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No. 94321

Ladies, let's settle this. Pads, tampons or menstrual cup?

No. 94322

pads, i don't have to keep an eye on the clock with them. never tried a cup

No. 94323

Tampons. I'm not a fan of bleeding all over my pants or having the sensation of a little nappy in my trousers. I've never used a cup but I can't imagine they'd work.

No. 94324

I swapped to a cup 3 years ago and it's what I use 90% of the time. I can just forget about it for hours and it only took me one or two cycles to figure out how to work it perfectly and not feel anything. I only don't use it if it's a heavy day and I'll be out in public, I've never emptied it in a public bathroom

No. 94325

Pads when I'm just starting out and my flow is at its heaviest. My cramps make tampons my worst enemy.

Then tampons once my cervix and uterus decides to calm their asses down.

No. 94326

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Pads most of the time, tampons if my flow gets heavy.

I doubt I can even fit a menstrual cup inside me.

No. 94327

Pads because I'm a loser virgin.
And paranoid.

No. 94328

I broke my hymen myself just so I could feel comfortable wearing tampons. Worth it because I was worried about swimming while on my period as a teenager and tampons made it possible.

No. 94329

Pads, I got a menstrual cup a while ago but I'm too paranoid to use it, I don't want it to get stuck.

No. 94330

I prefer pads and if I’m lucky to be off from work I’ll just wear the largest and longest ones I can fit in my underwear.

No. 94331

Pads, although I’m starting to prefer tampons. Sucks I’m allergic to them.

No. 94332

Menstrual cup by a long shot

No. 94333

I use pads my flow is pretty light and regular. I find pads comfiest and you don't have to worry about the last time you changed it etc

No. 94334

menstrual cup with reusuable cotton pads in case it leaks for whatever reason

being a virgin isnt a deal about wearing a tampon/cup.i understand ppl's concerns but i dont get how so many girls go paranoid about the cup getting stuck or whatever.like even if it does,it cant go anywhere so dont worry.the less chill you are the more difficult it is to get a cup out

No. 94335

Mostly pads but I'll wear tampons also, usually closer to the end of my period. I definitely prefer not feeling anything with a tampon compared to the feeling of a pad. By far.

I've never tried A menstrual cup and don't know much about them but I'd probably try it.

And yeah, being a virgin shouldn't affect being able to use a tampon or not unless the hymen is unusual. If you can get a finger in, you should be able to get a tampon in.

No. 94336

I've worn pads all my life (cannot do tampons at all) but i've heard such positive things about the menstrual cup. I've been wanting to buy them when they're on sale cuz they're a bit pricey. Does the brand matter?

No. 94337


they are more expensive than pads but they save money in the long run(an are also super convinient and comfortable)

i dont think the brand matters but the size and material.usually there are two standard sizes which accomodate either women less than thirty/that havent given birth and over thirty/who have given birth.however,those sizes arent always suitable for all women(since we are all different inside and all)which can cause discomfort.another factor is the material the cups are made from.some types of materials which are too firm may cause discomfort to some women(from videos ive seen at least)

so in general first and foremost you should know where your cervix is so that you dont get a too short/long cup and choose accordingly.i havent really looked into the problem regarding the material tbh since i've been pretty lucky with my cup

aside from looking more into it yourself,it would probably be better to ask a gyneologist if you're uncertain

No. 94338

I've been using menstrual cups for over 10 years and tried a number of different brands (usually I use it a couple of years until I decide it's time for a fresh one and then I try out a different brand).
Recently I've bought the MeLuna, which priced at 15€ I found was very affordable. You can choose between different sizes and firmness and there is a special offer for two cups in different sizes, so I think that's a good place to start.

No. 94339

Haha same, anon. Pads for me! I get scared of sticking anything in my vag (including just my fingers). It sounds really uncomfortable too.

No. 94340

Pads because I hate the feeling of tampon strings. My skin is super sensitive and gets irritated, though, so I'm considering switching to a cup.

No. 94341

Tried everything and menstrual cups are the ones that worked the best for me

No. 94342

My skin's sensitive too, so many brands put unnecessary perfumes and shit into their products. I use natracare pads, they don't have irritants in them.

No. 94343

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pads. i can never get tampons to sit comfortably inside me, and on the off chance they do, it ends up just being a mess anyway – my period consists of huge clots and it never gets soaked up into the tampon very well so it hurts to pull it out because it's still mostly dry. changing pads doesn't leave me with blood all over my hands like fucking with tampons does, and i can wear overnight ones and not have to go check/change/readjust every 45 minutes. i'd hate to think what fucking around with cups would be like (i have endo, having things inside me actually kinda hurts sometimes).

No. 94344

I use tampons and pads because I'm old and have a super heavy flow that cannot be comfortably or safely contained using one product. I get these humongous clots and I can't imagine how uncomfortable it would be to have that sitting in a pad for hours. I also don't shave with a razor so it would get all caught up in my pubic hair. I can overflow a super tampon in only a couple hours, hence why I wear a pad too because I'm tired of ruining my panties. Always wanted to try cups but I have a weird canal that is shaped irregularly

No. 94345

during day - pads
during night - tampons
I don't want to worry about my sheets.

No. 94346

I bought a Mooncup for the first time during my last cycle after hearing such positive things about it but I couldn't get it in no matter what, it's so firm it wouldn't stay folded while I put it in, it kept unfolding half-way and it felt like it was ripping my vaginal entrance. I'm also a virgin and this whole experience upset me so strongly I'm starting to wonder if I was ever molested and don't remember. Tips, anons? Should I just buy another cup? I want to use cups but the thought of going through that pain again after 3 tries kinda deters me.

No. 94347

I use the ladycup, it is nice, smooth and easy to insert. Never going back to rashy pads or dry tampons.

Plus it is eco and wallet friendly.

No. 94348

i'm scared of penetration so i've never used tampons. periods were always a pain since i was guaranteed to stain my underwear and sheets, and i'd have to change these ugly bulky pads rather often. but always infinity flex foam pads are a godsend. i don't know what voodoo technology they're using, but they're so thin and absorb so much. i ran out and had to use a different kind of pad today and i stained my underwear for the first time in a while, and also stained my pants for the first time in a long time. i cannot go back

No. 94349

you need to work on your technique on getting it in properly. watch youtube videos. it sounds like you're not pushing it in far enough so you're letting it go too early.

No. 94350

we already have this thread on /g/ go there.

No. 94351

yeah but it devolved into retards bashing anons for using pads because it's "age play". how about we not bring that shit back.

No. 94352

I have the exact same problem with penetration and stains as you. I will try the pads you've mentioned, thanks :)

No. 94353

lol no? it's active rn.

and you think that a thread in /ot/ isn't going to be raided by incels? lmao.

No. 94354

then i'm thinking of a different thread. there's so many menstrual threads i stopped caring but there was definitely one where people went insane over girls who wear pads which is funny bc sounds like majority here wear them.

No. 94355

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hell yeah, they're great. if your flow is heavy, i'd recommend the overnight ones. they're just a bit longer so they're still super thin but will make you feel more secure about stains. they typically look like this

No. 94356

Menstrual cup for 2 years now. I'll never go back to tampons. It's actually not that difficult to use, and there are a lot of videos on YT how to insert it. I use the diva cup, with the stem thing cut off since it is rather long. I find it much more comfortable than tampons, don't have to worry about TSS, and my periods have gotten shorter since I started using it.

No. 94357

Tampons + pad during heavy bleeding, then tampons during day time and pads at night. I can sleep forever so I'm not going to risk TSS.

I'm not too squirmy about my own blood so I like OB tampons, I honestly think they absorb better than most tampons even if they're smaller. They can be a bit hard to find around here. They're also cheaper and more environmentally friendly although idc about those things.

No. 94358

None. I just use toilet paper lol

No. 94359

you a tranny?

No. 94360

I've never understood women who were afraid of tampons or their body in general.
I mean, it's your body. You're going to live in it your entire life.
Are you not the least bit curious about your physical self? Some women have sex and have never even looked at anything down there, but it's okay for some dude to go in… Absolutely fucking mind-boggling.

No. 94361

wtf anon, just use pads you are going to ruin your clothes and your sheets, probably some furniture too

No. 94362

Ew no. I just don't care anymore, have no money, don't want to ask my dad, can't go into shops etc etc.

I'll probably start using pads again when I care about myself and have money.

No. 94363

I just wear black underwear to bed and even though I got expensive linen white sheets I never get them stained (except when I scraped my knee and kneeled on the bed changing them thank fuck the stain came out). The blood doesn’t actually ever run out of my vagina area usually lmao. But if it does slightly that’s why the black underwear.

Not a tranny I just have light periods.

No. 94364

>The blood doesn’t actually ever run out of my vagina area usually lmao

ok wow that's super light. if i tried just tp it would be eviscerated by a torrent of blood in no time.

No. 94365

>>94346 The first time I tried it was the same for me. I ended up ordering another set of cups from a different brand. They were two sizes, both alot tinier than my first cup, and also softer. It was still a little difficult to get in, but not painful.
After using them for a while I tried out the big one again, and I got it in without any hassle.
Both types of cups were made for virgins, btw, so you might want to read further reviews. There is a youtuber, Precious Star Pads, who makes videos comparing all kinds of cupy. There you can see how big they are, maybe that can help.
My second set was the virgin starter-set from Meluna, and if you can get that where you are from, I would recommend it.

No. 94366

I don’t envy you except for when
>use the light lubricated ob tampons
>think I’m going to need them for my heavy day so insert
>been 8 hours so need to take out to avoid TSS
>only bled 1/4 into it
>have to pull dry tampon out of vagina and it’s painful as fuck

No. 94367

It's normal to be afraid of having any type of foreign body inside of you for the first time. Those same women who are scared of tampons are also scared of dicks believe me. Just because it's my body doesn't necessarily mean I want to see what it looks like six ways from Sunday without any prior reason to do it. That's my gynecologist's job. And also, tampons are scary because of TSS.

No. 94368

Pads, sadly. I hate using them because they allow leaks during my heavier flows, they start to smell at some point and sometimes they even cause a rash. They even feel super uncomfortable. But tampons are way too painful to me, I've never understood how people can use them. Pushing a dry wad of cotton up your cooch? That's like trying to fuck a cactus. I've been looking into menstrual cups recently though but I have the irrational fear of it getting stuck inside me due to the suction.

No. 94369

my bff has had sex a number of times but she is afraid of putting anything inside her.also my mom wonders how the hell i use this thing even though im a virgin.using it isnt my fav thing but nothing scary either.just a neutral experience.im not a fan of my genitals but there's no reason to be afraid or feel uncomfortable.also it's better to know your body than not,to whatever degree that is

No. 94370

I can't pull out a tampon unless i pee first with it inside me.Anyone else experiences this?

No. 94371

Love Always Infinity here also. The scented kind is actually nice too imo. I've never used overnight pads though (to my knowledge).
I posted upthread though and use tampons as well sometimes during the day.

Isn't this the opposite of how it should be? Using tampons overnight seems very risky for Toxic Shock Syndrome. I thought you're supposed to change them every 4-6 hours?

I use the Nuvaring birth control which sits inside the vagina for 3 weeks and is supposed to be inserted on the first day of your period when first starting it, and there are women who think that's too weird/gross to deal with. It blows my mind too. I agree with being ok with your body - god forbid something goes wrong or you need to see the gyno (which you ultimately will) and are still uncomfortable to that degree.
(Blog but I once had a monthlong period. I had no idea why. I was on Nuvaring at the time. It has never happened before or since. I had to go to the gyno and be examined WHILE bleeding. That wasn't fun. Anyway they couldn't figure it out either and it eventually stopped.)

If your bladder is full then this makes sense. I have to do this as well, just only if I HAVE to pee. It is easier to remove a tampon if there is less pressure (similar to it being more difficult to insert one if your muscles are not relaxed).

No. 94372

My flow was so hellish as a teen that I could only kind of control with a combo of high absorbency tampon+overnight pad, but after using bc and having a much lighter flow I found I prefer tampons. I've only ever felt discomfort when I was using the wrong absorbency (my constant leaks as a teen left me traumatized lol). I just don't feel as gross with tampons because I don't have to sit in the blood or smell it. I respect anyone who prefers pads though, it's just a preference thing at the end of the day.
I kind of want to try mentstrual cups but I'm so scared of having to dump it in public, it just sounds like potential to be really messy and I'm a clumsy bitch.

No. 94373

I hate getting my period in the first place, but I've had a Mooncup for nearly 3 years and love using it. I hated sitting in pads and feeling gross for a week, so now I just use lighter flow pads combined with my cup because I get a little bit of leakage which doesnt happen to anyone else I know of. It might help to try different brands/sizes but I'm not sure whether my cup is too small or too big.
Usually if I cant wait to empty the cup at home I go to a disabled bathroom for extra privacy and do it there, but I'd much rather do it at home and be happy that I've got a pad on just in case it's full.

No. 94374

I want to try a moon cup but I'm scared of it getting like "lost" in me? like what if it goes up too far and I can't get it out? My friend had to get a tampon taken out by a doctor when she was 14 and I've scared of that ever since.

No. 94375

It is way too big to get "lost".It can indeed go a bit deeper,and,in this case,is a bit more difficult to get it out,but it's not like vaginas are huge caves or anything like that.I believe it's extremely unlikely someone would need to go to a doctor to get a cup out.Only panicking about it makes it harder to remove

No. 94376

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It's anatomically impossible for the cup to get lost, pic related, so no worries there!
I'd recommend you look up Precious Stars Pads on youtube, her videos on menstrual cups really reassured me.
Sometimes the cup rises higher and I have to reach for it and sort of push it with the vagina muscles, break the seal and it comes out. But the key is to stay relaxed and know that it'll be okay.

No. 94377

How old are you? Cups will not get stuck in you. They are designed to be removed when you need to dump the blood…

No. 94378

>without any reason
See >>94374 for why you should know what your body looks and feels like.

If something is inside of you where you can't reach, you can push it out using your vaginal muscles. Your friend probably had to see a doctor because she got scared and didn't know what to do, but the vaginal canal is not that deep.

No. 94379

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Man I want a lena menstrual cup but I still live with my parents and they track every package I get and what's inside it and will open it without my permission. My mom is super against menstrual cups and tampons for me and says I can only wear them once I lose my virginity, but I'm a lesbo, so not really an option. Don't really have any irl friends who could have it sent to their house either.

No. 94380

I don't understand how so many women and girls are this clueless and terrified of their own vaginas. Even if you think it's gross it's YOUR body, you should at least know what's going on with it.
This thread reminds me of that OITNB episode where everyone discovers that they have urethra lol

No. 94381

I mean if your an adult you mom can't really do much about you using whatever products you want, it's your vagina.

No. 94382

Pads. I don't think a tampon would even fit tbh something is wrong with my vag, the hole is tiny. I probably can't even fit a finger up there.

No. 94383

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Mirena so you never bleed. Haven’t bought feminine hygiene products in years

No. 94384

I usually use pads for the first day or two (the foamy always ones or, if they aren't on sale, just whatever cottony feeling ones) and then tampons for the rest of the period. can't use tampons on the first days because I get horrible cramps and tampons make them worse. (like a year ago I used a tampon on the 1st day because I had nothing else and the pain was so bad I threw up), however pads tend to give me rash so I can't use them for too long either.

the normal plasticky feeling always pads are the worst, however they're mom's favourites so I had to suffer with them for many years of my childhood

No. 94385

Well for me, it isn't. I'm very afraid of dicks and I'm a virgin in my late 20s. But I'm not afraid of my body and no I still don't get get why you'd be scared to know what you look like or how you function down there. How the fuck is is a stranger's job? I just don't get it.

No. 94386

What pad brands do you use/recommend? I've used Always most of my (period-having) life because it's what my mom bought as well, and I figured it was just how all pads felt.
Just in case relevant: I use Normal absorbency at any given point in my period. Also wings are an absolute must.
(I posted above I like the Always Infinity pads though as they feel much better than other pads I've used.)

Also I didn't even think of the rash thing until you mentioned it, but I have the same issue later into my period if I am wearing pads too much. Not every time but often enough that it's really aggravating. So I like to switch it up using tampons as much as I can. But I never feel confident in using a tampon on any of my heavier flow days (and normal pads work just fine there but idk if my normal tampons would).
I also have pantiliners which I recommend for light end-of-period spotting and in possible combination with a tampon if needed (to ensure no accidental transfer stains to your underwear).

No. 94387

i have a tinfoil it's some sort of adult lady diaper rash, but yeah, i feel your pain!

from always (which unfortunateley is the brand dominating the market here hence why my mom swears by them) i like cotton soft and infinity lines, from other brands i like naturella and bodyform pads. you can sometimes really luck out with weird dollarstore-tier brands (as long as they are just pressed cotton and aren't covered by that hard plastic mesh) but that's a gamble. if your periods are very heavy/for overnight on the heaviest day, I'd recommend to just stick to always infinity, the absorbancy is absolutely insane. this probably isn't much help if you aren't a eurofag, sorry ^^;

No. 94388

samefag, bodyform pads are apparently branded as libresse internationally!

No. 94389

Tampons, haven't used a pad since I first mustered up the courage to try tampons.

I want to start using the cup, but I'm so scared that I won't know how to insert it and take it out properly. It took me 3 years to switch to Nuva Ring for the same reasons D:

No. 94390

Maybe consult with your obgyn? Sounds to me like the cup could help you. I'd try it out on a day I was at home and wear a pad for safety like you do now.

No. 94391

better wear panty liners in this case. pulling out a dry tampon can do damage and increase risk for TSS as well as leaving the tampon in for too long

No. 94392

Thanks! I actually like the scented Always Infinity a lot (I wrote this in another post above actually). I'll keep these other types in mind. I actually have to go to the drug store today to restock…

Nuvaring is AMAZING and I love being on it. I'm sure with the cup it's just a matter of trying it personally and figuring it out (research helps too of course). I'm sure that, like Nuvaring and tampons, if it's not comfortable it isn't inserted right/well.

NTA but I've never heard that removing a dry tampon can be dangerous before. My experiences doing so haven't been quite as bad as what that anon wrote, but I do wear tampons on lighter days and the amount absorbed obviously varies. I always pull tampons out fairly slowly though.

No. 94393

it's true though, i'm not an expert on the topic so i'm just going to cite webmd but if you want more on the subject just google "tss superabsorbent tampons" :/ there was an alleged case when a company created superabsorbent tampons with some crazy chemical which led to an tss epidemy

it was later established that superabsorbent tampons are linked to higher risk for tss regardless of the chemicals used, but that company still had higher risk

>The way in which bacterial poisons enter the bloodstream may also be related to tampon use. Sliding a tampon into place in the vagina may make microscopic tears in the walls of the vagina, rupturing tiny blood vessels. A super-absorbent tampon – especially if it's left in place too long, or if it is used when the menstrual flow is light – can dry out the vagina, making such tearing even more likely.


i also read somewhere that organic cotton tampons being safer is a myth

No. 94394

it said using them in general at all makes the tears though, so anon shouldn't even be using tampons.

everything makes microtears in your vagina anyways, including sex even with lube, it's just how it works.

No. 94395

.. that's what i said in my first post

No. 94396

it's not but i am not going to argue. my point is that no one should use tampons in any capacity if they don't want microtears. being worried about them on the way out and not the way in is silly.

No. 94397

Isn't that where TSS was first occurring? It was because a company made tampons advertised as so absorbent you could wear them overnight and all that business.

I only use regular for tampons and pads. Claiming "pulling out a dry tampon can cause TSS" is completely different from "superabsorbent tampons cause TSS."

Idk how common TSS is nowadays or what, it seems like it's pretty rare. I'm sure it still happens, but it's no epidemic.

Also your quote uses "may" (twice), "can", and "likely" - nothing about it is concrete or a definitive conclusion. Sounds like scare tactics. Girls/women shouldn't be afraid of their own bodies or of tampons, but if they choose not to use tampons, that's fine also.

I agree with where you're going with this because ultimately the microtears are unavoidable unless you remain celibate, never penetrate yourself with anything (not even a finger), never see the gyno (which is a much, much worse risk for your health), and the list goes on.

Also web md is notoriously laughed upon as a source.

No. 94398

Request it to be hold at location?

No. 94399

OMG, what a bunch of nonsense. That this bullshit about "losing your virginity when using tampons" and misunderstanding about basic female anatomy is still being perpetuated in the 21st century by people's parents is fucking depressing. It's not like you have a wall of tissue in your vagina and have to break it by inserting anything in it - the fact that you're bleeding means that there's already a hole in there, for christ's sake. You insert a tampon into that hole that already exists. If you had an unperforated hymen, you would find that out pretty quickly by having huge issues during periods, as the blood wouldn't be able to come out.
Sorry for the rant, but I'm sad that people are still being fed this misinformation I was fed myself when I was a teenager. It caused me a lot of issues, as I thought the hymen always had to be perforated during sex, etc. - the concept of which stressed me immensely. I thought that now the correct information should be more widely available, but apparently people are still telling this bullshit to their kids. And monitoring what are they using during their periods. Sigh.

No. 94400

maybe you could get one of the menstrual cups they have at cvs/target instead? don't know anything about mentrual cups so not sure if they're any good

No. 94401


TSS is extremely uncommon - there were 323 cases in the US in 2016 (meaning 0.0005 percent of the population was affected). 1/3 of TSS cases are in men - it doesn't exclusively affect women who use tampons, but tampon use increases the risk for the bacterial infection which constitutes TSS. TSS could occur in any part of the body, for example in an open wound.

A lot of the information about TSS is frankly overblown after there was an "outbreak" in the 70s. Yes, super absorbent tampons which could cause micro tears were partially to blame but also the introduction of a tampon containing carboxymethylcellulose which could supposedly be inserted for the entirety of your period was also a main culprit. CMC itself is not harmful, but obviously having that inside you for days on end is a bad idea (bacteria city) and it is not used in tampons anymore. If you're unlucky enough to contract TSS via your tampon, you can typically treat it easily with antibiotics unless you let it fester for a long period of time.

Overall, though, I'd say TSS is not worth stressing over.

Source: https://www.popsci.com/toxic-shock-syndrome

No. 94402

Good info, thanks.

No. 94403

I just started using a cup (meluna) a few months ago and I love it, though it definitely has a learning curve and I still need pantyliners, this last period was the first one that I didn't really need them since I finally got it right (another potential issue with my cup is that I might need a larger size as my period is very heavy, but I don't want to invest in another so I might have to stick to pantyliners). I'm glad I made the switch, other than having to figure things out it's really great and far better than feeling gross in pads.

No. 94404

not only this but most girls tear their hymen far before they have sex. Using a tampon can tear it. Masturbating. Almost any activity that is physical and you're moving in weird ways. Plus the hymen tearing doesn't mean you're not a fucking virgin. What is this, Medieval times? I don't know anyone personally irl who bled during their first time.

I might try the cup but I don't know. Like I said I have an irregularly shaped vagina and I also have vaginismus so it can get really tight and tense. I'm not afraid to mess around with it seeing as I'm a grown as woman and often times I push the tampon string into my vagina so I don't piss all over it and have to put in a new one every single time I piss (protip lol). I will give it a go and see if it helps. I also really enjoy the fact that it's less wasteful than tampons.

No. 94405

Yeah, the hymen doesn't even need to tear (in the sense that there's bleeding or pain). Like the hole basically just gets bigger by inserting stuff in it - that's it. If someone told me that as a teen, I would have had much less phobias regarding sex and inserting anything in my vagina, including tampons. And wouldn't have had suffered so much pain down there from being scared and tensing my muscles involuntarily.

No. 94406

i only use pads. i've never tried menstrual cups but i've had terrible experiences with tampons.
any other anons ever had nausea or feel tired after putting in a tampon? actually more than just tampons i've felt nauseous and tired after using sex toys as well.

No. 94407

black panties (x2), period panties, or a cloth pad if necessary. does anyone else here use cloth pads, and if so, any recommendations?

reading this thread makes me think that i've got lighter periods than most tho, hmm.

No. 94408

This sounds really weird. Do you have some kind of condition?

I used to use tampons and then panty liners after the actual period is over, but I switched to a cup. My husband thinks it's gross, I think it's pretty genius.

No. 94409

i have pcos but i don't think it would affect the way my body reacts to tampons

No. 94410

There's so much false information when it comes to the vagina and sex. A lot of it is spread by severely misinformed men. I fell for the same bs too when i was 12 and got my period. I didnt use tampons for years because of it.

No. 94411

Exactly. OT, so saging, but my asshole ex (the same one I lost my virginity to, which was just horrendous because of the pain and I'm jealous of everyone who had a nice first-time experience) inserted a finger into me, told me "Btw. you're not a virgin", and then proceeded to ask me if I was sexually abused as a child. What makes it even more revolting is that he should've been informed. He was a psychologist and a sexologist. So he only added to the trauma by making me doubt myself and thinking someone must've raped me as a kid (and I just didn't remember it). Looking back - like, who the fuck does that to someone they supposedly "love". I'm so ashamed for ever having anything to do with that person.

No. 94412

Shit threads like this belong in /g/

No. 94413

novel red cloth pads are my fave, especially the ones in crushed velvet

No. 94554

wtf these are amazing lol. I need some sailor moon pads to bleed over.

I get medium to light periods so I prefer pads. I change them every 4 hours, or just whenever I go to the bathroom. My cycle is usually 6 days long, but the last 3 days I can get by with just thick panty liners. I never liked the idea of tampons, it just seems drying. Even though my periods are on the lighter side, I have pretty bad hormonal acne every time it rolls around. Cramps are a given, and shitty junk food cravings. Pads are comfortable for me though. Sometimes I get a random gush of blood (hope its not tmi), and I immediately just change the pad there. Usually only happens when I've been sitting or laying down awhile, then just stand up suddenly.

No. 95326

Pads because they take the least effort to change. With tampons I keep struggling to insert them smoothly and I just don't have time for that.

No. 95336

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nta but i'll confess that i buy japanese brand megami pads because my local asian food shop stocks them. they have a cute design! they're also the most cottony soft pads i've used.

No. 95351

I was a pad person, never even used tampons and was able to switch to a cup pretty easily. when I am using it, it is like I am not even on my period. I also use reusable pads at night.
It is so nice saving money, being eco friendly, and not ever worrying about if I have products when my period starts.

I think everyone should try reusable products at least once they aren't as scary as some people seem to think

No. 95359

i've tried washable pads, but i have a scar in my vag so i can't insert anything. (yes it hurts during sex sometimes)

No. 95546

Could you get it shipped to an Amazon locker?

No. 95556

Do you feel it while wearing it?
I really wanna be a cup user but I tried it once and was pressing uncomfortably at my organs.

No. 95557

Mirena so I never get a period in the first place :^)

No. 95572

Cup for me, hands down. The feeling of tampons or pads drives me crazy now, they're so uncomfortable for me. The first month of using the cup was hell, it was so weird to get used to, but once I got past that it was great. I barely feel it, and unless my period is very heavy, no leaks.

I absolutely understand that cups aren't for everyone, even with different sizes available, but I haven't had to buy sanitary supplies in over two years so I'd definitely recommend it if anyone was considering it. If you're squicky about reaching up your geehole it mightn't be for you, because it takes a lot of messing around for the first while to get it in just the right place. If you're not weird about it, there's a much better chance of you taking well to it.

No. 95574

Why was it hell at first? Do you have any tips on making it not hell?

No. 95575

Any suggestions for finding a suitable cup? I've tried both the small Mooncup and a small Meluna and they've been a nightmare to put in. I get disheartened buying and trying another one because those two have been failures and I feel like I've wasted my money. I'd love to be able to use one instead of dropping the money on tampons and the worry about what they contain.

No. 95577

I wasn't putting it in properly (it sits lower than a tampon) and I hadn't cut the stem properly so it poked into me weirdly. Once I got over that it was great.

Mooncup is the brand I've tried, and I don't have experience with any other brands so I'll let someone else chime in. Good luck, though! I hope you can find one that works for you!

No. 95585

Never used a cup (too scared) but I switched to tampons when I was 14 or so and haven’t gone back.
I know most women prefer pads but when I wear them I’m always worried about leakage, tampons I can put em in and not think about it for six hours.

No. 95600

I have super bad anxiety, and I know that the chances of getting tss is super low, I can't help but be practically convince that I have it every time I wear tampons.
I still do on occasions but the whole time im stressed and constantly monitoring myself for tss symptoms along with frequently going to the bathroom to make sure I have no leaks because I'm also always convinced that my tampon won't be in right and I'll bleed all over myself, and I've never had that happen.

Needless to say, I tend to stick to pads, even if they do suck in occasions

No. 95601

washable pads are great, why did you stop using them ?

I tried the lena cup and felt it.so I switched to the lena cup sensitive and I can't feel it at all. You just got to find the right softness. also maybe try a cup that is made to to not open fully but to form to your body like the femmy cup

No. 95603

I have a hormonal IUD so I haven't had a real period for about two years but when I did bleed regularly I liked tampons for when my flow was super heavy and pads for the last few days when my flow got light. I've been trying to be more eco-friendly so I think once I go off BC I'll start using reusable pads/cups.

No. 95615

i'm still using them, the ones i had for like 2 years were worn out after i moved and i had an emergency and had to buy disposable ones, i ordered some more recently cause they don't sell them irl where i live.

No. 96507

Started using a Meluna sport size M 3 days ago when my period started and so far everything good. The first day was a mess: I took way too much time putting the cup in and I was late for class, got some horrible cramps and felt like I was free bleeding, got to the bathroom and removed the cup without breaking thee suction bcz I didn't know any better and felt like I was giving birth to a demon, note to say the cup was almost full when only 3 hours had passed.

now my period is over and my only problem is removing it. The cup has the right radio but I'm not sure about the length, I have to do a low squat and move the cup out with my muscles for about 2 minutes and another 2 to remove it, being extremely careful to break the suction but it's always quite difficult. Idk if I should purchase an size L, I feel like my muscles will crush that bitch but the size will be perfect… man this vagina doesn't make sense

No. 96517

Do you have a tilted uterus? I have the issue of not being able to insert the Nuvaring, tampons, anything else without having to do a squat and worming around. Maybe you're the same as me, and I don't think there's anything else to do but squat and worm and deal with it unfortunately.

No. 96584

I had no idea about this, had to google it because I thought it was some horrible deformity lmaoo turns out it affects just a small percent of things.
So far I haven't gone to a gynecologist to check that up but now I definitely book an appointment, kinda sad not to know anything about my own reproductive system in my 20s.
Thanks anon

No. 96598

why is it so difficult to avoid buying scented liners or pads? I bought a pack of pads and opened them - immediately smelled that horrible odor. WTH i think. I turn the package over and over. Nothing that says scented. Finally I see it: neutralises odors. FML Is it too much to ask for them to write SCENTED in huge letters on the package?

These are just normal Always pads.

This happened to me once with Tampax Pearl too, years ago.

No. 96636

FUCKING this. Shit irritates the hell out of my everything down there

No. 96655

and this shit is so expensive I can't just throw it away. Plus it's Sunday night in the EU and nothing is open anymore.

I asked my friend to buy tissues. He comes back with tissues. Great, OK. But they are scented too. why the fuck

No. 97558

I mostly use a menstrual cup in addition to cloth pantyliners. I also have a few cloth pads for the light days at the end where a cup is too much work and a liner doesn't hold enough. Though I've tried a couple different materials/makers, the ones I use are the double gauze liners and pads I found on Etsy. I bought them from StormyStream.

I still have some awful scented liners I bought for camping that never saw use. I'd leave them in a public restroom for others, but I'd hate to give anyone else irritation. Why do they even make scented products. Nobody I know buys them on purpose.

No. 97585

>I'd leave them in a public restroom for others, but I'd hate to give anyone else irritation.

No. 97627

You should do it. Irritation might be better than bleeding on paper towers. You might help a homeless woman.

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