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Sophief's avatar

(NSFW) Can you improve breathing?

Asked by Sophief (6681points) April 1st, 2010

I have a cold and my nose is blocked. I am finding it difficult to breathe giving oral, I can’t do for as long as normal without needing air! Is that because I am unfit, can I train myself to breathe better?

I’ve had the cold for a week now, and it’s showing no signs of going, so to wait, isn’t an option.

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Jude's avatar

Heehee Seeing Ben’s mug is throwing me off here!

Ame_Evil's avatar

Have a spicy meal. Report back if it actually unblocks your nose as evidence suggests.

liminal's avatar

all NSFW questions will have interesting subtext today

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Leave it to you to get April 1 of to a start with something like this. Try crushing fresh herbs under your nose. Rosemary works best. And rub some on his unit so you get a long lasting affect.

Sophief's avatar

@timadirondackwannabedrewen I don’t think he would want Rosemary rubbed in!

janbb's avatar

Oh please!

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@bendibleyimew Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it.(Sorry, I couldn’t help it)

Sophief's avatar

@anjanbbenim haha, sorry, couldn’t help it!

@timadirondackwannabeewen You have had Rosemary rubbed in your cock?

jbfletcherfan's avatar

For God’s sake. Wait until the cold has passed. Surely you can figure out something else to do until you can breathe down there. Sheesh.

janbb's avatar

OH please meant – if you have a cold, you do not have to give oral until it’s over. Listen to yourself once in a while, goddammit!

Thammuz's avatar

Eucalyptus/menthol works fine.

Also taking a hot shower, and blowing all the snot out of your nose while you’re taking it helps, since the heat makes it much easier.

But really chouldn’t you simply wait for it to pass?

Jude's avatar

@Dibley Okay, I’ll say it…. I don’t get it. Yesterday, you were thinking about doing yourself in and today, you’re worried about being able to give oral.

zandrace's avatar

A couple spoonfuls of Chinese hot mustard will clear those nasal passages in 30 secs

or your money back!

Sophief's avatar

@anjjmahenim I always feel like that, doesn’t change my sexual needs though, luckily, or I would never be doing anything!

Sophief's avatar

I like giving oral, my cold could last for another week!!!

janbb's avatar

I like Chinese food but I don’t have to have it every night!

HTDC's avatar

Like everyone else has said, just wait! I’m sure your man and you aren’t going to suffer terrible consequences if you postpone your sexual adventures.

Facade's avatar

Gargle with Listerine (the original)

Sophief's avatar

@anjanbbenim I don’t do it every night.

Jude's avatar

Tim likes giving oral! At first, I cringed when I read this question, now, it’s kinda fun to read (when looking at the all their lovely mugs)!

Sophief's avatar

@timfacadeenew I’ll try it, thanks.

slick44's avatar

Vicks vapor rub, or eat horsradish. I hate this you cant tell who’s who.

jbfletcherfan's avatar

And some of my posts are missing!

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

@Dibley I really think that your boyfriend will understand if you lay off the oral sex until you can breathe through your nose. Maybe it’s his turn to give you some oral lovin’ until then? It’s really hard to concentrate on giving good oral while holding your breath, no matter how fit you are.

HTDC's avatar

@slick44 It will all become clear once the clock ticks past midnight…

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

I can never keep my yap shut: The best treatment for a cold is eating pussy. Something about the bacteria or something in the vagina is supposed to be beneficial in fighting a cold. No shit, I actually read this in an article.

slick44's avatar

Its gona drive my nuts until then,lol

JeffVader's avatar

Hehehehe, I admire your enthusiasm….. have you tried some Vick’s Sinex pump-spray? Works a treat. & no I don’t think ur unfit, just congested, & possibly a little bit bonkers :)

Aethelwine's avatar

you asked if suffocation was painful, now you want to improve your breathing….lol

Sophief's avatar

@timjonsblondendrew Very good answer, I never looked at it like that.

@benslick44drewim I hate it too, really hate it.

@anstranger_in_a_strange_landen I had just not done it for a few days, I managed, just had to come up for air more!

@anadirondackwannabeen Well I ain’t going to be eating pussy, I can’t bend that far down anyway!

Sophief's avatar

@anjeffvaderen Hey, I won’t let a cold stop me, it’s not like I’m dying! I feel bonkers today ;-)

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

You might try Szechuan peppers or horseradish, but the relief will be temporary if you have a cold. Benedryl will dry up your sinuses, but also make you thirsty and sleepy.

JeffVader's avatar

@bendibleyew Heh, you are a trooper, girl :)

jbfletcherfan's avatar

@bendibleydrew You seem very obsessed with sex all the time. Believe me, you won’t shrivel up & die. Give it a rest until you feel better.

Jude's avatar

@andibleyimen Do you have other hobbies?

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@timjbfletcherfanewen If you gotta have an obsession, what would be a better one?

Sophief's avatar

@benjeffvaderdrewim I try to be!!

@benjbfletcherfandrewim I haven’t done anything for a few days, he didn’t want to while I was ill.

@benadirondackwannabeim Exactly, thank you.

@benjjmahdrewim Not which I prefer to do more, no.

janbb's avatar

Interesting how the men and women are responding quite differently to this question!

Sophief's avatar

@timjanbbendrew I know, maybe I should of been born a man!

jbfletcherfan's avatar

@benadirondackwannabedrewim this may be, but enough is enough.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@anjbfletcherfanenim @timjanbbewen I agree, but it still makes my inner child laugh. I also laugh at really juvenille poop, shot to the groin, etc jokes. I’ll grow up on the day they stick me in the ground. @bendibleyimew It makes it more interesting to hear from the other side of the gender fence. That is sexist isn’t it. (I’m going to leave it there, while I think on it)

Sophief's avatar

@timadirondackwannabeenew It’s only sexist to some. Not to me. I’m very very sexual and I’m not ashamed of it. It’s not just men that think about it every 3 seconds. . . . . .that is a long time.

Shuttle128's avatar

Afrin. That is all.

Jude's avatar

@bendibleyew Have you thought about looking into an adult (sex) forum? You might get some answers there.

Sophief's avatar

@timjjmahewen No I haven’t. I shall not, I shall not be moved!!! ;-)

Jude's avatar

@andibleyimen Why not?

Sophief's avatar

@timjjmahenew I like it here.

jbfletcherfan's avatar

@bendibleyim But you could take all these sex questions elsewhere.

Sophief's avatar

@benjbfletcherfanimew Then get them to kick me off.

jbfletcherfan's avatar

@bendibleyew Kicking you off isn’t the answer or what we’re talking about at all. Just toning it down would help.

Sophief's avatar

@timjbfletcherfanewen But I have questions, like everyone else. If I see a question I don’t like, I just won’t answer it. Seriously though, if you want me kicked off, but in a request.

jbfletcherfan's avatar

@andibleyen AGAIN…getting you kicked off never crossed my mind!

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janbb's avatar

@bengalileogirlew If you look, I think you will find all of the Fluther/April Fool’s questions in “Meta” where they belong.

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

The questions @Dibley asks are are legitimate as anyone elses. She’s following all the rules. If people don’t like them, skip over them. There are many of us who enjoy answering these sort of questions and also enjoy Dibley’s companionship on this forum.

JeffVader's avatar

@benstranger_in_a_strange_landimew Well said, & no-one is being forced to answer her more risqué questions after all!

CMaz's avatar

How about holding off till you get better. Is sucking cock that important to you?

jbfletcherfan's avatar

@timchazmazenew LOLLLLL

FutureMemory's avatar

Why do the people that profess exasperation with Dibley’s questions continue to read them, often making multiple posts deriding what she says and/or making judgments about her? We all know her questions are mostly about sex. She does include the
necessary “NSFW” disclaimer, so what’s the deal? Is there a part of you that just can’t
resist reading her posts because you enjoy the collective condemnation that always
results? If you don’t like, appreciate or agree with what she says, skip the goddamn
question. It’s not our place to tell her she’s too focused on sucking cock or whatever
her latest question might be about. Everyone has their own definition of what is normal
and proper in the bedroom, who are we to tell her she has the wrong mindset and/or
motivations concerning her sexual life? Again, we all know her questions are about
sex, so when you see the “NSFW” and her name attached to the question, just skip
the god damn thing. Do you really think you’re doing any good trying to convince her
she is somehow wrong and fucked up?

Why does she catch so much shit, yet people like Daloon never hear a harsh word
from anyone, despite his proclivity to post over and over about depression, self-consciousness, etc.? Is it because he is and old-timer and she is new, therefore he is somehow paid more respect by default? If her obsession with sex offends you, don’t read her questions. I could see if what she says actually affected anyone other than her and her boyfriend, but it doesn’t, so why the constant contempt? However strange, wrong, or unhealthy you might think her lifestyle is, she is apparently happy with it – and since it does not affect any of us at all, it is my opinion that we all need to lay the fuck off her. How would you feel if she actually left Fluther because of the constant ridicule?

I can think of dozens of other members that are 10x more offensive, ridiculous, sociopathic – but since she is hyper-focused on sex – again, something that does not affect anyone but her and her boyfriend, we all proclaim to be tired of it? I’m far more tired of the bullshit “questions” about religion which tend to be nothing more than “I believe XYZ, I really don’t understand why the rest of you don’t, I am so right and you are all so wrong”. How about all the political “questions” that boil down to the same thing: pathetic debates that rarely result in anything other than an opportunity for people to puff out their chests, imparting their version of the same tired arguments we’ve all read 100’s of times? At least she seems to be seeking genuine answers to specific questions, something that deserves respect in and of itself. No matter how wrong, silly, strange or whatever-the-fuck adjective you can think of to describe her, she is a jellie, therefore in my humble opinion deserves to be treated just a little bit better than how she has been of late.

edit: too tired to fix the format, sorry.

La_chica_gomela's avatar

If you’ve had the same cold for weeks, it’s probably not a cold—it sounds like it might be allergies, it’s that time of year. As for right now, take some mucinex, sudafed, benadryl, or all of the above, but for the long run, I would go to the doctor.

CMaz's avatar

“It’s not our place to tell her she’s too focused on sucking cock”
It sure is when she is having a hard time doing it, due to a stuffed nose. It is not like she asks, why the statues in the park do not appreciate a good blow job?

“yet people like Daloon never hear a harsh word from anyone”
Not true, I have been straight up on more then one occasion with Daloon.

“and since it does not affect any of us at all,”
It sure does, once the question is asked.

“it is my opinion that we all need to lay the fuck off her.”
Get a life. She knows we love her. And, what a disservice giving the answers you want to hear.

“I can think of dozens of other members that are 10x more offensive, ridiculous,”
Notice I did not include Sociopathic. ;-)

“again, something that does not affect anyone but her and her boyfriend”
Again, she asked the collective a question.

“all the political “questions” that boil down to the same thing: pathetic debates”
No one is asking you to stick around, even though we love you too.

“At least she seems to be seeking genuine answers to specific questions,”
And we all can’t be like you. Giving an answer you would approve of.

“she is a jellie,”
We all are. This is how we roll. ;-)

FutureMemory's avatar

Hello there, Chaz.

“It’s not our place to tell her she’s too focused on sucking cock”

It sure is when she is having a hard time doing it, due to a stuffed nose. It is not like she asks, why the statues in the park do not appreciate a good blow job?

So you’re saying you’ve never attempted to do something you enjoy because of illness or some other temporary physical ailment? She is not even asking if we think she is doing it too much, she is asking specifics about improving her ability to breathe through her nose. Why she wants to improve that ability is irrelevant. Are you honestly saying you think she is in danger of asphyxiation? You may be making it your business, but that is your choice, certainly not one she requested or even needs, and probably doesn’t want.

“yet people like Daloon never hear a harsh word from anyone”

Not true, I have been straight up on more then one occasion with Daloon.

Define “straight up”. I’ve never seen him take near as much flak as Dibley has in the short time she’s been on this board. Admittedly I haven’t read all of his threads, but I’ve read enough. (and as an aside, I want to apologize to Daloon for dragging him into this. I simply chose him based on the fact that his questions often fall consistently within a particular set of parameters, and he is a frequent poster).

“and since it does not affect any of us at all,”

It sure does, when the question is asked.

The point you’re trying to make here seems to be the same as the one you tried to make in the first part of my post you took issue with. I can only say “see my answer above”

“it is my opinion that we all need to lay the fuck off her.”

Get a life. She knows we love her.

Huh? In my universe love goes hand in hand with respect, something she seems to get very little of. I may be incorporating private PM’s I’ve received in my overall perception of the situation, but I honestly don’t think so.

And, what a disservice giving the answers you want to hear.

I don’t know what you are specifically alluding to. Call me a dumbass, but I need clarification on that one.

“I can think of dozens of other members that are 10x more offensive, ridiculous,”

Notice I did not include Sociopathic. ;-)

I don’t know what you mean when you say “notice I did not include Sociopathic”. That was my line you’re quoting, so what and where am I supposed to notice what is presumably a list you have composed? I’m really stumped on this one. The only thing I can think of is you are indirectly calling me a Sociopath, something I generally would disagree with, most of the time, heh.

“again, something that does not affect anyone but her and her boyfriend”

Again, she asked the collective a question.

Right, and the question did not request opinions on whether or not she has too much sex, but somehow people morphed it into that and spewed personal judgments about something that is not their business – a pattern that seems to be consistent in most of her questions.

“all the political “questions” that boil down to the same thing: pathetic debates”

No one is asking you to stick around, even though we love you too.

I’m not sure I know the specific point you’re trying to make here. I know there are people that don’t like me, and I know there are people that do. The point that I was trying to make with the above statement is that Dibley gets shit for asking an honest question, even if it is odd or weird or unconventional or stupid, it’s clear (to me anyway) that she is sincere and therefore deserves respect. But, people seem to latch onto her odd questions without taking into account her sincerity. She never tries to start a fight. Meanwhile, so many of those political and religious questions are engineered to bait people into arguments. I thought the intention of Fluther was to be Q&A and discussion, not rehashing the same stale political/religious arguments that you can find everywhere on the internet already. Admittedly this is my own perception of the intended purpose, I could be way off on that one. I also freely admit I tend to be overly idealistic, but to be honest I like that trait :)

“At least she seems to be seeking genuine answers to specific questions,”

And we all can’t be like you. Giving an answer you would approve of.

I disagree with a shitload of answers on this site, but that doesn’t mean I automatically think those answers aren’t honest or genuine on the part of the poster. I don’t see the corelation you are apparently trying to suggest.

I am damn tired after staying up all night and now into the early afternoon…my bed is calling me. Any further comments I make on this thread (after I wake up) will not be nearly this involved, I now have a headache after typing all this shit :)

Final thought: I haven’t spoken to Dibley about this, for all I know she wants me to shut the fuck and stay out of her business.

wundayatta's avatar

Man, all this discussion is making me so self-conscious. Couldn’t we talk about depression or suicide or something?

Ah, but a blowjob is so sublime. The feel of her lips sliding slowly down, warming the cock….les of my heart. Ahem.

She enjoys them. She enjoys pleasuring her boyfriend a lot, and she is annoyed that her enjoyment is inhibited by her inability to breathe through her nose. I dunno, but I’m sure at least half the guys here wish they had a girlfriend who couldn’t go a day without having his cock in her mouth.

She enjoys the feel, the taste, and the results she gets. Making her boyfriend go wild. Sure, urging her to stop doing it for a while might be a reasonable option, but it doesn’t actually answer the question. It’s unasked-for advice. Irrelevant.

She’s gotten a lot of good suggestions for decongestants and other nose clearers-outers. I might add Flonase to that group. Also blowing your nose before you start. Some doctors recommend a bit of a salt water aerosol, I think, although this seems more like torture than medical treatment. Which reminds me that taking a hot, steamy shower, can also clear things up, as can being in an upright position.

Hell! You could bring your boyfriend into the shower with you, kneel down before him, and work him until his knees weaken and he can barely hold himself up.

Ok. There’s a whole lotta ideas. Makes me of a mind to go pester me wife, now! ;-)

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

@Dibley Please stay around, you’ve got some good friends here :^)

Thammuz's avatar

I completely agree with @FutureMemory
Granted i often haven’t followed this advice, but on this particular issue i see no reason not to if not to be dickish.

One can argue about right or wrong in other debates, but really this question isn’t about what you think of her sex life, it’s about a remedy for a stuffed nose. It might not be the best thing for her to give oral in this conditions, but that concern shouldn’t end up being a predictable moralistic fingerwaving that, ultimately, won’t change shit, since she’s apparently adult enough not to give a crap what people think of her sex life (which i approve of very much. We need more girls like you)

As for asking her to “tone it down” she’s not breaking any rules so you can kindly fuck off.
If you’re not adult enough to ignore a question you don’t like, then maybe you’re the one who should tone down the criticism on someone that is obviously more adult than you are.

She likes to have sex. Let this be carved in stone so we won’t have to run this down again.

Everybody wrote this down? Good. Then let’s stop asking rethorical questions like “Is sucking cock that important to you?” It apparently is, let’s move on.

CMaz's avatar

“shouldn’t end up being a predictable moralistic finger waving”

Wow, that is what you got out of it? LOL

The remedy is to get better. Not stressing about her boyfriends need to have his dick sucked. And if it is something that she so needs to do (for her own pleasure).

Sometimes you have to wait. So she can get better and give the BEST BJ’s possible.

Ya know. She could have said, I have a stuffy nose. Do any of you have a remedy.

But she had to go on and explain that because of her stuffed nose, she can’t breath and have her tonsils checked at the same time.

@FutureMemory, I don’t have a problem with you. You are a happening person.
You just seemed to have gotten a bit dramatic. But nice that you are so gallant.

No one is picking on her. I for one do not see the connection with a stuffed nose and a stiff dick. Unless you connect the two.

That creative question got plenty of creative and HELPFUL answers. :-)

Aethelwine's avatar

Where was all this support for ShoulderPadQueen? ShoulderPadQueen loved shoulder pads. Every question was about shoulder pads.

None of you guys stood up for her when everyone called her a troll.

shoulder pad bad….blowjob good

FutureMemory's avatar

@ChazMaz I think I got so irritated because this seems to happen to her time and time again. I have been called over-protective in real life…go figure.

janbb's avatar

@FutureMemory I don’t really want to wade into this but the reason this seems to happen to this person time and time again is because sometimes she asks questions about insecurity and depression and finding life worthless, and then most of the time she asks questions about sex and pleasing her boyfriend. It’s certainly valid to love sex but it’s hard for many of us not to draw a correlation between that single-minded focus and low self-esteem. There is an increasing amount of frustration here with Dibley’s inability to make connections. Maybe you’re right – we should just bow out..

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

It’s probably not unusual for a person to link his or her self esteem to their partners happiness. I did that for 15 years. Je ne regrets rien. When I found that right person, I put her on a pedestal and lived to care for her and give her pleasure.

Being depressed and being in love are not mutually exclusive. Besides pure Q&A, this site serves a social function. I’d rather offer @Dibley a hand of friendship and support. Her questions aren’t harming anyone and provide an opportunity for us to share our experiences and help each other.

Thammuz's avatar

@ChazMaz no that is not what i got out of your reply, but i imagine it’s not the last thing that could happen. My response is more on a general standpoint rather than in this particular debate.

I know you’re not the moralizer kind of guy, however those who say they want her to “tone it down” seem to me like the kind of people that don’t want to see what’s right in front of hem, i picked your reply just because it was really fitting in tone rather than in content. I have no qualms with your particular stance.

Sophief's avatar

@FutureMemory Well thank you very much, I do appreciate it, and to @stranger_in_a_strange_land and @JeffVader.

I like to have sex and give oral sex. What is the problem with that? I always put nsfw at the beginning, so you all know what is coming.

Yes I suffer with Depression and I have a low self-esteem, but that doesn’t mean I can’t have a sex life, it just means my head is fucked up.

At least I’m not a prude saying shit like “don’t put that thing near my mouth” or “Don’t try and put that inside me tonight, it isn’t your birthday for another 3 month!” I enjoy sex very much. Noticed it is just the women on this site that have problem with it? Wonder why that it is!!!

As I have always said, if you don’t like me or my questions, then just don’t answer.

I know I have a large hate group, and I know who they are. The worst ones have finally got the hint and simply don’t answer me. Which I respect, as they are decent enough to do that. The other part of the group just can’t help themselves. Maybe they have a poor sex life and are looking for tips, who knows.

But thank you to everyone who has stuck up for me. @FutureMemory in particular.

Sophief's avatar

@Thammuz Sorry, didn’t mean to miss you out. Thank you for your input also.

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

@Dibley You also have a large group of supporters. :^)

Sophief's avatar

@stranger_in_a_strange_land Yes I guess I do, thank you. How are things with you?

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

@Dibley Things will be quieter. The crew of young ladies is leaving tomorrow. Still battling depression.

Sophief's avatar

@stranger_in_a_strange_land At least you’ll have some peace then. I don’t think the Depression thing ever truly leaves us.

eden2eve's avatar

@Sophief
It’s very nice that you care enough about your bf to want to please him even when you aren’t feeling as well as usual. That exemplifies a very giving nature. I’m sure he is very appreciative for your attentiveness, and how you think about him and his needs so consistently.

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