[Ask a Guy] Do you mind buying feminine hygiene products?

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  1. Barbwire

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    Guys, do you mind buying feminine hygiene products for the women in your life?

    When I was a teenager, I remember hearing my mother talking on the phone to a man that was coming to pick her up for their first date.

    Her side of the conversation went something like this, "Oh, can you do me a favour and stop at the store? I need tampons, the biggest box they have. Thank you so much, see you soon!"

    I must have looked a bit shocked because she said to me, "That's how you can tell what kind of a man you have right off the bat. Any guy that brings you tampons on your first date is a keeper."

    I don't know if that is true, because I never had the balls to ask a dude to get me my period stuff until I was in my early 30's. Shit, at that age I was barely able to buy them for myself unless the cashier was a woman. No lie.

     
  2. igor

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    Oh yeah - I did it years ago, and I admit to being somewhat embarrassed. But it wasn't the only thing in the cart so it wasn't like the only thing I was buying.

    I was probably more embarrassed when buying lube or condoms.
     
  3. ninja08hippie

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    Don't ask me to buy them, I don't like that :(
     
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    My grandmother once told me a story about grandpa doing just that. Once, when they were in their twenties, it was snowing so hard that it was too dangerous to drive, but grandma needed some pads. Well, grandpa got on his bike and drove it to the nearest store, about a mile away. On the way back, he was stopped by a policeman who thought he looked suspicious, and asked him to see what was in the bag. Once the policeman saw, he waived him on, laughing. That must have been the pinnacle of embarrassing.
     
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    I might have an as yet unnamed phobia. I don't want to touch the things. :nerv How do you feel about touching a snake, or a spider?
    Having babies improved my stamina, but I still don't like it.
     
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    My guy used to buy them for his teenage daughter so I guess he'd do it for me but I never let myself get caught short.
     
  7. Barbwire

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    Hmm, I can't seem to find the connection between tampons and having babies. Can you please give me a clue? :lol
     
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    I had to get them for my ex a couple of times. No big thing. Then I ended up raising my daughter alone so just buying them was the least part of that ordeal. What the hell, everyone knows that women need them. What's to be embarassed about? Now condoms that's different. As a teen I was red faced when I was looking at them in a drug store. I got a package and started toward the counter. Then I went back to get another pack so I wouldn't have to be embarassed again so soon. I tentativly started toward the counter again and stopped thinking should I get still another pack. About that time the male druggist said, "Why don't you buy a case and stay all night."
     
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    Well, after the pregnancy, birth, and infant stages my experience with icky things increased dramatically. Tampons lost some of their "luster" but I still cringe. I am aware of how silly it is.
     
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    I don't have any problem buying anything like that. :shrug
     
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    Personally, I've never had any problems in this area.
    To my twisted mind, it's no different to buying toilet paper.

    Going into a shop by myself and buying lube, though, that's a different matter. :p
     
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    Agreed. Buying porn or lube *is* different somehow. And strangely, buying cosmetics embarrasses me more than buying lingerie.
     
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    Yes giong into the sex shop without the wife will never happen again! However going to the store to get tampons is not such a big deal, atleast every guy knows your pain and every woman adores you for it.
     
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    I was waiting for a prescription to be filled at the pharmacy one day and the place was packed with people with a long line to the counter. I happened to be right next to the condom and lube section. In front of me was a young man with tatoos and piercings galore. The person behind me was a truly ancient looking nun. In front of us was the counter and above that was a wall of mirrors.

    I was looking into the mirrors when the kid in front of me popped out of line, darted to the condom section, then, seeing the nun, backed up the rack and with his hands behind him, snatched a package of Trojans. He then crab walked back to his place in line, all the while hiding the condoms from the nun's line of vision.

    I was practically biting my lip off to keep from laughing out loud when I heard the nun say in a very quiet voice, "I bet he thinks he got away with it."

    I laughed so hard I about fell over and the nun chuckled along with me. I didn't hear a peep from the kid with the rubbers or see his face, but judging by how red his ears got, he knew he'd been caught. Funny shit, that.
     
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    That. Is. Awesome.
     
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    I'm perfectly fine with it. Not insecure about that kind of stuff.
     
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    That's funny CL. You don't get much past those Nuns.
     
  18. heelfetish

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    hahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!! :lol
     
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    I'm actually related by marriage to a nun or two. They all have really good senses of humor. I guess you'd have to.
     
  20. Puss_in_boots

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    I can answer for my SO. He doesn't mind at all. According to him, buying tampons and the like is a badge of honor. It means he has a girlfriend. :)