• Pinterest – porn for women

    by Christy Sillman

    Even though a lot of my girlfriends were on Pinterest, I resisted joining because I didn’t want to give in to yet another time-suck. As I’ve discussed before, I have a serious addiction to FaceBook and I’m struggling enough with trying to dial that obsession down. Even once I joined Pinterest, I didn’t see what the big deal was. Then it happened – one day I found my Pinterest G-spot.

    According to the Pinterest website “Pinterest is a virtual pinboard. Pinterest allows you to organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. You can browse boards created by other people to discover new things and get inspired from people who share your interests.”

    It’s basically a place to organize and share your web bookmarks. You can “follow” friends or strangers who share similar interests and other people can “follow” your pins as well.

    It’s a constant feed of focused ideas categorized by (mostly) other women into anything from recipes to home beauty secrets. Some of my friends even started pin-boards of gorgeous pictures of famous men – truly bordering porn territory. There’s also pin-boards dedicated to inspirational quotes.

    I started by just collecting cool activity ideas for Noah. From lists of preschool songs, art activities, and moral lessons to teach, I started building an armory of material suited for even the most experienced super-mom.

    I then branched out to recipes, finding great gluten-free fare that expanded my cumbersome rotation. I became obsessed with the crock-pot steel cut oatmeal that cooks overnight and wakes you in the morning to apple cinnamon aromas wafting through the house – screw you Folgers. I was making it at least four times a week. One weekend, I decided to make the oatmeal for my co-workers and even a special patient of mine who was desperately seeking non-hospital cafeteria food. Everyone gobbled it down and raved about how delicious it was. That’s until they were all locked in the bathroom riddled with crippling diarrhea – their bowels shocked by flax seed and steel cut healthy goodness.

    I started “following” more friends and discovered even more life-altering pins.

    Did you know you can whiten your teeth and improve your gum health by swishing with ½ strength hydrogen peroxide every day? I’m actually excited for my teeth cleaning tomorrow — maybe they’ll notice?

    Coconut oil. Do you even know how many uses there are for this stuff? My hair is so shiny and soft since I’ve been doing coconut oil hair masks while I work out on my exercise bike.

    No one ever said multitasking would be sexy, but it sure makes me feel accomplished.

    Best of all, Pinterest porn is now improving my marriage.

    My husband Steve and I were stuck in a negativity rut. I get mean when frustrated, and Steve gets frustratingly cognitively challenged when he’s over-tired. I’m talking milk in the cabinet and cereal in the refrigerator type of cognition issues here. Worst of all, he doesn’t say what he intends to say – his words often come out rude, disjointed, or sometimes even hostile.

    Steve recently took on a second job in a valiant effort to eventually decrease my need to work and to give us a boost in “operation destroy debt.” With this second job came more exhaustion for both of us, and thus more frustration, fighting, and overall negativity in our household. I think there were days when we would avoid interacting more than necessary out of fear of the toxic behavior between us.

    At the same time, my work environment became more negative after two very positive co-workers went on to find greener pastures.

    Negativity is toxic. It breeds and spreads like wildfire, even the most optimistic of people can become tainted by its lure.

    Negativity is easy – it’s easy to complain, to talk badly about others, and to spiral down a hole of discontent.

    Positivity takes work. Positivity takes conscious effort to fight negativity. Positivity can take time to grow, while negativity takes seconds to destroy.

    I found a Pinterest Pin describing a positivity or gratitude board where a family can share positive compliments to each other on this special chalk or white board. It gave me a far-fetched idea.

    I had Steve buy a key rack with an attached white board and I wrote at the top “I love you because…”

    We started taking turns finishing the sentence and within 24 hours our relationship had taken a complete 180. I mean how can I be pissed about finding the cereal in the refrigerator when I look over and see “I love you because you believe in my strengths and support me through my weaknesses” written on our board?

    So I decided to bring the board to work as well. Instituting the positivity board on our nursing unit I wrote on the top of the giant white board “Today is a good day because…” and within a few days the entire board was filled with gratuitous shout-outs to fellow co-workers. My managers are taking the idea to the whole hospital – thank you Pinterest!

    From finger paint inside a zip-lock bag taped to the sliding window for a mess free form of painting for the kiddos in my life to using pool noodles under the sheet to create bumps that keep my newly big-boy-bed-sleeping toddler from crashing to the floor at midnight – Pinterest keeps giving me awesome solutions to every-day problems.

    Pinterst IS porn for women – delicious, organized, stylish, ingenious, life-changing porn.

    I’m hooked, but in a responsible after-dark-when-the-kid-is-asleep kind of way. Pinterest time-sucks on my own terms, and frankly, that’s about as sexy as the internet gets for me.



    • I was just thinking that what I REALLY need is one more reason to be online!!! Dang you for giving me one!


      • Judy N

      • September 9, 2012 at 12:13 pm
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      Oh dear, I was going to resist pinterest. Now, you’ve gone and made it sound intriguing! Maybe I can dole it out like reward candy.


      • Ana

      • September 9, 2012 at 2:14 pm
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      Pornterest. Love it. Loved reading your article and off to Pinterest I go!



    • Dangit, me too!



    • Have not gone on the site as I am consumed with FB and can’t add another addiction to my burgeoning collection but it does sound tempting, Christy.



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