I honestly can’t believe this right now. I was complaining to my bf about some Kotex tampons I had used, going on a bit of a rant about how bad they were, and on a whim I decided to go to the website and leave a review so other people who might get them would know better. I’ve never written a tampon review in my life (it’s not something I ever anticipated doing) so I had a little fun getting very passionate about my thoughts, and then went to submit…. Only to receive the words: ‘Your review text contains inappropriate language.’ I was confused at first, I mean I was pretty emphatic, but I didn’t cuss at all… and then I realized: I had typed the word ‘vagina.’
You can’t type the word ‘vagina’ on a TAMPON review because it’s considered inappropriate.
KOTEX, a company that makes OVER A BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR primarily selling products to people with vaginas, thinks that someone typing the word “VAGINA” in a review of a product that goes IN THEIR VAGINA is being inappropriate and needs to be censored.
I retyped “v*gina” with an asterisk like it was a swear word, submitted and it went to preview mode with no problem. But I’m still kind of in shock… Honestly, what is wrong with Kotex that they think they need to protect tampon users from the word ‘vagina’?
Whoops, our bad! Everyone makes mistakes and we do, too. A U by Kotex user tried to post the word Vagina in a review on our website and was flagged – we want to say, “We’re so sorry!” If you follow us on any social channel, we totally encourage the use of the word vagina because it’s nothing to be ashamed of. VAGINA, VAGINA, VAGINA!!! We always respect reviews, good or bad, and use them to better ourselves as a brand. The problem has been fixed and we wanted all our U by Kotex girls to know it was just that, a simple mistake. bit.ly/ZD6KrL #VAGINA #VAGINA #VAGINA #VAGINA #VAGINA #VAGINA