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

posted 9 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 # 108
    63 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I’ve been using tampons ever since I was 14, I tried them before I tried pads. I find pads to be like a last resort. They make me feel icky and like I’m wearing a diaper. I love love love my Tampax Pearl, but now that I’ve heard about DivaCup (I didn’t even know it existed until now) I might give it a try.

    Post # 109
    1828 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I hate pads. Before I was on the pill, I would get horrible, nasty, periods that would immobilize me and it was a certainty that I would ruin any underwear I had on, no matter what I did. Now that I’ve been on the pill for about 5 years now, I barely get a period, and then I just use a tampon anyways. It’s great having a period that lasts for literally 2.5 days and you only get cramps for about 2 hours the whole time. Yay, BC!

    Post # 110
    1454 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I use both depending on my flow. I can’t sleep with a tampon in though! When I sleep it’s contacts and tampons OUT! LOL


    In HS out of my group of friends, a few didn’t wear Tampon’s (we called them T’s and P’s LOL) and my friend and I were on a mission to “convert” them all to T’s. We convinced this one girl in our group to try one at school one day. She left her pad in as back up. At lunch we were all, “so, are you converted!??” And she was like “It’s weird, I’m still getting my period on my pad and took out the tampon and there’s nothing on it!” My other friend and I looked at each other in shock…. yep… she PUT IT IN THE WRONG HOLE.

    Post # 111
    18628 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    @kjpugs: Wow, there is a big distance between those two holes, someone needs an anatomy lesson!

    Post # 112
    965 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    tampons give me yeast infections. so i use pads. never had a leak or any problem with them…and no more monthly yeast infections.

    Post # 113
    92 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I’ve tried tampons a couple times, but i find them uncomfortable and i’m always worried i’ll, uh, have an accident.

    I HATE pads, but that’s all i can use.

    Post # 114
    3586 posts
    Sugar bee

    I’m not on BC anymore, so I have a 4  day HEAVY  flow. I use both. I use the Playtex Ultra tampons on days  1-3 with an Always Infinity pad. Day 4 is usually just a pad.

    Before when I was on BC, I never had to use Ultra tampons, regular or light worked. Now, it’s the last I’ll wear a regular or light pad. If then.

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