This post is a little unusual for me because I LOATHE discussing anything to do with the female reproductive cycle or menstruation or any such thing out loud, and I grew up in a family where no discussion topic is taboo. If I have to mention it I use the tried and trusted “Aunty Flo is here”.
But writing about it I can do.
My biggest bug-bear about what is available on the market is the price! IMHO, things like bread, milk, and feminine products should be subsidised by the government. Its not like women can go without pads or tampons, or make their own using crafty links they find on Pinterest, for crying out loud.
There are other options like the Mia Cup or the MPower*, but they aren’t available in supermarkets and they are the kind of thing I think may be good to try, but never actually get around to buying…
As for tampons…? There’s no way a woman would have designed any such thing. Nuff said.
What drives me BATshit when it comes to shopping for sanitary pads (which I loathe, but need) is that it is imPOSSible to find ANYthing that doesn’t have wings or a scent! I don’t want my crotch to smell like ANYthing, let alone a bunch of forking flowers!!
And wings!!??! What the fork is it with the wings!??!
And I don’t know who’s body these things are supposed to be shaped like because it sure as shit isn’t my body! And don’t panic- I am not going to go into detail about just how NOT like my body these things are shaped.
Don’t fill movie screens with adverts for this stuff, its not like I’m going to pop out and pick some up while I’m on a date.
Put it in black and white, non-descript boxes, with a clear, short name on it so that should my husband have to get some for me, he doesn’t have to cringe when he puts it on the till**.
*now there’s a name that sticks in my craw
**I will be very surprised if any men are buying the lumo-coloured Camel cigarette boxes that are out now