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Always Maxi Pads are MAGIC!

January 21st, 2010 by Elizabeth Kissling

Magazine ad for Always brand maxi pads from Marie Claire,  January 2010The latest magazine ads for Always “Infinity” maxi pads remind me of this old joke:

Two young boys walk into a pharmacy one day, pick out a box of Tampax and proceed to the checkout counter.

The man at the counter asks the older boy, “Son, how old are you?”

“Eight,” the boy replies.

The man continues, “Do you know what these are used for?”

“Not exactly,” the boy says. “But they aren’t for me. They’re for him. He’s my brother. He’s four. We saw on TV that if you use these you would be able to swim and ride a bike. Right now he can’t do either one.”

So if I use Always, will I be able to be a contortionist like the acrobat in the picture? Because right now, I’m pretty sure I can’t do that.

4 responses to “Always Maxi Pads are MAGIC!”

  1. Tori says:

    I’m actually more interested in the fine print at the bottom (with extra fine print below that). If anything can “guarantee” me a happy period, I’m in.

  2. Tina says:

    Interesting is what “happy period” means!? It seems that not only other people shouldn’t know your menstruating, even you don’t have to see your own blood anymore. Does a happy period is one that you can ignore totally?!

  3. Tori says:

    Well, for me, a “happy period” would be one that does not cause me debilitating pain and bleeding. If Always Infinity can make those happen**, I will start buying them by the case!

    ** Though I’m being a little disingenuous since I’ve already tried the Infinity line, and no, they cannot do that for me.

  4. I have to tell you, I first got my period in 1981 while wearing white painter’s pants.

    Which took a couple years to unpack, mind, but long since then, it only made me HOPE, even more, that when I wore white pants, they’d wind up with a big, bold red stain on them. That’s far more interesting to me then the idea of them staying perfectly white. :)

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