Light Blogging Ahead

Like it hasn’t been a little bit ‘teen size’ in terms of flow lately anyhow, but I’m going on holiday.

Speaking of ‘teen size’, does anyone remember tampons being labeled this, or am I just high and manufacturing memories? because I seem to remember a time before ‘light’ ‘medium’, ‘heavy’ and ‘super’ and ‘super plus’.

See, nowadays, tampon sizes are geared towards volume of flow. But this ‘Teen Size’ I remember seems to have been geared towards age: Teens only had light flows back then? They hadn’t had children? I don’t know. Also, were there other age-appropriate names? Was there a slightly larger than teen-size for the early twenties, and an even slightly larger one for the late twenties? Was the largest tampon called “Fucking come on, menopause!”?

Or perhaps they were all centered around (hetero) sexual experience? Teen size were tiny because dudely penises hadn’t banged their vaginas out of shape? Were bigger sizes called “Sexually Liberated”, “Whoah, Nellie”, and “Total Whore?”

I wish I could remember. Is it time for some more cold medication yet?

3 Comments to “Light Blogging Ahead”

  1. By cheesefairy, March 9, 2006 @ 8:24 am

    teen size: small enough to use at catholic school.

    a couple of years ago there was a “Kotex Security Super Plus Absorbency Tampon” on the market, which just made me titter. Either that’s the “come on, menopause” or it’s “jam it up so insert terrorist organiztion here can’t get in.”

    pardon my crude.

  2. By Arwen, March 9, 2006 @ 4:36 pm

    I just have to say that my heaviest and most brutal periods were while I was a teen. My own uterus was a terrorist organization.
    Yay the pill.
    Super yay, Ripley. He stretched the elastic enough that my saggy uterus didn’t have the oomph to launch attacks anymore. Even without the pill.
    Pardon MY crude.

  3. By Liz, March 16, 2006 @ 12:27 am

    My flow was heaviest as a teenager as well. I always counted myself lucky, though. A friend of my mom’s has a daughter whose first period lasted for SIX WEEKS!

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