Man talk: men should normalise buying sanitary pads for their women

- There exists a group of men who are comfortable with going to the store to get sanitary pads for their wives or girlfriends

- Then there is a category that is composed of chauvinists who have been raised to believe some things are a no go zone for them

- But when you take a step back and look at the issue, you realise that society should normalise men buying sanitary pads for the women in their lives

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Do an experiment when you are free and have some time to spare. Walk into the nearest supermarket and observe the shelf with sanitary pads.

As expected, there will be a host of women stopping by to pick their month's fill, but there will also be a few men in different categories.

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There is the first category that has bought sanitary pads for their women enough times that they are seasoned enough to know which brand to pick from the very many on display.

A survey by TUKO.co.ke, a sister site to Briefly News, showed that women whose men buy sanitary pads feel loved and taken care of.

They reckon that a man who does this is mature.

Then there is the group that is composed of chauvinists who have been raised to believe some things are a no go zone for them.

It is not easy to convince such to go shopping for pads, and in the event they accept, chances are they need constant confirmations and clarity on the brand or size, and chances are that they will take home the wrong one.

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Men have also expressed concern that the reason some fear doing so is that some women give them weird looks when they are seen at the counter with pads.

But when you take a step back and look at the issue, you realise that society should normalise men buying sanitary pads for the women in their lives.

This is due to the fact that monthly periods are a natural phenomenon that even men should embrace and live with.

As a matter of fact, men should be encouraged to play an active role in doing so.

In other news, Briefly News reported that Ntsiki Mazwai has decided to use her influence to help others. The poet wants to launch a campaign to distribute sanitary pads to girls in the township of Soweto.

Taking to social media, Mazwai asked her followers to help her find sanitary pads at wholesale prices so that she could purchase them for distribution.

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