(Closed) Reusable Menstrual pads?!?!?

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 107
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

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@PinkMermaid:  How is it any different from re-wearing panties that have a little blood on them if your tampon leaked? You toss em in the wash and they’re fine. Same thing applies…

Post # 108
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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@AdriannaJean:  Maybe it’s just me but I don’t keep panties that have gotten any blood on them. I know exactly when I get my period and am prepared for it..if any accidents do end up happening, I just toss them out and purchase new ones. 

Post # 109
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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@PinkMermaid:  I understand the desire to get rid of them, and why you’d hesitate. It’s natural to be a bit put off by blood.

 

I just pour a bit of hydrogen peroxide on mine as soon as I can, then I rinse in cold water, spot treat with detergent, and pop them in the wash. That usually does the trick. If not, they’re period panty’s only.

 

But they’re clean. Blood just stains.

Post # 110
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Sugar bee

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@pinkzebra:  I have scar tissue from my son’s birth and tried one of those reusable cups and it was a no go for me — putting it in and taking it out put too much stress on the scar tissue. I suspect I could find a different brand that might work but I haven’t felt brave enough to give it another try.

Post # 111
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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@Asia:  I’m actually not squeamish about blood! I just find them kinda raunchy if they get blood on them because in my experience the blood never gets fully washed out and it resembles a shit stain LOL. I didn’t know about the hydrogen peroxide though and I may try that out if I happen to ruin a really good pair which has happened before. 

Post # 112
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Glad I didn’t eat dinner, I would have surely vomited

Post # 113
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Bumble bee

I think they’re great! I don’t use them, but do use a Diva Cup and I LOVE it. It’s so much better. I have an iud and super light periods so no need for pads or anything but once the iud comes out, I’ll be using the diva cup and reusable pads for sure.

Post # 114
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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@Baimee:  I oddly hate tampons without applicators.

Well. I hate tampons in general so much I flat out refuse to use them (If I for some reason HAVE to swim or wear a thong or something I’ll use my diva cup thingie) but before I gave up entirely on tampons I hated the non applicator ones. It wasn’t the blood… I don’t know it just felt really uncomfortable and I never got it in quite the right spot. I fish around inside my ladyparts WAY more when I use a cup (I’m incredibly picky about placement) than I ever did with a tampon but applicator-less tampons are definitely like my worst case scenario period product. (No offense to you, I don’t think it’s gross at all, it’s just another perspective on someone who doesn’t like them!)

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@strawbs: That would be enough to get me on reusable pads or cups full time, if you have to wash it anyway…

Fiance seemed to think the reusable pad thing seems reasonable… this thread is sort of inspiring me to stop being so lazy and try it… (I don’t think they’re gross, I just hate doing laundry. But I bet they’re more comfortable.)

Post # 115
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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@pinkgreenandyellow:  

Why?? What exactly is so gross? They aren’t USED pads for crying out loud, just reusable ones. I’m not attacking you, just genuinely want to understand this mentality. Especially since y’all seem to have such a visceral reaction to it. Seriously, vomitting?

I understand not all of you necessarily said gross or maybe commented further, but it takes a long time to get all of these reply links on one post, and I didn’t want to do it more than once.

Post # 117
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Busy Beekeeper

Well doh what the hell did we do for thousands of years. Although I’ve never used resuable or the diva cup (defintely read of them before) im willing to give it a try.

Post # 118
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I don’t really understand the big deal. They’re reusable. Obviously you wash them in between use. Just like cloth diapers. Shocking though it may be, people have been covering their babies’ asses and having periods for over thousands of years!

Post # 119
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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@HisMoon:  they all have been conditioned to believe that anything that comes out of a woman’s hoo-hoo is “ewwww” nasty! cuz ya know… women are dirty! wouldn’t want to ever become familiar with anything “down there.”

Post # 120
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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@PinkMermaid:  So is it just the visual thing? Normally reusable pads come in dark colors so that the stains aren’t visible. I can understand being put off by them if they are the exact same as cloth diapers, which are so white, but whenever you use the pads, they’d be clean.

Post # 121
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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@red_rose:  If that’s it, then that’s sad and lots of other words I’ll refrain from using because I don’t want to get in trouble, ha. If it’s some sort of misinformation in their heads then this is a great time to get that out in the open and corrected.

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