Wednesday, 30 October 2013

TMI



TMI

Too Much Information. 

Is there ever such a thing as sharing toooooooo much online? And I am not talking about those sodding Bitstrips here, I'm talking about telling the world how hormonal you are because you are due on, wondering if anyone can diagnose a rash if you put up a picture of it, or even in the case of Spencer Matthews, the oversharing of his cock.


I for one have no problem with TMI, I'm allll for hearing if your vaginal secretions are frothy or not, (No pics though, please) I think that in some cases, it is the worrying about going something alone because no-one talks about it so you think you are the only one, that can be worse than what you are actually going through. We need to take the taboo back from certain things, I will tweet that I am on my period. I'm not exactly going to Instagram a tampon or anything but I don't feel that there should be any shame in it.

The same goes for kidney infections, piles or anything else that could be slightly embarrassing to some people, it really doesn't bother me.

If you want to tell everyone that you are not wearing underwear, crack on. (No pun intended) 

We shouldn't have shame, but we SHOULD be aware that some people may not want to hear it.

(I may have lost a big part of my audience at the words, Vaginal secretions)

and that's ok too.


So tell me, what are your limits? What do you feel is oversharing in this online world?

Do you want to show me your rash?

Do you flinch when you see people oversharing, or are you ok with it too?


Let me know.


Big Fashionista x x x

7 comments:

  1. To me oversharing is totally relative, and can never be defined by a line. People share everything from rashes to their 'pictures' over the internet. Others feel like even giving their full name is over sharing.
    Either way, I think it depends on who you are, and who is reading.
    Personally, that is why I like blogs and Twitter. People touch on aspects of their lives they wouldn't normally, and while not everything they share is relevant, there are warnings on blogs, and in the form of patterns, which should tell you not to go back to their blog if you find it disgusting or it makes you uncomfortable.

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  2. I am so intrigued by embarrassing bodies so my thresholds pretty high!

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  3. I don't really have a problem with oversharing on the internet, for example, see my last post about the cystoscopy I had! And my rants about cystitis! I didn't even know that kidney infections were an embarrassing thing haha :D I think it's great if you want to share, particularly things that might be slightly embarrassing to some people because they might not know what's normal or not. I mean, I'd have been interested to know a bit more info from a person I know through blogging talking about their cystoscopy experience - it would have calmed me a little bit about what mine would be like! But that's just me I suppose :)

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  4. I've got a haemorrhoid for the first time in my life and anal fissures. Want to see a photo?

    *wanders off to apply some Anusol*

    As you can guess, my TMI Threshold is high. Too Much Information can make Twitter and FB very interesting places!

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  5. I don't really understand the concept to be honest. I mean, might choose not to share certain things, but (boredom aside) I'm not particularly fussed about avoiding hearing about them from others.

    Actually, speaking of, what's with some subjects only being ok if no-one is eating? Surely if it's stomach churning while the listener is consuming food it's also stomach churning when they're not?

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  6. Honestly, I think there's a lot of 'shame' behind women talking about things like periods. I was recently on the WORST birth control in the world, I had side effects out the wazoo and it turned me into an absolute psychopath but it still felt really uncomfortable to tell my friends that the reason I was prone to crying all the time was because my stupid birth control was making me hugely depressed and also I'd been bleeding for about a month straight and nobody should have to deal with that. All I kept getting was "Ew, TMI!" but surely, it's in their best interest to know that Depo is an evil, evil thing?! :p

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  7. Hmm in some ways I don't have a problem with it, especially as I write and read blogs myself. But some things I read are a bit cringing but only really if it's self congratulatory, then I think why are you sharing this? It just sounds like you're rubbing people's noses in it.

    But for gross stuff? Doesn't bother me! We're all human afterall.

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