Listen, I’ve never worked in the pool float design business, so far be it from me to tell those folks how to do their jobs. That being said, if I could offer one modest suggestion, it would be, “Make sure your pool floats don’t look too much like a giant sanitary napkin. (Unless you want to to be laughed at.)”

The pool float in question, a “Pasadena Pool Float” made by Aquaria, first caught the attention of a Reddit user who noticed the resemblance. Then, romance novelist Jillian David Tweeted a photo of the float along with a very sensible observation:

Since Aquaria hasn’t offered anything in way of an explanation, all we can do is speculate how it happened. Maybe Davis is right, and Aquaria never consulted a single woman at any point in the process. Or maybe nobody at Aquaria has ever heard of periods. Or, maybe Aquaria WANTED it to look like a sanitary napkin to boost sales. Maybe they’re about to release a whole line of feminine hygiene-themed pool products. We just don’t know!

Lots of people on Twitter had some pretty funny responses to Davis’s Tweet:

The pool float is also available on Amazon, and reviewers had similar thoughts:

Photo Credit: Amazon

One thing I can say for certain: if the movie Attack of the 50 Foot Woman came true, 50 ft. women wouldn’t have to worry about their time of the month.


h/t: Someecards