Who would you change your tampon/menstrual cup in front of?

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Who would you change your tampon/menstrual cup in front of?

naturegirl naturegirl
Is your period a bodily function you are embarrassed about or do you treat it just like any other irritating necessity? Is there anyone you would feel relaxed about seeing you change your tampon/menstrual cup?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
No one, it's a private thing.
Rossie , ToyGeek , Mrs.Tee , Terri69 , Ansley , indiglo , Robespierrethecat , wwwww , malantha , - Kira - , joolie , skeeterlynn , closed account , Harpina is gone , sexxxkitten , amplified to rock , rosythorn , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , MonaSmile , AliMc , Deeder , kitty1949 , MissCandyland , deltalima , woodsdragon , Katerater , Sima-pusya
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I change it in front of my partner.
solitudinarian , tortilla , Freyja9 , indiglo , naturegirl , llellsee , Beck , XxFallenAngelxX , unfulfilled , travelnurse , anna1980 , *Camoprincess* , hot lil momma , Lildrummrgurl7 , K101 , Leather & Lace , charletnarouh , CS2012 , apryls
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I would change it in front of my most intimate friend of my gender.
naturegirl , kitty1949 , Lildrummrgurl7 , apryls
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I would change it in front of my most intimate friend of the opposite sex.
apryls
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I would change it in front of a relevant member of the medical profession.
Freyja9 , Ansley , naturegirl , llellsee , Beck , unfulfilled , Taylor , *Camoprincess* , charletnarouh , apryls
10
Total votes: 61 (46 voters)
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11/07/2012
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tortilla tortilla
not sure anyone would really care to be present for that!
11/07/2012
Mrs.Tee Mrs.Tee
Quote:
Originally posted by naturegirl
Is your period a bodily function you are embarrassed about or do you treat it just like any other irritating necessity? Is there anyone you would feel relaxed about seeing you change your tampon/menstrual cup?
no one
11/07/2012
Terri69 Terri69
NO ONE!
11/07/2012
indiglo indiglo
My first choice is to change my cup alone. I have done it around my man, and I have no problem with that either. He was a big support when I first started using my cup, and had trouble getting it inserted and situated properly.
11/07/2012
Voir Voir
It kind of depended on the situation... -shrug- if things were in a rush and the bathroom was taken and I had a friend over I'd most likely change my stuff in the area... not necessarily right in front of them but if they chose to look that's on them. -shrug- It's a bodily function... no more disgusting than taking a piss or bleeding from a wound. ._. There especially should be more of an understanding between women about it... I mean most women have one, yeah? So... it's kind of illogical to freak out about another woman being in the area or same room or near you when it happens. I can understand the discomfort of a stranger but... seriously, it's not like the world is going to die. Sure it's not a very good display of decorum... unless I guess both parties have some weird kink about it but... -shrug- just a function.
11/07/2012
naturegirl naturegirl
Ok, I've added my votes now that a few of you have broken the ice! I change my tampon in front of hubby without a second thought, like Voir says, it's no more weird than going for a pee in front of your partner. I have a very close friend who I have known for 34 years, we have slept together (not in the biblical sense) supported each other through relationship failures, peed together and yes...changed our tampons in one another's presence. Neither of us had second thoughts, it just seemed natural.
11/07/2012
llellsee llellsee
In front of my husband or a medical professional no problem. I'm pretty open about things like that with my partner and I'm glad he isn't in any way squeamish about periods either.
11/07/2012
Beck Beck
I would change it in front of anyone I had to. Wouldn't bother me any.
11/07/2012
wwwww wwwww
No. I like my privacy.
11/07/2012
XxFallenAngelxX XxFallenAngelxX
My SO has walked in on me before but it was no big deal. I honestly don't want anyone around, lol.
11/07/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
If they're in my bathroom then they shouldn't be bothered by it.
11/07/2012
malantha malantha
I am not embarrassed by my period, I just don't feel like anyone but me needs to see me taking care of it.
11/07/2012
joolie joolie
That is too personal for anyone but myself to witness.
11/07/2012
skeeterlynn skeeterlynn
My eyes only.
11/07/2012
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
I'm not bothered by the idea of my friends seeing me empty my cup, but there's generally isn't a need for more than one person to be in the bathroom at once.

Really, I'd empty it in front of anyone if I had to, but that would depend on how comfortable they were with the prospect.
11/07/2012
travelnurse travelnurse
After you are married for a couple of years, nothing else matters. NO big deal.
11/07/2012
closed account closed account
im not embarassed at all. but i wouldnt do that in front of a partner. i feel crossing certain privacy boundaries messes with a relationship. getting too comfortable can take away from things. the times that ive lived with partners i have seen a correlation between those boundaries being crossed and losing that spark, feeling like roomates.

as far as with other people, if necessary i would. but when is that necessary?
11/07/2012
Harpina is gone Harpina is gone
Though I'm not embarrassed to change things in front of my man, nor is he embarrassed to go buy things for me, but I do it in private, my man gives me my space for that
11/07/2012
sexxxkitten sexxxkitten
It's a private thing for me.
11/07/2012
rosythorn rosythorn
I normally do that in the bathroom anyway, where I am normally alone.
11/07/2012
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
Quote:
Originally posted by rosythorn
I normally do that in the bathroom anyway, where I am normally alone.
Exactly.
11/07/2012
Taylor Taylor
I wouldn't want to change it in front of anyone. But if there was some medical reason to do so, I would do it in front of a medical professional. I wouldn't want to do it in front of anyone else though.
11/07/2012
*Camoprincess* *Camoprincess*
I have done it in front of my now ex I have no shame in that its something that women deal with. Usually it happened when we were getting ready to get a shower or we had just gotten out of the shower and we were getting dressed.
11/07/2012
Deeder Deeder
All I have to do is say "I'm going to change my thing", and my husband can't get out of the bathroom fast enough.
11/07/2012
kitty1949 kitty1949
No one, or a really close friend. But ehhh...
11/07/2012
hot lil momma hot lil momma
I have changed them in front of my guy. That kind of stuff just doesn't bother him at all. But I wouldn't change them in front of anyone else
11/08/2012
MissCandyland MissCandyland
I don't change it in front of anyone.
11/08/2012
K101 K101
Quote:
Originally posted by naturegirl
Is your period a bodily function you are embarrassed about or do you treat it just like any other irritating necessity? Is there anyone you would feel relaxed about seeing you change your tampon/menstrual cup?
Well, I really have very little of a period these days due to endometriosis being an issue, and going on meds that stop my period in order to stop endometrial growth and yadda yadda yadda. Lol.

BUT. I HAVE changed in front of my partner -- tampon. Never had the chance to use these newer methods since my period is basically invisible in that dept. Only have a small period every few months and mostly I feel it rather than see it, if that makes sense.

I was really embarrassed about changing in front of my partner when we first got together (we've been together 6 years now, and like he says, if you can't handle seeing what comes out of there and hearing about it, you ain't got no right sticking yourself in there!) Lol. But anyways, several years ago, before I was diagnosed with endo, and before I went on meds that stop my period, I had monsterous periods! I mean, there was no leaving the house on my period. It was ugly. I call it my curse. He would've had to totally disappear for about 3 days if he didn't want to see a lot of .... you know. Period! Lol.

So he finally convinced me that it truly did not bother him, he could handle it and there was no need to freak over him seeing or knowing anything about it. Now days, he knows just as much about my periods and what comes out of me as I do! Lol. It's a turn on actually, to have a man who's not scared of menstrual blood or the talk of it. Someone who WANTS to be educated about his lovie's body. And that is my partner, he says he's interested if it has to do with my body, and well, when you've seen your female partner accidentally cover the floor in blood trying to make it to the bathroom and seen her terribly ill during a menstrual cycle, you either man up and deal with the fact that this shit happens or you run out in the woods and hide until the horror has passed.

Oh, and I forgot to say: no, I would never change my tampon or diva cup (whatever they're called) in front of anybody else besides my partner. Okay, my twin sister. Who cares about that though? My twin sister, my mom and I have been a whole string of cursed periods. I mean we've seen some rough shit over here. Lol. I've never done it in front of my mom of course, but if it came down to doing it or not changing at all, I'd do it. My twin sister and I though, we are twins! We grew up side by side, literally. We had the same hellacious periods that were abnormally long and heavy and down right freaky, so it's no big deal to change a tampon in front of each other. However, it's still a very private thing, so noone else would ever see me do that. And dang sure not a health care pro. That is still a stranger.
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When I was a teen though, me and my closest two female friends had changed with each other in the same restroom plenty of times, but it was no big thing.
11/08/2012
Leather & Lace Leather & Lace
I've put in a tampon and changed a pad in front of my bf. We are extremely comfortable around each other.
11/08/2012
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