I’ve seen many posts like these float around in blogosphere. The kinds where bloggers show you what’s inside their purses. I’ve never participated in them for one simple reason.
I hardly ever carry a purse, and when I do, it’s hardly big enough for my iPhone.
And there’s a very important reason why. (Hint: it involves my husband)
A few years back, during that spectacular time of the month, my brand-new husband and I were going to the movies with friends. I had a large purse that carried numerous receipts, mints, lipgloss, lip balm, IDs, last year’s taxes, bowling balls, golf clubs, the kitchen sink…you know….EVERYTHING. We called it my Mary Poppins bag. I also just happened to have a tampon inside, with what I thought was self-explanatory white packaging with the word ‘REGULAR’ and Rs stamped all over it. Like I said, self-explanatory.
Because I always had a large bag back then, he would also cram in his asthma inhaler and keys and anything else he would need for our trip: phone chargers, golf gloves, a change of clothes, etc. He was very comfortable around my bag, obviously. As luck would have it that day, I was driving him and 3 other guys to the movies. It just so happened that he needed his asthma pump while I was driving, and since I always had my Mary Poppins bag with his belongings in it, that’s what he reached for.
So of course he rummages through it and OF ALL THE THINGS that was in this Mary Poppins bag, my TAMPON was what picqued his interest. Naturally. So, out comes this tampon (remember, it has REGULAR stamped all over it) in his hand like Ariel discovering the fork at Prince Eric’s dinner table and, with a goofy smile, he loudly asks, “What’s this?!”
Crickets because all the other guys immediately knew what it was. But not my husband. He stared at this artifact like the Ariel admiring her new thingamabob. Guys, it was painful. I could painstakingly see the wheels turning in B’s head as he slowly put 1 + 2 together.
Had I purchased U by Kotex’s feminine products instead, with their unique packaging, this wouldn’t have happened. Their products’ packaging makes it so that it’s not obvious you’re carrying around tampons or pads in your purse. Pictured above are the U by Kotex Sleek tampons and Cleanwear pads.
See that purple wrapper up there? Had I packed this instead, it would have blended in with the lining of my purse (and not the obvious white packaging) and thus have been husband-proof. Hindsight is 20/20.
Head to Walmart and pick up U by Kotex products and, while supplies last, you also get a bonus of 3 Goody elastics. The Goody elastics will be attached to the box (see second picture in post).
With U by Kotex you won’t leave your home unprepared!
Do you carry a small purse or a large purse?