Post # 92
I hate pads. Except having to wear them a few times in the last year for a miscarriage and a few female surgeries, I haven’t worn them since I was like 15 and discovered tampons. I hate everything about pads. The bulkiness, the smell..yuck! Tampons are awesome because you don’t know they are there. Not looking forward to having to wear pads after the baby is born.
Post # 93
Tampons all the way. Pads are just nasty.
Post # 94
Raising my hand as one of the people who have had to have a tampon removed. I went to pull it out and the string literally came right off in my hand. I was at work and I tried to “fish it out” but I couldn’t get it. I panicked and drove to Planned Parenthood for their on-call hours. They were getting ready to close and there were a few people in the waiting room so I told the receptionist it was an emergency. She asked what kind of emergency and I had to tell her I had a tampon stuck in my vajayjay and I am pretty sure everyone in the waiting room overheard. The nurse practitioner who saw me was super sweet, luckily, because I was mortified. She had to pull it out with forceps or something; she said that all of my “fishing around” trying to pull it out had moved it way up there and also turned it at a weird angle and that’s why I couldn’t get it out. Awesome. This was about 5 or 6 years ago – it sucked but it didn’t scare me off from using tampons. The one that had the string come off was just a freak faulty one.
I actually voted Diva Cup in the poll, though. I started using the cup about a year ago and I’d never, ever go back to pads or tampons. The cup is so much cleaner, no odor, no leaking, way more comfortable and can be left in much longer. I have a pretty heavy flow and have forgotten I even have my period when I’m using the cup. Love it.
Can’t remember who asked, but no, the cup does not spill when you take it out, assuming you do it correctly. You just pull straight down and pinch the bottom a little bit and the cup remains horizontal. You just dump the contents in the toilet.
Post # 95
Tampons are horrible. They remind me of being assaulted.
I’m basically stuck with pads.
Post # 96
I hate pads. I’ve always thought they were incredibly gross. I use tampons now. I was free of Aunt Flow for years thanks to the Depo shot. I really miss that.
Post # 97
Ladies, on the many ocassions that I have used a tampon, it hurts. Some days it was great and I felt SO clean without any discomfort, but I haven’t used them for a while. I would love to just be able to wear tampons, but the pain is just a little uncomfortable for me at times–is that normal? I should probably consult with a doctor just to make sure.
Otherwise I might be doing it wrong, no clue. Sorry for Too Much Information, but I am not sexually active yet, so that might have something to with it hurting down there (especially when I take it out?–and these are the little tampons I’m talking about)
Post # 98
im 28 and i just started using tampons 2 years ago, its so much easier than using pads all those years. wish i wouldve used tamps ages ago, so i guess you can say im a late bloomer to tamps but fully converted now. love them.
Post # 99
same with me. i’m 27 and i just started using tampons a couple years ago. i had tried many times before, but never quite got the hang of it. but i got so sick of pads and one day i just made it my mission to get it right with a tampon and i’m glad i did!
Post # 100
A cup and cloth liners. I will never, ever go back to anything else! It is amazing after you get past the steep learning curve.
Post # 101
Tampons. Pads ick me out.