Menstrual Pad Importance
As a man, there's only so much I can do to help support and understand women. I don't want to be a douche, and I don't think most people want to, even if they succeed at it admirably. I want to do the best I can to try to understand everyone's worldview, and as a white dude who grew up in a white neighborhood where people never really talked about politics, the outside world or anything particularly heavy at all, it's a process. Part of this process is trying to wrap my head around pads, which is distinctly different from wrapping pads around my head. Is this world changing or deeply philosophical? Does it solve humanity's problems or rise to the level of anything profound that helps better our species? Maybe not, but I don't write articles to save the world. Sometimes, we just need to sit back and wonder about the mysteries of shit that are obvious to everyone else.
Most men, at some point, will be tasked with purchasing pads for someone in need. It happens. In the world of sitcoms, it's a terribly embarrassing endeavor and you must sheepishly enter the aisle and pretend you're shopping for something else and then look like a deer caught in the headlights when the cashier inevitably calls for a price check. On pads! For vaginas! Oh man, is your face red! THE BEER BACON MANLY MAN IS BUYING THE LADY OBJECTS. PLANT A SCARLET LETTER UPON HIS CHEST.
BETTER EAT MORE BACON, BEER BACON MANLY MAN, OR YOU WILL BEAR THIS WOMANLY SHAME UNTIL YOUR UNMANLY DYING DAY.
In real life, buying pads is like buying something that isn't a pad. However, and this is key, while you were probably told exactly what kind to buy, if they don't have what you're looking for, if you forget, or if nothing was specified for some reason, you have no chance of choosing the right one. Pads are like the Grail at the end of Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade. There's a ton of choices and if you choose poorly, expect to become a dusty skeleton in no time under the withering glare of the woman you've just disappointed.
In my mind, pads operate like deodorant or the Walmart underwear rack. Sure I see a lot of options, but at the end of the day, I can probably make due with anything that's there. But holy shit, not so with pads. Despite your general knowledge of a woman's flower and its botanical habit of sloughing off an internal uterine layer, not every pad can accommodate this for every woman. Wings may be necessary to anchor that slippery little shit in place. You also need to factor in absorbency based on flow, the shape of the pad, the fabric of the pad, and the general way it fits because you never want to try to fit a square peg in a round hole, especially if you have the wrong-sized pad wrapped around it.