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Slightly scented tampons - what fresh hell is this?

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TooExtraImmatureCheddar Wed 27-Feb-13 07:19:18

I was in Tesco yesterday buying tampons. I normally get the Tesco own-brand non-applicator ones, because applicators are just more environmentally unfriendly unflushable septic tank destroying crap. Annoyingly, however, Tesco were out of any non-applicator tampons in anything other than super-plus plus. After some deliberation, ruling out Tampax Pearl because of the infuriating adverts, I picked up Tampax Compak Fresh, because I couldn't see any difference between them and the unfresh ones. Not until I opened the box this morning did I clock the 'slightly scented' bit. Readers, I feel sullied.

AIBU to think that slightly scented tampons are the most ridiculous idea ever?

VivaLeBeaver Wed 27-Feb-13 07:20:10

Sounds like a recipe for thrush.

Eeew yadnbu

NamelessHereForEvermore Wed 27-Feb-13 07:22:56

Yuk. YANBU. This kind of shit shouldn't even be legal.

CuttedUpPear Wed 27-Feb-13 07:23:26

Reminds me of my mum getting TSS (toxic shock syndrome) in the seventies from using tampons. I don't think they constructed them very well back then. And this sounds like an innovation too far.

Thanks to her (possibly over dramatic) warnings I have never used one in my life!

Cakecrumbsinmybra Wed 27-Feb-13 07:27:31

Oh dear, that is ridiculous. Making girls feel even dirtier, playing on insecurities. I won't be sticking one of those anywhere near me!

KeatsiePie Wed 27-Feb-13 07:27:47

Ew! What is the necessity?

NoelHeadbands Wed 27-Feb-13 07:29:36

Oh lovely, now we're so minging we need to be freshened from the inside confused

GrowSomeCress Wed 27-Feb-13 07:31:36

Oh dear, we aren't that stinky fgs confused

Petsinmypudenda Wed 27-Feb-13 07:32:26

Grim. Im itching just thinking about them

TheFallenNinja Wed 27-Feb-13 07:32:44

Scented with what???

Messandmayhem Wed 27-Feb-13 07:34:56

Eeeeeew, YANBU!

Messandmayhem Wed 27-Feb-13 07:35:39

Eeeeeew, YANBU!

TooExtraImmatureCheddar Wed 27-Feb-13 07:36:56

It just makes me angry. Periods are not dirty or smelly. How is anyone g

Hooleywhipper Wed 27-Feb-13 07:37:18

No you just wouldn't would, I feel an irritation coming on at the very thoughthmm

TooExtraImmatureCheddar Wed 27-Feb-13 07:39:10

Oops. Posting on bus. I was going to say how is anyone going to know - it's not like I shall be inviting people to sniff my crotch, dog-stylee and admire the lovely fresh scent, is it?

TooExtraImmatureCheddar Wed 27-Feb-13 07:40:41

Floral scented. Because girlies like to smell flowery, dontcha know.

ScarletLady02 Wed 27-Feb-13 07:44:40

Sounds vile....aren't they doing this with Always pads as well?

MrsSchadenfreude Wed 27-Feb-13 07:45:26

But how would you smell it once it was up your foof? confused

ScarletLady02 Wed 27-Feb-13 07:45:38

Reminds me of a piss-take ad I saw in Viz for "Twinkle Twat"....a female intimate scented spray grin

CupidStunt48 Wed 27-Feb-13 07:46:50

I accidentally bought the 'Sented

CupidStunt48 Wed 27-Feb-13 07:50:54

I accidentally bought the 'Slightly scented' Pads, Unfortunately these were my only option.

TMI but after using one I came out it a horrendous rash that left me itching for weeks.

It's ridiculous, The smell is so strong that I could smell it through my clothes. Nothing screams 'Im on my period and I would smell if I didn't wear this even though it makes me smell like Febreze!'

TooExtraImmatureCheddar Wed 27-Feb-13 07:53:29

Oh God, I hope I don't get a rash in my unmentionables! Itching just thinking about it.

TooExtraImmatureCheddar Wed 27-Feb-13 07:55:04

Arf at Twinkle Twat!

This might be the time to invest in a mooncup. Maybe. Not sure about the washing it out part!

BinksToEnlightenment Wed 27-Feb-13 07:55:40

You know what? I hate them for the same reason I hate scented baby wipes. I don't want to smell a cheap flowery fragrance when I'm on the shitter. I'll get vivid smell association every time I open the packet.

And it's never a nice cheap flowery smell. It's always some rank bargain bin style perfume that I wouldn't have been smelled dead in even at age thirteen.

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