My final guest post is an offering from my lovely friend Humayraa. I met her online about 4 years ago on an internet forum and she certainly makes me laugh at times!
The following Public Service Announement is brought to you free of charge from the fingertips of Humayraa, Ummu Ithnaan.
Most people would not walk up to someone they barely know and ask, ‘Are you having sexual intercourse without the use of contraceptives?’ Yet still those very people think that it is appropriate to question or comment on other people’s procreation practices. Why is that? Whether you are pregnant or not, already have children or are childless, there are people who don’t hesitate to give you an earful. No matter how nicely the words are phrased, once you are talking about baby making, or the number of children which someone does or does not have, you are either questioning or commenting on the sexual activity of a couple and the functionality of their most private organs. Such affairs are deeply personal, and if they are to be shared at all, conversations on such intimate topics should be initiated by the person who you feel like dropping a line for, not you! I know that this is not something which I would want to discuss with my parents, grandparents, other older relatives, siblings, inlaws or strangers, and I guarantee you that I am not alone on this. Therefore, my sincere advice to you is to:
MYOB! (Mind your own business!)