Post # 1
<Steps up on soapbox>
Having read some birth stories and other posts recently, I have begun wondering, since when did we become so apologetic of our bodies’ natural functions? ESPECIALLY those that occur during pregnancy?
I am having a difficult time understanding why people label certain things as “TMI” when its really just things that will happen to all of us and they are useful to talk about. Since when did mentioning having your period, spotting, losing a mucus plug, or “bloody show” become too much information? It’s the EXACT information we need!!!
OK, getting off my hormonal soapbox. Thanks for reading.
P.S. Did you know that everybody poops?
Post # 3
I already took my daily dump.
Post # 5
well, for things like a birth story and many other pregnancy issues, i think it would be a given that there would be “tmi” type info. But sometimes people want to ask questions or discuss things that not everyone wants to read about at that very moment, so i assume they put Too Much Information in the title or what not as a “warning” to stay away if you don’t want to read about this stuff.
or it’s a way to get more people reading since most of us have morbid curiosities.
Post # 6
@dynamic_duo: lmao at morbid curiosities!
Post # 7
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I often open threads that say “TMI” to find that they aren’t Too Much Information at all (same with “pic heavy”) and then those that are Too Much Information have a title that indicates that without the “TMI” anyway. I mean, come on, when the title of your post is “Do you swallow cum?” I think we all know what we’re getting into if we open that thread.
Post # 8
because discussing a birth (Ie I had a baby, he was # lbs etc) is not the same as discussing the “details” Too Much Information isnt really a warning for dont read, but that this contains more graphic details.
Post # 9
I think the problem is that we’re using letters that stand for “Too Much Information” to give a warning that means “Sharing lots of details, peeps! I warned you, so don’t puke!!” It’s not really too much (if it were, I don’t think we would share it), but it may be graphic. We’re friendly, and friends want the details!
Post # 10
@ThreeMeers: Beat me to it. Yes, this. 🙂
Post # 11
@Looopy: Exactly. I just wrote a post earlier about blow jobs and put Too Much Information because I knew some people might get offended on the topic. Personally, it’s hard to offend me, but some others are more… delicate, should I say? 😉