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Which Is More Embarrassing to Buy?

Grocery shopping is usually an uneventful experience, except for the few times when life calls for a unique addition to my list. I'm grateful that I can buy such necessities at most stores, but sometimes the items I need to purchase are a little more telling than others. During times when I don't feel like broadcasting my business, I head to the self checkout.

I'm sure you can relate so tell me . . .

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candace87 candace87 8 years
Why would lice be embarassing? Lice like clean hair, having clean hair isn't a bad thing:) The others, I would be embarassed. I know some people who are embarrassed to buy tampons, though. That just seems silly, I could care less even if it's a male cashier.
Advah Advah 8 years
I don't think I'd be embarrassed about any of these. Lice, well, that happens, and also it might just mean you have a kid or younger sibling who has lice - plus it's not related to hygiene at all so I don't see any reason to be embarrassed about it. I actually feel proud when I buy condoms because I see it as being a responsible adult. As for yeast infection, again it shows you're responsible enough to take care of your body. Seriously, it's not like we ask for it and get thrush as a result of shameful acts! :P
valancyjane valancyjane 8 years
It depends a lot on the cashier. Several years back I worked nights and got groceries after work at about 2 a.m., so I often saw the same cashier. We got to be pretty chatty, so once when I bought a pregnancy test she got a little het up about it. That was one purchase I should have made when the store was busier and no one had time to notice! The first few times I bought condoms (age 21-22) I was embarrassed about it. Now I'm over it. I voted for the lice treatment but even that wouldn't be too bad.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
I just have to add that I'm not really all that embarrassed by yeast infection meds, but I will definitely go to the female cashier if there is one because most guys are so squeamish about that sort of thing.
vitisva vitisva 8 years
I'm with 356UIK I always thought pregnancy tests were a bit embarrassing.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 8 years
Yeast Infection cream has to be the most embarrassing (at least to me) to have to buy.
g1amourpuss g1amourpuss 8 years
LOL@FLUFFYHELEN, right! Yeah that monostat would be the most embarrassing. I buy lube in the biiig tube.. no condoms (..I'm in a longterm relationship/married.. but have selective girl flings/relationships on the side). I'm getting laid, are you!? :P
Silverlining10 Silverlining10 8 years
I once had to ask an employee for a pregnancy test when I was 14 (for my mom.). It really wasn't that bad...Neither are condoms, pads, and lube. And yeast infections are usually no one's fault, but lice? I mean, lice could be on our head or on our privates! It just has a lot of negative connotations.
itsme3683 itsme3683 8 years
I'm with VanillaJ... I would be embarrassed to buy fishnets, KY and massage oil at like... target or something, so I'll go to the Hustler store or Frederick's if I want something particularly sassy. The Hustler store in Hollywood is particularly fun because the loudspeaker will shout out "relax, it's just sex" every so often.
MisterPinkNoTip MisterPinkNoTip 8 years
Lice would make me feel the most uncomfortable, but honestly, people who work at a drugstore see people buy all kinds of products everyday. It really doesn't bother me. This may sound strange, but I always feel weird when selecting a cucumber at the grocery store haha. Not at the checkout, but when I'm picking one out in the produce section.
javsmav javsmav 8 years people!! or the self-check out at the store if you need it immediately.
Vaadsfweytes Vaadsfweytes 8 years
I've never had yeast infections or lice. But, I would be embarrassed if I had to buy med for that. I've never had a second thought when buying condoms. It's year 2008 after all. Other sex related objects, I usually go to sex shops to buy them since drug stores don't sell handcuffs, I suppose.
Beauty Beauty 8 years
Lice. Condoms mean you're gettin' it on, yeast infections happen, but lice would make me feel awkward.
Greggie Greggie 8 years
None of these would embarrass me. Not even enemas. I have a son with a bowel problem who required adult enemas recently for at least a week. I bought four 2-packs and never even considered being embarrassed about it.
allinavhcnerf allinavhcnerf 8 years
are you kidding? condoms are NOTHING!
snowbunny11 snowbunny11 8 years
Wackdoodle- I agree, none of the stuff listed is embarrassing. I mean, most women HAVE had yeast infections and know they're a total pain... I also would not want to be seen buying an enema!
wackdoodle wackdoodle 8 years
None of the above are embarrassing to me. I got a list that caused the guy at Walgreens to actually stop dead in his tracks and ask if I needed help. The list: Glycerin suppositories Phospho soda Dulcolax softgels Wet toliet paper wipes Depends undergarments and a Consumer Reports magazine year in review guide The dude who had to get the ducolax from behind the plastic barrier looked in my cart then at me then back at my cart - prompting me to eyeball him back and say, "WHAT?!! Do you have a question? Or do you just want my to share this stuff with you?"
Allytta Allytta 8 years
wow, reading the comments i can definetely see differences in culture. condoms are not embarassing, but unconciously i feel embarassed, then i remember that's all natural and actually very healthy. lice medicine - not embarassing, cause it's nobody's business, but i guess if i had to chose this one would win. i associate it with carelesness. i had a desk partner in 4 grade with lice and i never got them, so you have to really try hard to get them. yeast infection embarassing? you all are crazy! that's like buying cold medicine and feeling bad because you didn't succeed in keeping your body perfect.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I've only had to buy yeast infection meds once and that was enough for me. That's definitely more embarrassing than buying condoms or lice shampoo. Actually, the most embarrassing purchase I've ever made was on the day before our anniversary: I bought thigh-high fishnet stockings, KY jelly, and massage oil. The cashier gave me a kind of funny look, but hey, I was going to get some so I didn't really care!
lizzyopal lizzyopal 8 years
i always get really embarrassed about buying yeast infection medicine. mostly cuz it seems like every time i have to buy it, it's the ONLY thing i have to buy! so when i go to the checkout it's obvious that they only reason i came to the store was for it. i don't makes sense in my brain haha. funny story....i cashiered at wal-mart in HS for about six months. the best transaction i ever had was a guy (looked to be in his early twenties) who bought handcuffs, new boxers, and a box of condoms! not a sign of shame or embarrassment on his face! i really wanted to say something like "have fun!" or something but i knew i would have gotten in huge trouble by my boss lmao
bloodredrose bloodredrose 8 years
:) Nothing embarrassing about buying condoms ... it just means you're getting some ...
sugar_me_sweet sugar_me_sweet 8 years
I feel that I would be embarassed to get any of this stuff. haha
itsme3683 itsme3683 8 years
Yeast infection medicine, for sure! Lice meds wouldn't be so bad because I think people would just assume that I was buying it for a little kid (or, I would say I was!).
doogirl doogirl 8 years
It doesn't bother me to buy any of those things. I've never had to buy a yeast infection cream though. I use contraceptive gel instead of condoms, and have never been embarrassed about buying it. I've got a kid in school, so if I had to buy lice treatment, it's just a fact of life! I was embarrassed when I bought my one and only pregnancy test, but I was trying to get pregnant, so I don't know why it was hard! It was positive by the way!
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
As for me, it's condoms. I've been married for several years, and I'm still embarrassed about buying them. Hubbie buys them. :)
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