I wish I had something to say about periods other than “they suck” and “they’re annoying.” But I don’t! Periods do suck, objectively, and they are annoying, so I don’t feel the need to say anything else about them, other than, you know, the obvious. (That they suck and that they are annoying.) But you know what else sucks? Any menstrual product, basically. Tampons can feel weird. DivaCups are scary. Period panties are a scam. But, of all the products one may possibly use to deal with their period, the worst among them, probably, is the sanitary pad.
being on your period and wearing a pad is a self drag ?
— AffendedBlackQueen (@pixiestateomind) April 19, 2017
Clearly, I am not alone in thinking this. Pads do have their merits–they’re great when you first start your period and don’t want to deal with a tampon yet, or think you’re going to get your period but don’t want to put a tampon in dry–but, in general, they are the most reviled of all period products across the board. Why is this? I don’t know–there are only so many reasons. There’s the chafing. The high potential for leaking if a pad happens to shift slightly to the side. The uncomfortable sensation of stewing in your own uterine lining for hours. You get the idea. So, check out these annoying things that pretty much only happen when you wear a pad:
1. Pads…..are not comfortable:
2. Like, not at all:
when your pad is uncomfortable pic.twitter.com/sh1uYzW9Mn
— yna ' kth (@alacartaes) February 25, 2017
3. Why do they do this?
when your pad rips out some of your pubes pic.twitter.com/E2Cny69mx8
— grace (@fathercorn) April 24, 2017
4. Why do we wear them???
When your pad doesn't have any wings pic.twitter.com/2s3XnVy2tU
— sexctoes (@mariam_shaikh15) September 5, 2016
5. They never stay where you need them to stay:
When your pad goes to the wrong place. pic.twitter.com/VqR0iHDnYI
— ken (@lol_ken_lol) August 24, 2015
6. Which means that you have to do some very public fidgeting:
when your pad moves to the wrong place: pic.twitter.com/2nh2Uwl1ph
— ㅤ (@theherbeh) July 9, 2016
7. You know when you notice your PERIOD PAD IS IN THE ILLUMINATI AND YOU HAVEN’T BEEN INVITED YET? That sucks:
8. And your friends insist on using them for their punchlines? Which is so rude???
9. So subtle!
— I don't care (@CaptalnStevey) August 21, 2015
10. Nature is so beautiful:
11. I don’t know. Maybe you love pads so much that you want to dress like one?
When it's that time of the month pic.twitter.com/SIBDZj15gQ
— andrea schiefelbein (@andrea_schief) May 20, 2016
12. Or not:
— Stacy Conover (@StacyConover) April 18, 2017
14. WHY do they DO THIS?
When you need to open a pad/tampon in the school bathroom and someone else comes in pic.twitter.com/gmojjjrAAh
— #garthed (@animeandfob) October 9, 2016
15. Let’s fix that? Maybe?
Do you wear pads? Can you relate to any of these posts? Let us know in the comments!