Tampons or Pads

@Jshean20 (14359)
Canada
November 5, 2006 1:38am CST
Which do you use/prefer and why. I prefer tampons, they are so much more comfortable even though there are health risks involved.
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20 responses
@michele609 (1687)
• United States
10 Dec 06
I use to like tampons because the were more comfordable but recently I found out that they are the casue in bacterial vagnosis. I did no that at first until I started working for a GYN doctor the females that use the perfume ones are more at risk. So I perfer to use pads!
@jess368 (3368)
• United States
13 Dec 06
I love tampons. when i was younger i used pads, but as the years went on, i was introduced to tampons, and i will never go back! if my period lasts more than four days, i might used a bad to sleep in. Also as a side note, if any of you are worried about these infections, adn the perfumed stuff, go to a health store! they have tampons that are pure cotton. ie, they look dirty because they havent been bleached, but they dont cause infections!
@Jshean20 (14359)
• Canada
14 Dec 06
thank you
• United States
13 Dec 06
I have to say pads. I never used tampons until recently. My mom never really educated me on the use of tampons, she just said I use pads. Period. I didn't get my period until late, so I just did what she did...she wasn't very influential in that aspect of my life, and I think she felt because she was all alone, I should be too! I tried one when I was 18, and probably didn't use it right. When my daughters wanted me to swim with them I had to use tampons, and I have to disagree with everyone. I don't find them very comfortable. Yes, pads make me feel like I'm wearing a diaper, but a tampon for me is worse. Maybe I am oversensitive...In any case, I wear both sometimes because I am so heavy. I used to be afraid of tampons because of tss.
@Pigglies (9335)
• United States
13 Dec 06
Try different brands. I've found some were more comfortable than others. I would say that maybe it's because you are a virgin... except that you mentioned the kids! I know it's not supposed to make a difference, but I've noticed I don't have to worry anymore about putting them in exactly a certain specific way.
• United States
20 Dec 06
I agree try some other brands. Tampons can cause discomfort if they are inserted wrong.
• Mexico
5 Nov 06
I prefer tampons they are alot more comfortable. However i sometimes find at night they can leak if your on strong. So i think pads are good for while you sleep. The health risks involved are rare. As long as you are clean in that area and change them often and follow the guidlines on the pack it should all be fine
@Jshean20 (14359)
• Canada
5 Nov 06
Thanks for responding :)
@rmuxagirl (7554)
• United States
12 Dec 06
I agree with kat. Tampons are a lot more comfortable and I can still wear my cute sexy underpants, but at night they do tend to leak so at night I wear pads. Tampons are like a life-saver. With pads I kind of feel like I'm wearing a diaper and everyone knows I have one ya know.
@beckyomg1 (6758)
• United States
10 Dec 06
niether right now because i had a hystercotmy and i dont need them anymore.
@Jshean20 (14359)
• Canada
18 Dec 06
thank you
• United States
10 Dec 06
i use tampons. I only use pads after I have a baby!
@Jshean20 (14359)
• Canada
13 Dec 06
thank you
@socrgrl (88)
• United States
5 Nov 06
tampons no question!! as a young teenager i did pads until a girlfriend introducedme to tampons....ahh...never going back to pads!!!
@Jshean20 (14359)
• Canada
5 Nov 06
Thanks for responding :)
@honeybfly83 (1021)
• United States
20 Dec 06
I wear tampons. I cant stand wearing pads! But, I have an IUD for my form of birth control so I dont have very many periods anymore. I love it lol
• United States
20 Dec 06
i use tampons.when i wear pads it makes me feel nasty.atleast when u are wearing a tampon you cant feel the blood flowing out.sorry to be so descriptive lol
@piglet05 (26)
• United States
18 Dec 06
Tampons all the way .. I think pads are icky
@Hamlet333 (724)
• Pakistan
14 Dec 06
I prefer pads.
@beverly1 (1129)
• United States
14 Dec 06
i used pads
@annieroos (1846)
• United States
14 Dec 06
I wear pad, i have tried tampons.. but to my very unconfortable.. so i stick to what i grew up with.
• Singapore
14 Dec 06
i used to use tampons but it was very uncomfortable for me...so i went back to using pads.
@Kaorin (757)
• Australia
14 Dec 06
I used to use pads when I was younger (12-16), because I was scared that putting in tampons would hurt me. Anyway, after I actually got the guts to try them, there's definitely no way I'm going back. Wearing a tampon feels like you're wearing nothing at all, while pads bunch and move around, and are generally rather uncomfortable as the day goes by. The health risks involved in tampons is extremely slim, and I definitely prefer them as well in terms of comfort and discretion.
• United States
14 Dec 06
I prefer tampons. I usually use pads only when sleeping. I really don't like using them at all because I feel like I am going to leak out at any minute and I don't like feeling like I am wearing a diaper.
@loise19 (214)
• Philippines
13 Dec 06
i use pads. tampoons are not so common in our country
• United States
13 Dec 06
I have to say pads. I only like the real think and plastic doesn't do the trick!
@rawpoet (2047)
• United States
13 Dec 06
I was going to start a discussion on this, but was too embarrassed. LOL! More power to ya! I use both for the first couple days. I think that's enough said. LOL!
• India
13 Dec 06
no clue
@kesfylstra (1870)
• United States
13 Dec 06
I use pads. I know I am in the minority. Tampons just freak me out, I am never comfortable with them in, more psycologically than physically. I don't know why. I just feel more confident in pads.