I'm not sure if my flow is any different now that I'm using a cup, but I definitely prefer it! It's so much cleaner than having to dispose of a disgusting used pad or tampon. No smells, just empty, rinse and reinsert. And no ongoing cost of tampons. Plus on light days you can leave it in for up to 12 hours, much better than having a useless tiny light tampon.
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20-05-2013 22:27 #21
20-05-2013 22:34 #22
I don't think the sanitary method you use to deal with af will influence the heaviness of your flow but catching it using different methods will make it look different (ie. Cup vs pads vs tampons).
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20-05-2013 23:56 #24
I prefer cloth when I wasn't tracking my periods or I'd have one stashed in my bag incase of downpour it was inconspicuous so if it fell out or was seen by anyone it would take awhile to register what it was.. Lol
But in terms of flow... Not much difference to me..
They do feel bulky though definitely have that paranoia people can see it 'moving' on your bum..so I still used tampons out and about, But I felt they gave me more protective feeling then disposable pads... If you can imagine throwing a scrunched up flannel into a plug hole to stop water going down a drain oppose to throwing paper towel.. That's the mentality/comparison it left with me..
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21-05-2013 00:11 #25
Love love love cloth pads. I can't wear tampons as my cervix is quite prominent and tampon wearing is very painful. I'm allergic to disposable pads, even the ones that are cotton. I highly doubt they have asbestos but agree there are no doubt chemicals in disposable products that may or may not be harmful to some people. I have found since switching to cloth I have much less camping.
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21-05-2013 18:15 #26
Now I love the idea of cloth and I'm not saying the above to put them down, I just think the environmental and economic reasons should be enough to use them, without the need for a conspiracy theory.
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21-05-2013 18:26 #27Senior Member
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I don't know if pads / tampons containing harmful chemicals is a conspiracy theory. I'm not sure about the asbestos thing obviously but a lot of sites state tampons and pads have been bleached to appear white. Surely this can't be healthy for us?
21-05-2013 18:32 #28
I need to google "period cup".
I just use the cotton tampons that aren't dyed and have no chemicals in them.
Theoretically, I guess plastics in pads could increase oestrogen levels and lead to heavier bleeding? Is that the argument?
21-05-2013 18:35 #29Senior Member
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Some do contain talc, and there is no way on god's green earth I'd be putting them near my lady parts. I think if you absolutely need to use disposable products look for organic, there will be all kinds of things - bleach, pesticides, etc - in your traditional ones and while there may not be a huge panic we simply don't know the consequences of having them so close to our parts...we are only just being warned of the dangers of talc (which is an asbestos-like product, so I'm guessing when people say asbestos perhaps they mean talc?)
21-05-2013 18:54 #30
Periods have become shorter, pain has decreased. Can wear it for 8 hours without concern. Easy peasy and saves me loads of cash!
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