Spinoff: Periods

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: What do you use?
    Tampon : (214 votes)
    43 %
    Pad : (135 votes)
    27 %
    Liner : (76 votes)
    15 %
    Cup : (45 votes)
    9 %
    Rag : (3 votes)
    1 %
    Nothing : (3 votes)
    1 %
    Other : (8 votes)
    2 %
    No Period : (9 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
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    2063 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    i have the arm implant so i dont get a period Cool

    Post # 4
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    13021 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Other.  I use divacup which is very similar to mooncup.

    Post # 5
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    373 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @Orion:  no period here! My LoLoestrin BCP has stopped mine completely. 

    Post # 6
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    8593 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Well I use the Diva Cup, which is the same type of thing as the moon cup.

    I used tampons before, which were fine.  Pads are EVIL!!!!  Never never never would I wear pads by choice.

    I love the cup I would NEVER go back to tampons!  I can leave it in longer, there is no waste, I don’t have to ever buy tampons, it’s better for the environment, it’s better for your body, and it doesn’t dry me out down there.

    Post # 7
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    8426 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I voted other, I use softcup (same idea as divacup/mooncup)

    Post # 8
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    212 posts
    Helper bee

    I use “sea pearls”, aka sponges that you stick in your ladyparts similar to a tampon except made from a natural non-bleached material, more eco-friendly, and no risk of TSS!

     

    Post # 9
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    8518 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I use pads. I freaking hate tampons. I have never gotten used to the feel of them, and I hate sticking them in. Bleh.

    Post # 10
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    2878 posts
    Sugar bee

    @Orion:  I’ve been using DivaCup for the past 2.5 years ! It was such a relief from the pads/tampons that didn’t suffice and tampons had always leaked. The cup has changed my ”period” life for the best, lol ! And, I’m also doing my part for the environment. 🙂

    Post # 11
    Member
    1251 posts
    Bumble bee

    @Orion:  How about changing mooncup to just cup. That way people are not thrown off by the brand name.

    Post # 12
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    2576 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @Sassyfras27:  I’ve never heard of those! Where can you buy them?

    Post # 13
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    476 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I use …NOTHING !  I no longer have my period due to a uterine ablation (sp?) .. TMI ahead..however, when I did receive my period, I used pads.  Overnight pads.  About 1 an hour.  Couldn’t use a tampon becasue I would leak, so I would have to use a tampon plus pad.  My period was beyond horrible, heavy and lasted for a minimum of 10 days, hence, the ablation.  Life is wonderful now.  I no longer have my period at all.  Some slight signs along with discharge, but only noticeable after wiping.  I still get PMS though Undecided

    Post # 14
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    3415 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

    Depends on the day of my flow.  Heavy days I have to use a tampon and a pad.  Medium to light days just a tampon or liner.  Spotting days just a liner.

    Post # 15
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    1822 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

    Tampon girl, but I ordered a DivaCup yesterday actually, it should be here by Monday when I get my Implanon put in. I bought it just in case I’m one of the “lucky” girls who get near constant spotting with it.

    Post # 16
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    212 posts
    Helper bee

    @MrsNewDay:  I buy mine on Amazon, but I’ve also seen them at the hippie-dippie grocery store. You sanitize them after your period is over in hydrogen peroxide and can use them for ~6 months. The only thing is that it is kind of awkward if you are changing it in a public bathroom and don’t have another one, so have to rinse it out in the sink… I can’t imagine how someone would react if they walked in to a public bathroom and saw me squeezing blood out of a sponge, lol! They do seem to hold more liquid than a tampon though so I rarely have to change it while i’m at work.

     

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