As a guest on her period in an all men's house…what to do?

posted 8 months ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
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Newbee

I get a bit embarrased about it too- I use their bin and then empty it myself

Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2018 - City, State

wrap in the next pad’s wrapper or toilet paper and toss in the garbage. It’s a part of life. If you’re concerned they don’t change out the bathroom garbage regulary take it to the main one. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper

lauralaura123 : Most pads these days come in a plastic wrapper. I would use that, or if yours don’t have that, just fold/roll it up and wrap in toilet paper.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - A vineyard

I would just empty the bin and replace the trash bag myself like someone said. Seems like the easiest thing to do. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1995

Wrap it in some toilet paper and throw it in the trash.  

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2019 - City, State

I throw them away? Like, I wrap it up neatly so it’s not gross but I don’t hide it or take it with me. I’m a woman between the age of 12 and 50, I’m fairly certain men know that I get a period. I’m not particularly shy about it. I get a period. I’m not ashamed of that and I’m not going to jump through hoops to keep it a secret from everyone.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - A vineyard

Bring some old plastic grocery bags if you save them with you or just go buy a small roll from the dollar store or equivalent store. Or like you said, where do you keep your trash bags? 🙂

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

I just wrap it up in the next pad’s wrapper then wrap in toilet paper. It’s a normal part of life, nothing to be ashamed of. If these men are that sensitive, then it’s their problem not yours.

Only time I had issue was when I was at my ex’s place and there was no bin, I’m like uhh where do I even put it?? Apparently they didn’t produce rubbish in the bathroom? :/ or people who have no bin liners, I’d be a bit conscious as to how they’re going to empty the bin? Are they going to hand pick it up?? Otherwise I wouldn’t worry about it.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I seriously doubt they will be rooting through the garbage and inspecting whats in there? Just wrap it up with toilet paper or Kleenex before you throw it away. To me, secretly taking out someone else’s trash is kind of odd.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

If there is a trash can you wrap it up and put it there. Put a little toilet paper on top if you want. Otherwise carry a zip lock in your purse and put it there until home. 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

My inlaws are like this! In their last apartment they only had one garbage can.. in the kitchen. I would have to carry all of my bathroom garbage past people while they were cooking. It honestly drove me nuts. missyjz :  

Post # 14
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Honey bee

Why are you associating with men who don’t understand basic biology or know that women menstruate?  Is it supposed to be a secret that 51% of the population is supposed to be keeping from the other 49%?

If they don’t keep a trash can in the bathroom, then ask, “Where is your garbage can?”  

Done.

Feeling embarrased by that is your own hang-up.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

lauralaura123 :  wrap it in toilet paper and throw it out. Nobody ever searches through the bathroom rubbish bin on purpose because they know it’s usually full of dirty snotty tissues, used wet wipes, random hair and used cotton buds with earwax on them. I wouldn’t worry so much. If you are worried about the smell of used sanitary items then just have some plastic bags on hand and put your stuff in them and throw it in the external rubbish bin (the one the garbage truck collects) 

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