(Closed) Do you wear tampons? (maybe a little personal, maybe TMI?)

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: Tampons or pads?
    Tampons are the only thing I use : (184 votes)
    53 %
    Pads only : (58 votes)
    17 %
    Depends on the flow : (66 votes)
    19 %
    Other : (39 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
    Hostess
    18644 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I only wear tampons.  I have never had a problem with them, I usually need to change less than every 4 hours.  Thinking about going on Paragard which would mean super tampons every few hours I hear.  I wear pads at night but I have never had a problem with the blood leaking, maybe because of the way I sleep?

    Post # 4
    Member
    369 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Always tampons. I have NEVER had to use “super” only “normal” and “light”. I HATE pads. I feel so unsexy with one slapped on the undies… plus they don’t really fit on thongs, which is most of what I have.

    Has anyone used the cup thing?

    Post # 5
    Hostess
    18644 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    @Miss Pizzelle: I have heard really great things about the Diva Cup.

    Post # 6
    Member
    2006 posts
    Buzzing bee

    If you are cramping, are you sure you are inserting them at the right angle? Also I can only use plastic applicators (Playtex), as the cardboard ones hurt too much, especially if not inserted correctly at first.

    I’ve been using them since I was 16 when I was going to Hawaii for 10 days that would coincide with that time of the month. I’m 22 now and have never once had a problem. I could never use a pad now because it just feels weird to “sit” in the mess.

    That being said, everyones body is different and yours just may not like tampons :/ Have you looked into the diva cup? I’ve heard good things about them.

    Post # 7
    Member
    2006 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @Pizzelle and AsB: I see we were all on the same wavelength with the diva cup 😉

    Post # 8
    Member
    988 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Tampons freak me out! All my girlfriends make fun of me for it but I seriously hate them. I am always afraid I will put it in wrong, so no tampons for me. I know I am lame LOL

    Post # 9
    Member
    1740 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    i wear them the first three days of my period. i really need a tampon and a pad all together.  

    Post # 10
    Member
    1251 posts
    Bumble bee

    I use the DivaCup. Love it. I’ve used it for years.

    I also use the NuvaRing. So I guess I just like sticking things up there? Haha Tongue out

    Post # 11
    Member
    48 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Tampax is the best for heavy flow, if you can get past the cardboard. I put that it’s all I use, but sometimes I combine it with a pad for added protection if its the beginning and I am working and moving a lot…

    Post # 12
    Member
    2476 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Sometimes I use tampons, sometimes I use pads– depends on how I feel and the situation.  I tend to use tampons if I’m going out at night, if I’m going to the gym, etc.  Otherwise, I’ll use pads.  My flow is pretty light so I have no problems wearing pads overnight. 

    I’ve heard of the Diva Cup, but I don’t know anyone who uses it.

    Post # 13
    Member
    2607 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I don’t like pads, but I REALLY don’t like tampons.  I buy one box at a time and it lasts me for months, because I use only one or two per period, (or none, if I am not doing any activities where a tampon would be the better choice).

    I use pads at night and have never had a problem with messy sheets.  The worst I’ve had happen is having the pad shift at night and having a small amount of dried blood on my underwear in the morning.  My flow is very light, almost non-existant at night.  Is the amount of bleeding you’re experiencing normal?  It seems like an awful lot of blood to make a mess to the point you would wake up and need to change the sheets in the middle of the night. 

    ETA: Those Diva Cups SCARE ME!!!

    Post # 14
    Member
    1148 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    @ILikePink Do you ever have problems with the DivaCup and NuvaRing overlapping and causing problems? I’ve been thinking about getting a DivaCup and will either be using an IUD or NuvaRing with it.

    I use tampons (pretty heavy flow most of the time on it) and sometimes back it up with pads, but I really like using panty liners right near the end when it’s pretty much done as a bit of a backup.

    Post # 16
    Member
    324 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    tampons only… even when sleeping, i’ll set an alarm if I have to. pads gross me out and are not comfortable… i don’t care what brand

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