GIRLS, do you go SWIMMING during your PERIOD?

@shobejen (645)
Philippines
January 25, 2007 12:53pm CST
question for girls, do you go swimming (either in the pool or beach) when you have your period or menstruation? what are your thoughts about this?
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• Philippines
30 Jan 07
no, i dont go out for swimming if i have a period but i do take a bath everyday even i have monthly period.. i just dont go swimming because i dont want to see a bloody swimming pool.. LOL
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• Philippines
30 Jan 07
i'd feel very uncomfortable, although from my experiences, i stop bleeding when i'm in the water.
• United States
30 Jan 07
i take a bath, sometimes i still bleed in there, but its just too soothing that i dont wanna get out. during this time of month my muscles in every part of my body get so tense and i lose my temper and have headaches and lower back and stomach cramps - all of that seems to go away when i take a warm bath. then when i get out i usually feel so much more revived. they say being immersed in water slows the flow of blood in your system, but i dont think its true with me.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
30 Jan 07
No I don't swim while I am menstrating. Although like some of the others have probably stated before me that yo can use a tampon and swim. They are even a new tampon out for girls that do sports such as swimming and other things that way they get better coverage. I have heard though that it is good and relaxing and can relieve some severe cramping being in the water.
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@Kaorin (757)
• Australia
30 Jan 07
I know that you are able to do so, and it is totally safe when you use tampons, but I could never bring myself to swim while having my period, particularly in a pool of any sort. I don't know, I've always had a fear that something will go wrong and I'll end up being the reason they evacuate the pool.. :P
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@melody1011 (1664)
• India
30 Jan 07
I tend to avoid swimming but its mainly becuase i feel sooo crappy. But if I cannot avoid I make sure i wear a tampon and not an ordinary sanitary napkin. Then im much more secure. But i rush for the changing room immediately. However I will avoid going in the pool on the first day as i have a very heavy flow on that day
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@angelco (347)
• Philippines
30 Jan 07
no i don't go swimming whenever i have my monthly period because i feel so uncomfortable and if you will be in the pool with blood its too chaotic :)
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@mae168 (170)
• Philippines
30 Jan 07
No! it eeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwww....
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• India
30 Jan 07
i dont like to swim or go into water during my periods. i hate it. its very uncomfortable and lot of uneasiness.
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@lvap0628 (731)
• Philippines
30 Jan 07
that's a no no for me.
@wdiong (1817)
• Singapore
30 Jan 07
No, I never and will never go swimming when I'm having my period. I know you can use tampons but I just don't feel comfortable or secure using it. What if there's a leak?
• Philippines
30 Jan 07
Nope! i find it too messy..
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• United States
25 Jan 07
Yep I do and I wear tampons. I had a friend that was scared to try thinking that it may slip out or something, but nothing like that happens. Its just like normal swimming.
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@scalpelo (271)
• Bulgaria
25 Jan 07
I am not girl but you can use tampons.
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