(Closed) Your preferred period protection… TMI alert!

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: What do you use for your period?
    Pads : (132 votes)
    31 %
    Tampons : (230 votes)
    53 %
    Cups : (56 votes)
    13 %
    Other - explain, please! : (12 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    5660 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I use playtex tampons exclusively and pretty much hate other brands. What do you like about the cup? having a copper iud, there are 2-3 days out of my period some months where I will go through tampons like nobodys business. Id be down to try something else but it seems so messy…

    Post # 4
    2949 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    Too Much Information but I’ve always been a pads girl. I’ve only worn a tampon three times in my life. It’s strange but I really don’t like having anything inside me that’s not a penis. I’m pretty lucky though since my period aren’t too heavy and only last three days.

    I am curious about cups though and how they work exactly.

    Post # 5
    4979 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    Tampons. Playtex Sport, to be specific. They’re the kind that open 360 degrees so they’re sooo much more comfortable than the ones that are folded.

    Post # 6
    1670 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I just have to say this title is hysterical.

    Post # 7
    3210 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    Tampons, and only Tampax Pearl Compak. They recently changed the name and I very nearly had a heart attack thinking the product was changed.

    I tried to love the Diva cup but it’s just not for me. I used it for 3 periods and finally gave up on it. It would dislodge or leak far too often, and putting it in correctly was a chore.

    Post # 8
    2073 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    When I had periods, I generally stuck with pads. Tampons were just not comfortable for me. I only used them when I wore a bikini or when I went to ballet. Luckily, I don’t have periods at all now because I skip the sugar pills. Somehow, I’ve still got a huge collection of pads that could be used to make a life raft. I guess I’ll be prepared for postpartum bleeding, since its not like pads expire. 

    The cup intrigued me but I’m not sure i could handle the mess. Seems like it’d be more comfortable than a tampon. 

    Post # 9
    8483 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Pads only. I cant get used to the feeling of a tampon and (TMI) I always get my hands, uh, messy, while inserting them.

    The of cups terrifies me.

    Post # 10
    283 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @Miss Circe:  ” I don’t like having anything inside me that isnt a penis” hahaha I snorted my coke zero when I read that hahahaha

    Post # 11
    708 posts
    Busy bee

    Applicator-less tampons for me. Smaller, cheaper, and much less plastic waste.

    Post # 12
    4047 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    Instead soft cups. I swear, I cannot understand why they are not more well known. I don’t even feel like I’m on my period. I cannot feel it in me, and I only change it every 12 hours. It’s sooooooo easy.

    Post # 13
    866 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2015



    I have seriously considered trying out cups but haven’t worked up the courage! I did some research but had trouble finding personal stories that weren’t backed by someone making money out of it… So, any tips/ advice? I have trouble with tampons but absolutely hate pads… Sounds like the cups have the potential to be messier if there’s a mistake, but if used correctly may be more mess free? I was also intrigued by the promise that you can have non-periody (pretty sure that’s the technical term) sex using the cups. True? Or has this moved too far down the Too Much Information path? I have no patience for periods. Used to skip them on my old pill, but apparently having migraines with auras means I have to use prehistoric pills now and can’t avoid them 🙁

    Post # 14
    1444 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    My daughter uses a Diva cup and really likes it.  I’ve used the Instead cups, but if you forget to change in time, yes, your cup really does runneth over!  I currently use tampons, starting with super plus, then plus, then regular.  I’ve been dealing with this for 36 years; can’t wait til I don’t have to any more.

    Post # 15
    1733 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Pads. No worries about TSS, forgetting one inside me, getting things properly angled, etc etc etc. I *can* wear tampons, but I rarely choose to.

    Post # 16
    4656 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    TSS freaks me right out and tampons always seem so messy to me. Vastly prefer pads. Cups are great but I’ve had some issues with mine and been reluctant to wear it out of the house.

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