WARNING: This might sound a bit vulgar but this is the anaolgy I made to a friend recently and it really helped put things in perspective for her.
So.... how is a vibrator (pleasure device) anything like a lap band?
It's quite simple.
A vibrator typically isn't necessary for a woman to achieve climax (regardless of whether she's alone or with a partner). Most women should be able to do the job with lefty and/or righty plus a bit of imagination. In a nutshell.... a tool isn't an absolute necessity to achieve results. For some, a vibe is nothing more but something that makes it *easier* for them. *HOWEVER* some women have a few issues that make having a vibrator ideal. If you just can't do the job yourself, you need a "tool," no matter what the reason may be (because there are logical reasons why women can't get themselves off).
Likewise, weightloss is typically achievable without the use of weight loss surgery (IE Lap Band, Gastric Bypass, or any other bariatric surgery). Most people should be able to get the job done with healthy diet and exercise. For some, the lap band or other bariatric surgery just makes things a bit easier, it's a convenience. For others, it's a necessary tool because the job just can't be done alone.... because there *ARE* logical reasons why people can't lose weight on their own.
Lastly, both situations use a tool to make doing a job easier. *BUT* the tools do not do all of the work, in either scenario. You still have to make the tools work for you. Without sounding too dirty, you can imagine how a vibe doesn't do all of the work.... you still have to maneuver it. Same goes for the bariatric surgery. You still have to work. You still have to exercise and follow a strict diet.
A little update about where I'm at in the grand scheme of my lap band journey....
Tomorrow, I start my liquid diet. My pre op appointment is next week and two weeks from this thursday I have my surgery!!! I'll update more later, gotta run!
I'm still alive
7 years ago