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washable menstrual pads

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CatchTheFox Mon 04-Feb-13 19:38:36

ok, i am interested to know if people think this is gross or not. 10 years ago i wouldn't have even considered it, but now with 2 in cloth nappies, it's seems like a no-brainer.
or should i try a mooncup?

thegreylady Mon 04-Feb-13 19:39:41

mooncup definitely

gordyslovesheep Mon 04-Feb-13 19:40:39

stick whatever you feel comfortable with in your pants and up your fanny - I don't think anyone else can answer for you what you find gross.

VinegarDrinker Mon 04-Feb-13 19:40:45

I can't see anything gross about it, just chuck them in your nappy wash. Mooncups are easier though!

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Mon 04-Feb-13 19:41:08

I would go for a moon cup, now that I am okay with having things inside me it is great.

If you don't like putting things inside you then reusable pads are much much much nicer to wear than disposable, no sweaty plasticness with odd perfumes.

BertieBotts Mon 04-Feb-13 19:41:10

Mooncup. I use both, though. Washable pads are a marked improvement on disposable smile

VitoCorleone Mon 04-Feb-13 19:42:40

I dont even know what a mooncup is?

Its really up to you what you use.

DanceYourselfDizzyBaby Mon 04-Feb-13 19:43:52

I also use a mooncup with washable pads. It's in no way gross and has saved me lots of money over the years.

PretzelTime Mon 04-Feb-13 19:47:34

Not gross, since they're machine washable. Also better for your fanjo than ordinary pads, they're made of more breatheable fabric instead of plastic.
Basically everyone here loves Mooncup so try it too!

McNewPants2013 Mon 04-Feb-13 19:49:44

why not, it's only you dealing with the mess.

Mooncup would be less work

Kiriwawa Mon 04-Feb-13 19:50:04

It's not gross but it can be quite unpleasant carrying around soaked pads all day until you get home.

I'm a mooncup fan smile

CatchTheFox Mon 04-Feb-13 19:51:49

i don't think it's gross, i just wondered if other people think it's gross. because sometimes i worry that i am dangerously close to being some kind of hippy, which doesn't fit in with my sophisticated self-image.

gordyslovesheep Mon 04-Feb-13 19:53:47

hahaha as long as you don't start making think from hemp and lentils or call you child Moonbeam Spacehopper you should be fine

I loved my Mooncup but it didn't love me sad

gordyslovesheep Mon 04-Feb-13 19:54:04

things! not think !

ControlGeek Mon 04-Feb-13 19:54:07

I have to use both, mooncup (or standard disposable for when I am at work as there's nowhere to clean up) and washable pads. IIRC I got them from a highly embarrassing site that called them fairy hammocks after a Jo Brand sketch blush The only downside is if you need to change away from home, but I've developed the art of folding and popstudding them to keep all nasties pointing inwards.

fluffyraggies Mon 04-Feb-13 20:14:32

I must chime in and say i don't love mooncups! They make me 'ache' after a few hours. I've used them for ttc as well as for menstrual blood, so it wasn't a period pain ache. It was a mooncup ache.

Disposable pads intrigue me. How do you keep them in place? I can't keep a bloomin' stick on disposable in place for love nor money! It always goes over one side or sticks itself to my pubes blush even the ones with wings.

I imagine them to be all nice and soft and towely smile

PretzelTime Mon 04-Feb-13 20:14:56

Haha, I don't think you are a hippy for considering those easier and healthier alternatives.

If you use a sponge then you're a hippy though.

NeverKnowinglyUnderstood Mon 04-Feb-13 20:16:24

I am there with the sponge thing... just haven't bought one yet...

VinegarDrinker Mon 04-Feb-13 20:17:09

How do you use a mooncup for TTC fluffyraggies? <mind boggles>

malteserzz Mon 04-Feb-13 20:18:37

I have to be honest and say that I find them gross, each to their own but not something I'd ever consider

Rilson Mon 04-Feb-13 20:18:55

I like the idea of a mooncup but Im not sure if it could cope.I have very heavy periods sad

fluffyraggies Mon 04-Feb-13 20:23:53

Vinegar - boggle no more smile You put it in after sex while still laying down and keep it there all night. Or as long as you've got if it's daytime.

The idea is the sperm is held up there rather than leaking out. If your partner has a low sperm count or low motility, or your cervical fluid is not up to scratch, or you've just got the heeby jeebys about it all falling out too soon then it's kind of helpful. Some swear by it. It did work for me in that it kept everything 'up' till i chose to let it out grin

CommunistLegoBloc Mon 04-Feb-13 20:24:43

How do you use them to TTC?! Fill 'em with sperm and shove them up?! shock

CommunistLegoBloc Mon 04-Feb-13 20:25:21

X-post. Slightly better than I was expecting.

fluffyraggies Mon 04-Feb-13 20:26:01

By 'sperm held up there' the proper phrase would be 'sperm is held close to the cervix'.

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