People Will Film Themselves Unboxing Anything. Anything
The appeal of unboxing videos is that of watching someone unwrap a Christmas present. It's a ritual. Someone you like -- whose personality you find compelling -- is opening something that's going to bring them joy. There might be an element of surprise if the product's contents are random (like a Kinder Egg), or an element of wish fulfillment if it's an indulgence you can't afford for yourself. But absolutely none of that applies when you're unboxing a goddamn menstrual cup.
YouTubeWe guess "It's a cup, but for menses" takes a full 12 minutes to explain.
There's not exactly a compelling sense of mystery when the box is built to visibly present the product. But at least they eventually get into useful discussions about menstrual health after several minutes of desperate filler to reach a runtime that YouTube's algorithms approve of. The same can't be said for the people who unbox ferret supplies.
FinleytheFerret/YouTubeAt least they capture every thrilling moment.
We don't get product quality analysis, or any ferret care tips. We don't even get to see cute ferrets enjoying their new toys, as though we wouldn't waste the entire workday watching that. It's nothing but 15 minutes of "Hey, here's what I ordered on Amazon," presented with all the enthusiasm of the guy on the bus who's not picking up that he's having an extremely one-sided conversation with you.
You can find videos like this for any product you care to name. Want to watch people unbox their IVF meds while awkwardly giving you their entire medical history? Sure thing, reader who probably has someone locked in their attic!