Settle the Argument Ladies!

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: Tampon Users
    I flush them, who wants to handle THAT? : (176 votes)
    45 %
    I toss them, you can't expect it to go down the pipe without problems : (191 votes)
    49 %
    I have reusable ones that I take home and wash : (12 votes)
    3 %
    Other...although we're all going to be terribly curious : (8 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    7271 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I don’t flush them because they clog toilets. If they didn’t, I’d definitely flush them.

    Post # 4
    Member
    4413 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I didn’t even know you weren’t supposed to flush them with regular sewer systems. That’s nasty. When my folks used to have a septic tank, we couldn’t flush them so we had to wrap them up in TP and put them into a little sandwich bag before throwing them away. I mean, they … smell.

    Post # 5
    Member
    10495 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I’m surprised by all of the flushers.  I’ve never done it, and the box says not to.  I know there are flushable ones that exist, but I haven’t noticed them before and I’m guessing they don’t come in the ones that cause the least amount of pain to insert.

    Post # 6
    Member
    5697 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I flushed the use ones. I NEVER flush an applicator

    Post # 8
    Member
    2166 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    It depends on the toilet…at home I’ll always wrap them and toss them.  

    Post # 9
    Member
    5295 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I flush them. I thought it was only the applicator you werent supposed to flush

    Post # 10
    Member
    6048 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I didn’t know about the non flushing thing until the line in my house got clogged and had to have the plumber come for a day to find and get it out.  I wanted to die. 

    However if I’m at the mall i’m flushing that stuff.  I can’t squat balance holding things wiping things and wrapping up things.  

    I also was blissfully unaware of … reuseable tampons?  

    Post # 11
    Member
    2884 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    in england i used lilets and they said they were flushable so i did

    here in mexico i cant even flush toilet paper so obviously i dnot flush any brand of tampon!

    Post # 12
    Member
    1084 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I wrap and toss everything in the garbage for non-industrial toilets, but generally flush the tampon and wrap/toss the applicator in the garbage for industrial toilets.

    Post # 13
    Hostess
    15072 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Never flush them. It’s one of the biggest causes of clogged lines. It’s always the first question or suspected cause of clogged lines. I always throw them away. I don’t want to cost myself that kind of money for plumbing repairs nor do I want to be the cause of a business having to spend it. 

    Post # 14
    Member
    1566 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I use reusables, however, I have a 90 year old home and when I have parties, I leave a note that our older plumbing is not meant to handle anthing that’s not naturally from your body or TP.

    Post # 15
    Member
    3165 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I have ALWAYS flushed them (not the aplicator) — until I started renting my home, there was a small water flood in the basement — my landlords wanted to blame us and say it was my tampons (turns out it was the sub pump and NOT my tampons) But just to avoid any other issues in the future, I now wrap them up and put them in the trash. It took some getting used to because they are gross, lets be honest. In public, I still flush them. I know its bad, but its much easier to do so.

    Post # 16
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    9137 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    Never flush them ever. The first thing a plumber will think when you have a clog is that it’s probably a wad of flushed tampons stuck in the line. It’s pretty easy to figure out why it’s a bad idea. The tampon swells as it fills with fluid so flushing it gives it plenty of fluid to soak up and it only takes one or two getting stuck before they start building up and blocking the line.

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