A 31 YEAR-OLD man has been left with post-traumatic stress disorder after accidentally joining female colleagues in a conversation about Mooncups.
Julian Cook unwittingly took a place among the group at lunchtime, enduring a 20-minute analysis of the pros and cons of the silicone menstrual cup while trying to finish his pasta salad as quickly as possible.
He said: “I realised something was up when Alice from HR said that she loves hers, but had the wrong size at first and felt like she’d been punched in the vagina.
“Then the office manager Rachel, who I have only ever said hello to while making a cup of tea, started talking about how her endometriosis means her flow is unpredictable, so tampons are a nightmare.
“The final straw was when Sharon from marketing said she sometimes pretends her Mooncup is a glass of Merlot before pouring it away.”
He added: “To be honest, I actually thought menstrual blood was blue because of the adverts. I learned things today that I will never forget.”
Cook had to take the rest of the afternoon off to recover in a darkened room, but has since started texting his sister about the environmental benefits of moving away from tampons.