The Top 10 Things People Are Embarrassed to Be Seen Buying

Have you ever been so embarrassed to buy something at the store that you added other random stuff to your cart, just to distract the cashier?

If so, you’re not alone.

In a new survey, 75% of people admitted to trying to hide embarrassing items among a larger purchase.

89% say they would rather buy those things online, even if it was more expensive.

The survey asked what items people were shy about buying. It was mostly stuff that felt too personal, or might make them seem unclean or unhealthy.

Here are the top 10:

  1. Condoms
  2. Emergency contraceptives
  3. Bed bug spray
  4. Head lice treatment
  5. Hemorrhoid cream
  6. Diarrhea relief
  7. Pregnancy tests
  8. Adult diapers for incontinence
  9. Period products
  10. Cold sore treatments

And it isn’t just the cashier that we’re worried about seeing us buy these things – it’s also the OTHER SHOPPERS.

72% of people worry that other shoppers will judge their purchases.

That’s warranted, because 67% of us admit that WE are judgmental of other shoppers from time to time.



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