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Do you use pads or tampons?

So, the other day my mother was cleaning out the house, and found my sisters tampons (she moved out a couple months ago) and asked if I wanted them. I told her no, that I don't use tampons... and she was floored. It got me thinking... am I the minority? I know that lots of women out there use tampons, and I used to when I was in high school, but the idea of having a plug catching blood is gross to me, and the risk of toxic shock (as little as it might be) is frightening. So, do you use tampons or pads?

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prinzesstephi

Asked by prinzesstephi at 12:02 AM on Mar. 4, 2009 in Health

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Answers (32)
  • i use tampons... pads to me are like diapers.
    MiLeesMommy08

    Answer by MiLeesMommy08 at 12:05 AM on Mar. 4, 2009

  • you know, i used to always use tampons... that was until i had my son, about 2 years ago. i went so long using pads after i had him... i just kind of got used to it. the first time i tried a tampon after the baby, ouch! it hurt (it took me about 6 months to really heal). so now... i pretty much just use pads. they have come a long way since i first used them... forever ago.
    abelsmama07

    Answer by abelsmama07 at 12:06 AM on Mar. 4, 2009

  • i only use pads unless im swimming
    aliciatron

    Answer by aliciatron at 12:08 AM on Mar. 4, 2009

  • I use tampons.
    Aviators_Wife

    Answer by Aviators_Wife at 12:11 AM on Mar. 4, 2009

  • I use both. Usually depends on how heavy my flow is. But I prefer tampons. I have a friend who has never used a tampon.
    coala

    Answer by coala at 12:14 AM on Mar. 4, 2009

  • i use both. sometimes both at once as backup if its a heavy day. and i only use a pad at night otherwise
    ilovenoah26

    Answer by ilovenoah26 at 12:19 AM on Mar. 4, 2009

  • I use tampons during the day and pads at night. To give myself a break.
    JennyMarie

    Answer by JennyMarie at 12:20 AM on Mar. 4, 2009

  • I USE BOTH.
    I USE TAMPONS WHEN IM REAL HEAVY.
    I MIGHT THROW ON A PAD IF IM SCARED
    OF LEAKAGE.
    I ONLY USE PADS WHEN IM REAL LIGHT.
    bronxcouture

    Answer by bronxcouture at 12:20 AM on Mar. 4, 2009

  • I only wear Insteads. I cannot tampons and that cottony feel and I don't do pads, cause it feels like a diaper. If you haven't tried Insteads, they are HIGHLY recommended by me.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:26 AM on Mar. 4, 2009

  • I use tampons. I'll use a pad, too, when it's really heavy, but don't like the feeling of a pad by itself.
    MicahsMom612

    Answer by MicahsMom612 at 12:36 AM on Mar. 4, 2009

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