By Bebefer - 15/03/2012 07:49 - United States
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True story: I was on a camping trip and a bear had been spotted near the campsite. The first thing the counselor yells (in a REALLY loud voice to scare the bear)? "GIRLS, IF YOU'RE ON YOUR PERIOD, DON'T TAKE OUT THE TAMPON!!!" One girl who was not too bright and didn't get that she could've just ignored it yelled back, "DON'T WORRY, IT'S NOT FOR ANOTHER WEEK." Keep in mind we weren't the only people at camp.
#31-- I thought bears (or at least sharks, so maybe it doesn't apply to bears as well) aren't attracted to menstrual blood because it smells... er... different than the tasty blood in other parts of the body. Something about how it smells like "dead" blood to them.
it's a logical question. but FYL, she should have asked it privately.
That reminds me of my dad... He always grabs "feminine products" in the grocery store and yells loudly to my sisters "Do you need any more of these?!" just to embarrass them.
This makes me think of my first period, when it was a sunday so the stores were closed and my mom got to the neighbours to ask for tampons because: "My daugher is having her period for the first time!" Thanks mom. Now te whole neighbourhood knows i'm finally bleeding out my vagina. -_-
If she doesn't think you can handle that on your own, should she even let OP go on the trip in the first place??
#61-- I don't see why it should be treated any differently from other bodily functions. Pooping while camping is also more difficult and more uncomfortable, but it's still pretty self-explanatory. And don't most campsites have showers or at least a bathroom nowadays?
I think parents just enjoy asking this weird questions :( Im sorry that you had to be there and to be part of that question..
My problem with this is that it shouldn't be a "weird" question. People still treat menstruation like the woman has the plague. It's a natural body function and no one should be embarrassed to talk about it. Of course I always get the stare of death from my daughter when the topic comes up.....