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Smart. ;) [Dec. 2nd, 2005|10:33 am]
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Buying femine protection was so embarassing in the 1920’s that Kotex began selling it’s products in unmarked brown boxes. The marketing scheme didn’t last long since competitors began using the same packaging.
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[User Picture]From: unknownalchemy
2005-12-02 08:30 am (UTC)
ha, I wonder how big they were back then... pads and such. And then, when did tampons become invented?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-12-02 08:46 am (UTC)
They were pretty damn big, I think. You had to attach them to this weird like girdle thing? I don't recall it all exactly, other then it being pretty horrific. And I don't know, I can do some research though. ;)
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[User Picture]From: maudelynn
2005-12-02 08:36 am (UTC)
i once saw a girl refuse to leave a grocery store until they could find a bag big enough to completely cover her 20 roll pack of tp

no kidding
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-12-02 08:45 am (UTC)
LOL! That's awesome. Poor thing. How insecure do you gotta bee? Everyone goes potty...
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[User Picture]From: pete23
2005-12-02 08:50 am (UTC)
i read the music as "crabs abounding".

don't scratch, it'll just get worse...
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-12-02 01:36 pm (UTC)
LOL! OMG!!!!!!!
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From: nyguen9
2005-12-02 09:02 am (UTC)
I am very proud of being able to by "protection" myself. Say if I lived in Biblical times, I would just wear this cloth diaper the whole time. *eww*
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-12-02 01:37 pm (UTC)
And be sent away to a hut for the time of your monthly poison. ;)
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[User Picture]From: zibacco
2005-12-02 09:45 am (UTC)
I can somewhat understand the embarrasment. A former employer, who was also a friend, once sent me on an emergency trip to the grocery store to buy heavy duty "protection". I suppose if I was a woman and bought them all the time it would bother me, but I have to say my face was pretty red when walked up to the register fully equipped for a heavy flow day.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-12-02 01:38 pm (UTC)
hehe. ;) I like that commercial I think it's for Dr, Pepper where the song is "I would do anything for loooooove..." etc. ;) And he runs in buys her that, does a whole bunch of other stuff but won't let her drink his Dr. Pepper. Good stuff. Did you buy tampons, or just pads?
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[User Picture]From: maggiedacatt
2005-12-02 10:05 am (UTC)
Aesthetically speaking, I'd much prefer plain brown packaging to bright pastel pink and purple.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-12-02 01:39 pm (UTC)
Really? :) I like purple. Not pink though. I like the light blue they've been using recently too, in the tampax I think it is? Pearl series?
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From: __beer_junkie__
2005-12-02 10:24 am (UTC)
Im not affraid to go by protection its asking the man you love and live with to go buy it if your sick thats embarrasment.
But I go now and buy them myself.
And I also like it when the clerk gives me a smart ass smerk on his or her face.
And I tell them "So you go through it to!" "Even your mamma!"
And the clerk is has this sorry look for even giving me the wise or smart ass smerk on their face in the first place.
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[User Picture]From: maggiedacatt
2005-12-02 01:26 pm (UTC)
I don't seem to notice any reaction from store clerks for most things, with the occasional exception of an older dude selling a young woman condoms (OMG she has sex!). Perhaps I think this because when I was a grocery store clerk, I didn't really pay much attention to what the individual items were, I was just trying to beep them thru quickly and get on to the next person.

That said, I hate it when people comment on what I'm buying, whether it's something "personal" or not. What I'm buying isn't anyone else's business, and we're all supposed to at least pretend we don't notice what other people have (unless it's something like "OMG I didn't know they made mint-flavored Oreos, I have to go get some," which is pretty harmless).

Once my husband was standing in line at the drug store. One of his like two items was a pregnancy test. As he was checking out, the dude behind him in line said, "Good luck." My husband was at a loss of how to respond to this stranger butting in to a very personal situation (we really thought I might be pregnant, I was 10 days late, and we were very stressed because we're not in a financial or otherwise stable position for kids now). Arguably the guy might have meant "good luck" as in, "I hope it turns out how you want it to," but Lucas took it to mean "Good luck, I hope you have a baby," and was rather upset regardless at his audacity.
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[User Picture]From: mystik00769
2005-12-02 10:28 am (UTC)
I don't mind buying my own "protection"...usually. I'll admit, though. Buying the 5,000 count packages of SUPERDUPERHIGHABSORBANCY diaper-like things after I had the baby REALLY sucked.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-12-02 01:43 pm (UTC)
Blah. Totally not fun. I hated those huge diaper things they give you in the hospital after having a baby too. Like holy crap. You want me to wear that!?!
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-12-02 11:13 am (UTC)
OH NOES, VAGINAS.

God I'm glad I was born now rather than then. Yet I'd still rather crawl back into the (now nonexistent) womb until 3000 AD.
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[User Picture]From: saabisu
2005-12-02 11:14 am (UTC)
^^that was me^^
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[User Picture]From: andrewg009
2005-12-02 11:32 am (UTC)
As always, learning something new every single day should not be this much fun. . . :-)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-12-02 01:45 pm (UTC)
hehe. ;) I'm glad to aid, my dear. I love this place. Everyone's so cool. :) Good friends, I don't know beyond LJ. It's cool. ;)
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[User Picture]From: lil_miss_s
2005-12-02 12:52 pm (UTC)
Ha ha ha, that reminds me of my sister, the reason her kids are so close in age is she & my brother in law (in their late 20's & early 30's at the time) were too embarrassed to buy condoms. Bless them though as I have 2 wonderful newphews & the brother in law got fixed :o)
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[User Picture]From: lil_miss_s
2005-12-02 12:52 pm (UTC)
Nephews not newphews hee
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[User Picture]From: chibi_kethry
2005-12-02 01:11 pm (UTC)
gee i thought most guys just pertend that the tampon/pad part of the store doen't egsist
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-12-02 01:46 pm (UTC)
lol. I think it's amusing that men get all freaked out about tampons going up there... I mean, are vaginas only supposed to be for something else to go up there? ;)
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[User Picture]From: robob05
2005-12-02 01:36 pm (UTC)
Kotex fits, period.
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[User Picture]From: mystik00769
2005-12-02 01:47 pm (UTC)
Have a happy period. Always.
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From: bmw_yuppy
2005-12-02 02:40 pm (UTC)
Horray for tampons!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-12-02 05:21 pm (UTC)
They're good friends!
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[User Picture]From: sparklylights
2005-12-02 03:04 pm (UTC)
You know, I dont think that women would have had that many periods in the'old days'. For a start, they began their periods later, at around 16. Then they would have been married and gotten pregnant. If you breastfeed fully you don't ususally have periods. If they stopped feeding they would get pregnant again with their next child, and so on till they died of old age around 35, so not many periods then!
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[User Picture]From: boiledhamster
2005-12-02 04:21 pm (UTC)
I think you're right. Also I learned in my college health class that a girl doesn't typically "start" until she is around 105 or so pounds. I guess thats one reason females are starting earlier, we reach that weight earlier in life than we used to.
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