Whilst coming on to your period unexpectedly whilst you’re on the pill is a bloody (literally) annoying thing it is not nearly as bad as not coming on to your period unexpectedly. That is at least what I keep telling myself. In loud fierce tones. It could have been worse, it could have been on a day when I don’t have an excuse to go out of school…oh yes I can really see me explaining to the Reincarnation, no I need to go to the seven eleven between classes so I can buy tampons…need to find out how to say that in Japanese really.
As it was today is a day when I flit between schools on my bike, and hey! A seven eleven is on my route! Quick stop, two bars of chocolate and I discovered the tampons carefully hidden in amongst the bathroom section. I went up to the counter and they very kindly put my tampons into a brown paper bag before putting them into the plastic bag with the chocolate.
I felt like I was buying porn!
Now part of me was relieved, after all no one would see I’d been buying tampons. It’s not that I get embarrassed about you know…*sotto voce* tampons! But really if I’m on my period then I don’t particularly want every child at school knowing.
This is my blog, my diary, and if any of you lot don’t want to know every detail about my private life I do at least attempt to provide some warning in the titles! So a brown bag, no one would see…on the other hand the fem-nazi who seems to have taken up residence in my brain was shouting ‘hey it’s my right to buy tampons if I choose to! Why should I feel ashamed! TAMPONS! TAMPONS! TAMPONS! You can’t deny me my basic right to tell everyone about my menstrual cycle!’
Mmmm yes. Indeed.
So tampons are sold in brown paper bags in Japan. Well it’s making me smile at least!