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Cast Your Vote:

    • Playtex -- Votes: 17
    • Tampax Pearl -- Votes: 34
    • Kotex -- Votes: 16
    • Generic/Store-brand -- Votes: 12
    • Other -- Votes: 5
Lauralie89 3 kids; Pennsylvania 2244 posts
13th Dec '12

Tampax pearl is the best. IMO

♥MyM&Ms Due August 8; 2 kids; Wichita, Kansas 35482 posts
13th Dec '12

Pearl. They hold my heavy flow really well. :lol:

Angel [Mariah's Mommy] 1 child; Indianapolis, Indiana 18064 posts
13th Dec '12

Tampax pearl, they seem to be the only ones that don't hurt me

Done with Drama 2 kids; California 8183 posts
13th Dec '12
Quoting L☮J:" I have an IUD and I use tampons."


You shouldn't. I pulled an IUD out with tampons, twice!

Drunk Blair Waldorf 2 kids; Alpharetta, Georgia 19208 posts
13th Dec '12
Quoting MissIsolde:" You shouldn't. I pulled an IUD out with tampons, twice! "


Ouch. :? I have an IUD and I use tampons. And my doc said it was fine to use them.

Norah&Ellie's Momma 2 kids; Kentucky 4156 posts
13th Dec '12

Tampax Pearl, they are the easiest and most comfortable. Plus the scented ones smell amazing lol.

Kimber-lily Due September 27; 4 kids; Nova Scotia 28962 posts
13th Dec '12

eehhh I used to use kotex... not anymore, I use cloth pads.
I stopped because of this incident... Lol :




When Danielle Parr, a homemaker from Texas, accidentally ejected a tampon from its applicator, the last thing she expected to find were black marks all over it.



But on closer inspection, the mother of one found what appeared to be large spots of mould covering the tampon, a discovery that she described as 'horrifying' on her blog.



'I just found a MOLDY TAMPON in a brand new box of Kotex Tampons,' she wrote on her blog before checking to see if any others were contaminated.



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Yuck! Danielle Parr from Texas holds the moldy tampon that she accidentally ejected from its applicator
'Yeah, you read that right - moldy. Straight out of the box, in it's sealed little packaging... moldy. Bad moldy.'



Though initially she had thought of calling the company to give them 'an earful', Mrs Parr decided to post the pictures she took of the single tampon so it could see the evidence for itself.



Kotex surprised her with an almost instant response from its customer service department, assuring her: 'We understand how distressing it can be to find mold on a product that is used for personal hygiene and apologize for your concern.



instances where it has been found, we conducted tests on the product involved and have found the mold to be a common environmental species that carries no health risk.'
The stay at home mother, who has a daughter and is married to her high school sweetheart, was shocked to be informed so casually that the mould was nothing more than naturally-occurring variety found on old vegetables.



Writing on her blog she said: 'Yeah, that's real reassuring. I was grossed out in the first place and their response just makes it worse!'



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Funky: Mrs Parr received an email from the Kotex customer service department suggesting that the mold was most likely the variety found on old vegetables
Gynecologist Dr Jay Staub told local news station WFAA: 'The tampon that I saw was disgusting. If a woman uses a tampon that is contaminated with bacteria, mold, I suppose there can be a risk of infection because you're putting mold in the vagina.'



And this is not the first time Kotex has found itself in hot water with a potentially dangerous issue relating to their sanitary goods.



Kimberly-Clark who manufactures the range of feminine hygiene products recalled 1,400 cartons in November last year after concerns the tampons had been infiltrated by harmful bacteria capable of causing vaginal infections and even some 'life-threatening' conditions, according to MSNBC.



When news of the Texan tampon spread across the internet, Mrs Parr received a second email from Kotex apologising for any misunderstanding that they did not fully intend to prioritise the issue and examine how the sanitary product had become tainted.



'Nothing is more important to us than consumer safety,' wrote an account executive. 'Any discoloration or abnormality with our tampons is extremely rare, and we want to do a full investigation to determine the source and follow-up with our manufacturing facility.'



Now in a somewhat predictable backlash, Mrs Parr has been accused by some web surfers of deliberately marking the tampon herself with a Sharpie pen or of having stored the box in a damp place contrary to instructions.



In a later blog post she defended herself saying: 'Of course I wanted people to read about this, but I did not fabricate the story just to do so. I shared what happened because it's gross.



'It concerns me. Several people have messaged me and told me they have found similar Kotex tampons as well. This is not an isolated incident!'
And regardless of the compensatory coupons Kotex has sent so far, she vowed: 'I'll never be purchasing any of your products ever again.'



Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2122368/Womans-shock-discovers-black-mould-tampon-accident.html#ixzz2EzZDnBC6
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Norah&Ellie's Momma 2 kids; Kentucky 4156 posts
13th Dec '12
Quoting Kimber-lily:" eehhh I used to use kotex... not anymore, I use cloth pads. I stopped because of this incident... Lol ... [snip!] ... Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook"


Kotex sucks.

Pistol Annie☆ 2 kids; Houston, TX, United States 12634 posts
13th Dec '12

I like the pearls. I don't know how the f**k people use cardboard applicators. I had to buy one once from a machine in the ladies and I seriously thought I was going to paper cut my vajeen. f**k that noise :lol: I'll pay the extra, thank you!



I've been meaning to buy a diva cup though. Just haven't gotten around to it.

FroggysMommy 1 child; Golden, Colorado 26141 posts
13th Dec '12

I used to use generic (walmart brand) with the plastic applicator, the heaviest flow one.



I dont use them too much anymore, I bleed ALL the damn time and so I only use it when needed (certain outfits or swimming). Sometimes the name brand is cheaper than store brand so I get playtex.



The overnight pads are amazing though, they come in a purple bag package, don't remember the brand. They are good for people with extra heavy flows. I wish they still had these pads that were like underwear, I used those as a teen.



When I had uterine polyps I lost a LOT of blood, I was almost hospitalized from it. Imagine wearing a super heavy tampon, TWO super big pads to line your undies from the very top to the back, and STILL bleeding through that within an hour, two on a good day. I was so sick, I went to the doctor after like 3 weeks (I dont know why I didnt go before). I showed my Mom a clot that was literally the size of two of my fists, it came out while I was going pee and I almst passed out looking at it. And I am NOT squeamish with blood, but this freaked me out. I needed surgery for it. I havent used tampons much since... I generally use pads.

*021013* 2 kids; 1 angel baby; xxx, OH, United States 3799 posts
13th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting norah's.momma✿:</b>" Tampax Pearl, they are the easiest and most comfortable. Plus the scented ones smell amazing lol."</blockquote>




Scented ones can cause infections I guess :/ thats what my Gyno told me...

Turtley Mikey Due October 31; 2 kids; California 50611 posts
13th Dec '12

I don't know who in the world would use the OB tampons that do not have applicators. So gross.

Tash+1 1 child; Canton, Ohio 7839 posts
13th Dec '12
Quoting T-Swizzle+2:" I like the pearls. I don't know how the f**k people use cardboard applicators. I had to buy one once ... [snip!] ... that noise :lol: I'll pay the extra, thank you! I've been meaning to buy a diva cup though. Just haven't gotten around to it. "


I hate cardboard. I have such a flipping hard time oushing them in lmao

AmandaSixx + JZS Due November 22; 2 kids; Gresham, Oregon 22002 posts
13th Dec '12

tampax pearl or playtex sport but after ih ad ziah i didnt really use them much

Drunk Blair Waldorf 2 kids; Alpharetta, Georgia 19208 posts
13th Dec '12
Quoting Mrs. God of Thunder:" I don't know who in the world would use the OB tampons that do not have applicators. So gross."


Ugh. Those creep me out. There is NO way I'm shoving my fingers up my bloody vagina just to stick a tampon in there.