It's easy when you know how.

當妳知道怎麼做時,一切都變得很簡單。




 

Go for it. It won't hurt.

來吧!不會痛的!

 


 

With a little practice, you will learn how to handle them.

只要稍加練習,妳就能輕易的掌握他們。




 

Make the first move.

跨出第一步。




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Ad*Access: Beauty and Hygiene: Feminine Hygiene: 1920s

 

    --shaped to fit, --softened to ease, --deodorizes to protect, The Improved Kotex 1928
    "Amazing--so many women must learn this from others" 1929
    "Don't Be A 'Fraid-Cat, Mother, There's No Danger" 1929
    "Don't Fuss, Mother, This Isn't So Fast" 1929
    "Hard to say, but I often have to warn the girls" 1929
    "I wish all girls knew how important this is" 1929
    "If only I could tell this to every business girl" 1929
    "It has women's enthusiastic approval!" The Improved Kotex 1928
    "It is trying- but women must face this fact." 1929
    "Marvelous...the freedom with this new sanitary protection" 1929
    "Step On It, Mother--This Isn't The Polka" 1929
    "They're Cute, Mother--A Cotton Nightie Is Primitive" 1929
    4 Reasons the Doctor Says "Use Kotex" 1928
    5,000,000 Women Have adopted this new way in personal hygiene 1925
    A Great Hygienic Handicap that Your Daughter will be Spared 1926
    A most convenient vacation item 1923
    A New Benefit to Womankind 1920
    Above All Things This Brings You Peace-of-Mind 1926
    Active Women of Today Are Free 1927
    All Dealers Now Have the New and Improved Kotex 1928
    Because it's Smart... Fastidious... Dainty 1929
    Charming, Immaculate, Exquisite 1924
    Come On, Mother--Be A Sport 1929
    Concealment Assured when this new sanitary pad is worn under filmy frocks 1929
    Every mother should tell her daughter this 1925
    For Your Women Guests 192x
    Free... mail coupon below to Ellen J. Buckland, G.N. 1924
    Gayest of Frocks- Sheerest of Light Summer Things 1927
    Health first 1929
    How the Society Woman, the Debutante, Meets the Demands of Daily Modern Life 1925
    How War Nurses Found a New Use for Cellucotton 1921
    Hygienic Freedom 1927
    It took 2 years to perfect the Improved Kotex 1928
    Kotex 1921
    Kotex- indispensable to women away from home 1924
    Kotex: A Suggestion- buy Kotex before leaving the store 1923
    Kotex: Ask for them by name 1921
    Kotex: Insure poise in the daintiest frocks 1921
    Kotex: Kotex completes Milady's toilette, insuring perfect poise 1923
    Kotex: Meets the most exacting needs 1922
    Kotex: Women everywhere prefer Kotex 1923
    Leave it to Betty to be Comfortable 1929
    Misty Gowns and Filmy Frocks 1925
    Misty Summer Things 1927
    Mother Don't Be Quaint 1929
    Never a Hygienic Worry 1927
    Now... A New Way in solving woman's oldest hygienic problem 1924
    Present styles demand an inconspicuous sanitary pad 1929
    Scientific Frankness 1924
    The Filmy Gowns That Women Wear 1927
    The Girl of To-Day Demands Perfect Freedom and Comfort 1929
    The Safe Solution of Women's Greatest Hygienic Problem 1927
    This Ends the Worries of Old-Time Hygienic Methods 1927
    To Guard Against Emergencies 1922
    Two exclusive new features in the Improved Kotex 1928
    Under the Most Trying Hygienic Handicaps 1927
    What the World Expects of Women Today 1926
    What the World Expects of Women today 1928
    Why 9 out of 10 smart women instinctively prefer this new sanitary protection 1929
    Woman's Happiness 1925
    Women Lose 1926
    You dispose of it 1922
    Your Allure 1925
    Your Fear 1925
    Your Life will hold more contented days 1925
    Youth Rejects old-fashioned sanitary makeshifts that women used to consider "good enough" 1929

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    "83% of my mail says...Wondersoft Kotex ends chafing entirely!" 1934
    "Can't Chafe" means more than ever on active Summer days! 1936
    "I'll Tell The World Of Women 1939
    "O-o-o-o-h!" That hideous feeling of panic--now ended by the new "Certain-Safe" Modess 1935
    "Thank goodness for Wondersoft Kotex" 1935
    "Women welcome frankness when talking about these Kotex advantages" 1935
    3 delicate situations saved! 1934
    50% of Canada's leading hospitals now use the same absorbent of which Kotex is made 1930
    85% of America's Leading Hospitals now use the same absorbent of which Kotex is made 1930
    A 45c item that brings $1 sales 1930
    Absolutely new 1932
    Active days are here again 1938
    Active outdoor days demand this comfortable, lasting sanitary protection 1930
    All Day Long, You Need The 3-Way Protection That Only Kotex Offers! 1937
    An improved sanitary protection 1930
    As free as though you were Ten years old 1937
    Be sure when you buy sanitary pads specify Kotex 1930
    Because it stays soft... stays comfortable 1930
    Beware of pads "just like Kotex" 1931
    Carefree Comfort For Any Woman 1937
    College Girls Lead the Way 1938
    Confessions of a Private Secretary 1939
    Confidential...To Women Only 1938
    Discard old ways...welcome the new! New 1934 Wondersoft Kotex 1934
    Don't Give Up Athletics any day of the month 1939
    Every Day of The Month Is a Day of Freedom 1936
    Facts about sanitary napkins! 1938
    FIBS, The Kotex Tampon, It's Quilted 1939
    Free...The Book You've Longed For...And That Your Daughter Needs 1935
    Greatly refined in quality, conveniently compact for travel 1930
    Have You Been Told-about Tampax? 1938
    Have You Wondered, "How Shall I Tell Her?" 1935
    Here's new comfort... New Freedom From Embarrassment For Your Daughter 1934
    Here's real comfort in sanitary protection...specify Kotex 1931
    Hickory Sanitary Belts are approved and recommended by leading medical authorities 1930
    I am completely at ease 1931
    I Confess! 1939
    In summer you need this inconspicuous sanitary protection 1930
    Invisible Protection Now Perfected! 1938
    Know What It Is... To Enjoy Perfect Comfort 1930
    Kotex announces the new Patented Equalizer 1933
    Long Known To Doctors...Now Discovered By Women 1938
    More Women Than You Think-Use Tampax 1939
    New Kind Of Sanitary Protection For Women 1938
    New Way to Insure 1938
    No Belts No Pins No Pads No Odor 1939
    Nothing like it! Equalizer Kotex 1933
    Now 3 Types of Kotex to suit different women- and for different days 1935
    Now great advance in sanitary protection, Equalizer Kotex gives 20 to 30% greater protection! 1933
    Now... an Improved Curads still further refinements in quality 1930
    Old ways seem crude once you know the lasting comfort of Kotex 1930
    Only Kotex Offers 3 Types 1937
    Protect Your Health the way millions do...by using Kotex 1931
    Put Yourself in this Picture 1939
    Sanitary Goods Week! 1930
    She Doesn't Even Think About It! 1935
    She knows it's a dangerous compromise 1932
    So dainty herself 1932
    Some Call it Luck 1939
    Telltale revealing outlines gone, the new Phantom Kotex 1932
    There Is No Average Woman--Because it's right for you doesn't make it right for me! 1939
    There Is No Average Woman--she said-"If I were you"--but I said-"Well, you're not!" 1939
    This is the Life! 1938
    This New Sanitary Protection For Every Normal Woman 1937
    To Help Your Daughter Into Womanhood...Send For This Free Book 1935
    Trust no substitute because "it looks like Kotex" 1931
    What every woman ought to know about safe sanitary protection 1930
    Why do minds misbehave? 1935
    Why endure needless chafing When Wondersoft Kotex Prevents It 1935
    Why Patients so Enthusiastically Prefer Tampax 1939
    Woman's World Remade 1937
    Women ask me: "What Does Kotex Offer That Others Don't?" 1936
    Women! End Accident-Panic! Ask For The New "Certain-Safe" Modess 1935
    Women! Kotex Price Reduced 1932
    Wondersoft Kotex Meets the Comfort Demands Of Modern Women 1937
    Your poise and charm are safe with this deodorizing protection 1930

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    $25,000 Free! 1943
    ...Today's Kotex 1942
    "8 out of 10" know a secret- do you? 1944
    "and Meds are only $.19 now!" 1944
    "Be not the last to try the new"...a good rule 1945
    "for real comfort, try Meds internal protection!" 1945
    "I Didn't Know It Was So Simple!"-to use Tampax 1942
    "I don't feel like swimming today" [Still The Same Old Excuse] 1943
    "I want to tell everybody...about Tampax!" 1942
    "I want to wear slacks today-but I can't" 1943
    "Internal protection is the Modern way!" 1944
    "It just isn't fair!" 1941
    "It's a cinch to draw a stack of $1.08's from a $250,000 jack pot!" 1943
    "It's Quilted" that's why women choose FIBS, The Kotex Tampon 1940
    "Meds 'safety well' gives extra protection!" 1945
    "Meds internal protection is so comfortable!" 1945
    "meds' internal protection is more comfortable!" 1944
    "My Daughter Feels So Sure Of Herself" 1943
    "My Mother was a Flapper!" 1940
    "with Meds internal protection I feel so safe!" 1945
    1942 Swim Suits really Call For Use of Tampax 1942
    26 days in April? 1945
    Absent With Out Logic 1944
    After the Nurse had Discussed it frankly... 1943
    Are you young enough to try new things? 1944
    Assuredly YES 1945
    Calots because 1949
    Can You Trust Tampons? --And when? 1942
    College girls learn something Not In The Books! 1947
    Cotton for comfort! Applicators for daintiness! Safety-well for security! 1944
    Do you belong? 1944
    Don't be so conservative! 1942
    Don't Resist The Trend to Tampax 1943
    Don't Wait Another Month before using Tampax 1940
    Eenie-Meenie-Miney-Mo 1941
    Fit as a Fiddle... 1942
    Free as the wind... 1944
    Free! $25,000 In Cash And War Bond Prizes 1943
    Fur bracelets and dog collars because 1948
    Get Young Ideas-use Tampax 1942
    Girls in Slacks at War Plants Hail Tampax 1942
    Got any secret longings? 1941
    Happiness is a gay ribbon... 1943
    Haven't you longed for comfort-in-action? 1946
    High school girls could tell mothers a thing or two! 1947
    Housewife: Meds mean comfort to me! Business Woman: Meds mean convenience to me! College Girl: Meds mean freedom to me! 1947
    How much freedom can a career girl enjoy? 1947
    How times have changed 1945
    I wish my Daughter would-- I wish my Mother would-- 1941
    If 8 out of 10 could whisper to you 1944
    Imagine! New Modess Now Has A Wonder-Working Deodorant Sealed In Every Napkin! 1945
    Improvements Will Happen 1944
    It really takes a Woman who can use her own Imagination 1944
    It takes a woman to understand... 1943
    It's a "Green" Girl... 1940
    It's A Hit! Try It! The napkin with the triple-proved DEODORANT! 1945
    It's A Real Surprise when you really understand Tampax 1940
    Keep going in Comfort! 1941
    Look Back To The Days before Tampax 1941
    Loveliness is a moon-touched flower 1943
    Mary Knew All The Answers! 1942
    Modess... because 1948
    Modess... because 1948
    Modess... because 1948
    Modess...because 1948
    Modess...because 1949
    Modess...because 1949
    Modess...because 1949
    Modess...because 1949
    More Summer Comfort--at lower cost--with Meds! 1943
    Mother and Daughter-Which can teach the other? 1944
    No More Look-Of-The-Month-use TAMPAX 1942
    Now! 3 Sizes of Modess! 1948
    Off to Work We Go!... 1942
    On Hot "Perspiry" Days... 1941
    Out of sight--out of mind! 1943
    Perfected by a woman's doctor 1943
    Reduction Of Female Absenteeism 1944
    Safety of internal menstrual protection 1944
    Sh-h-h-h Listen in! (The Girls are Talking about Tampons) 1941
    Sharp Eyes Cannot Tell with Tampax 1941
    She who hesitates about Tampax is losing time 1945
    Smile- Sister, Smile! 1942
    Socially Alert Women Use Tampax 1941
    Summer Discovery (Tampax cannot chafe!) 1943
    Summer Luxury Year-round Luxury 1947
    Tampax Appeals To The Intelligence Of Women 1944
    Test your Hollywood Knowledge... 1940
    The girls you'll Never Meet- 1944
    The Memory Lingers On 1942
    The Modern Way to think about "those days" 1945
    These modern girls need Tampax 1942
    This Summer More Women Are Turning To Meds! 1944
    To meet every individual need... 1940
    Twice as effective! Modess with Deodorant 1945
    Vacation Discovery! Glorious Freedom Now with Tampax! 1941
    War duties lead many women to use Tampax 1943
    War Workers are strong for Tampax 1944
    What Ruth Learned At College 1943
    What's New in Tampons? 1940
    Where are the Bloomers of yesteryear? 1940
    Where is the line between generations? 1945
    Which Tampon can you trust--and when? 1942
    Which Tampon Can You Trust? 1942
    Who are they? - It's Confidential! 1944
    Who would know better than the girls in white? 1947
    Why Do American Girls rate First For Charm? 1946
    Why was I born a Woman? 1941
    Why waste your dimes? Keep up with the times! 1944
    Wishing won't make it so! 1941
    Women are becoming rebels-easy to see how... 1944
    Women at War! Pay Attention to Tampax 1943
    Women Teachers! 1944
    Worry?-But Why? Get Modess with the triple-proved deodorant! 1946
    Wrapped, it looks like a box of note paper...or bath salts...or candy...or facial tissues 1949
    You can stay at home and still discover new things! 1947
    You're the fun in his furlough 1942

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    A Modern Mother Won't Fail To Tell Her Daughter These Intimate Physical Facts 1950
    Are You A Modern Mother Who Can Frankly Tell Your Daughter These Intimate Physical Facts? 1950
    Can Single Girls Wear Tampons? 1952
    Do You Wonder or Are You 'Hep' to the extra advantages of this Intimate Feminine Hygiene? 1950
    How a wife's false modesty can "freeze" her husband's affection 1950
    How can he explain to his sensitive young wife? 1950
    How Can It Be Tactfully Told to a sensitive young wife? 1950
    How Close Are You To Your Daughter...Can You Tall Her These Intimate Physical Facts? 1950
    Like to swim? 1952
    Modess....because 1952
    Modess....because 1952
    Modess....because 1953
    Modess...because 1950
    Modess...because 1950
    Modess...because 1950
    Modess...because 1951
    Modess...because 1951
    Modess...because 1951
    Modess...because 1951
    Modess...because 1951
    Modess...because 1952
    Modess...because 1952
    Modess...because 1952
    Modess...because 1952
    Modess...because 1952
    Modess...because 1953
    She was baffled! How about you? 1950
    So humiliated when she realized the cause of her husband's frigidity 1950
    the New Shape in the News 1951
    The New Shape is the news 1950
    The New Shape is the News 1950
    The New Shape is the News 1950
    The Talk Turns to Tampons unkn
    The Tweed Pull-over! 1951
    This is a picture of a BOON 1952
    Those questions on a mother's mind... 1951
    To all women who have never tried tampons 1952
    True or False? 1950
    True or False? 1950
    True or False? 1951
    Young Wives-Listen! get these 'extra' advantages in Intimate Feminine Hygiene 1950
    Yours Free! 1952

 

 

 

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http://www.unicharm.co.jp/tampon/index.html

 

 

2007年以前產品的中文翻譯在此.... 請對照圖片購買~~~

 

 

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【她方生活】月亮杯發光



月事像帶有詛咒地週而復始降臨;伴隨著疼痛、發炎、沮喪、與偶爾滲透的困窘,足以讓我相信,女人命定悲情。


11歲那年,第一場潮流緩緩而下,當時和父親在馬偕醫院,父親在那擔任生命線義工,這既讓人困窘又不知所措。三個月後,媽媽看到我小腿上的血痕,令我困窘地掉下眼淚。然後她告訴我,應該要用一種特殊的內褲和衛生棉。一直到國中,我仍羞於購買衛生棉,必須請我國中好友的媽媽幫忙。


月事剛降臨的前幾年,並沒有疼痛,也不洶湧,我照跑照跳,儘管在月事期間比賽跳高,照樣得到冠軍。從幾何時,它開始時常令我疼痛不已。已經夠令人沮喪的高中時代的某一天,月事滾滾而來,我舉步維艱地走下樓,疼痛不已的我,坐在大門台階良久,熱淚盈框,好不容易繼續行動,搭公車到遠在50分鐘外的學校。進入已經遲了的國文課堂,老師見我劈頭就罵,心中一股怒氣,我掉頭又走出門。老師很生氣,同學覺得我沒禮貌,我則覺得這是一個很冷血的地方,令我作嘔。


時間繼續前進,我已經從國小時班上體力最好的學生,成為一個怎麼也趕不上男人的女人,帶著肥胖的胸與臀,以及持續膨脹的肚子。有時月事頭幾天就像洪流。好幾次,令自己和別人都覺得骯髒的血液,在褲子上擴散,讓我困窘不已,得大老遠跑回家換褲子。有時甚至才上完兩小時的課,褲子就已經沾滿了溢出的「髒污」。晚上睡覺時,難以阻擋的經血,總是滲過睡衣,沾污床舖,棉被總沾有血漬。若是正好在月事期間去爬山,無法時常更換衛生棉,或是潮汐洶湧,只得使用「夜『安』型」衛生棉,就像包著尿布一樣。更不用說經期不能游泳,只能待在岸邊,枯坐無聊。

我過去似乎不曾質疑過,「好自在,幾乎忘了它的存在」這類衛生棉廣告。但我確確實實「不曾」忽略它的存在,它和月事本身一樣是惡魔。它加上悶熱的生理褲,只要一不注意便讓我的陰唇像是殭屍一樣,泛紫發白;我幾乎已經習慣,月事帶來的發炎和血液混合空氣的氣味。


這在騎自行車旅行時更是糟糕,2004年在亞洲騎自行車旅行時,我飽受發炎所苦。生理期時更是糟糕,試想:穿著緊身的車褲,裡面再加一件生理褲,再加上一片吸了濃血的棉片,就這樣兩片唇一直坐在上面運動流汗,和可能的水分不足,結果就是陰道炎、尿道炎、宮頸炎‧‧‧幾乎可以確定,如果沒有這些令人痛苦不堪的炎掃興的話,我不會這麼迎領盼望從河內訪返家。如果不是飽受雲南醫院品質驚嚇,也不會在回到台北的婦產科後,感到如此感動。

 

從此,我揚棄了衛生棉。與許多背包客接觸後,我發現大部分西方的女性都使用衛生棉條。我到家樓下的屈成士尋找棉條,只有一個牌子可供選擇,記得我國小時,就只有這個牌子"o.b.",竟然15年後還是一樣;結果選了迷你型來試驗。棉條必須用手指塞入陰道內,這對保守的我們確實是有點難為情,所以剛開始時,我總是害怕於將手指深入,導致塞得不夠深,造成滲漏及不適。這段適應期並不長,而且不久我就來到了紐西蘭,這裡有各種廠牌、尺寸、材質的棉條供選擇。我開始使用肥胖的量多型棉條,沒有塞入的問題。但是流量少時,棉條那種吸乾道內所有水分的感覺並不怎麼好。不論如何,我已經開始享受真正的無拘無束,我真的可以忘記它的存在,只有疼痛還提醒著我月事的存在。當然,那伴隨的炎,也不再復出。

但是,我並不滿足於此,我一直記得一件事。2003年春季,在巴西薩爾瓦多城的青年旅館裡,我竟然又巧遇好幾個月之前在秘魯認識的美國女孩蝴蝶,她當時同行的女朋友,因為母病已經回到美國,剩她一人在南美流浪。得知女友又和其他女孩發生關係,讓她很沮喪,而且這證明,她浪費了一筆錢給她的母親。總之,我從這位對我不是特別友善的美國女孩身上,只學到一件事:她的月事「杯」。在南美洲旅行時,我很享受住在大通舖裡,因為可以一觀各種人的日常生活方式。就是這樣我才知道,世界上有「月事杯」這種東西。聽蝴蝶描述起來,這杯似乎既好用又環保,她說廠商為了增加棉條的吸收力,時常加入有害人體的化學物質。我並沒有進一步想什麼,畢竟對當時的我而言,在陰道裡塞一個杯子,難以想像!
飽受陰道相關疾病所苦的我,在亞洲單車旅行結束後,到書店買了一本翻譯的女性聖經來惡補自己殘缺的性知識,才更一進步知道這月事杯在美國叫「the Keeper」。在紐西蘭時,曾經嘗試在藥房尋找它,但是似乎並不是太多人知道它。直到我暫時在Adelaide落腳,我才又想起,我應該擁有一個月事杯。



依據統計,每名婦女一生使用「1萬」個棉條或棉片。這些棉片棉條造成的垃圾量和花費是很大的。我很高興有機會省下這筆錢和垃圾。在網路上輸入 "menstrual cup"或是"the keeper"就可以蒐集到許多相關資訊(有的網站甚至教你自行製作可反覆使用的衛生棉)。


月事杯,像個小杯子,開口大,底部較小,連有一小段把柄,用來將月事杯移出體內。我花了一早上看這些資訊。美國"the keeper"算是歷史比較悠久的廠牌;類似的產品,是新興的"the mooncup"──月亮杯。兩個基本上只有材質上的不同,以及因此顏色上的不同。我選擇了英國的月亮杯,原因很簡單──比較便宜,只要18.9英鎊,包括國際郵資。而且可以有三個月經週期的試用期,若不喜歡可以退還。一個禮拜後,來自英國的月亮杯就躺在我的信箱裡。


這次月事,我既期待又怕受傷害地,依據指示嘗試月亮杯;我很懷疑這麼大的杯塞得進去嗎?首先將它放進滾水裡煮5分鐘。將月亮杯塞進體內,必須與自己的身體有更多接觸。我在一小塊鏡子上蹲下,右手依據指示,將杯口用兩只折成兩半,另一隻手必須把陰道口翻開,然後就是順著陰道的走向將杯子放進去。剛開始時,大概是無法置信的緣故,以為月亮杯之事就要失敗,但是稍微一使力,順著陰道的方向,這杯,很輕易就進去了。儲蓄量大,不會很容易便滴漏。要拿出來時,把使伸進陰道口尋找把柄稍施力把它抽出即可,讓後把血到掉,用水洗一洗,就可以再使用。
第一次看到月亮杯裡裝載著我的潮流時,我快樂的又叫又跳。因為這表示,我不用再花錢,買棉條、棉片,製造不必要的污染;我不用再忍受棉片的不適與不便;我可以不羞赧地面對自己的身體,知道它的形狀走向,願意觸碰它,不認為它髒污、噁心。


這是一則台灣女孩成長的故事,我想。而且成長的感覺很好!



參考資訊:
http://pacificcoast.net/~manymoons/map.html 月事杯及相關生理用品資訊
Ting from ADL, 30 Apr., 05

 

以上內容摘錄自http://mypaper.pchome.com.tw/news/loca/3/1246815590/20050501073113/ 

台長 : 在她方

 

 
英文版的"棉條與moon cup比較", 請看http://www.geocities.com/angua_nemi/tamp_moon.html
 

      

 

 

 欲訂購Mooncup 請至英國官方網站選妳喜歡的尺寸

 

 

 

 

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寂寞的衛生棉條  李性蓁  (20050902)

    二、三十年過去了,衛生棉條卻還是只有一個品牌。難道,它們除了讓女性使用之外,只等著幫男孩子塞住鼻孔,好止去打架流出的鼻血嗎?

    雖然在求學過程與工作經驗裡,走過許多所謂位於時代尖端的城市,卻沒有一個地方像台灣這麼令人感到自在隨意。我眼睜睜看著這個島嶼的改變,它的面貌逐漸多樣化了,我不知道生活在台北以外的台灣人感受如何,起碼在台北,我可以去紅樓、台北光點、中山堂之類翻新地方玩耍看表演,甚而沿著淡水河道,也有自行車道延棉過紅樹林間看招潮蟹賞侯鳥,這是過去不能享受到的變化。

    出國開會時,我發現台灣女性在職場的地位並不差,日常生活的性騷擾也似乎不常見,即便男性們在女人眼裡永遠進步得不夠快,但也差強人意,只是……只是……為什麼生活在一個這麼「國際化」的都市,商店裡的衛生棉條從我中學開始,到現在二、三十年過去了,卻還是只有一個品牌?

    衛生棉條早在一九二九年,便由一位美國醫師Earle Haas發明,一九三六年正式上市,歐洲方面則由西德一位女醫師於一九五○年發展推出,早已是項新產品了,但眼看著台灣的衛生棉有了翅膀,染了多彩顏色,散發出了香味,面對櫃子起碼有數十種選擇,然可可憐憐縮在一邊的衛生棉條,似乎還停留在希臘女人以麻布綑綁木條的代替品的時代,毫無進化。

    過去死黨們出國帶回來的禮物多是台灣尚未發行的保養品、丁字褲、減肥藥等私密物品,現在每回出國,我被託帶的卻是大包小包方便可愛的衛生棉條,雖然曾在過海關時被抓去開箱檢查,乍時迸出整箱衛生棉條,尷尬到不知如何解釋,可是台灣沒有賣嘛!

    台灣這二十年來改變何其快速,為什麼對於這麼基本的女性用品,卻停滯不前呢?

    在紐約、在巴黎、在東京,衛生棉條於超級市場中的面積比例已經和衛生棉差不了多少,其多樣化更是令人眼花撩亂。比起來,台灣唯有的手指塞入式簡直是史前時代的產物,我找遍了所有可能進口衛生棉條的個人用品商店、藥房、百貨公司,還是只有那一百零一種原始的塞入式棉條,頂多再多一種稍微進化一點點的,差不多落魄的紙片式導管型衛生棉條。

    或許有人說,噯,東西方性觀念不同嘛,可是為什麼我在大陸青島、北京、上海的屈臣式裡,都能看見輕便舒適的注射式棉條呢?

    近來看見不少女藝人對剖腹生產發表理由,是「為了將來丈夫的幸福」,我不知道這是否有醫學根據,該不會不少台灣女性也迷信著,使用棉條與性生活的相對關係吧?

    總之,我還是不明白,任何商品都可被吵得熱騰騰的台灣,唯獨衛生棉條一直這般的孤獨。難道,它們除了讓女性使用之外,只等著幫男孩子塞住鼻孔,好止去打架流出的鼻血嗎?

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摘自2004年小棉條兒電子報http://tw.letter.yahoo.com/one/latest.php?letter_id=25744

凡妮莎很高興有這個機會可以完成這次活動,讓大家分享其他跟妳有一樣使用小棉條習慣女生的想法。往後還會再舉辦類似的活動唷~~大家要努力的細心的深刻的紀錄下來學習使用小棉條兒的旅程,就如同我所說的,當女生是一件很幸福的事情,我們不應該被悶熱不方便的生理期給打倒了,對不對?  ^_^

 

心得分享

 

1.我的名字:Anne 

2.所使用的小綿條兒品牌:目前是ob 

3.用小綿條已經幾年了:剛用..大概...2個月吧..^^a 

4.我今天想跟大家分享:

 

  說到棉條....剛開始第一次看到的是ob的棉條(台灣好像真的只能買到ob)是在我阿姨家的浴室,那時候超好奇的,所以我就偷偷把盒子打開來看,但是我也搞不懂那是要做什麼的....白白短短的一條,當時也好像只有手推式的吧(已經是六七年前的事情囉!!),後來實在覺得太好奇了,就跑去問我阿姨啦...結果她大力跟我推薦!!她跟我說那是衛生棉條,而且超好用...完全不用擔心外漏。不過我回去問我媽,我媽說沒有性經驗的女孩子最好不要用.....所以我就不敢嘗試囉!!一直到上大學以後,因為我算流量還蠻多的吧,所以每次那個來都很不舒服常要擔心外漏,晚上睡覺更悽慘@@而且肚子都會超漲的!!還要墊超長的綿綿...Q_Q 。我不管剛來或是要結束,都要墊超長32公分的夜用超長型綿綿...真的很不舒服,或是把兩條綿綿接起來變成40公分超超長那種,我媽還叫我去買嬰兒的尿布,試過超多方法,真的要哭出來了!!後來,有一次因為綿綿的網狀設計,我好像有點過敏吧...結果起疹子,又紅又癢真的很難過,覺得整個人心情都被影響(會覺得很丟臉,因為很癢@@,這真的一點也不誇張....)所以我就不管那麼多了,我下定決心要換小棉條兒來"挑戰"看看...(又期待又怕受傷害!!)。

 

  第一次我也是買手推式的ob棉條,而且結帳也是很不好意思...^^a因為我跟同學去買,大家好像覺得挺奇怪的...^^不過也還好啦....因為我覺得反正就試試看囉....。

 

  那天回家,我看說明書看得超仔細,用鏡子很害羞在那照半天...但是可能是沒經驗加上有點緊張,當時我真的覺得很難用@@所以第一次的棉條經驗算是"失敗"...Q_Q。可是因為包裝上面有寫:"以後慢慢就會習慣了...",所以我就想沒關係等下一次來的時侯再試看看,反正我就是要換成用棉條就對了,因為綿綿實在太難用了...(哭)還會起疹子,所以後來我又抱著鍥而不捨的決心又跑去買導管式的ob,我想也許這會比較好用吧(以包裝說明來講),結果第二次我果然就成功了耶!!!而且是一次成功唷!!真的是太棒了!!!

 

  我也沒用過其他牌子,所以以我的經驗來說,我覺得小棉條兒對我來說已經是救世主了,跟綿綿比起來實在真的差太多了,晚上睡覺前換一個新的就可以一覺到天明,可以不斷的翻滾....完全不外漏!!而且可以直接穿小褲褲(頂多我加個護墊),超棒超棒的~~~~不會覺得有額外的負擔,就像平常一樣。

 

  而且我覺得用棉條還有一個好處,就是會更認識自己的身體唷!!!因為平常自己也不可能拿個鏡子照那邊....,不過為了要使用棉條,一開始要先看個清楚,雖然有點小害羞^^a,不過多認識...多了解自己的身體,其實也是屬於女生的權利~~這種感覺是很棒的唷!!

 

  所以所以....我才會想要繼續使用小棉條兒!!意外在奇摩拍賣看到還有賣家在賣別的牌子的小棉條兒,我也很想嘗試看看。我在慾望城市也看過Charlotte拿tampax的小棉條(沒記錯的話),所以....希望可以找到更好用的小棉條兒...^^然後我想我應該會就這麼一直愛用下去囉!!!

 

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 凡妮莎感言

 

  慾望城市中,除了那個鏡頭,還有另外一次我印象深刻的是Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte跟Miranda一起進女廁,Carrie從她的宴會小包包裡面抽出了一支小棉條兒分給Charlotte用,那是我第一次明顯的感受到小棉條兒的方便性,再小的包包都可以裝小棉條,完全不用遮遮掩掩。我還記得我國中的時候去廁所,口袋都鼓鼓的因為放了兩片衛生棉(量多時一次都要用兩片,連起來用),去廁所的路上還要遮著隆起的口袋怕被男生發現,或是生理期跟男性朋友去吃飯的時候,我說:"對不起,我去一下廁所",男生就會問:"那妳拿個大包包幹麻??我們可以幫你顧啦!!",然後那些笨男生就會被我旁邊的女生瞪!!!。這些經驗相信大家都有過,所以我覺得很幸運~~很幸運可以脫離那種遮遮掩掩的生活,生理期來的時候只要從包包抽出一支像糖果的東西,輕輕握在手掌心就可以去廁所了。

  謝謝Anne提供她的故事給大家,很貼心也很寫實,我知道有點長,我知道有點複雜,但是這也是妳們唯一能夠知道這麼多有用情報的地方呀:)對不對~  

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心得分享

 

1.我的名字:超愛小豬的小豬~~~~~~

2.所使用的小綿條兒品牌:OB

3.用小綿條已經幾年了:嗯~~~我是初學者剛開始用而已的啦!

4.我今天想跟大家分享:

 

ㄟ~~~~本來阿我是覺得棉棉太麻煩了想用棉條......
哈哈~~~第一次用的時候我快瘋了....因為痛痛痛痛痛....
眼淚都飆出來了...不過後來就還ok啦!!!第三次用是在一個非常奇怪的情況...
嗯~~~我跟我的超好友去吃蛋糕吃到飽的時候突然來了...
我又剛剛好在屈臣氏買了小棉條...
只好迅速到廁所鼓起我畢生最大的勇氣換棉條...
不過還好沒什麼意外,只是好像不夠裡面...
我那時有點感冒...每當我咳嗽的時候我都覺得小棉條快奪門而出了...
讓我非常緊張的啦!!!
不過現在我不會有降的困擾了喔.... 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 凡妮莎感言

 

  [小豬]後來留言給我說,她不懂有導管跟沒導管的差別。

        有導管的就是我在賣的那種外面有塑膠或是紙外殼造型,與其說是導管不如說它是"扶助器",讓你減輕摩擦力,在置放的時候更為順手而且手指頭不會沾染到血。注意!!導管是全部要取出來的,不然就會發生像第二篇的作者[小寶貝]一樣的悽慘事件(還真是呼應/_\~~)。

        而沒導管的,我都叫它"赤裸小棉條",最大的優點是便宜而且更小(啊廢話~~沒導管,只有小棉條本身當然小),但是我本身用不習慣,因為赤裸小棉條本身並不光滑,放進身體裡的時候會磨阿磨的....痛痛~。使用赤裸小棉條的女生,一定要很注意很注意自己手指頭的乾淨度,不然伸到身體裡的手指夾帶細菌那就不好了。而且因為是自己的手指頭伸進去身體裡,很多使用者會有推的不夠裡面的情形,就會感覺小棉條兒"呼之欲出"啦~~~要記得推推推往裡面推唷~~

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