(Closed) Why are tampons/pads considered so gross/embarrassing?

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

My husband and myself don’t have any issues with feminine products. He’ll buy them with no qualms and I’ll leave them on the bathroom sink and no one will think twice. I actually usually purposely leave a couple out when we have parties, just in case someone needs them. In our friends circle there isn’t an issue with it at all. However, we are in our 30’s and almost everyone has children, so once you watch a baby pop out of there, I think a tampon isn’t really an issue.

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I think I cared about this more when I was younger, like in my teens or when I was 20/21 and didn’t want my boyfriend to know that sometimes I use tampons (the horror!)

Now that I’m older and my husband has seen me give birth for crying out loud, I just don’t care anymore. I’m not going to place a tampon on the table at a restaurant when I’m looking through my purse to find my wallet, but I keep them in the bathroom regardless of who is over and I will ask Darling Husband to pick some up if I forgot to.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I am all about Diva cup and my hubby knows all about it. I dont get my periods right now but I have no problem talking about it. Before I went to Outward Bound I found it odd but then spending 5 months at school and on expedition with 8 other girls you learn to chill out. Ive been using Diva cup ever since then so I dont buy feminine hygene products anymore (every few years only).

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My Fiance won’t buy them for me.  I just don’t get it.   But, he’ll have sex with me during my period (sorry TMI).  Weird.  He’ll be 30 this year, so its not like he’s young.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I have come across people who felt weird about them, but I never understood it either.

When we were teenagers I had to go into a store to buy pads for my cousin because she refused to buy them because the only checker was a young guy. (By the way, I was younger than her!)

They aren’t the most beautiful thing, but I’ve never understood being weirded out by clean ones.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@DeathByDesign:  There awsome it just takes a little care to clean them. Pretty much all health food stores sell them. Make sure if you get one to get the right size. I highly recomend them, there better for you and the environment. Some women think there gross but really there also the women who probably wont breastfeed because its yucky. Im a women and Im proud of all of it.

Post # 11
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9824 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

oh god can we not turn this into another freakin breastfeeding discussion…

Post # 13
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133 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

@naturalysam:  Aah, I wish I liked the diva cup. I have one, and it fits, and I don’t know if my anatomy is weird, but getting the dang thing out is so hard! It goes right in, and is comfortable while I have it in, then getting it out takes forever and is super difficult. I’ve given up mostly, but every few months I think “you just didn’t try hard enough!” and try again. Same outcome.

I’m looking into re-usable pads. Kind of gross, but I’m also planning on using re-usable diapers. I refuse to use tampons as I don’t want those chemicals in my body, plus the cost of tampons/pads is so high!

And now I want to try out my diva cup again…

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I only cared because I use pads instead of tampons.  People ALWAYS seem to comment still about the use of pads.  I don’t necessarily care for pads, but I’m actually more comfortable.  My periods are never that heavy enough for tampons.  

Fiance has no problem picking up pads for me.  He’s done it several times.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I find using my inner muscles is critical and pushing it down. Did you trim the stem? Also when you grab a hold of it I find I pinch the bottom of the cup and almost return it to the possition in which you put it in. Im sorry your having such a hard time with it. Id love to have more info on reusable pads. My favorite sex shop sells them so Ill get some info next time I go in. My cousin actually got the illness caused by tampons when she was a teenager. I also cant stand the little strings they drive me insane. Fiance and I plan on doing cloth diapers as well and he has agreed to wash them all so Im set.

Post # 16
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133 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

@DeathByDesign:  Oh, but on topic, I also think it’s ridiculous that these products are so taboo. I am so glad Darling Husband isn’t grossed out by them, it would bug me a lot.

@Rouquine:  Yeah, I get that a lot about pad use vs tampon use. What’s the big deal? To each their own.

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