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Rustling sanpro wrappers

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AuntOlive Sat 06-Jun-15 11:48:35

Aibu to expect them to be able to be unwrapped fairly discreetly?

In a public or work loo I sound like I am fighting with a roll of Sellotape.

It's the sticky winged ones which are the worst. Any recommendations for silent wrappers?

MrsNextDoor Sat 06-Jun-15 11:51:56

YABU. It's sanitary protection not crack. Nothing to be ashamed of. Also I assume you're in a woman's toilet? We all use them.

WorraLiberty Sat 06-Jun-15 11:54:01

Wait till someone shouts out, "Oooh Quality Street. Can I have one?" grin

OstentatiousBreastfeeder Sat 06-Jun-15 11:54:05

Nobody, unless they're very, very strange, is hearing your pad being unwrapped and giggling away to themselves in the next cubicle.

TheRoseAndTheFire Sat 06-Jun-15 11:57:24

In the nicest way I think YABU. I used to be embarrassed by this but have since adopted a fuck it attitude. So the person in the next cubicle twigs you're having your period. Not really worth worrying about IMO.

MyballsareSandy Sat 06-Jun-15 11:57:39

I have similar conversations with my 14 year old DD!!

AuntOlive Sat 06-Jun-15 11:57:48

Mrs- I wouldn't mind so much if I heard the occasional rustle myself but next door, but I never do. confused

I feel very alone in my rustling.


NormaStits Sat 06-Jun-15 12:12:15

This bothered me as a teenager in school. Since then though, I don't care. It's only a period! We all have them and out of high school does anyone give a crap that someone else in the toilet has there period?!

I remember when the sanitary bins were outside the cubicles and you had to come out into the communal space to throw your towels in it. Oh and the paper bags to put it in, which crackled really loudly.

God, I sound ancient there, I'm only in my 30s!

NormaStits Sat 06-Jun-15 12:12:49

*their period, obvs.

UnsolvedMystery Sat 06-Jun-15 12:13:35

The fact that you never heard the rustling from anyone else, is a pretty good indication that it's not something that other people notice or give a moment's thought to.

Or get yourself a mooncup

thehumanjam Sat 06-Jun-15 12:18:08

It bothered me when I was younger but not now. In fact I prefer it now because at least people know that I'm changing sanpro and not doing a poo! Still have some issues obviously...

TheFairyCaravan Sat 06-Jun-15 12:21:29

I've never heard the rustling of anyone unwrapping a sanitary towel or tampon in a public toilet. I honestly don't care if anyone hears me. I'm a woman, I bleed there's nothing I can do about it.

Mrsjayy Sat 06-Jun-15 12:25:31

I dont rustle ive never heard rustiling what the heck are you doing thats so noisy

AuntOlive Sat 06-Jun-15 12:28:19

MrsJ- that's my worry! Rustlers of MN come & support me..

OstentatiousBreastfeeder Sat 06-Jun-15 12:29:02

In the unlikely event I need a poo in a public or work toilet (I try to schedule them for home!) I try to disguise it though. I have no idea why.

The trick is to put a bit of loo roll in the bowl first and there's no telltale plopping noise.


AuntOlive Sat 06-Jun-15 12:32:27

I've never done a poo in work loo. It's not the plop so much as the farting and smell that worry me.

bloodyteenagers Sat 06-Jun-15 12:33:13

Why would there be a plopping sound from changing san pro?

ThatIsNachoCheese Sat 06-Jun-15 12:33:29

When did we start calling it Sanpro?
I wouldn't worry op, we all do it. I have to take my bag to the loo at work when I'm on, its at the other end of the office.
The handbag walk let's everyone know I am on my period. But what else can I do?

AuntOlive Sat 06-Jun-15 12:35:11

Bloody- there wouldn't be, the plop is a poo thing.

Nacho, I don't know what other names are there? I avoid the bag walk by dexterous moving from bag to pocket. Not without rustling, obv.

Mrsjayy Sat 06-Jun-15 12:37:59

I honestly dont think anybody else notices or cares about other womens rustling in bathrooms

ThatIsNachoCheese Sat 06-Jun-15 12:40:14

Ah I'm pocket less so have to do the "I'm on my period bag walk"
I just call them sanitary towels or tampons.

SylvaniansAtEase Sat 06-Jun-15 12:40:56

Mooncup. Silent as a gliding snail.

Mrsjayy Sat 06-Jun-15 12:42:50

I always imagine mooncups make a ploping noise like a plunger grin

LyingWitchInTheWardrobe Sat 06-Jun-15 12:43:42

Nacho... I have an enormous cleavage, anything dubious that needs to go to the loo with me goes in there!

I find Tamapx Pearls very quiet in opening. Sanitary towels though... that "Stttr-rrriiiccccchhh" when you rip the used one off your knickers is very annoying.

FriendofBill Sat 06-Jun-15 12:45:54

Kotex towels were marketed "shhhh"
Miss tgem actually. They were fab.
Can only get the whopping ones round our way.

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