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    Default Tampon etiquette

    Ok ladies, what's the etiquette with changing pads and tampons at other people's houses? If they have bathroom is it ok to leave the tampon? (rolled in loo paper obviously). This may be disgusting, but I'm so worried about doing the wrong thing that I put the rolled up tampon in my bag and chuck in my bin when I get home

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    I flush tampons unless there is a septic tank or something.

    I guess you could put it in the bathroom bin if they have one or maybe carry some little bags for them, nicer than just wrapping in paper in your purse.

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    I wrap mine up, put them in my bag and take them home. The blood soaks out after a bit so it's gross / unhygienic for the person changing the bin. And if it's just the little bin in the bathroom it might not get changed often and would stink. Flushing isn't wise either as it can clog up pipes and sewage systems aren't designed to cope with tampons. I used to run a sewage plant and tampons were a big PITA.

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    I thought it was acceptable to flush them? This is what I do

    I wouldn't want to put one in someone else's bin, nor would I think to take it with me. Might have to rethink my etiquette!

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    Absolutely don't flush them. The sewer pipes and plants aren't designed for them.

    Thankfully since my mirena I don't have this problem anymore. But it would depend on how long I'm staying and how well I know them. If possible I try to take them straight to an outside bin.

    I remember when I first started going out with DH he was still living at home. I wrapped one and put in the little bin in the bathroom. Next thing I know the dog trots out carrying it in his mouth. I was mortified.

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    Flushing is a big no no ladies! It can cost a packet if you clog the pipes at your house! And it's a wee bit embarrassing when the plumber pulls out tampon after tampon as a friend of mine discovered a few years back.

    I always wrap and take home whether it's a pad or tampon. I figure I wouldn't like someone to leave one for me at my house, so I'm not leaving it at someone else's. Doggy or nappy bags are great for storing them until you can dispose of them.

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    I wrap it well and take it with me. The only time I don't is when I'm at a family member's house, and the I'll wrap it well and use their bin. I never flush. Our plumber said it can cause blockages in the pipes.

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    Another that wraps in a lot of toilet paper and place in my bag for when I get home. I usually have a roll of little bags in my handbag which also comes in handy

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    Definitely don't flush!
    I wrap and place in a bag/spare toilet roll and then put them in the bin, same as I would do at home.

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