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

posted 2 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 31
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2021

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lauralaura123 :  wrap it up with a tonne of TP and put it in the garbage.

Post # 32
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2018

This is just something I haven’t been worried about since I was like 16.

You should wrap it up before putting it in the bin anyway so if shouldn’t make a difference if it is a house of men or not.

Post # 33
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

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lauralaura123 :  Just wrap it in toilet paper and throw it away… assuming youre not hanging out with a bnch of 13 year old boys, no one will care if they happen to see a pad, but they also probably wont be looking thtough the trash.

I am the only woman in my office and never even thought about how to “hide” my tampons from the men…

Post # 34
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Menstrual cup for sure! There is a bit of a learning curve with them, but even if you have some leakage, you’ll be changing it a lot less.

Post # 35
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Throw them away just like you would at home.  Guys know about periods. 

Post # 36
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

SOOOO funny story for you.

my husband and I went on vacation and had his best friend house-sit for us. Well, one of our dogs got into the trash can and scattered my used tampons allllllll over the house. His poor friend had to go around and pick them all up 😂 when he told me I almost DIED, it was so embarrassing. 

So as long as there’s no dog that’s going to put your stuff all over the house, I wouldn’t worry about it haha! Just throw it in the garbage! 

Post # 37
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Helper bee

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brittnamrogo :  Well since we’re telling funny stories…. I have a problem with low blood sugar and low iron. I’m usually fine but have times when I’m way out of it. So I was visiting fiance’s family with me, him, his parents, sister, and brother (all in our 20s). I was on my period and didnt even know it but was completely low and out of it. I took a shower in the morning and then went and laid back down. My fiance came into the room maybe 30 minutes later asking if I was ok. Apparently I had dripped blood everywhere in the bathroom. Even though in my mind I had cleaned everything up as I usually do. Poor thing had to clean up the bathroom. We were dating not too long, I was majorly embarrassed but also thoroughly impressed how he handled it.

Post # 38
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: Canada

Menstrual cups.  Life changing!   No need to dispose of anything.

Post # 39
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Helper bee

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brittnamrogo :  Weren’t you concerned about the smell there’d be leaving them in the trash in the house while you were on vacation?  Ewwww.

Post # 40
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

Wrap it up in a lot of toilette paper. No ones gunna go through the trash opening up balls of toilette paper. 

Post # 41
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

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WallNut :  We were only gone 2 and a half days, so no it didn’t even occur to me to change out the garbage before we left honestly. 

Post # 42
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Bumble bee

Probably exactly what you’d do in anyone else’s house? It’s normal, part of life. Nothing to be ashamed of. 

 

I refused to be embarrassed about any normal and healthy bodily functions or parts. If people have issues they need to get a grip. It’s been there since the beginning of bloody humanity.  Pun intended. Lol 

Post # 43
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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brittnamrogo :  hehe! Reminds me of a story a bee posted years ago on here. She was staying with the new boyfriends family. I think it was the first time she’d met them. She flushed a tampon down the toilet and caused an issue with the plumbing. Her bfs dad went to do some investigative plumbing to the toilet and found what he called a politely called a ‘white mouse’. She was mortified when she realised he was referring to her tampon and that she was responsible for the plumbing issue!! 😂

Post # 44
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

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cmsgirl :  Bahaha oh my god that’s even worse!! Husband’s best friend luckily I’m decently close with him… I couldn’t imagine my boyfriend’s dad finding my tampon was messing up the plumbing lolllll I would die 

Post # 45
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Sugar bee

I just wrap it in a bunch of toilet paper, but if I were easily embarrassed or very sensitive (no judgment!) I might consider carrying a little roll of the plastic bags people use to pick up after their dog walking exploits. The bags are small and you could tie them closed at the top before putting them in the trash.

 

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