men feeling awkward about buying sanitary napkins for their wives/girlfriends

@maryannemax (12170)
Sweden
January 9, 2007 11:08pm CST
i have encountered lots of men who isn't willing to buy their wives, girlfriends or sisters and even their friends sanitary napkin. they say, they feel awkward picking up sanitary napkins in stores. that someone they know of might see them buying such a stuff. but i don't find anything wrong about it. after all, they won't be the ones using it.
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17 responses
@nettmu (396)
• Philippines
10 Jan 07
yeah that's true. but me i'm not, only yesterday i bought some panty liners for my wife.
@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
10 Jan 07
great for you and your wife. atleast you know how to do things for her. plus it's not embarrassing really, right?
@nettmu (396)
• Philippines
10 Jan 07
of course that's not embarassing, i think the reason why most of guys doesn't want to do that because they lack self esteem.
@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
10 Jan 07
sanitary napkin - charmee- the brand i use as my sanitary napkin
most of my exes before are not up to buying me sanitary napkins when i ask them to. even if i just joke about it to try if they will do it for me. they say it's not a guy's thing to do for his girlfriend.
• Sweden
10 Feb 07
Hmm, honey. Do you use a special brand? I thought I´d stock up for you before you arrive, but I guess you can tell me later. No rush! Hahahaha.
@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
10 Feb 07
haha! modess! non-wing napkins. thanks!
@carmat (2850)
• Canada
24 Jan 07
I do, my wife can call me up at work anytime and tell me that she needs some and they come home with me at night. It is part of life I do not understand why it is a big deal for people to buy them. If my wife needs something I do what I can.
@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
24 Jan 07
yep. it's just natural and there's nothing to be ashamed about really. some men just confuse things so much.
@mcarps79 (1262)
• Uganda
11 Jan 07
no i do not feel shaem in purchasing and it shud not be...it is daily use item...
@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
11 Jan 07
not really a daily need for us. but sometimes, we do need help from men.
@jep_toyo (1607)
• Philippines
11 Jan 07
Yes thats true. I dont get it why they feel awkward doing it. My sister used to ask me to buy her sanitary napkins and its really ok with me.
@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
11 Jan 07
good. my brother buys me napkins when i cannot do it. and he's okey with it. but some men just find it odd to do so.
• United States
11 Jan 07
The tampon aisle - decisions decisions!
I've never really understood it other than if they say they're confused. It's sort of like if your man sent you to the sport store to pick up a new lure for fishing. You would have NO clue where to start. But with exact directions there should be no confusion. And it's not like other people don't know women have periods! LOL
@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
11 Jan 07
well, ofcourse, whenever i ask a boyfriend or a male friend to buy me one, it's just during emergency cases or if at times when i want to test if they will do it for me or not. and i do give him the right descriptions. so, i'm confused why most men don't like and feel embarrassed to buy it.
@bubuth (1816)
• Philippines
21 Nov 12
At the first time I ask my husband to buy me sanitary napkin in the store near in our home he said that he don't want to buy it for me because he feel so shy asking the store keeper to sell her napkins. But I always ask him to buy me so time after time buying napkin to store become normal for him. I also told him that the seller is aware that he already had a wife so the seller knew that its for me and not for him.
• Philippines
20 May 07
a lot of men feel akward in buying sanitary napkins/tampons. sometimes they even avoiding the aisle for feminine needs in stores. Maybe they are avoiding people they know to see them passing along or holding that kind of stuff. for me, i cannot see anything wrong with that.
• United States
19 May 07
Luckily my hubby was raised by his mom and his sister who was 13 when he was born. He is so used to being around these things that he will buy them for us if we need him to.
• United States
18 May 07
My husband goes to buy them for me without a problem.I remember when we first started going out and I asked him to pick up some tampons for me and he didn't want to.I told him maintenance....I said for something you love so much you better do what you have to do to maintain it's upkeep.I haven't had aproblem since....lol
@urbandekay (18308)
14 May 07
Doesn't worry me, I can't see the problem all the best urban
@cheenlly (3483)
• Philippines
14 May 07
Maybe i guess for some men its very embarassing, i dont know why too. It can be due to ego thing, that it is girl stuff and they dont know about it, possibly!, it can be because some grown up without a sister and they havent thought about it, maybe some of men are not open minded and some are just embarass because its a very personal thing of a girl. Well anyway, i have also meet men who are really open minded about it and i have tried asking it about it. They said that why should be embarassed, is a natural thing for women, their mothers and sister have it. So if girlfriends please them to buy a napkin, they dont hesitate to help and they dont even embarassed about it. Well i guess it depends on every men on how they see it and their principles about it.
• Philippines
14 May 07
hi my bf used to buy my sanitary napkin if he went to a grocery and buy some stuff and no problem with him wheni say that buy me i will text him and give him a message that get me one napkin hes not asshamed or anything...hehehhe
@jencai (3415)
• Philippines
11 May 07
I guess it's not only men who feel awkward for buying sanitary napkin. I also feel it sometimes specially if the seller is men. I don't know why? It just make me feel shame, but sometimes I just ignore the feelings and pretend to be ok. Everytime we're in a supermarket specifically in area where sanitary napkin is located, my boyfriend go somewhere else. He does not want to be with that section. I ask him why, but he did not give a good reason.
@mivarg (277)
• India
11 May 07
That's really funny! There is nothing wrong in a man buying napkins for their women, but one should not prompt them do it when it is not really necessary (urgent). There can be some embarassment, which is understandable. But a man who really cares for his woman would overcome that embarassment.
@gasmas100 (587)
• India
8 May 07
yup thats true...........have u ever considered going to a movie shop and picking up a movie of lesbians ???????? I know this may sound crazy....but thats how embarassed u may feel, like how a man ould feel buying sanitary napkins for his wife/gf. seriously...ask ur friends
@aslygirl (531)
• Philippines
25 Jan 07
Not my husband, he always bought me a napkin or even a sanitary napkin.At first he said it is akward to buy that personal things, but later he understand.He even told to the storekeeper if always tease him if he will be the who will use it.And he proudly reply "nope!not me but my wife!"