NWR: Maybe gross? Do you change your tampon every time you pee?

posted 4 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Well... do you?
    Yes : (44 votes)
    16 %
    No : (235 votes)
    84 %
  • Post # 3
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    1785 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @mu_t:  I think you only need to change it every 6-8 hours (max) unless you start to bleed through. It never occured to me to change it when I went to the facilities… hopefully that’s fine.

    Post # 4
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    3949 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Wait…huh? Changing it every time you pee is a thing?

    Post # 6
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    1244 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @mu_t:  Get a mooncup, much more economical! I voted no btw but I don’t use them anymore.

    Post # 7
    Member
    9027 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    NO way! I pee a lot and I have super light periods so I would wear a tampon the max # of hours almost everytime. As long as you avoid going above the recommended # of hours (8 I think?) you are fine.

    I actually don’t use tampons anymore I use a cup and I leave it in for 12 hours.

    I don’t know why anyone would do this unless they actually needed to change it.

    Post # 8
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    6209 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    No- urine is sterile anyway, right? I don’t use tampons anymore, but I didn’t change them after every visit to the bathroom while I was using them. I would need to carry around way too many!

    Post # 9
    Member
    6260 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2014

    No way. I have the world’s smallest bladder, and that would get really expensive!

    Post # 11
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    2991 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @mu_t:  I also drink a lot of water and pee all the time. No way I am changing it every time I pee. 

    Post # 12
    Member
    5664 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    People do that? Do you know how many tampon’s I’d go through if i did that! LOL I am pretty sure you only need to change it when you need to or every 6-8 hours

    Post # 13
    Member
    8975 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Nope. When I had super duper heavy periods, yes.

    Now? No.

    Post # 14
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    1244 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @mu_t:  It’s a silicon cup that you put in much like a tampon and it collects your blood. When you take it out, you just empty it into the loo and rinse it. You can leave it in longer, there’s no risk of TSS and it can be used for years so works out waaaay cheaper than tampons. Only thing is that you can’t be squeamish about dealing with your blood. I got used to it pretty quickly and wouldn’t be without it now but my sister tried and found it gross.

    Post # 16
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    8975 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    @mu_t: @Billsgirl:  It’s like a silicone cup that catches your period and you empty it out when you need to.

     

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