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    21 Slightly Embarrassing Products You'll Be Glad You Can Buy Online

    Instead of buying a bunch of unnecessary stuff to hide the thing you're *really* here to get, save some money and get it online.

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    1. A Squatty Potty that'll make using the bathroom a breeze for your bowels, it's just that waiting in line with a poo-stool in your hand would really have you down in the ~dumps~.

    Promising review: "I like to poop. It's literally the first thing I do in the morning. This makes it even more enjoyable. I bought it about a month ago for my wife and I, and really wanted to get some good time in with it before I wrote this review. We are pretty healthy people and have no 'problems' when it comes to #2. But with this you just sit down, put your feet up, and bombs away! It feels like a straight pipe coming from your colon. Remember those difficult to push out BM's? No more! With just a slight push, you are done. Gravity takes over, and out it comes. This is how the human body was designed to poop. We literally pooped like this for thousands of years! I recommend this to all my friends, who laugh at me until they try it. Stop making it hard on yourself when you poop. This is by far the best bathroom accessory you can buy!" β€”jjl1911

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    2. A shoe spray to greatly improve your sweaty scent (buying it online means you won't have to ~sweat-it~ at the register).

    Promising review: "For some context, I am a college student. My dorm room is small and would quickly smell with a bad odor due to my shoes being taken off and left there. I use this product by spraying the inside of my shoes every time I take them off. This product does a good job at not only removing the bad smell of my shoes, but replacing it with a pleasing mint! At times, I also spray this directly onto my feet before putting my socks on. I will continue to buy this product for my shoe-smell needs." β€”Chicago, IL

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95 (available in three aromas).

    3. A tongue cat brush that'll make your cat incredibly happy but would *also* make the line at the pet store incredibly awkward.

    Promising review: "I bought it as a joke. But the cat seems to like it a lot." β€”Simon B.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in two colors).

    4. A lice kit β€” seriously handy to have when things get a little ~hairy~ at home, yet would possibly make judgmental people give your 'do some stares at the grocery store.

    Promising review: "This product is absolutely amazing and the comb is by far the best comb I have ever used when treating lice. I bought this kit because my daughter (who has dark, thick hair) brought home lice. I applied it to her dry hair and let it sit for 20 minutes and rinsed it out. I then combed her hair with the comb. This is the ONLY comb I have seen get the eggs out easily." β€”SherryAndKeegan

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95+ (available in single and family size).

    5. A hearty bottle of Poo-Pourri to keep your bathroom smelling beautiful, because we all know that everyone poops, but we like to pretend that that fact doesn't ~stink~.,

    Promising review: "One bathroom in an apartment just isn't enough for two adults with healthy colons. Enter Poo-Pourri. It has an amazing scent. It's very fresh and not overpowering, and it isn't synthetic smelling. With most room sprays, you end up just smelling flowery poo. This masks the smell completely. I can walk in the bathroom 30 seconds after my boyfriend and only smell lemon." β€”Allison H

    Get it from Amazon for $9.50.

    6. A hemorrhoid ointment for granting your bottom some relief (buying it online relieves you of having to go anywhere when you're feeling so sore).

    Promising review: "Oh man!!! This saved my bum.... literally. Towards the end of my pregnancy I sprouted some unsightly and uncomfortable hemorrhoids, and then the birth happened. My backside was a war zone that lit up at the slightest touch, not to mention the road less traveled between there and the front line where I received an episiotomy. After the initial 24 hour wait, this tube of bliss was threatening to replace my husband on the list of most important things in my life. But seriously, it's easy to apply and a little goes a LONG way. I used this every time I went to the bathroom for about five or six weeks and I still have half the tube left. It works wonders for more than just sphincters. I now buy a tube for every expectant mom that I know." β€”KJzCola

    Get it from Amazon for $18.89.

    7. A toilet cleaner for efficiently cleaning your toilet bowl. Buying it on your computer efficiently makes people think it magically stays that clean.,

    Promising review: "We have a big family and I clean the toilets often. I remember when disposable toilet cleaners hit the market. I said 'hallelujah!' and never looked back. I've used every brand, but this wand is by far the best of the lot. It's the most affordable too. Honestly, this is the one you want. It does a great job with minimal effort. It's an unfailing boss of a toilet scrubber. The caddy takes up little space in comparison to others, the refills are affordable, and shipping is super fast. Highly recommend." β€”Oregonians

    Get it from Amazon for $8.79.

    8. An eggplant emoji vibe you can buy online so no one knows quite how much you love texting.

    Get it from Emojibator for $29.

    9. A box of gas relief medication that's easy to buy from the safety of your own (currently pungent) apartment.

    Promising review: "These are great, especially for ease of carrying on you or keeping in your vehicle. They are particularly useful after eating out at a restaurant or a friend's place. They work great." β€”Rico S.

    Get the strips from Amazon for $14.

    10. A wart remover to make sprouting toe growth a summer accessory we all skip this sandal season.,

    Promising review: "I NEVER write reviews, but this stuff is a miracle. Stop debating what wart removal product you want to buy and get this NOW. I have tried everything, including having my warts frozen off at the doctor, and not even that did the trick. This stuff did. My warts were extremely large and stubborn, but I was persistent and used this gel every day. It's absolutely amazing." β€”Maria Efting

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $13.92 (available in 11 styles).

    11. A Go Girl β€” not the conversation starter you wanna have with your cashier, but it's gonna save the day when ~urine~ trouble and can't find a bathroom.

    Promising review: "I peed everywhere. That bush? Yep. Peed on it! That tree? Uh huh. Peed on it. Those tiny woodland creatures? Screw you, b*tches! Peed on them. You just hold it in place, pull your pants down just enough for it to stick out, and pee. No more taking your pants all the way off. No squatting. No accidentally peeing down the side of your leg. When you're done you just shake it out, rinse it if you can, and stick it back into the container. Easy PEEsy." β€”Dawn Elizabeth

    Get it from Amazon for $4.65.

    12. A bottle of bed bug spray best to buy from the comfort of your own pest-infested home, unless you're prepared to watch everyone start phantom-scratching while standing next to you in line.

    Promising review: "We fought the nightmare of trying to rid bedbugs for over a year to no avail. As a last ditch effort before spending $5,000 to have our house heated up, we purchased this. The ratings were great on this product, but not even our professional pest control service was able to get rid of the nightmare so I went about using it with little confidence. Two weeks after treatment, we were only seeing a limited number of bugs (hooray!), but there were still bugs! However, we continued to treat all surfaces as instructed. Much to our amazement, all bugs were eradicated within a month! All bugs from four bedrooms! I am in awe of this product and would highly recommend it. I can sleep peacefully again! Thank you." β€”wbferrell

    Get it from Amazon for $17.

    13. A callus remover worth buying at home so your best friend doesn't find out they've ~rubbed off~ on you and convinced you to start shaving off your feet flakes.,

    Promising review: "I was thankfully blessed with a pretty face, but in return for that I was handed the ugliest feet ever! I have tried everything. I stopped going to get pedicures because it was so embarrassing. I'd never wear sandals... and I live in Florida. NOT ANYMORE. I received this gem and I am amazed!" β€”Jennifer Danielle

    Get it from Amazon for $24.42+ (available in two colors).

    14. A tube of toothpaste for bleeding gums that's gonna ease your gums: buying it online is gonna ease your worries about people thinking it's because you never floss (you sometimes floss).

    Promising review: "I wish I could give more than five stars. I started using this two weeks ago and I have already seen a huge difference on my gums and teeth. My gums look healthy and my teeth are clean and even whiter!! I most definitely recommend this to anyone trying to bring their gums back to life." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $5.47.

    15. A dandruff shampoo for fixing your itchy scalp, whether it's seasonal scaliness or a full-year flake.

    Instagram: @aveda

    Promising review: "My scalp gets so itchy. This is the only thing I've tried that makes a real difference for me. I love it!" β€”Minneapolis, MN

    Get the shampoo and conditioner from Aveda for $22.

    16. A box of tampon flasks that are so genius (just as genius as you are for buying them online so no one gets wise to your scheme).

    Get five from Spencer's for $9.99 or a similar set on Amazon for $10.93.

    17. A balm for clearing up toe jam, ringworm, and rashes basically as fast as you can click "add to cart.",

    Promising review: "This is the best product I've ever spent money on. After using this for less than a week I have seen such major healing that I think Amazon needs a 10-star rating option! NO LIE....I've had a fungal foot infection I caught from gardening. I am very meticulous about hygiene. It has been awful dealing with the look of it and the itching. Sometimes I'd stay up all night because of it. It looked so bad I never took pictures without my shoes on. But after using this for just a week (I want to cry right now) it has cured my feet!" β€”pascale green

    Get it from Amazon for $33.22.

    18. A box of anti-diarrhea medication that'll soothe your stomach. It's good to have *before* you really need it during your date at Buffalo Wild Wings.

    Promising review: "I can't survive without these things. I have quite a sensitive stomach and any greasy or spicy food works like Drain-O on my stomach. So if I know I'm going to have some food like that I'll use these to settle my stomach. Without these I would be stuck on the toilet for an hour or two. These things are a lifesaver to keep on you, and are essential for any home." β€”Reviewer

    Get it from Amazon for $13.14.

    19. A selfie stick that'll help you take awesome pictures on your vacation (you just may not want people to know you actually spent money on it).,

    Promising review: "Even I could make it work and I took the nicest picture of myself in fifty years (image above)." β€”Norel Pride

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    20. A box set of Fifty Shades β€” a (belated) guilty pleasure, because airport paperbacks are even better when you don't have to buy them at the airport.

    Get them from Amazon for $26.50.

    21. And finally, a personalized penis vibe kit that'll be a big hit, even if buying it in an actual store would give you the ~willies~.


    This kit is easy to use, safe, and uses medical-grade materials to perfectly clone your perfect penis. The kit includes a vibrator and the ingredients needed to form your personalized dildo.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this. It was SO much fun to make and I could not believe how well it worked. It is so lifelike. I highly recommend this product!" β€”Carly N. Germann

    Get it from Amazon for $49.95+ (available in nine colors).

    Me after I buy basically all of the things.


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    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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