Several weeks ago, I went to Tokyo to spend the rest of the summer with my parents. My first night there, I stopped into 7-11 to pick up some essentials - razors, shaving cream, and a box of tampons.
When I arrived home, I noticed something odd. I'd brought everything home in a plastic bag, but the tampons were wrapped in brown paper to shield them from view from everyone else
At first, I thought this was bizarre. Then I thought it was brilliant. And now, it's got me thinking.
Like most girls, I will bitch about my period to my girlfriends. But otherwise, I don't like to talk about it. It's private information and I don't care to broadcast to other people.
In fact, I won't tell my boyfriend when I'm on it, either
. Of course, this is mainly because we are long distance, so it's not like it actually affects our sex life
. Also, I luckily am not really all that affected by PMS, so he can't really tell when I'm on it.
But even when we're together, I find the whole thing a little bit awkward. I know I shouldn't feel that way, but I hate telling him that I'm on my period. It just seems like a private thing, and he doesn't have any business really knowing about it. Also, being on your period is kind of gross and messy sometimes, and I'd rather keep that part of my life to myself.Are you open about your period to your S/O?Image Source