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    Friday, January 04, 2008

    Being Girly

    Who was the idiot who came up with adding perfume to tampons, pads and panty liners?

    One day, some complete moron thought it would be a good idea, and for some odd reason, that moron is now likely a millionaire.

    I bet it went something like this;
    Women don't want people to know they are on their period, and fear that they smell bad when that's going on, so let's add a froofy smell to the stuff they use to prevent messes.

    Makes sense on that small level, except for the fact that now, for one week out of the month the women who use these things smell like they stuffed a dryer sheet in their pants.

    Yeah, that'll make sure nobody has a clue what's going on!

    And what imbecile rubs a toxic perfume-drenched piece of cotton against a mucus membrane for several days in a row anyway? Are these people not aware that mucus membranes are the quick-absorption channels into the bloodstream, or do they just not care?

    It's no wonder the yeast infection medicine business is booming.

    * Rant brought to you by a mistaken purchase by the Keebler, who says "I know cookies, not Kotex.".

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    Anonymous said...


    Keebler's explanation made me laugh out loud!
    My dad was never embarassed to pick up this stuff for me, I always appreciated it.
    I hadn't thought about the membrane thing, I'd like to learn more.

    lovelife said...

    lol love that he said that about cookies not kotex
    what a man lol

    Summer said...

    Perfumes and dyes next to sensitive girly spots, no thanks! LOL Another reason I'm glad to have a Diva Cup.

    Anonymous said...

    Whats a diva cup?

    Whimspiration said...

    Summer, I simply must know about the diva cup. Have you ever tried "Instead", and if so, how does it's protection-time and ease of use differ from the cup?

    I tried Instead a bit ago, and I'd love a comparison from someone who knows (if you do, of course).

    Whimspiration said...

    Anon, visit http://www.divacup.com/ for more information.

    muttcats said...

    You have inspired me to write about my torturous time working in an office with a woman that kept a jumbo size box of Playtex Deodorant tampons in her desk.

    1. You could smell them all the time; the distinctive odor that can only be a Playtex Deodorant tampon permeated the office all month.

    2. I am allergic to flowery perfumes and they are definitely flowery and perfumey.

    3. That was honestly one of the reasons I quit that job.

    I'll let you know when my expose appears over at Gather.

    muttcats said...

    Here you go.

    The Tampon Lady

    Corey~living and loving said...

    Great post....it all doesn't make any sense at all.