- 7 years ago
- Wedding: February 2012
I never understood this lol! It isn’t just guys who think this way about tampons either… girls seem almost just as freaked out by them sometimes! Men are afraid to buy them or sometimes even touch them, and girls are always hiding them or are embarassed when someone finds them in her purse. I don’t get it!
One time I left two tampons out on our bathroom counter. We were expecting guests later (all adults, both male and female) and so we were tidying up the house. Well my Darling Husband sees the tampons in the bathroom and was like “Thank goodness we cleaned up!! Someone might have SEEN these!!” wiping his brow in releif lol.
I put them away but I couldn’t help laughing. I was like “Well, I don’t think it would have been that terrible if one of our friends saw a tampon in our bathroom, lol”.
He responded with “Well, no one wants to see tampons in a bathroom“.
I blinked at him and said “Uhm, why?”
He thought about this for a second and then said “Well, cause, y’know… where they go and what they do”.
I was like “Then why isn’t toilet paper considered just as embarassing to keep out, lol?”
He looked completely perplexed by this and said “Well, cause… it just isn’t!”
The way I see it, while periods are not something I like to think about lol, they are just as normal as going to the bathroom, so why should we be freaked out by tampons/pads if we’re not freaked out when we see toilet paper? Both have uses that we would rather not describe to someone, but both are just cotton products.
Is it because only women get periods? Surely in this day and age we can accept the existance of all normal bodily functions? Men are always making poop jokes, yet periods are so disgusting that anything associated with them should always be well hidden and never spoken of. I’m not saying we should start “period humor” or have tampons displayed right next to toilet paper in bathrooms lol, just that I don’t understand why someone would be horrified if they saw one, or why a woman would be embarassed to have one with her.
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