Okay. Look. I know they’re gross enough that you don’t really want to carry them around in your pocket, but does that mean you should just THROW THEM ON THE BEACH?! I found these two applicators about 20 feet apart at Sea Girt. Seriously, folks. Grow up.

(P.S. If this offends you, well, so it goes. Which is a thoroughly mature response, especially coming from someone who had the audacity to say “grow up,” but, y’know, it’s a part of modern life. If I were going to be a feminist, I’d say something like, “It’s not disgusting; it’s a beautiful and natural part of being a woman.” I’m not a feminist; it’s gross. But I am someone with a camera who doesn’t think life is all sunsets and flowers.)