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FML - The follow-up

Today, I learned why one should never insert a tampon after squeezing lemons. FML

memphis201 Say more :
Just for clarification, I always wash my hands before I use a tampon, but in this case it was an emergency, if you get what I mean by that. I also didn't have the kind that uses an applicator available so I had to actually put my hands up there for the tampon to function properly.
By memphis201 / Thursday 26 July 2012 17:20 / United States - Lexington
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Yes, we can only guess my fellow gentleman. For neither me, nor you are women. Therefore we never have to undergo the inserting of tampons or the pain that comes with lemon tainted ones.

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  VIPwhenever  |  15

I ate jalapeños with tortilla chips and forgot I had the jalapeño juice on my fingers once, and rubbed my eyes.it burned terribly I thought I was going blind, then remembered I touched jalapeños.

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  Altosax  |  4

I actually don't see how this would be painful. In your eye, yeah that would hurt, but OP's area in question is technically already acidic, it shouldn't hurt all that much.

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  boating_guy  |  33

just speculating... but wouldn't lemon juice clean your hands of bacteria with the acid? like even sometimes in restaurants they give you a little cup of lemon juice to dip your fingers in to clean your hands

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  marmlr339  |  14

Too many negative votes, comment buried. Show the comment

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  musicluvr2000  |  11

Too many negative votes, comment buried. Show the comment

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  boating_guy  |  33

67- I said I was just speculating and did not claim to be an expert nor did I say my speculation was infallible. Don't be so rude and get off your high horse. Just because you possess some knowledge where others do not does not entitle you to be an asshole On another note, I agree with you 42. I once used icy hot then proceeded to take a piss. I think it's nuff said there

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  musicluvr2000  |  11

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  boating_guy  |  33

1) I said "possess". if your gonna direct quote someone/something, at least get it right eh? 2) knowing information in certain subjects is "knowledge", but looking both ways before crossing the street is "common sense". Don't be so quick to denigrate others with what you consider to be "common sense". Does that mean since I took calculus in school, if I ask someone I meet on the street to explain a Jacobian matrix to me and they can't, that they lack common sense? I most certainly think not. 3) Lastly, do YOUR homework. The citric acid (that is present in lemons, among other things like ascorbic acid) actually has a pH of about 2.3, while acetic acid (in vinegar) has a pH more like 2.5-3. And both occur in about 5% concentrations, so lemon juice would be a stronger acid than vinegar. Just not suitable for disinfecting because of the other substances found in lemons (like natural sugar, which we all know can leave your hands a little sticky).

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  narrowords  |  18

I am I the only one that's never been provided with cleansing-degreasing-what-have-you lemon juice at a restaurant. I think lemon-scented moist towelettes is the closest I've come to lemon juice, at least in the U.S. and the U.K.

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  sophie22_fml  |  8

It would be even more disgusting if she didn't wash her hands after she does that. Let's just hope she does. FYL op but YDI because you should have known better ;D

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  alycion  |  26

Some things like lemon and onion can stay on your hands after washing them. Cut a half dozen lemons. Wash hands like normal. Smell. There is a chance you will still smell them.

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  boofgall  |  16

I got TSS a year and a half ago, nearly died. I even washed my hands. Just always be careful about tampons and anything bacteria-wise going in that area.

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