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

posted 8 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 # 91
    Member
    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    @.twist.: The trash can is right next to the toilet. I have to stand up to get my hand down there anyway, so I just pull it out and move my arm about a foot and let go. 🙂 Not really as impressive as it sounds, haha…

    I do keep the trash can under the sink, so I get it out ahead of time, but I have to grab a new tampon from the same cupboard anyway, so it’s not exactly a lot of extra work.

    ETA: I do take the trash out more often while I have my period, probably 2-3x a week instead of every 2 weeks or so. I take it out a lot while on my period, and only about 1x between periods. 🙂

    Post # 92
    Member
    5118 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @ddw: That’s what I do. Pull, let it swing and release right into the bin. Lol. Cover w/ a tissue and done. No touching anything nast, ’cause I’m squeemish. 

    Post # 94
    Member
    10649 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I had no idea so many flushed them.  I know when I was a young teen that some new tampons came out that were advertised as flushable, but I liked my slimfits.  I’ve never flushed them.  I also have fears of clogging a toilet (in general, not just from tampons).

    Post # 95
    Member
    3148 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Nope, was always told not to do it.  And, I believe the horror stories.

    Divacup & Mooncup… wow, never heard of that.  Had to google!

    Post # 96
    Member
    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    @MightySapphire: yeah, I think I’m a little (lot?) less squeamish than many of the women on this thread, and I spent 3 years living in a country where you can’t flush anything paper. I took out the bathroom trash daily there – very small trash can, on purpose. 🙂

    Post # 97
    Member
    1623 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I always have and always will. I’ve never had a problem even when me, my mom and step sisters lived where we had a septic tank  in the country.

    Post # 99
    Member
    1361 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Wow…I never knew people flushed.  I definitely do not.  Ever, ever, ever.

    Post # 100
    Member
    2702 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I used to flulsh but when my sister found out I did she FREAKED out. Now I never flush. The thought of something clogging scares me!

    Post # 101
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    515 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011 - Clark Gardens

    @PitBulLover: Ditto on the dog issue.

    Part of the whole joy of moving from pads to tampons was not having to deal with wrapping that bad boy up anymore and could easily just flush the tampon away.

    Either way, it’s so gross to be a girl sometimes, ugh.

    Post # 103
    Member
    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    @highwire: agreed on the gross to be a girl factor! 🙂

    Post # 104
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    2103 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I did once at a friends house…because I didn’t want to leave it in the trash and I didn’t want to take it with me…and THAT NIGHT their sewer backed up into their basement. Um…I didn’t tell them I did that. I don’t know if it was me…could one time possibly have caused that? I don’t know. Talk about MORTIFIED, though. My stepdad is an excavator…so he digs sewer lines for a living…I grew up knowing you’re not supposed to flush, so I don’t…but the one time I did…

    Post # 105
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    5837 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    @missrobots: lmao! You are just like the 16 yr old HS girl who gets pregnant the first time she has sex.

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