(Closed) Spinoff–Gross topic: Do you flush tampons??

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: Do you flush tampons down the toilet?
    Every time : (177 votes)
    44 %
    Only in places with crazy powerful toilets like airports : (22 votes)
    5 %
    Sometimes on accident : (11 votes)
    3 %
    Only (at home, or work, or one place in particular) : (12 votes)
    3 %
    No, never. : (81 votes)
    20 %
    Women flush tampons?? : (37 votes)
    9 %
    Women DON'T flush tampons?? : (66 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Never.  Heard too many horror stories of flooding.

    Post # 4
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    13096 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    People don’t flush tampons?!?!  I’ve always flushed all of my tampons (unless there is a specific sign saying not to) and have never had an issue.  Every woman in my family does the same.  The bathrooms in the sorority house full of women never had an issue with all the tampons.

    ETA: And trust me, there was definitely some cycle sync-ing in that house.

    Post # 5
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    5106 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    NEVER at home. NEVER EVER.

    But if I’m in a public bathroom, or at work… yeah I do.

    Post # 6
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    4824 posts
    Honey bee

    I have been trained to never flush anything but TP. After growing up in the country with a septic that would have been disastrous.

    I can’t imagine it being good for any plumbing system or toiket. I really dont want to have to call my landlord “Excuse me. I flushed a tampon and its stuck. Can you come fish it out?”  hehe

    Post # 7
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    7431 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Always have, and have never had an issue, even when me, my mom and sister all had our cycles at the same time!!

    Post # 8
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    5572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Ummm I always flush the part that goes inside lol. I never flush the applicator or the wrapper. I never even thought about it? Maybe I shouldn’t flush them, this is the first I’ve ever heard about not flushing!

    Post # 9
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    5106 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @lefeymw: ewwwwwww. lol

    Post # 10
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    685 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I flush mine. Never clogged before. However, at places with sign not to flush, I try to remember not to flush. Sometimes I accidentally flush when there are signs stating not to flush; it’s hard to break the habit.

    Post # 11
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    4653 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I have never not flushed one… And I didnt know people didnt flush them…

    Post # 12
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    515 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011 - Clark Gardens

    Um, sorry to be so graphic, but if poo can make it down with no issues (most of the time) then I’m not worried about my tampon clogging anything.

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 1991

    Never have, never will.  I never knew people flushed them until talking to my roommate in college.  She was grossed out that I threw mine away, and I explained that it’s NO different than throwing a pad away, and I wouldn’t flush those either!! 😉

    Post # 14
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    7431 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    @highwire: I think its because people worry that the tampon will expand (absorbency) and clog the pipes, I could be wrong though

    Post # 15
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    11384 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Guilty as charged, I am a flusher. 😛 lol

    Post # 16
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    171 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I never flush them. poop breaks down and is a bit more “moldable.” Tampons seem like they’d get stuck somewhere because they wouldn’t be able to…make the turn.

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