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#1 Leggy

Posted 08 February 2013 - 04:03 PM

A thought occurred to me last night while I was, ah, accommodating AF...


...why, exactly, are tampon strings blue? Not black or peach or green or white?

Does anyone know? And what other inconsequential headscratchers have occurred to you?

#2 9ferals

Posted 08 February 2013 - 04:05 PM

Sometimes they are pink.

#3 kelbelblue

Posted 08 February 2013 - 04:05 PM

mine are always white... I use tampax applicators when not using my cup original.gif

#4 causeway

Posted 08 February 2013 - 04:06 PM

Depends on the brand. I recall green & peach strings.

#5 BadCat

Posted 08 February 2013 - 04:07 PM

They are blue so that when you are standing naked atop the world, legs spread in the stance of conquering hero, the string blends with the sky behind you and nobody knows you've got your period because that would remind people you are female and thus lessen the impact of your heroic deed.

Either that or something thought blue would look nice.  shrug.gif

#6 Lickety Split

Posted 08 February 2013 - 04:08 PM

I don't think I've ever seen a blue one, just white or pink.

#7 niggles

Posted 08 February 2013 - 04:11 PM

Mine are purple.

#8 Leggy

Posted 08 February 2013 - 04:14 PM

I see I need to try more brands...

Mind you, this morning a colleague openly wondered what breastmilk tastes like, followed by an in-depth description by the several of the mothers in the office. I think he got more detail than he really wanted. So I'm not the only one asking daft questions today!

#9 noi'mnot

Posted 08 February 2013 - 04:15 PM

It hides the blood. Because everybody knows that we bleed blue when we're menstruating.

#10 tibs

Posted 08 February 2013 - 04:18 PM

QUOTE (Leggy @ 08/02/2013, 05:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I see I need to try more brands...

Mind you, this morning a colleague openly wondered what breastmilk tastes like, followed by an in-depth description by the several of the mothers in the office. I think he got more detail than he really wanted. So I'm not the only one asking daft questions today!


Lol.  We were at a friends once who gave my 2 year old a coconut mango smooze iceblock.  She took one lick and yelled out "tastes like boobie milk" ohmy.gif  blush.gif

#11 9ferals

Posted 08 February 2013 - 04:18 PM

QUOTE (noi'mnot @ 08/02/2013, 02:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It hides the blood. Because everybody knows that we bleed blue when we're menstruating.


Yeah, that blue liquid they used to use on TV ads was very true to life.
Or am I thinking of toothpaste ("it DOES get in!")

Or, am I just weird.

PS. what does breastmilk taste like?

#12 RedBob

Posted 08 February 2013 - 04:19 PM

QUOTE (Leggy @ 08/02/2013, 05:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Mind you, this morning a colleague openly wondered what breastmilk tastes like, followed by an in-depth description by the several of the mothers in the office. I think he got more detail than he really wanted. So I'm not the only one asking daft questions today!

He's really not going to venture into that territory again for a while, methinks roll2.gif

Edited by WingBob, 08 February 2013 - 04:20 PM.


#13 Flaxen

Posted 08 February 2013 - 04:24 PM

Is it different colours with the different sizes (mini reg super) so you remember without taking it out? I dunno, just having a guess.....i havent checked

#14 Jenferal

Posted 08 February 2013 - 05:40 PM

"like liquid gets in to this chalk".
No, wait, that was toothpaste and plaque. And now I'm showing my age lol. That ad was a LONG time ago.




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