Remember the day your 14 year old self first discovered tampons? You realized that you no longer had to wear those uncomfortable fitting pads and discovered that tampons were easy and clean and great.
Twenty years later, infertility re-introduces the sanitary napkin! Somewhere during your infertility struggles, you may have decided to switch back to pads, even for one month. It’s unclear if tampons actually affect fertility but an infertile will try anything even if it means sitting in a wet diaper for a few days. Maybe you’ve tried organic tampons but like a bad high school acquaintance, the pad will make her re-appearance into your life.
“Oh my God. It’s me, Maxi! I haven’t seen you since high school, menstrual cycle number 24! Did you do something different with your hair? It looks longer.”
You will do anything not to wear them including having to throw out a few pairs of underwear and wearing black pants to a restaurant – praying you won’t stain the seats. And just remember, thongs and tampons are best friends. Thongs and pads are enemies. To make it fit in a thong, you could try folding the pad in half or attaching the sticky part to your leg. Either way.
U N C O M F O R T A B L E. Until it’s proven otherwise, the only thing you want inside of you is a sperm producer (a.k.a your partner’s thing), a transvaginal wand or a washed sperm inserter.
You just hope your husband doesn’t notice those red spotted underwear sitting in your laundry hamper.