What do you use for your period?

snowminx snowminx
What do you use during your periods?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Pantie liners
18
Pads
29
Tampons
29
Menstrual cups
18
No period/ past menopause
1
other
2
Total votes: 97 (57 voters)
Poll is closed
04/16/2013
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ShadowedSeductress ShadowedSeductress
I have to use tampons. I used pads when I was younger and couldn't stand it.
04/16/2013
Ryuson Ryuson
My mum made me use pads for a while-- I just stole tampons from my friends houses-- and I hated them. I used tampons for a long time, but I have always had SUPER heavy flow and they were so expensive.

I now have a cup and, while there is a bit of a learning curve, it saves a lot of money and you don't have to worry about weird chemicals. I'd highly recommend them.
04/16/2013
Miss Morphine Miss Morphine
I either use a diva cup or one months when I have trouble inserting anything due to my vaginal vestibulitis I just use pads.
04/16/2013
indiglo indiglo
I'm over the moon with my Menstrual Cup. Couldn't love her any more than I do!
04/16/2013
XYCopperheadSly XYCopperheadSly
Menstrual cups are the only way to go.
04/16/2013
charletnarouh charletnarouh
i LOVE my menstrual cup and i use reusable cloth pantiliners, which i also adore, as a back up and for between periods.
04/16/2013
bog bog
Quote:
Originally posted by snowminx
What do you use during your periods?
Menstrual cups, and natural washable sea sponges for the light days.
04/16/2013
ScorpioCurves ScorpioCurves
I've been meaning to buy reusable panty liners and pads instead of tampons. Mostly because I've noticed that I bleed more when I use regular store-bought tampons. I hear it's because sanitary napkin companies bleach & put fiberglass in their products. Whatever the case, I'm sure reusable pads would save me a lot of money too.
04/16/2013
SMichelle SMichelle
I usually use tampons, but I've been trying out menstrual cups lately. I can't use pads or pantyliners, because they feel like diapers to me.
04/17/2013
The Vixen The Vixen
I use tampons, but I'm really curious about using a menstrual cup.
04/17/2013
Beautiful-Disaster Beautiful-Disaster
Tampons.
04/17/2013
Miss Morphine Miss Morphine
Quote:
Originally posted by ScorpioCurves
I've been meaning to buy reusable panty liners and pads instead of tampons. Mostly because I've noticed that I bleed more when I use regular store-bought tampons. I hear it's because sanitary napkin companies bleach & put fiberglass ... More
conventional tampons are kinda scary.
04/17/2013
bratcat bratcat
i've been using a menstrual cup for a little over a year now, and for me, there is no turning back to disposable products ever again. However, since going on an oral BC my flow has gone from moderate/heavy to rather light with some moderate days, so i often find myself free bleeding on the first few days of my cycle with no real worry about staining my sheets or pants.
04/17/2013
twelve13 twelve13
I use pads. I don't really like using tampons that much.
04/17/2013
Hentialover Hentialover
Quote:
Originally posted by snowminx
What do you use during your periods?
I used pads up into my early twenties, but by the time I reached 24 I got extremely fed up with them, so despite hating tampons at the time. I switched. it was uncomfortable at first, but now I can't imagine not having them. Tampons are so much cleaner, fresher and leave less strong odors. However, sometimes I hurt far to much for a tampon, so I use a pad unless I'm sleeping.
04/17/2013
Leather & Lace Leather & Lace
I fluctuate between pads and tampons.
04/17/2013
FieryRed FieryRed
I used tampons for a long time, then tried and liked Instead cups a lot better, then got too sensitive for them and went back to tampons. I just got my first menstrual cup, the Sckoon Cup, and am learning to use it. I apparently have a low cervix, which gives me a bit more of a learning curve as far as removal goes, but it's extremely comfortable when it's in!
04/17/2013
Jenn (aka kissmykitty) Jenn (aka kissmykitty)
Most of the time I use a Diva Cup, with cloth menstrual pads as needed, or overnight for comfort. If I'm going to be out of the house for several hours or all day, I'll use tampons.
04/17/2013
HB042 HB042
I use pads, I've always found tampons really uncomfortable. I had a Mirena for years and really got used to not having periods at all, but now I am hormone free and reeling in the effects of PCOS- day 24 of my period, anyone?? 24 days of wearing pads is frustrating and uncomfortable to say the least. Those of you that use cups, what kind do you use and like? I have a tilted uterus and a seemingly short vagina. Any advice?
04/17/2013
Adnerbmw Adnerbmw
Quote:
Originally posted by HB042
I use pads, I've always found tampons really uncomfortable. I had a Mirena for years and really got used to not having periods at all, but now I am hormone free and reeling in the effects of PCOS- day 24 of my period, anyone?? 24 days of wearing ... More
Isnt the hormonal crazyness from pcos just fun. cant say ive ever had mine last more than a week luckily. hang in there im sure itll get better.
04/17/2013
Adnerbmw Adnerbmw
I use tampons. Only thing i like to use. Cant say i love them as others on here have said they love what they use, haha i wish i didnt have to use anything at all
04/17/2013
HB042 HB042
Having a period every 18 months or so WAS really nice!! Damn this unreasonable desire to procreate...
04/17/2013
HB042 HB042
Having a period every 18 months or so WAS really nice!! Damn this unreasonable desire to procreate...
04/17/2013
FieryRed FieryRed
Quote:
Originally posted by HB042
I use pads, I've always found tampons really uncomfortable. I had a Mirena for years and really got used to not having periods at all, but now I am hormone free and reeling in the effects of PCOS- day 24 of my period, anyone?? 24 days of wearing ... More
I, too, have a tilted and low cervix! I'm trying my first menstrual cup, the Sckoon, and it's pretty and very comfortable, and I have the trick of insertion down pat now. Removal is difficult, though, because the suction holes are high on the inside of the rim, so my cervix blocks them immediately and completely! This means I have so far had to remove it in the shower, by bearing down and reaching a finger up to push one edge of the rim across and off my cervix. This part doesn't hurt, it's just a little difficult, but I haven't figured out the most comfortable way to actually pull it out yet!
04/17/2013
BrittaniMaree BrittaniMaree
Tampons
04/17/2013
JDear JDear
Quote:
Originally posted by FieryRed
I, too, have a tilted and low cervix! I'm trying my first menstrual cup, the Sckoon, and it's pretty and very comfortable, and I have the trick of insertion down pat now. Removal is difficult, though, because the suction holes are high on the ... More
I find that pinching the bottom part of my cup helps release the suction.
04/17/2013
Pixel Pixel
I use a Diva cup, and some rockin' fabric panty liners as 'just in case' backup.
04/18/2013
HB042 HB042
Quote:
Originally posted by FieryRed
I, too, have a tilted and low cervix! I'm trying my first menstrual cup, the Sckoon, and it's pretty and very comfortable, and I have the trick of insertion down pat now. Removal is difficult, though, because the suction holes are high on the ... More
Thanks for the tips. That's the one I'm considering most. That smooth edge seems most appealing to me.
04/18/2013
FieryRed FieryRed
Quote:
Originally posted by JDear
I find that pinching the bottom part of my cup helps release the suction.
You know, when I try that it simply increases the suction, because my damn cervix is blocking the holes, so pinching it just pushes any air/blood out and creates more of a vacuum effect. :/
04/18/2013
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