“My husband threw away my tampons without my permission – he hates them”

A woman has shared her anger after her husband threw away her tampons without her permission, and the only reason he gave was that he “doesn’t feel comfortable” with her using them

Woman choosing tampons (stock photo)
The couple has been married for two months (stock photo)

A 27-year-old woman was left furious by her husband after he threw away her box of tampons, for no other reason than that he wasn’t “comfortable” with her around.

She claims she is new to using tampons for medical reasons, having previously only used pads. She now finds tampons “ten times better” for her, especially when she’s at work or traveling.

However, her 30-year-old husband Ryan “hates them” and doesn’t like her using them.

The couple have been together for three years and married for two months. At first she didn’t realize his aversion to tampons was that serious, but then she says he’s crossed a line.

After he threw away a pack of tampons, she tried to hide them (stock photo)


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The anonymous woman wrote on Reddit, “He’s never really given a reason other than to just say… he’s not comfortable with me using them. I didn’t think it was a big deal at first since he said hates a lot of things I do but kinda ‘puts up with it’ except that. He asked me to go back to using pads but I made it clear since it’s my body, then I can decide.

After Ryan went as far as tossing some of her tampons in the trash, the poster — who is known by the username u/ThrowraRyan7697 – found himself “exciting”. However, to “keep the peace,” she went out and bought another box, which she stashed somewhere she didn’t think he would find.

At this point, things took a different turn when Ryan somehow found the new tampons and threw them away as well. She hadn’t found out what he had been doing until she got her period this week and couldn’t find her hidden box.

She continued: “I was tired and too stressed, I just yelled at him after he admitted to throwing the whole box away. He argued that I already knew how he felt about this stuff, and yet I decided to still keep it around. I lost it and told him he had no right to it and told him to get over it. He stared at me like he was almost in tears or something and then walked out.

Ryan later continued to berate her on the subject, speaking about how they — as a couple — should “consider each other’s discomfort.”

She added: “He has already tried to talk to me about these tampons but I turned him down and insulted and verbally abused him. He also said if I still insist on using them I should do it while I’m out of the house but I said it won’t happen. I feel bad about how it went but I was just at my wit’s end and in so much pain I was struggling.

Other Reddit users found Ryan’s behavior here completely inappropriate and urged the newlywed poster to be on the lookout for other controlling behaviors.

One person wrote: “What’s wrong with your husband??? He may be “uncomfortable” with your menstrual product choices, I guess he wants it all but can’t make it your problem and he definitely won’t get to it throw it away your tampons. I can’t imagine what on earth he could be thinking. Based on how he talks about them, does he think you’re smuggling cocaine in them or something???”

Another warned: “Please stay alert and don’t fall for the manipulation. Keep in mind that he may not be a mastermind, but he understands the basics of cause and effect, and he feels most secure when you do as he says. It’s not safe or healthy or respectful of you. Be careful. So careful”.

A third replied: “I don’t see why he cares if you use tampons.”

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