No it isn’t.
Whether you wear tampons or those very stylish, maxi pads, you always try to convince yourself that this will be the LAST box of feminine hygiene products you will ever purchase. When going to the drug store, you can be found cursing in the feminine hygiene aisle. “I can’t believe I have to buy another stupid box of pads.” So you do the only rational thing an infertile can do, you purchase the smallest box of feminine napkins you can find. None of those family sized feminine hygiene products for you! You buy the bare minimum. After all, this is the LAST time you will ever get your period so you won’t need them anymore. Yeah right.
The next month, aunt flow returns and you end up tearing your house apart because you can’t find a single pad to wear. And good luck getting your period at the office. You have nothing in your purse, and you end up stuffing toilet paper in your panties. Great, another pair of stained underwear! Infertility has appointed you the President of the Soiled Underwear Club. You might as well get all your panties at the dollar store at this rate. You would rather stuff toilet paper in your underwear for the next 7 days, then buy a another box of pads or tampons. Want to find out if a woman is having infertility problems? Go to your local drug store. She will be in the feminine aisle sobbing over a box of lady products.
Here are some other women who are also afraid to purchase feminine hygiene products (from Suggest a Reason to Laugh at Infertility)!
“And I bet I’m not the only one who does this. Each month when AF starts, I count how many tampons I have left and think, “ah that’s just enough to get me through this AF and THEN maybe I won’t need them ANYMORE!” Or in the same kind of scenario…you use your last tampon at the end of your period and think how perfect it would be if you were pregnant b/c then you will have zero tampons going to waste at home and won’t have to buy another box! You even stoop so low as to use a jumbo bulky pad you find laying around for the very end of your period, because why buy a whole new box of tampons when you won’t need them next month right?” -Cherbear
“While shopping for a friend’s baby shower, I noticed a whole aisle of feminine products (I guess for the bleeding after pregnancy? I wouldn’t know, never having given birth) so now I buy boxes of pads, thinking, Well I’ll use these after I have my baby…” -Joy
“You never buy extra tampons because you think that you wont need them the next month because you WILL be pregnant. So when your period arrives the next month you are left in a bind, and your police officer husband has to make an emergency trip to Wal-Mart on his lunch break in uniform.” -Amanda