If it Ain’t Broken, Don’t Fix It
Yes, that’s a pretty common phrase and I think we’ve all heard it… but now here’s the kicker… apply it in to talking about menstrual hygiene products and now, does it make so much sense anymore? LOL!
I must say, for guys like me who are flow-lovers (or for those not inclined to this term, just guys who are “interested” in menstruation), many of us (and yes, there are quite a few whether you believe it or not) like to explore the world of menstruation, pads, tampons, sponges, cups, cloth, organics and many other forms of menstrual products. We get excited over new, revamped or discontinued products which we truly miss. I think that to my younger days, the classic versions of Always, Stayfree (back then under the name Stayfree Prima), Vania (which are no longer sold in Ontario), Kotex – ah yes, the good ol’ days! I still remember vividly all the awesome packaging that they came in 😆 But anyways, when it comes down to women, how many of you actually consider using different products?
The reason I bring this up is because I remember several instances where I asked some of my girls whether they like to explore different existing products, try new ones that come out or use a variety or adjust what they use. The overwhelming response seems to be that they don’t really take a lot of time thinking about their current products. Many feel if they find what works for them, they don’t have a reason to experiment or switch. Of course I also have my few girls who always like to test out new ones with me and let me know how they work, you gals rock ^__^ I still have an email from my ex-ex about one time I wrote to her asking about whether she has any inclination to try out the Always Infinity (when I first found out about its pending release 10 months ago or so)! I’m not going to quote word-for-word her email, since that’s between her and I 😉 kekekek, but… she tackled a few points:
- Has not bothered trying something new
- Does not have opinion on her existing product(s)
- Has been using the same products since period started
- Does not take time to consider the pros/cons of current products she is using
- Believes her existing products serves their purpose and has no further considerations
So of course in our flow-loving mind, we can’t fathom why a girl who’s lucky enough to get (should I say lucky or do I risk being slapped? haha) her period would not want to try new products… something new/revamped, perhaps something better for comfort, absorbency and/or discreteness. Suffice to say, not every revamped or new product is better than an existing one, but certainly, there are merits to trying it. I know trying new products often have an air of discomfort, after all, who wants to go through a leak because of trying another product? I always advise my girls if they’re trying something new, to try for a bit at home first, then take it into public when there’s a bit more faith? A lot of my girls are really nice and can give me a pretty good review after a period or two, along with my own personal testing methods, so I can usually get a pretty accurate idea of the product!
For those who haven’t read my historical posts, there have been news pads released across North America – most notably the new “U” by Kotex line as well as the new Stayfree Thermo Control, both of them boasting some inventive technologies to enhance comfort, dryness, security (wings/adhesive-wise), and discreteness… and in the back of my mind, I wonder whether it’s just another excuse for a cash-grab, but hey, I’ll let you know when I test them out! From Kayo’s board, I read that apparently there’s already some Walmart’s in the U.S that have put the new Kotex’s on sale already and hopefully it’s only a matter of time before it hits Canadian shelves… or Ontario shelves for all I care, lol. I remember the wait, I think it was almost 4-5 months after Always Infinity were released in U.S before it reached here, bah!
Unfortunately, one of the posters also mentioned that the new Kotex’s are no longer made in U.S.A, but now made in China… oh lord – do I already smell leaks? LOL! Ok, so I should have a bit more faith in that things being imported into North America passes a degree of quality assurance, so I should zip my mouth for the time being. Nevertheless, if they’re going to start having pads made in China, why they hell are they not bring those great Asia-brands over to Canada while they’re at it? 😀
So girls, are you the type of explore new/revamped products or do you prefer sticking to what you have? Do you consider trying if someone recommends you give it a shot? Do you use a variety of products to meet your needs or only stick to one brand/absorbency? Do you consider whether your existing product meets your needs or think that there may always be “something better”?
When it comes to your menstrual protection – are you the “If it ain’t broken, don’t fix it” mentality? 🙂
Posted on April 8, 2010, in Periodtastic and tagged Blog, Feminine Hygiene, Fetish, Interests, Maxi Pads, Menstrual, Opinion, Periods, Sanitary Napkins, Shopping, Tampon, Tampons, Thoughts, Women. Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.