More than half of Americans opt out of buying these personal hygiene products to avoid judgement

The survey polled 2,000 Americans found 89% would opt to spend more money to purchase items online that they would otherwise feel embarrassed about buying in person. Just over half (51%) of respondents said the items they're embarrassed about purchasing in-store include period cups, laxatives or incontinence products such as adult underwear. More than half (56%) have avoided purchasing personal care products out of fear of being judged, with 75% saying they're so worried about being judged by a cashier that they'll grab random items to throw them off.

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