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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    DON'T FLUSH THEM!! I'm so cross to see that people think this is ok!!!!!!!
    Where do you think they're going to go? They're not going to just magically break down in the sewerage system. Cannot believe people do this!?!?
    Wow. Give people a break! I'm pretty sure they used to be marketed as flushable years ago!

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    I always put them in the bin. We have a separate restroom for guests. I'd hate to think they would take their tampon home in their bag. That is why we put bins there....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    DON'T FLUSH THEM!! I'm so cross to see that people think this is ok!!!!!!!
    Where do you think they're going to go? They're not going to just magically break down in the sewerage system. Cannot believe people do this!?!?
    I take it you ignored the past page of replies?

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    I was taught to not flush pads and tampons when I got my period for the first time back in 1989 just before my 12th birthday. My mum and aunt told me and my dad aswell. They also pulled us girls aside at school aswell

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    One of my brothers GF used to flush her tampons at Mums place. It so happened that the septic system got clogged, something in the pump; a clump of soggy tampons. It was disgusting. And costly, not to mention the overflow of backed up sewage.
    I don't flush anything other than the three p's. I usually have those nappy sack bags handy to dispose of things in, so I bin them. If there's no bin (when does a house not have a bin?!?!), I keep it until I find one. I usually use a menstrual cup and find it more of a hassle rinsing it out than binning a tampon.

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    Well there you go, BH taught me something today.
    When I was a teenager in France, we were taught to flush tampons so that's what I always did - except in houses with a sceptic tank.

    Must admit that I haven't used a tampon for the past 5 years and will never flush one again if I do ever use them again (no way).

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    Quote Originally Posted by babybeeno1 View Post
    I was taught to not flush pads and tampons when I got my period for the first time back in 1989 just before my 12th birthday. My mum and aunt told me and my dad aswell. They also pulled us girls aside at school aswell
    Yep same except I got mine in 1984! I highly doubt they would have ever made flushable ones and if they did they would cost a lot more , I'm assuming some companies just put that on the box ( I don't remember them ever saying that though )

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    I remember having the day off school because it got flooded because the girls toilets were clogged with tampons, and probably pads as well. If I'm at a friend's/family members house and need to change, I would wrap it in toilet paper or use a plastic nappy bag and take it home with me to dispose of. I do the same with DS2's nappies when I'm out.

    I haven't read other replies, so apologies if it's already been mentioned, but earlier when I was looking for a recipe online I came across this article, it's obviously a hot topic at the moment http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/heal...mpon-disposal/

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    I use a cup, but I was taught it was okay to flush tampons, so that's what I used to do. Never had a plumbing problem due to it in all the years I flushed.

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