Why Men Love Whisper – Phillipines Sanitary Napkin Contest
I thought this site really deserved a post because it is starting to make periods “men-aware” and to start being inclusive of men within menstruation. Although it is not as explicitly done as something like my blog, it is beginning to slowly break through the taboo-ness of menstruation involvement for guys. The site is also under my “Notable Pages” section on the widget navigation bar. Again, this really comes down to the question as to why even in quote-on-quote “3rd world Asian countries” that they can be so open about menstruation and menstrual needs, yet in an advanced “1st world country” like North America can’t even say the word “maxi pad” or “tampon” without shits and giggles.
Site Entitled: Why Men Love Whisper
Here’s a cutout of the rules and eligibility:
1. HOW TO JOIN: To join WHY MEN LOVE WHISPER Promo, participant/s must submit/upload a photo of himself/themselves together with his/their special someone. The photo/s should depict a “getting close” moment and should include a short story explaining what made that “getting close” moment so special.
2. WHO CAN JOIN: WHY MEN LOVE WHISPER Promo is open to all interested parties who are residents of the Philippines. Persons under the age of 18, thus considered minors, may enter but written consent from their parent/legal guardian will be required before their entries will be broadcast or be eligible for prize awards.
3. HOW TO SUBMIT: Participant/s may submit their entry by uploading their “getting close” photo story on the Whisper Multiply site, www.whymenlovewhisper.multiply.com. Entries must be received between 12:01 a.m. February 1, 2009 and 11:59 PM April 30, 2009. Photos must be in JPEG format and should be at least 1280 x 720 pixels in size. Participant/s may create up to 10 albums, with a maximum of 5 photos per album. However, each photo per album must be different. Each album must also include a corresponding short story explaining what made the “getting close” moment that is depicted in the photo/s so special.
I’m glad to see that the Philippines Whisper branch is reaching out to boys and girls to come up with something crafty (albeit to promote Whisper products) relating to how the use of Whisper products bring a boy and girl together in a relationship! The reality is there that something as simple as a sanitary napkin can bring to a relationship. How many girls would really be comfortable meeting up with her boyfriend when she has to worry about an accident? What about certain activities, intimate or ones involving close physical (and risky) contact? All these things are out the window unless the girl feels comfortable enough with the menstrual protection she’s using!
Funny thing is that don’t get an idea that I’m actually promoting Whisper pads… I actually dislike them, because they are very similar to the Always brand here in Canada. In fact, they are pretty much made by the same company, just under a different name for country-purposes. The new Always pad covers get damp, sticky and gross… and they’re rough. Whisper is only slightly better, so I’m only putting up their information for the fact they are promoting sanitary napkin awareness for both guys and gals. Although if you ask me to pick between Always or Whisper – it is hands down Whisper. Unfortunately, they don’t have them in Canada those son of a ______’s.
I bumped into this site completely by accident when I was trying to find some Whisper commercials from Youtube. I caught glimpse of a webpage and decided to give it a shot and sure enough, it was a real and live site! There’s a Kim Chiu Whisper Commercial (It is part English and part Tagalog) I added to the media page as well 🙂
Cheers to Asian pad/tampon manufacturers continuing to involve males and females in the processes/accommodation of menstruation!
Thought I’d leave you guys with a blog entry by a lady who amusing talks about the perks of menstruation… although from a cynical point of view, lol. 😛
Posted on February 8, 2010, in Thumbs Up Reads and tagged Asian, Blog, Feminine Hygiene, Health, Interests, Maxi Pads, Opinion, Periods, Sanitary Napkins, Taboo, Thoughts, Women's Health. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.