To the girls, tampons or pads?

@hopefoo (1145)
Malaysia
January 31, 2007 12:51am CST
Just curious, how many of you use tampons and how many still stick to the conventional pads? I must say that ever since I started using tampons, I've not gone back to the conventional pads at all. I find that it's easier and more comfortable.
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8 responses
@pinklilly (3446)
• Australia
6 Feb 07
I'm a Tampon Girl and as you say I wouldn't go back... It is much easier and cleaner. You don't even realise you have your period most of the time...
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• India
6 Feb 07
hay thanks for the link u provided i have red that article... it says that it can be dengerous as well... Don't you afaraid to use it ???
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@hopefoo (1145)
• Malaysia
7 Feb 07
I used to be afraid to use tampons, but because I used to swim a lot, for competition, I was required to use tampons during those times of the month, not just during competitions but also during trainings. Now, I can't imagine myself using the conventional pad anymore. TSS aside, I think it is relatively safe and a whole lot cleaner.
@pinklilly (3446)
• Australia
9 Feb 07
That's o.k swapy but Toxix Shock Syndrom is very rare and I've never had any problems. I also find it help lessen the length of my period too. It doesn't just lingre on but maybe that is just me...
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@wesker311 (510)
• Philippines
31 Jan 07
hi! i've been using pads ever since and tried using tampon once when i was in college because me and my friends are laughing about it. im scared because the tampon might get inside of me without me noticing and what if i couldnt get it out? i've read a news in the net that a girl uses tampons and she couldnt get it out she had to go get surgery.
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@hopefoo (1145)
• Malaysia
31 Jan 07
That rarely every happens, just make sure you follow the instructions carefully and buy a dependable product. Personally, I like Johnson and Johnson's OB. Also, tampons are not supposed to stay in for longer than 8 hours. Using tampons can also have bad effects, such as toxic shock syndrome. I can't believe I'm having a discussion about tampons.
@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
6 Feb 07
oh, it does have such side effects? scary! but well, you're right. if you are hygienic (ofcourse, we should change from time to time), you won't get that side effect, right?
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@talisman (1308)
• United States
6 Feb 07
Toxic Shock Syndrome has nothing to do with being hygenic. Besides, tampons aren't hygenic to begin with, you're keeping something that your body is trying to get rid of inside of you. That's why there's a toxic shock syndrome warning with every tampon box. It's very serious and will put you in the hospital.
• Philippines
9 Feb 07
I still use pads. Im comfortable with it, besides its much cheaper than tampons.
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@hopefoo (1145)
• Malaysia
9 Feb 07
Yep! That I can agree with. They charge too much for tampons these days!
@swapylcz (93)
• India
6 Feb 07
Hay i am totally unaware of this thing called " tampons " What it this all about...?? I never herd this term at all At list in India I think This thing is not yet launched. If possible , pls. guide me on the same i am curious to now that what it is and how it works
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@pinklilly (3446)
• Australia
6 Feb 07
This might Help you to understand what a tampon is and how it works. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tampon
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@mayenskie (1308)
• Philippines
7 Feb 07
Havent tried tampoons. I saw how J&J OB looks like, i thought its small, i dont know if it would ever support a period like mine.. i'm like always having "heavy" days. I dont even use the regular pads except on last day. Its always the night pad or maternity hahahah
@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
6 Feb 07
i have never used tampoons. most women here in the philippines are used to having the conventional pads. even in the department stores, there are not so many tampoons sold. i am comfortable with my pads since i had been using it for 15 years already. and i am used to it.
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@IoanaBI (494)
• Romania
5 Oct 10
Hello Hopefoo! I also like the tampons, when i'm in public! There are days when the flow is bigger and then i use a tampon and a pad to be more secure. When i'm at home, even so, i choose the pads.
• United States
14 Feb 07
I prefer the thin pads, tampons are not comfortable to me.