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Embarrassing Laundry Room Blunder

Dear Sugar,
I have a huge crush on a guy who lives in my apartment building. We see each other in passing from time to time and give each other a flirtatious hi and a smile. Last week we pulled into our garage at the same time and we got to talking. He was as charming and sweet as he is cute and when he asked me to grab a beer over the weekend, I gladly accepted.

Last night I ran into my crush yet again in the laundry room. We exchanged some small talk as he folded his laundry. I went along my merry way when, to my horror, I dropped a pair of period stained underwear on the floor! Do I even need to say anything more? I snatched them up so fast I am not sure if he saw, but needless to say, I was and still am completely mortified. How can I save face? Will he cancel our date? Over Exposed Emily

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Dear Over Exposed Emily
You don't need to say anything more... that is truly mortifying and I am sorry. Are you sure he saw your undies? Did you exchange any conversation after the fact? If you snatched them up as fast as I can imagine you did, I really think it is safe to say he didn't even notice. You're a woman who gets her period. If he scares that easily and cancels your date, he isn't worth your time in the long run. Be confident and assume he didn't notice, or better yet didn't care, and have fun with your hunky neighbor.

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XDeexDeeX XDeexDeeX 10 years
I'm sure he won't think much of it if he DID see them. Just relax. One time I was in my bathing suit with a family with 3 girls and one boy in the pool. I love them alot and they're realty nice. But one time my top went up a little which exposed half of you know what. I was sure he saw it but he didn't make anything of it. I was mortified the whole day.
Luxifer Luxifer 10 years
the girl DOES look underage, haha
Jinx Jinx 10 years
Try not to worry about it, everyone has a pair of those, and he's probably mature enough to realise this, if not, don't be worried about him. Plus, you don't even know if he saw them. ------------------------------------------------------ Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. — Albert Einstein
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 10 years
I agree with SUGAR -- just assume he didn't see. You'll never know (unless you ask) so WHY torture yourself?
Marci Marci 10 years
If he's really interested, the underwear won't be a deterrent. Actually, even if he ISN'T really interested, I can't see why the underwear would turn him off. So I doubt it's anything to worry about. But let us know what happens!
angelbaby2 angelbaby2 10 years
also wash blood stains in cold water so it doesn't stain.
JessNess JessNess 10 years
Cuba you said exactly what I was thinking. Guys have gross underwear too. Hey I have my "period panties" too. Im sure a lot of girls do. And if this causes him to be weird then he really is not worth your time
superjules superjules 10 years
If he cancels, he's a douche and therefore not worth your time. If you want to get blood out of clothing, rinse it with hydrogen peroxide. I work in the ER and sometimes get blood on my clothes. It's fun to watch it work too.
NessSugar NessSugar 10 years
I don't think he'll cancel. Is it embarassing? Yes. Is it a deal breaker? No.
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 10 years
Will he cancel your date? How on earth would we know? If he does he's totally lame and it's not your loss. As for how to save face, I hope you are kidding. What would you say: "Hey, hottie, did you see my bloody underwear back there? Well it wasn't mine!" The girl in the stock photo accompanying this post looks underage. Good laundry advice, kittycat.
kittycat kittycat 10 years
oh please. what girl hasnt got stained panties? the key is to wash the stains off by hand before they dry out if u do ur laundry once a week! as we all know dry blood is very hard to wash out. he might not like it but he shouldnt be scared, this is natural stuff. once u get married u see everything!
nicachica nicachica 10 years
major props cubadog and boxem! you took the words right out of my mouth.
rubialala rubialala 10 years
cubadog is TOTALLY right, and that's just what I was going to say.
Lindsb Lindsb 10 years
High five to cubadog.. dudes definitely have a few gross ass pairs themselves.. but, they don't get their periods so I don't know why they keep em around!!
tra tra 10 years
Don't worry about it. He most likely didn't notice and was enjoying the view as you bent over to pick up your panties rather than looking at the panties! :)
Lindsb Lindsb 10 years
I don't think he saw.. and if he did - you should play it off like he didn't. If you act weird.. he's going to analyze the situation, too. If you just blow it off - so should he. Don't feel like your the only one who's gone through this.. I wear my crappy underwear when I have mine.. and I totally left them on my boyfriends floor. He definitely saw them and was grossed out. So was I. I just told him to get over it.. I don't want to risk ruining my pretty panties.. and.. he's seen plenty of those.. so - at least he knows they exist. Just make sure you're wearing pretty panties every time you see this guy - JUST IN CASE!! Haha.. especially on your dates!
cubadog cubadog 10 years
It had to be said.
Tiinnaaaa Tiinnaaaa 10 years
Im thinking that maybe its not just u whos embarassed about the whole thing, maybe hes embarassed about it too! Its best if u just act like nothing happened.. hopefully he will too :P
honey31 honey31 10 years
Lol cubadog good one!
cubadog cubadog 10 years
I'm sure he's got some man panties that are nasty so I wouldn't worry about it. I am sure he can handle it if not he's not worth the beer.
boxem180 boxem180 10 years
props to dearsugar for this: "You're a woman who gets her period. If he scares that easily and cancels your date, he isn't worth your time in the long run." i'm sick of guys who can't handle periods or pretend women don't get them...or blame our bad moods/complaining on them. yeah, if he saw them, it's embarassing but it's not a big deal.
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