Women are in shock after discovering a panty liner with the words “sexy and sensual” on the packaging.

Charity organisation, Share the Dignity, who is doing their bit to end period poverty, shared an image of the panty liners on their Facebook page asking other women what they thought about the packaging.

“So a girlfriend of mine bought these liners for her 8 year old daughter who just got her period.

“Hmmmmm the words “sexy and sensual” just don’t seem appropriate to be on a pad… what do you think should be on there? #sharethedignity #periods”

Their post has attracted nearly 800 comments and over 1000 reactions. People soon shared their thoughts and some absolute fantastic suggestion as to what should be on the packaging instead.

“I’m 31 & was still horrified when I saw this on mine.”

“What is sexy and sensual about bleeding once a month. Who ever thought of that might need a mental assessment.”

“OMG there is nothing sexy and sensual about sanitary products!”

“Basic instructions, face this way, don’t flush, be brave, it’s nothing chocolate can’t fix.”

“Info on cervical screening as the recommendations have changed . Maybe info on HPV vaccination. A reminder to check your boobs too & how. Domestic Violence helpline info.”

“Wow…nope
How about –
You got this
You are beautiful
Your are brave smart …..
You stuff young girls kinda need to.hear
Or how bout random joke or magic eye puzzles
Absolutely any thing but this !!”

“I’d love to see these products have useful facts about Endometriosis, Adenomyosis & PCOS – and ALL other gynecological issues, so that women can be informed & educated, especially as they sit there changing their pad for the 10th time that afternoon thinking “is this normal??”

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  • Very inappropriate, two of our girls have their periods and I would not be buying these for them, no matter the quality. Why sexy? Why aren’t we allowed to just feel like crap on our periods and it be okay? I think it sends the wrong message, especially to young girls. I am sick of everything being related back to being sexy and sensual, what about modesty? Why aren’t we teaching our children about being modest and respectful? Sorry went on a tangent there…

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  • That’s actually funny

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  • They way the story started, it made it seem like that was all that was written on it.
    But when you see that it’s written with all the other statements, I think it’s fine.
    It’s absolutely not saying that your periods are sexy, because let’s face it; they suck.
    It’s just saying that you don’t have to feel nasty, or that you have to wear unflattering clothes etc.
    It’ saying you can feel confident, you can wear whatever dress/ outfit you want.
    As a woman who:gets extremely heavy periods, I understand what they re saying

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  • Who the hell thought up those words to put on pads. There is nothing sexy or sensual about it. They should have health warnings on them or education on what is normal for your periods.

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  • Totally inappropriate. I cannot comprehend how these were allowed to be sold.

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  • There’s nothing sexual or sensual about wearing a panty liner!!

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  • Looks like it’s been taken out of context
    If they look at the other ‘quotes’ it’s trying to ensure woman still feel good at one of the worse times of the month.

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  • I wouldn’t say offensive, but definitely inappropriate

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  • so inappropriate. I am so concerned if I ever have a daughter and the early sexualisation of them. Being “slutty” isn’t frowned upon anymore- its liberating. NO WAY! so so wrong


    • Yes I would be very concerned if my daughter who just had her first period some months ago would be faced with these.

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  • It’s meant to be a confidence boosting statement for women when they feel the least confident. Maybe sexy and sensual aren’t the kind of things you really want to see on a pad but seriously, people need to chill out a little bit. I would personally love to see a period related joke on the packaging haha.

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  • What a joke thinking having your period is sexy and sensual, only a man could have thought up such a thing because how could they possibly know how it feels to have a period each month. Packaging of these products needs to be done by women with better information and not smutty words like these.

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  • I have no issue with the statements, might be a nice pick me up when your feeling crap

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  • Being a woman is never easy especially at that time o the month.

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  • Totally inappropriate even for someone older, how many women feel sexy when they get their periods? Wow 8 years old is so young to get it too, is this normal these days?

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  • If people actually looked at the packaging they’d realise it’s not calling the pad ‘sexy and sensual’ it’s pretty much saying it to you because who feels that way while on their period? Probably a very small amount of women.
    Yes, it’s a little weird if a young girl sees it but most of the women complaining are older and the company obviously didn’t mean for it to be offensive.
    Not sure what’s so offensive about the word sexy apparently some people are offended by little things.

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