Here at Gurl, we like to keep things real. That means talking about things that you might not feel comfortable talking about, even with your friends. (Hello, rimming and period blood smell.) It means answering those random questions that you think might be strange, and it means cutting through some of the bull floating around online. In the spirit of keeping things real, let’s talk about pads and periods.
We’ve covered a lot of stuff about menstruation from signs you’re going to get your first period to embarrassing things that happen to everyone on their period. This time, I’m going to let some others share their thoughts about periods and pads. I’ve trolled Twitter to round up some tweets that should have you nodding in agreement. Keep scrolling to see 16 tweets about pads that you will probably relate to:
1. When you’re in a bind:
If you ever have a bad day, just remember that I got my period in a different state and no one carried pads so I had to use toilet paper
— janine (@typicalcoll) December 16, 2017
Toilet paper: The second best option.
2. Can someone please explain?
Why are pads almost $10 wtf and have so little pads.
Why aren’t pads free?
we don’t chose to get our period pic.twitter.com/cFVjsDg4m4
— ᴄᴇʟɪᴀ ɢᴜᴛɪ (@arceeloveee) January 8, 2018
Who made this decision?
3. Always be prepared.
Idc if you're not on your period or if you don't think you're going to get it anytime soon, you should always carry around pads and tampons. Just in case.
— Robyn Sibal (@redrobynnnn) January 13, 2018
Do it now and you won’t have to learn from your mistakes. Trust.
4. It’s a normal thing.
idk why it’s so embarrassing buying those maxi pads lmfaooo
— 𝓰𝓸𝓵𝓭𝓮𝓷 𝓱𝔂𝓾𝓷𝓰 (@jungsth) January 3, 2018
Why do us girls still feel the shame?
5. Help a girl out here.
i’m on my period and i’m out of pads and my dad isn’t picking my calls
— ً (@ohceaneyes) January 13, 2018
Hello, dad? Hello, mom? Hello, bro? Hello, BFF? Hello, bae?
6. Such a good point:
damn why do pads gotta be so loud when you open them now they whole city knows im on my period
— katy ren saw tlj x2 (@HORRORSOFNlGHT) January 14, 2018
Can someone invent a new quieter package, please and thank you?
Its so cool when ya get your period halfway through your shift and you have no pads woo!!!
— Gay Wizard™️ (@the___WARDEN) January 11, 2018
Looking for a friend with a pad here.
8. That look you always get.
I hate buying pads because everyone just stares… like yes, I'm on my period.
— Cristina (@Ivorycristina) January 14, 2018
It’s not like approximately 50 percent of the population is also buying pads.
9. And the cost…
Paying $10 for 20 pads or tampons pisses me off every trip… like bitch I don’t WANT my period.
— Ibania🇸🇻 (@fifi_matute) January 14, 2018
We want tacos and shoes. Periods? Not so much.
10. He tried.
My dad is super helpful when I’m on my period but one time, he showed up with a box of 100 panty liners when i needed pads. 🤦🏽♀️ he tried lol.
— αndreα. (@Ay_yoAndrea) January 10, 2018
We appreciated you trying, Daddio.
11. The surprising relationship between pads and diapers:
just worked out why pads are like nappies; cause i act like an absolute baby when i’m on my period, cry all the time, constantly want feeding n need attention or i’ll die x
— lucy (@Iucyduncan) January 14, 2018
12. Period brain is real.
God I hate period brain, why would I buy pads without wings?! Oh yeah, because suddenly all sensible thought has deserted me, I've become confused and I can't pay close attention to anything.
— Cat (@Cathy_Rosie) January 9, 2018
Once you try wings, you don’t want to go back.
13. Typical period day.
today i suddenly got my period, frantically looked for pads,got charged 4:25 for them, then cried about it:) good day
— louis theroux's gf (@siucrababy) January 10, 2018
Happens pretty much every month.
14. When you’re scared to move.
Pads are the worst period products unless you are literally standing upright all day.
— el! (@Ifeelperfectly) January 9, 2018
That surprise leak. Guh.
15. Special family traditions
everytime im on my period its legit a tradition for my mom to throw a box of pads at me while i lay in my bed sufferimg
— lil spp (@lilspp) January 9, 2018
Thank you, mom. xoxo
16. True dat.
get u a bf that respects ur period time & gets u pads when u need em & gives u extra love & lets u finish the nutella jar #likemine
— kc (@anissofiah_) January 12, 2018
The best dating advice.
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