Women’s issues - bodily functions and such

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  1. May 20

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    Reuse used disposables?!? That's inhumane. :mad: But donating my reusables to a jail is a good idea, especially if the women have a way to wash them out. Thank you for the suggestion.

    If anyone who still uses feminine hygiene products is curious about reusables, let me know. There are many, many pros to doing so, one of the biggest ones is environmental. I am happy to discuss this if anyone is interested.
     
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  2. KimMH

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    Reusables for women in prisons would be pretty great; it would reduce some of the burden for-profit prisons place on them and help environmentally as well.
     
  3. Refuge

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    I have never heard of reusable pads or a cup for that matter. How on earth would one re-use it? Though admittedly I have run out and um wadded up a ton of paper to get by. Gross but needs must. Oh and that reminds me of a really embarrassing moment when our drains got blocked. I swear to God I rarely flush any kind of sanitary product but... this guy who was cleaning out our drains had that big cork screw thingy to get through mainly tree roots and he's talking to hubby and as he's talking he's casually getting this panty liner off the drain snake. I made no eye contact after that :sigh:
     
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    Oh, yeah, there are websites that teach you how to sew your own reusables. Uh, no.

    I got screwed on the cup. They had it before I started and took it away. Then AFTER I went through the change, they brought them back. I'd have been all over that, especially for the last part of the week long deal.
     
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  5. Refuge

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    I did a read and they are inserted right?? I'm just weird that way. I remember trying to get a tampon in and reading the instructions and I was all but swinging from the imaginary chandelier and the blessed thing wouldn't go in. Not to be indelicate but later in my life I managed given the mechanics of... yeah. However pulling a tampon all swollen out, I hate that feeling. Not so sure I could do the cup.
     
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  6. KimMH

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    I used to have trouble occasionally retrieving those contraceptive sponges so I can see maybe a little struggle with a cup. I’ve only heard of them in the last few years.
     
  7. May 20

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    Yeah, I never really liked using tampons, which was another reason I didn't embrace the cup. If I had been working still, I think I would have tried harder. But I appreciated my fabric pads. I was already doing laundry, so a few more pieces in the load weren't a big deal to me. Again, though, I think it is about choice. If I had only fabric and no choice to use disposables, I think I would have resented having to take care of them. But since I moved from disposables to fabric, I embraced the choice.
     
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    I always felt tampons to be far more uncomfortable than the cup. Especially when they are too dry. The cup does require a little bit more...intimacy..you fold it in half, shove it right on up there, and let it open up. I've read some women struggle to get it out, but I've always found that easy; you just bear down and can actually push it almost all the way out with the vaginal muscles.
    The first time I removed it it did make a perfect and hilarious popping noise that made me laugh so hard I dropped it and had to clean blood up from all over the floor and sanitize the cup again.
    I also like I don't have to empty it frequently like tampons. My first day I have a heavy flow but only need to empty the cup twice. After that it's once a day. I mean, it's not a joyous thing, but I like it best. I really want to try the period underwear, but they're so expensive.
     
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