, so hopefully I can do some actual research later about what helped us get that way.
I'd like to get a handle on what types of issues/hindrances I should bring up. Could you please answer some or all of these questions, in as little or as much detail as you'd like? Don't worry about duplicating answers; just talk about whatever you like.
Thanks so much!
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