Why do feminine products have to take up half my bathroom cabinet?

on Jan 20, 2012 @ 10:37 pm

Ten years ago, I don’t remember having to stock feminine products to the extent of half of the cabinet under my sink.  I’m pretty sure I did perfectly well with three boxes.  Yes, just three boxes.  One box of tampons, one box of liners, and one box of pads.  This simply won’t do these days.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

What on earth happened?  Why did industry have to go and “standardize absorbencies” for tampons?  Now, even the most absorbent product available simply doesn’t cut it.  They were working just fine before, thank you very much.  Now they are close to useless.  This forces me to have to couple tampon use with a pad, because a liner simply is no longer sufficient back-up for a tampon. 

Then the night time problem.  Have you noticed, if you aren’t 100% present and in the moment while shopping for your feminine products, you come home with the wrong product?  Who knew that little flower emblem meant “scented” and would give your sensitive skin a rash?  Why can’t you simply label the product “scented” instead of making me have to call in to the consumer line to ask what could my skin possibly be reacting to?  This inability to select the correct product has happened to me a few times and is likely responsible for at least 3 of the boxes under my sink.  Note to self: take a picture of the correct product, once you find it, and closely examine said picture while scanning the shelves for that much needed product.

Then, my favourite.  If the shortest pad doesn’t provide enough protection, no problem, we made some a little longer, just for you.  In fact, there are four lengths.  However, that extra inch will cost you.  If you happen to need the longest size, you will get only 12 pads, whereas you could have gotten 18 if you could have made do with the shortest ones.  Seriously?!?


2 Replies

Periods Suck on Apr 05, 2016 @ 08:03 pm

I've always had crazy periods so not only were my cupboards fully stocked with the variety of products but so were my purses, car, and any other back ups I could have!

It sucked. For years. It gets worse. When you have a slight incontinence issue. Then you add on a different product to the long list of options!

Yay! Isn't it great being a woman?

. on Apr 05, 2016 @ 08:16 pm

I did the same thing @jmca. I had heavy ones and needed to have pads where ever I was because when it came... Wow! I'm glad it's over I'm in meno now and it's just a dribble if it does come. I am prepared for that too! I feel for young people. Did everyone get the sample link I posted for pads? Check the old topics

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