Introducing Le Parcel, Because We Don’t Have The Balls To Buy Tampons

Y’all are familiar with Birchbox, Glossybox, Luvmybox, all the boxes that send you shit every month. These things are great, and you’re basically sending a present to yourself. That you paid for. But whatever. It’s nice to get stuff in the mail! Packages are fun, especially when filled with things you don’t really need.

But I’ve stumbled upon something that made me want to play leapfrog with a unicorn: Le Parcel. Le Parcel is a monthly service that mails you tampons and pads. Oh and chocolate and a gift like a cosmetic item or a watch as they show in their video. You select the brand you like, the amount of products you want, and the date you need your package to arrive. It then shows up in a cute little box ready for your menstruating self to use.

I’m sorry, but isn’t this a bit ridiculous? Women are already embarrassed enough to pick up tampons and pads at the drugstore or grocery store. And forget about asking a man to add those items to a grocery list. We can’t even talk about our periods. I left work once to go to a lady doctor, and my guy boss’s reaction to that was “I’VE HEARD ENOUGH JUST LEAVE!” So now we have a service to perpetuate this fear of periods because heaven forbid you go to the drugstore to buy tampons and salt and vinegar chips and a pack of Oreos. Now you don’t have to let the store clerk that you’re not ever going to see or the people that are browsing the aisles with you know that you’re about to bleed for six days and you might be cranky about it.

You know what? Bite me. When I first heard about this service, I was like “Oh that’s kind of cute.” BUT IT ISN’T. It’s ridiculous. There are also some issues with it. Like what if your period starts before your box is supposed to arrive. Then you’re going to have to go buy some tampons, which totally defeats the purpose. What if you don’t like the chocolate they send you and you don’t have any left in your PMS stash because obvi that’s all we eat when we’re on our periods? I also have a weird feeling about getting tampons that aren’t in a new box that I purchased and opened myself. Like we don’t know what’s happening in Le Factory for Le Parcel.

How about we just stop with this nonsense? Grow some lady balls and go buy yourself some damn tampons. Better yet, buy a big ole box so you have them. Heck, buy a few so you don’t have to go to the store for a while. Put some in your purse, in your desk at work, in your car. Be prepared maybe? You probably have more condoms lying around then you do tampons. You have no problem buying condoms so why are you so afraid of tampons? Would you rather be buying diapers? I think not. So lady-up and get some Tampax. Or if you’re that scared, order them in bulk off Amazon.

Caitlin is a graduate of the University of Alabama who has an obsession with cupcakes, coffee, and Harry Potter. She always has random fun facts and is now living and adventuring in New York City. Follow her fabulous life @caitlincorsetti. You’re welcome!

[Lead image via Le Parcel]



    1. mel says:

      If they want to get me to buy a box of lady-stuff, it better include plan B and pregnancy tests because THOSE are the embarrassing things to buy

      1. Caitlin-University of Alabama says:

        Ha right?

    2. sparkles says:

      I think it's great for women/teens who are wheelchair bound, or can't get around as much. this would be a perfect item for them, instead of relying on someone else.

      1. Caitlin-University of Alabama says:

        I think in that case, it's awesome! There are definitely benefits for a service like this, but that doesn't appear to be their target.

    3. Savannah says:

      I cannot believe this is real. Sure, it has some ups (people who cannot get to the store, etc) but I'm really not THAT embarrassed of my tampons and pads. Also, 3 chocolates? If I'm a PMSing woman I will probably need more than that.. Just sayin'!

    4. Jackie M says:

      Honestly find this awesome. Dont understand why everyone is shaming. It comes with 30 items for your period not counting the chocolate and gift well enough to last an average period. It might be because the chocolate brand they showed was my favorite but that and the gift would be a nice little pick me up. It has nothing to do with hiding my period just convenience. If I need extra tampons I'll go buy extra tampons. But I'm ready to sign up for this simply because one less trip to an overly crowded walmart.

    5. lucy says:

      seriously? it's not about embarrassment. i don't give a shit who knows i'm seeping blood out my vag. it's about not being able to move during mini-labor type cramps, and not having to worry about making the trip (which is difficult for me being carless/rarely having cash for the bus).

    6. Olga says:

      I honestly don't see why this is such an issue. Sure, periods are a normal thing that comes with being a woman and so on, but some of us would just rather not leave the house around those days because we feel like a can of moody, achy,steaming crap. I for one think it's a great idea, especially for women who don't have reliable means of transportation or have mobility issues.

      Or you know, are horrible ragemonsters while on their period like me.

    7. missy says:

      These boxes are cute,but i think they make no sense.I rather go and buy something that i would like to use for that month.And i always need my period panties during that particular time.They have saved me from staining,no matter what pad or tampon i use.

    8. James says:

      You have some really good ideas in this article. I am glad I read this. I agree with much of what you state in this article. Your information is thought-provoking, interesting and well-written.

    9. zamnex says:

      Genuinely discover this amazing. Don't comprehend why everyone is shaming. It comes with 30 products for your interval not keeping track of the candy and present well enough to last a typical interval. It might be because the candy product they revealed was my preferred but that and the present would be a awesome little choose me up. It has nothing to do with concealing my interval just comfort. If I need additional tampons I'll go buy additional tampons. But I'm prepared to subscribe for this basically because one less journey to an far too populated wal-mart.

    10. technology says:

      Like what if your period starts before your box is supposed to arrive. Then you’re going to have to go buy some tampons, which totally defeats the purpose. What if you don’t like the chocolate they send you and you don’t have any left in your PMS stash because obvi that’s all we eat when we’re on our periods

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