I can’t believe I made this video! This HAS TO BE the most girly video I’ve ever made since it’s talking about feminine hygiene products. But it was requested and we had never made anything even close to a video like this. And it’s funny too, because I just watched the video before writing this, and it is indeed an interesting topic.
The amount of products and the availability has changed in the last 5 years in Korea, and I cannot stress this enough. When you look back at what you were suggested to bring 5 years ago at different blogs and whatnot, you had to bring all kinds of stuff. I still remember going to the local super market and stocking up on my short trips home to see my family over the holidays. I still do with some things (like underwear for example), because if there is a particular style of brand that you like, your best option is to bring it with you. But for instance, I no longer bring tampons here with me from the US because Korea now sells a selection of them. Did they a decent selection in 2008? No they did not. But things have changed quickly here.
You can get good tampons in pharmacies and major department stores here. You can also get them in Olive Young. The thing is, all of these stores are closed in the evenings, and in the case of pharmacies they are closed on the weekends. So you have to plan ahead. There’s a tiny selection of pads and tampons at your major chain corner stores like GS 25 or 7-11, but I usually try to plan ahead and only consider buying and using those products in case of emergency.
I’m also really proud of Richard too!! He was able to make this video and talk about all this without seeming the slightest bit disinterested. It’s good to know he cares enough to ask me about tampons and these sorts of things without feeling weird. And, I almost forgot about that one time he went to get me pads down at the local convenient store. You know you have a good man when he’s willing to go and buy you necessary feminine products. My father’s actually done it for me too.
If we missed something here and you’d like us to answer something else, drop a note in the comments with your question. We might revisit a topic similar to this in the future if a question comes up. ☺