A frank message to Kotex (men, avert your eyes) - WTF?



I'm all for improvements in basic everyday products. Henry Ford's cars only came in one color - black - and now they are available in a rainbow of hues. Men can wear shirts that are other colors than white. Etc.

But I can guarantee you this: I have never looked at feminine hygiene pads and thought: "Damn, I wish they came with designs!"

It's like they've run through the basic additional features - leak-proof, scented, specially made for different kinds of panties - and they just couldn't think of anything else.

I mean, who needs a design in a spot that is never going to be seen by anyone but you? In a spot that will immediately be obscured? Even toilet paper with designs can be seen by anyone who walks into your bathroom, but this has an audience of one.

One who doesn't care.

Even designer Depends (new jeans style, perhaps, like Pampers) make more sense.



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Maybe it magically changed to another color? LIke that blush that goes on one color and changes?
Diapers now have a yellow stripe on the front that chemically changes to green when baby pees. If the colors in this pad do not change "on impact," someone seriously missed the boat!
Except I need to know if the baby has peed. When it's my period, I know what's going on. Although there is the fun factor of color change.
The fun factor, absolutely! Seriously, though, I can't imagine why anyone would think this is such a good idea.
Adult diapers have a stripe that turns blue on impact. We certainly do live in a rainbow world. :)
Ha! I wonder if the new designs are more expensive.

Dare I say, I'll bet that was a man's idea.
What I think is worse are the ones that have the perforated plastic covering that is supposedly to keep you dry. Not like a layer of plastic over a moist biological environment isn't going to create a little humidity. And stick. That's another one I figured a man designed. A man who never had to put a sheet of plastic over one of his orifices.
I hate those. Peeling them off - yuck.

See, the mistake I think Kotex is making is trying to make periods fun. I'm old enough to remember the early 1970s when we were supposed to feel powerful and fertile. When the reality is they are, at best, kind of a pain.
I hate to say it but I'm already putting bleached white stuff near my lady bits, I don't really want ay other funny ink/chemicals there too.
Yeah - what if it transferred? Maybe that's a market they haven't tapped yet. You can take care of your period AND get a temporary tattoo! Now there's a benefit!
You know I hate to say it, but I wonder if it would go over better with the younger crowd? All the kids in my class wore tampons anyway so I was always the oddball out to begin with. Maybe this is the response to the neon colored tampons I saw last week?
I know they are offering some kind of funky tampon. But my Teen thought it was strange too. I don't mind them trying to demystify periods, but this just seems a tad strange.
When I saw the ad in the Sunday circulars, I just started laughing. OB tampons were different, but they made sense. Those little menstrual cups were different but too messy. But this? What is the point?
If it's meant for 9 year olds, I think they should redo the coupon ads to appeal to the moms. No girl looks through newspaper coupons. But that does make sense.
**blush**

I used to LOVE looking through the coupon section when I was a little girl. I liked clipping them for my mom and grandma.