‘ere I’ve got a curious question for you, as I will often do. I think a lot of you have gotten used to this by now eh? LOL!
While we love shopping, as women will, I’m curious to know if this quite compulsory purchase to staunch a monthly discomfort is something you dread or find embarrassed to buy?
Yes ladies, today we talk again about sanitary pads and tampons, and whether you feel anything when making that purchase? Are you a nip in, grab and go customer? Do you spend time comparing different prices and makes and brands? Does pausing before the shelves of sanitary pads and tampons in the usually deserted aisle of the pharmacy or supermarket make you feel self-conscious and uncomfortable? 😀 Yes, I know, I hold the most curious discussions! LOL 😀
Me? I don’t feel anything untoward, to be honest.
In fact, I’m all for grabbing value packs of sanitary pads when there’s a deal available, and if I find my regular brand sold for cheaper elsewhere, I bulk buy. I gravitate to the Whisper brand (branded as Always in some parts of the world) and on previous travels, I used to notice that it was cheaper in places like Hong Kong or China or Thailand.
The quality was pretty much the same, so I used to stock them up by the dozens! If I had ever been asked to open my luggage bag at customs upon arriving home, I think the customs officers might have thought that I was selling sanitary pads on the black market 😛
Oh yes, I’m that mad woman in a foreign supermarket pushing that trolley laden with packs of sanitary pads just because they’re cheaper than buying them back home. The problem of course, is that they’re pretty bulky so my purchases are limited by space rather than price.
I suppose I feel that this purchase is strictly a female thing, and I’m female so I don’t feel embarrassed or self-conscious pausing at the shelves of tampons and sanitary pads, debating the merits and demerits of each brand or product, and where there are samples on offer, feeling them up for comfort (LOL! Ok, that just sounds wrong!)
I even paused once for a long time at the shelf of tampons, while I held a text conversation with a friend on which to buy, complete with photos that said “Do you mean this one?” Oh yes, riveting conversations we have, sometimes 😀
The reason I got to thinking about this, is because sometimes, as I stand in the aisle, pondering whether I should pick up a back up pack which is on special offer, I sometimes see some women dart in, grab a pack and go, looking a little furtive. Or sometimes, they put it in their shopping basket, but cover it up with something else, like toilet paper, as if they’re embarrassed that they’re buying a pack of pads or tampons.
What say you then?
Does shopping for sanitary pads or tampons leave you feeling self-conscious and embarrassed?
Go on then, humour me with what you think 😀