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Old 09-08-2008, 06:29 PM   #31
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i know lots of people love the diva/moon cups...super duper.
but, i'm not about rinsing that kinda stuff out, whether at home or away. bad enough to deal with leakage...that's my limit.

reminds me of when my mom got her own apt. when my parents seperated. she had had a hysterectomy when i was a toddler so she never had this stuff in the house until i hit puberty. she said NO to tampons and that a girl has to go to the dr. first before she could use those up there.
I thought she was full of baloney so when i got to "move in" to the bathroom she and I shared, the first thing i did was go to walgreens and buy the biggest count box of tampons i could get for my very own! nah nah nah!
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Old 09-08-2008, 06:40 PM   #32
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Nearly all major brand tampons contain synthetic fibers (which are conducive to the bacteria which cause toxic shock) and go through a chlorine bleaching process (chlorine is highly carcinogenic).

Using organic cotton that you make yourself is healthier for your body.

The billion dollar tampon industry has apparently succeed in making women afraid of thier bodies and leaving the knowledge of our bodies up to health professionals.

I think making our own products gives us control over our own bodies. We wipe babies bums and deal with blood with pads and tampons anyway. We pull nasty things out of clogged sinks and take out garbage. There are lots of gross things out there. Our bodies shouldn't be considered one of them.

Please, love your bodies.
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Old 09-08-2008, 06:44 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by Spikey View Post
If you search for the thread about the Diva Cup and Luna Pads, you can find a more...uh...realistic re-usable product. I haven't used tampons in years. It has more than paid for itself several times over already.
Yeah...I had a fellow Girl Guide leader who said the Diva cup worked well....and I was really thinking about the Luna pad....I really like the idea of the pad...

I think it is what everyone else said....no applicator, and horribly uncomfortable looking...

If it were made with lace weight or crochet cotton...perhaps there would be hope in it...but not as is....not for me anyway!
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Old 09-08-2008, 07:21 PM   #34
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Originally Posted by feministmama View Post
Nearly all major brand tampons contain synthetic fibers (which are conducive to the bacteria which cause toxic shock) and go through a chlorine bleaching process (chlorine is highly carcinogenic).

Using organic cotton that you make yourself is healthier for your body.

The billion dollar tampon industry has apparently succeed in making women afraid of thier bodies and leaving the knowledge of our bodies up to health professionals.

I think making our own products gives us control over our own bodies. We wipe babies bums and deal with blood with pads and tampons anyway. We pull nasty things out of clogged sinks and take out garbage. There are lots of gross things out there. Our bodies shouldn't be considered one of them.

Please, love your bodies.
Oh I think the tampon thing was just born out of convenience. Its Massengil and other douche companies that cause women to not love their bodies.

I certainly don't love my period though.
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Old 09-08-2008, 07:22 PM   #35
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Originally Posted by feministmama View Post
Nearly all major brand tampons contain synthetic fibers (which are conducive to the bacteria which cause toxic shock) and go through a chlorine bleaching process (chlorine is highly carcinogenic).

Using organic cotton that you make yourself is healthier for your body.

The billion dollar tampon industry has apparently succeed in making women afraid of thier bodies and leaving the knowledge of our bodies up to health professionals.

I think making our own products gives us control over our own bodies. We wipe babies bums and deal with blood with pads and tampons anyway. We pull nasty things out of clogged sinks and take out garbage. There are lots of gross things out there. Our bodies shouldn't be considered one of them.

Please, love your bodies.
We DO love our bodies....that's why the general consensus is "no thanks".
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Thank you God, I am way passed using these products. I would vote with the ones that say Ewwww!
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I had a friend that said when she was in school, her mother would not buy her girl's feminine products, so she had to make her own pad from rags and wash them to use again. Her mother could afford them, but refused to buy anything like that for them. That woman was a real winner. My friend was so messed up because of her mother. She had problems because of the way she treated her.
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Old 09-08-2008, 10:38 PM   #38
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I had a friend that said when she was in school, her mother would not buy her girl's feminine products, so she had to make her own pad from rags and wash them to use again. Her mother could afford them, but refused to buy anything like that for them. That woman was a real winner. My friend was so messed up because of her mother. She had problems because of the way she treated her.
I will never understand some parents. I would have gotten a babysitting job. Sheesh!
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I have such a heavy flow that these seem impractical. And as far as TSS, I change mine so often it isn't a problem. I have to use both pads (yes mulitples) and tampons and still have to change them out every hour or so. Yeah, were looking at a hysterectomy pretty soon it's getting so bad.
I figure if this is something you want to do go for it but no thanks for me.
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Originally Posted by Puddinpop View Post
I had a friend that said when she was in school, her mother would not buy her girl's feminine products, so she had to make her own pad from rags and wash them to use again. Her mother could afford them, but refused to buy anything like that for them. That woman was a real winner. My friend was so messed up because of her mother. She had problems because of the way she treated her.
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I will never understand some parents. I would have gotten a babysitting job. Sheesh!

Ditto that Jan!! What a horrible mother!! I definitely would have gotten a babysitting job. (In fact I did at 11!!)

Onto the pattern. uh eww!! no applicator. large gauge yarn. looks mighty uncomfortable. I'll pass. I like 21st century products.
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