(Closed) Having period at someone else's house…

posted 4 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
1025 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I would be mortified if I found a bag of used AF products BEHIND my garbage pail…that’s why I have a garbage pail in the bathroom for things like that? You’re a woman, I am sure Fiance has women in his family and I am sure no one sifts through the bathroom garbage pail…

Just wrap it up in toilet paper and throw it in the garbage like any other woman would do…

Post # 4
3747 posts
Sugar bee

I think as a host I’d be more horrified to find your bag of period mess than I would be to see a wrapper or something mixed in to the regular bathroom trash. That would make me think you’re a bit odd. It’s just a period! I never minded having them when I was out and about, because usually being busy and around other people would keep me from thinking about feeling gross and bloaty. 

Post # 5
1243 posts
Bumble bee

Menstration is a normal function of a woman’s body. It’s not something I can bring myself to be so ashamed of that I’d run a gauntlet just to dispose of a pad. Like the PP said, wrap it in toilet paper, throw it in the garbage, move on with life.

Post # 6
3427 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I’ve never even considered hiding it like that. I just wrap the trash in toilet paper and then put it in the trash. Sounds like you’re going to WAY too much trouble. And can you imagine how embarrassing it would be if you were caught snooping around for a back trashcan to hide your trash? Not because of your period, but because that’s so strange. 🙁 

I do get why it makes you uncomfortable. Are you staying the night or what? Because if it’s just for the day, put in a big tampon and an overnight pad and you probably won’t even need to change it, right? Unless you need to take the tampon out, then the pad is already there as backup so no trash. Just wrap the tampon in toilet paper. Or take a zip lock bag in your purse, put the tampon in that, and toss when you get home.

Post # 7
245 posts
Helper bee

I know how you feel- my in-laws have a bin without a lid in their main bathroom and there is never anything in it. So awkward! They also have no other bins in the house I could use – just a plastic bag on the kitchen side. Tbh, I think this is pretty inconsiderate.

Post # 8
293 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I assume you’re a grown woman and you and your friend know that grown women get their periods.  I do not understand what the issue is at all. 

Post # 9
9527 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I have heard of people who hate to poop at other people’s homes, epecially in the beginning of a relationship. So they come up with an excuse to go out and do business. Like, make a Starbuscks run. If you are so nervous about this situation just find a reason to leave for a bit to take care of it. 

Post # 10
180 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

Wear a menstrual cup.

Post # 11
1552 posts
Bumble bee

bluelagon:  My in-laws are the same. They dont have a bathroom bin at all. I have to walk out the bathroom with stuff wrapped in tissuepaper and take it downstairs to put in the kitchen bin which has no lid. I cant believe that I have to do that and its so awkward.

Post # 12
551 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I’m not sure what the original post said, but I’m always really uncomfortable being on my period when I’m away from home. At my in-laws, we typically stay in one of the extra bedrooms upstairs. There’s also a bathroom up there for us to use, but because they live alone it doesn’t get used that frequently. I’m always afraid I’m going to throw something away and the trash won’t get taken out for weeks, meanwhile my products are rotting away in the trash .

Post # 13
5154 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

What did the original post say?

Post # 14
1135 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

not sure what the original post said but you’re a big girl. And periods are totally normal. How old are you, 14? Jeesh. Wrap the tampon up in a wad of toilet paper and throw it in the trash can. Do NOT flush it! You’ll be fine 🙂

Post # 15
516 posts
Busy bee

weatherbug:  right, all I see are ellipses!

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