Hey girls...tampons or traditional sanitary napkin?

United States
February 24, 2007 5:30pm CST
I prefer traditional sanitary napkins...tampons is a little risky and scary too.
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18 responses
• Philippines
27 Feb 07
haller!!! I have tried using tampons when I feel like to swim but the fact that I am not comfortable putting it inside.. Oh my.. it really hurts and painful. I hate it for all of my life... It really doesnt work and fit for me. It is scary and painful.. Anyone who does not used to it, will feel the same way I do, so dont dare to use it anymore. It might get you traumatize after all.
• United States
27 Feb 07
Haha! You're funny couz..as if you knew how to swim huh, just kidding! I will never try it, I won't even dare myself.
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• Netherlands
12 Mar 07
Oh please! There is no pain involved. How can cotton bring you pain? Really now, stop lying.
@Suze05 (480)
• United States
23 Apr 07
If tampons hurt you when you put them in, its probably because you're not doing it right. You're probably inserting them wrong..not far enough inside...or not in the right position. They shouldnt hurt ..or maybe you need a smaller size.
@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
24 Feb 07
Tampons are much much better than sanitary napkins. You don't feel like you are wearing a diaper and you don't have to worry about odor or leakage. Once you insert them, you don't even know they are there!
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• United States
25 Feb 07
Oh really! I haven't tried it because I'm a little scared that it might get stuck inside me. Thanks for sharing!
@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
26 Feb 07
Well they can't get stuck or lost because there is a string attached to them.
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@sechsey (1836)
• Canada
25 Feb 07
I prefer using sanitary napkins. Tampons for me is just for emergency use when im on the beach and never on anything else. And yes, i agree its riskier. Its more comfortable though to some but im used to napkins alot better.
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• United States
25 Feb 07
Thanks for responding!
• Canada
24 Feb 07
I use the sanitary napkins also . I have hemmoraged three times so far and have been told it would be very dangerous for me to try the tampons and since I have never used them I don't know what I am missing anyways .
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• United States
25 Feb 07
Thanks for sharing!
@Galena (9123)
10 Mar 07
I use neither. I use a mooncup, which is a re-usable menstrual cup. it's comfier than tampons and very much more comfortable than pads. it's cleaner, more environmentally friendly, cheaper in the long run, better for your health (no risk of TSS), less likely to leak and can reduce painful periods. I love my mooncup
• United States
11 Mar 07
I've never heard of a mooncup. I think I'll stick to tampons because I find them quite comfortable.
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• United States
11 Mar 07
Me too...i havent heard of mooncup. So can you buy it somewhere???
@Galena (9123)
11 Mar 07
nope, definitely less risky. it's made of medical grade silicone, so doesn't harbour bacteria. it's very clean and safe. I'm also very heavy and have never had a leak with it.
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@hoghoney (3749)
• United States
11 Mar 07
traditional sanitary napkins for me. Tampons in the long run can give you problems. and I know of some women that use them all the time and they always talk about having some kind of infection and I am glad to say that I have never had anything like that so napkins all the way.
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• United States
11 Mar 07
I've used tampons for 32 years and have never gotten an infection because of them. So, if someone you know has, maybe they are just prone to that sort of thing.
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• United States
11 Mar 07
Thanks for your comment!
@Josette_J (806)
• Malaysia
11 Mar 07
I prefer sanitary napkins too. Yeah, tampons are scary and I'm not gonna shove something inside me for a few hours. Wouldn't it be uncomfortable? And I've read that it's not healthy too. Will get some toxic shock disease or something. Anyway, Asians rarely use tampons because they are smaller sized. That's what I think.
• United States
11 Mar 07
Thanks for your comment!
@Jshean20 (14367)
• Canada
11 Mar 07
In my younger days I always swore that I would never wear a tampon, I feared that it would hurt and didn't understand much back then. Man, am I ever glad that I changed my mind! Tampons are soo much more comfortable and I find that they don't leak as easily. Pads actually felt like diapers and got extremely uncomfortable in the summer time. A period is bad enough without having to feel even more uncomfortable and I find that tampons give me a cleaner feel.
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• United States
11 Mar 07
Oh really? So you didn't regret trying it? Does it hurt? I'm not sure if I'll be able to try it. Thanks again!
• United States
11 Mar 07
Tampons, hands down! I used pads the first time I started and broke out in a rash! I've never used them since and that was over 30 years ago. I find pads disgusting. They smell and I can't stand the idea of something in my underwear. And, I would feel dirty all day and feel like I'd need a shower constantly. Yuck! I've never had trouble with tampons and they are comfortable and I don't have to be concerned about someone smelling it. I'm sorry to be so crude but that's basically how I feel about it. I never understood why a modern day woman would want to wear pads but I know other women who do. I think it's basically a choice but I prefer feeling clean and not have to worry about rashes.
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• United States
11 Mar 07
Yeah...I guess it really depends on where are we comfortable right? I grow up using pads and I don't think I can handle switching to tampons. I just felt like it's too risky like what if it got stuck inside me. I don't know that's why I'd rather not take risk anymore. I'm contented in using pads...I'll wear a diaper monthly, lol. I searched for mooncup and that one is scarier than tampons, hehe! Thanks!
@jmp824 (741)
• Philippines
11 Mar 07
I use traditional sanitary napkins. Haven't really tried using tampons, and no planning to use it. I think sanitary pads is much cheaper compared to tampons. And the thing is that you only stick it in your undies and not insert it into the deepest caves.. :) so you dont have to worry if you inserted it correctly or not.
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• United States
11 Mar 07
Thanks for sharing!
@jal1948 (1360)
• India
25 Feb 07
traditional sanitary napkins are full of comfort you can go about your day to day affairs as if nothing has happened,
• United States
26 Feb 07
Thanks for the comments.
@smints8985 (1595)
• United States
11 Mar 07
I haven't tried a tampon ever, and I think i would stick to sanitary napkins, I am much accustomed to using them, and yeah also kinda scary sticking up something into the private organ hahah... would feel kinda weird for me..
• United States
11 Mar 07
Thanks for sharing!
@wdiong (1817)
• Singapore
24 Apr 07
I also prefer sanitary napkins . I don't feel secure wearing tampons although I have not tried using it when having my period.
@lvap0628 (731)
• Philippines
13 Apr 07
I use the traditional pads. I tried the tampons before but I wasn't comfortable with it.
@Gemmygirl1 (2870)
• Australia
5 Apr 07
I'm a tampon girl more often than not - you put it in & you don't have to worry :) There's no smell like you get with a pad - you don't have to worry about it moving & there being a leakage problem - you cant feel it's there either! I noticed someone mentioned that they were concerned about a tampon being lost in there - it wont happen since they are made with nice long strings that can put your mind at ease! Everyone is different though, i guess it just depends on what you're most comfortable with!
• United States
28 Mar 07
napkins unless i really have to-like wearing something you can't hide a pad under. i don't fully trust tampons-my mom went into shock from them once and it was scary to see.
• Philippines
28 Mar 07
I've always used sanitary napkins. I heard tampons are great for swimming but I've never really tried.
@dazediva (166)
24 Mar 07
I prefer using tampons. There's nothing scary about them, after you've used them the first time. I used to use sanitary napkins till I was about 15 (my period started when I was 10!). However I was on the swim team and various other sports teams, and my coaches would tell me that I couldn't be missing competitions just because I had my period. So one fine day, just before a big dance show I got my period, and I had to rush out and buy some tampons. My best mate described how I should put it on - and I've been using it every since. I find them a lot more comfortable, and I don't have to change them as often as a sanitary pad.