REAL Men are not afraid of feminine hygiene products
January 4, 2017 4:46am CST
If there was one thing I noticed during 10 years of working as a cashier in a convenience store, it was that girls were much more 'open' about buying a package of condoms. They'd just walk up to the counter and loudly say "Give me a box of the Rough Rider Studded". Meanwhile, the guys...they'd look around the store to make sure no one they knew was within visual/hearing range, and then whisper "I need a pack of Trojans". True story. Never did quite figure that one out. But you know, I don't think I ever sold any tampons/maxi/mini pads to a guy. I guess they were just too embarrassed. Not me! I'd go to the store, buy whatever the ol' lady required, slap 'em down loudly on the counter, and then get into this discussion about how all those other guys were wussies, and if they had any sense at all, they'd realize they were passing up the perfect chance to get away from the Raging Demon back at the house. Sure...maybe it'd take me several hours to complete the trip, but hey...Mama didn't raise no fools.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
My husband didn't have a problem with picking up that sort of stuff for me. Funny thing, though, I don't think he has ever really connected the dots to realize that there are times when hormonal influence turns me into a monster and it's best to maintain a safe distance and just throw chocolate at me.
• United Kingdom
I must be very lucky (or scary during that time of the month??) because my son and my partner are both quite willing to pick up my hygiene supplies. My son is almost 17 and has often been sent to the shop in an emergency over the past few years! My other half bought supplies for me a few weeks ago. I don't think he'd bought them before. I told him what to look for. He told me that the nice lady in the shop helped him. He told her what I'd said, and she told him the right ones to get. He also made the lady laugh when he said something silly about him not having used them, suggesting they were for him.
• United Kingdom
Ahhh, that started off so sweetly! But yeah some guys are a bit odd about it, I was in the supermarket on Friday and I the guy next to me was looking at the tampons and clearly didn't know which ones to get, I wanted to help the poor lamb!