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Series 4 Episode 03 – The Zazzy Substitution

Sheldon: Greetings. You all remember Amy Farrah Fowler.

Leonard: Sure.

Howard: Nice to see you.

Amy: Hello.

Sheldon: Sorry we’re late.

Amy: I must take responsibility. I had to stop for feminine hygiene supplies.

Howard: Ah, ah.

Leonard: Okay.

Sheldon: I believe she’s experiencing her menses.

Amy: Actually, I’m not. In order to avoid surprises, I wear them all the time.

What do you think Amy is using. She cannnot/ should not be using pads/tampons all through the month. So, is she the first TV character to use cups??

OMG, I am so BORED waiting for my results, damn!!!
Kiwi Mariakiwiria on April 24th, 2013 11:58 am (UTC)
I'm pretty sure she meant pads/panty-liners. Any reason why she couldn't/shouldn't wear pads all the time?

I agree that a cup would be better though ;)
geekgirlfoam on April 24th, 2013 12:12 pm (UTC)
Wouldn't it dry her out and cause infections.
She has to stop at the store which means she was using disposables. Personally, I don't think that's a very good idea.
Kiwi Mariakiwiria on April 24th, 2013 12:16 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't think so... tampons for sure, but I don't think pads/panty-liners would be a problem. But what do I know - I'm not a doctor. Don't even play one online ;)
Bean: meihatepickles on April 26th, 2013 12:00 am (UTC)
My bits would be pretty irritated if I wore a pad or pantyliner all the the time... Disposable or not.
geekgirlfoam on April 26th, 2013 05:55 am (UTC)
Same with me. I haven't tried cloth pads but almost all the disposable brands available in my country have a very irritating plastic layer, even the ones which promise cottony soft feeling. I used to be so annoyed using them during periods, I can't even imagine using them 30 days/month.
Kelly Holdenkelly_holden on April 24th, 2013 12:28 pm (UTC)
But if she was using a cup, why would she have to stop for one? My impression of the scene from this transcript is that she's being sarcastic to make fun of Sheldon, not that she really means she's using something all the time.
geekgirlfoam on April 24th, 2013 01:19 pm (UTC)
You are probably right.
My obsession with cups is making my mind conjure things...
Bastets_placebastets_place on April 24th, 2013 01:37 pm (UTC)
I wear pads, pretty much all the time. It has nothing to do with "surprises", however, and everything to do with "I sweat a lot when I run around a lot" and "I lubricate pretty enthusiastically sometimes".
juliiie87juliiie87 on April 24th, 2013 02:19 pm (UTC)
I wear cloth pads / pantyliners almost all the time. <3 them.

I don't know if it was sarcastic, but I'm pretty sure the charcter meant disposables.
Lady Felis of Domestica: avatarfelisd on April 29th, 2013 12:55 pm (UTC)
I wear pantyliners for all except maybe one week of the year, even when I use the cup. My discharge levels are such that I would have to change underwear twice a day otherwise. And even when I use the cup, there are days when I get so busy I forget to change it, and the first indication I have that it's full is that little bubbly sensation you get when it spills over. Without a pantyliner, that usually means a change of underwear AND pants, and maybe scrubbing the spot off my work chair. Always fun. :S

I've managed to find one that's ultra absorbent and thin without the chafey/diaper rash feeling I used to get. So unless Amy is using maxis all the time, I don't see why it would be overly odd or uncomfortable to wear a pad everyday.

geekgirlfoam on April 30th, 2013 01:17 pm (UTC)
I think it differs from person-to-person. I personally hate, wait, HATE the feeling of disposable pads against my skin, even the ones which promise to give a soft feeling. I also do not use a pantyliner/pad in conjunction with the cup. They are just super uncomfortable for me.
Also,I think Amy SHOULD convert to cups to avoid surprises but thats just me :D
beebs88beebs88 on April 24th, 2013 08:26 pm (UTC)
I think she was referring to disposables as she had to stop by to get some.
Obviously she can't wear tampons all the time and I don't think wearing pads/liners all the time is a good idea as your labia/vagina don't breathe but I know some prefer to use them because they don't want any kind of body fluid to get into their underwear.
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geekgirlfoam on April 26th, 2013 05:57 am (UTC)
Softcups? Maybe...