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good question abbie. when i try it i am going to do it at home first jic!

 

a girl i graduated with, her mom died of tss. supposidly that is why they started putting the tss warning on tampons. i also think they changed the materials in it that caused tss. my bf used to hang out with her in hs and told me that. i wonder if its true. crazy if it is.

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Random thoughts:

 

Some people actually still do use sea sponges! There are actually a LOT of alternatives to mainstream sanitary products. Some of them are more eco-friendly than others.but almost all of them are waaaaaay better alternatives than the mainstream market ones.

 

For those weary of the Diva Cup or who prefer pads, look into Lunapads: Lunapads International Home Page

 

Here's some others I've tried:

Sponge

All Natural Mamas Natural Sea Sponge Tampons: Sea Pearls

 

This is what I use. I'm personally more into the issue of toxins than the issue of lessening trash in the environment which is why I use these.

Organic Tampons -Natural Tampons -Organic Cotton Tampons | Seventh Generation

 

For the person who leaves their tampon in longer just because it doesn't get full as fast.... I would advise against this because prolonged exposure can lead to TSS, which is not fun at all.

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This is what I use. I'm personally more into the issue of toxins than the issue of lessening trash in the environment which is why I use these.
Organic Tampons -Natural Tampons -Organic Cotton Tampons | Seventh Generation

For the person who leaves their tampon in longer just because it doesn't get full as fast.... I would advise against this because prolonged exposure can lead to TSS, which is not fun at all.
those organic ones sound pretty good.

i have to admit, i am guilty of leaving my tampon in WAY longer than one should, but b/c im a full fledge scatter brain moron and i forget. ORRR worse, ill put a second one in WHILE the first one is still there. ek i know, its gross. theres a story there but i'll spare u the details.

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OMG, I did that once or twice, Jac! I thought I was the only fool that could do it, so yay for us fools! We are not alone!

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OMG, I did that once or twice, Jac! I thought I was the only fool that could do it, so yay for us fools! We are not alone!
gurrrllll i knew we were friends for a reason ;o)


the last time i did that was scarey though, i actually got pains when i realized what i did- 2 days later...(um yeah - duce days) i gotta be more responsible lookatme.gif !! i forget things all the time, god be with me when i have a child. not even a joke.

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OMG, you had two tampons in for two days! Oy.

 

I didn't notice I had done it until trying to take it out, it hurt bad. Thankfully, it hasn't happened recently.

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those organic ones sound pretty good.

i have to admit, i am guilty of leaving my tampon in WAY longer than one should, but b/c im a full fledge scatter brain moron and i forget. ORRR worse, ill put a second one in WHILE the first one is still there. ek i know, its gross. theres a story there but i'll spare u the details.
i left one in for weeks once. i've also put two in. the nice thing with a diva cup is you know if it's in or not. you can just look to see if it's in the case. I always get so paranoid that i still have a tampon in. a good thing to know is that after time they find their own way out. i'll avoid getting graphic.

i think i'm going to order one of these. they are $23 on amazon. Even though I had a bad experience with the instead cup, i'll give this a try.

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Some of my friends make fun of me because I have this huge fear of TSS. I know it is a rare condition, but it freaks me out. I won't even sleep in a tampon.

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OK I'm giving it a try. It was $20 shipped from iherb.com. i looked them up on resellerratings.com & it's legit.

 

i'll stick to using it at home until I feel comfortable with it. i hope it works for me.

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