I love Spring. Bulky sweaters out, sundresses in. Creams and whites and pastels, oh my! But as any twenty-something might tell you, hemlines aren’t the only ‘risky’ business that you have to start worrying about. Aunt Flo is still coming to town – who can resist a good BBQ? – and you have to suit up and become an #UnderwearWarrior.
I’ve had my share of outfit snafus in the past. Balenciaga heels that snapped on cobblestone during a (no-longer-perfect) first date. A DVF shift that just WOULD NOT stay tied – hello cleavage! Perhaps worst of all, a beautiful date function dress that met a slow drowning thanks to the Crimson Tide.
Let’s talk about that dress, because that catastrophe is also when I first realized that men are idiots. I had been dating my then-boyfriend for a year (don’t worry, we continued dating for another year after the incident – have hope ladies!), and as I rushed upstairs in his fraternity house to quickly change into some PJs (I mean, seriously, cream cocktail dress with a bullseye forming on the back? You’d wear sweats, too!) we had THE CONVERSATION. This deserves capitalization because in the ten minutes of incredulity that followed, I learned that he believed a girl’s period was like a casual trip to the restroom – you sat down, quickly handled business, poof, done until next month. So yes, he wrongly thought that this unexpected visit was a result of being too slow on the trigger. I quickly filled him in on the realities of ‘that time of the month’, but the entire incident is laughable. TAKE NOTE: a casual workroom conversation ten years later has revealed that more than one man holds this fallacy. Which is ridiculous. How can educated gentleman have absolutely no concept of the workings of the female body? [No need to answer that.]
But back to the present! I’m going on six months postpartum, so this Spring I’m pencilling in that unexpected knock-knock from the favorite Aunt. And when that time comes, I am ready to save my cream rompers and no-line briefs. I’m stocked up on U by Kotex Clean Wear, with a 3D Capture Core. Not only are they ultra thin and keep you dry, they come in pretty pastel wrappers that you can easily throw into your favorite Spring purse. I’m currently loving the pads (super soft!), but have already checked out the pantyliners and tampons.
YOU, dear ladies, can also try them out by utilizing my free sample link. Trust me, with these leak free capabilities, you won’t have to fret about having an enlightening conversation with the man in your life.
Many thanks to U by Kotex for sponsoring today’s story and encouraging me to become an #UnderWarrior!