Guys are there items you refuse to buy at the store?

Gracie Gracie
So last Saturday my son was going to Walmart. I hate going to Walmart so I asked him if he would get me a bottle of clear nail polish since he was going anyway. He said "No, buying nail polish is emasculating!" I could not talk him into it. So Guys are there things you just won't buy? Are there items that threaten your masculinity? Tell us what they are.
06/11/2012
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Chilipepper Chilipepper
My father refused to buy my mother's "period things" before her hysterectomy on the grounds that "I don't know a damn thing about all that stuff and which one to get!" (Despite precise details.) Growing up in the stereotype 1950's that we all think is mythological, my father believed "women should deal with women's things" and "men should deal with men's things".

I never asked my ex-husband to get me any "women's things" - I was the one who did all the shopping. He was willing, but I was the one with the money and the ability to drive.

Although I didn't think anyone thought like that anymore ... and he really gives a damn about what people at Walmart think of him? (Please refer to peopleofwalmart dot com, and then tell me how anyone can feel self-conscious about shopping there.)
06/11/2012
Gracie Gracie
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Originally posted by Chilipepper
My father refused to buy my mother's "period things" before her hysterectomy on the grounds that "I don't know a damn thing about all that stuff and which one to get!" (Despite precise details.) Growing up in the ... More
I thought it was absurd too! I had one of those I thought I raised you better moments! He doesn't mind buying tampons, but I try not to ask very often and you can generally plan ahead. He said but that is a necessity. If you need them you need them. No one "needs" nail polish!
06/11/2012
Ryuson Ryuson
Hahaha, my boyfriend actually won't buy us condoms at the store. He has really bad social anxiety and is always worried what the people will think of him. I don't mind buying them, though, it just makes things easier.
06/11/2012
jennifur77 jennifur77
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Originally posted by Gracie
So last Saturday my son was going to Walmart. I hate going to Walmart so I asked him if he would get me a bottle of clear nail polish since he was going anyway. He said "No, buying nail polish is emasculating!" I could not talk him into ... More
When I was a teenager, I was with someone I knew had revulsion to feminine items. So I picked up a package, threw it at him and yelled "Catch", which of course he did instinctfully. He wanted to find a sink to wash his hands!
06/11/2012
Geogeo Geogeo
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Originally posted by Gracie
So last Saturday my son was going to Walmart. I hate going to Walmart so I asked him if he would get me a bottle of clear nail polish since he was going anyway. He said "No, buying nail polish is emasculating!" I could not talk him into ... More
how is nail police emasculating! I could understand tampons..but..nail polish? Haha guys are weirdos
06/11/2012
mlmac mlmac
Because I do the grocery shopping, my wife used to put tampons on the list and I used to refuse to buy them. After awhile though I caved in and bought em anyway. I always kept them in the bottom of the cart buried under other items just in case I bumped into someone I knew.
06/11/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
My guy doesn't have an issue with buying me things, it's buying me the RIGHT thing he has issues with and he SEES what I use. When I worked at WalMart he came in and I told him I needed him to get me some tampons with the plastic applicator and the panty liners I use so I can tend to my problem. I swear he came back to me 5 different times. It's like when they go to that section they step into The Twilight Zone and don't know what to do. Even if you tell them or write it down! I guess it's complicated. He got mad at the 4th time he came back to me and I had to laugh because he said "well I don't know, I go back there and I feel stupid staring at a wall of tampons and there's just so many". Lol. He finally got it right.
06/11/2012
Gracie Gracie
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Originally posted by mlmac
Because I do the grocery shopping, my wife used to put tampons on the list and I used to refuse to buy them. After awhile though I caved in and bought em anyway. I always kept them in the bottom of the cart buried under other items just in case I ... More
I'm glad you got over it! I'm hoping my future daughter-in-law will someday be greatful I got him over that one. I still don't understand about the nail polish!
06/11/2012
Gracie Gracie
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Originally posted by Zombirella
My guy doesn't have an issue with buying me things, it's buying me the RIGHT thing he has issues with and he SEES what I use. When I worked at WalMart he came in and I told him I needed him to get me some tampons with the plastic applicator ... More
That's a cute story! Thanks!
06/11/2012
Yaoi Pervette (deleted) Yaoi Pervette (deleted)
My dad used to buy maxi pads for my mom. She wasn't particular about brand, so he was free to just grab whatever one was cheapest. He would complain a little, but he still did it. When my sister and I started menstruating, he bought ours as well.

My husband will buy things for me, but I choose to buy my own feminine products, because he gets a bit overwhelmed when faced with dozens of types of products. He's likely to grab the wrong thing.

As for me, I'll buy anything. I don't care what people think. The person minding the register probably doesn't care what I am buying anyway.
06/11/2012
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
My Dad never had any problem buying feminine hygiene products for my mother, so I didn't think anything of asking my SO to buy some for me. To my surprise, my husband (then boyfriend) acted as though I had lost my mind.

I responded to his refusal with this, "Which is worse — buying these items, clearly NOT for you, at the drugstore, or me bleeding all over you and the bed this evening? The choice is yours..."

He hasn't had a problem shopping for me since.
06/11/2012
wdanas wdanas
There are men that really refuse to buy their partners hygiene items? Very weird. It's not like a cashier will think the guy is getting them for himself.
06/11/2012
Gracie Gracie
So far we have feminine hygene products, condoms and nail polish. Anything else?
06/11/2012
MistressDandelion MistressDandelion
Period things.. As a ftm, I always have to hide myself/wait until nobody is there. Also, underwear and bras (I can't bind all the time) are peculiarly humiliating.
06/11/2012
Tork48309 Tork48309
I think it depends on age and maturity. If you explain to your son that this could be an opportunity to meet girls he might be persuaded otherwise.
06/11/2012
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
This line of thought always puzzled me. How is it emasculating? If anything, he's actively displaying that he has a girlfriend. Furthermore, I'm of the opinion that few things are sexier than a man whose masculinity is not easily threatened. Hell, a man who can buy feminine products and not bat an eyelid is fucking manly!
06/11/2012
xilliannax xilliannax
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Originally posted by Gracie
So last Saturday my son was going to Walmart. I hate going to Walmart so I asked him if he would get me a bottle of clear nail polish since he was going anyway. He said "No, buying nail polish is emasculating!" I could not talk him into ... More
My husband loves picking up tampons and things of that nature. He says its like a badge of honor because he's in a stable relationship. His father refused to buy these things and was always "whore hopping" so he enjoy it. Or at least claims to
06/11/2012
bayosgirl bayosgirl
My husband has no problem buying feminine hygiene products for me if I need him to.
06/11/2012
Sammi Sammi
My husband typically won't go down the tampon/pad aisle at all. A while back I was sick, and asked him to pick up panty liners - gave him the brand, color of the box, rough price, etc. He must have darted down and grabbed the first pink thing he saw, and they were totally useless and not remotely like what I asked for. That was the last time I asked him to get any
06/11/2012
solitudinarian solitudinarian
My boyfriend would gladly buy tampons for me, but I use a menstrual cup so I've never needed him too. He is also fine with buying condoms.

My dad seems totally fine about buying pads for my sister.

I've never asked a guy to buy nail polish for me, so I wouldn't know about that.
06/12/2012
namelesschaos namelesschaos
There is nothing I wouldn't buy at the store to be honest.
06/12/2012
Sir Sir
No. Aside from if it's too expensive and I can get it elsewhere, I could care less what I purchase. I remember one of my partners being so embarrassed when we needed to purchase lubricant once and I obviously was not phased.
06/12/2012
Melan!e Melan!e
My dad is kind of like that. He refuses to even touch a woman's purse. He won't move it if it's in his way. Forget asking him to hold it for you in a store if you're trying something on. I asked him once when we were shopping for a winter coat for me. He said ok and when he realized what he had agreed to, he retracted his hand and let my purse fall to the ground. Thanks, dad.
06/12/2012
kendra30752 kendra30752
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Originally posted by Gracie
So last Saturday my son was going to Walmart. I hate going to Walmart so I asked him if he would get me a bottle of clear nail polish since he was going anyway. He said "No, buying nail polish is emasculating!" I could not talk him into ... More
hAHAHA. Bless your heart. I'm a female of course so I can't answer for myself. MY partner though, he's really fabulous about this sort of thign. He'll gladly buy me any female type products (beauty, embarrassing, etc) that I need. LOL He's gotten some strange comments from the cashier's before, but he just laughs it off. I'm so glad he doesn't mind going through the line with my girly stuff. He'll go through and buy my crafting fabric, glitter, makeup, etc! Now the kids, they are a totally different story. Can't get the 12 year old boy to even pick me up a darn tube of mascara! The 14 year old, now he don't care what it is, he'll do it. He's really kind hearted like me and my partner though. We have no idea where the 12 year old gets his meanness.
06/12/2012
Gracie Gracie
I am surprised by how many guys are embarrased to buy hygiene products! I also thought I would see more imput from guys on different things that they won't get.
06/13/2012
Chilipepper Chilipepper
If you're completely and totally bored and want a giggle, find the youngest guy cashier and go through his line with a yeast treatment kit. They act like the box has the infection and try not to touch it.
06/13/2012
Gracie Gracie
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Originally posted by Chilipepper
If you're completely and totally bored and want a giggle, find the youngest guy cashier and go through his line with a yeast treatment kit. They act like the box has the infection and try not to touch it.
I just might have to do it!
06/13/2012
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Lovin the story's in this thread. haha, I bet a lot of guys have a hard time shopping for "Girl stuff".

Not me though, not for a long time. Like, since I was 18 or so. Back then I did not go there. Nowadays I have no problem going there and getting stuff for the wife. In fact, sometimes she goes and gets them by herself because I get a bit vocal around tampons, pads and condoms. "You sure this one will be big enough?" or "Is that the kind with the dildo applicator?" lol Good thing she is use to it now, she just laughs and plays along. We have no shame when we are shopping.
06/13/2012
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by Gracie
So last Saturday my son was going to Walmart. I hate going to Walmart so I asked him if he would get me a bottle of clear nail polish since he was going anyway. He said "No, buying nail polish is emasculating!" I could not talk him into ... More
I honestly cannot think of ANYTHING they sell in a store I would not buy. I used to get TAMPONS for my sister, if I was going to the drug store, or panties for my wife, when going to the store. It's not for ME. They sell it. SO? Folks know I hang with WOMAN??? GEEE...ain't that "emasculating"? WHAT???? Totally silly. (Mr. Bignuf responding).
06/13/2012
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