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If Tampon Adverts Were Actually Honest

They would use actual blood to demonstrate how well they soak up blood.

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1. Firstly, honest adverts for sanitary products would stop using weird blue liquid when demonstrating how ~absorbent~ their product is.

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2. They'd focus on the main positive of actually getting your period.

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3. They'd acknowledge the social cues that surround tampons, like having to be really secretive about them, for some reason.

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4. They wouldn't pretend that you can have a super fun time on your period as long as the applicator on your tampon is easy enough to use.

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5. Let's just stop pretending that a period can be anything other than painful and inconvenient.

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6. Maybe they'd actually also acknowledge this truth.

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7. And stop taxing us for the luxury of not leaving a trail of blood everywhere once a month.

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8. To be fair, it doesn't take much to get women to buy tampons.

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9. Because leaving blood stains isn't considered very professional.

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