Boyfriend Is Criticized For 'Banning' His Girlfriend From Using Tampons
For 'banning' his partner from using tampons, a guy has come under fire. He said he's concerned that she's not constantly changing them enough.' Tampons have been related to a potentially lethal disease, toxic shock syndrome. When tampons are left in for too long, TSS is caused by bacteria assumed to develop. But many say that a 'controlling' boyfriend shouldn't get involved with the hygiene of women.
For 'banning' his partner from using tampons, a 'controlling' boyfriend has been criticized. The unknown person said in a long post on Reddit that he fears for the health of his partner because she is "forgetful" and "does not change them regularly enough”.
Tampons have been associated with toxic shock syndrome (TSS), a rare and potentially life-threatening condition caused by bacteria that is assumed to develop when tampons are left too long in the vagina, particularly super-absorbent types.
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'I have no issue with women using tampons. I have an issue with HER using tampons,' he wrote. The guy said he was also prepared to end the relationship if, because of the 'risks,' his girlfriend decided to use the common sanitary goods, ignoring the fact that more than 300 million boxes are sold per year in Australia. Since it was uploaded online, his statement has been blasted, with readers appalled at the man's blatant meddling in the personal hygiene of his partner.
'She doesn't change them regularly enough in my opinion. I think it's a forgetfulness thing? She doesn't take risks seriously?' the man wrote.
'This stresses me out because I'm worried she will get sick. However, I have never made demands before recently.'
After his girlfriend's last time, which was 'traumatic' and contributed to a trip to the GP, he said his concern was heightened. The event, which he did not describe any more, caused him to avoid using tampons with 'a reasonable amount of demand.'
However, the same opinion was not held by his girlfriend. 'She is furious with me. Says I'm being controlling. Says a man should not be demanding to women what sanitary products to use,' he wrote.
'I'm at a point where this is a hill I'm willing to die on and it may be a deal-breaker if she doesn't agree to this.' With one woman writing: "You don't need to micromanage her period," critics lashed out over his intervention.
She added: 'Write that down and every time you get the urge to forbid her from tampons, read it and then sit back down.'
A second argued that "this is not your call to make" though he might be well-intentioned.
'How would you feel if she asked you to stop using toilet paper because she thought you 'used it wrong'?' she asked. 'You can get toxic shock syndrome (TSS) from leaving tampons in too long,' one person said.
'You're right to be worried - she's putting herself at risk.' One hit his girlfriend, accusing her of using them to jeopardize her well-being.
'Honestly? It sounds like this is less about tampons/bodily autonomy and more about your girlfriend willingly and repeatedly putting her health at risk and refusing to make any changes,' the person wrote.