My older daughter got TSS and almost died from a tampon left in way too long when she was 14. I've never wanted to risk it again, I just gave her pads when she got her period and told her she wasn't to use tampons. I found out because I was just emptying the bathroom garbage and it was in there. We had a huge fight and she just left to go to her dad's, but she told me it was her stepmom who taught her to use them and she felt like pads were disgusting.
I texted her stepmom and she just said "you're crazy. It's a tampon. No wonder she wants to live here". And stopped answering my messages. My husband won't answer his cell. I'm furious at them and angry at my daughter...it's not like I don't have a legitimate reason for not trusting tampons, it's. A health reason, and I feel so disrespected.