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2020-06-04 7:16:12 PM  
Real women plan ahead.
 
2020-06-04 7:17:09 PM  

bingethinker: Real women plan ahead.


Are you single?
 
2020-06-04 7:18:41 PM  
Afraid to buy them? No. But I don't know shiat about them, so you need to tell me what you want so I get the right supplies.
 
2020-06-04 7:22:28 PM  
I've never understood the aversion some guys have to buying their woman some emergency products. Is it embarrassing for some reason? Is somebody really going to think they're for me and my mangina? WTF?

Oh, no! You're wife's still fertile.

or

Oh, no! Your teenage daughter's not pregnant.

Both of the above scenarios are typically good news for the average man.
 
2020-06-04 7:25:22 PM  

Bootleg: Afraid to buy them? No. But I don't know shiat about them, so you need to tell me what you want so I get the right supplies.


THIS. I need specific instructions. And I'm going to need a map, a medical encyclopedia, and a copy of Our Bodies, Ourselves, because all that business down there is a mystery to a gay man. To me, whatever they do down there is like an elaborate magic trick. Pads, I understand.
 
2020-06-04 7:33:36 PM  

Bootleg: Afraid to buy them? No. But I don't know shiat about them, so you need to tell me what you want so I get the right supplies.


And then don't complain if we got the ones in the purple bag that were kinda near the bottom of the shelves, you know, off to the left... and they weren't the ones you wanted.

Either show me the near empty package that you want replaced or specific brand & model # (for lack of a better term).

/same goes for the nail files you wanted.  Putting 'nail files' on the shopping list when you want "X" brand nail files that are shaped like 'this'
//don't ask me how I know that one...sigh
 
2020-06-04 7:33:52 PM  
One time, back when I worked as a stockboy at a department store (in the '80s), one of the managers came up to me with this evil grin on her face.  She told me my job for the evening was to reorganize the entire feminine hygiene section to the new planogram that had come in.

Everybody seemed to expect me to be horribly upset about this for some reason, and then were puzzled when I just...wasn't.  I mean, one of the things on my daily to-do list was stocking diapers.  Tampons and pads are at least boxed so they stack better.

I really don't get guys being 'OMG I can't touch that' about it.  Sure, ask for instructions on which ones she wants, but if you can handle buying a box of cereal, you can handle buying a box of tampons.
 
2020-06-04 7:35:07 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Bootleg: Afraid to buy them? No. But I don't know shiat about them, so you need to tell me what you want so I get the right supplies.

THIS. I need specific instructions. And I'm going to need a map, a medical encyclopedia, and a copy of Our Bodies, Ourselves, because all that business down there is a mystery to a gay man. To me, whatever they do down there is like an elaborate magic trick. Pads, I understand.


I worked as an overnight stocker in a grocery store for a year or so in grad school.  I always got stuck in aisle 9. Laundry detergent and tampons/ pads. There are about as many varieties as there are craft beers at a hipster liquor store.  But I've never had a problem getting the right product as a result.  Oh, you want the Pearls with easy glide applicator in the multi pack for light, medium, and heavy days?  No problem.  Oh and I got some dark chocolate too. You're welcome.
 
2020-06-04 7:39:09 PM  
My boyfriend is usually one step ahead of me. If he's going to the store, he'll look at the pads/tampons I have to see what I'm running low on and pick up more before I can ask him to. It's never bothered him to do it. He knows the cashier knows they're not for him. Maybe it's a function of age (he's in his 40s), I don't know. Getting grossed out by buying pads/tampons seems like a teenage/frat boy thing.
 
2020-06-04 7:54:42 PM  
I used to think that I was clueless until my SO reminded me that I have to push them aside every time I get a new towel from the vanity. Because of this I've never had problems after that little talk.

/And she's still looking over my shoulder, so everyone be cool.
//I'm still in the doghouse for accidentally putting some of her bras in the dryer.
 
2020-06-04 8:18:27 PM  
i buy for my wife all the time. who gives a fark. at worst, the cashier knows im getting laid.
 
2020-06-04 8:50:49 PM  
"I'm Batman, dammit".

Mister Mom.
Youtube 6oMdKb0KqcI
 
2020-06-04 9:06:39 PM  
Camera phones can be your friend to get the right kind

Know what the wife wants, daughter changes her farking mind every month
 
2020-06-04 9:07:20 PM  
I don't golf, my wife sent me to the store to get golf balls for my father in law. I stood there dumbfounded, no idea what to buy, about 100 choices..
I got home and told it was almost as bad as buying period supplies for her and my daughters.
 
2020-06-04 9:10:35 PM  
My first long term lady friend discussed this with me after we had been together for awhile. She described the time she went to the store for pads and (this was in the before tines, the UPC barcode had just come into use and things still had price labels) no price label. Kid running the register holds 'em way up. "PRICE CHECK!"

I can't remember if it ever came to me having to go get some for her, but there were shopping trips together where she had to buy some. She just made *damn* sure they had price labels. I would have, too if she needed me to buy them *shrug*.

If my wife or daughter needed some, sure, just send me a picture of the label, so I get the right ones.

After prostate surgery, I have to keep incontinence supplies at home, and in my travel bags. I'm just glad they are available.
 
2020-06-04 9:15:37 PM  
Didn't see this thread.

CSB: "Are these for your girlfriend?" (Be me. Be 19.)

"Nope. My bro rips me every time. He's hung like a moose."

THE LOOK ON HER FACE WAS TOTALLY WORTH IT.
 
2020-06-04 9:17:18 PM  

Bootleg: Afraid to buy them? No. But I don't know shiat about them, so you need to tell me what you want so I get the right supplies.


I ask for a detailed description with a damn photo. I'm not messing up that purchase.
 
2020-06-04 9:18:46 PM  
I didn't used to like it, as the wife is understandably particular about what she likes, and it seems like the brand names and packaging keep changing, probably in order to justify charging more or something.

OurGroceries helped tons though... either of us can add items via our phones, and once you add something it stays in your master list, so confusing descriptions can be cleaned up over time.  And when you pick something up you can tag it with the aisle, so pretty quickly everything is organized and the actual shopping is pretty quick... one pass through the aisles and you are done.  Less time and less mistakes = happier me.

Things are even better now though, as our grocery store has a delivery service now.  So for basic things that you don't need to browse for personally, you just say "send me one of these" and it's here in an hour.  So I guess I'll never need to stress out over whether smooth glide applicators are OK, or if a sanitary napkins is the same as a maxi-pad, or what the heck "the one in the yellow box" means.
 
2020-06-04 9:58:58 PM  
Pads, plugs, and cigarettes seem to come in infinite varieties, and buying the wrong one will incur the wrath of god.

Back before Mrs Farkie lost her female plumbing to a hysterectomy, I made farking damn sure I had a picture of the previous batch, just so I didn't get banished to the garage for the evening.
 
2020-06-04 10:06:40 PM  
 
2020-06-04 10:09:59 PM  

Bootleg: Afraid to buy them? No. But I don't know shiat about them, so you need to tell me what you want so I get the right supplies.


So much this. When my then girlfriend now wife first asked me if I'd mind picking up some tampons on my way home from work I was like "of course I don't mind, silly goose!"

Then an hour later I was standing in CVS looking at a wall of options. Scented? Is she going to be offended if I get that? Super? Is that getting me in trouble? Help.
 
2020-06-04 10:12:06 PM  

kazrak: One time, back when I worked as a stockboy at a department store (in the '80s), one of the managers came up to me with this evil grin on her face.  She told me my job for the evening was to reorganize the entire feminine hygiene section to the new planogram that had come in.

Everybody seemed to expect me to be horribly upset about this for some reason, and then were puzzled when I just...wasn't.  I mean, one of the things on my daily to-do list was stocking diapers.  Tampons and pads are at least boxed so they stack better.

I really don't get guys being 'OMG I can't touch that' about it.  Sure, ask for instructions on which ones she wants, but if you can handle buying a box of cereal, you can handle buying a box of tampons.


I volunteered to be the HABA (Health and beauty aids) stocker when I was a stockboy. It was the easiest work, and it smelled like baby powder. And let's face it: that's the aisle all the ladies end up on.
Everyone else had to work frozen food, cleaning the meat department or mopping.
 
2020-06-04 10:50:27 PM  
If it was late in the day, the cashier isn't going to bat an eye.  A man buying menstrual products is going to be very low of the scale of weird shiat that they've witnessed.  If anything, that's the best time to buy them.
 
2020-06-04 11:27:58 PM  

hobnail: ecmoRandomNumbers: Bootleg: Afraid to buy them? No. But I don't know shiat about them, so you need to tell me what you want so I get the right supplies.

THIS. I need specific instructions. And I'm going to need a map, a medical encyclopedia, and a copy of Our Bodies, Ourselves, because all that business down there is a mystery to a gay man. To me, whatever they do down there is like an elaborate magic trick. Pads, I understand.

I worked as an overnight stocker in a grocery store for a year or so in grad school.  I always got stuck in aisle 9. Laundry detergent and tampons/ pads. There are about as many varieties as there are craft beers at a hipster liquor store.  But I've never had a problem getting the right product as a result.  Oh, you want the Pearls with easy glide applicator in the multi pack for light, medium, and heavy days?  No problem.  Oh and I got some dark chocolate too. You're welcome.


As an 18 year old, I would have taken that in a heartbeat...especially over baby food.  That was the aisle *no one* wanted and they usually put two people on it at the beginning of the shift.
 
2020-06-04 11:46:12 PM  
Hahaha. CSB:

As a crass young man, my roommate and I always made sure we had a jumbo sized multipack of tampons underneath the sink, usually labeled with a big piece of tape on it that said "house."

We were two single dudes in our early 20's and we were both working as bartenders. Our place was a stop on the party-after-work circuit.  The extra homey touch always made the ladies feel welcome and chill to stay the night, even if they were just a drunk friend or coworker crashing on the couch in one of our gym shorts and tshirts.

Since making women feel welcome and chill enough to stay the night at our place was the major mission in our lives at the time, it was net win for everyone.
 
2020-06-04 11:49:54 PM  
Bathroom sink, not the kitchen. I'm not a savage.
 
2020-06-04 11:50:04 PM  
I don't like the notion that a lady under heavy unexpected flow can't go to the store because she might stain her pants. That's an insult to women everywhere.

But hey, if you just feel uncomfortable and don't really want to expose yourself to the world, I'll let you stay safe in this little cocoon we've built for ourselves. I'll go and get whatever you want. Maybe I'll stop for a secret ice cream or shot of whiskey while I'm out. I'll also buy two boxes, but only bring in one. I'll leave the other one in my car until I can safely transport the cargo into the basement.

It won't take long that I'll have a full arsenal of sanitary stuff tucked away in the basement. And one day, all hope will seem lost. You're sitting on the toilet. You actually locked the door because you're getting sick of our kindergartner wandering in while you're indisposed. You'll ask if I can go to the store. And I'll say, "I've got you covered. Give me one minute.

I run down to the basement. I suddenly realize that I've stockpiled every tampon and maxi-pad available. Big, small, sticks to underwear, super flow, spotting, disposable applicator...

I look at it and scream. "It was my time! I have everything!" but alas, I didn't know what you specifically needed today and it would be creepy to send pics of my stockpile for you to choose from. Because god knows, at this time of month, you'd never appreciate all the preparation I did for you.
 
2020-06-05 12:11:00 AM  

Bootleg: Afraid to buy them? No. But I don't know shiat about them, so you need to tell me what you want so I get the right supplies.


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2020-06-05 12:19:53 AM  
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2020-06-05 12:20:27 AM  

Bootleg: Afraid to buy them? No. But I don't know shiat about them, so you need to tell me what you want so I get the right supplies.


If one ever goes to the store for regular supplies, or even orders them online these days, one normally acquaints themselves with the preferred brands of the household over time. Its true there are lots of microversions, but unless the uterus-holder buys different microversions all the time, its still not difficult to track if its a regular on the shopping list.

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Just go ahead and install a Menstruation Crustacean Station. She stocks it initially. Then you'll see the brands and varieties to restock. Simple.
 
2020-06-05 12:31:50 AM  

Bootleg: Afraid to buy them? No. But I don't know shiat about them, so you need to tell me what you want so I get the right supplies.


^^^^^^^^^^THIS^^^^^^^^^^

My wife is very particular, and buys multi packs, which she supplements with single packs of certain absorbency levels. I don't know shiat about it, so she's gonna have to help me out a little bit...

ecmoRandomNumbers: I've never understood the aversion some guys have to buying their woman some emergency products. Is it embarrassing for some reason? Is somebody really going to think they're for me and my mangina? WTF?


My wife says that her dad told her it was the best way to meet women at the store. He loved it. He truly had no idea what he was getting, and after a few minutes of looking lost, some lady would stroll by and be totally touched that he was out buying tampons for someone, would help him out, and even flirt a little bit.
 
2020-06-05 12:32:54 AM  

Somacandra: Bootleg: Afraid to buy them? No. But I don't know shiat about them, so you need to tell me what you want so I get the right supplies.

If one ever goes to the store for regular supplies, or even orders them online these days, one normally acquaints themselves with the preferred brands of the household over time. Its true there are lots of microversions, but unless the uterus-holder buys different microversions all the time, its still not difficult to track if its a regular on the shopping list.

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Just go ahead and install a Menstruation Crustacean Station. She stocks it initially. Then you'll see the brands and varieties to restock. Simple.


Yeah, you can totally tell a lot by those generic green pouches. Also, unless they put a picture of those actual tampons on the box, seeing what the wrapper looks like doesn't do shiat unless you're opening up the boxes in the store to find out.
 
2020-06-05 12:34:52 AM  
You know you're a man when you'll get out of bed at 3:00am to go buy sanitary napkins for your girl because her period came early.
 
2020-06-05 12:51:54 AM  

maxheck: You know you're a man when you'll get out of bed at 3:00am to go buy sanitary napkins for your girl because her period came early.


Gross...just have sex with her and wipe her off with that t-shirt you'll never wear again.
 
2020-06-05 1:05:32 AM  
Yeah...but ask a women to buy some lube, a butt plug and oversized black dildo (with wall mounted suction cup) and they go all "oh gross" on you.
 
2020-06-05 2:22:30 AM  

maxheck: You know you're a man when you'll get out of bed at 3:00am to go buy sanitary napkins for your girl because her period came early.


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2020-06-05 2:28:34 AM  

PainInTheASP: I used to think that I was clueless until my SO reminded me that I have to push them aside every time I get a new towel from the vanity. Because of this I've never had problems after that little talk.

/And she's still looking over my shoulder, so everyone be cool.
//I'm still in the doghouse for accidentally putting some of her bras in the dryer.


The good news is, you aren't dead. The bad news is, you are now 2 grand in debt.
 
2020-06-05 2:34:48 AM  
Getta loada the ultratough men.  Oh, no!  People saw me with a feminine product!  😳 How will my precious paper-thin ego withstand this crippling blow to my dudehood?  🥺😖
Imagine that mess actually leaking from you.

Here's a primer!  Have fun!

Periods Aren't That Gross
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2020-06-05 2:34:56 AM  
Bloody well right!
 
2020-06-05 2:42:29 AM  
1. Find a store that sells the supplies and that offers curbside pickup.
2. Go to the store's website or app, and have her pick the exact product.  If necessary and applicable, select "no substitutions."
3. Go pick it up.

It's not that hard.
 
2020-06-05 2:47:34 AM  
People care what random strangers in a store think? Others don't care, they're wrapped up in their own worries, and unless you do something outrageous they won't remember you for more than five minutes.
 
2020-06-05 2:51:36 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: I've never understood the aversion some guys have to buying their woman some emergency products. Is it embarrassing for some reason? Is somebody really going to think they're for me and my mangina? WTF?

Oh, no! You're wife's still fertile.

or

Oh, no! Your teenage daughter's not pregnant.

Both of the above scenarios are typically good news for the average man.


Awhile back when my wife was still using pads, I picked some up on a grocery store run and the girl at the register said it was cool that I didn't mind buying them. I said what you just said: It's not like I need to worry people will think I'm buying them for myself.
 
2020-06-05 3:08:26 AM  
Back in the early 70's (I know) I kept a small stash of pads and tampons in the glovebox of my Austin 1800. Word got around. I was popular.

The seats in the 1800 folded down to make a passable double bed..
 
2020-06-05 4:25:51 AM  

grokca: I don't golf, my wife sent me to the store to get golf balls for my father in law. I stood there dumbfounded, no idea what to buy, about 100 choices..
I got home and told it was almost as bad as buying period supplies for her and my daughters.


You go to the range and pay 5 bucks for the bucket of balls. It's way cheaper than getting golf balls anywhere else.
 
2020-06-05 4:28:51 AM  

Dinjiin: If it was late in the day, the cashier isn't going to bat an eye.  A man buying menstrual products is going to be very low of the scale of weird shiat that they've witnessed.  If anything, that's the best time to buy them.


Weird shiat? Nothing is weird shiat. If you weren't supposed to buy the stuff they wouldn't sell it.
 
2020-06-05 6:26:17 AM  
My stepdaughter needed some a few years back, so I ran to the store and got them. It was my first experience buying them, but she sent me a picture of the right ones. I don't see what the big deal is. The cashier didn't bat an eye. Who cares?
 
2020-06-05 6:37:51 AM  

Bootleg: Afraid to buy them? No. But I don't know shiat about them, so you need to tell me what you want so I get the right supplies.


Take a picture of the package you want and be very specific, or don't complain about not getting the exact thing you thought you asked for.
 
2020-06-05 7:05:27 AM  
If my wife needs me to buy tampons I buy tampons. My masculinity isn't fragile.
 
2020-06-05 7:20:08 AM  

kazrak: Everybody seemed to expect me to be horribly upset about this for some reason, and then were puzzled when I just...wasn't. I mean, one of the things on my daily to-do list was stocking diapers. Tampons and pads are at least boxed so they stack better.

Back when I did helpdesk at a hospital, for some reason I was the only guy who took the OB/GYN tickets.  I'm not sure why.  It's not even like buying feminine products; the computers there used an image that was standard across the whole campus.  The work was exactly the same.
 
2020-06-05 8:12:14 AM  

Bootleg: Afraid to buy them? No. But I don't know shiat about them, so you need to tell me what you want so I get the right supplies.


If you learn you made a mistaken grab, just don't tell the girl at the register that you got the wrong flavor.
 
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