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What Items Are You Most Embarrassed to Buy at the Drugstore?

What's Your Most Embarrassing Drugstore Purchase?

I just can't be bothered to be embarrassed at the drugstore anymore. The older I get — and the more embarrassing my purchases — the less I care. Most of you say you don't mind buying condoms too much, but what about other items you aren't necessarily proud of?

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RaCheer RaCheer 7 years
To alphaxigirl07: I'm on birth control but my period was late and I'm super paranoid so that's why I label it a "scare".
RaCheer RaCheer 7 years
I had a pregnancy scare once and went to CVS to buy a test. I took it up to the cashier and she said, "Well, good luck either way." I was humiliated!
ella1978 ella1978 7 years
I try not to think about it, and figure that many people buy the same stuff, but a few of these make me blush when buying them. A few weeks ago my fiance and I had to buy condoms and a girl he knew was behind the counter. She must have been impressed with the XLs, but it had to be embarassing for him! Ha.
dikke-kus dikke-kus 7 years
Can you imagine one of those people buying depends? That would kinda be embarrassing.
alphaxigirl07 alphaxigirl07 7 years
personally, i've only bought pregnancy tests because of scares.. and because i'm neurotic haha. typically i use birth control pills and condoms, but twice my period didn't come the time it was supposed to, and there was some point during the month either that i didn't take the pill correctly on we didn't use a condom.. so although most people would think they are fine, i'm just crazy. now it wouldn't be as bad, but before i was in college, and being pregnant would not have been good. never had a yeast infection though. i think some people are just more prone to them than others. just like some people are more prone to bladder infections than others, too.
AmandaKrups AmandaKrups 7 years
I'm trying not to judge, but I noticed so many people on here had to buy pregnancy tests (sometimes multiple times). I'm assuming these were for pregnancy scares and not because you were trying to get pregnant and wanted to know if it worked. Why all the pregnancy scares? Do you not use birth control? And also, why have so many of you had yeast infections? I don't think I've ever had one. (Now of course I'll get one.) Is it because of all the sex you're having and then you get a yeast infection and then have a pregnancy scare?
alphaxigirl07 alphaxigirl07 7 years
i work in a pharmacy, so things that may be embarrassing to others, really don't bother me at all. between being around the stuff, and seeing other peoples purchases, i just got over any awkwardness i felt! sometimes though i want to laugh when i realize someone is trying to do something or act a certain way because they are embarrassed about what they are buying. men alwayyys come to the pharm to ring up their condoms, and i don't think i've everrr rung them up without them purchasing some random other product too haha. love it. if i had to pick one though, definitely a pregnancy test. i think mostly though because whenever i've bought one, i'm mad at myself, so it feels like everyone is watching and judging me ha.
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 7 years
Nothing mortifies me like buying pregnancy tests. I also look younger than I am so people often think I'm 16 when I pass them the box. I also hate buying EC's, where I live we have to fill out a form with our name, age, address everything, it's so embarrassing when the chemist announces "Oh so you've taken this before!"
totygoliguez totygoliguez 7 years
Lice shampoo. I was babysitting my little cousin; didn't realized she had lice, I'm a lice magnet by the way. I ended up getting them, and had to buy lice shampoo.
a-million-suns a-million-suns 7 years
I feel only mildly uncomfortable when buying stuff like condoms, lube, etc, and comfortable buying tampons, but pregnancy tests, ointments, laxatives, and yeast infection meds are all pretty embarrassing. I wish there were vending machines or something where you could get that stuff without having to interact with anyone.
mix-tape mix-tape 7 years
I live in a college town and the condoms/pregnancy tests are locked up in most drugstores around here. Guess too many people steal them? But it's pretty awkward to get an employee to come unlock the case that holds them... I'd have to say the most embarrassing purchase is yeast infection medication. I hate that the most! I always go to a female cashier if possible!
xxstardust xxstardust 7 years
Bella, where do you shop that pregnancy tests are locked up? That's something I've never seen before anywhere I've shopped (not that I buy pregnancy tests all that often but my best friend used to work in a drugstore, so I've trolled through quite a few in boredom!) - they've always just been out in an aisle in all the stores near here (central NJ). I don't get embarrassed easily at all, and have no real qualms buying anything on that list at all. The only time I've ever been embarrassed in the drugstore was the night my boyfriend and I ran out to get plan B at like, 11PM. I had been crying, it was our anniversary, and I was just MISERABLE. I was even more embarassed next day when the school RN told me that I really hadn't even needed to take it! (I've been on BC for a year and believed that anti-biotics negate the Pill, when in reality studies have shown that commonly used broad-spectrum anti-biotics don't have a negative effect on it in the majority of women).
starlotus713 starlotus713 7 years
The personal hygiene or body stuff I don't mind, but I lived in an apartment in DC where there was the occasional cockroach (it was downtown and the kitchen fan vent went out into an alley where several restaurants had their dumpsters). Since I used a whole can of RAID any time I saw just one bug, I had to buy it relatively often. I always felt like the people in line with me at the store or the clerk thought I was some kind of slovenly pack rat or something. I would even buy things I didn't need so that the RAID wasn't the *only* thing I had in my basket!
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
Definitely, yeast infection remedy. It was triggered by a round of antibiotics. I even had a hard time telling my long-time doctor. I was so embarrassed. He thought it was no big deal.
Daisy-Duke Daisy-Duke 7 years
I hate buying tampons, it's announcing to everyone it's your time of the month. I think women should get some sort of tax write off. Tampons every month rack up, and it's not like we have a choice of not buying them. We have to. No fair!
juicebox07 juicebox07 7 years
Pregnancy test. Even though I'm almost 21, I look very young for my age. So it was quite embarrassing when I had to buy one a while back (it was negative) while people probably thought I was some young teenager.
merie33 merie33 7 years
I live in a very small town and everyone knows everyone, so it was really a toss up between Monistat and a pregnancy test. I haven't had a yeast infection before but my mother sent me for it once and the guy just kind of looked at me like .."really?"... The pregnancy test was embarrassing because it was a girl I went to high school with ringing me out that was known for spreading gossip quickly.
Beauty Beauty 7 years
Pregnancy tests, especially because they're locked up. I don't mind buying contraception at all, but buying the EPT (and worse yet, taking a few minutes to decide which brand was the best value) was not fun.
Briandiesel Briandiesel 7 years
I said lube but then realized I was more embarrassed buying hemorrhoid cream
Angela123 Angela123 7 years
AHAHAHAHA suuuuure it was, CG!! ;)
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