With Strings Attached

It was a hot summer night in August. So, my boyfriend decided we should have a drink at a local bistro. Everything was great. The mood was right, and the air was coming off the ocean on the boardwalk. Right before we were about to leave, I needed to use the ladies room. My boyfriend noticed I had a string hanging down from my shorts. So, to help me out, he pulled it. Only after he pulled at this string did he realize it was my tampon. At the time it was humiliating, however, I'm laughing about it now. We did eventually marry.

— Collette, 24

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