Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Mom Confessions Mom Confessions

Do you flush your tampons? **ETA**

Posted by Anonymous   + Show Post

If you use them of course. My aunt said i couldnt when i lived with her because she was on septic. Then i just read in the "embarassing" post about a stray tampon that landed on the floor after missing the trash. I didnt know people threw them in the garbage.  

 

    The box says not to flush the applicator.

    I have not had my toilet clog in 17 years of living on my own from flushing tampons. Not saying it doesnt happen, just hasnt happened to me.

Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 3, 2013 at 12:17 PM
Replies (241-250):
jacandjay
by on Jan. 6, 2013 at 12:54 AM
How do you like it? How long have u been using it?


Quoting ErikaRobin:

Two words:  Diva Cup. 


Posted on the NEW CafeMom Mobile
Anonymous
by Anonymous 45 on Jan. 6, 2013 at 12:59 AM

 I am 47, have been flushing them my entire life, and have never had a problem.  The only time I don't flush them is when there is a sign asking me specifically not to. 

Someday I hope everything will dry up and this can all go away!!  I've been looking forward to no more periods ever since they started. 

Miss-B
by ♥Divalicious♥ on Jan. 6, 2013 at 1:00 AM
Of course..
Posted on the NEW CafeMom Mobile
Anonymous
by Anonymous 38 on Jan. 6, 2013 at 1:22 AM
The strings are NOT biodegradable. The strings can attach to pipes and cause clogs.



Quoting Anonymous:

Yes they are supposed to be and biodegradable like toilet paper. So yes I do.





Pads have plastic an are not biodegradable so you can't flush pads.


Posted on the NEW CafeMom Mobile
ErikaRobin
by Platinum Member on Jan. 6, 2013 at 10:16 AM


Quoting mich.el.le:


Quoting ErikaRobin:

Two words:  Diva Cup. 

I tried the softcups and I thought they were horrid. Are Diva Cups any better?

I haven't tried those, but there is a big difference between the two, from what I understand.  The soft cups are very VERY pliable and hard to get out.  Diva Cup is made of silicone, so it's firmer and much easier to insert and remove.  You still don't feel it when it's in though. 

I love mine. 

Sometimes when I'm alone, I like to Google myself.


If you like my style, follow my blog.  I am Random Ninja - Writer of Wrongs.
Click it.  Share it.  (Tell 'em it's just a cold sore.)


ErikaRobin
by Platinum Member on Jan. 6, 2013 at 10:17 AM


Quoting jacandjay:

How do you like it? How long have u been using it?


Quoting ErikaRobin:

Two words:  Diva Cup. 


I've been using the Diva Cup for two years now and I'll never go back to pads and tampons.  Never ever.  I love that thing. 

Sometimes when I'm alone, I like to Google myself.


If you like my style, follow my blog.  I am Random Ninja - Writer of Wrongs.
Click it.  Share it.  (Tell 'em it's just a cold sore.)


HipLikeJunk
by on Jan. 6, 2013 at 10:17 AM
1 mom liked this

I make earrings out of them and sell them on Etsy.

Mabuka
by on Jan. 6, 2013 at 10:22 AM
Never have! The septic at my dad's got plugged up once when I was a kid though and I got accused of flushing tampons and causing it. I was mortified.
Posted on CafeMom Mobile
GrimmLotus
by on Jan. 6, 2013 at 10:31 AM

No, we have a septic tank they can cause the septic pump to fail. I don't want to risk it.

robsgurl_23
by Gold Member on Jan. 6, 2013 at 10:53 AM

I have a septic tank and you can't flush them when you have a septic tank. My grandfather was a plumber and he told me some stories of when he would have to go on a job to take care of a spetic tank that was backed up due to women flushing tampons and a few from women flushing pads. It is the same with the flushable wipes we can't flush them here or it clogs the toilet and backs up...had that happen I use to buy them for my kids. I had to stop buying them cause my kids refused to throw them out and kept flushing them. 

Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

close Join now to connect to
other members!
Connect with Facebook or Sign Up Using Email

Already Joined? LOG IN