American is left baffled by a VERY common Australian item: ‘Why has nobody mentioned this?’
- An American living in Adelaide has shared how a household item confused her
- Gabrielle Uhrig had bought a pack of tampons and was shocked by the difference
- Tampons in the US come with a long plastic applicator and are much bigger in size
- Aussies and Americans were shocked by the difference and compared experiences
An American traveling in Australia has revealed how tampons in Australia are different to those in the US.
Gabrielle Uhrig traveled from Arkansas to Adelaide in December 2021 and shared her confusion in a video last week.
Ms Uhrig said tampons in the US typically come with single-use plastic applicators and are bigger in size.
Gabrielle Uhrig who recently traveled from the US to Adelaide has revealed tampons are very different in the two countries
She had bought a pack of $4.25 mini tampons from U By Kotex and was amazed by the difference.
‘Why has no one mentioned this?’ she said.
‘This isn’t even as big as my pinky.
‘Someone commented I would be shocked at how little the feminine options were here but this is not what I was expecting when they said little.’
Ms Uhrig said she was extremely confused when she opened the package and found no plastic applicator and a much smaller tampon than she was used to
Ms Uhrig also said she struggled to open the tampon because she’d never used one similar before and didn’t know how to use it without ‘the plastic insertion piece’.
Her video only created more confusion as Aussies in the comments were baffled by the thought of a tampon applicator noting it would be trickier to use.
‘I’m the opposite lol, I’ve never used an applicator and think it’s way more complicated than the one you have there,’ one person wrote.
Ms Uhrig traveled from Arkansas to Adelaide in mid-December of 2019 during the Omicron outbreak
‘I always thought applicator tampons were for learning how to use tampons,’ another said.
Several commenters noted that most European countries also don’t use applicators.
In a follow-up video, Ms Uhrig explained how tampons in the US worked.
In the clip, she showed a photo of the plastic applicator and said she actually opened up several Aussie tampons at first thinking the piece had accidentally been left out.
In a follow-up video, Ms Uhrig explained how tampons in the US worked and said she actually opened up several Aussie tampons at first thinking the piece had accidentally been left out
‘You can only imagine when I open something up that had no plastic (applicator) piece over it, I was super confused to the point that I opened up several more to make sure it wasn’t just broken or missing a piece,’ she said.
‘I truly had no idea that there were tampons without applicators … it’s just crazy how different the world is.’
Tampons with applicators are available in Australia but are far less common than those without.
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