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View Poll Results: What do you use during AF??
only tampons 30 34.88%
only pads 22 25.58%
a combo of the two 24 27.91%
Instead cups (think thats the name) 5 5.81%
other 5 5.81%
Voters: 86. You may not vote on this poll

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  #1  
April 3rd, 2007, 11:41 AM
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What do you use when you have AF??

I use a combo of pads and tampons.

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April 3rd, 2007, 02:45 PM
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I use a combo, too.
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April 3rd, 2007, 06:54 PM
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tampons... i can't use pads, all of them make me itchy!
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April 3rd, 2007, 07:40 PM
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I use only tampons
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April 4th, 2007, 07:13 AM
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I only use tampons
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April 4th, 2007, 10:22 AM
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When I was a teenager, I used both but not at the same time. Then I started wearing both pads and tampons at once in case of leaks. And that's what I do now.
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April 4th, 2007, 01:57 PM
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I used to be a tampon-only girl, but after having children, I found that they really dried me out and caused irritation. Sooooo....I looked around for a natural alternative. I can't do pads, they feel too bulky and they chafe. Even the cloth ones, although super soft, are just too bulky-feeling. I won't even wear regular underwear because they're too bulky, thongs only.

I found sea sponges. Since I'm on the pill, my af only last a few days and is very light and the sponges don't dry me out like tampons. Plus, they're super soft and conform to your shape, so no cervix rubbing like synthetic tampons. Plus, they don't contribute to waste. You just rinse them out in the sink and re-use them. I also plan to get a diva-cup. I've heard that those last 10+ years. Very good investment for only $35.00.
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January 25th, 2008, 04:49 AM
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I use only pads.
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January 25th, 2008, 06:36 AM
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I put Instead cup but it's really called the Diva Cup. I used the Keeper as well but I prefer the Diva Cup. I haven't used a pad or tampon in almost 2 years and I love it!
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February 14th, 2008, 07:51 AM
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I use a combo of pads and tampons.
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February 14th, 2008, 07:51 AM
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I only use pads.
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February 15th, 2008, 01:57 PM
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I use pads and tampons, but mostly pads. Usually, the tampons are reserved for when I'm wearing a swimsuit or thin clothing. Tampons never used to bother me before I had my first child. After that, I couldn't stand to wear them unless I absolutely needed to.
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March 14th, 2008, 09:09 AM
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I use only tampons
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March 25th, 2008, 08:33 AM
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I use the Diva Cup and absolutely love it. It's eco-friendly, economical, more comfortable (IMO) than tampons, and leaves me feeling much cleaner/fresher/more "free" than pads.
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March 30th, 2008, 07:38 PM
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I only use tampons, but I am interested in this cup thingamajig!!
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March 30th, 2008, 08:07 PM
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I only use tampons, but I am interested in this cup thingamajig!![/b]
You should definitely check it out! Some websites you might want to look at: (Menstrual Cups comparison, Wiki Page, and the Diva Cup page)
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April 6th, 2008, 04:33 PM
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April 6th, 2008, 05:50 PM
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just tampons, i hate pads....but i'm getting a diva cup soon
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