Even though more and more women talk about their periods openly — after all, it's nothing to be ashamed of — there's still a lot of stigma surrounding it. Just think of how uncomfortable it can be to ask folks if anyone has a spare tampon. Yeah. Exactly. Plain awkward.
"The idea was born while having a couple of beers with some friends," Hornwall told A Plus.
"We came to discuss the tendency of feeling a bit embarrassed to ask a friend for a tampon or hiding the tampon in your hand when going to the toilet. I thought it would be interesting to let the tampon be a bit of a "show off.'"
Yep. That's right.
We are talking about wearing a tampon around your neck. Proudly. Without needing to S.O.S. your girlfriends.
As Hornwall explains on her site, her designs come either in brass or aluminum. The metalic case also comes as a protection for a tampon itself. If you ever carried loose tampons in your handbag, you certainly know that the plastic foil covering a tampon from dirt is far from being enough.
But it would be a mistake to think that these Emergency Tampon necklaces are only for ladies ...
"It is for anyone who potentially could be on a period or knows anyone who could be on a period," Hornwall told A Plus.
The shape of the necklace might derive from a shape of a regular tampon, but it does look a lot like a bullet too. Bad*ss and unisex.
If gentlemen back in the day carried handkerchiefs, modern ones might as well rock the Emergency Tampon necklace.
You hear that, period? We come prepared.
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