No matter how prepared and equipped you might be the whole year around, we all know what it feels like to be suddenly caught short when Aunt Flo comes to town early, right?
Hushed conversations with female colleagues or frantic texts to a friend to help you out is something almost every woman has experience of, but that might be a thing of the past if one man from Los Angeles has anything to do with.
Taking to Facebook to relay an incident which occurred in his local gym, Chance Ward explained that he always carries tampons with him if a woman is in need of one - a revelation which has gained him celebrity status online, with high-profile figures like Nicki Minaj celebrating his approach to menstruation.
Explaining that he overheard a woman in the gym ask a friend for a tampon, Chance, a native of Baltimore, said he was delighted to help out and was somewhat dismayed by the woman's surprise, writing: "By the look on her face you would have thought I did a magic trick and pulled 36 titty-tasseled bunny rabbits out that damn bag."
"This is so sad. Why don't y'all love y'all friends that menstruate? Like men will make whole guest rooms in their house just in case someone needs to stay," he wrote. "But god forbid that person menstruate, because I bet you won't be no extra pads or tampons under that guest bathroom sink."
"I keep some in my fanny pack when I go to the gym, and some in my backpack all the time. Never feel embarrassed for asking for one. Never feel embarrassed for being human," he wrote in a post which has been like more than 30,000 times and shared extensively across social media.
Paying tribute to Chance and his realistic approach to an issue which affects half the population, social media users have thanked Chance, with one writing: "Shared this with my no-longer-menstruating 60+ year old mama today and she said "How beautiful! How revolutionary!"
Acknowledging Chance's efforts, a number of male Facebook users admitted the post gave them pause for thought and they would make an effort to do similar when it came to their own circle of friends.
Well done, Chance!