Cancel That Price Check: Most Embarrassing Products
Nine drugstore buys that make consumers blush -- and what companies do to make the shopping easier.
Some shoppers routinely drive to a drugstore in a neighborhood other than their own, presumably reducing the risk of running into a familiar face. A small number of people even steal to spare themselves the publicity of a check-out line.
So what are the products that men and women hate to need? Anything connected to sex, thinning hair and scatological bodily functions, it seems. Even in big cities like New York, the presence of these items in a shopping cart can make a buyer sheepish. Here's a closer look at nine "problem" products and how the companies that make them try to reduce the blush factor.
Invented by accident, purchased under cover.
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Solution to a problem that's an "out-and-out riot."
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Buying a product for hair loss leaves most men feeling exposed.
Reviving an old argument about the importance of size.
A drug store purchase that's anything but regular.
The name alone makes a shopper cringe.
|Dr. Scholl's Freeze Away
Warts with eyebrows are still contagious.
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