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Does your husband ever buy feminine products for you?

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A Good Husband Is Willing to Buy His Wife Tampons

by Sasha Brown-Worsham

tampon buying husbandThere comes a moment in every relationship or marriage in which the woman is out of tampons and the man is on his way to the store. What happens next is anybody's guess, but in my opinion, it will (and should) make or break the relationship.

The only right response from a man in this case is: "Sure, honey. What brand and absorbency?" Anything resembling being grossed out, horrified, or humiliated is grounds for a breakup. For real. If he wants to be an adult male, in love with an adult woman, then sometimes he is going to have to buy feminine products for his lady. That's love.

This discussion is currently happening on CafeMom, and most of the women seem to agree with me. Their husbands buy tampons from time to time and it's really no big deal. But I have heard different things from women in the past.

Some women say their husbands are too embarrassed to buy them. I will say that very early on in our relationship, when my husband was young and immature, he made jokes about it. He did it, but he was clearly not into the idea. As he has matured, he has gotten used to it.

It's like anything else in marriage -- holding a woman's purse while she shops, having sex on her period, or getting her pickles at 3 a.m. when she is pregnant. You just accept these things if you are a grownup man married to a grownup woman.

Now granted, this isn't something I ask every time. Mostly I get them myself. But it has come up and he has done it. Because he is a good husband.

Besides, a man buying tampons CLEARLY knows his way around a lady's parts, right? I mean, I don't ask just anyone to buy feminine products. I ask my partner. In other words, a man buying tampons is obviously getting laid. He should be proud, not embarrassed.

In fact, most women would be impressed that a man is willing to do so, and if a man makes fun of him, well, it's obvious he is in the minority. Personally, if I were a dude, I might buy tampons just to pick up women (OK, I am joking. Mostly). But seriously? In what other aisle would you find so many women? And in what other aisle would you have the opportunity to prove what an enlightened man you are?

It says: "I am comfortable with my own sexuality. How YOU doing?" That's hot, man.

Does your husband ever buy feminine products for you?

by on Apr. 23, 2013 at 12:48 PM
Replies (31-40):
heartagram_girl
by on Apr. 24, 2013 at 1:41 PM

 He is willing. However, the few times I have sent him to the store to get them for me, he has come home with the wrong thing. I only use Tampax Pearl Unscented, and if he doesnt see it right away, he will just grab whatever is closest. I now make a point to stock up. I even have a stock pile of maternity pads for after birth- heaven knows he will NOT remember what I need!

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baileymarie723
by Silver Member on Apr. 24, 2013 at 2:02 PM
He hasn't had to, but he's told me if I needed him to he would. He said it's not like people are going to think they are for him.
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Raeann11
by Silver Member on Apr. 24, 2013 at 8:56 PM

yup

momtomy7kids
by Michelle on Apr. 25, 2013 at 6:42 AM

He probably would but I don't ask him to. I do all the shopping in this house.

Michelle
Mom to 5 boys and 3 girls with #8 on the way
Emily, Jordan, Sara, Jason, Aiden, Chloe, Nick and Cody EDD 7-29-13

2lilmamas
by on Apr. 25, 2013 at 7:31 AM
Sure does
kenswife60510
by on Apr. 25, 2013 at 2:33 PM

Anytime I need them.

CrystalPystol
by on Apr. 26, 2013 at 12:09 AM

Yes. The first time I spent the night with him he had to go to the store for me.

Mommy4000
by Bronze Member on Apr. 26, 2013 at 12:11 AM

He's never needed to, but he would if I needed.

newwifenmom
by Silver Member on Apr. 26, 2013 at 12:13 AM

If I need him to.

tiredme
by on Apr. 26, 2013 at 12:16 AM

He has done it a few times, mainly if I am sick and don't want to go out.  I do all the shopping though so it is usually not an issue.

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