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Weird period question *Mary Moon* 1 child; New York 3601 posts
28th Jan '13

For whatever reason If I don't have a tampon in, I bleed heavily. If I put in a tampon (my preferred choice over a pad) I can tell I'm not bleeding much and even a regular feels too dry and it looks like its not absorbing much however Im not bleeding around it either. Obviously for now I need to just use pads but I find it strange that my period is "slowing down" whenever I have a tampon in. Obviously the concept is to sop up the bleeding, not stop up the bleeding. :/ this had never happened to me before. I have only had three periods since my son was born 13 months ago, starting again in december when I got on nuve ring, this one being the first one where I have bled enough to warrant the use of anything but a panty liner. I tried to google to see if anyone had this issue but all the results I got were people bleeding through tampons.

I♡C&R. 2 kids; Thornton, CO, United States 25197 posts
28th Jan '13

I'd do whatever feels most natural. Have you considered the Diva Cup or cloth pads at all? I don't use disposable feminine products anymore and my periods are lighter, but in a good way. No chemicals and not as bad of cramps either.

Naturally Alternative 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Lafayette, Louisiana 6211 posts
28th Jan '13

I bleed around a tampon... it won't soak up much blood at all yet my underwear gets bloody. Pisses me off. Tampons aren't really good for you anyway.

*Mary Moon* 1 child; New York 3601 posts
28th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting I♡C.:</b>" I'd do whatever feels most natural. Have you considered the Diva Cup or cloth pads at all? I don't use ... [snip!] ... feminine products anymore and my periods are lighter, but in a good way. No chemicals and not as bad of cramps either."</blockquote>



I have heard ALOT about the diva cup but can't wrap my head around a few things, like what if you have a heavy flow and go out and your "full"? If its a public restroom, ok I could see dumping in the toilet, bye bye blood. But aren't you supposed to rinse it out before reinserting it? Public bathroom plus rinsing a bloody diva cup... Sounds weird. I haven't actually been to their site or read FAQs so this is all my imagination making questions in case they sound dumb or weird.

*Mary Moon* 1 child; New York 3601 posts
28th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting M

Naturally Alternative 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Lafayette, Louisiana 6211 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting *Mary Moon*:" <blockquote><b>Quoting I♡C.:</b>" I'd do whatever feels most natural. Have you ... [snip!] ... actually been to their site or read FAQs so this is all my imagination making questions in case they sound dumb or weird."


You don't HAVE to rinse it out. Some women wipe it out with a wipie or TP.



I didn't get to use mine yet, I got pregnant... but I used Instead soft cups. I just dumped and put it back.

I♡C&R. 2 kids; Thornton, CO, United States 25197 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting *Mary Moon*:" <blockquote><b>Quoting I♡C.:</b>" I'd do whatever feels most natural. Have you ... [snip!] ... actually been to their site or read FAQs so this is all my imagination making questions in case they sound dumb or weird."

That's the ONLY thing I am struggling with, BUT I just do exactly what you stated, I empty and reinsert. I just wash it real good once I am home and able.