This has me feeling so conflicted! On one hand, it’s a cute, kind of funny story, especially your susceptibility to the pout!

On the other hand, there’s so much to unpack here about period-related products being something to be embarrassed about, ashamed of, something men don’t understand. Half of the population bleeds once a month. I would like to teach my sons that learning about what kind of products your friend, girlfriend, wife, or daughter might need or want is not emasculating or embarrassing. I hope that they will bother to talk to the women in their lives about how they feel during their periods and make fewer assumptions- whether they feel like going for a run or sitting home eating a chocolate bar!

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