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Do men buy sanitary pads or tampons for women in need? 

<If you are a man, answer below.>

Generally, men slut-shame, mansplain, and still uphold ‘cultural values’ by not supporting women. It can be so humiliating to have bleeding women as your property. She needs to be pure and pious to be his property. Like on days she is not bleeding and can be swayed by whim. 

To discuss menstruation is a crime, forget buying such supplies. Men don’t buy sanitary pads. 

Keeping my wrath aside, I understand the gawkiness towards the taboo subject is rather natural and deeply rooted in society. Men are served all privileges and entitlements but hardly given any meaningful “talk” by their guardian angels. More often than not, they are only informed about menstruation via Biology books in 11th grade or graphical ads on TV. 

I love how masculine and feminine roles are so well defined by society as if it had nothing better to do. 

Of course, today’s generation is defying the norms and is bigger than its bogus ego. Well, most of them are. Let’s not generalize. 

Thankfully, we are all acquainted with both kinds of men. The one who thinks menstruation is gross and a woman should rather be pregnant all her life to not bleed and the one who will buy extra maxi pads with some food. Kudos to the latter’s mommies for bringing them up well and doing society a favor. 

We are swarming with 7529394900 humans right now, out of whom 3797885990 are females blessed with ovaries, uteruses, and vaginas. To safely say there are over two billion people that experience a monthly menstrual cycle will not be an overstatement. While another some hundred million or so have now passed menopause. Yayyy

All of us are thriving today because women chose or were forced to make use of their uterus to enable the big-headed male to gestate from the nascent state into a fully developed human baby in the coziness of nutrient-rich blood that is there because of the menstrual cycle. Get it? You are a lotus. You came out of the place you don’t like.

To engineer a human life requires a lot of Byzantine and delicate machinery. But, nature instituted a way to roll all that up and fit it inside a woman’s abdomen. However, it comes with a price associated with this miraculous ability. The uterus drains once a month, it cramps up and messes up the resilience to pain and occasional blasts with an onslaught of hormones. So, yeah, buy some courage and deal with it or live without women forever.

Would you really inconvenience someone you love and care about most in the world to relieve yourself of a relatively small discomfort that you can’t even rationally explain in the first place? The only people disgusted with menstruation are men, who then scandalize women for not being perfect white dolls, so they don’t have emotional breakdowns.

If you are just a beginner and willing to learn, then I would literally and happily help you. When your partner is unprepared for the mortal combat pounding within her stomach, it is the time to shed your fragile ego and hit the road. Get her some maxi pads with wings (no, they don’t fly), some soft fleece pants, a heating pad, and her favorite food. And you’re sorted for the best partner award. To deal with a period is already challenging enough for women. People who love them shouldn’t add to it due to some testosterone-fuelled stereotypes.

Men can freely run into pharmacies looking for condoms and even boast about it. But not for sanitary pads. Because buying condoms makes you look like someone getting laid while sanitary pads make you feel like any less of a man to someone who is not even your partner?? How outrageously lame do you have to be to not buy sanitary pads for your partner, mother, sister, or daughter if she asked? What’s the point here? I love you, but not enough to help you survive your internal bleeding?

Men need to step up their game and just get over it. Almost two fucking Billion people menstruate. Women in your lives are just a few of them. Visualize if you had an entirely natural and indispensable bodily monthly cycle for 50 years of life that came with thrashing cramps, hammering headaches, terrible joint pains, vexing insomnia, and untimely food cravings, and women in your life mocked you every time and refused to buy you supplies you need while you curl up wrapped in a bundle of pain then how you would feel? Like she doesn’t deserve a sweetheart like you. She is a cruel, nasty bitch. Right?

When men are okay popping their penis into vaginas, then why aren’t they comfortable with what’s coming out of there too? 

Let us burst your bubble and tell you, the vagina is a lot more than a fuck spot. You don’t even have to do anything more than being a little kind and helpful.

Hygiene products like sanitary pads are perfectly normal. It’s not even a question of indecision to buy them for your loved ones. People at the counter selling products care about you or your life. They have a job to do and debts to pay. They wouldn’t give a fuck about your teensy-weensy little ego. There’s no shame in being there for your loved ones. Men can buy sanitary pads and it’s completely okay. It indicates maturity; sincerity and that you care more about your people than cashiers on the counter unless the cashier is your partner.  

It is a pleasure to reciprocate to love and who doesn’t want love? Get your priorities right, bebes.

 


Lovey Chaudhary

A communications major, academic researcher, author, sunset photographer, and hardcore marketing professional with experience of over 6+ years in the industry, Lovey is always looking up witty ways to address taboo subjects in a simple yet hard-hitting manner.

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