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What was the first type of feminine protection you used - pads, tampons, menstrual cup? Do you still use the same feminine protection, or did you switch completely - when, why?

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Posted by: sterlids on Mar 12, 2008
Feminine Protection Usage

pads type of gal

i started my period when i was 15. i used pads coz that is what my mom uses. i still use pads. i can't use tampons coz they make my cramps so much worse. now i have the mirena and only spot and rarely even need a liner.

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Posted by: kimmielou on Mar 8, 2008
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pads all the way

when i first started, i used pads...then i tried tampons, i jus cant seem to get it right...plus they irritate me...so for me im sticking to pads..

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Posted by: bbyigotmine on Mar 3, 2008
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pads to tampons..

well when i first started i used pads.

they reminded me of diapers.

they were just so nasty

and my flow is extremly heavy so with a pad i was having to change every 3 hours or earlier...which sucked bc i was in high school.

then come to find out id have leakage problems and well it was just horrible. soo i decided to try tampons.

at first i didnt like them but now I LOVE them

and when my period first comes on i use a super and then i also use a panty liner. just incase. and this seems to be the best solution at the moment =]

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Posted by: McKay on Feb 3, 2008
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Cloth and Diva for me!

I've been a Diva Cup / cloth pad user for years! I will never go back to tampons or disposable pads. For the first day or two of my period, my flow is too heavy for Diva Cup alone, so I use both. I usually use just pads at night. Making my own is easy an cheap!! When my daughter started her period 7 years ago, I bought her a sample of everything and let her choose. It was about a year after she started that I discovered cloth and Diva. She was an easy convert as well!

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Posted by: kali1 on Dec 31, 2007
Feminine Protection Usage

cloth pads, also

I started with commercial pads and have never had success with tampons. Tampons make my cramps worse and by the time the cramps are gone, the flo is so light, I really don't need much protection, so I switch to liners. About 7 years ago, we moved to a very rural area and I became a stay at home mom. Since I rarely went into town, I decided to start making my own cloth pads at home. I used free patterns off of the internet and used flannel. Making my own pads is a fun, creative outlet and I can completely customize and personalize the experience, so that I actually *look forward to* my period. Now I make low-sew pads with old felted (soft) wool sweaters (the snaps/buttons are sewn) and I love them! Also, my cramps and flo are less. I use disposables for travel.

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Posted by: Nonblondmom on Dec 31, 2007
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No Pads 4 Me

I use tampons....I have always hated pads. I have had 3 children with no problems getting pregnant...so I don't think tampons have any issues with fertility...at least for me.

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