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I Dont Use Tampons

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    They Makes Cramps Worse

    I used to use tampons in my early 20s. They seemed fine. But the older I got, the more they irritated me. I never got really bad cramps or anything around my period, but I started noticing that I'd get really bad cramps if I had a tampon in. So I stopped using them.. but then...
    FlyingNinjas FlyingNinjas 26-30, F Dec 18, 2012

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    But ...

    But I sure hope I really didn't have to tell you that did I?
    TheDaken TheDaken 26-30, M Oct 12, 2012

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    Tampons, Definitely Not For This Place

    I've been using napkins for as long as I remember. Everyone I know uses napkins so it was logical that I follow what they use. I remember the first time I bought tampons. I was in the grocery with my sister and I happened to glance at the bottom shelf. Lo and behold, tampons...
    mareliberum mareliberum 26-30 2 Responses Nov 25, 2012

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    1996Liam 1996Liam 18-21, M Jan 13, 2014

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    littlelucy100 littlelucy100 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 16

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    Menstrual Cup

    I use a menstrual cup. It's made from flexible silicone. It's reusable so it's better for the environment and I don't have to spend money on tampons. The cup is much more comfortable and doesn't dry out or irritate my vagina like tampons do. I have an IUD for birth control that...
    GroovyBaby GroovyBaby 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 10, 2012

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    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 2 Responses Oct 15, 2014

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    A Flow Like No Other

    From the very first time I started menstruating at 11 years old I've had nothing but problems. I'd go for 2 or 3 weeks with a period then stop for 2 or 3 months and start up again. The start "day" of my my period would circulate through the days of the month, sometimes changing...
    NorthernOntarioMama NorthernOntarioMama 31-35, F May 12, 2011

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    Why I Dont Use Tampons

    my flow jumps around. heavy, light, real heavy, etc.. and so i never knew which kind of tampon to use, i cannot predict what my body is going to do, even after having my period for 14 years now. tss is a blood infection that can happen when you use a tampon too strong for how...
    pushit pushit 22-25 1 Response Nov 1, 2008

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    I have always had a light flow

    so I have never saw the point in using one. And I don't know how it is with other girls, but they always seemed a bit too big for me to fit comfortably.
    samthegirl samthegirl 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 9, 2014

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    Pads

    I don't wear tampons. I wear pads. I've been wearing maxipads or a pantyliner in my panties for many years now. They feel natural now. I'll wear Stayfree or Always. I do like the way they feel. It's nice to have that secure feeling.
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 4 Responses Jul 3, 2013

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    I use the diva cup, my cycle is much less like

    giving birth now. More bare able... ...I loose more in a day than you are supposed to loose in your hole cycle but the Dr does not believe me :-P
    teadiva teadiva 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    I Have A Penis So...yeah

    I have a penis so yeah....not much of a need for it...yup....
    JnRxRockz JnRxRockz 16-17 2 Responses Jan 2, 2011

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    Tampons

    I've been using tampons for the longest time.  It always hurt me and I still wore them.  I made a choice not wearing them anymore which I'll stick to pads even if I don't like the feeling of it.  Better be safe then sorry.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 12, 2011

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    Nope I don't use anything I just let it flow

    straight into my filthy panties
    girlwithallsortsoffetishes girlwithallsortsoffetishes 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 19

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    When I got my first period my mum showed me how

    to insert a tampon however I found them (and still do) to me yucky. Between the first period and my second I asked a few close friends that were a little older and one gave me a pad. Much better and I have not looked back since.
    alisonlefem alisonlefem 36-40, F May 24, 2014

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    EEEWWWW

    not sure why i'm admitting to this on the internet. but o'well, i noticed this group so i joined it. i think tampons are extremely uncomfortable. people say that 'after a while you foget they're there'......WTF!!! yea, not likely!!! i've used them, and theres no way in hell that...
    antiyou antiyou 26-30, F 11 Responses Nov 1, 2008

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    You know people always told me you have to use pad before tampons but I never used pads I've always been a loyal tampon user! Pads are so UNCOMFORTABLE!
    Eloradanan98 Eloradanan98 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    love using tampons. love how they feel.
    photousa photousa 61-65, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm proud of it too! I love going to Asian restaurants and making a big deal of being able to use them! Especially to my step mom who can't use them!
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    I used to cut myself and burn myself and just hurt myself in general to escape all the pain. I have not done it for three years and I'm proud to say that was a stupid thing I used...
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