Do you prefer Pads (Napkins) or Tampons? Why?
7 Apr 09
I use to use both. I hated pads because I felt uncomfortable. I used the tampon during the day and pads at night. When I first starting to use tampons, my mother got the ones that had an applicator on them. This applicator would help insert the tampon. After a while as I got use to them, I didn't get the ones with applicator. I had no problems. Once they are inserted correctly, you don't feel them at all. If you do feel them, then they are not inserted correctly. The only thing with tampons, is just be careful no to leave them in for no more than 3 to 4 hours because of toxic shock syndrome. If you finally get over your nerves and start using tampons and can continue using tampons, you may find pads will be uncomfortable. But I do remember that it is each person to their own. I am aware that some people just can't use tampons. The reason why I said I use to use both, I had a hystorectomy. No more of those horrible monthly bleeding and no more kids. Yippee!!
7 Apr 09
For me all they took was the uterus. I still go through the monthly cycle as normal but because of the absence of the uterus, I don't bleed any more. I have not suffered from period pain since I had it done. And I don't feel bloated each month either. Getting the operation done was a big step for me. I didn't want to have any more kids after having 2. For me, I don't regret having it done. For any one who is thinking about getting the operation done, I would suggest to make sure that you are 200% positive that you don't want to have any more kids because there is no turning back from it.
8 Apr 09
I've never tried Tampons before. I've heard of women share their terrible experiences with Tampons because they pushed it too far inside and they went out and had fun and when then forgot that they had it in the first place until after a few days - they had to "look for it" in there to get it out. I prefer pads :D Thanks for the response on my discussion!
8 Apr 09
Oh God...leaving tampons in the body for a few days...Horrible. I heard that if you put a tampon inside you won't feel that it is there and you get into your daily things without thinking that you have period. It is also dangerous that you may forget to remove it. Thank you for the response.