From the opening scene in this commercial I am DYING laughing.... Every time I see it I just prepare for a good 20 minutes of guffaws, long after this 30 second video is over. I feel so badly for the daughter - and the husband who slides by quickly so he doesn't get caught in the carnage. She looks absolutely mortified.
I remember the days of my mom trying to talk to me about "girly/womanly" things and the pure terror it put in my heart. To be honest, I still feel oddly uncomfortable talking to my mother about some things. But to her testament, she keeps trying.
Before breast cancer, I wasn't actually shy but I was a bit reserved about discussing some things with some people. And I never wanted to discuss my vagina with anyone... ever. Just. No.
But now?? Well, I'm accustomed to being stared at by medical staff and talked about as though I'm not exactly in the room. So I'm less reserved now. On a more serious side, dealing with all of the challenges with breast cancer and constantly reading and learning about my disease and my body has made me more open about talking about a lot of things that make other people uncomfortable.
I bring up vaginas today for a couple of reasons, one... I have been thinking about the connection between breast cancer and ovarian cancer and two, I received some samples of a great product and I want to tell you about it.
What is the link between breast cancer and ovarian cancer? In case you weren't aware, there is a connection between breast cancer and ovarian cancer. Sometimes a woman who has one ends up getting the other. It has something to do with our genes and the mutations of those genes (you know better than to expect me to be able to fully clarify the science behind this stuff, right?). All I know is that I've known a few pink ribbon sisters who ended up battling ovarian cancer a few years later. *sigh* Highly unfair and yet it happens.
I tried Healthy Hoo Hoo -- and I LIKED IT!
I concern myself with my vagina and my womb now probably more than I did before breast cancer. I have to. And that brings me to my second thing... Healthy Hoo Hoo. First, yes... this is a real product. Second, it is really quite great. (laughs)
I received some samples of this cleansing product and while I love the name and the packaging was adorable... I was sort of blah about it. I mean... I'm not really the sister to go around talking about how fresh I feel down there. *insert screw face* That's personal.... (whiny voice) But as I read the information that was shared with me and then strolled around the website, it all made more sense.
This is good stuff. They had me at PARABEN FREE. Parabens are nasty little additives that are in most of our cosmetics and toiletries. Never mind the fact that they are linked to cancer. *raises eyebrow* Seriously, parabens are no bueno. Our skin is our largest organ. What we put on our skin may end up in our blood stream. And the skin around our vaginas is especially sensitive. So much so that some girls were getting drunk by putting alcohol into their vaginas through tampons. Don't remember that story? Read this: http://www.kpho.com/story/15981315/teens-using-vodka-tampons-to-get-drunk
So, now that we're clear that our vaginas are really quite special and need to be treated with care... do you understand how fabulous it is to have a product that is designed to cleanse that gentle area well but without those pesky additives that we don't need or want? It is beyond fabulous. Really. There are a lot of things that I don't do (that plenty of other women do) because I'm sensitive. My body reacts unfavorably to perfumed products down there. But this was just pleasant to use. I felt comfortable and fresh. *gosh I hope I don't sound like one of those sappy commercials*
Anyhoo... check out Healthy Hoo Hoo. Good products. I feel comfortable recommending them to you because I tried it and I liked it.